Category Archives: Roseburg News-Review

Department of State Lands accepts Jordan Cove permit application

The Department of State Lands accepted Jordan Cove’s removal-fill permit application earlier this month, prompting a 60-day comment period to begin. The agency is the administrative arm of the Oregon State Land Board and is responsible for permitting the removal or fill of material in state waterways. Source: Department of State Lands accepts Jordan Cove […]
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Douglas County, Cow Creek Tribe would like to purchase Elliott State Forest

Douglas County government and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians submitted letters of interest to the State Land Board last week saying they would like to buy the Elliott State Forest. In October, the State Land Board announced it wanted letters of interest from potential public owners of the forest. On Dec. […]
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Department of State Lands accepts Jordan Cove permit application

The Department of State Lands accepted Jordan Cove’s removal-fill permit application earlier this month, prompting a 60-day comment period to begin. The agency is the administrative arm of the Oregon State Land Board and is responsible for permitting the removal or fill of material in state waterways. Opponents to the pipeline say the Department of […]
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State committed to building third veterans home at Roseburg VA

The state is committed to building a retirement home for veterans on the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus and hopes to secure funding next year to build it, a representative of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs told veterans at a VA town hall meeting Tuesday. Ana Potter, director of aging veterans services for […]
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Douglas County school nurses stretched thin

When her work cell phone rang for the second time in three minutes, Barb Hofford, a school nurse with the Douglas Education Service District, decided she better pull off Interstate 5 near Sutherlin to see if there was a problem. “Fortunately we don’t get emergency things,” Hofford said. “People know to call 911.” Source: Douglas […]
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Freeman re-elected Association of O&C Counties president

Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman has been re-elected president of the Association of Oregon and California Counties. The association elected its 2019 leaders at its annual meeting on Dec. 7 in Eugene. The association advocates for sustained yield management of federal O&C timberlands, as required by federal law under the O&C Act. County governments in […]
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UCC $8 million grant included in preliminary state budget 

UCC is expected to receive $8 million from the state for an Industrial Arts and Technology building, according to a proposed budget published by Gov. Kate Brown’s office. Source: UCC $8 million grant included in preliminary state budget | Ucc | nrtoday.com

The ins and outs of Southwestern Oregon’s population

Westward, ho! Thus, waves and waves of immigrants have traveled across the country to Oregon – the “Golden West.” Oregon continues to be idealized in story and song as the “land of empire builders,” “fairest and the best,” and “land of the setting sun.” Since the sun sets over Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties – […]
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Douglas County: Workforce shortage, housing crunch, resort plans

Douglas County is a study in contrasts. Business owners in towns only recently emerged from the recession are unable to fill job vacancies. The county continues to grow in population, Source: Douglas County: Workforce shortage, housing crunch, resort plans | Business | nrtoday.com

Fred Wahl Marine Construction celebrates completion of Connect Oregon grant

On Friday, the Reedsport community celebrated the completion of the Connect Oregon grant for $3.4 million for the Fred Wahl Marine Construction company that was granted in 2016. City Manager Johnathan Wright invited four speakers from the county who played roles in getting the additional buildings and space, including former county commissioner, Susan Morgan, and […]
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