Category Archives: Roseburg News-Review

Shortage of health professionals shows need for medical college

Efforts to pursue a medical college in Roseburg are slowly moving forward with a committee that was formed to try to bring the college to the Roseburg area. And this week, board members heard about the dire need for the medical workforce in the county, which is similar to other rural counties in Oregon. The […]
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Flu season may hit the Northwest soon

A few cases of flu have already hit Douglas County, and public health officials are preparing for the season to kick into high gear. Thanksgiving travel with people visiting friends and relatives throughout the country is thought to be one of the major factors in the flu spreading according to said Douglas Public Health Officer […]
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Sen. Wyden needs to help bill pass for small utilities

Will Senator Wyden help protect the residents of Douglas County from further impacts of Snowmageddon? As general manager of Douglas Electric, a non-profit, member-owned electric cooperative that serves mostly rural areas of Douglas County, I was tasked with managing the cooperative through the most destructive storm in our company’s history. To put the size of […]
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Oregon Supreme Court: Selling Elliott State Forest tract would be illegal

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state cannot sell a 788 acre piece of the Elliott State Forest. The case revolved around the state’s 2014 sale of a parcel called East Hakki Ridge. Cascadia Wildlands, along with other environmental groups had sued to block the Department of State Lands from selling the parcel […]
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Federal judge sides with counties in O&C timber case

The federal government must harvest more timber and share the revenue with Douglas and other Oregon counties, a federal district judge has ruled. The decision could result in a windfall for county budgets — especially in Douglas County, where the lack of federal timber revenue has led to dramatic cuts in county programs and staff. […]
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Crater Lake Wilderness area is unhelpful to county

The Nov. 3 article in The News-Review about the proposed Crater Lake Wilderness reads like a paid advertisement from Umpqua Watersheds. I would like to know from what Umpqua Watersheds is trying to protect these areas. What are they saving Crater Lake National Park from? No logging occurs within its boundary and no off-road motorized […]
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RFP fined for air emissions

Roseburg Forest Products was fined $38,400 by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for violating air quality standards at its plant in Dillard back in March. RFP’s violation was for operating a wood-waste boiler without its pollution control device, which resulted in a continuous release of pollution into the air for about nine hours overnight […]
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Flegel Center deemed safe by specialists, students to start moving in soon

The Flegel Center has been deemed safe by a licensed lead-safe contractor and is ready for Umpqua Community College students to move into their new home. Douglas Moore, owner and operator of Douglas International, was hired to do industrial hygiene work on the Flegel Center, which included working with contractors as well as testing and […]
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Jury sides with counties in timber lawsuit

Douglas County was among 14 counties that won a $1 billion lawsuit against the state Wednesday, after a jury agreed with the counties’ claims that Oregon deprived them of revenue for decades by limiting logging. The four-week trial in Albany was focused on three words — “greatest permanent value” — and what they meant when […]
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Roseburg school board considers telehealth in schools

A presentation on telehealth at the Roseburg Public Schools board meeting Wednesday evening piqued the interest of the school board, which will come up with additional questions for companies offering the service. Source: Roseburg school board considers telehealth in schools | Education | nrtoday.com