Cycling Team Races to Victory!

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Fullerton IV’s Library Gets a Facelift!

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Lion King Jr

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Dill Pickle Time

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Cycling Team Races to Victory!

Quinn Coopride, 11, front, Parlor Adevai, 11, middle, and Bridge Adevai 15, back at practice on Thursday, September 2nd. Umpqua Valley Composite Youth Mountain Bike Team is made up of grades 6-12, from Roseburg and surrounding areas. According to their Facebook page, “As members of the NICA Oregon League, our vision is to empower the lives of Oregon’s youth and communities through the sport of mountain biking.” The team had their first competition of the

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Fullerton IV’s Library Gets a Facelift!

Grace Huselton, 4th grader, reads a book in front of the Fiction book display. Fullerton IV Elementary recently hired a new librarian, Holly Knox. She wants to make the library a place where students want to be. Knox said, “I wanted to update the library into a more inviting place so that students that already love the library can enjoy it, but also to spark enthusiasm about reading and the library in those kids that

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Lion King Jr

Olivia Taute (Left) as Nala and Evan Lewandowski as Simba stand conversating in character on Tuesday. The Umpqua Actors Community Theatre is putting on The Lion King Jr at Wildlife Safari. The opening night is tonight! Melody Schwegel, Executive Director for UACT, said, “The Lion King Jr is a UACT production with our Youth Summer Theatre Program. This program was made possible through funding by the Oregon Community Foundation’s K-12 Summer Learning Program.” Schwegel said

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Dill Pickle Time

A basket full of cucumbers from Norm Lehne Garden and Orchards ready to be pickled on Friday! It’s pickle season! If you are looking for something to do this summer, you may want to try making your own pickles. Norm Lehne Garden & Orchards has plenty of pickling cucumbers. Glen Lehne, director of farm operations at Lehne Farms said they have “The classic finger sizes up to those that are about the diameter of the

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Kids Bowl Free

Callie Batchelor, 6, holds up her ball and is ready to bowl on Wednesday. Ten Down Bowling, located at 2400 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, opened in 2007. For the last nine years of business, they have participated in a program called Kids Bowl Free. This program allows children in the community to bowl for free.  Bryon Smith, Co-Owner of Ten Down Bowling & Entertainment and Splitz Family Grill, added, “When lanes are available, we offer

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Olive Country

A small cluster of olives on a branch on Thursday. Many people do not realize that olives are being grown right here in Douglas County. In 2010, the first olive tree for River Ranch Oregon Olive Oil was planted. Now, it is one of roughly 20 commercial olive orchards in Oregon. It is owned by James Otis and is located at 440 South Lone Rock Lane, Glide, OR 97443. Oregon Olive Oil owns 230 acres

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The Amazing Axolotl

Loki, a Wild Type Axolotl stares through the glass of his aquarium on Thursday. Axolotls are amazing creatures. If they lose a body part, it usually grows back! Rosemary Whitney has been an axolotl breeder for one year. “What is an axolotl?” you may be asking. Well, Whitney knows all about them! Whitney said, “Axolotls are an endangered species of salamander that are native to only a single lake in Mexico.” But unlike the salamander,

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Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Peacock Paradise

One of the many beautiful peacocks at Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park on Monday. Mildred Kanipe, a farmer, passed away in 1983, leaving her ranch to the public to be a county park. Mildred’s ranch had 1,100 acres of land. On this, there are pastures, creeks, rolling hills, orchards, forests, and an ostentation of peacocks. Midge McGinnis, Secretary/Treasurer for Friends of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Association, Inc., said, “This park was left to the county for

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Save the Bees!

Rose Broughton, 5, picks out seed at the Canyonville Farmers’ Market on Wednesday. At the Canyonville Farmers Market on Wednesday, flower seeds and educational facts sheets were handed out for a save the bees initiative.  Amanda Pastoria, market manager, said, “I’ll hand them out at the Canyonville Farmers Market until they all have homes. Besides that, The Umpqua Valley Farmers Market handed out seeds to the kids last weekend with the Food Hero activity, and

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#SummerGoals

Madox Najera, 5, of Winston puts a cherry in his basket that his dad is holding for him on Tuesday at Brosi’s Farm. Finding activities to do over the summer can be a difficult task. Sleeping in until noon or sitting on the couch and watching TV all day is compelling, but there are many other activities for you, and your family and friends to do. Chloe Garcia, 13, has plans for summer break. She

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