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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Spotting the Station!

If you go outside in the evening and look up at the sky, you might be able to spot the International Space Station. From Roseburg, the space station may just look like a bright light swiftly flying across the horizon, but it is much more than that. Katherine Brown, Public Affairs Officer, and STEM Advocate said, “It serves as a home where crews of astronauts and cosmonauts live. The space station is also a science

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Rich with Roseburg History

The front view of the Floed-Lane House. The Floed-Lane House, located in downtown Roseburg, is a historical house. The house was bought by John and Emily Floed in 1866. It stayed in their family until it was deeded to the Douglas County Historical Society in the early 1960s, by Katherine Waite Bain, a descendant of Gen. Joseph Lane. The house contains items from the Pioneer and Victorian eras, such as quilts and pillows, musical instruments,

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Over the Hill Ceramics: Fun For All Ages

A beautiful piece of airbrushed art at Over the Hill Ceramics. When you walk into Over the Hill Ceramics you see row after row of unpainted sculptures waiting to be personalized. This is a place where people of all ages can have fun and make art. Rosemary Nicklason, owner of Over the Hill Ceramics, said, “We offer greenware, bisque, stoneware, firing, raku, airbrushing, individual instruction, birthday parties, homeschooling projects, team building, and group instruction. There

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Out of the Ashes

The devastation at the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery in December 2020. Starting on Sept. 8, 2020, and contained on Nov. 16, the Archie Creek fire destroyed 111 buildings, including the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery. Dan Meyer, the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery manager, said they lost juvenile fish, 15 structures, numerous pieces of equipment — including a fish tanker truck, backhoe and Hyster forklift. “We lost 160,000 winter steelhead, 60,000 cohos, and 200,000 spring chinook,” Meyer

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Gift of Life-A New Kidney for Devree Guido

Devree Guido enjoys her first banana since June due to diet restrictions just one day after surgery that took place on the 19th. All photos courtesy of Jessica Guido. Devree Guido was scheduled to have a kidney transplant on Dec. 22 at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto. On  Dec. 19, Devree and her family were informed that another kidney was available.  “Her surgeon received an offer to be the backup

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Covered Bridges of Douglas County

Inside Rochester Bridge on Dec. 8th 2020. In the 1800s and 1900s, there were at least 36 covered bridges in Douglas County. Now, only six remain.  Judy Prindel, a member of the Covered Bridge Society of Oregon, said, “They were built way back in the early 1800s for several reasons — weather, to herd stock from one side to the other over waterways. Some people would get caught in storms and took shelter in them.”

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Reflection on 2020

This photo of my reflection in a bubble outside Fremont Middle School is one of my favorites. It was featured in my story, “Reflecting on distance learning,” published on June 6, 2020. Despite the challenges of COVID, I’ve had many spectacular experiences and have been extremely lucky to write about lots of amazing people and places. I feel truly fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn about our fantastic community! Here are some of

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Fremont FBLA Spreads Cheer to Seniors

Fremont Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) found a creative way to spread joy to Roseburg’s seniors, responsibly and safely. Members shot videos telling about their favorite thing to do over the holidays. The videos were constructed into a virtual Christmas Card. FBLA members brought bright, cheerful posters to 8 senior living facilities around Roseburg and the Veterans Affairs office. On them was Fremont FBLA’s website address, where the seniors can find a

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Dinosaur Sighting!

If you watch closely while driving around mile marker 13 on Highway 138 East near Glide, you might catch a glimpse of a dinomite roadside attraction.  If you’re heading east, you will first see a 12 foot tall Tyrannosaurus rex.  “He’s in the throes of a battle with two raptors and appears to be winning at the moment,” said Chris LaMont, the owner of the sculptures.  “I did not create them. I sought them out.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Decorated house in Hucrest on Tuesday. Everywhere you go, Roseburg citizens are spreading cheer with decorations — from nativity scenes to holiday dragons and everything in between.  “Our officers have recently observed an increased amount of Christmas decorations,” Roseburg Police chief Gary Klopfenstein said. Due to COVID-19, many people are not going to be able to see their families over the holidays, but they can decorate their homes and businesses. Whether it be a few

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