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.
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
Pond closest to Fred Meyer near sunset, filled with birds on Wednesday. The Stewart Park Nature Area is being remodeled. “The area is getting a facelift including the new kiosk and additional educational signs to promote healthier (preferably no) feeding by the public. In coordination with these improvements the park maintenance staff is also making some landscape improvements; bringing in topsoil to replace years of erosion, adding irrigation, native plantings,” said Kris Ammerman, program manager
Some of the copper cremains containers still have their original labels at the Oregon State Hospital Memorial on Wednesday. In 2004 a group consisting of a legislator and a team of journalists stumbled upon a ghastly sight while touring the Oregon State Hospital. They discovered a dusty forgotten shed-like structure with over 3,500
On Wednesday, November 18th Oregon’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the Fall Virtual Leadership Experience. This event was organized by TeamTri, GIANT, and the Department of Education for career and technical student organizations from Oregon. During the conference, students got the opportunity to listen to inspiring speakers, engage in leadership conversation, participate in trivia showdowns, and earn prizes. Two Fremont FBLA members and thirteen Roseburg FBLA members participated, including three state officers attended.
World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17th every year to expand awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. About 15 million babies are born preterm each year at about 10% of babies worldwide. Premature birth is the number one cause of death in children under the age of five. The first international awareness day for premature birth was created by European parent organizations in 2008. It has
“No economic system is perfect. But the American Free Enterprise system has empowered millions of people in the past. I know, because I saw it with my own eyes.” Marco Rubio, United States Senator, and many others believe in the American Free Enterprise system. American Enterprise Day is celebrated on November 15 every year. President Jimmy Carter first announced American Enterprise Day in 1980 to honor the system that constitutes the foundation of the United
Kids show their patriotism at Stewart Park last Wednesday. Front row, left to right: Audrey Anderson, Julianna Worley, and Kavie Wolford. Back row, left to right: Brody Nelson, Collin Coopride, Suriah Clarno, Quinn Coopride. Veteran’s Day means something different for everybody. But for the kids of Roseburg, it is about honoring those who have or are currently serving and risking their lives for our freedom. “I have a family member that went to World War
Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra’s founder, Kristin Parks, has been pursuing her passion of playing and teaching the violin since she was 5 years old. At the age of eleven, she began her own music studio. Later, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University near Malibu, California. Kristin moved to Roseburg in 1998 and she began giving private lessons. Since then, her lessons have developed into the Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra where she has
A black-capped chickadee, known as one of the happiest birds in the world, joyfully sits on a sunflower Monday in a Roseburg backyard. Now is a great time to become a backyard birder! All you need is a quiet place to begin observing birds. To attract more birds, you can grow some bird-friendly plants, put up a bird feeder, or install a birdbath. Bill Cannaday, wildlife habitat biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and