Kids Bowl Free

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Olive Country

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The Amazing Axolotl

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Enjoy Koi

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Land of Free Enterprise

“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

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What Veteran’s Day Means to Roseburg Youth

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

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The Beat Goes On

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

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Backyard Birdwatching

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

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The Yellow Dog Project

Cash, rescued in March, wears a yellow bow-tie to let others know he still needs space when he is on walks, as he can become scared. Do you know what a yellow ribbon or bow tie on a dog means? If not, this story is for you. The Yellow Dog Project is an international campaign to develop awareness that some dogs need space. According to the Four Long Legs website, “The hope of TYDP is

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How to Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

Dr. Dannenhoffer shows off a pumpkin responsibly wearing a mask at Stewart Park on Saturday. The air is getting cooler, the leaves are falling and the holidays are fastly approaching. This time of year is flush with traditions and family enjoyment. Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer, offers some ideas on how families can still have a great time while being safe in the time of COVID-19.  Many people are wondering if it’s

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UCVEG Ribbon Cutting for Gateway Community Garden

Eagle Scouts Taylor Lander, left, and Sam Cordon get the honor of cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Gateway Community Garden that they both worked on Saturday.  Umpqua Community Veg Education Group had its ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly-established Gateway Community Garden last Saturday.  The project fundraising was complete in September 2019, and the agreement with the city was signed in October 2019. After that, construction got started.  Zenya Ledermann, community garden coordinator 

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Panda Party

Wildlife Safari is currently showcasing its newest residents with an exciting animal encounter! Village visitors can purchase the opportunity to hand feed the adorable red pandas named Freddie and Remi. During the encounter, the pandas enjoy their bamboo snack as they playfully climb the fence to get it. These encounters are at 9:30 a.m. and are booked two weeks ahead. Wildlife Safari Village Supervisor Sara Healas said, “We started advertising this encounter to help raise

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