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The compactor going over the trash to pack it down. Photos courtesy of Tamara Howell of the Douglas County Landfill.
Trash Talk: Douglas County Landfill’s Nearing Expiration Date
Ceyuni Dick and Kimberlee Lyman January 26, 2023

Have you ever thought about how limited our space is in landfills? Our landfill is small compared to other landfills in the area. Created in 1996, it is 26 acres and is about 200 feet deep. There are ten transfer sites and...

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Homeless camp tents line a street sidewalk in Northeast Portland in March 2020. Photo by Graywalls from Wikimedia Commons and used under the Creative Commons License.
Homelessness: A Growing Issue
Danika Travis and Alice Springstead January 25, 2023

In the past, homeless camps were found in more out of the way locations like under bridges. Homelessness has always been in Douglas County, but with our growing population more people are without homes, and it's becoming...

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A firefighter stands in the glow of the 2016 Highway 138 West Fire. Photo courtesy of Kyle Reed of the Oregon Fire Marshalls Office.
Impact of Oregon Fires
Riley Stever, Staff Writer • January 23, 2023

Over the last 20 years, hundreds of wildfires have severely impacted the Oregon community and wildlife. The effect of fires has increased greatly as housing moves into more forested and rural areas. While the number...

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Lily's Mexican Cusine -- A Restaurant Review
Vaimanino Polamalu, Staff Writer • April 6, 2023

Lily’s Mexican Cuisine is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Lily’s Mexican Cuisine is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Roseburg but it is opening a new location in Winson where Mar's Garden was....

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Meet the Emus
Kimberlee Lyman, Staff Writer • June 2, 2023

At the Wildlife Safari there are five emus that have been in there since 2011. The oldest was born in 1993 and is 29 years old, and the youngest are two chicks from 2021. The emu’s native habitat...

Gibson the kookaburra who can be found in front of the Australian Walkabout in the Village of the Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.
Meet the Kookaburra
June 2, 2023
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