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The Second Annual Trout 4 Treven fishing derby was held at Cooper Creek Reservoir on Sunday, Oct. 2. Even though the forecast had called for rain, weather conditions overall were near ideal for trout fishing. The derby was attended by about 100 people. Families and friends lined the banks around the dam and got their boats in the water in memory of Treven Anspach. Anspach is remembered dearly by his family, friends, and surrounding community. Jordan Humphreys, an organizer of the event and teacher at Oakland High School, had this to say about how the first derby was started: “Treven loved fishing. Some of hisRead More →

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The Mainstream journalism staff broke its own record for awards with this year’s wins. The staff took home 11 awards topping the previous UCC record of nine awards for journalism. These awards were earned for stories published from May 2105 to February 2016 in the state competition sponsored by the Oregon Newspapers Foundation. Annually, ONF runs the Collegiate Newspaper Contest, a competition for all college and university newspapers in Oregon.  UCC competes in Division 3, specifically for all state community colleges. It’s hard to keep writing about something that affects you personally -Vaughn Kness The Mainstream competes against community colleges with larger student bodies oftenRead More →

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Spring chinook salmon have started their run through the Umpqua River. This can be an anxious time of year for anglers, environmentalists and biologists. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, last year’s fish count showed a significant decrease in the number of spring chinook migrating through the Winchester fish ladder, reminiscent of low numbers from 2005 to 2008.Read More →