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Numbers have not been impressive for fall chinook this year and chinook anglers are likely to have more frustrating runs to come. Aiding salmon populations is no linear tasks.  Even programs designed to aid salmon can be harmful to salmon. “If not managed correctly, hatchery fish may detrimentally affect wild populations . . . we are seeing very few hatchery adult chinook at spawning grounds, which is what we want to see,” said Jason Brandt, Roseburg’s ODFW Assistant Biologist. The concern with hatchery fish in spawning grounds is that they can outcompete and alter the genetics of the wild salmon populations. In addition, Brandt pointedRead More →

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The Spooktacular Horse Show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds scheduled 42 classes for Oct. 29.  Riders ages ranged from under five to over fifty.  The show started with English Riding Classes, followed by Showmanship, Trail, and Western Classes. Three age groups were organized for the event: 13 and under, 14-18, and 19 & over.  The most attended classes for the show were in the 13 and under category. The Costume Class Ride was held at the end of the day, but it was also the finale for the event as a whole. Costumes ranged from a horse dressed as a car with working headlights toRead More →

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The band The Amity Affliction means so much to me. With all Oct. 1 aside, this band gave me the strength to move on. This story is through my eyes. As a concert goer, I want others to feel what it’s like to be at a show. A friend and I braved the October 2016 storm threats for a growling long, three-hour drive to Portland’s Hawthorne Theater. We arrived around 4:15 p.m. near check in time, lining up with a crowd of people gathering around the front entrance. The forecast rain then started to pour down as we waited outside for the doors to open.Read More →

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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 community came to Stewart Park Saturday to commemorate and pay tribute to those affected by the Oct. 1 shooting of last year. After a 9k/5k Run-Walk, a concert was held by The Tory Rose and Sanctus Real bands at 1 p.m. in Legion Field. Both bands offered a free concert to honor the nine students who lost their lives exactly a year ago.Read More →