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Don’t Miss Out on Tax Credits: Free Tax Assistance Available in Douglas/Coos Counties

Every year, Oregon sees a direct influx of money from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), with 218,000 Oregonians benefiting from an average of $2,112 each. This adds up to a whopping $460 million in refunds. Yet, there's a catch: a staggering 32.1% of those eligible for the EITC aren't claiming it, leaving about $141 million on the table. That's money that could be supporting families and individuals right here in Douglas County. There is also the Child Tax Credit, which is a big tax credit for families. This year is an especially important year for taxes as there is a $5.6 billion kic...

Meals on Wheels Looking for Volunteers

Did you know that Meals on Wheels of Roseburg has been feeding at risk seniors for over 50yrs? We deliver 5,000 nutritious meals each month. This wouldn't be possible without our kitchen and driver volunteers. We offer flexible scheduling and good eats from our kitchen. Most shifts are 2-2.5 hours. Please consider getting involved. Call (541)440-7870 for more information or to schedule a ride along. Join us! Via Meals on Wheels

Wildlife Safari Announces Arrival of 1-year-old Male Grizzly Bear

Takelma's journey began in a remote region of Alaska, where he was discovered orphaned and interacting with humans near a lodge. Recognizing that this could become problematic in the future, and seeing the need for his safety and well-being, Wildlife Safari, in collaboration with a team of dedicated biologists and volunteers in Alaska, orchestrated a special mission to bring the bear cub into human care. After being carefully examined at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Takelma was deemed fit to make the trip to his new home at Wildlife Safari. Here he has been participating in daily training tha...

CHI Mercy Health and Centennial Shaw Heart Present 2024 Heart Health Community Fair

CHI Mercy Health’s Shaw Heart and Vascular Specialists are pleased to present a Heart Health Fair open to the community on Friday, February 23, 2024. Location: The Heart Health Fair will be held on Mercy’s campus in Conference Rooms A & B located on the first floor. Please enter through the South Visitor entrance and follow the signs. Event Details: Please join us and other community partners from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about keeping your heart healthy. There will also be heart healthy snacks and beverages along with therapy dog visits. The event is free and open to the community. ...

Wildlife Safari Celebrates the Birth of Critically Endangered Cotton Top Tamarin Babies

Wildlife Safari is thrilled to announce the birth of two Cotton Top Tamarin babies to proud parents Bey and Colonel Mustard in the Wildlife Safari Village. This momentous occasion, which occurred on January 25th, is a significant event for the conservation of these critically endangered primates. Cotton Top Tamarins are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List with a decreasing population, making the arrival of these adorable babies a beacon of hope for the species. Wildlife Safari remains committed to the preservation and protection of endangered species, and this successful birt...

Glide Wildflower Show Looking For Volunteers

The Glide Wildflower Show is looking for volunteers in various roles, including working with plant specimens, behind-the-scenes tasks, publicity, book table assistance, and coordinating student day activities. Specific positions include collectors, assistants for collecting and sorting, table captains, vase artists, botanists, setup/takedown workers, tent helpers, hospitality and bulletin board helpers, database and handbook editors, poster distributors, website assistants, book table coordinators, and student day coordinators. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact them at info...

Free Fishing & Crabbing in Oregon This Weekend

SALEM, Ore.—Make fishing part of your President’s Day weekend plans with friends and family. Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, 2024. No fishing/shellfish licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag, Columbia River Basin Endorsement, Two-Rod Validation or Rogue-South Coast Steelhead Validation/Tag) are required those two days. Both Oregon residents and nonresidents can fish for free. All other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions. See the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for rules and rememb...