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Historic Flavel home sold

The Flavel home, a historic but neglected relic of Astoria, finally has a new owner.

Greg Newenhof, who with his brother, Jeff, owns City Lumber, has agreed to pay 20,000 toward resolving judgments against Flavel.

The conservator, Caroline...

Roseburg Forest Products CEO Allyn Ford describes state of timber industry

The national economy may have recovered to pre-recession levels, but the timber industry is still playing catchup, Roseburg Forest Products CEO Allyn Ford said this week.

Ford discussed the state of the timber industry at the Roseburg Area...

Ndamukong Suh's childhood home in NE Portland headed for demolition
Ndamukong Suh's childhood home in NE Portland headed for demolition

NFL star Ndamukong Suh's childhood home in Portland, featured in Wieden+Kennedy's "Homecoming" adfor Chrysler, might be headed for demolition.

The house on Northeast 13th Avenue...

DIY tips to help you save money

If you've been putting off updating or sprucing up your home because of the high cost of home improvements, today's readers are sure to inspire you to do those projects yourself, for less!

HARDWOOD FLOORING. My husband and I wanted a hardwood...

Office buildings a new twist on Portland's rapidly developing North Williams corridor
Office buildings a new twist on Portland's rapidly developing North Williams corridor

Portland's North Williams corridor probably isn't the next Lloyd District, but a trio of new office buildings there might put the rapidly changing neighborhood on...

UO Foundation quits river project

In a shock to Eugene’s civic leaders, the University of Oregon Foundation has dropped out as master developer for the Eugene Water & Electric Board riverfront property.

A foundation board on Monday unanimously instructed its staff members to...

New realty firm opens
New realty firm opens

SIDNEY — Dave and Ryan Fleming, who are father and son, have opened Bryce Realty LLC, a real estate brokerage in Sidney specializing in residential, commercial, agricultural and first-time homebuyer sales.

Ryan serves as broker and is a third...

Remodel now to stay at home later

â??It pays to retrofit.â?ť

Thatâ??s the first point made in a recently issued Kiplinger Letter (www.kiplinger.com April 2015). The audience for the information is older adults, and the information is quite specific. If you want to stay in the...

Roseburg Senior Center celebrates 50th birthday with new location

22,000 square feet: that was the Roseburg Senior Center's 50th birthday present.

But the birthday party Saturday took up even more space as hundreds of community members spilled into the parking lot of the center's new headquarters in south...

Scio sees (small town) housing boom

SCIO — Scio is having something of a housing boom, with 10 new residential building permits approved in the last year-and-a-half and more expected in the coming months, said City Manager Ginger Griffith.

Big-city slickers might snicker at such a...

Portland-area home sales, prices climb in April
Portland-area home sales, prices climb in April

April brought stronger Portland-area home sales and a spike in prices, new numbers from the Regional Multiple Listing Serviceshow.

The listing service reported 2,734 homes sold in the Portland area...

A divine tool belt
A divine tool belt

When my husband, Phil, and I moved to Sidney a year and a half ago, we bought a fixer-upper home that has the potential to be a beautiful house – some day. We've poured lots of time and energy (and money!) into it; we're doing most of the work...

City should buy jail, rent beds to county

Here's another idea for the cash-strapped Josephine County Sheriff's Office. Perhaps the city of Grants Pass and the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety could buy the building housing the county jail.

They would no longer have to "rent" beds...

Individual action can improve neighborhoods

Thank you to the Daily Courier for a recent story and editorial about non-native plants such as alyssum, Scotch broom and the Himalayan blackberry. On Saturday, May 16, the annual Rogue River Clean Up will be held. I personally think this is a great...

Individual action can improve neighborhoods

Thank you to the Daily Courier for a recent story and editorial about non-native plants such as alyssum, Scotch broom and the Himalayan blackberry. On Saturday, May 16, the annual Rogue River Clean Up will be held. I personally think this is a great...

City should buy jail, rent beds to county

Here's another idea for the cash-strapped Josephine County Sheriff's Office. Perhaps the city of Grants Pass and the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety could buy the building housing the county jail.

They would no longer have to "rent" beds...

Editorial: Incentives work on neglectful owners

Astoria’s Derelict Building Ordinance aids another property transfer

With names and location removed, here is a current example of how Astoria’s Derelict Buildings Ordinance is having a positive effect on the town’s housing stock.

A woman...

Movers and Shakers (May 11)

News & Notes

Oregon State Credit Union opened its new construction of a North Albany Village branch on April 20, and will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting grand opening at 11 a.m. May 18.

Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays...

Questions remain for Shockley’s clients

Terry Shockley’s Eugene property management firm is gone — seized and closed by regulators in February — but the damage to his victims lingers.

Several of his former clients say they aren’t surprised that a court-appointed receiver who took...

Habitat gets Dayton grant

TROY — The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties (HFHMSCO) towards the Habitat ReStore relocation capital fund.

Judy Thompson, the foundation's executive director,...

Astoria Senior Center redo gets go-ahead

Senior citizens will probably have to wait until Christmas before they can enjoy a remodeled Astoria Senior Center.

The city had hoped to finish the improvements at 11th and Exchange streets by August, but construction bids came in higher than...

Two men in shooting named

COTTAGE GROVE — It doesn’t make sense.

That’s what the son of the Cottage Grove man involved in a shooting says when recalling his father John William Sidman’s life before Saturday’s encounter, in which Sidman died after another man was shot in...

Single-family home sales take off

Jackson County home buyers paid top dollar in many cases during the past three months.

Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service reported Tuesday the median price for existing single-family residences jumped 13.1 percent year-over-year to 190,000...

Rental crisis in Jackson County looms as housing costs outpace wages

After recently arriving in the Rogue Valley from Oklahoma to take on new jobs, Joe and Vanessa Peterson, in their late 20s and parents of two toddlers, say they find the area delightful except for one thing: There's no place to live.

They slept...

Property manager’s license revoked

The state Real Estate Agency has revoked the real estate license of Terry Shockley, the Eugene property manager accused of mishandling millions of dollars in clients’ trust accounts.

The agency’s action came after Shockley withdrew his request...