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Are you winter ready? Take this really hard quiz to find out. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPihVCihgx0 In Oregon, we know life doesn’t stop just because it’s raining (or snowing), but there are things we can do to keep ourselves and others safe when we’re out and about. Throughout December, we’ll be sharing tips to keep you safe whether you’re out for a drive, on a walk or biking to work or play; to learn the lesson, all you have to do is take the quiz.

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Recreation open house on Swiftwater Park area

December 12, 2017, 4:30pm - December 12, 2017, 6:00pm

Roseburg, Ore. – The Roseburg Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host an open house on Tuesday, December 12, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The open house is to provide information and solicit ideas from members of the public about the possible recreational uses and opportunities for the former Douglas County Swiftwater Park, which was recently acquired by the BLM. This will be the first of several open houses to allow the BLM to hear from the public regarding future uses for this parcel. This parcel lies within the Wild and Scenic River Corridor of the North Umpqua River and the acquisition helps protect, maintain and enhance the outstanding values for which the river corridor was designated: fish, water quality and quantity, recreation, scenic, and cultural values are all a part of this area. The Wild & Scenic River Corridor is popular with outdoor recreation enthusiasts and receives between 100,000 and 250,000 annual visitors including anglers, boaters, bikers, hikers, campers, equestrians and plant & wildlife viewers. The former Douglas County Swiftwater Park currently has a small parking area, pavilion, restroom and connectivity to the North Umpqua Trail. The location for the open house is at the BLM Fire Cache, located at 2300 NW Aviation Dr., Roseburg, Oregon, 97470 and will run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Additional information about Roseburg recreation opportunities is available at: www.blm.gov/visit

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Area closures are lifted for the Umpqua National Forest with the issuance of Forest Order 390. The section of North Umpqua River from Soda Springs Dam to Horseshoe Bend is opened for boating and rafting. However, the Forest Service is keeping several roads and trails closed to public entry because of hazards created by the summer’s wildfires. Forest Road 4770 (Twin Lakes Road) remains closed along with three trails in the Twin Lakes areas: trail no. 1500, 1510, and 1521. The Bradley Ridge Trail (no. 1551) to Dog Creek Cave also remains closed. The following segments of the North Umpqua Trail remain closed: Tioga, Marsters, and the east section of the Jessie Wright segment. Seven segments of the North Umpqua Trail are open for use unless snowed in: Mott, Panther, Deer Leap, Hot Springs, Dread & Terror, Lemolo, and Maidu. A dozen roads and short spurs on the Tiller Ranger District remain closed because of falling trees and rock. On Forest Road 68 west of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness, the 500, 700 and 950 spurs are closed as are Forest Roads 2947-330 and 340, and Forest Road 2938-808. Near Ash Valley, closed roads include 2826-400, 500 and 600, and roads 2700-870, 890 and 928. The official closure order and map is located at www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices Risk of falling trees and debris slides are significantly higher in areas where fire has recently burned. For your safety, it is important that you pay attention to your surroundings. Leave areas with recent burn scar during moderate to heavy rains and wind. Also pay attention in these areas while walking, as fire can linger for months in tree roots and ash pits.

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