Scams; Fishing Dock Repairs; Healthy Aging Seminar


Scammers are constantly looking to find ways to get your personal information, financial information and your money.  The Douglas County sheriff’s office is reporting that another round of impersonations is happening.  They are receiving reports from the public that persons impersonating Douglas County Sheriff’s officials are threatening individuals with a warrant for their arrest if they do not immediately pay fines incurred from various made up offenses like missing jury duty, failed court appearance or unpaid tickets.  There had been similar reports in the past from the Lane County Sheriff’s office. Software available can actually reflect an actual number for law enforcement.  Law enforcement officials, according to Douglas County sheriff’s Lt. Brad O’dell says these type of tactics are never used by legitimate agencies and that you should report any suspicious communications whether it is by phone, email, mail, or text.  O’dell also says it is important to share this information with those that may be more vulnerable to attacks, such as the elderly.

Fishing Dock Repairs

Work on repairing winter storm damage to the popular Windy Cove Crab and Fishing Dock near the mouth of the Umpqua River in Winchester Bay is moving closer.  A permit application including construction and engineering plans was submitted this week to the Oregon Division of State Lands. A public notice is expected to be posted in early July for a mandatory 30-day public comment period.  High water and stormy seas damaged the dock in January and February.  Douglas County Parks closed it as a safety precaution.    Tamara Howell, Community Engagement Specialist with Douglas County says they hope to award a bid for the work in late August with work expected to begin sometime in September.

Healthy Aging Seminar

This Saturday at the Florence Events Center is the annual Healthy Aging, Healthy Living Senior and Lifestyle Expo.  The event will be from 10 am until 3pm and feature a variety of booths from Free Health Screenings, investment guidance, retirement choices and educational seminars.  Whether you are a senior or a caregiver for a senior, the seminar is a chance to stay informed and receive information.  There will be experts in senior health, finance and lifestyle.  The event is free. There will also be free ice cream!