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How did the Milli Fire get so big?
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"Perfect storm" is a term being bandied around lately in the reporting of wildfires, floods, hurricanes and other natural and man-made catastrophes.

Unfortunately, at the time of a lightning strike nine miles west of Sisters on August 10, the situation meteorologically, coupled with heavy deployment of firefighting resources elsewhere, both nationally and locally, combined to create the perfect firestorm dubbed the Milli Fire.
A ringside seat for Milli Fire fight
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
When the Milli Fire burst onto the Sisters horizon in August, Doug and Jessica Mohr occupied a front-row seat. Situated past the Cow Camp off J-15, the Mohr residence commands a stellar view of the mountains. From the comfort of their porch, they remember watching the flames during a party on Saturday, August 12.
Man's legacy will support environmental protection
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Gil Staender, a long-time resident of Camp Sherman and the Sisters area, loved the great outdoors. He was a guide on Mt. Hood and summited more than 50 times. He was active in the Mazamas, The Nature Conservancy, the National Audubon Society, Greenpeace, Utah Wilderness Coalition, and other conservation societies.
Pilot flies puppies to forever homes
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Private pilot John Dunlap of Sisters loves to fly and has owned his own small aircraft, a Cessna 180 Skywagon, for six years. He volunteers time maintaining backcountry airstrips in Oregon as a member of the Oregon Pilots Association. The airstrips support rural communities.
Business
Wildflower Studio blooms in Sisters
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
After a tough retail season, business owners in Sisters have taken a significant hit. To succeed in such an environment takes business savvy, a great product and a proven track record.
Rancho Viejo marks 10th anniversary
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Workin in the fields till you get your back burned, workin 'neath the wheels till you get your facts learned, baby I got my facts learned real good right now.

The lyrics to "Badlands," written over 30 years ago by Bruce Springsteen, apply just as easily now as they did then: Just ask Javier Luna.
City, Chamber work on fire impact
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The effects of smoke and a decrease in visitors have impeded businesses over the summer. The City of Sisters and the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce are making efforts to minimize the economic impact.
FivePine celebrates 10th anniversary
Monday, July 3, 2017
The inspiration came from Rancho la Puerta, a resort spa in Tecate, Mexico.

Bill and Zoe Willitts thought they could create something special on a 15-acre property at the east end of Sisters that would emulate the qualities of that legendary retreat.
Arts & Entertainment
Sisters Arts Association Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Fall is here, so why not step out and support local artists and merchants during the Fourth Friday Art Stroll, Sept. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Festival announces option for partial refund
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Those who bought passes for the cancelled Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) may seek a partial refund or donate the price of the pass to the nonprofit. The festival was cancelled due to wildfire smoke-related air quality concerns in Sisters in the week leading up to the event.
East Pointers stayed in Sisters
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The East Pointers returned to play the Sisters Folk Festival this year as the encore performer, after their lively performances at the 2016 festival.

Jake Charron, Koady Chaisson, Tim Chaisson and their sound engineer Donny Richard returned to Sisters for the Americana Song Academy at Caldera and the weekend folk festival.
Pop-up concerts soothed impact of festival cancellation
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The cancellation of the annual Sisters Folk Festival dealt yet another economic blow to the community. But with the effort displayed by locals and the generosity of visiting musicians, there was hope.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Nothing to currently report.
Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


Education
Schools
Inductees welcomed to Hall of Fame
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Guests at the third annual Sisters High School Hall of Fame banquet heard first-hand tales of early Outlaws history as well as reflections of more recent times as nine individuals, teams, and organizations were honored for contributions to the spirit and culture of Sisters.
'Journey's Flight' was educational
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sisters Middle School students can be proud of what they have accomplished: raising and releasing a record-setting Western monarch butterfly, creating a monarch waystation to help the dwindling monarch population - and now a published book.
Sisters Science Club blasts off with NASA
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Gabe Gabrielle is a believer - in the magic of believing in yourself.

The former director of engineering for the U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Command, Gabrielle is currently assigned to NASA's Speakers Bureau. Using NASA's space program as his vehicle, Gabrielle's motivational message "To Infinity and Beyond" will launch the Frontiers in Science lecture series on Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at The Belfry.
Celebrating Journey's Flight
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Who would think an insect that weighs less than a paperclip could bring so many people together for such a heart-warming time? One family drove all the way from near Yakima, Washington, to attend a butterfly party in the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center last week.
Sports & Recreation
Luz leads win over Cowboys
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Christopher "Pherry" Luz was the star of the first half in the Outlaws' 24-14 win at home over the Crook County Cowboys on Friday, September 15.
Girls soccer ties Cottage Grove
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Lady Outlaws played well in their league opener and finished the game in a 1-1 tie at home against Cottage Grove on Thursday, September 14.
Outlaws sweep Cottage Grove in league opener
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Lady Outlaws played a solid match in their sweep over the Cottage Grove Lions at home in the Sky-Em League opener on Thursday, September 14. The match concluded with scores of 25-11, 25-14, and 25-15.
Smoke thwarts XC runners again
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Halfway to the Northwest Classic Saturday morning, head cross-country Coach Josh Nordell got the message that the meet had been cancelled due to poor air quality in Eugene due to forest fires. The Outlaws were forced to cancel their own meet a week earlier. Most of the team has not competed yet this season.
Health
Staying healthy through the season of smoke
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
To stay healthy while we have an inversion of smoke in town, the best option is simply to leave. Find a place that is smoke-free, and stay away until the smoke clears. For many of us, though, that is not an option.
Maintaining muscle as we age
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
While once fitness in younger years may have be focused on looking good, and performing well, as the seasons of life pass more emphasis is put on function, muscle health, and enjoying leisure activity.
Climate change, forest fires, and our health
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The persistent smoky haze blanketing Sisters along with most of the Pacific Northwest over recent weeks is a concrete, nagging reminder of the growing impact of climate change on human health.
Clean eating revs up your health and fitness
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The better you eat, the better you'll feel. What you eat plays a big role in making you stronger, healthier and more energetic.













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