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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Highway 242 is open again
Highway 242 is open again after being closed for most of a day on Wednesday/Thursday due to mudslides after a series of heavy thunderstorms.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Current News
Sisters working through growing pains
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sisters has long been called the "gateway" to Central Oregon, implying that it is a place people pass through on their way to somewhere else.
Hiker rescued by helicopter after fall on South Sister
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A Portland hiker escaped serious injury after falling on South Sister last Thursday. A search and rescue crew and a helicopter rescued him off the mountain.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reported that they received a report on June 14, shortly after 4 p.m., regarding a stranded hiker on South Sister. The hiker, Arthur Duncan, 56, of Portland, called 911 to report he had left the South Sister climbers' trail and slid and fell. Duncan found himself on a cliff, unable to go down, back up or to the side without risking a dangerous fall.
Leave young wildlife alone
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Put it back. That's the advice you're likely to hear if you bring a young wild animal home to "take care of it" - and you might get a warning or citation from Oregon State Police, too.
Resident recounts scary Sisters deer encounter
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Folks in Sisters delight in the sight of deer in town, crossing in a crosswalk or lounging on a green lawn. But those cute critters can be highly aggressive - especially a doe protecting a new fawn - and downright terrifying.

Ask Amy Abramson.
Noise restrictions rock Sisters business
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Will the adoption of an amended and restated noise ordinance cause a local business to sell and move elsewhere?

Council considers construction excise tax
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sisters is looking at a tax to facilitate more affordable housing.

At the request of the Sisters City Council, the City staff has been researching possible implementation of a construction excise tax (CET) to help raise money to encourage and enable construction of both middle- and low-income housing.
The people behind The Nugget... Inserting crew
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Every Tuesday night, a hardworking crew unloads some 7,500 newspapers from a Ford van, stack the bundles in the lobby at The Nugget, and get to work.

They are the inserting crew - the people who put the Ray's Food Place and Bi-Mart and other inserts into the papers readers receive in their mailbox or pick up around town on Wednesday.
Sisters celebrates Grooney retirement
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
He showed up in his pajamas and bathrobe, with mismatched socks and a scarf.
Arts & Entertainment
Los Lobos to join Sisters blues fest
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Quilt raises funds to help Furry Friends Foundation
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Valerie Fercho-Tillery's latest in a series of quilts made to support Furry Friends Foundation celebrates something besides happy dogs. This year's quilt honors America's national parks.
Miracle horse took to the arena at Sisters Rodeo
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Amid the noise and chaos of the Sisters Rodeo stood a small mare, quiet, peaceful, and obedient. Under the banner of red, white, and blue she stood with the 2018 Sisters Rodeo Queen, Hailey Konze. The flag drifted in the breeze as the national anthem was sung and the crowd stood in honor. The mare stood below, ears perked and body calm after running the arena twice. She represented the Rodeo Association and the American flag at the start of every show.
Circus comes to Sisters in spring dance recital
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
America's love affair with the circus has lasted for over 200 years. It glitters with costumes, tastes like peanuts and popcorn, and sounds like an old-time calliope!

Earnest Hemingway, a lifelong circus lover, once wrote, "The circus is the only ageless delight that you can buy for money. It's the only spectacle I know that, while you watch it, gives the quality of a truly happy dream."
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Seed to Table's farm-based education blooms
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
"What does a noodle tree look like?"

As they meandered through towering sugar snap peas and knee-high carrot tops at the Seed to Table education farm, one third-grader asked me this question, in all seriousness, about noodle trees. Tilting my head and smiling, I replied, "What a great question. I am so glad you are here!" Quickly, I change courses with my group, marching them out of the greenhouse to a patch of wheatgrass. I exclaim, "This is what a noodle tree looks like!"
Sisters graduate capturing the world
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Will Saunders knows how to work hard, push limits and say "Yes" - even if it scares him.
Kiwanis awards grant to Cummins
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sisters Kiwanis awards grants to Sisters-area adults who are seeking a career change or wish to enhance career opportunities. This program, known as the Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund (COF) assists adults (25 or older) who are financially unable to return to school or retrain for a career change. Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $60,000 in assistance to help Sisters-area residents reach their educational dreams.
D.I.Y. nature expedition-in your own backyard
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
A lucky group of juniors will make it into the high school's lauded IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) program. The rest of us can create our own small expeditions close to home.
Sports & Recreation
Rush and Nordell earn Coach of the Year honors
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
First-year Sisters High School (SHS) varsity volleyball Coach Rory Rush and Project Unify Coach Josh Nordell were honored at the 83rd annual Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA) Awards Banquet last month. Rush was selected as the 2018 4A Volleyball Coach of the Year and Nordell, along with Brandon Kneebone of Milwaukie High School, were selected Unified Sports Coaches of the Year.
Visiting North America's deepest canyon
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
When we returned from our trip to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, I realized that not many people seem to know that North America's deepest canyon is right here in Oregon. Several people asked me where I had been last week; and, when I said "Hells Canyon," the most common response was, "Where's that?"
Whychus Creek Trail impacted by Milli Fire
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I had been lulled into thinking that our friendly almost-in-town hike along Whychus Creek was one last little bastion of safe green space among our thousands of acres of scorched forest in Sisters Country. Alas, I learned last week that that's not entirely the case.
Cyclists set to stampede into season
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
It's setting up to be just about perfect for the annual Sisters Stampede Mountain Bike Race, which has become Sisters' unofficial kickoff to the summer recreation season.
To weigh or not to weigh every day
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
It is common advice: Weigh yourself once a week. Dieters are commonly told, "Just stick to the plan, and the weight will come off."
Wildlife and diseases
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
"Never let a mouse live in your house; they will steal the breath of your children." That's a saying that I heard came from the people of the Hopi Nation, an accurate description of the symptoms of the hantavirus. They apparently recognized the role wild rodents play - a long time ago - in the spreading of diseases among the human population of the earth.
The loneliness behind success
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
How do you define success? Who or what shaped your ideas of what success is? Has this definition served you not only financially, but also spiritually and emotionally?
Live until I die
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
"The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different."

~ Carl Jung ~

No news here. People are living longer and the number of older people continues to grow. People are saying that 70 is the new 60 as retirees remain active and engaged.

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