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Sisters will salute the fallen on Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kick-off for summer - an occasion for outdoor activities, barbecues and celebration.
Sisters' Pearl Harbor survivor
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Many Sisters residents have seen Marvin Emmarson around town. He's easy to recognize because he wears a ball cap designating him as a Pearl Harbor survivor. Now 95, Emmarson recently sat down with The Nugget to discuss his extraordinary service in World War II.
Willow Springs Preserve makes debut
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Earlier this spring, the Deschutes Land Trust made yet another land purchase to add to its growing list of protected lands in the Deschutes River Basin. With the addition of the Willow Springs Preserve, the Land Trust's "Campaign for Whychus Creek" continues to steadily build momentum.
Church welcomes new pastor
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Reverend Joseph W. Farber from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, has joined the congregation of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Sisters as its new Rector.

On his first Sunday, a service combining both the Episcopal Prayer Book Worship Style and the Ecumenical Worship Style was followed by a celebratory coffee hour.
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City considers changing annexation agreement
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A property annexed into the city limits in 2006 - which has remained undeveloped for more than a decade - may soon be governed by a new set of rules.

A public hearing will be held Wednesday, May 24, at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall regarding a request to revise and restate an annexation agreement regarding McKenzie Meadow Village, located at 1680 W. McKinney Butte Rd.
Keast draws dreams for inventors
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
If you've ever had a great idea for a product, but weren't sure how to get from idea to reality, you need to meet Brian Keast. His business name tells you what he can do for you: I Draw Dreams For Inventors.
Local chiropractor celebrating 20 years of service to Sisters
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
With a focus on wellness care and planning for the future, a local Sisters chiropractor is celebrating 20 years of service to residents of Sisters.

It was a cold, snowy February 20 years ago when Sisters resident and chiropractor Dr. Inice Gough, along with her husband and daughter visited Oregon for the first time. They came to Sisters from Georgia through a work connection Gough's husband had, and decided to stay.
New shop opens the door to adventure
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sisters is a town for outdoor adventure. The trails into the wilderness are all around us, and it's even taught in the classroom through the IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) class at Sisters High School. Enter Sharri Bertagna and her new outdoor gear emporium, Hike-N-Peaks.
Arts & Entertainment
Music is in the air across Sisters Country
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
As the weather warms and visitors come rolling into town, Sisters' live music scene kicks into high gear, featuring touring artists and the best of local musicians playing at a variety of venues across town. There's music in the air.
Sisters Arts Association Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sisters Arts Association's Fourth Friday Art Stroll is this Friday, May 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., in local galleries.
Sisters photographers display work at library
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
With their cameras, skilled photographers are able to capture moments in time that will never again be seen exactly the same way. In the May Friends of the Sisters Library art exhibit, members of the Sisters Photography Club are showcasing their own unique moments in time with familiar and foreign landscapes, rodeo action shots, wildlife, animals, and birds, and people caught being themselves.
Art exhibit features printmaking
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The "Inner and Outer Landscapes" exhibit will feature the prints of artists Gin Laughery and Julie Winter. Both artists are members of Atelier 6000, a center for printmaking and book arts. A6 cultivates art and appreciation, enhances learning through art, and expands creative expression.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, May 15, 2017
LOST CAT: MOLLY has been missing from her home on Creekside Court since May 10. She is sorely missed by her mom and sister Maeve. If you see her please call 541-549-2107.

LOST CAT: JESSE is a long-haired cat with a bob-tail and matted fur, very friendly and an avid mouser, missing from home since May 10. Please call 503-409-2326.
Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


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Blue & Gray battle it out in Camp Sherman
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Pipes skirled; banners snapped in a stiff breeze; drums tapped out their cadence; hooves thundered and cannons and musketry boomed, pouring clouds of white smoke across the lush green of a meadow along the Metolius River last weekend.
Long-time Sisters educator retiring
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
After 31 years teaching in the Sisters School District, Norma Pledger is retiring.

Pledger, born in Prineville, was hired in 1986 by long-time Sisters Elementary School Principal Earl Armbruster after teaching for two years in Culver. Through her career Pledger has taught 6th, 5th, 2nd, grade 4/5 blends and most recently 5th grade.
Students launch weather balloon
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Sisters High School chemistry classes launched a weather balloon last week in what has become an annual experiment.
Poet visit a hit with Sisters students
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Sisters' elementary and middle school students heard former Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt speak last week. Nesbitt, brought to Sisters by a grant through the Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation, spoke at four assemblies designed for different age groups this past Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sports & Recreation
Cyclists set to Stampede into Sisters
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Cyclists from across the Pacific Northwest will roll into town this weekend for the annual Sisters Stampede Mountain Bike Race, set for Sunday, May 28.
Outlaws baseball preps for playoffs
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sisters' baseball team picked up two games this past week to prepare for the upcoming playoffs. The Outlaws suffered a tough 11-10 loss at La Pine on Wednesday, May 17, but turned it around at home two days later with a 10-0 shut-out against Blanchet Catholic in five innings.
Outlaws peak at state track meet
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Things started well for the Sisters Outlaws on day one of the OSAA State Championships - and ended just as well on day two.
Gurney consolation winner at tennis tournament
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Three players from the Sisters High School varsity boys tennis team played in the state tournament at Oregon State University held on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. A total of 18 teams representing four districts were in attendance.

Jonny Gurney, at No. 1 singles, lost in his first round on Friday, but battled back to become the consolation winner.
Health
Spring-proof your dog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner and with the change of seasons comes outdoor chores, spring cleaning - and the arrival of pests. Before you embark on your seasonal chores, take inventory of potential hazards for your furry friend.
Feeding can lead to deer deaths
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Come on, people! Please, please stop feeding those mule deer that are constant moochers in our backyards. Shout at them, throw rags at them, squirt them with the garden hose - do everything (legally) possible to convince them that living in town is NOT good for their health.
Is alcohol increasing your health risks?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time to examine the possible effects that alcohol may be having in our lives.
Adopting a special-needs pet
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Special-needs pets are among the most challenging for shelters and rescue groups to adopt out, and many never find a loving home.
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