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Monday, January 22, 2018
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Sisters explores regulated marijuana commerce
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sisters is taking the first tentative steps toward allowing commerce in recreational marijuana inside the city.
Staying vigilant for crime in Sisters
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Recently, Wendie and Mike Vermillion were having a quiet evening watching Masterpiece Theatre. It was after 11 p.m. and their outdoor lights were off and their blinds were up. Suddenly, a tall, slender man walked in front of their window. When their eyes met, the man took off running.
K9-unit handlers committed to their dogs
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
They are loyal and committed officers of a police force. They are highly trained, intelligent, and truly dedicated. They are the four-legged officers of the K-9 unit, and whether they are searching for missing children or sniffing out suspicious packages, they are part of a long-lived tradition that extends back thousands of years.
Camp Sherman man joins land trust board
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Gary (Gus) Gustafson of Camp Sherman has joined the Deschutes Land Trust's Board of Directors. He brings unique skills, expertise, and passion for conserving land in Central Oregon to the Land Trust.
Business
Guest ranch proposed in Sisters
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The owners of one of Sisters' ranches have filed an application with Deschutes County to create a guest ranch with 10 guest cottages on the Cole Ranch.
Ski Inn comes down
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
On a blustery day in early December 2013, at about 2:20 p.m., a heavy gust of wind uprooted a towering ponderosa pine that stood next to the Ski Inn on Cascade Avenue in Sisters, sending the trunk crashing through the front of the restaurant.

By some miracle of good fortune, nobody was seriously hurt.
New business removes dents
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
It happens. You're parked in the lot at Ray's Food Place and somebody's stray shopping cart comes rolling across the pavement - and right into your car. You now have a nice dent in your driver's-side door.
Travel agent opens road to adventure
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Susan Waymire has set up shop in Sisters to help local folks answer the call of adventure.
Arts & Entertainment
Sisters artist carves conquest
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In February of 1519, a mere handful of Spanish adventurers launched the conquest of the massive, sophisticated and populous Aztec Empire in what would eventually become the nation of Mexico. That epic tale of valor and tragedy has been brought to life through the carving of Sisters artist J. Chester "Skip" Armstrong.
SFF brings Josh Ritter to the stage
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sisters Folk Festival will bring renowned singer-songwriter Josh Ritter to the stage on Tuesday evening, January 23, in the opener of the annual Winter Concert Series. Showtime is at 7 p.m. at the Sisters High School auditorium.
Sisters merchant goes Havana daydreamin'
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
If given the opportunity to make a return visit to Havana, Mackenzie Creek Mercantile owner Sue Leek would do it "in a heartbeat - to see more. Two days wasn't enough."
'Cozy mystery' novel set in Sisters
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Always up for a puzzle to solve, local author Lanagan Vitaceae is particularly engrossed in writing "cozy mysteries." And inspired by the real town of Sisters, one of her series, "Murder at the Tumbleweed Tea B&B," is a murder mystery that entertains.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Sunday, January 14, 2018
FOUND CAT: A friendly, gray, shorthaired cat with pink collar is now at the Sisters Airport. Call 541-588-0789 to claim.
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
Aviation students 'fly' in simulator
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The Sisters High School Aviation Program has received a Modular Flight Deck Advanced Training Flight Simulator - or "sim" in pilot-talk.

"I think we are the only high school aviation program in the country to get an FAA-certified sim," said Sheryl Yeager, FAA Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) and SHS Flight Science teacher. "This will give our students a huge advantage in their flight training."
Our stories
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
A statistic the other day on the news caught my attention. The average lifespan in the U.S. dropped for the second year in a row to 81.1 for women. Based on that, I can expect 7.5 more years at least. If that time goes as quickly as the past seven-and-a-half years, I'll be done before I know it.
Scholarship program helps dreams come true
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
For the past 10 years, Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (Sisters GRO) has been helping Sisters graduates realize their post-high-school plans and dreams.
School district bus barn plan on hold
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Sisters School District has decided to "pump the brakes" on construction of the proposed transportation facility slated for the high school parking lot. Contractors who were involved in making bids on the project have been notified that it is not moving forward at this time.
Sports & Recreation
Closing the gender gap on the water
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Women have been closing the gender gap in all kinds of sports. Fly-fishing is no exception.
Boys basketball squeaks by Cottage Grove to win league opener
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The boys basketball squad lost 67-64 to Madras in their last pre-season game on Tuesday, January 9. They staved off the Lions at Cottage Grove in the league opener on Friday, three days later, with a 50-48 win.

Friday's win against the Lions was an intense contest, with lead changes throughout.
Off-season winter hiking
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
As is often the case, I planned an extensive vacation trip for late fall to escape the dreary days between hiking and skiing seasons. I returned, however, only to find that the snow season has yet to materialize. So, my hiking friend and I have been out on the trails again; and I've had quite a bit of feedback that indicates we are far from alone in making some lemonade out of a lemon of a snow season.
Pollard runs fast indoor mile for Gonzaga
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sisters graduate Brandon Pollard started 2018's indoor track season with the second-fastest indoor mile ever run by a Gonzaga athlete.
Health
Women and alcohol
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Alcohol use among women is up - by a lot.

According to a study conducted by JAMA Psychiatry rates of alcohol use, high-risk alcohol use, and alcohol-use disorder have all increased considerably among women from 2001-02 to 2012-13. The study also noted considerable increases in alcohol use among minorities and older adults.
2018: The most fit year ever...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Fitness is tricky, even for the most ambitious and energetic. Often it is the first thing to go when life gets "busy." Fitness shouldn't be a chore, but a daily activity sought after for an escape from the wear and tear of everyday life. A daily workout can be an opportunity, not a punishment.
Don't chase resolutions, chase habits
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The New Year is upon us. It is that time of year again when we feel a surge of inspiration to tackle those resolutions - lose weight, quit smoking, read more books, travel - you know the drill.
Health benefits of animal therapy for older adults
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Anyone who has ever stroked a dog's soft ears or felt the gentle rumble of a cat's purr knows the calming feeling an animal can offer.














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