graduates marked the big transition in the traditional manner. Photo
by Sue Anderson
Commencement marked the final chapter of high school life for
119 graduates Friday, June 6, at the Sisters High School gymnasium.
diving cop recovers jewelry
Officer Mitch Elliott of the Black Butte Ranch Police was on
duty when the phone call came in. It was about 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May
27, following Memorial Day weekend.
Rodeo rides on the backs of volunteers
Before the buckin' and ropin,' before the bulls and dogies,
before the flags and banners, there's a whole passel of work to be done
to get the Sisters Rodeo underway. The 63rd annual Sisters Rodeo will
run this weekend, June 13-15.
Last week's story on the effort to change the name of Squaw
Creek noted that "According to most sources, the word 'squaw' -- in one
Native American language -- is a vulgar anatomical reference and derogatory
term for a native woman," ("New
name coming for Squaw Creek," by Craig F. Eisenbeis, The Nugget,
Wednesday, June 4).
plan focuses on growing city
If recent studies prove true, the City of Sisters will quadruple
in size over the next 20 years or so, from the current population of 1,080
to approximately 4,167 by 2025.
practice at Ranch
The twin-propeller driven airplane, with its red and white
twin tail fins and matching body, circled 20 or 30 times.
cyclist sets high standard
Gregg Geser secured his place in the elite world of ultra-cycling
when he won the Race Across Oregon during the weekend of May 31-June 1.
expansion proposal for Lake Creek Lodge
Lake Creek Lodge would grow substantially under a proposal
by owner Gordon Jones.
into school is a big job
Building a new high school is, of course, a huge project. So
is getting moved in.
wreckage reveals treasures
It's been nearly 70 years since the sound of hammers on wood
and the shouts of a large crew of men echoed on the top of Black Butte
of beetles in freshly downed firewood
the Forest Service's tree thinning program is primarily designed to help
prevent wildfires and enhance forest health there are additional benefits,
students excel in qualifying for CIMs
percent of this year's Sisters High School graduates earned a state Certificate
of Initial Mastery (CIM) in addition to a diploma. That is undoubtedly
the highest percentage in Central Oregon and one of the highest in the
bear seen near Ranch
a couple of years since a bear was caught marauding around Black Butte
Ranch, but last Thursday, June 5, one was spotted running across the highway
just outside the Ranch gate.
Park ready for Rodeo crowd
The new downtown
Barclay Park is virtually finished and will be in use this weekend for
the Rodeo crowd and especially for the Saturday Rodeo Parade.
closes its Sisters center
budget constraints, Central Oregon Community College (COCC) closes its
Sisters Center on June 12. The closure will last for the foreseeable future.
service station closes
service station, west of town on Highway 20, operated by Pam Neves and
her husband Bill Westphal, has closed. The Westphals quit the lease.
program allows firewood gathering
year's loss of two homes at Black Butte Ranch still fresh in everyone's
mind, the Forest Service's wildfire prevention program is in full swing.
picked for 'Prairie Home'
hung up the phone, jumped in the air and gasped with excitement. She'd
just been informed her four youngest children were selected to perform
live for millions of listeners on National Public Radio.
staffers mark retirement
School students have graduated and are moving on. So are some of the folks
who have served them through their school careers.
Eagle Scout honored
Sam Davis was inducted into the Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, June 8.
The impressive ceremony was held at Sisters Community Church.
Life comes to Sisters
an inter-denominational, para-church youth organization, made its presence
known in Sisters with a carwash on Sunday.
bid farewell in service
Sisters, Population 1,080," the sign reads. But not for long. Some are
Day at Wizard Falls
people enjoyed the sparkling "Kids' Day" weather at Wizard Falls Fish
Hatchery last Saturday, June 7. Parents, grandparents, friends, volunteers
and the hatchery staff all turned out for the annual event.