The Nugget Newspaper Archives, Volume XX

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No. 52. December 25, 1996

  • Sisters eyes grant for community center
  • Activists hail end of salvage rider
  • Barclay annexation goes to vote March 11
  • Sisters wrestling team caught in bus wreck
  • Dempsey new president of school administrators
  • Food drive collects 500 pounds at Black Butte
  • Season off to good start at Hoodoo Ski Area
  • No. 51. December 18, 1996

  • Measure 47 could slash BBR police budget
  • Special education working
  • Governor wants to invest in Oregon's future
  • Forest Service squeezed by deep budget cuts
  • Cell callers both help and hinder 911
  • CEC customers find checks in the mail
  • Clarification
  • No. 50. December 11, 1996

  • Man arrested twice, and his house burns down
  • Developers ask for public input
  • Forest exchange involves Sisters land
  • Shimamoto takes new assignment
  • The city changes; the city stays the same
  • Snow is deep on the Santiam Pass
  • YRE Draws Big Crowd
  • TODAY'S Front Page

    No. 49. December 4, 1996

  • Black Butte Police seek to join Teamsters union
  • Greene is player of the year
  • Santiam timber harvest gets off to a slow start
  • Enhanced 911 system has Sisters covered
  • Community responds to Sisters Giving Tree
  • Together for 65 years
  • Sisters retailers report busy holiday weekend
  • No. 48. November 27, 1996

  • Suspect nabbed in chase
  • Hoodoo may open if snow falls
  • Leaky roof is symptom of school budget woes
  • Sisters kids may write to Santa
  • Madras man arrested on assault charge
  • City to give $5,000 to SOAR
  • Auditors okay budget, concerns remain
  • No. 47. November 20, 1996

  • Storm: What a mess!
  • Missing hunter carried drugs, cash
  • City considers taxing Sisters tourist industry
  • Parent input sought on year round school plan
  • Residents hold reins of city growth with vote
  • Land swap for school nears completion
  • Schools need used computers
  • TODAY'S Front Page

    No. 46. November 13, 1996

  • Sisters votes for change
  • Outlaws volleyball team wins state championship
  • Tax cut Measure 47 may slam Sisters schools
  • Two arrested; vehicles seized
  • Citizen sponsors Sisters Christmas Parade
  • Brown elected sheriff
  • No. 45. November 6, 1996

  • Hunter's body found; questions remain
  • Couplet yanked from Sisters plan
  • New interchange proposed for highway
  • United Way needs help
  • City to flush hydrants, pick up yard debris
  • Council ponders city hall options
  • No. 44. October 30, 1996

  • Homemade bomb found on roadway
  • Hunter just disappears
  • Growth issue divides city council candidates
  • Christmas parade nixed
  • Woman dies in wreck at Hogg Rock
  • Sheriff candidates favor Sisters/county effort
  • CEC chief Powell dies of sudden heart attack
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 43. October 23, 1996

  • Teens injured in crash near Sisters
  • Snow closes McKenzie Pass at earliest date ever
  • City scrambles for cash to stem budget shortfall
  • Trout rescued from empty irrigation canal
  • Winter snows bring treacherous roads
  • Where there's smoke...
  • Flue fire damages home
  • No. 42. October 16, 1996

  • City of Sisters wrestles with budget deficit
  • Comprehensive plan nears completion
  • Council candidates see divided community
  • Sisters hunts for city hall options
  • School bond to ballot
  • Central Oregon forests in jeopardy
  • Harvest Faire beats wet weekend weather
  • No. 41. October 9, 1996

  • Suspicious fires burn near Sisters
  • Sisters students busted for selling psilocybin
  • Sisters Police to unionize
  • Deer killed by cougar along Squaw Creek
  • Educators prepare for year-round school
  • Rotarian delivers more than good will
  • "Official" school enrollment posted
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 40. October 2, 1996

  • Sisters man imprisoned for drive-by shooting
  • Warm Indian summer frustrates deer hunters
  • Bears sighted in Sisters
  • Camp Sherman team recovers boy's body
  • Folks flock to Sisters for festival
  • Sewer study given to HGE, Inc.
  • County denies cell phone antenna
  • No. 39. September 25, 1996

  • Forest Service to trap, poison gophers
  • Folk festival brings music legends to Sisters
  • Oregon adopts new academic standards
  • Hard work promises hunting results
  • Sisters reopens study on year round school
  • Santiam timber sold
  • Pratt loses bankruptcy
  • No. 38. September 18, 1996

  • Assault alleged
  • Bad weather, good hunting
  • Jazz festival scores an artistic triumph
  • Ballot measures threaten Sisters school budgets
  • Middle school searches for an identity
  • Where should Sisters park all the cars?
  • Estate opposes Pratt bankruptcy plan
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 37. September 11, 1996

  • Cell phone tower approved
  • Shooting ruled suicide
  • Sisters schools shoot for stronger math skills
  • Teens dispense justice for peers
  • Santiam salvage logging advances amid protest
  • Students warned that sex offenders may lurk
  • Big turnout expected for Dixieland Jazz festival
  • No. 36. September 4, 1996

  • Army defeats Sisters fire
  • School enrollment is up
  • Lebanon man arrested for punching wife
  • Warm Springs Tribes settle water rights
  • Park Meadow smolders
  • Where have all the flowers gone?
  • Woman arrested for writing bad checks
  • No. 35. August 28, 1996

  • Hot day, altitude snag visiting plane
  • Study will prepare Sisters for sewer
  • Troops called to battle Sisters blaze
  • Air show hobbled by fire fight
  • Hiker injured on mountain
  • Sisters students score well
  • Dam relicensing offers chance to reestablish salmon runs
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 34. August 21, 1996

  • Cramped classrooms reduce revenue
  • Squirrel knocks out power in Sisters
  • Assault charges dropped
  • Robot dinosaur joins jets at Redmond air show
  • Sherman wins case in court
  • Tollgate meeting stormy
  • Mild winter, good forage generous to wildlife
  • No. 33. August 14, 1996

  • Blaze subdued at Indian Ford
  • Layoffs loom as Sisters faces deep budget cuts
  • Firefighters risk lives in the line of fire
  • Sisters students equipped to explore cyberspace
  • Wrestling survives school budget crunch
  • Phone service to Sisters cut by dump truck
  • Development to receive city water
  • No. 32. August 7, 1996

  • Sisters company enlists in cancer fight
  • Stubborn Jefferson Fire finally controlled
  • Sisters girls excel in equestrian events at Deschutes County Fair
  • Fair furnishes family fun
  • Forest Service to thin in Green Ridge area
  • Antique show thrives in Sisters
  • Sisters team goes racing
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 31. July 31, 1996

  • Slumbering fire wakes with a roar
  • PMR gets city water and zone change
  • Sisters to host antique show
  • Exhaust torches grass, fire devours car
  • County relaxes rules on storage buildings
  • City hopes to relocate skateboards
  • Plans approved for new city hall
  • No. 30. July 24, 1996

  • Sisters woman dies in Highway 20 crash
  • Sisters lands top volleyball coach
  • Developers ask for city water service
  • Does city budget overstate expenses?
  • Santiam Corridor set for salvage
  • Sisters llamas head to Japan
  • Motorcycle hits deer, deer loses
  • No. 29. July 17, 1996

  • Santiam a deadly highway
  • Firefighters contain cigarette-sparked fire
  • Police officers help city regulate overtime
  • Sisters loses power
  • Sewer study grant sought
  • Quilters beat the heat at outdoor show
  • Employees turn up heat on city hall plans
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 28. July 10, 1996

  • Sisters crews attack fire in Jefferson Wilderness
  • Chief Haynes on the job
  • Scientists fly low over the forest
  • Police flap raises budget questions
  • Jack Canyon salvage logging to proceed
  • Quilts will wrap Sisters for show
  • Pine St. homeowners oppose street extensions
  • No. 27. July 3, 1996

  • Chief may keep job after resignation
  • McKenzie Pass Highway opens for the summer
  • SOAR secures spectacular support in Sisters
  • City, schools untouched by PERS decision
  • Residents hope to halt P.M.R. annexation
  • Fire/paramedic posted to Camp Sherman
  • Parking off Cascade for quilt show
  • No. 26. June 26, 1996

  • Drug charge dropped
  • Gravel mine to begin operation in September
  • Forest Service training prepares firefighters
  • Water company makes bookkeeping changes
  • Pratt files bankruptcy
  • 14-year-old rolls car on Highway 20 west of Sisters
  • Chamber bids Fisher farewell
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 24. June 12, 1996

  • Couple walks away from plane crash in Sisters
  • Cougar wanders through woods near Tollgate
  • Wrestling cut from school budget
  • Brawl leads to arrests
  • Search of stolen car turns up stolen checks
  • Sisters Rodeo is one for the record books
  • Can Sisters solve traffic conflicts?
  • No. 23. June 5, 1996

  • World-class cowboys head to Sisters Rodeo
  • Two lives saved as fire razes home
  • Pine Meadow Ranch zone change appealed
  • New method used to build Buck Run home
  • Three fires in six days
  • New 541 area code due soon
  • No. 22. May 29, 1996

  • School bond fails, layoffs expected
  • Outlaws produce state champs at track finals
  • Brown, Blanton square off
  • Veterans honor the fallen at memorial
  • New water rates delayed
  • Pine Meadow Ranch project clears hurdle
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 21. May 22, 1996

  • Three Sisters men face sex charges
  • Caution: mule deer crossing
  • Heavy police patrols set for Santiam Pass
  • Antique show moves to Sisters
  • State support shortfall strangles Sisters schools
  • Sisters school bus drivers win awards
  • Fisher resigns as chamber director
  • No. 20. May 15, 1996

  • Moyer probation revoked
  • Bin browsing black bear banished by biologists
  • Olympic boxers visit
  • TV show to tape in Sisters
  • Simpson pleads guilty to theft
  • Schools decide how funds should be raised
  • Water rates to change
  • No. 19. May 8, 1996

  • Child out of wedlock: A village affair?
  • Brown, Pray receive awards for valor
  • Burglars attempt ATM theft at Ray's Food Place
  • Sisters street addresses to change in July
  • Sixth grader caught with drugs
  • Local students shine in history competition
  • County to review city plan
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 18. May 1, 1996

  • Woman hurt in Highway 20 wreck
  • Sisters General Store closes
  • City Hall remodel in budget
  • Frigid opener didn't daunt fishermen
  • School budget faces cuts
  • Fire chiefs named rodeo grand marshals
  • Sheriff's candidates face the public
  • No. 17. April 24, 1996

  • Man arrested running roadblock
  • Teen parent rate soars at Sisters High School
  • Blue Lake Resort purchased, goes private
  • Sisters marathoner conquers Boston's 100th
  • Raises proposed for school administrators
  • Federal funds for forest road repair
  • Pavers smooth highway through Sisters
  • No. 16. April 17, 1996

  • Man arrested for rape
  • Schools seek church classrooms
  • Fought estate forecloses on Pratt office building
  • City will consider new water rates
  • You can't go home again
  • Parking district delayed
  • Knapweed control continues in Sisters area
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 15. April 10, 1996

  • Pollen provokes prayers for precipitation
  • Dark helicopters fly at night near Sisters
  • Felon may face trial for drugs, weapons
  • Ruling expected for Pine Meadow Ranch
  • New water system saves millions of gallons
  • Sisters students take in the world
  • Board adopts policy on sports/activities programs
  • No. 14. April 3, 1996

  • Sisters man sentenced for drive-by shooting
  • School receives grant
  • Woodcutting season opens in Sisters
  • Sisters ponders parking questions
  • Sherman pleads innocent
  • Sisters man awaits trial
  • Byway portal in Sisters
  • No. 13. March 27, 1996

  • Former water company book keeper arrested
  • Which sports will play in the Sisters schools?
  • Furnace fire guts rodeo clubhouse
  • Outlawnet publishes web page
  • Firewood cutting permits available
  • Deadline for summer forest jobs approaches
  • Sisters Rodeo poster available now
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 12. March 20, 1996

  • Large slash burn planned near Tollgate
  • A torrent of debris
  • Where's the parking money going to go?
  • Wild fish may reign on Metolius River
  • Sisters still waiting for new city hall
  • Sisters forest plans rouse public
  • Steps to video stardom
  • No. 11. March 13, 1996

  • Kids and alcohol: Is there a solution?
  • School books are in short supply in Sisters
  • Elementary teachers support bond
  • Challenges come with year-round school
  • Pine Meadow zoning hearing continued
  • Sisters ponders portal project
  • Clifton Clemens is 90
  • No. 10. March 6, 1996

  • Teen drinking raises concerns in Sisters
  • School board selects new superintendent
  • Slow down on McKenzie Highway
  • Land exhange probed
  • It's been a lousy week
  • City plan hits legal pinch
  • Models fly the skies
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 9. February 28, 1996

  • Icy Suttle Lake curve to be defrosted
  • Pot, meth drug arrests
  • Alcohol suspected in death
  • Sisters sign rules hard to enforce
  • Sherman to face criminal charges
  • Sisters man sentenced in juvenile rape case
  • Superintendent candidates face the Sisters community
  • No. 8. February 21, 1996

  • Workers clear flooded roads in Sisters country
  • McKenzie portal site proposed
  • Nasons to serve 60 days
  • Selecting Sisters Schools' superintendent
  • Nasons face the future
  • New water rates likely in July
  • Board sharpens pencils on bond expenditures
  • No. 7, February 14, 1996

  • Jack Canyon logging draws fire
  • Nasons await sentence
  • Bomb threat empties schools
  • Business washed out by floods
  • Highway 20 severed by deluge
  • Recollections of Sisters
  • Editorial...
    School board fumbles bond proposal
  • Real Soup "About My Stove"
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 6. February 7, 1996

  • Gravel mine fight is over
  • Sisters men arrested in drive-by shooting
  • Schools to seek another bond for expansion
  • Snows push water tally to above normal
  • New speed limit set for highway near school
  • "Operator error" causes CEC power outage
  • Sisters artist unveils '96 Quilt Show poster
  • No. 5. January 31, 1996

  • Salem skier dies in Hoodoo accident
  • Students in business with "Outlawnet"
  • New zoning sought on Pine Meadow Ranch
  • Council adopts new plan for Sisters
  • Mediation begins in gravel mine dispute
  • Costs pinch school options
  • Police investigate shooting near Sisters
  • No. 4. January 24, 1996

  • Slaughter to bow out
  • Slush storm socks Sisters
  • Fewer felonies in Sisters
  • Crash victims released from St. Charles
  • Nasons denied new trial
  • "Taggers" hit new city hall building
  • Alarm interrupts KOA burglary
  • TODAY'S Front Page

     No. 3. January 17, 1996

  • Sisters man charged in police pursuit
  • BLM returns artifacts long after Sisters raid
  • Officers commended for actions in shooting
  • Two die in icy crash at Lost Lake
  • Thefts reported at Metolius summer homes
  • Sisters weather wetter than normal in '95
  • District reopens after government shutdown
  • No. 2. January 10, 1996 [The Nugget Was Closed]

    No. 1. January 3, 1996 [The Nugget Was Closed]

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