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Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Agencies to hold active-threat training at schools
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Police and first responders will be operating in and around two Sisters schools on Saturday in an active-threat drill.

Sisters-Camp Sherman, Black Butte Ranch and Cloverdale fire districts personnel are planning to participate with local law enforcement including Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Deschutes County 911, Oregon State Police, Black Butte Ranch Police and the Forest Service in a joint training exercise Saturday, May 19 at Sisters middle and high schools.
Wilderness restrictions comment deadline near
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time is short for the public to weigh in on a U.S. Forest Service reservation system that could severely limit future use of wilderness areas in local National Forests.

If implemented, the system would affect all wilderness areas in Sisters Country.
Swinging the hammer for Habitat
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Last week more than fifty local women, including teams from First Interstate Bank, US Bank and YouthBuild, worked on three homes in Sisters Habitat for Humanity's Village Meadows neighborhood as part of National Women Build Week hosted by Sisters Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's.
Public Works crew hard at work
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Keeping Sisters streets and public restrooms clean and landscaping maintained is the responsibility of a group of dedicated City employees who do their jobs seven days a week in the freezing cold of winter and the broiling heat of summer.
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Local realtors give back to community
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Each year since 2009, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from Keller Williams Realty across the country participate in the RED Day (Renew, Energize, Donate) initiative. They donate that day to a wide range of projects, devoting their time to community service through activities ranging from food and blood drives to rebuilding homes and schools for community members in need.
City adopts new water, sewer rates
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Sisters City Council approved adoption of new methodologies and rates for water and sewer system development charges (SDCs), effective May 10, that will recover the actual costs of providing the services. The City recently updated its water and sewer master plans, which provided an opportune time to update its SDCs.
The people behind The Nugget...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The classic school assignment - "what I did this summer" - sent Jodi Schneider McNamee down the trail to becoming a writer. The satisfaction of telling a story well and getting a positive response feeds the creative soul.
Sisters celebrates Grooney retirement
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
He showed up in his pajamas and bathrobe, with mismatched socks and a scarf.
Arts & Entertainment
Noted Western artist returns to Sisters
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
A living buckaroo legend and accomplished artist, Len Babb returns to Sisters for a show at Black Butte Ranch on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The show in the Black Butte Community Room will feature Babb's original oil paintings, watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, and sculptures.
Pueblo sculptor returns to Sisters
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Master sculptor Cliff Fragua taps the rocks that he might acquire, then listens for ones that will resonate - singing back to him.
Students' musicianship recognized
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Three Sisters High School students were recognized for their musicianship at the state level recently. These members of the wind ensemble competed in the Central Oregon Solo and Ensemble Festival and received state qualifying scores for their instruments, meaning they were eligible to advance to the state competition.
It's 'singtime' in Sisters
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Springtime in Sisters? Well, yes; but, according to the Sisters High Desert Chorale, it's also "Singtime in Sisters!" That's what the chorale hit upon for the title of their annual free, spring concerts for the community, which will be conducted next week on May 18 and 20.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, April 16, 2018
LOST DOG: MAX is a friendly older golden retriever, around 50 lbs., no collar, last seen in Paradise Alley on Sunday, April 15. Call Dan at 425-737-8174.
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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New life for an historic lodge
Thursday, May 10, 2018
There is a true historic treasure just up the hill from Sisters and few people even know it is there. At FivePine Conference Center on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m., Three Sisters Historical Society is hosting a presentation by the Friends of the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge on the restoration and re-opening of the lodge located at the summit of U.S. Highway 20, just 20 miles west of Sisters.
Civil War to be re-created near Sisters
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The sound of fife and drums and the pungent smell of blackpowder smoke will fill the air in Camp Sherman next weekend as reenactors and visitors travel back in time to the 1860s and the American Civil War.
Unlocking the secrets of prehistoric poop
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Eighty years ago, excavations at the Paisley Caves in south-central Oregon revealed exciting evidence suggesting that people may have lived there as early as the late Pleistocene epoch, some 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. But it was not until recent developments in ancient DNA testing that the evidence has become fully accepted.
Young Life returning to Sisters
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Young Life, a Christian ministry aimed at introducing adolescents to the faith while offering support, activities and fun times, is returning to Sisters under the leadership of Doug and Shannon Miller along with an enthusiastic group of community supporters.
Sports & Recreation
Girls track and field sending contingent to state
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Sisters Outlaws girls' track and field team will be well represented at this week's OSAA State Championships following stellar performances at the Sky-Em District meet held May 10 and 12 at Reed Stadium.

The host Outlaws stormed to the team title as they seemed to thrive under the home field advantage.
Students win programming award
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Dead Programmers Society, a team of four teenagers from Sisters, won the coveted Judges Choice Award for the middle school division at the Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC) competition held at Western Oregon University on May 12.

OGPC is an annual statewide competition of middle school and high school students that compete for designing an original video game. This year 59 teams competed. OGPC promotes digital literacy, computer science, and collaboration through game development.
Morgan gets clutch home runs as Outlaws finish strong
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Outlaws posted two wins in their final league games of the season: a 14-3 win at Elmira on Monday, May 7, and a 6-4 victory at Sweet Home a day later, highlighted by two home runs from Zach Morgan.
Former Outlaws shine on college diamonds
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
A pair of former Sisters High School softball players have added their names to the list of ex-Outlaws who have made an impact for their college softball teams.
Health
It's flea and tick season in Sisters
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Spring seems to have finally arrived in Sisters. The little green buds on the trees outside have blossomed, daffodils have bloomed, and the air is getting warm. And along with spring come fleas and ticks.
Fun and funds raised for Amber
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Ever been to a medical fundraiser with somber speeches and a lot of sad faces? Amber Alvarez Lara's recent fundraiser at Sisters Elementary School was exactly the opposite. Lively Mexican music filled the air while kids in bright costumes took to the stage. Dozens of families chatted and mingled, eating delicious food and waiting to see who might win the raffle.
Look for non-toxic skincare options to support overall health
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Remember the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz?" Buddy Ebsen was cast in the role, but he had to be replaced after the aluminum makeup used with his costume made him gravely ill.
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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