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Current News
Winter finally arrives in Sisters Country
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Old Man Winter took his time getting here, but he finally drew his blanket of snow across Sisters Country over the weekend.
Council investigates marijuana regulations
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
In a wide-ranging discussion regarding possible marijuana-related businesses in Sisters, the City Council spent 90 minutes at last week's workshop listening to and questioning City legal counsel Alan Dale in front of a packed Council chamber.
Crime is down in Deschutes County
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel made a presentation to Sisters City Council about Community Safety and Reporting, on the most recent crime statistics for the County as well as the first months of the new Goldilocks program.
Former priest charged for pornography
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Rev. W. Thomas Foucher, 72, who served as parish priest at St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church in Sisters for six years ending in 2002, was arrested on February 2 in Boise, Idaho, on multiple charges involving child pornography and drugs.
Business
Councilors tour cannabis facilities
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
In an effort to more clearly understand the many facets of the burgeoning marijuana industry, representatives of Sisters City government spent Monday, February 5, touring three facilities in Bend engaged in some phase of the business.
Chamber honors citizens, businesses
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Local citizens and businesses regularly step up in extraordinary ways to enhance the quality of life in Sisters. And each year, the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce brings community members together to honor those contributors.

The Chamber hosted its annual awards banquet at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center on Thursday, February 8.
The people behind The Nugget...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
When Leith Easterling started with The Nugget in 1991, the newspaper industry was on the cusp of revolutionary change.

As the third member of a tiny, three-person staff, along with then-owners Kiki and Erik Dolson, Easterling wore a variety of hats: She sold ads, designed and produced the ads, and pasted the paper up - with actual wax on paper. It was labor-intensive work.
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Singing contest for Sisters Rodeo
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Sisters Rodeo is having a contest for residents of Central Oregon who would like to sing the National Anthem at a rodeo performance this year.
Caldera hosts open studio for artists
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Seven multidisciplinary artists and writers from the West Coast will share their creative projects at the Caldera Artists in Residence Open Studios event this Saturday, February 24.
Celtic/bluegrass band to take stage
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
We Banjo 3 is a Celtic/ bluegrass band hailing from Galway on the west coast of Ireland. The band is made up of two sets of siblings: David and Martin Howley and Edna and Fergal Scahill. They will take the stage at the Sisters High School auditorium on Monday, February 12, in the second Sisters Folk Festival winter concert of the season.
Student artists honored in annual awards
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The creative talents of Sisters' students are being honored in the annual Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards Program. These young artists will have their works on display at an art gallery in Bend this month.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
NO found, lost, or free pets to currently report.
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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'Winter Olympics' come to Sisters Middle School
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
All of the Winter Olympics action isn't in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Students at Sisters Middle School staged their own version last week.

The event opened with a moment of silence to honor the students and coach who died the day before in a school shooting in Florida.
Seeking school safety in Sisters
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Incidents such as the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week hit educators, parents and students hard, no matter where they are. The sheer shock and horror that such an event can happen at all is compounded by the realization that it can happen anywhere.
Love on a mission for a Sisters couple
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
"I will never forget what my kindergarten teacher wrote on my report card. 'Rachel marches to the beat of a different drummer.'"
Helping children cope with traumatic events
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
As I watched with horror the terrible event that unfolded last week at the school in Florida I wondered what I could say to help parents in Sisters as their children become aware of this terrible tragedy. Events such as these can be terrifying to children, even when they take place far away. In their minds they question, if it happened there could it happen here?
Sports & Recreation
Cheerleaders heading to Las Vegas
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Sisters High School's Cheer Squad is heading to Las Vegas for national competitions at the end of the month.
OHSET team gallops into season
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Sisters High School equestrian team (OHSET) galloped off to a good start at the first Central District meet last weekend. Twelve teams from central and eastern Oregon braved the wind and snow to test their mettle in an array of performance and gaming events at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center.
Swimming quartet takes trophy at state
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By the narrowest of margins the Sisters High School girls swim team brought home some hardware at the 4A/3A/2A/1A OSAA State Championships held February 16 and 17 at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.
Senior wrestlers compete at state
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Outlaws took three senior wrestlers, Damien Wills, Dustin Smith, and Casey Warburton, to the OSAA Oregon Wrestling State Championships held at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Friday and Saturday, February 16 and 17.
Health
Is marijuana harmless?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Is marijuana harmless?

No. But let's get our priorities straight.
Mental illness and places of worship
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
It is estimated that one in four Americans suffers from some sort of mental illness. A good number of these individuals may lean on their faith and place of worship in times of distress. While a place of worship may provide needed refuge, in other instances our place of worship can also cause shame.
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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