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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Police serve warrant in Tollgate
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office personnel deployed a robot and a muzzled canine to resolve a situation that evolved out of an attempt to serve a warrant in the Tollgate subdivision on Tuesday morning, March 20.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Current News
Airport/ODOT dispute headed to court
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation sent a demand letter to Benny and Julie Benson, owners of Sisters Eagle Airport, seeking the repayment of $377,152 in ConnectOregon V grant funds and payment of an additional $13,033 to meet the minimum requirement for matching funds for grants entered into in 2015.

The state agency alleges that the airport "misexpended" grant funds allocated for specific airport improvement projects. (See "ODOT demands repayment of grant funds," The Nugget, March 29, 2017, page 1.)
City snapshot - building and more building
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
• The community is invited to attend a public meeting on March 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sisters High School Lecture Room regarding a future land use application to be submitted by Hayden Homes located at 1680 W. McKinney Butte Rd. The land use applications will consist of zoning map amendment to shift 1.8 acres of open space zone to another area on the project site, a master plan and tentative subdivision plat.
City tackling noise ordinance changes
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
City Council decided they need another workshop to discuss further the City's noise ordinance.
Illegal tree-cutting garners fines
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The homeowners on South Pine Street and the tree service they employed to remove nine mature ponderosa pine trees from City right-of-way in front of their houses on January 2, 2018, are being fined by the City - but nowhere near the amount they could have been.
Citizens to vote on marijuana businesses
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Residents who live within Sisters city limits will have the opportunity in the November 2018 general election to vote on whether or not marijuana-related businesses should be allowed in the city and whether a three percent tax should be levied on the sales.
Cascade Sotheby's expands operations in Sisters
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Cascade Sotheby's International Realty is a big presence in the Sisters real estate community, having recently acquired Sisters real estate pillar Metolius Property Sales and its 11 brokers. Cascade Sotheby's estimates that it now has secured more than 22 percent of the Sisters real estate market.
The people behind The Nugget...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The man takes his commas seriously - which is a good thing for a proofreader.

Rathbun has spent the past 12 years at his desk at The Nugget on Mondays, "pouring red ink all over a small-town newspaper."
Are electric vehicles actually healthy for the environment?
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Conversation surrounding electric vehicles and the environment has been steadily on the rise as companies such as Tesla and Volkswagen vow to "save the planet" with low-emission models. However, the most important step to keeping a healthy ecosystem is educating potential consumers about both benefits and risks of lithium-ion technology in a world already undergoing heavy pollution.
Arts & Entertainment
Council approves 'Land of Contrasts'
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sisters City Council concurred with the recommendation of the Sisters Art Selection Committee and voted unanimously to select Danae Bennett Miller's art proposal, "A Land of Contrasts," for the roundabout at the Highway 20/Barclay Avenue intersection.
Bullfighter named Grand Marshal
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sisters Rodeo has selected Bullfighter Rowdy Barry as the 2018 Grand Marshal of the Rodeo Parade to honor his decades of dedication to the sport and 25 years of "membership" in the Sisters Rodeo family.
Artists prepare for open studio event
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The third and final group of artists and writers are working on a variety of creative projects at Caldera Arts Center, and starting to think about what they will be sharing with the public during the last open studios event this Saturday.

Maesie Speer, Arts Center programs manager, talked about how each group of artists is unique and different. Caldera hopes these three-and-a-half-week residencies "make it possible for people to explore parts for their identities as artists, teachers and parents."
John Mayall to headline Sisters blues fest
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Legendary blues musician John Mayall will be joining a diverse lineup of blues, soul and funk acts from around the country, in Sisters on August 3 and 4 as part of the first Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival.
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 ...

Sisters Science Fair educates kids of all ages
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The air vibrated with electricity in the Sisters High School commons as students from all three Sisters public schools shared their creative abilities and knowledge in the seventh annual Sisters Science Fair. Hundreds of folks got involved through hands-on challenges with science experiments, activities and demonstrations from constructing rockets and the magic of slime, to learning about aeroponics in Sisters High School greenhouse.
Sisters salutes...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Sisters High School Concert Choir exceeded all expectations at the Central Oregon District Choir Festival last Tuesday.
Sisters students walk out for change
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Since Sandy Hook, when 20 children and six adults were gunned down by an adult using an AR-15-style rifle, 7,000 more young people have been killed by gunfire.
Exploring gravitational waves
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration made two historic announcements in February 2016.
Sports & Recreation
Outlaws split for week on the diamond
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Outlaws baseball team started their season with a 7-6 win over 5A Mt. View on Tuesday, March 13, but three days later fell 9-7 to Stayton.
Girls lacrosse packs in three games
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Lady Outlaws kicked off their season with a bang, with three games in one week. Sisters started strong with a 19-7 win at home against Redmond on Monday, March 12. On Thursday, Sisters suffered a tough 6-15 loss to Bend United, but bounced back strong with an 18-4 victory over Roseburg on Saturday.

In Monday's win against Redmond, the Outlaws posted 13 of their 19 goals in the first half.
Outlaw softballers open with 21-14 win
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sisters High School's varsity softball team rode the bats of Jourdan Andrews, Tatum Sitz, Isabelle Spitler and Anessa Stotts to explode for 18 hits and 21 runs in opening the season with a 21-14 win over Klamath Union of Klamath Falls.

The host Outlaws scored in every inning, including five times in the fourth when Andrews hit a two-run homer over the right-centerfield fence and Spitler had a run-scoring double.
Five new black belts in Sisters
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Earning a black belt in a martial art is a significant accomplishment, representing years of dedication and passage of a test that is often grueling - as much psychologically as physical.
Every bite matters
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Food is a daily essential of our lives. We all make decisions about what to eat. These decisions implicate us in the real cost of that food - socially, environmentally, and economically. Not to mention that our choices impact our health slowly, for better or worse, with every bite.
A safe home as we age
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
More and more aging Sisters residents are striving to stay independent and in their own homes as long as possible. And many are living at home with children or other family members.
Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
It seems empathy is in high demand these days. Helping professionals, healers, or simply those with caring personalities may feel overwhelmed and even exhausted trying to meet this demand. Having a caring heart and a tendency to put others ahead of ourselves makes us especially vulnerable to "compassion fatigue."
Clean eating revs up your health and fitness
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The better you eat, the better you'll feel. What you eat plays a big role in making you stronger, healthier and more energetic.

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