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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Nothing extreme about winter forecast
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
As if on cue, the arrival of September's autumnal equinox brought with it an abrupt change in the weather. Earlier in the month the heat and smoke of summer was still in play as temperatures soared into the 90s. Then, on September 19, the snow level dropped to 5,500 feet and blanketed the central Cascades with its first snowfall - thanks to a shot of chilly air from the Gulf of Alaska.

And just like that, the summer of 2017 was history.
Sisters man badly hurt in horse wreck
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sisters-area horse trainer Chad Hurtley suffered serious head and facial injuries on Tuesday, November 14, when a horse he was working with either kicked or stepped on him in a round pen.
Local trails volunteer honored
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Local resident and avid Forest Service volunteer Gary Guttormsen was awarded the annual Dr. David L. Paulsmeyer Memorial Award for Excellence in Service on November 9 at a dinner and awards ceremony for volunteers from the Deschutes National Forest.
Camp Sherman woman joins land trust board
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Deschutes Land Trust has announced that Inge Wells of Camp Sherman and Melissa Kent of Bend have joined the Land Trust's board of directors. Both women bring unique skills, expertise, and passion for conserving land in Central Oregon to the Land Trust.
Business
Planning commission recommends caps on vacation rentals
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Sisters Planning Commission is forwarding to the City Council for their consideration several recommendations regarding regulation of vacation rental properties in Sisters.
Be prepared for winter dangers at work
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Sisters businesses need to be just as well-prepared as homeowners for winter's wrath.
A holistic approach to psychiatry
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Audry Van Houweling named her practice in Sisters She Soars Psychiatry because she wanted to evoke resilience, empowerment and the overcoming of obstacles.
Local couple introduces Sparkling Hop Water
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
For hundreds of years, hop water has been served in Japan for its health and medicinal benefits as well as being enjoyed as a refreshing non-alcoholic drink. Casey Glick, a 2002 Sisters High School graduate, sampled and thoroughly enjoyed the unusual beverage while working in Japan.
Arts & Entertainment
Sisters chorale has new director
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Sisters High Desert Chorale came under new direction this spring when Connie Gunterman was chosen as choral director following the retirement of Irene Liden. Connie brings over 25 years of choral-conducting experience.
Kerani Mitchell departs Sisters Folk Festival
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
It's been almost four years since Kerani Mitchell joined the Sisters Folk Festival staff as volunteer and program manager. Over the years her time with SFF staff, volunteers and students has truly evolved into a family of co-workers and friends.

Volunteer Kip Wheeler reflected on Mitchell's impact: "I've never worked with a better volunteer coordinator. Kerani's ability to combine head and heart never failed to amaze me. She will be missed at SFF.
Musical cast made a close-knit team
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Sisters High School music program completed its successful four-show run of Cinderella Sunday afternoon, November 5.
Folk festival has new development director
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Steven Remington has come on board as the new development director for Sisters Folk Festival.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, November 6, 2017
FOUND CAT: A large cat has been hanging around, fluffy white with a gray tail and tan markings on the face. Call 541-410-2890.

FOUND CAT: A young cat, orange and white, about 8 to 10 pounds, was found near Hwy. 126. Call 541-549-1674.

LOST CAT: JACKSON went missing from Tamarack Street on October 4. He's neutered, 15 pounds, and has 6 toes on his front paws. He is orange and white, no collar or ID. Please call 541-549-8691 if found.
Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


Education
Schools
Citizens question new school bus facility
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A new transportation facility is slated to replace the aged bus barn housed at Sisters Elementary School. Monies received from a state matching grant to the district will fund the project, utilizing approximately half of the $4 million windfall.
'Pachyderm Intrigue' on tap with Science Club
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
In 1965, Don Miller was on a science trip with naturalist and nature photographer Jim Anderson.
Commentary... Building diversity and inclusion in Sisters
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sisters is a great place to call home. The schools provide art and music, sports, an equestrian team, science and engineering. High school students can even get their pilot's license! What's not to like about that? Opportunity seems to be the theme for our community, regardless of our rural and small population.

But is everyone included?
Science Club explores neuroscience
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Dr. Larry Sherman is a neuroscientist with a lot on his mind: love and friendship, pleasure and pain, music and multiple sclerosis, genetics and the degenerative diseases of an aging brain. And he's on a mission to help people understand their personal stake in the big questions in scientific research.
Sports & Recreation
Reed Rainey will take the field as new baseball coach
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Reed Rainey will take over as the new head coach for the Outlaws baseball team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge, both as a player and as a coach.
Wessel leads Sisters all-league honors
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Sisters High School football squad had 14 players named to all-league teams this season. Senior Brady Wessel had an exceptional year, and was named first-team all-league on both offense and defense.
Cross-country teams perform well at state championships
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
One team came home with a trophy from the Oregon 4A Cross Country Championships and another left hungry for the future, as the Sisters Outlaws completed a strong season Saturday, November 4 at Lane Community College.
Lady Outlaws sting Hornets
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The Lady Outlaws defeated the Henley Hornets at home on Saturday, October 28, in the first round of the state playoffs. After two weeks off, Sisters was a bit sluggish, but after four sets of play they tallied the win.
Health
Volunteers host community Thanksgiving feast
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Members of the Sisters community can come together for a free Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 23. Longtime Sisters residents Deri Frazee and Jennifer Seher have worked together along with several community volunteers to pull together the Annual Sisters Community Thanksgiving Feast for the last three years.

Sisters Community Church donates its location and the kitchen, and has for the last few years, for the group's use. Several local vendors have donated other items like food and linens.
The Thanksgiving calories avalanche
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Thanksgiving is a holiday to reflect upon the good fortunes, experiences, and lessons throughout the year. Gratitude and respect is laid at the table with a spread of traditional foods. Nostalgia, memories, and the warmth of family create a cozy and comforting setting in which to enjoy some of fall's iconic bounty.

This idealistic setting comes with the tradition of overeating, overstuffing, and indulging ourselves. The American Thanksgiving meal can contain over 2,500 calories - more than the entire day's allotment for most people.
Ward off the 'winter blues'
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Preparing for winter means more than blocking your air vents with foam and getting the roof rake and snow shovels out of the shed (see related story, page 3). We also have to prepare ourselves psychologically.
Running commentary
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I certainly believe that running is good for the body, but the mind and soul as well.











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