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Taking on wildfire planning in Sisters
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The public is invited to a kickoff presentation on Tuesday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Hall to learn how Sisters is working to address local wildfire challenges in the city.
Sisters faces up to suicide risk
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
When Jason Winebarger began telling his story to an audience of about 80 last Monday night, the lecture room at Sisters High School fell silent and remained so for the duration of his 26-minute talk, which chronicled the events surrounding his son Jacob's suicide two years ago at age 12, in Bend.

Winebarger's main message to the parents in attendance: Talk to your kids directly about how they are doing. Ask them if they ever feel depressed. Ask them if they have ever thought about suicide.
Habitat advocates for housing affordability
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Members of Sisters Habitat for Humanity ventured to Salem on Thursday, February 8, to advocate with their state representatives for resources to be allocated for affordable homeownership.
City snapshot
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
• On February 1, the selection committee for the public art to be installed in the Highway 20/Barclay roundabout will hear presentations from the three artists selected as finalists for the project. Their scale models will be on display in the City Hall lobby during February for the public to view and provide feedback. The project selected for the installation will be presented to the Sisters City Council at their February 28 meeting for approval.
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
Exploring art and community
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Exploring the world of regional creative residencies, courtesy of The Roundhouse Foundation, recent works by six Sisters artists are now on exhibit at Sisters Art Works.
Sisters celebrates the arts
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Sisters School District has a reputation for focusing on and promoting student creativity. On Wednesday evening the commons at Sisters High School was transformed into a unique collaboration of the arts.

Students, teachers and guests gathered for the 22nd annual art night event with a fresh new look and a revamped name.
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, January 30, 2018
FOUND CAT: A big, gray-striped cat has been hanging around Pine Meadow Village since December. Call 503-409-2326.
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
Foundation provides microscopes
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
In order for a student to go out into the world thinking big, he or she sometimes finds it necessary to take a really good look at the tiny things in life. One of the best methods for doing that is to use a microscope, and last week the Sisters High School students in Rima Givot's science class were at it up to their ears - a few of them even pulling their hair(s) out.
Fireside Stories on tap in Sisters
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
In the early days of Sisters, during long winter evenings, families gathered beside the fireplace for light and warmth while sharing stories of their day.
Whispers from the past
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The threat of fire was very real in the early days of Sisters, when all the structures were crafted from wood and the city didn't have a professional fire department.
New robotics program for Circle of Friends
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Programing, or coding, is taking schools all over the world by storm. And robotics is another field that's able to inspire kids to learn coding.
Sports & Recreation
Three wrestlers advance to state championships
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Seventeen Outlaws participated in the OSAA 4A Special District #2 Regional Tournament held at Sweet Home High School on Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10.
Alpine skiers race under perfect conditions
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Clear, cold weather created ideal race conditions on Mt. Bachelor's Cliffhanger run on Saturday, February 10, for the OSAA giant slalom race. Warmer temperatures earlier in the week added moisture to the snow, and colder temperatures on Saturday froze the moisture, which created a nice hard crust for the race

course.
Swim team sends qualifiers to State
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Sisters High School girls swim team will be sending a solid contingent to the OSAA State Swimming Championships this weekend after finishing third at the District meet, which served as the qualifier for state. The meet was held February 9 and 10 at the Albany Swim Center.
Outlaws stay tied for first place
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Outlaws posted two wins on the road this past week to push their league record to 7-1, which kept them tied with Sutherlin for first place in conference play.

Sisters defeated the Huskies 43-36 at Sweet Home on Tuesday, February 6, and three days later they tallied a 64-48 road win at Junction City (JC).
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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