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Monday, June 18, 2018
Sisters may be visited by Rainbow Family
Sisters may get a visit from the Rainbow Family this week, according to a bulletin released by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. William Baily reported that, "Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has received information that the Rainbow Family group may be traveling through Deschutes County on their way to a regional gathering event off Highway 22, near the Santiam Pass. As this is a regional event, it is estimated up to 600 Rainbow Family members will be in or traveling through our area from June 11 through June 21. The event location is not located within Deschutes County, but the closest town for fuel and supplies is Sisters."
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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McKenzie Highway to open June 18
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The McKenzie Highway - Highway 242 - is scheduled to open on Monday, June 18. The historic route across the Cascades is closed each winter due to snow.

The winding, climbing road west of Sisters attracts numerous cyclists seeking to ride it before it's open to motor vehicle traffic. However, Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Peter Murphy clarified last week that the route is not actually opened to cyclists before it's open to cars.
Watchdog group seeks answers on tree-killing
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Central Oregon Land Watch is seeking some answers regarding the death of a thousand or more ponderosa pine trees along Highway 20 west of Sisters.
Sisters-area vet makes honor flight
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
On Wednesday June 6, 25 Korean and World War II Veterans from Central Oregon met at the Portland Airport Shilo Inn to kick off the Central Oregon Honor Flight back to Washington, D.C.
Resident recounts scary Sisters deer encounter
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Folks in Sisters delight in the sight of deer in town, crossing in a crosswalk or lounging on a green lawn. But those cute critters can be highly aggressive - especially a doe protecting a new fawn - and downright terrifying.

Ask Amy Abramson.
Business
The people behind The Nugget... Katy Yoder
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Katy Yoder has always been a writer. Now The Nugget freelancer is committed to making writing her life and career.
Drugstore in new digs
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Some businesses come and go in Sisters, but one long-time fixture, Sisters Drug, has simply moved.
Local man wins California barbecue competition
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Trails End BBQ Company proprietor Carl Perry of Sisters used his barbecue skills in the San Juan Bautista Rib Cook-off and won first place in both ribs and sauce.

The well-established event highlighted professional rib teams from California, Oregon and Nevada that served over 8,000 pounds of ribs dripping in secret sauces during the cook-off promoted by Williams LTD.
Sisters celebrates Grooney retirement
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
He showed up in his pajamas and bathrobe, with mismatched socks and a scarf.
Arts & Entertainment
2018 Sisters Rodeo a record-breaker
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The 78th annual Sisters Rodeo saw more than just bulls, beer, and balaclavas this year. Under chilly skies - and surprising record-breaking crowds - the rodeo weekend saw fur fly and historical moments made.
Sisters blues festival supports community
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
In addition to bringing stellar blues talent to Sisters in August, the Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival is supporting a pair of Sisters community partners.
Watercolors reflect Hayden's colorful life
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
One morning last week, every computer in the Sisters Library was in use. Patrons busily but quietly went about their tasks - job-hunting, researching history, or simply checking their email or Facebook. They may not have really noticed the beautiful watercolor paintings hanging right above each workstation, but the rich colors and soft textures lent an atmosphere of calm productivity to their tasks. The Friends of Sisters Library Art Committee covers the library walls with color each month.
Art in the park brings creative variety
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Last Saturday and Sunday Creekside Park was filled with white tents and talented artists displaying their handcrafted goods at Art in the Park. The showcase of arts and crafts spread across the park grass, drawing in scores of folks to enjoy more than 85 vendor booths. The annual event, in its 16th year, was the perfect added attraction for visitors to enjoy during rodeo weekend in Sisters.

Folks strolled through an eclectic variety of craftmanship from metal art and vintage buttons to handmade earrings from recycled bullet casings.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Education
Schools
Class of 2018 springs to the future
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The gathering of 101 seniors at Sisters High School's 70th commencement ceremony Thursday, June 7, included music, memories - and one last academic, and inspirational, lesson.
Sisters graduate capturing the world
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Will Saunders knows how to work hard, push limits and say "Yes" - even if it scares him.
Kiwanis awards grant to Cummins
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sisters Kiwanis awards grants to Sisters-area adults who are seeking a career change or wish to enhance career opportunities. This program, known as the Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund (COF) assists adults (25 or older) who are financially unable to return to school or retrain for a career change. Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $60,000 in assistance to help Sisters-area residents reach their educational dreams.
D.I.Y. nature expedition-in your own backyard
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
A lucky group of juniors will make it into the high school's lauded IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) program. The rest of us can create our own small expeditions close to home.
Sports & Recreation
Flatiron Rock: an easy hike in the Badlands
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Although we're seeing trails opening up in the high country, it's still worth taking note of alternative areas that are (nearly) all-season hiking destinations. After all, not every day lends itself to a high mountain expedition.
Brigham to play volleyball for Boise State
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Jessie Brigham, a stand-out volleyball player for the Sisters High School volleyball team the past four years - the dominant presence and anchor in the back row - has officially signed a letter of intent with Boise State. She will switch from Outlaw to Bronco this summer.
Whychus Creek Trail impacted by Milli Fire
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I had been lulled into thinking that our friendly almost-in-town hike along Whychus Creek was one last little bastion of safe green space among our thousands of acres of scorched forest in Sisters Country. Alas, I learned last week that that's not entirely the case.
Cyclists set to stampede into season
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
It's setting up to be just about perfect for the annual Sisters Stampede Mountain Bike Race, which has become Sisters' unofficial kickoff to the summer recreation season.
Health
A woman's desire for control
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
One of my goals in my practice is to heighten insight and self-awareness among my clients. Many of my female clients come to me with complaints of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and underappreciated. These symptoms are often married to perfectionistic tendencies and attempts to control the external to compensate for internal chaos.
Memory is a river
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Writing a memoir is not for the meek! Opening portals into the past, especially places that hurt, may seem counterproductive. I've been asked, "Why do you want to bring that back up again?" and "Why do you want to focus on the bad things? There's so many precious memories to cherish." Those are all good questions to answer. But it's important to remember we're all unique and so are our circumstances. For me, it's all about thinking it through and deciding if looking back can help me heal.
Training the cardiovascular system
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Cardiovascular training is the process of continuously moving the body, elevating the heart rate, oxygen/carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange via increased breathing, and mobilizing stored muscle glycogen for fuel. It is the system in our bodies which allows for a consistent effort without fatiguing. Cardiovascular fitness is integral to health and to the full enjoyment of recreational activities.
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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