Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds | Sisters, Oregon Sisters Oregon Visitors Guide



HOMENEWSOPINIONCLASSIFIEDSCouponsCALENDARObituariesROAD REPORTVideo Library
Latest Sisters, Oregon, weather
Current News
Education
Business
Sports & Recreation
Health
Home & Garden
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Columns
Obituaries
Announcements
Area Events
Calendar
Arts & Entertainment
Archive
OPINION
Editorial
• Editorial
Letters
Contact List
Advertising
Camp Sherman
City of Sisters
Deschutes County
Public Library
Sisters Guide
Sisters Chamber
Sisters Map
Sisters Schools
SPRD




Advanced Search

home : editorial : editorial November 21, 2017


9/12/2017 11:37:00 AM
We are our own disaster relief program

Sisters has had a tough year. A hard winter has been followed by a brutal fire season that cut summer short and choked up the local economy.

Smoky conditions ripped the heart right out of the busy summer season, which is when most of our local businesses put together the bankroll that gets them through the winter. The eclipse didn't pan out to be an economic boon; Labor Day was smoky and slow and the Sisters Folk Festival was cancelled due to air-quality concerns. Those are tough blows to take for local shops and restaurants.

There may be some programs to help out those hit hard by what can only be termed a slow-rolling economic disaster, but in all likelihood, Sisters is on its own.

And we can handle that. We can pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and be our own disaster-relief program. It doesn't have to be arduous, either. A little extra effort to dine out locally more frequently; a little extra sustained effort to shop local instead of buying online or at the box store will go a long way toward filling the hole left by the great summer smokeout.

Most shops in Sisters can order quickly what they don't have in stock, and Sisters is full of dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Maybe this is a good opportunity to rediscover our hometown and keep our dollars at work in our own community, while reaching out a hand to help our neighbor.



Jim Cornelius

Editor





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   













Life
© Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. The Nugget Newspaper, LLC
PO Box 698 • 442 E. Main Ave., Sisters, Oregon 97759 • 541-549-9941 office • 541-549-9940 Fax

Life



Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved