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home : current news January 23, 2017


ODOT to host roundabout open house on Wednesday
(Editor's note: Notice of the ODOT/City open house came in Friday, January 20, too late for the January 18 print edition of The Nugget): Highway managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and officials with the City of Sisters are inviting motorists and others to an informational open house to learn about upcoming highway construction projects on Highway 20 in the Sisters area. The open house will be held on Wednesday, January 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture-Drama Room at Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Rd.
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Smith takes on Pentagon position
Admiral Dixon Smith and wife Kiki had anticipated retiring in the fall of 2017 after serving 34 years in the Navy. However, the Navy changed both their minds, having decided to move them to the Pentagon to another job.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Winter hits homes and businesses hard
Schools aren't alone in suffering harsh conditions this winter.

Homes and businesses throughout Sisters Country have experienced broken water pipes as temperatures plunged, according to Roxanne Grier, office manager for Sweeney Plumbing.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Chuck Ryan named Sisters Mayor
Chuck Ryan has been selected by his fellow councilors to serve as mayor of the City of Sisters.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
After the big snow, worries about flooding
With warmer temperatures and rain forecast for midweek, the latest concern here in Sisters is for the water level and speed of Whychus Creek, which comes out of the Three Sisters and runs right through town, past many houses along its banks.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Sandbags available to combat flooding
UPDATE: A message from City of Sisters Public Works Director paul Bertagna - "Since we have a limited number of bags we are going to keep the filling station open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 10 bag per household limit."Free sand and sand bags are available in the parking lot at City Hall for anyone concerned about flooding on their property as the snow melts. Individuals must fill their own sand bags.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Winter hits homes and businesses hard
Schools aren't alone in suffering harsh conditions this winter. Homes and businesses throughout Sisters Country have experienced broken water pipes as temperatures plunged, according to Roxanne Grier, office manager for Sweeney Plumbing. "That's all we've been doing for the past week," she said - thawing and repairing frozen pipes. "Exterior walls are usually the most vulnerable. We'll see another round of this when the part-time (residents) come back."
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Heavy snow loads worry Sisters residents
The collapse of an elementary school gym and two large commercial buildings in Bend has raised concern across Central Oregon.Roofs are heavily loaded with snow, which poses risks, but there is a risk to climbing on your roof to remove snow. A Sisters homeowner was injured in a fall from a roof, according to the Sisters Fire Department.


Thursday, January 12, 2017
STA invites Sisters to 'Get Plowed'
Volunteers with the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) have spent the past few weeks "Getting Plowed." Yes, it's true; and they are inviting others to "Get Plowed," too! For some time now, members of this community-centered organization have been volunteering their time - and a great big red snowplow - to help plow out people stranded by the huge dump of snow that has arrived in Sisters Country.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Many hands have made Sisters shelter a reality
What began as several conversations last fall between Sisters residents concerned about the apparent growth of homelessness and lack of affordable housing in our community has materialized into a full-blown warming shelter that opened it doors on January 1, 2017 and has been open every night since.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
How Sisters wildlife copes with winter
Winter is hard on wildlife, just as it is on you and me. But like you and me, wildlife that spends winter with us have layers they use to stay warm and dry - like our layers of clothing that keep us comfortable in cold temperatures.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Frigid weather held Sisters in icy grip
Central Oregon's prolonged spell of cold, snowy weather provided a certain wintry charm to the holiday season this year.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Public works director warns of winter storm conditions
With another heavy winter storm expected to descend upon Sisters on Tuesday, City of Sisters Public Works Director Paul Bertagna issued a message seeking the assistance of citizens and business owners to make snow removal as efficient and effective as possible under challenging conditions.


Monday, January 9, 2017
Surrendered dog needs good home
Rollo, a 3-year-old mastiff/lab mix, was surrendered to Three Rivers Humane Society in January 2016 when his owners lost their home in a Sisters fire.

This gentle giant, weighing in at 115 pounds, is a sweet boy, although he has been the product of some unfortunate circumstances.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Prosser takes on Sisters City Recorder position
Sisters' new City Recorder, Kerry Prosser, brings with her a wealth of work experience in dealing with the public and a 20-year history as a Sisters resident, providing a familiarity with Sisters and her citizens.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Veterans organization has national reach
Warfighter Outfitters was born in Sisters and operates out of here - but its reach extends far beyond Central Oregon.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Sisters Cold Weather Shelter opens
With near-zero nighttime temperatures forecast for this week, daytime mercury reaching only into the teens, and biting wind swirling the drifts of snow, the opening of the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter (SCWS) couldn't come soon enough. The opening has been highly anticipated since the concept was born several months ago.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Killer of Camp Sherman jogger dies in prison
A man who killed a jogger in Camp Sherman nearly 40 years ago has died in prison of apparent natural causes.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Detectives make arrest in Sisters stabbing incident
A 29-year-old Sisters man was hospitalized with serious injuries and a 28-year-old Sisters man was jailed for attempted murder and assault in an alleged stabbing incident in Sisters on Thursday, December 29.
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Friday, December 30, 2016
City snapshot: City Manager search; planning commission
• Jensen Strategies LLC of Portland has been selected to conduct the search for a new permanent city manager.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016













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