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home : current news April 29, 2017


Sisters Habitat raises walls on new homes
Two local families had reason to celebrate last week as they raised walls for their homes with youth from around Central Oregon.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sheriff's office issues warning to dog owner
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the owner of a dog that was involved in an incident that injured a Sisters woman on April 12.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ODA reaffirms airport listing
The Oregon Department of Aviation on April 20 reaffirmed its March 7 decision to add Sisters Eagle Airport to Oregon's list of airports of state concern. The department had unwound the initial approval after discovering a substantial amount of written testimony had been left out of the record.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Fire captain on other end of rescue
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Captain Thornton Brown is used to helping others. Recently, he was on the other end of the equation as he was injured in a 40-foot fall and had to be pulled out of a deep California canyon by a rescue helicopter.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sheriff's office issues warning to dog owner
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the owner of a dog that was involved in an incident that injured a Sisters woman on April 12.
Friday, April 21, 2017
FS closing section of forest to camping
Faced with a large number of illegal campers, high levels of trash and significant sanitation issues, the Forest Service will close a section of forest near Sisters to camping for two years.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Quick action stops house fire
Quick action by homeowners and a rapid response from the Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD on April 12 kept a wall fire from extending to the entire home on Bitterbrush Lane near Sisters.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Aggressive dog injures Sisters woman
Jodi Schneider McNamee of Sisters was walking her two small dogs in the area of E. Tyee Drive and S. Locust Street in Sisters last Wednesday, when a loose dog - she believes it was a pit bull mix - hit her from behind and knocked her down, causing a serious leg injury that required surgery to correct.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Roundabout construction rolling along
ODOT reports that on Monday, April 17, the roundabout construction contractor will open the Barclay Road closure to a right in/right out. Due to the contractor working in the center median section of the highway, McKinney Butte will be a right in/right out as well. In the median area of the highway there will be excavation, grading, and concrete paving for the new roadway. There is also the potential for some nighttime work later in the week. No delays are anticipated during daytime hours; there may be up to 20-minute delays at night.


Friday, April 14, 2017
Civility event on tap at fire hall
Citizens4Community is presenting its sixth free skill-building presentation on Thursday evening, April 20, at the Sisters Fire Hall.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Campground gets an upgrade
Things got pretty heavy in Sisters last week with the delivery of the new precast concrete restroom/shower building to Creekside Campground.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
More than 40 apply for city manager post
The search for Sisters' new city manager is moving forward and on schedule, according to recruiter Erik Jensen of Jensen Strategies in Portland.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Sisters Country set for spring burning
Beginning as soon as this week, fuels specialists on the Sisters Ranger District will begin prescribed burning throughout the district.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
DLT secures 130 acres near Sisters
The Deschutes Land Trust has purchased and permanently protected 130 acres of land along Whychus Creek near Sisters.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Sisters fire district improves rating
Residents of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District may see reduced fire insurance rates as a result of a recently completed survey by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Keown tapped to lead ranger district
Long-time U.S. Forest Service biologist Kevin Keown has taken up the reins as Acting District Ranger at Sisters Ranger District as Kristie Miller stepped into retirement at the end of March.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Lost dog found after long search
Last January Kimberly Johnson picked up her mini-dachshund puppy, Reagan, from a nearby breeder near her home in Virginia. Her mother, Betty, a Black Butte Ranch resident tagged along to meet Reagan and his mother, a long-haired blond mini-dachshund, Jazzy.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Legion Commander visits Sisters
Sisters hosted a distinguished guest on Sunday: American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
ODOT demands repayment of grant funds
The Oregon Department of Transportation is demanding from Sisters Airport the repayment of $377,152 in ConnectOregon V grant funds and payment of an additional $13,033 to meet the minimum requirement for matching funds for grants entered into in 2015.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sisters pioneer Georgia Gallagher passes
Editor's note: One of Sisters' iconic residents, Georgia Gallagher, died last week. In recognition of her life, The Nugget is running an excerpt from a profile of Gallagher written by freelance writer Bill Mintiens in 2008.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017














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