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home : current news October 22, 2016

Sisters citizens will 'speak their peace'
On Wednesday evening, October 26, residents of Sisters Country will have the opportunity to explore the concept of "show respect," the fifth tenet of the Speak Your Peace civility project.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
City snapshot
• Sisters City Council has reaffirmed that no new mayor will be selected to serve between now and December 31. There are only three more Council meetings; there is only one meeting in both November and December because of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Council President Nancy Connolly will continue as acting mayor.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Write-in candidate in bid for council seat
After seeing there were only three candidates running for three Sisters City Council seats, Kathryn Lindbloom was convinced by friends to start a write-in campaign.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Fire season is officially over
The soaking rains of the past several days were probably a sufficient clue, but just to make it all official, the Central Oregon fire chiefs announced that the end of wildland fire season was declared Saturday, October 15.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Esterman running for council seat
Longtime Sisters-area resident and event coordinator Richard Esterman is running for one of three seats on the Sisters City Council.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Find your way through the Affordable Care Act thicket
Former President Bill Clinton startled a lot of folks last week when he noted the frustrations of working people "caught in the middle" by the Affordable Care Act:

"So you've got this crazy system where all of a sudden, 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people that are out there busting it - sometimes 60 hours a week - wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half," he said. "It's the craziest thing in the world."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Woman gets prison in Sisters case
Cheryl Waldron of Bend was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $430,000 from her Sisters employer. Waldron pleaded guilty in August to stealing from Robinson & Owen Heavy Construction, of Sisters.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Ryan throws hat in the ring for council
Chuck Ryan has only lived in Sisters for three years, but he has already firmly established himself as a willing volunteer in a number of community endeavors. He has now volunteered to run for a position on the Sisters City Council.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
ODFW breaks ground for new youth fishing pond
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife broke ground for a new youth fishing pond last Monday, on the former Spring Creek hatchery site near Camp Sherman.

According to Jen Luke, ODFW fish biologist in Bend, the half-acre pond, once completed, will be stocked with rainbow trout and open only to anglers 17 years old and younger.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
City of Sisters hires new senior planner
BreAnne McConkie, the newly hired City of Sisters senior planner, comes to Sisters from Salt Lake City, via Seattle.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
'Anything goes' in winter forecast
With the arrival of autumn, climate experts are weighing in on what kind of a winter we might expect here in the Pacific Northwest. After serving as a caldron where one of the strongest El Niños in 65 years was brewed last season, conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean have returned to more normal levels.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Blum seeks election to her council seat
Andrea Blum is the only incumbent Sisters City Councilor running this November for election to one of the three available seats on the Council.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Seed To Table invites town to dinner
Last Saturday night more than 100 locavores gathered in the Tehan pasture northeast of town to enjoy the first-ever Fall Harvest Community Dinner put on by the Seed to Table workers and volunteers.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Habitat presents lifetime awards
The volunteers at Sisters Habitat for Humanity give their time because they believe in the Habitat mission and have a heart to help families in Sisters.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Deer vs. dog incidents repeated
Sisters resident Lorna Clarke reported witnessing several violent encounters between off-leash dogs and deer in the rough area behind the Sisters Elementary School ball field over the past month.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Habitat celebrates 25 years of building
Twenty-five years ago Sisters Habitat for Humanity founder Hort Hammond knew that some folks in Sisters needed affordable housing, so he organized Habitat for Humanity in Sisters.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
County nixes airport discussion
The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners canceled a discussion of issues related to Sisters Eagle Airport that had been set for September 19. In an email sent out to interested parties on Wednesday afternoon, county community development director Nick Lelack said ...

Thursday, September 15, 2016
City snapshots
• The new restroom building opened at Cliff Clemens Park on Thursday, September 1, and will be open year-round. At Village Green Park three new power pedestals were installed around the park, which will greatly improve power supply for use during large events like Sisters Folk Festival. New playground chips were recently added at both Village Green and Cliff Clemens parks.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Three candidates for three spots on council
Sisters voters won't really be making choices when they cast their votes on the November 8 ballot for three members of city council.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
County to address airport questions
The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners will grapple with several questions related to the operation of Sisters Eagle Airport at a work session on Monday, September 19.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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