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home : current news October 1, 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
Council earmarks $300k for housing
Sisters City Council approved $300,000 in funding support for an affordable-housing project in Sisters in a 3-1 vote last Thursday.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Two-year-old killed in Highway 20 wreck
A two-year-old girl was killed in a traffic accident east of Sisters on Sunday, September 11.

OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 12.5 west of Tumalo at about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2000 Toyota Tacoma, operated by David Fincher, age 45, of Sherwood, was travelling eastbound when he lost control negotiating a corner and crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. The Tacoma collided with two separate westbound vehicles, a gray 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, operated by Sarah Peterson, age 37, of Bend, and passengers, a female child, age two, and a male child, age seven; and a gray 2016 Dodge Charger, operated by Alexander Perkins, age 28, of Bend and passenger Ashley Perkins, age 27, of Bend.

The two year old female child passenger suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining occupants were transported to St. Charles Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

Monday, September 12, 2016
Human case of West Nile Virus in Deschutes County
Deschutes County Health Services Communicable Disease Supervisor Heather Kaisner confirmed to The Nugget that West Nile Virus has recently infected at least one person in Deschutes County. Kaisner told The Nugget that a second case of possible West Nile Virus is still under investigation.
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Friday, September 9, 2016
Forest Service concerned about shooting at McKenzie Pit
(Editor's note: The print version of this story states that the Forest Service closed the McKenzie Pit to shooters. that is incorrect. Though the Forest Service has concerns about safety and trash accumulation, and is encouraging shooters to use other locations, the pit is NOT CLOSED). The U.S. Forest Service has received increasing complaints about irresponsible target shooting west of Sisters. According to Forest Service representative Amy Racki, residents of Crossroads and users of the Jimerson Trail are concerned about their safety because of target shooting at the McKenzie Gravel Pit off Highway 242.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
City forester gathering data on trees
City contract forester Dan Galecki and two assistants have been out on the streets of Sisters in recent days, mapping and assessing all of the city-owned trees in the City of Sisters right-of-way. They are building a database that will help the City monitor the health of trees more efficiently in the coming years.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Forest Service hosts trail users
Last week, the U.S. Forest Service hosted a meeting of the Sisters Trail Users Group (S-TUG).
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Sisters reaches out to 'one of our own'
Justin Veloso is one of our own. A homegrown young man who followed his dreams to New York City after being encouraged by his parents, dedicated teachers, and a community that believed in him. After graduating, touring, and then returning home to Sisters Country to give back through music, he is being shown more support through our community of Sisters.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Sisters Eagle Airport seeks state recognition
Sisters Eagle Airport has requested inclusion on the Oregon Department of Aviation's list of "airports of state concern," according to ODA planner Jeff Caines.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Man dies on South Sister trail
A 63-year-old Portland man died on Tuesday, August 30, on the South Sister trail approximately 4.5 miles from Devil's Lake Trailhead, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reported. 9-1-1 dispatch received a call at 11:08 a.m. from hikers on the South Sister trail, who had located a male hiker face down and unresponsive. The man was later identified as Tom Shakespeare of Portland.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Local organizations team up for kids
This summer, while Camp Eagle Cap (CEC) volunteers were making preparations to lead a group of local children on a grand adventure, the Heartwarmers were making blankets to help ensure the kids' camp experience was warm and fuzzy.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Cloverdale's new engine in service
The Cloverdale Fire District recently held a combined ceremony which is known in the fire service as a "Wetting Ceremony" and a "Housing Ceremony."
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Council approves roundabout options
Construction activity on the roundabout at the Highway 20/Barclay Drive/McKinney Butte intersection is slated to begin in February 2017 with the installation of utilities, and will be completed in time for the 2017 Memorial Day weekend, according to Mike Darling, project leader for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Tuesday, August 30, 2016















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