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home : current news July 22, 2017

Sisters woman killed in I-5 crash
Taylor Nieri, who grew up in Sisters and graduated from Sisters High School as Athlete of the Year in 2013, was killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 5 on Sunday, July 16.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Pandora moths return to Sisters
Yes, those are Pandora moths flying about your porch lights at night. This isn't the first time they've been in Oregon's night skies, nor will it be the last.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Horseback rider rescued after fall
A 72-year-old Eugene man was life-flighted to St. Charles in Bend on Sunday, after a horse wreck on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Local agencies prepare for eclipse impacts
Traffic has been very heavy through Sisters this summer, as travelers take advantage of a strong economy and cheap gas to enjoy some travel. Imagine a weekend Sisters traffic bottleneck multiplied by... well, nobody really knows how much.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Wrecks bring scrutiny to street corner
Two collisions in recent weeks at the intersection of North Pine Street and Barclay Drive in the Sisters Industrial Park have drawn scrutiny to the intersection.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Firefighters mop up blaze west of Sisters
A fire was reported before 1 a.m. Sunday morning burning just off Forest Service Road 11 (Indian Ford), west of Sisters.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
New law allows rescue of dogs, kids in hot cars
Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts your pet or child at serious risk and possible death, even on a day that doesn't seem hot to you. And cracking the windows makes no difference.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Sleepy driver hits horse statue
An 18-year-old driver escaped injury when he fell asleep at the wheel early Friday morning, July 7, and crashed his pickup truck into the plinth of the equestrian statue on Cascade Avenue at the east end of Sisters.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Firefighters mop up blaze west of Sisters
A fire was reported before 1 a.m. this morning burning just off of Forest Service Road 11 (Indian Ford), west of Sisters.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Food Bank adopting 'shopping style'
The Kiwanis Club of Sisters Food Bank has provided food to low-income Sisters-area residents for 30 years. Big changes are afoot that affect the food bank building, clients and food bank volunteers.
Monday, July 3, 2017
USFS may limit wilderness access
Outdoor enthusiasts are loving portions of Sisters Country to death. The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a program to limit access to wilderness areas in order to preserve the wilderness experience in the face of tremendous growth in use.

Under the proposal, visitors to the Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington, Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Diamond Peak wilderness areas would need to get a permit in advance. Such programs are common in California to limit crowds and the environmental damage that comes with them.

Monday, July 3, 2017
Blaze damages home east of Sisters
Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District crews, joined by Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, were dispatched to a structure fire on Cascade Estates Drive off Highway 20, on Tuesday, June 27, just before 5 p.m.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Volunteers make quilt show come alive
It seems like magic - more than a thousand quilts suddenly appearing on the buildings of downtown Sisters in an explosion of creativity and color on the second Saturday of July.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Firefighters begin mop-up on Sheep Springs Fire
Firefighters are finishing burnout operations today and will begin mop up, extinguishing hot spots and fire along the perimeter of the Sheep Springs Fire in the Metolius Basin northwest of Sisters.

Yesterday, crews were able to successfully complete burnout operations using existing roads to create a containment perimeter. Interior areas will continue to burn producing smoke in the area.

Friday, June 30, 2017
Burnout set for Sheep Springs Fire - Thursday, June 29, 10:15 a.m.
Firefighters will begin a burnout operation this morning on the Sheep Springs Fire approximately 20 miles north of Sisters in the Brush Creek drainage on the Deschutes National Forest. The burnout could take up to two days to complete.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Sheep Springs Fire burning in Metolius Basin - Tuesday, June 27, 1 p.m.
The Sheep Springs Fire is burning less than a mile northeast of Sheep Springs Campground and roughly a half-mile west of Forest Road 12 in the Metolius Basin. The blaze is burning in an area previously burned by the B & B Fire in 2003, in an area predominantly covered in standing dead trees. Due to the extremely hazardous nature of the incident's location, firefighters will use indirect strategies to contain the fire, primarily from roads. This will minimize the need for firefighters to engage directly with in the fire in unsafe conditions. 
 Today, crews will be reinforcing containment lines and preparing the area for burnout operations. Firefighters are looking to complete burnout operations Wednesday or Thursday.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
No fireworks allowed in Sisters' forests
The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to "Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe" when using fireworks.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Boyd retires from fire district board
Long-time director for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, Don Boyd is retiring from the board when his term expires at the end of June 2017.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Wreck claims two lives near Sisters
A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 20 just outside of Black Butte Ranch claimed two lives and left another man critically injured on Sunday afternoon, June 25.

According to Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency workers responded to a five-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near the Black Butte Ranch entrance at about 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
City barbecue brings out citizenry
Sisters' first-ever City barbecue last Thursday evening was a rousing success, according to many attendees.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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