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home : current news December 8, 2016

Sisters had third warmest November on record
According to preliminary data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton, temperatures in Sisters averaged warmer than normal during November.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Hearing on councilor-elect's residency set
The matter of Richard Esterman's residency within the city limits for the past year will be the subject of a special hearing on Thursday, December 15, 6 p.m., at Sisters City Hall.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
City settles with former employee
The City of Sisters has agreed to pay $10,000 to former finance director Lisa Young, half of which will be reimbursed by the City's insurance company.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
A traditional tree-lighting ceremony
Last Friday evening, hundreds of folks gathered among friends and family for one of the most anticipated holiday traditions in Sisters: the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Fir Street Park.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
STA volunteers rehabilitate trails
It was a chilly morning on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, but that did not deter 27 enthusiastic Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) volunteers who gathered at the Whychus Creek Overlook trailhead.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
911 to offer texting option starting soon
Starting Monday, December 12, people in Deschutes County can text their emergencies to 911.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Community feasts together on Thanksgiving
Close to 200 members of the Sisters community feasted together at the third Annual Sisters Community Thanksgiving Dinner last Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Spirit of Giving program underway
The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire & Ambulance Association and the Sisters Kiwanis Club are sponsoring the annual "Spirit of Christmas Giving Tree" to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in Sisters Country this holiday season. They expect to serve close to 250 families this year.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Missing woman found dead southeast of Sisters
A 24-year-old woman who had been reported missing last week from a home in the Plainview area east of Sisters was found dead Friday morning, November 25. Investigators assured the public that the death did not involve foul play.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Sky is no limit for aviation students
The Sisters High School Aviation program was well-represented at the National Symposium of High School Aviation Conference last week.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
OSP urges safe travel over holiday
With at least 10 people losing their lives on state highways over the past week, OSP is urging motorists to travel safely this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Residents safe after garage fire
A garage fire in Sisters Wednesday morning, November 16, resulted in fire and smoke damage to the home.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Assessing public safety in Sisters
At last week's DeschutesSafe public meeting in Sisters, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel shared the initial results of the online survey recently conducted in an effort to assess what citizens see as the biggest threats to public safety in the county. The presentation was full of interesting information, but only two Sisters residents attended.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
City snapshot
• On Wednesday, November 16, 6 p.m. at FivePine Lodge, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel will host a public meeting to share with the community the work that the DeschutesSafe team is doing and to provide a forum for residents to share their thoughts on safety and crime prevention. The initial results from the DeschutesSafe public safety survey will be revealed during the meeting.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Sheriff sees unity after victory
After a contentious campaign that saw allegations of cronyism, workplace harassment and retaliation from the challenger - and counter-accusations of policy violations - newly elected Sheriff Shane Nelson is looking forward to his first full term as Deschutes County Sheriff.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Making Indian Ford Creek healthy
"I'm glad to be out here, this is my favorite part of the program; a chance to give back to the community," Cadet Jason McCabe, 17, of Damascus, Oregon said as he dug up another shovelful of rock from an illegal dam on Indian Ford Creek.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Sisters honors its veterans
Students at Sisters High School honored area veterans last Thursday in a moving school-wide assembly.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Sisters City Council votes tallied - UPDATED 11/10
Wednesday morning's vote tally showed incumbent city councilor Andrea Blum with 796 votes and Chuck Ryan with 785. Richard Esterman had tallied 551. The three candidates were on the ballot for three open seats on the council.

Write-in candidate Kathryn Lindbloom secured 10 percent of the vote.

Sheriff Shane Nelson won election to his postion with a 55-45 percentage against challenger Eric Kozowski, who conceded Wednesday.

Republican Phil Henderson maintained a 53 percent to 46 percent margin over Democrat Alan Unger in the race for Deschutes Co. Commission Position 2.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Struggling to stay in Sisters
Sisters is a picturesque community, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by natural beauty. The community is supportive, helpful, and rural - the picture of small-town America. It's not hard to understand why people want to live here. We boast about our strong schools, music festivals, arts programming, endless outdoor opportunities and more.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
STA speaker series honors Bjarne Holm
The Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) has honored the late Bjarne Holm by bestowing his name on the speaker series he founded.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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