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home : current news August 30, 2016

Fire near Lower Bridge
Initial attack is underway on a fire of undetermined size in the Lower Bridge area Northeast of Sisters. Fire fighting units have been dispatched for structure protection. More information as it becomes available.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Missing Sisters woman found safe UPDATE 11 a.m.

Oregon State Police found Lena R. Shieler on Highway 26 in the area of Government Camp at about 10 am. this morning, after reports of the subject vehicle driving erratically were made by motorists.

Shieler was found to be in good health, but was transported to Mt. Hood Medical Center, in Gresham, Oregon, for an evaluation.

The sheriff's office sought the public's help in locating Lena R. Shieler, who left her adult foster care facility in Sisters last night between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Shieler took one of her caregiver's vehicles from the driveway and left.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
City snapshots
• At their Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m. meeting, Sisters City Council will be considering a motion to adopt the Highway 20/Barclay Avenue roundabout traffic management options and the aesthetics of the installation.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
ID tags on lost pets critical to recovery
Animal rescue organizations across the United States report that the vast majority of dogs that come through their doors are never reunited with their owners. The fact is that a lot of these pets are missing some kind of identification, leaving the shelters not knowing who to contact.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Suspicious fires in Sisters area
Six very small fires broke out in Sisters Country Wednesday evening, August 17.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Hikers rescued on South Sister
In a scenario that has become almost routine this summer, a pair of hikers got stranded on South Sister and had to be rescued.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Rescuers recover fish in Whychus Creek
A couple dozen volunteers and agency staff donned waders and hoisted nets along Whychus Creek Wednesday, August 17, in a large-scale fish recovery effort. The fish rescue was part of a recently launched stream restoration project along the northernmost mile of the Deschutes Land Trust's Whychus Canyon Preserve.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Six smokes reported in Sisters Country
Six very small fires broke out in Sisters Country yesterday evening.

According to Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch, five of them were reported just off of Forest Road 16 south of Sisters, and another was reported off Forest Road 11 northeast of Black Butte.

All were around a tenth of an acre in size and manned by fire crews overnight.

The blazes are under investigation. There has been no lightning in the area.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
ODOT to brief city council on roundabout
After gathering feedback from citizens, property owners, business owners, the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Transportation will brief the Sisters City Council on plans for the Barclay Drive/Highway 20 roundabout at the 7 p.m. Council meeting on Thursday, August 25.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hiker airlifted from PCT
A hiker who was incapacitated by a potentially life-threatening condition was airlifted last week from Highway 242 near the Pacific Crest Trail.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Frye reflects on tenure as mayor
Chris Frye will soon bring down the gavel on his last meeting as Sisters' mayor. He and his family are moving outside the city limits, which requires him to step down from the Sisters City Council.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Creek restoration project launched
The Deschutes Land Trust and Upper Deschutes Watershed Council have launched a massive stream restoration project at the Land Trust's Whychus Canyon Preserve. Restoration will begin on the northernmost mile of Whychus Creek at the Preserve and will improve habitat in and around the creek for fish and wildlife.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Hasty Team makes two rescues
The Camp Sherman Hasty Team was involved in two rescues near the Pacific Crest on Sunday, July 31.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Top cops respond to violence
In recent weeks the nation has seen a tragic string of violent outbursts against law enforcement.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Fuels reduction helps firefighters
On Friday, July 29 firefighters from Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, and Cloverdale Fire District responded to a fire located off Wilt Road north of Sisters on land owned by Deschutes County.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
City snapshot
• Hayden Homes has submitted a new application to the Community Development Department for a modification to the original master plan for Village at Cold Springs, with an update to current code and public works standards.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Sisters Habitat needs store volunteers
When was the last time you helped make the dream of homeownership possible for a family or helped someone build their own home? Did you know you can do that without lifting a board or pounding a nail?
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Candidates sought for city council
August 30 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for filing completed and verified applications with the Deschutes County Recorder's Office in order to be on the ballot in November to run for Sisters City Council.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
High interest in marijuana in Sisters
Over a dozen marijuana-related permit applications have been received by the City of Sisters - mostly regarding retail sales establishments - despite the current temporary moratorium in effect in Sisters regarding the production, processing, and sales of marijuana within the city limits.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Firefighters quell fire along Fryrear Rd.
Quick and intense attack by aircraft and ground crews quelled a fire off Fryrear Road east of Sisters on Monday evening - a blaze that could have been a real problem.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Aircraft hitting Fryrear Road fire

Multiple aircraft have been deployed to fight a 20-acre blaze off Fryrear Road in the vicinity of Cascade Estates Drive east of Sisters. According to Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch, numerous structure protection units have been dispatched to the area. The fire is 30 percent contained, with crews working to cut a bulldozer line around it. There is no word on a cause. Katy Yoder, who lives nearby, said, "There's lots of airplanes coming over and they're taking care of it. I don't see any new smoke. I just got home, and I'm cleaning the chicken coop and I'm not worried."

Monday, August 1, 2016

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