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home : current news : current news May 23, 2018


Adair wins county primary election
Challenger Patti Adair of Sisters defeated incumbent Tammy Baney in the primary election for Position 3 on the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sheriff's office investigates break-ins
News of several break-ins in the Sisters area has heightened community awareness that Sisters is no longer the sleepy little town where doors can be left unlocked.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Motorist and dog escape car fire
A driver from Nebraska escaped injury after her car burst into flames as she was driving on Highway 20 near the Tollgate entrance on Thursday, May 17.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Training for an active-shooter incident
Multiple agencies throughout Deschutes County participated in an active-shooter training event on Saturday, May 19. Agencies including local law enforcement and fire departments participated in a joint effort at Sisters High School to prepare to work together in the event of a public emergency.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Adair holds lead in commission race
Patti Adair of Sisters continues to hold the lead in the Republican Party primary race for Position 3 on the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners, polling nearly 52 percent of the vote as of early Wednesday morning. Should she prevail, Adair would face off against Democrat James Cook in the November general election.

incumbent Tony DeBone will face Democrat Amy Lowes in November.

Local option levies to support Sisters schools and Sisters Park and Recreation District were passing with large margins as of Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Local option levies earn strong support
Local option levies supporting Sisters schools and the Sisters Park & Recreation District have both garnered strong electoral support and are headed for passage Tuesday night.

The SPRD local option levy was passing with more than 56 percent of the vote just after polls closed, and the Sisters School District Local Option had pulled in nearly 66 percent of the vote in the immediate tally.

Patti Adair of Sisters leads incumbent Tammy Baney in the primary race for Deschutes County Commission Position 3 52 percent to 48 percent, while incumbent Tony DeBone had garnered 72 percent of the vote in his primary race for Position 3 against Ed Barbeau.

Vote totals will be updated Wednesday morning.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Public Works crew hard at work
Keeping Sisters streets and public restrooms clean and landscaping maintained is the responsibility of a group of dedicated City employees who do their jobs seven days a week in the freezing cold of winter and the broiling heat of summer.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Swinging the hammer for Habitat
Last week more than fifty local women, including teams from First Interstate Bank, US Bank and YouthBuild, worked on three homes in Sisters Habitat for Humanity's Village Meadows neighborhood as part of National Women Build Week hosted by Sisters Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wilderness restrictions comment deadline near
Time is short for the public to weigh in on a U.S. Forest Service reservation system that could severely limit future use of wilderness areas in local National Forests.

If implemented, the system would affect all wilderness areas in Sisters Country.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Agencies to hold active-threat training at schools
Police and first responders will be operating in and around two Sisters schools on Saturday in an active-threat drill.

Sisters-Camp Sherman, Black Butte Ranch and Cloverdale fire districts personnel are planning to participate with local law enforcement including Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Deschutes County 911, Oregon State Police, Black Butte Ranch Police and the Forest Service in a joint training exercise Saturday, May 19 at Sisters middle and high schools.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
City snapshot
• Deschutes County ballots must be received in the County Clerk's office or at Sisters City Hall by 8 p.m., May 15 in order to be counted. Postmarks don't count. Voter pamphlets and mail ballots should have been received two weeks ago. Be sure to turn over the ballot as there is a measure on the back to vote on.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
New SPRD director loves Sisters
Todd Garrett, the new executive director for Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD), is passionate about the desert and the mountains, "where two beautiful landscapes collide."

"I am truly smitten with Sisters," said the recent transplant from Montana.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sisters needs planning commissioners
One of the single most important volunteer positions in which a community member can serve is as a member of the Sisters Planning Commission. In June, two commission seats will be open, and one of those may be filled by a resident of Sisters Country, residing outside the city limits but within the school district boundary.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sisters pilot uninjured in crash
Sisters Eagle Airport owner and pilot Benny Benson, along with two other occupants, walked away from the crash of his twin-engine Beechcraft 58P on Friday evening.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Prescribed burn canceled for Saturday
Sisters District Ranger Ian Reid told The Nugget this morning that fire managers are canceling the remainder of the prescribed burn southwest of Sisters that was to occur today (Saturday, May 5). There is an inversion layer that is pushing smoke into town and fire managers do not want to negatively impact the SALI lacrosse tournament getting under way this morning.

The inversion will lift through the morning and crews will be on scene at the burn area mopping up from yesterday's operations.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
No injuries in plane crash
Sisters firefighters responded to a plane crash at Sisters Eagle Airport this evening. According to reports, pilot Benny Benson lost lift on approach from the north and crashed down on the runway. In addition to Benson, there were two other occupants. There were no injuries.

Benson is the owner of Sisters Eagle Airport.

Friday, May 4, 2018
Burn planned for Friday, Saturday
Firefighters on the Sisters Ranger District plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5.

Firefighters will take two days to ignite the 200 acre SAFR 124 unit approximately 3-½ miles southwest of Sisters along Forest Road 15. This unit is directly north of the Milli Fire scar and 2 miles south of Crossroads subdivision.

The public will likely see smoke from Sisters and drivers may experience smoke impacts on Highway 20 and 242 and nearby forest roads.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Making Sisters into an age-friendly community
The need for affordable, convenient transportation and some type of community hub rose to the top of the wish list created by 130 people who gathered last week to discuss creating an age-friendly community in Sisters.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
YouthBuild program raises walls
A single voice yelled out "youth!" followed by a collective "build!"
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Crowded primary field in county race
The Republican primary field is crowded in the race to claim two open positions on the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners. Incumbents Tony DeBone is challenged by restaurateur Ed Barbeau for Position 1 and Tammy Baney is facing off against Sisters resident Patti Adair for the nomination for Position 3.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
















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