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home : current news March 26, 2015

Potential community projects to go on display
After months of work, a citizens' committee is ready to roll out its analysis of potential community projects.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
City recorder has a big job
Kathy Nelson is one of the hardest-working people at the City of Sisters.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Sisters to take on paved trail again
The Sisters community is poised to take on the touchy topic of a paved trail between Sisters and Black Butte Ranch again - this time through a collaborative consensus-building process.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
City of Sisters bans feeding deer
There are probably many people in Sisters who will not like the new deer-feeding ordinance passed last week, but those with gardens and landscaping they treasure may well be ecstatic.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Relief fund set up for fire victims
A relief fund has been set up at U.S. Bank to assist Jeff Kindle, whose home in Sisters was destroyed by fire last weekend.

Monetary donations may be made to account number 153666911752 at any U.S. Bank.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Forestry board gets down to work
The Urban Forestry Board (UFB) began their work of caring for Sisters trees in earnest at their March 11 meeting, reviewing tree-removal requests, approving the document advertising for a city forester, and getting updates on current projects.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Public records requests have increased sharply
Public records requests have increased dramatically since 2011, placing an added burden on City staff, especially City Recorder Kathy Nelson who handles all those requests in addition to her other duties.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
City to reverse back-in parking
Back-in parking is backing out of the Sisters downtown in approximately 90 days. Despite some avid supporters, the parking has proven unpopular with a large majority of citizens and visitors. It will be removed from Pine and Larch streets and Main Avenue.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cooking fire destroys Sisters home
Sisters residents Jeff and Gina Kindle narrowly escaped their burning home Sunday afternoon when a pan being used to cook French fries ignited on the stove. The residents told fire department personnel that the pan caught on fire and then the cabinets caught on fire. Jeff and Gina were able to evacuate the home and run to the house across the street and call 911. The home was located at 703 S. Ash St. in Sisters.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Major structure fire in Sisters
Major structure fire at a residence on the southwest corner of Black Crater and Ash Street Sunday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded.

There are no injures; all occupants evacuated the structure by the time the first emergency units arrived.

Sunday, March 15, 2015
City set to scrap back-in parking
The much-reviled reverse-angle parking on Main Avenue should be gone by the time Sisters Rodeo rides into town - assuming everything goes according to schedule.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Fire department honors its own
The patient was on the floor, discovered there by his daughter. It looked bad. He wasn't breathing and the daughter could not move him to begin CPR instructed over the phone by a 911 operator.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
New planner takes the reins in Sisters
There's a new face at Sisters City Hall: that of Patrick Davenport, the recently hired community development director who is taking over from departing Pauline Hardie.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Herburger is Citizen of the Year
Melvin Herburger is Sisters' Citizen of the Year, and ENERGYneering Solutions, Inc. is the local Business of the Year.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Food cart conflict leads to code change
As part of an effort to deal with the fallout of a controversial planning staff decision allowing food carts at a downtown Sisters business, the Sisters Planning Commission on Thursday night approved changes in development code language requiring that the planning commission be directly informed of all "Type II" administrative decisions.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
USFS to ignite prescribed burn
The Forest Service is planning to conduct a prescribed burn starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, three miles west of Sisters, two miles south of Black Butte Ranch, a half-mile north of Cold Springs Camp Ground.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Council tries to navigate food cart controversy
The City Council took no new action at their February 26 meeting to unwind the Planning Department approval granting former mayor Brad Boyd the right to have food carts on his Eurosports property on Hood Avenue.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Truckers take on 'roundabout rodeo'
Truck drivers ran through a mockup of the proposed Highway 20/Barclay Drive roundabout last Friday at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Weather changing - but not much
For the past two solid months a broad-scale weather pattern has been anchored over the U.S., causing nearly unprecedented warm and dry conditions in the west and extreme snow and cold in the eastern part of the country.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Neighbors weigh in on Clemens Park
Security and cleanliness of a planned restroom facility are the two concerns on the minds of neighbors of Clemens Park.

In response to an invitation from the Parks Advisory Board (PAB), about 25 neighbors and other users assembled at the park on Wednesday, February 18, to hear the plans for installing a restroom in the park's southeast corner and to share their concerns or support.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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