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home : current news February 19, 2017


Wyden to hold town hall in Sisters on Monday
Senator Ron Wyden will hold a town hall in Sisters on Monday, February 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Sisters High School auditorium.

The town hall is one of three the Oregon senator is holding in Central Oregon.

"It's clear from my first town halls of 2017 so far that Oregonians are coming out in record numbers with real concerns," Wyden said. "I look forward to continuing the conversation in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties about how to preserve and protect the Oregon way focusing on solutions."


Friday, February 17, 2017
Sisters Trails Alliance holds annual meeting
Last week, the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) held their annual meeting, hosted by Sisters Art Works, to review accomplishments from 2016 and look forward into the upcoming year. "It was a good year for STA!" said Catherine Hayden, STA's new board chair, as she opened the meeting.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Local residents ponder how to build their ark
People in Sisters are interested in being prepared should Whychus Creek reach flood stage and overflow its banks. That was evidenced by the turnout for a flood preparedness forum held last Friday night.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Hearing covers airport issues
The intended scope of last week's public hearing by the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) was very narrow: Does Sisters Eagle Airport meet one of three criteria to be listed as a matter of State concern in Appendix M?

However, the majority of concerns for community members (for and against) were actually outside the scope of the hearing - and wide-ranging.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
City passes new snow removal rules
Grappling with the most significant issue facing Sisters in the past couple of months, the Sisters City Council approved Ordinance 473 concerning snow and ice removal within the city of Sisters.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Cloverdale moves into fire station
After several months of construction by Griffin Construction of Prineville, the volunteers with Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District have moved their equipment into their new fire station building over the last few weeks.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Pat Bowe: a heroic life of service
Sisters resident Pat Bowe is no stranger to sacrifice.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Forum to address flooding threat
Having a tranquil creek running through Sisters comes with a price tag - the possibility of local flooding when the weather conditions combine in just the wrong way, making it a whole lot less tranquil. Large amounts of snow, rain, and quickly rising temperatures can spell disaster.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Sisters shelter is changing location
After being housed at Westside Church of Sisters for the month of January, the shelter will be hosted by Sisters Community Church for the month of February, in their annex hangar. An enclosed trailer has been given to the shelter by an anonymous donor, enabling the monthly moves in the winter, as well as providing storage for shelter materials during the rest of the year.


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Be 'two-weeks ready'
It occurred 317 years ago and while there's no way to know when the next Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake might hit, it's a good idea to be prepared.


Thursday, February 2, 2017
City manager hiring schedule
Last week's public forums regarding the hiring of a new Sisters city manager were almost non-events. Five people showed up for the afternoon meeting (three from the Chamber) and no one came for the evening meeting.


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Hunter education classes on tap in Sisters
Sign up now for upcoming hunter education classes being offered in Sisters. The Sisters class is at Sisters Community Church from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the following days: February 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
City Snapshot
• There are currently two openings on the City's budget committee. Duties are time-limited and include attending several meetings to review requests and set the City budget for fiscal year 2017/18. For more information please contact City Recorder Kerry Prosser 541-323-5213.


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Citizens work on skills for community discourse
Oregon State University professor Dr. Gregg Walker utilized two role-playing scenarios to help Sisters residents practice dealing with constructive confrontation and positive criticism at last week's Citizens4Community public forums.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Sisters says goodbye to a pioneer
Dorro Sokol, Sisters rancher, aviator, planning commissioner, Rotarian and rodeo stalwart, died last week at her home on Pine Meadow Ranch, at the age of 90.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
ODOT lines out Sisters road projects
The Sisters roundabout is just one of several road projects on the books in coming months. ODOT personnel were on hand at an open house held last week with exhibits explaining four highway projects scheduled for the Sisters area, from February 2017 through October 2018.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Two arrested in kidnapping case
Two people were arrested on Friday in a kidnapping case that started with an incident at Sisters Mainline Station and ultimately spanned Deschutes and Jefferson counties.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Winter's not through with Sisters Country
Somewhat more moderate temperatures over the past two weeks have aided Central Oregon residents in digging out from one of the heaviest snowfalls in recent memory.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Sisters to get new bus connection with Bend
Beginning February 6, Cascades East Transit (CET) will institute a new Community Connector bus route #29 between Sisters and Bend, and will make some modifications to the schedule for the Redmond-Sisters route #28. CET signs will identify each stop.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Councilors get job training in Sisters
Incoming City Councilors and City department heads put two afternoons of training under their belts last week - a first here in Sisters.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017














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