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home : current news March 19, 2018

SPRD finalists set
The board of directors of the Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) has selected four finalists for the SPRD executive director position.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Chinese class gets cooking in Sisters
Last week Diana Liu, Sisters Elementary School's Chinese teacher, took her fourth-grade Chinese classes on a field trip to Sisters High School (SHS) where she instructed the students on how to cook a favorite recipe from her childhood.

Liu grew up in Central China, in the province of Shaanxi.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Residents share vision, values
More than 100 people shared while they shopped at "Values & Visioning" booths stationed last weekend at Ray's Food Place.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Citizens weigh in on marijuana in Sisters
Opinions were fairly evenly split at a May 6 community meeting regarding possible adoption of time, place and manner (TPM) regulations on the marijuana industry for the City of Sisters.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Local resident rescues feral cats
Dayton Lanphear, a landscaper and longtime resident of Sisters, opened his heart and home to 20 young feral cats.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Sisters Fire District honors achievements
2017 was a challenging year for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District.

A harsh winter burdened the District as heavily as everyone else in Sisters.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
To save a life in Sisters
David Adler is still coming to terms with a journey right up to the threshold of death.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
A tale of two winters
Sisters Country might as well have had two winters this season - one mild and dry, and one with plenty of snow and chilly temperatures.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Single-vehicle wreck on Highway 242
Sisters Fire confirmed reports of a single-vehicle wreck involving injuries on Highway 242 near Sisters High School.
Monday, March 5, 2018
Longtime locals find a new home
When Mary Gray first moved to Sisters nearly 30 years ago with her two boys, she lived off of Brooks Camp Road in the logging cabins owned by Brooks-Scanlon Lumber. Last week, she and her husband, Bear, returned to the Brooks Camp Road area to break ground at their future Sisters Habitat home site. This time, however, the home they will move into will be their own, which they will purchase through the Sisters Habitat homeownership program.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Jeff McDonald: giving back to his community
Jeff McDonald, the manager of Ray's Food Place in Sisters for the past 18 years, understands what it means to give back to his community.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Tree project underway near Crossroads
Residents of the Crossroads subdivision west of Sisters should see evidence of forest thinning operations nearby in March.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Fire destroys family home near Sisters
A fire destroyed a home near Sisters and displaced a family of four in winter conditions on Sunday night, February 25.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Former priest charged for pornography
Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, 72, who served as parish priest at St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church in Sisters for six years ending in 2002, was arrested on February 2 in Boise, Idaho, on multiple charges involving child pornography and drugs.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Crime is down in Deschutes County
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel made a presentation to Sisters City Council about Community Safety and Reporting, on the most recent crime statistics for the County as well as the first months of the new Goldilocks program.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Council investigates marijuana regulations
In a wide-ranging discussion regarding possible marijuana-related businesses in Sisters, the City Council spent 90 minutes at last week's workshop listening to and questioning City legal counsel Alan Dale in front of a packed Council chamber.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Winter finally arrives in Sisters Country
Old Man Winter took his time getting here, but he finally drew his blanket of snow across Sisters Country over the weekend.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Habitat advocates for housing affordability
Members of Sisters Habitat for Humanity ventured to Salem on Thursday, February 8, to advocate with their state representatives for resources to be allocated for affordable homeownership.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sisters faces up to suicide risk
When Jason Winebarger began telling his story to an audience of about 80 last Monday night, the lecture room at Sisters High School fell silent and remained so for the duration of his 26-minute talk, which chronicled the events surrounding his son Jacob's suicide two years ago at age 12, in Bend.

Winebarger's main message to the parents in attendance: Talk to your kids directly about how they are doing. Ask them if they ever feel depressed. Ask them if they have ever thought about suicide.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Taking on wildfire planning in Sisters
The public is invited to a kickoff presentation on Tuesday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Hall to learn how Sisters is working to address local wildfire challenges in the city.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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