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home : current news April 22, 2018

Local sheriffs affirm gun rights
The top law-enforcement officers in the counties comprising Sisters Country have issued statements affirming civilian gun rights and opposing Oregon Initiative Petition 43.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Changes underway at SPRD
More is changing at Sisters Park & Recreation District than the arrival of a new executive director. Adult/Senior Program Coordinator Shannon Rackowski has tendered her resignation effective in May.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Beware of ticks in Sisters forests
Hikers are reporting an inordinate number of ticks on the loose as the spring hiking season begins to take shape. Since ticks can carry a number of diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease, it makes sense to learn how to avoid these obnoxious little critters.

The former disease is more common east of the Rockies but is not unknown in Oregon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Sisters Women Build project set
Sisters Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are calling on women across Sisters Country to get involved in their community during National Women Build Week 2018. More than 18,000 women construction volunteers unite nationwide to build up their communities with Habitat homeowners.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Chimney fire damages home
A chimney fire that spread to a shake roof was swiftly extinguished thanks to a neighbor's quick call to 911, and an immediate response by Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District on Tuesday, April 10.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Burning season on the way in Sisters
Some drippy spring weather has delayed things a bit, but fire managers will soon touch off a series of prescribed burns across Sisters Country.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Native Bird Care rescue center expands
Over the past nine years, Native Bird Care of Sisters, a nonprofit rescue center founded by Elise Wolf, has grown substantially. With the closing of a large wildlife rehabilitation facility in Bend about two years ago, Native Bird Care went from caring for 30 birds a year to over 200 rescues.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
City park will feature natural habitat
Sisters' next park will not contain play equipment or picnic tables. It will be a natural-habitat environment, featuring native plants, mountain views and, hopefully, butterflies.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Merkley talks 'soul of nation' at town hall meeting in Sisters
U. S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) told a town hall meeting in Sisters last week, "We are in a battle for the soul of our nation. This country was founded as a government that reflects the will of the people."
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Wildhaven Preserve may become public land
Land that has been a private preserve under the auspices of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for the past 35 years may become public, to be administered and managed by the Sisters Ranger District.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Working on a vision for Sisters
The Sisters Country Horizons project is progressing on schedule, according to Steve Ames and Ruth Williamson, of NXT Consulting, in their report to Sisters City Council last week.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
City snapshot - noise, pot and paving
• Senator Jeff Merkely will host a Town Hall at the Sisters High School auditorium on Wednesday, April 4, at 11 a.m.

• The City Council is continuing deliberation on a draft noise ordinance that would spell out in much greater detail the who, what, where, when, and how of requirements, variances, measuring of noise levels, and enforcement of the code.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Sisters trumpets swan arrival
Aspen Lakes near Sisters, in cooperation with The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW), and benevolent members of the Aspen Lakes homeowners, is about to become involved in an exciting wildlife project.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
SPRD taps Garrett as executive director
Sisters Park & Recreation District has a new executive director.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Gone in seconds: Kids scoop up 6,000 eggs
Creekside Park was dressed to its best in sparkling colors of the rainbow on Sunday, with 6,000 shiny plastic eggs "hidden" on the lawn, in pine needles, behind trees, bushes and some out-of-the-way nooks and crannies for hundreds of young treasure hunters to seek.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Prescribed burn set for Monday
Weather permitting, the Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn for Monday April 2.

The approximately 95-acre burn unit is located 2.5 miles west of Sisters, a half-mile north of Crossroads and half-mile mile west of Tollgate. Smoke will be visible from Highway 20, Highway 242, and the greater Sisters area.

Friday, March 30, 2018
Sen. to hold Town Hall in Sisters
Senator Jeff Merkely will host a Town Hall at the Sisters High School auditorium on Wednesday, April 4, at 11 a.m.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Living with wildfire in the western U.S.
Sisters knows better than most communities how much wildfire can affect the environment, the economy, and people's health and well-being.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Christine Dalton: Alive at 105!
Imagine being born 105 years ago: Before cars were commonplace, and only 10 years after Wilbur and Orville Wright made their epic first flight at Kitty Hawk.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Sheriff's office steps up patrols
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will be increasing traffic enforcement during spring break week.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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