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home : current news November 25, 2015

Birds of Sisters Country
The wild turkey (Meleagris Gallopavo) is not a native species in Oregon. Introduced in 1961 by ODFW they are now well established in the pine forests around the Metolius Basin. The subspecies Rio Grande has had the most successful natural expansion, although the Merriam's also has a steady population.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
That's what Friends are for
It's been said that "volunteers make the world go 'round," and indeed it does seem to be that way. Take the Friends of the Sisters Library (FOSL) for example.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Crisis response canines train in Sisters
Dogs can help people get through a crisis.

Sue Dolezal of Sisters Eagle Airport, her husband Gary, and their dogs Isaac and Foster, are specially trained and certified with National Crisis Response Canines to do just that. Last October 2, they were deployed to Roseburg to attend the Roseburg candlelight vigil just one day after the UCC shooting.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Be alert for weather conditions
The season of wild weather has announced itself in Sisters Country.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Dog rescued in Camp Sherman finds forever home
Bend resident Cindy Wright went through a major life change five years ago when her sister Lori "Woody" Blaylock was murdered. She was overwhelmed by grief and resigned from her job. Wright had no idea where her life was headed.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
City snapshot
News clips of happenings from around town:

• The new guys in town, Laird SuperFood, are settling into their new home located in the former Metabolic

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Grant will protect Whychus Creek
The Deschutes Land Trust has received a $450,000, three-year commitment from an anonymous Oregon family foundation toward the Campaign for Whychus Creek.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sisters church offers gift of giving
Vast Church held their annual packing party for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) on Sunday, November 15. In an hour-and-a-half just over 2,000 shoeboxes were packed full and stacked, ready to be taken to the processing center in Bend.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Caldera program honored at White House
The youth outreach program at Caldera, located at Blue Lake west of Sisters, is among 12 organizations that received the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on Tuesday, November 17.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sisters honors its veterans
Sisters schools go all-out to honor the community's military veterans. For years, the leadership group at Sisters High School has hosted veterans for breakfast to commemorate Veterans Day, following that informal event with an assembly.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Forest Service to torch slash piles
Taking advantage of the cooler weather, fuels specialists plan to burn nearly 200 acres of slash piles next week within approximately one mile of Camp Sherman and within the Glaze Forest Restoration area west of Sisters.
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Sisters fire station burglarized
On the evening of November 10, the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Station 703, located in the Squaw Creek Canyon Estates sub-division, was burglarized. Thieves stole approximately $17,000 worth of life-saving and firefighting equipment. Equipment stolen includes chainsaws, automated defibrillators, a thermal imaging camera and GPS units.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Regional Solutions gives Sisters a boost
A number of improvements made in Sisters over the last several years are the result of assistance from the Central Regional Solutions Advisory Committee, coordinator and team who met here in Sisters last week.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Habitat dedicates two new homes in Sisters
The cold wind blowing on Sunday afternoon didn't stop a sturdy crowd of well-wishers from turning up to the most recent Habitat for Humanity home dedications for the Spain and Maxwell families, in Hammond Place on East Cascade Avenue.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Reaching from Sisters to Uganda
It's not often a woman from Sisters receives an invitation to meet with members of Parliament, let alone the President and first lady of an African nation.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Park exits to remain same; signage sought
By a 4-1 vote, the Parks Advisory Board (PAB) is recommending leaving the two ingress/egress points at the Creekside Campground in their current configuration, allowing exiting and entering on both S. Locust Street and on Desperado via Buckaroo Trail.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Keeping Sisters safe from home fires
Home fires are the biggest disaster threat Americans face. On average, the American Red Cross in Oregon and southwest Washington responds to two home fires every day.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Pedestrian hit crossing Highway 20
A pedestrian was injured early Friday morning when he was struck by a car on Highway 20 near Sisters. On November 6, at about 4:42 a.m. deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to milepost 6 on Highway 20 for an injury crash. Responding units were advised that the crash involved a vehicle vs. pedestrian and that the pedestrian had sustained serious injuries.
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Friday, November 6, 2015
Tree falls on house in Sisters
A 60- to 70-foot-tall ponderosa pine snapped in half under the strain of high winds on Saturday, October 31. The top of the tree plummeted down, a portion of it landing in a vacant lot - and part of it plunging through the roof of Deborah and Don Olson's home in the Hayden Homes subdivision on the west side of town.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Mini poodle rescues furry companion
Sisters resident and Rotarian Gayla Nelson spends a lot of her time outdoors on her 10-acre ranch, caring for her four horses. Her two dogs - Louie, a 22-pound mini poodle, and Zoe, a tiny Yorkshire terrier - enjoy tagging along. Last month, a routine morning of tending to a horse in need turned into a terrifying ordeal for Nelson and her two furry friends.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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