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home : current news April 26, 2018

Build Oregon explores housing in Sisters
Fifteen Build Oregon participants came to Central Oregon last week to help build Sisters Habitat for Humanity homes and spend time getting to know Bear and Mary Gray and Becky Conner, on whose homes they worked.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Another roundabout planned for Sisters
Another roundabout is in Sisters future, along with other plans to improve traffic flow and transportation in and through town.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Saving Grace - one tough mustang
At first glance Grace, a small, bay mustang filly, looks fragile. But in fact, she's overcome incredible odds.

Now she's facing another challenge and she and her owner, Carol Statton, need help. With that help, there's hope she will survive. Approximately four years old, Grace is from the Ochoco Big Summit herd, which totals around 130 mustangs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Prescribed burn Tuesday in Camp Sherman
If conditions remain favorable, firefighters on the Deschutes National Forest plan to ignite a prescribed burn north of FS Road 14, east of Camp Sherman Road 1419, west of the Johnson property and Head of Metolius.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Open house set on wilderness impacts
The U.S. Forest Service is considering changes to how it manages local wilderness areas in an effort to cope with heavy visitor impact. An open house is set for Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sisters High School, 1700 McKinney Butte Rd. to discuss a Draft Environmental Assessment of a project considering new management strategies for five wilderness areas in the Central Cascades region of Oregon.

Over the past year, resource specialists have been analyzing a range of management approaches for the Mt Jefferson, Mt Washington, Three Sisters, Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake Wilderness areas. The project, called the Central Cascades Wilderness Management Strategies Project, is in response to extreme growth in visitor use and the resulting impacts to the wilderness landscapes in some portions of these wilderness areas.

The open house was announced the day after the Nugget was published last week and thus too late to be announced in the print edition.

More information may be found at the Deschutes National Forest website. See link below.

Sunday, 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

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