Fire consumes shop, two rare cars

A massive fire at a shop east of Sisters consumed two rare cars and destroyed the structure early Wednesday morning, April 17. There were no injuries and firefighters kept the fire from... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Building 'affordable' is a real challenge

Kevin Eckert speaks bluntly when it comes to “affordable housing” in Sisters: “The era of single-family homes being affordable is gone,” he says. Eckert is the principal of Build... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

C4C awards $7,000 for community building

Local nonprofit Citizens4Community (C4C) recently selected 10 organizations, businesses, and individuals as the recipients of its 2024 Momentum Grants. Now in its fifth year, the program offers funding for grassroots projects aligned with... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Planners mull development code changes

The discussion of development code changes that would allow for a boutique RV Park at the former site of the Conklin Guest House on the corner of Barclay Drive and Camp Polk Road/Locust... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Sisters ready for election

The May 21 primary election is underway. If you are an active registered voter in the county, you should expect to receive an official primary ballot by mail in early May. Once you vote your ballot, you can return it either by mail or at... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

Deschutes County Livestock Association rides again

A strong turnout was on hand at the Teixeira Ranch sale barn in Terrebonne, April 9, for the second meeting of the freshly reanimated Deschutes County Livestock Association (DCLA). Dave... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

Sisters student earns his wings

On a chilly Friday morning earlier this month, an FAA examiner grilled Timber Bionda. Four hours and one flight later, he had earned his pilot's license. Then he had to get ready for... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

SHS Pageant raises funds for families

The SHS Pageant is an annual fundraiser at Sisters High School that’s taken place for well over a dozen years. Although last year was the first time the term “SHS Pageant” was used to describe it, it still raised nearly $10,000 for... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Popular seasonal businesses to reopen

Richard’s Produce, more popularly known as Sisters Farmstand, and C&C Nursery are reopening after reaching an agreement with the current owners of Space Age Fuel on West Cascade Avenue and... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Sisters woman makes a difference

In the 11 years Shannon Rackowski and her husband Joseph have lived in Sisters, Shannon has touched hundreds of lives with one, if not more, of her gifts. Looking at Rackowski, it is... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

Rodeo names grand marshals

Ernest and Alinda Dunn epitomize the essence of community spirit and dedication, as evidenced by their remarkable journey intertwined with the Sisters Rodeo Association. The couple have been... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Scottish band wows a packed house

It's a mild Wednesday evening. Warm sun stripes the sidewalk outside an old church in Sisters. "This show is sold out," reads a sandwich-board sign. The church in question is The Belfry, a... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Singing brings community together at The Belfry

The songs of Elton John, Rod Stewart, and John Lennon filled The Belfry on Saturday night, April 13, as more than 125 singers gathered to be entertained and to participate in Sing Your Heart... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Recreating with wolves in Central Oregon's forests

Wolves, once native to Central Oregon, were eradicated from the State by the mid-1940s. However, over the past 15 years, wolves have steadily migrated from neighboring states to reestablish... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Sisters snowmobiler is a champion

Marcus Boyd is a prodigious talent on a snowmobile - and he proved it last month in Wyoming. Boyd won the juniors World Championship Hill Climb at Jackson Hole March 21-24, and he won by... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

Equestrian team rides high in Sisters

Sisters High School Equestrian Team took home several top awards for the 2023-2024 season of Central District OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Teams). They won first overall in the... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

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