Fire consumes Sisters home under remodel

A home undergoing an extensive remodel was destroyed by fire in the early hours of February 15. According to Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (SCSFD), firefighters responded at 2 a.m. on... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Deputy Myers is on patrol in Sisters

With Deputy Aaron Myers on patrol in Sisters, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) Sisters contingent is once again fully staffed, with three deputies and a lieutenant operating out... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Drones buzzing Sisters Country

A local resident recently raised concerns about drone traffic over private property - and what the law allows. She told The Nugget that she has "repeatedly seen drones (daytime and... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

County declares fentanyl emergency

Deschutes County declared a state of emergency February 7 over the growing fentanyl crisis in Central Oregon that is following the statewide trend of lethal drug overdoses and associated... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

Making the call to cancel school

Sisters School District #6 canceled school last Thursday and Friday due to weather, the first back to back closures since "snowmageddon" - the crushing snow event in 2016-2017. Even with a... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Science club explores VR and quality of life

Did you ever watch something on a screen and wish you could jump right through it and into the action? With the emergence of virtual reality and social virtual worlds, it is possible - and... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

SHS Pageant supports families

The Sisters High School (SHS) Pageant is a series of fundraisers to raise money for Sisters Family Access Network (FAN).  The pageant was previously known as Mr. SHS as a spoof pageant for... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

An unforgettable lesson

This December my father, sister, and I had the opportunity to travel to Uganda to work with an organization committed to helping people in need in different regions in Uganda. I got to... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

Lake Creek Lodge creates new dining experience

Amidst the quiet of winter among the pines, something exciting is building at Lake Creek Lodge in Camp Sherman. Workers have been busy for months making upgrades and creating new spaces... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Landscaper makes visions a reality

Clint Decker thrives on the creative nature of his work as a landscaper. "It's pretty cool when you can take nothing and make it into something," he said. "We've done everything from... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Turning a page at Sisters book shop

Paulina Springs Books has reopened, debuting the results of a weeklong renovation. "Updating the flooring, stripping out all the old carpet and matching the flooring that we picked out for... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Cummings named CEO at BBR

Black Butte Ranch has promoted Kyle Cummings to serve as CEO. Black Butte Ranch's chief financial officer and chief operating officer since August 2023 - roles he also served from 2011-2018... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

Developing young jazz talent in Sisters

Many people around the world share a love for jazz, but seldom do they have the chance to learn and play with professionals in public settings.  Robert Sposato, an avid jazz enthusiast, organizes events to expose young musicians around... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Sisters gets set to sing

It has been four long years since Portland’s Low Bar Chorale – all professional touring musicians – made the trek to Sisters for a band-led sing-along. The community is now invited to raise voices to celebrate their return to The... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Award winning poet to share writing and music

Redmond-based poet Gary Miranda will read from his latest book, "The Must-Be-Admired Things: Collected Poems & Translation," at Paulina Springs Books on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Sisters songwriter part of She's Speaking-LIVE

(Editor’s note: Edited to correct date of Tower Theater performance in Bend). Eight women singer-songwriters and a great band comprise a dynamic and joyful concert, She's Speaking-LIVE,... — Updated 2/15/2024 Full story

Swimmers compete at State

The Outlaws swim team wrapped up the 2024 season with strong performances at the OSAA State Championships held at Tualatin Valley Swim Center February 16 and 17.  Preliminaries took place... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Girls wrap up wrestling season

A pair of Outlaws finished the wrestling season at the Special District 1 4A/3A/2A/1A girls’ wrestling tournament held at Cottage Grove High School February 16-17.  The tournament served as the qualifying meet for the upcoming OSAA... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Lady Outlaws earn conference honors

Shae Wyland, Ila Reid, Audrey Corcoran, and Maggie Lutz were all selected to the Mountain Valley All Conference Team. Junior post Wyland was a first-team pick and was also named to the All Defensive Team. Wyland led the Outlaws with 12... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Lady Outlaws advance to first round of state playoffs

The Lady Outlaws basketball squad (No. 3 in league play) matched up against the Lady Bulldogs (No. 2) at Creswell on Friday, February 16, in a league playoff game. Sisters fell in a final... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Deschutes County confirms plague case

Deschutes County Health Services last week confirmed a case of human plague in a local resident. The individual was likely infected by their pet cat. “All close contacts of the resident and their pet have been contacted and provided... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

Health care practice expands services

East Cascade Women’s Clinic has opened their second clinic, located at 865 SW Veterans Way in Redmond. The clinic prides itself on offering quality, compassionate care for women of all ages. This location opened January 4, and is now... — Updated 1/23/2024 Full story

Submit Letter to Editor

Letters to the Editor should be 300 words or less. The deadline for submission is Monday at 10 a.m. for publication in that week's Nugget. Please submit your letter by emailing to Jim Cornelius at [email protected] with "letter to the... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

Letters to the Editor 2/21/2024

Stupidity on drugs To the Editor: I’m amazed that some state legislators are surprised at the massive increase in drug use and drug related deaths in our county and state. It does not take a genius to realize that when you legalize... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

None of your business?

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past year, you cannot help being exposed to some degree to the political fighting going on between the current and immediate past administrations over the handling of “classified... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

9 Ways to Gain Media Coverage

“How do I get featured in the media?” It’s a question I hear a lot. Business owners, nonprofits, event producers, entrepreneurs, artists: they all ask. The answers reflect my... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

An affray to remember

When Tillman Glaze built his cabin at the base of Black Butte in 1881, he chose a remote and peaceful place. The homestead had 160 acres of meadow on the edge of a forest of huge ponderosa... — Updated 2/20/2024

Bearing an incredible gift

When volunteer Meals on Wheels driver Connie Hatfield pulls up for a delivery, she can't help but smile. She knows each person she serves well, and enjoys catching up on what happened over... — Updated 2/20/2024

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