Delighted crowds inaugurate Holiday Palooza

Mother Nature filled every wish Saturday for the first Holiday Palooza put on by Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD). Under sun-drenched, crystal blue skies, around 3,000 turned... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Ready for winter?

If you have put off winterizing, you might be on borrowed time, experts say. With nearly 25 days of sub-freezing temperatures already under Sisters' belt, those pesky winterizing chores are... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

The West is losing its glaciers

Glacial melt from climate change is no longer just a problem at the poles. Across the contiguous Western U.S., glaciers are slowly disappearing, according to a new analysis by researchers... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Sisters foundation invited to D.C.

Erin Borla, President of the Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation, was invited last month to participate in a gathering in Washington D.C., where the White House Domestic Policy Council and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) discussed... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

Students grow through creating poetry

Writing is a device that can help convey ideas that couldn’t otherwise be spoken out loud. At Sisters High School (SHS), the Poetry Club is a community that strives toward this goal of growing an inner artist and learning from those... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Brain science focus of event at The Belfry

How does your brain learn and retain information? As the field of neuroscience continues to uncover the neural mechanisms of memory, can we employ some of these findings to help boost recall? Dr. Mark Pitzer is an award-winning... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

High Desert Museum welcomes baby beaver

The High Desert Museum recently welcomed a new animal who happens to be an expert engineer, a keystone ecosystem species, and the largest rodent in North America. A baby beaver, called a... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

Student earns Patriot's Pen Award

Sisters VFW Post 8138 presented the Patriot’s Pen Award to student Olivia Newton on November 9. Newton received a letter of recognition, two flag pins for her parents, a Patriot’s Pen medal, and a check for $400 for her essay, “How... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

Match boosts farm donations

Becoming a new Seed to Table (S2T) donor will have its biggest impact ever with a new donor campaign backed by a matching gift of up to $20,000. Thanks to a generous donor, any donations... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Food Bank needs community's help

The Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank helps hundreds of people each month to keep food on the table. Faced with rising costs and continuous demand, the Food Bank is short of the cash it needs to... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

STARS receives multi-year grant

Sisters Transportation and Ride Share (STARS) has received a $30,000, three-year general operations grant from Roundhouse Foundation, supporting nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT)... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

Newly opened plant shop makes Sisters homes green

As the seasons turn to fall and winter in Sisters Country, we head indoors. But that doesn't mean we have to leave beautiful greenery behind. The newly opened Inscape Plant Co. gives folks... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

Bookstore event celebrates Western way of life

A film depicting the way of life of cattle ranchers in Paisley, Oregon will be the focus of a celebration at Paulina Springs Books on Thursday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. "The Outside Circle:... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Farmer and artist authors 21st book

Sisters Country is home to some incredibly interesting people. They chose to live on the leeward side of the Three Sisters mountains for the region's beauty, access to land, and the... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Author offers tribute to a horse

Love is sometimes called the greatest power in the universe. It was love that triggered the Trojan War. Love has been the driving force behind medical discoveries that have saved millions of... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

The holiday season is in Sisters galleries

It’s not just Black Friday in Sisters, it’s the Sisters Arts Association’s Fourth Friday Artwalk this week. What’s out there to supplement your holiday décor, fulfill a gift wish, or create that special element for your home?... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

Outlaws return solid core of veterans to basketball court

The Outlaws boys basketball squad finished last year’s season 14-14 (8-4 in league). They took third place in the tough Mountain Valley Conference, won a first-round state playoff road game, and battled the No.-1 ranked team in 3A in the... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Get your ugly sweater ready to run

For the third year, RunSistersRun is offering a good reason to pull that Ugly Sweater out of the back of the closet as the Ugly Sweater 5k run is on tap for Saturday, December 2,  starting... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

Girls basketball prepares for upcoming season

The Lady Outlaws currently have 19 girls on their roster —three seniors, six juniors, one sophomore, and nine freshmen — which is enough to put both a JV and a varsity squad on the court. The strong turnout of freshmen players should... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

Holden named Player of the Year

Marley Holden was a unanimous vote for Player of the Year for the Special District 3 in girls soccer; the first time a Sisters player has received that honor since 2010. The four-year starter for the Lady Outlaws was also a First-Team... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

Health insurance changes a concern in Sisters

Citing concerns related to patient care, access, and affordability, St. Charles Health System is evaluating its participation in all Medicare Advantage plans, including those from Humana,... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

Bringing puppy love to Sisters

For Joe Schneider, dogs have always brought companionship, calm, and renewal. Many times during his 30 years as a police officer, the welcoming wags and paws of his four-legged family... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

School-based health clinic to host open house

Sisters has reached a milestone in access to health care as Mosaic Community Health assumed operations of the Sisters School-Based Health Center (SBHC) last month. On November 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., Mosaic Community Health will host an open... — Updated 10/31/2023 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 11/28/2023 Full story

Letters to the Editor 11/29/2023

Whose land? Re: The letter “Whose Land?” (The Nugget, November 23): The writer of this letter is under certain misconceptions about the history of Palestine and the Palestinian people. She alleges that “the only people who have... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Hitting the sweet spot

During recent discussions about the potential expansion of Sisters’ urban growth boundary (UGB), Sisters City Councilor Andrea Blum noted that she hears from constituents who think Sisters... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

The river on the eve of winter

Life in Sisters Country brings us closer to the rhythms of our planet. For example, our seasons don't follow the calendar. I was reminded of this last weekend, when I drove the 50-odd miles... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

Born under a lucky star

Every once in a while, you meet someone who draws you in like a moth to a light. The exact chemistry is a mystery but there is something about the spring in their step, engaging smile, and... — Updated 11/30/2023

Four decades of serving Sisters

Dr. Bonnie Malone, longtime Sisters chiropractor, is retiring and closing her clinic as of November 27, 2023. For 42-1/2 years in Sisters, Malone has been deeply engaged in the life of the... — Updated 11/9/2023

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