Nothing dampens Sisters' holiday spirit

Truly ugly weather didn't dampen the spirits of the 250 runners and walkers who took part in the third annual Ugly Sweater Run and Walk, organized by Kelly Bither of RunSistersRun. Strong... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Boyle takes plea in abuse case

Michael Boyle of Sisters pleaded guilty via Alford plea to multiple criminal counts in Deschutes County Circuit Court on Monday, December 4. Boyle pleaded guilty to one count of attempted... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Christmas tree hunt turns into rescue

Cutting trees in the forest turned out to be more of an adventure than four Sisters Country families imagined. A group of about 20 headed toward Round Lake last week in search of the perfect... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

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

Black Butte School wins Firebusters activity

Black Butte School students in Camp Sherman enjoyed activities with Buster the Fire Dog and fire service personnel last week as the winner of an event through the Central Oregon Fire... — Updated 12/5/2023 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

C4C names executive director

Kellen Klein was chosen as the new full-time executive director of Citizens4Community (C4C) as of mid-November. He has been serving as the interim director for the past five-and-a-half... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Christmas tree hunting is big business in Sisters

This year more than 2,000 tree permits will be issued by the Forest Service's District Ranger office in Sisters. Add to that another 1,000-plus for permits purchased online at... — Updated 12/5/2023 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

Big Ponderoo Music and Art Festival returns

The second annual Big Ponderoo Music and Art Festival will be held June 29-30, with lively bluegrass and Americana music on the stage at the Three Creeks production facility. The event, under the umbrella of SFF Presents, celebrates the... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Dance academy heads 'To the North Pole'

More than 250 Sisters dancers will take an audience on a journey by train to the North Pole on Saturday, December 16, in the Sisters Dance Academy Winter Recital. The recital, held at Sisters High School, includes fun and festive numbers... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Artist publishes 'Reflections of Jesus'

For most of his life he found meaning within perfection, whether at the yoke of a fighter jet or the stroke of a brush. But now Jim Horsley is seeking that less and instead finding meaning... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Museum offers Winter Nights events

Days are shorter, and the air is colder - winter is coming! Every Thursday in December, the High Desert Museum will host fun and festive Winter Nights events - offering participants a break... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Wrestlers open season strong on the mats

The Sisters Outlaws competed well at the Adrian Irwin tournament held at Caldera High School December 1-2. Scott Henderson advanced to the fifth-place match with wins over Francisco De La Rosa of McLoughlin, Jose Martinez of Mountain View,... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Outlaws fall to Burns in basketball opener

The Outlaws traveled to Burns on Wednesday, November 30, and lost the contest 62-48. Sisters played a great first quarter, and forced the Highlanders to turn the ball over six times. The Outlaws got good looks at the basket out of their... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Runner signs with NNU

Sisters High School senior Ella Bartlett will continue her running career next year for the Nighthawks at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in Nampa, Idaho. Her choice became official on... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Girls hoops edged out by Highlanders

The Lady Outlaws played on the road against the Burns Highlanders in their first game of the season on Wednesday, November 30. It was a close battle, but in the end Sisters came up short in a final score of 49-44. Sisters started off a bit... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Sisters volunteers treat kids in Honduras

Volunteers from Sisters recently returned from one of many trips to Honduras with the nonprofit Heart for Hope. Dr. John Spomer, now a Central Oregon resident, helps orchestrate the trips in... — Updated 12/5/2023 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 12/5/2023 Full story

Letters to the Editor 12/6/2023

Thank-you to letter writer To the Editor: This is a thank-you to Wendy Vermillion for your letters to the editor regarding cedar bow trimmings/permits, and forest uses. Your initial letter spoke to my heart, and all the ways that I see... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Settler-colonial blues

The weather in Sisters is doing what it always does to me at this time of year. My soul hears the ancient horn call of the mythic North. A couple of nights ago, I fired up the electronic... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Reading the good stuff

Back in the day, the average person did not have access to the Internet. Back in the day, if you wanted to read about someone else's experience of life, observe beautiful photography-or... — Updated 12/5/2023 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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