Washington man sentenced after Sisters incident

Sisters deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dana Michael Roy of Washington last year, after incidents involving threats to people living in the forest near town. On April 1, Roy, age 43, was sentenced to... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Fire district confirms new chief

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Board Chair Kristie Miller announced Friday, April 5, that Tony Prior has completed all pre-employment requirements and the parties have completed contract negotiations. Chief Prior’s start date is... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Riehle shaped natural world in Sisters

If you've hiked along Whychus Creek as it rushes down from the mountains in spring, or strolled through the tall grass of Glaze Meadow into swampy terrain, or stepped into the Metolius River... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Struggling with housing in Sisters

Julie Kehler is on a clock. What happens in the next few weeks will determine whether or not she can stay in Sisters. It all comes down to finding a place to live. Kehler has to be out of... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Rounding up Sisters kindergartners

Sisters Elementary School (SES) will hold their annual Kindergarten Roundup pre-registration on Friday, April 26, in the school gymnasium. Students will participate in a teacher-led activity while parents are involved in a parent... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

Sunshine Club brings brightness to Lodge

Amy Guthrie's Sunshine Club, consisting of 17 Sisters Elementary School fifth-graders, were on hand at The Lodge in Sisters last Wednesday evening as part of their regular holiday visits.... — Updated 3/26/2024 Full story

Exploring how rivers work

At this time of year, we hear a lot about snowpack, its moisture content, and how much water we will have to get through the summer. We drive by Detroit Dam and can't help but check the... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

Sisters students explore asteroids

Citizen scientists are exploring a body of asteroids called the Trojan to research remnants of the early solar system through NASA's Project Lucy. Launched in 2021, the Lucy Spacecraft has... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

SPRD to host open house on new facility

Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) will host an open house on Tuesday, April 16, to gather input on the district’s conversion of the existing elementary school playground into a community park. The event will be held in the... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Sisters women contribute to local nonprofit

More than 70 Sisters women gathered last week with open hearts - and open checkbooks - to provide $7,500 to Harmony Farm Sanctuary which provides rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

Sisters Ranger District to host open house

The Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest will host a public open house in early April. On Tuesday, April 9, the Sisters Ranger District will provide interested public the opportunity to review and discuss a range of... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story


Sisters Trails Alliance seeks new leader

On March 14, Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) Executive Director Scott Penzarella announced his resignation. “I’ve made the difficult decision to leave the Sisters Trails Alliance to... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

Celtic roots music on tap at The Belfry

Kalos, a Celtic roots trio, will perform an eclectic, invigorating mix of instrumentals and songs for The Whippoorwill Presents at The Belfry (302 East Main Avenue, Sisters,... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Black Butte Ranch featured in novel

Sandy Grubb, author of her debut middle grade novel "Just Like Click," will begin a Pacific Northwest book tour at Paulina Springs Books on April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Located near Black Butte... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Tribute bands to hit the stage this summer

The rock music of the 1970s and '80s is timeless - and always draws a crowd to Hardtails Bar & Grill's summer concert series featuring tribute bands that keep the music of that storied era... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

Paul Alan Bennett to teach painting class

SFF Presents will host another all-day painting class with renowned local painter, Paul Alan Bennett, on Saturday, April 27, at Sisters Art Works. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 27,... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

Sisters Outlaws track teams complete busy week

The Outlaws track teams finally started the competitive season with two meets last week - a three-way meet at Mountain View on Tuesday, April 2, and the 10-team Sisters Invitational... — Updated 4/11/2024 Full story

Girls tennis defeats The Dalles

The Lady Outlaws defeated The Dalles 6-2 at home on Tuesday, April 2, on a sunny, but very windy day. Despite the fact the Outlaws were without their No. 1 singles player, Juhree Kizziar, the singles players were dominant and won three of... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Local players headed to national volleyball tourney

Central Oregon Volleyball Club's 18 Nationals team has qualified to play in the prestigious USAV National Championship in Baltimore, Maryland. The team earned a bid at the Pacific Northwest... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Record turnout for Little League opener

"Thankfully, it wasn't snowing." Kim Davis summed up – with context – the 2024 Sisters Little League Opening Ceremonies. The league president has been to nearly 30 of them. Last year,... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Head lice roam among Sisters students

Head lice are fairly common among school-aged children. Notifying parents of a small outbreak in multiple grades of Sisters School District, nurses called head lice “pesty nuisances.... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Sisters man warns of silent killer

Fred Woodworth is a jovial man who's quick to smile and even faster to help someone in need of his expertise. Known as the go-to general contractor/handyman in Sisters Country, he's built,... — Updated 4/2/2024 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 4/9/2024 Full story

Letters to the Editor 4/10/24

Dedicated volunteers To the Editor: This month, prior to the regular School Board Meeting on April 3, three candidates for the Budget Committee were interviewed. Each presented their various experiences and what they could bring to the... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

We must do better

A few years ago, in the very early morning hours, I visited the Lincoln Memorial. A crew was busily cleaning the huge statue. I acknowledged the workers with a wave. One man shouted to me, “Sorry for the inconvenience, but we don’t... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Places Warm & Creative

Not long ago, I sat on a beach. I was warm - too warm, actually, quite hot - so I took a dip in the wide, thunderous ocean. With my family, I navigated the cobbled streets of a beautiful... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

Covering the tough stuff

Every once in a while, Sisters kicks up a story that is tough to cover. When you live and work in a small town, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to know the family involved in a... — Updated 4/11/2024

High Desert Heroines: Grace Cyrus Aitken

She was quick-witted and ethical and it ran in the family. Grace Cyrus Aitken came from a long line of pioneer innovators who believed in new ideas and working well with others. Her... — Updated 4/2/2024

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