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 By Carol Statton    News

Local restaurant says farewell

Many within Sisters have heard that a beloved local dining establishment is in their final days of serving guests with great food, coffee and microbrews. Hop & Brew will be open through... — Updated 1/12/2022 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

A tragic new normal on display at the grocery store

Our world today feels like it is spiraling out of control. Locally, nationally, and worldwide, there are so many things that seem to be elevating to a degree never experienced before. Stress levels are intensifying, and because of that, we... — Updated 9/7/2021 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

A lifelong passion for veterinary medicine

What began as a spark ignited within a 12-year-old boy, grew to become a dynamic and fulfilling career that spanned 40 years. Wayne Schmotzer’s calling into veterinary medicine was clear a... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Zadow marks 20 years of helping Sisters heal

In January of 2001, a new shingle was hung outside a small office space located behind the dental practice of Dr. Mark Francis. Zadow Physical Therapy was officially open for business and... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Community stands together

Twenty years. It seems like a long time and yet in many ways has passed by like the blink of an eye. October marked the 20th anniversary of my family’s move to Sisters; a move that was difficult for me because I was leaving a place that felt... — Updated 12/15/2020 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Unfathomable losses across our beloved state

Unfathomable. That is the word that continues to describe all that has and is happening within our beloved state. As I continue to read updates and pray for all who have been affected by the fires, I think back to my own special places.... — Updated 9/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Caught in an avalanche

In the early morning hours of May 23, Danielle Rudinsky and Shelby Lowman set out to climb the southwest aspect of Mt. Hood. Rudinsky and Lowman started up a route unpopulated by other... — Updated 6/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Sisters youth works with mustang

Earlier this year, 11-year-old Hailey Weston applied and was chosen to participate in Mustang Madness 2020. This event is organized by Mustang Yearlings/Washington Youth (MYWY), a nonprofit w... — Updated 5/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Caring for an elder in the time of coronavirus

One night after a fall, my 94-year-old mother-in-law was catapulted into dementia at a speed that was unfathomable. Four falls in six days, three ambulance transports to the hospital ER and an eventual admittance after sustaining a fracture... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Filmmakers producing new documentary

For Eli and Kelly Pyke, living a life of adventure and exploration has provided a sense of freedom and rejuvenation not easily found in traditional day-to-day life. In 2015, the Pykes were... — Updated 3/4/2020 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Rescuing raptors poses challenges

Life in Central Oregon provides amazing opportunities to observe wildlife on a daily basis. There are many parts of the United States where one would never have the opportunity to see somethi... — Updated 2/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Sisters woman hikes UK National Trail

It was primarily a solitary journey across England, on foot, spanning 20 days and 308 miles. Distant views were often shrouded in clouds, creating a sense of tunnel vision and isolation.... — Updated 10/8/2019 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Gratitude, faith help Sisters couple

On December 11, 2018, in little more than a split second, life changed dramatically for Larry and Terry Hardin. The Hardins were just beginning their newly planned “snowbird” status down sout... — Updated 9/3/2019 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Volunteers receive as much as they give in service

The heart and soul of a community is beautifully revealed through the people who commit their time to become volunteers. Sisters Habitat for Humanity offers many opportunities to become a... — Updated 8/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Returning to Sisters to raise a family

Graduation brings a transition that often leads to life in a new location. Stepping into an independent life with new dreams and goals, away from home, can evoke nervousness as well as enthusiasm. For small-town high school seniors, it is co... — Updated 7/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Novelist found her muse in Sisters

Life can be redirected in a split second. For Catherine Cowles, a horseback riding injury sent her on a road trip to find a quiet, peaceful place to recover. When the journey of exploration... — Updated 6/4/2019 Full story

 
 By Carol Statton    News

Mother and daughter come to rescue

Spotting smoke will trigger a gut-level reaction in many Central Oregonians. Whether from a wildfire, prescribed burn or property fire, smoke means fire and fire means potential danger. For o... — Updated 5/22/2019 Full story

 

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