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Sisters teen is training a wild mustang

Olivia Pulver, a sixth-grader at Sisters Middle School, is training a wild Oregon mustang. Her mustang, Ronan, comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land outside Paisley, Oregon.... — Updated 6/14/2022 Full story

 
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SHS Concert Choir sings at State

Every year entering the spring season, Sisters High School Choir Director Rick Johnson asks his group of students if they would like to compete in state choir competition, or if they’d rather... — Updated 5/17/2022 Full story

 
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Circus returning to Central Oregon

Venardos Circus is back. The animal-free Broadway-style circus is returning to Central Oregon this month. The circus was started by Kevin Venardos. Their motto is #LiveYourCircusDream, and... — Updated 5/12/2022 Full story

 
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Celebrating the arts in Sisters

The Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) brought the arts community back together in person for a celebration of local artists and a fundraiser for art programs in Sisters schools last weekend. On... — Updated 5/4/2022 Full story

 
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Competing in new Sisters Rodeo event

Brooke Blevins grew up around horses in Central Oregon. Being surrounded by horses at a young age, she always knew she wanted to pursue professional riding and rodeo. Her grandma got her on h... — Updated 4/19/2022 Full story

 
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Rock climbing in Central Oregon — how to get started

It’s no secret that Central Oregon is one of the premier locations for rock climbing. With Smith Rock and a multitude of bouldering areas close by, Central Oregon has some of the most u... — Updated 4/12/2022 Full story

 
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Stewardship at core of Sisters climber’s ethic

Rock climbing in Central Oregon has always been a popular sport because of our unique terrain and stellar climbing areas. However, in the last five to 10 years there’s been an influx of r... — Updated 4/5/2022 Full story

 
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Erin Lane lives out equestrian passion

Erin Lane has always had a passion for horses, ever since she was a young girl. Five years ago, she shifted her career path to combine her passion for horses with her expertise in the... — Updated 3/29/2022 Full story

 
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Supercross superstar stops in Sisters

Sisters Moto is riding into spring events in style. Last Thursday, the motorcycle sports shop in the Three Wind Shopping Center hosted an autograph signing with motocross rider Kyle... — Updated 3/29/2022 Full story

 
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Sisters rider competes in national horse show

Alessandra Wentworth and her mare Q recently participated in one of the biggest horse shows in Southern California. Competition ran from January 22 through February 7. The show in Thermal,... — Updated 3/15/2022 Full story

 
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Juniper Blu owner loves connecting with people

Juniper Blu is a new independent boutique shop in Sisters next door to Hood Avenue Art. Somerli McLain now operates Juniper Blu, her second shop in the Central Oregon area. McLain also owns a... — Updated 3/15/2022 Full story

 
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SHS takes the stage with ‘Oklahoma!’

The Sisters High School Choir Program is bringing the community of Sisters to “Oklahoma!” Rick Johnson and his choir students are putting on their first full-scale, live-performance musical s... — Updated 2/15/2022 Full story

 
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Honey Don’t releases new album

Honey Don’t has released their third full-length album, titled “Threadbare.” Honey Don’t was created by husband-and-wife duo Bill and Shelly Powers in 2006 while they lived in the small town... — Updated 1/19/2022 Full story

 
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Radiant Day Spa opens in Sisters

Radiant Day Spa has opened in the space next door to The Nugget at 692 E. Main Ave. Marianne Kennedy, owner of Radiant Day Spa in Bend decided it was time to expand her services to Sisters,... — Updated 12/15/2021 Full story

 
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Songwriter kickstarts debut album

Joel Chadd of Sisters is pursuing his lifelong passion for music by releasing his first debut album. Chadd grew up in a musical family with his father being a professional musician, and his... — Updated 11/30/2021 Full story

 
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Sisters students perform in international honor band concert

Sisters High School band students are striving for big things this fall. Four students from Tyler Cranor’s band class at Sisters High School (SHS) were selected as honor students for the a... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story

 
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Students off to Europe as music ambassadors

Two Sisters High School students are journeying abroad with instruments in hand as Oregon Ambassadors of Music (OAM). Norma Quero and Justin Bowe, both sophomores at Sisters High School,... — Updated 11/10/2021 Full story

 
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Seeking donations for Skate Park expansion

Daniel O’Neill, a Sisters High School teacher, is teaching young people the culture of skateboarding – not just how to be a better skater, but the life lessons that can be learned f... — Updated 10/19/2021 Full story

 
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CJ Chenier bringing accordion legacy to Sisters Folk Festival

CJ Chenier is bringing zydeco music to Sisters for Sisters Folk Festival. CJ Chenier — son of legendary zydeco musician Clifton Chenier — started playing music at a young age,... — Updated 9/28/2021 Full story

 
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Big Sky City Lights made cross-country musical connection

Big Sky City Lights became a band based on the circumstances of the world last year. Susan O’Dea and Nick Spear had spent time working with Alpine Theater Company in Montana together and S... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 
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Massage therapist now in Sisters

Alesha Faris, licensed massage therapist (LMT) has had a passion for helping people since she was a young girl, and she’s turned that passion into her own practice. Faris was born and raised... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 
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Sisters musician releases new single

Aidan Moye has been surrounded by music since he was young. Born and raised in Buffalo, Wyoming, Moye recalls, “My dad was a bass player, my mom a singer, and we all sang and performed at c... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story

 
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Music gives voice to activist singer-songwriter

Raye Zaragoza uses music as her voice. She wants to share her message and truth to the world through music. Zaragoza is known for her feminist anthems, “protest folk,” and songs that, “ce... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

 
 By Ceili Cornelius    News

Sisters makes music connection with Montana

Two weekends ago, a number of Sisters locals chased their musical passions more than 600 miles to Under the Big Sky Music and Arts Festival in Montana. Running July 16-18, the massive... — Updated 7/27/2021 Full story

 
 By Ceili Cornelius    News

Billy Strings takes the stage with Sisters-made guitar

Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters works with a number of big-name guitar players. Billy Strings, rising Americana and roots guitar player is one of those musicians. According to their... — Updated 7/27/2021 Full story

 

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