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 By Ceili Gatley    News 

Council reviews camping

The Sisters City Council will have to take a second shot at nailing down policies on camping. Councilors held a public hearing in consideration of the ordinance to establish camping regulations and removal policy. According to the project... — Updated 5/30/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News 

Council hears from EDCO agency

Eric Strobel of Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO) Sisters, and John Stark, executive director for EDCO made a budget request and gave the Sisters City Council a chance to hear more about EDCO’s activities last week. EDCO is a... — Updated 5/30/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Students launch science balloons

On a sunny spring day in Sisters, Tuesday, May 16, Sisters High School (SHS) chemistry students launched two stratospheric balloons from Sisters Eagle Airport, loaded with students'... — Updated 5/23/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Business

Council authorizes UGB study

The Sisters City Council gave the green light to funding an analysis of the City’s urban growth boundary (UGB). The Council approved a professional services agreement with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) for an Urban Growth Boundary... — Updated 5/23/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

Voters pass local option levies

The results of the May 16 election are in. There are still final numbers coming through and being counted; however, the results are known for the two Sisters School Board positions and the local option levy renewal, which passed by a wide... — Updated 5/23/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

Celebrating trees in Sisters

The City and students celebrated Arbor Day last week with a tree-planting event at Cliff Clemens Park. Twelve Sisters Elementary School students planted six trees, including three autumn... — Updated 5/16/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

City Council hears about wildfire

Fire experts presented to the City Council during a workshop in recognition of May as Wildfire Awareness Month. Roger Johnson, fire chief at Sisters Camp-Sherman Fire District (SCSFD), Ian Reid, Sisters district ranger for the U.S. Forest... — Updated 5/16/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Business

Spoons' grand reopening

Spoons Restaurant is relocating in Sisters. After being on Cascade Avenue since opening in 2017, owner Doug Stevens finally had the opportunity to move locations to a bigger space that will... — Updated 5/16/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Business

True Wellness + Bodyworks in Sisters

John Seitzinger, LMT, MSN, worked in the medical field as a nurse and anesthesiologist for most of his 20-year career in Portland, but he wanted to branch away from that type of medicine and... — Updated 5/16/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Business

Daybreak Wellness opens in Sisters

Daybreak Wellness offers unique services to treat injuries and ailments and to promote overall health and well-being focused on mind, body, and spirit. Daybreak Wellness opened in March of... — Updated 5/16/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    A & E

Venardos Circus returning to Redmond

The Venardos Circus is returning to Central Oregon yet again. The animal-free, Broadway-style circus presents their all-new "Let's Build a Dream" show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo... — Updated 5/9/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

Dickman joins Planning Commission

Jeremy Dickman is one of two brand-new Planning Commission members this year. Dickman and his family have lived in Sisters since September 2020, but have been based in Central Oregon for 23... — Updated 5/9/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Business

McDougall joins planning commission

Sarah McDougall always gets involved in her community, wherever she is. She got especially involved in Sisters when she moved here in 2020, after living in Bend for 14 years. McDougall knew... — Updated 5/5/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Business

City moving forward on multiple projects

The Sisters City Council took another step toward construction of a roundabout at Highway 20 and Locust Street last week. In their Wednesday, April 26 meeting, the Council approved Amendment No. 2 of the intergovernmental agreement with the... — Updated 5/4/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

City moving forward on multiple projects

The Sisters City Council took another step toward construction of a roundabout at Highway 20 and Locust Street last week. In their Wednesday, April 26 meeting, the Council approved Amendment No. 2 of the intergovernmental agreement with the... — Updated 5/2/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

Voters asked to renew school local option levy

The local option levy (Measure 9-161) is coming on the ballot in this year’s May 16 election. The local option accounts for 10 percent of Sisters School District’s annual budget and the equivalent of 16 teacher salaries. The local option... — Updated 4/25/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Ballots mailed out for school election

The upcoming May election will decide who is filling two open positions on the Sisters School Board. Five candidates are running for the two open positions on the Board. Jeff Smith is running for Position 3 and has been on the School Board... — Updated 4/25/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Smith brings experience to school board race

Jeff Smith is a veteran of serving on the Sisters School Board. He has served since 1999, with a 2-1/2 year hiatus. Smith is running for Position No. 4 in the May 16 election. Smith's... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Bilderback running for Sisters School Board

Karissa Bilderback is running for one of two open spots on the Sisters School Board that will be on the May election ballot this year. Bilderback graduated from Sisters High School (SHS) in... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Longtime resident seeks school board seat

Jayne Simmons, candidate for Sisters School Board, has been in Sisters for over 27 years. Her sons attended Sisters schools, and now her grandchildren are in the schools. "We have a long... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Asa Sarver running for school board in Sisters

Asa Sarver is one of the incumbents running for the Sisters School Board in the upcoming May 16 special district election. Sarver seeks Position 4, to continue serving the Sisters School Dist... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Candidates respond to voters' questions

This year’s Sisters School District (SSD) School Board candidates were asked tough and hard-hitting questions during the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County’s Virtual Candidate Forum last Thursday. The virtual forum gathered the... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    Business

Council to establish camping rules

Sisters City Council is working on defining camping regulations on city-owned property. With an increased number of houseless people and more tourists coming into Sisters in the summer for events, camping regulations seemed like a natural... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

Barclay Drive improvements on track

The City of Sisters is continuing forward on several highway improvement projects as Sisters moves into the spring and summer months. In last week’s Sisters City Council workshop, Public Works Director Paul Bertagna and Tony Roos from... — Updated 4/18/2023

 
 By Ceili Gatley    News

Bilderback running for Sisters School Board

Karissa Bilderback is running for one of two open spots on the Sisters School Board that will be on the May election ballot this year. Bilderback graduated from Sisters High School (SHS) in... — Updated 3/28/2023

 

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