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 By Jim Cornelius    A & E 

Sisters Rodeo unveils 2024 poster

Dixie's in Sisters was packed on Saturday evening as the Sisters Rodeo community gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the 2024 event poster. The event, along with the annual kickoff party... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion 

All we are and all we ever will be

There’s nothing like contemplating the end of the world to start off your weekend. I headed out at daybreak on Saturday to get in a good training session at Zimmerman Butte. Kettlebell c... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Extra

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 car... — Updated 4/11/2024

 By Jim Cornelius    Extra

The Power of Story

The Nugget believes in the power of Story. Since you are here backing us up with your support, it's pretty safe to assume you do, too. The work that keeps us going week in and week out is the... — Updated 4/11/2024

 By Jim Cornelius    News

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

 By Jim Cornelius    News

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

 By Jim Cornelius    News

District committed to music program

Sisters High School will continue its vocal music program, even as teacher Rick Johnson has been placed on leave while the Sisters School District looks into concerns about a potentially inappropriate text exchange with a former student. The... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Sisters moves into wildfire season

Sisters' taste of warm temperatures and bright sunshine earlier this month heralded spring, and a hint of summer. It's a welcome tease - and also a reminder that we're headed into wildfire... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Fire district has a strong volunteer culture

Helping people in need - that's the fundamental mission and purpose of the men and women who volunteer with the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District. There are many different ways to help... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Who gets to live here?

If you work for a paycheck in Sisters, it’s hard to find a place to live. Really hard. Home prices have soared out of reach for most working folks, and there aren’t a whole lot of rental opt... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

School district looks into allegations

Sisters School District officials and other agencies will look into potentially inappropriate texts between a Sisters teacher and a former student believed to be 17. The texts came to light in social media posts on Sunday, March 25,... — Updated 3/26/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Planning commission mulls future of Conklin property

Plans to turn the site of the former Conklin’s Guest House near the intersection of Camp Polk Road and Barclay Drive into a boutique RV park are wending their way through a multi-tiered p... — Updated 3/26/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Deputy Myers is on patrol in Sisters

With Deputy Aaron Myers on patrol in Sisters, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) Sisters contingent is once again fully staffed, with three deputies and a lieutenant operating out... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Roundabout construction to begin

The long-awaited project to construct a roundabout at Highway 20 and Locust Street is set to get underway at the beginning of March. The project will start with moving the Sisters Elementary... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story


Students let off STEAM in creative event

Sister Middle School opened its doors to the community last Thursday, sparking creativity and fun in STEAM Expo 2024. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Roundabout project gets under way at east intersection

With a few ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt turned over, the US20/Locust Roundabout construction project is under way. City and county elected officials, Oregon Department of Transportation... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Extra

Memories of a favorite place

When Adora Hitchcock looks out her window in her quarters at The Lodge in Sisters, she can just make out the roof of Conklin's Guest House across Barclay Drive to the north. When she sits in... — Updated 2/27/2024

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

A matter of history

The Three Sisters Historical Society packed the Sisters Fire Hall Community Room last Sunday for a presentation by Larry Len Peterson on the legendary photographer of Native Americans,... — Updated 2/27/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Family seeks information on missing woman

The family of a U.S. Marine veteran and Sisters High School graduate has launched a campaign seeking information on her whereabouts. Kirsten Anne Clarke reportedly left service and cut off... — Updated 2/22/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Extra

Honoring life-long love

Pat Mostek met her husband Stephen in high school when she was 14 years old. He was 15. Stephen was sitting behind her in study hall, and one of Pat's friends commented on how good-looking th... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Jim Cornelius    Business

Landscaper makes visions a reality

Clint Decker thrives on the creative nature of his work as a landscaper. "It's pretty cool when you can take nothing and make it into something," he said. "We've done everything from... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Stuff that works

I sat down this weekend to write a column about dysfunction; 700 words on the bipartisan cascade of incompetence, cynicism and decrepitude that we witnessed on the national stage last week.... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Working together in mutual support

It’s no secret that community newspapers are having a tough time in a changing media landscape, where costs of printing and delivery continue to rise and advertising revenue can’t keep up.... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Sisters man pleads guilty to drug charge

Paul David Weston, 47, of Sisters, pleaded guilty in Deschutes County Circuit Court to a single felony count of possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, but... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Business

Sisters real estate office makes changes

Coldwell Banker Bain is changing its presence in Sisters. The real estate office at the corner of Cascade Avenue and Oak Street will close in February — but its brokers will continue to s... — Updated 1/30/2024 Full story


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