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 By Jim Cornelius    A & E

Sisters author explores legacy of legendary photographer

Anyone with the slightest interest in the American West or Native American culture is familiar with the work of Edward S. Curtis. His work adorns the walls and bookshelves of many a home in... — Updated 12/12/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Submit or triumph

I was a youngster in 1975-76, when the American Bicentennial celebrations were underway, and I was obsessed. I dove into the American Revolution with all the passion you might expect a... — Updated 12/12/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

New deputy joins Sisters patrol

Deputy Jerad Bearson is on patrol in the town where he lives, having joined the contingent of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) deputies assigned under contract to the City of... — Updated 12/12/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Settler-colonial blues

The weather in Sisters is doing what it always does to me at this time of year. My soul hears the ancient horn call of the mythic North. A couple of nights ago, I fired up the electronic camp... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Boyle takes plea in abuse case

Michael Boyle of Sisters pleaded guilty via Alford plea to multiple criminal counts in Deschutes County Circuit Court on Monday, December 4. Boyle pleaded guilty to one count of attempted... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Hitting the sweet spot

During recent discussions about the potential expansion of Sisters’ urban growth boundary (UGB), Sisters City Councilor Andrea Blum noted that she hears from constituents who think Sisters... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Business

Newly opened plant shop makes Sisters homes green

As the seasons turn to fall and winter in Sisters Country, we head indoors. But that doesn't mean we have to leave beautiful greenery behind. The newly opened Inscape Plant Co. gives folks... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The long echo of the guns

Last week, Sisters marked Veterans Day observances, Americans’ annual opportunity to honor those who have served the country in our armed forces. Sisters students met with veterans and... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

City looks toward UGB expansion

There is a unanimous consensus on the Sisters City Council that the City needs to plan for expansion of its urban growth boundary (UGB) — though where and how much remains to be... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Business

Food Bank needs community's help

The Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank helps hundreds of people each month to keep food on the table. Faced with rising costs and continuous demand, the Food Bank is short of the cash it needs to purc... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Extra

November 10, 2023 Inside Scoop

Nugget Special Publications Leith Easterling is the longest-serving member of The Nugget team, with more than three decades in a variety of roles at the newspaper. Currently, she handles... — Updated 11/13/2023


Language achievement honored

The word avanza in Spanish means to move forward, progress, or to advance. The Sisters School District celebrated that forward progress at the monthly school board meeting on Wednesday,... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story


Cycling team on a roll in Sisters

The Sisters Outlaws Mountain Bike Team pedaled to a fourth-place finish in State competition this fall - an outstanding result considering that the team has only five high school riders.... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Groundbreaking set for new ranger station

A brand-new Sisters Ranger Station will begin to rise from the forest floor at the west end of Sisters, starting with groundbreaking on the headquarters site this month. The new building is... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

How will Sisters grow?

The City of Sisters is starting to tackle the key issue facing Sisters over the coming decades: How will the city accommodate significant expected growth? Population projections from... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story


Sheriff's Office trains young drivers

Five young drivers from Sisters High School ran through a driving course set up by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) personnel in the high school parking lot on Friday, October 27.... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Sisters Fire honors longtime volunteers

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District was built by volunteers - people who stepped up to fill needs from fighting fires to building fire stations. The Fire District is honoring those who helped... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Business

Realtor seeks to build community

As a Realtor for Avenir Realty, Stephen Saunders is committed to giving his clients outstanding concierge service in their real estate transactions. He's even more passionate about working... — Updated 10/24/2023 Full story


Outdoor School combines learning and fun

"I found an invertebrate!" a sixth-grade girl cried out, bringing her net dipper to the lake-shore at Camp Tamarack, west of Sisters near Suttle Lake. She dropped her find into an ice cube... — Updated 10/24/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Roundabout set for March launch

Construction of a new roundabout at Locust Street and Highway 20 is still set to get underway in March 2024, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Central Oregon Region Manager Bob... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

War to the knife

The explosion of intense violence in Israel is a savage spasm in a long-standing frontier conflict. It is often said that “they’ve been fighting each other there for thousands of... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Sisters takes on loneliness and isolation

Across the nation, there is rising concern about the negative impacts of loneliness and social isolation. Loneliness and isolation affect older people whose connections to community have... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

City works on dark skies ordinance

The Sisters City Council affirmed a commitment to preserving Sisters’ dark skies during their workshop on Wednesday, October 11. City of Sisters planning staff is working on a revised dark... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Only the lonely

Only the lonely Know the way I feel tonight Only the lonely Know this feeling ain’t right — Roy Orbison Loneliness is a melancholy theme in generations of songs. It’s not just a trope,... — Updated 10/10/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Cyclist is riding through all national parks

Spencer McCullough is on a mission to visit every national park in the Lower 48 on one continuous bicycle trip. According to the stats he posts on his website ( he's... — Updated 10/10/2023 Full story


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