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 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 

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 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    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 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... — 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    Extra

Not today, Father Time!

I was out on a long ramble through the woods west of Sisters a few weeks ago when it hit me that I'd been doing this particular hike for 30 years. Against my will, that led to taking an... — Updated 1/30/2024

 
 By Jim Cornelius    A & E

Kickstarter campaign brings back days with The Call for musician

Jim Goodwin is a pillar of the Central Oregon music scene - hosting a radio show on Jive Radio, running venues for the Sisters Folk Festival and, of course, playing music. In the 1980s and... — Updated 1/30/2024 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... — Updated 1/30/2024 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The stormy season

We’ve officially entered the stormy season — and we’re not talking about snow and ice and busted pipes. The season of storms that got underway in Iowa last week and New Hampshire this w... — Updated 1/23/2024 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    News

Victims recount lasting impact at sentencing

Multiple women made statements at the sentencing hearing for Michael Boyle on Tuesday, January 9, recounting the lasting impact on their lives of the acts to which he pleaded guilty via... — Updated 1/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    News

Sisters tightens dark skies code

Sisters residents and visitors alike value the ability to enjoy the night sky — and the City of Sisters has passed new dark skies code language to promote that ability. Sisters City... — Updated 1/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The real deal - an antidote to celebrity

My wife enjoys watching award shows. I’d rather have each of my fingernails removed by the pincers of a medieval torturer than to sit through the Golden Globes. Not a problem — I simply... — Updated 1/9/2024 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

A dialogue between past and present

A few days ago, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley stepped on one of the most explosive landmines in the field of American history. Asked at a New Hampshire town hall what was the... — Updated 1/2/2024 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    News

Forecast: Looks like a mild winter

Much of Sisters Country woke up on December 25 to what might be characterized as a minimalist white Christmas. There was just the lightest skiff of snow on the ground, and that was it. Temper... — Updated 1/2/2024 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Community connections

One of the most gratifying aspects of newspaper work is the connections you make. We writerly folk are often introverts by temperament — most comfortable wandering our own mental landscape... — Updated 12/26/2023 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The great pathfinder

History is capricious. Who we remember and who we forget often has more to do with who had the better press agent than who was most accomplished. Most folks in Oregon have at least heard of... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    Business

Farrier's work all for love of horses

Sisters Country is horse country — and there is nothing more critical to equine well-being than keeping their feet in good shape. That’s where Charles Halper and Halper’s Horseshoeing... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    News

Tree poachers strike in Sisters

While Sisters Ranger District Special Forest Products Officer Jeremy Fields and local volunteer Therese Kollerer were out on a Forest Service volunteer clean-up and patrol on December 4,... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    News

Sisters veterans mark wreath ceremony

From Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, across the nation to Sisters, Oregon, Americans laid wreaths on Saturday, December 16 to mark National Wreaths Across America Day. The national... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Jim Cornelius    News

Jeremy Fields honored for work

Those who have worked with Jeremy Fields in his capacity as Sisters Ranger District's Special Forest Products coordinator, or in his work with the unhoused population in Sisters' forests,... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 

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