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 By Katy Yoder    Extra

Bearing an incredible gift

When volunteer Meals on Wheels driver Connie Hatfield pulls up for a delivery, she can't help but smile. She knows each person she serves well, and enjoys catching up on what happened over... — Updated 2/20/2024

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

SHS graduate is Educator of the Year

Kate Tibbitts comes to her North Star Elementary School kindergarten class every day excited about teaching her students. She's rewarded and challenged by her students' unique personalities,... — Updated 1/2/2024 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Business

Sisters gets new plant-based food option

Sisters Country folks who love to eat fresh and plant-based have a new option in town. Lively Up Yourself, a vegan food cart in Bend, has opened a second location at Eurosports at 223 E.... — Updated 1/2/2024 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    A & E

Farmer and artist authors 21st book

Sisters Country is home to some incredibly interesting people. They chose to live on the leeward side of the Three Sisters mountains for the region's beauty, access to land, and the... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Health

Bringing puppy love to Sisters

For Joe Schneider, dogs have always brought companionship, calm, and renewal. Many times during his 30 years as a police officer, the welcoming wags and paws of his four-legged family... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Local avoids blindness from rare disorder

Pat Lamoureux lives with her husband, Roger, in a home on the edge of Sisters Country. They've created a beautiful place with trees turning brilliant red and yellow in the autumn and a... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Business

Finding purpose and answers on the farm

Annie Cohen sat in her dorm room at Washington State University between classes. She wanted to share her high school experiences learning and growing through Seed to Table (S2T) farm and the... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Injured puppy finds forever home

When MJ and Evan Schulte were watching the local news last January, they were horrified to see a story about a two-month-old puppy whose owner caused a head-on collision near the Bend... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Opinion

Another season brings its possibilities and blessings

Feeling the next season on cool morning air, I’m filled with nostalgia for another waning summer. Buddy’s copper coat is fluffing up. Pulling a rubber curry comb from a dusty tack box in the barn, his slick summer hair pulls free as my... — Updated 10/3/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Sisters reaches out to support Nepal

Over 18 years ago, Sisters teachers Rand Runco and Mark LaMont started the non-profit Ten Friends as a hopeful experiment. What began as trips to a distant land, led by Sisters business... — Updated 9/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    A & E

Art opens doors to culture

Lim Khim Katy's art opens doors to cultures, landscapes, and experiences from her homeland in Vietnam. Her paintings reveal thoughts and visions from her life and imagination, giving viewers... — Updated 9/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    A & E

Trekking To Texas ... for an equine connection

Looking into the eye of a horse can be mesmerizing. Within their gaze is a wisdom, light, and energy that's hard to portray. A horse's emotions, will, and acceptance are conveyed through... — Updated 9/12/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Business

High Camp Taphouse featured on Fieri's show

High Camp Taphouse opened last summer. Since then, owners Nurbu and Pema Sherpa have steadily built a following of diners who love their Himalayan food and the welcoming atmosphere. Not only... — Updated 8/22/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    A & E

Bringing nature's colors to life

David Mensing has made a living as an artist for more than 20 years. His professional trajectory included working as an architect in Redmond, a camp director, and a certified white water... — Updated 7/25/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Community asked to help catch poachers

Sisters resident Steve Hagan is an avid hunter. He counts himself fortunate to have spent 43 years in a row hunting with his dad. He's passionate about hunting and has dedicated countless hou... — Updated 7/11/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Sisters man restores a piece of aviation history

In 1932 Walter H. Beech began designing and manufacturing airplanes in Wichita, Kansas, with his business partner and wife, Olive Ann Beech. They had one objective: to build the finest... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    A & E

Alexandra Miller became a published author at 18

Many people talk about writing a book. Some achieve their goal, but most can't quite get it done. Alexandra Miller, raised in Sisters and a Sisters High School graduate, has some advice for... — Updated 6/6/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Business

New BBR Lodge set to make memories

Staff at Black Butte Ranch (BBR) are ready for BBR homeowners, the Central Oregon community, and visitors from around the globe to make memories within their new space. Standing proudly with... — Updated 5/30/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Business

Sisters man brings experience to focus on family law

When Sisters lawyer Peter Straumfjord receives a call from someone needing legal advice about a family law issue, his calm demeanor can help during an often-stressful time. Straumfjord has... — Updated 5/23/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Health

Bringing a patient-centered model to health care

Dr. Sing-Wei Ho moved to Central Oregon 10 years ago after residency training in Colorado. She was offered a job with St. Charles in Redmond, so she and her husband headed farther west. She... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Activists gathered locally, seeking to 'rewild' Oregon

There is a movement across the West — indeed, across many parts of the world — to restore ecosystems and bring back the keystone species that used to inhabit them. This movement is called “rewilding.” A rewilding conference last... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Conference focuses on re-wilding Oregon

People interested in returning Oregon habitat to a more wild state will rendezvous in Camp Sherman next month. The Re-Wilding Oregon Conference, set for May 13 at Lake Creek Lodge, is a... — Updated 5/5/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    Business

Helping people grieve the loss of an infant

Losing a baby is a heart-wrenching event that often leaves grieving parents feeling alone. That was Alissa and James Cowan's experience after having a miscarriage six years ago. Their sense o... — Updated 5/5/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

Sisters welcomes dental practice

Longtime Sisters residents Dr. Tom and Peggy Rheuben raised their family in Sisters and ran a busy, friendly dental business. When it was time to find someone to take over the business, they... — Updated 4/18/2023 Full story

 
 By Katy Yoder    News

New lodge opening at Black Butte Ranch

The Black Butte Ranch (BBR) Lodge has always been the centerpiece for the resort. Built with Black Butte’s pyramid-shaped mountain overhead and Phalarope Lake reflecting the Cascade Range... — Updated 3/21/2023 Full story

 

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