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 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

 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

 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 5/23/2023

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 By Katy Yoder    News

Photo safari inspires fundraiser

Photographer Wendy Birnbaum spent years perfecting her craft. Her photographs are on display at Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop. A world traveler, she always wanted to go to Africa. When she f... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

Lola’s mustang journey from wild to calm

It’s been almost three months since we introduced readers to Maddie Siler and her mustang, Lola. The two are edging closer to the big day when they’ll compete in the final stage of the... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

Connor Lake remembered

This is the story of a kind, caring young man, Connor Lake, who died by suicide in November of 2019. He left behind a shocked, grieving family and countless friends. But this story is also about his family and the gratitude, forgiveness,... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

When blessings flow from tragedy

Jeff Lake is Connor Lake’s father. He’s had his share of hardships and loss; from learning he’d been adopted, to losing a parent, divorce, and facing a drinking problem. It took time fo... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

High Camp Taphouse – feeding Sisters and serving Nepal

As drivers head into Sisters on Highway 20, they might look to the south near the 76 station and see High Camp Taphouse, (at the former site of Hop & Brew). They are offering delicious food... — Updated 2/14/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

Holding and protecting a candle in the dark

I heard a writer say he saw his writing as a candle in the dark. I love that image — the idea that words can light a way for someone else. It’s also a big burden to shoulder. I feel mine sagging under the pressure just thinking... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

Why we fly the American flag

The view from my writing room looks out on Greenridge, Black Butte, Mt. Jefferson, and our American flag on a gray flagpole just above the barn. I look at the flag often and for many reasons.... — Updated 1/3/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

Competition transforms wild mustangs into saddle horses

Maddie Siler was a horse-crazy kid with dreams to rescue and train a mustang. When her family lived in the Sacramento suburbs, she saw an article about mustangs being captured and held in... — Updated 1/3/2023

 By Katy Yoder    News

I want you to know

Sometimes I do writing meditations. I ask my inner wisdom to speak and share what’s important. In this time of short days, cold nights, and hibernation, internal work is embraced. Using the prompt Here’s what I want you to know, I’ll... — Updated 12/20/2022

 By Katy Yoder    News

Good avocados and good books

What do avocados and books have in common? Slicing into an avocado is like opening a book. Sometimes, I know from the first page a book is going to feed me — take me away to another time, culture, or place. A good book gives me... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By Katy Yoder    News

Circle of Friends thriving in face of challenges

Circle of Friends Executive Director Nicole Swisher Woodson has been running a metaphorical marathon, with all kinds of obstacles in her way because of COVID-19 challenges. Like many... — Updated 12/6/2022

 By Katy Yoder    News

Pearl Harbor survivor turns 100

Five years ago, Craig Rullman told in the pages of The Nugget Marvin Emmarson’s incredible story of survival during the Pearl Harbor attack and later enduring a catastrophic torpedo... — Updated 12/6/2022

 By Katy Yoder    News

It’s not your time

What is time? Maybe it’s a gift… or a curse? Or simply an hourglass turned over at birth? “It’s not your time” is a phrase I’ve heard in movies, from oncologists and employers. Hearing it could fill me with hope or deflate... — Updated 11/29/2022

 By Katy Yoder    News

Building community a pot at a time

How can brightly colored pots and curated indoor and outdoor landscapes create community connections? Mose Lenowitz has figured out how. With an extensive background in garden pottery, home... — Updated 11/29/2022

 By Katy Yoder    News

OHSET riders prepare for season

Their coats are long and fuzzy, but Sisters Country horses are getting ready for another season of competition with the Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) from Sisters High School.... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Katy Yoder    News

Sisters grad is a loan officer with Guild Mortgage

Brennan Layne has deep roots in Sisters. Soon, he and his wife, Megan, will be welcoming the fourth generation to their family. Layne graduated from Sisters High School in 2012. He... — Updated 11/15/2022


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