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The Smoke Drifters ignite music season

Sisters band The Smoke Drifters will kick off the summer concerts at The Barn. They'll take the stage on Saturday, June 1, at 6 p.m. for their album release party. The band's debut, "Falling... — Updated 5/28/2024 Full story


Outdueled Outlaws hold their heads high

Sisters Varsity Baseball's playoff run ended on Friday with a 4-1 quarterfinals loss at Pleasant Hill. Senior Brody Fischer and junior Landen Scott hit first-inning singles but the Outlaw... — Updated 5/28/2024 Full story


Outlaws Baseball advances to playoff quarterfinals

A big home win has propelled Sisters Varsity Baseball to the next round of the state playoffs. Next, the team travels to league rival Pleasant Hill. Their game is set for Friday, May 24 at... — Updated 5/24/2024 Full story


League champion Outlaws enter playoffs on Wednesday

The Mountain Valley Conference Baseball Champion Varsity Outlaws are hosting an Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) playoff game to extend their remarkable 2024 campaign. Sisters will... — Updated 5/21/2024 Full story

 By Matt Van Slyke    News

DCSO showcases deputies, drones, dogs

One of the best search and rescue teams in the nation is ready to respond within minutes - unless you're a climber stuck between a rock and a hard place in the middle of winter on the South... — Updated 5/21/2024 Full story


Outlaws softball squad honors senior in final game

Cooper Alport's final at-bat lasted longer than any other last Friday at Reed Stadium. Adding foul tip after foul tip to a full count, Cooper stayed alive for 14 pitches. She's a fighter,... — Updated 5/14/2024 Full story


Outlaws looking ahead to playoff action

Senior Night ended on a high note for the Outlaws. The Sisters Varsity Baseball team blanked Harrisburg last week for a League record of 15-3. A shutout win capped off a four-game week:... — Updated 5/14/2024 Full story


Varsity softball earns elusive win at Siuslaw

"We won! Our Sisters Softball won!" The excited exclamation came from Sisters Varsity Assistant Softball Coach Janet Cusimano immediately after the Outlaws varsity team won their first game... — Updated 5/7/2024 Full story


Red-hot Outlaws baseball on a roll

In a series of high-stakes matchups, Sisters Varsity Outlaws have won 12 of their last 13, and play four games this week, culminating in a doubleheader on Friday, May 10 — Senior Night. Led by standout performances from key players like s... — Updated 5/7/2024 Full story


Outlaws sweep La Pine, face Elmira

Outlaws varsity baseball, winners of seven straight, now look to keep their bats alive versus Elmira. Sisters sent La Pine home empty handed last week. The series began April 16 in La Pine,... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story


Sisters student earns his wings

On a chilly Friday morning earlier this month, an FAA examiner grilled Timber Bionda. Four hours and one flight later, he had earned his pilot's license. Then he had to get ready for school.... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story


Outlaws softball gains strength

It's not where they are, it's where they're going. On this day, Outlaws Varsity Softball is running laps. The number of errors made during games determines the number of laps run during... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story


Outlaws host vengeful visitors from La Pine

Outlaws Varsity Baseball rode a four-game win streak into a week of renewed rivalry with La Pine. "They're coming for revenge, so we've got to be ready," said Sisters Head Coach Matt... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story


Record turnout for Little League opener

"Thankfully, it wasn't snowing." Kim Davis summed up – with context – the 2024 Sisters Little League Opening Ceremonies. The league president has been to nearly 30 of them. Last year, the... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story


Katie Pendleton: Fort-ifying promising futures in the trades

In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, we are highlighting inspiring Sisters of Industry. From woodshop enthusiast to successful entrepreneur in the male-dominated world of... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story


Local 'mama bear' rebuilds Sisters Cub Scouts pack

Sisters Cub Scouts are emerging from hibernation, happy to have their own den again. "I'm so excited to announce that the Sisters Cub Scout Pack 139 is officially back up and running!" said... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story


Sisters woman embodies entrepreneurial spirit

In honor of International Women's Day (March 8), The Nugget recognizes the achievements of women who are making a significant impact on our community. Josette Johnson, founder and CEO of... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story


Schools foundation reviews scholarships

It’s scholarship season, and a local school-and-student support system is preparing high school seniors for their next academic steps toward promising professional careers. March signals scholarship application review time for the Sisters S... — Updated 3/5/2024 Full story


Turning a page at Sisters book shop

Paulina Springs Books has reopened, debuting the results of a weeklong renovation. "Updating the flooring, stripping out all the old carpet and matching the flooring that we picked out for... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story


Sisters sports some 'Little' signs of spring

Despite a few dustings, the large snow piles are shrinking, revealing previously buried and iced-over lawns, sidewalks and driveways. The grating scrape of shovels will soon cede to the... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story


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