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 By Sue Stafford    News 

Hearing set on gas station

The application for redevelopment of the Space Age service station at 411 W. Cascade Ave. is finally complete and the process for consideration of approval will move forward, according to Sisters City Planning Department. On Thursday, June... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Sue Stafford    Business 

Beloved business has new owners

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 8, 3 to 6 p.m., to gather at Beacham's Clock Company located at 300 W. Hood Ave. to celebrate Ed and Kathi Beacham's 45 years as one of the finest... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Sisters flag has a story

In honor of Memorial Day on May 29, there is a new, very large American flag flying atop the flagpole in front of WaFd Bank (formerly Washington Federal) at 610 N. Arrowleaf Trail. The flag,... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Preparing for emergencies is up to each of us

Do you know what to do in case of an emergency in Sisters? How can you prepare ahead of time for an emergency? At last week's forum "Emergencies in Sisters: Be Prepared," sponsored by... — Updated 5/21/2023

 By Sue Stafford    Education

Multi-grade bird house project promotes learning

The Sisters Elementary School paved playground was a beehive of activity last Friday morning, as four classes of first-graders - about 80 students - worked with their Sisters Middle School... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Sisters Garden Club takes on new projects

Now that the isolation of COVID-19 is over, the Sisters Garden Club is undertaking several new projects. After a club field trip to the Harmony Farm Sanctuary for animals last November, the... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

City on course to improve systems

Utilizing past usage data and future population forecasts, Anderson Perry and Associates created models that informed the City’s new water and wastewater master plans, which were both recommended for approval to the City Council by the... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

National Forest cleanup on tap

Everyone who participates in the National Forest Cleanup Event scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-noon, is invited to return to Village Green Park for a complementary picnic lunch. The community cleanup event is hosted by Sisters... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Commission seeks deeper discussions

During a review of their recent retreat, the Sisters Planning Commission explored the need for more time to conduct discussions regarding the many topics and projects they are expected to address and recommend to the City Council.... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Young people have chance to work in the forest

Local youth have an opportunity to give back to their community while working outdoors in local forests - and earning school credit and scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply to par... — Updated 5/5/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Volunteers providing services

The Community Leadership team is working with the City of Sisters, Sisters Ranger District, houseless representatives, volunteers, NeighborImpact, and YouthBuild to provide two weekly... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Sue Stafford    Health

Sisters man lauds proton therapy

Longtime Sisters resident Bill Willitts is on a mission to reach as many men as he can to educate them about the value of proton therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer — a treatment... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Wheeler selected as city manager

Jordan Wheeler, the current city manager in Sandy was unanimously selected by City Council to become Sisters' new city manager, pending negotiations. After making the announcement last... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Sue Stafford    Business

Volunteer Week acknowledges services

The theme of National Volunteer Week, April 16-24, is "Volunteering Weaves Us Together." Nowhere is that truer than among the Sisters Transportation and Ride Share (STARS) volunteers who... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

City reviewing East Portal concept

Why is the former U.S. Forest Service East Portal called the East Portal when it is located on the west side of Sisters? That location between Highway 20, Cascade Avenue, and Highway 242 is on the east end of Highway 242 and the... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Sue Stafford    Opinion

Of a certain age – Why I love Sisters

It was a gray day in February 2004, and it started to rain as I was meandering around town during a visit to Sisters to look for a house. I ducked under cover in front of Leavitt’s front door (now Dixie’s). The owner — and a true... — Updated 4/11/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Sisters man lauds proton therapy

Longtime Sisters resident Bill Willitts is on a mission to reach as many men as he can to educate them about the value of proton therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer — a... — Updated 3/28/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Topping wildfire list

Sisters District Ranger Ian Reid reported last week that the Sisters fire-shed has been identified as number one in the state which means, with provided funding, the district and their partners will develop long term goals and action plans... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

USFS shares work and future plans

The Sisters Ranger District, led by District Ranger Ian Reid, was on full display at the Sisters Fire Community Room last Wednesday before a crowd of 70 people who came to hear what the district accomplished in 2022 and what the plans are... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Benefield serves medically fragile people in Sisters

For a position that requires compassion, empathy, and a deep desire to be of assistance, Partners In Care has the perfect person offering their Transitions program here in Sisters. Within... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

City, County talk tourism, housing

The March 8 joint meeting of the Sisters City Council and Deschutes County Board of Commissioners had an agenda packed with updates on a number of new and ongoing programs. Explore Sisters Executive Director Scott Humpert introduced himself... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Anatomy of a development process

Understanding municipal development codes and land-use regulations can be a daunting task — but the average citizen can get the work done. Everything one needs to know is spelled out in the City’s documents available at City Hall... — Updated 3/1/2023

 By Sue Stafford    Business

Sunset Meadows development will go forward

City of Sisters Principal Planner Matthew Martin was notified last week that the Sunset Meadows housing development by Woodhill Homes will be built as approved by the Sisters Planning Commission. During their January 19 hearing on Sunset... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Rezoning approved for housing development

An affordable housing apartment project in Sisters cleared a big hurdle last week. The Planning Commission approved a modified version of the City’s application for rezoning of Heavenly Acres from Urban Area Reserve (UAR) to Public... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Sue Stafford    News

Grants promote Sisters’ vision and goals

Citizens4Community (C4C) is announcing the availability of their small Momentum grants for projects related to the Sisters Country Vision. The purpose of these grants is to help promote community-led action on Vision Strategies outlined in... — Updated 2/21/2023


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