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 By Erik Dolson    Opinion

We are no longer alone

For weeks I’ve corresponded with ChatGPT, which might be loosely described as “software.” My impression? Alternative Intelligence has arrived. We are not alone. This will change us, forever. I’m not imagining “The Matrix,” or ... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Jean Nave    News

Scottie enemies

Bernie, our 12-year-old black Scottie, has walked the roads in our neighborhood for all but the first six months of his life. Many people have moved in and out of the neighborhood during those 12 years. Thus, many dogs have come and gone... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Ski & Ride program celebrates 50th anniversary

Pink balloons, history installations, and delicious snacks awaited guests at the 50th anniversary party for Black Butte School’s Ski & Ride program at Hoodoo Ski Bowl last Friday. Some had... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Olivia Nieto    News

Astronomy Club offers learning outside the classroom

Contributing to community knowledge and learning outside the classroom is a priority in Sisters School District. The Sisters High School Astronomy Club plays a big part in this culture.... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Temporary Sisters Library arrives

Back in 1980 the original Sisters Library—630 square feet and built in the 1930s—was lifted off its foundation, loaded on a trailer, and moved a few blocks to a new location. It... — Updated 1/11/2023

 By Charlie Kanzig    News

Christmas comes early for students

Nine Sisters High School students got an early and unexpected Christmas present when they arrived at the Circle of Friends clubhouse on Thursday, December 8. Awaiting them were brand-new... — Updated 12/13/2022


Willard (Bill) Ernest Wilson III June 9, 1942 - October 23, 2022

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, Willard (Bill) Ernest Wilson III unexpectedly passed away at the age of 80 from a cranial hemorrhage as he was traveling to his beloved annual elk- hunting trip... — Updated 11/8/2022

 By Jim Cornelius    News

Sisters man launches computer business

Adam St. Clair’s story is a classic tale of American entrepreneurism: He had a talent and a passion, saw an unmet need, and set about filling it. St. Clair has launched Three Peaks... — Updated 5/24/2022

 By Bill Bartlett    News

CEC races to get ahead of wildfire season

Power lines downed in heavy winds have contributed to devastating fires — including the 2020 Beachie Creek Fire in Santiam Canyon. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC), whose service area... — Updated 4/6/2022


The magic elixir

I am going to tell you about a magic elixir that if taken regularly will: 1.?Reduce the buildup of toxins in your brain. 2.?Control inflammation, which may reduce the likelihood of developing certain cancers. 3.?Boost your immune system.... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

More fun, less phone

Struggling with tech use—phones, tablets, devices, gaming, computers? You are not alone. Holiday tech Especially during COVID times, many people are lonely during the holidays. The... — Updated 12/22/2021


Letters to the Editor…

Selling Sisters out To the Editor: In the October 27 paper I read the story about Sisters’ future as a tourist destination. As I read the story and contemplated bringing in outsiders to develop our little city into a tourist trap and a... — Updated 11/2/2021


John Anthony Pagano, July 22, 1952 — April 13, 2021

John was born July 22, 1952 in Portland, to Anthony and Frances Pagano, and died on April 13, 2021. John attended Milwaukie High School and, after high school, joined the National Guard from... — Updated 4/20/2021


Letters to the Editor - 4/7/2021

Campers and trash To the Editor: We live adjacent to Road 100, the paved connector edging USFS lands between Northwest Pine Street and Highway 20: a lovely little piece of woods to walk dogs, ride bikes, jog and hike — except that... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Bill Bartlett    News

Getting charged up in Sisters

Is Sisters keeping up with the growing demand for electric vehicles? For the 98 percent of us not driving electric vehicles (EV), it’s of little interest if, or where, in Sisters one can... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Jodi Schneider    News

Staying in business amid pandemic

Two weeks ago, Governor Kate Brown announced the most extensive set of restrictions since the March Stay-at-Home order, in order to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Some... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Charlie Kanzig    News

Making the most of limited instruction

The three themes undergirding the work of Sisters School District — Belong, Prepare, Inspire — are harder to accomplish during the battle with COVID-19 and the resultant distance... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Charlie Kanzig    News

BBR woman marks 100 years

As Ruth Peterson sat in her comfortable Black Butte Ranch home one week before her 100th birthday, her second husband, Jim Gibbons, 92, said that when he met her for the first time she was... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Sue Stafford    News

Davis to head local sheriff’s detail

“This is my dream job.” That is how Lt. Chad Davis of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) described his feelings about being named to head the sheriff’s unit at the Sisters s... — Updated 10/20/2020

 By Sue Stafford    News

Cobb wants to ‘walk her talk’

Susan Cobb decided to run for Sisters City Council when she realized that, instead of encouraging others to run, she would walk her talk. She indicated that even if she doesn’t garner a... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Sue Stafford    News

Internet connectivity grows more important in Sisters

The latest addition to the vernacular of the “wired world” is an example of onomatopia — a word that sounds like the noise or action designated: hiss, buzz, bang. In this age of pandemic restrictions for gatherings, up pops... — Updated 10/6/2020


Libraries are community

Scottish-born businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie made his fortune in steel, but used his wealth to build libraries. Beginning in 1880, he gave away $60 million to build 1,689 libraries across the United States. Many still exist... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Sue Stafford    News

The internet access gap is wide — and has an impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright and broad light on how much the average American relies on the internet. The gap between who has access to the internet and who doesn’t has been highlighted. “The COVID-19 crisis has revealed... — Updated 9/9/2020


Library will turn page to next reopening phase

The next chapter in Deschutes Public Library’s phased reopening will provide the public with increased access to library buildings. Starting Tuesday, September 1, Sisters Library will be open for more general use, Tuesday through... — Updated 8/25/2020


Library turns the page to ‘Chapter 2’

No one was sure what the future would hold when Deschutes Public Library closed its doors to the public on March 16. The duration of the closure, how to continue serving the community, even what to do with checked-out books — it was... — Updated 6/23/2020


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