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American Legion and VFW Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy. All members invited to attend. Call Charles... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By T. Lee Brown    News

A city of the people, for the people

As the City of Sisters ramps up to select our next city manager, I think back to the days before I was an Official Newspaper Columnist™ for The Nugget. I’d lived here about a year... — Updated 3/28/2023


Corvettes and pets get together for foundation

John and Sande Burgess of High Desert Corvette Club (HDCC) made a visit to the Furry Friends pet food bank last week. They were pleased to deliver a $500 donation to Furry Friends Foundation... — Updated 3/21/2023


Letters to the Editor 1/25/2023

Contrasting classified scandals To the Editor: Before I sit down to write something I might seek to have published, I ask myself two questions: What point will I try to make, and who is my intended audience? In his opinion piece... — Updated 1/24/2023


Sisters artist helps animals through work

Sana Hayes, an artist who has lived in Sisters for the past 17 years, uses her work to support local animal welfare nonprofits. She is currently one of the artist vendors featured at the Lions Club Holiday Faire, running through December 17... — Updated 12/13/2022



Oregon Battle of the Books Twelve teams from regional schools, ranging from 3rd to 12th grade, will compete at the Performing Arts Center in Madras on Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Harmony Farm Sanctuary offers hope and help in Sisters

At Harmony Farm Sanctuary, rescued animals enjoy each other’s company. They eat good food and receive loving care from human beings. As with people, the effects of neglect and abuse can be... — Updated 9/20/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Animal lovers gather for ‘Fur on Fir’

Folks in Sisters sure love dogs. And cats. Not to mention bunnies, horses, pigs, and wolves. Our fine furry friends will be celebrated Sunday, September 25, at “Fur on Fir,” a special... — Updated 9/20/2022

 By Chris Morin    News

Perception wars

The moon landings were staged; the earth is flat; Hitler escaped to Argentina. Learning “the news” each day while growing up in a city within the heartland of America during the ’60s and ’70s occurred in one of two ways: At 6 p.m.... — Updated 8/16/2022


Extreme heat is very dangerous for pets

Sisters Country will see temperatures soar back into the high 90s this week, with a prediction of 100 degrees on Thursday. With high temperatures comes increased risks for heat-related... — Updated 7/27/2022

 By Bill Bartlett    News

Challenges of affordable housing

There’s no affordable housing in Sisters. By definition there is none in Redmond either and essentially the same in Bend. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines... — Updated 4/13/2021


Letters to the Editor- 2/24/2021

To the Editor: In response to the letter from Mr. Baldwin on February 10: Even though I support Biden and his policies, I agree the landslide of executive orders is disconcerting in view of his stated goals of promoting unity. However, Mr.... — Updated 2/23/2021


Letters to the Editor - 2/17/2021

To the Editor: Ask yourself, is it smart to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs because it was a pet of Donald Trump? Decisions born out of anger and spite normally don’t turn out well for anyone. A lot of what his administration... — Updated 2/16/2021


Letters to the Editor - 12/23/2020

Editor’s note: There will be no letters to the Editor in the forthcoming December 30 “Year in Review” edition. Letters to the Editor will resume in the January 6 edition. Jim Cornelius Editor in Chief To the Editor: I have had the... — Updated 12/23/2020

 By Jodi Schneider    News

Are you over-exercising your dog?

Exercise provides your furry friend with many physical and mental benefits. It keeps joints limber and promotes good range of motion, maintains muscle mass, which can help prevent injury,... — Updated 7/28/2020

 By Jodi Schneider    News

Keep Halloween safe for your pets

It’s almost the spookiest night of the year. Halloween is an exciting time for children and families, but it can be stressful and dangerous for your pets. This time of year, with jack o... — Updated 10/29/2019


Wildlife management without poison

Last week The Nugget ran the story Susan Prince and I put together on the rash of poison stations that have popped up in Sisters Country. In that light, Kathy Deggendorfer contacted me for st... — Updated 5/9/2019

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Connecting with real life for one week

What would happen if you turned off all your distracting screens for seven days? For years, teacher and artist Clay Warburton has challenged his fourth-grade students at Sisters Elementary... — Updated 4/23/2019

 By Jodi Schneider    News

Mushing through the snow

When a last blast of winter walloped Sisters with over 30 inches of snow in some areas last week, it made for treacherous driving conditions, and had some folks homebound. Snow may be... — Updated 3/5/2019

 By Craig Rullman    News


Americans have become a fearful lot. And I really do mean scaredy-cats, a bunch of whimpering, simpering, cowardly lions afraid of everything from chocolate milk to clowns, from fake eyelashes (it's a thing) to 11-year-old playground... — Updated 12/24/2018

 By Jodi Schneider    News

New year's resolutions for pet people

Almost half of Americans make New Year's resolutions. These resolutions range from losing weight, to quitting smoking, to spending more time with family. However, we often forget to include... — Updated 12/24/2018


Letters to the Editor 12/12/2018

To the Editor: As Chairman of the Sisters Kiwanis Food Share, I am writing to remind everyone involved, the day we are giving out the certificates for a Christmas Dinner, the Fire Department is handing out toys and Furry Friends are... — Updated 12/11/2018

 By Craig Rullman    News

I saw a wolf, and I liked it

Last week I was elk hunting out east and saw, for the first time, a wolf in the wild. I've seen just about all of the other big predators in North America at one time or another: homo sapiens in various stages of sobriety, bears, lions,... — Updated 10/31/2018


Quilters rally to help their Furry Friends

Furry Friends Foundation has been blanketed in quilts over the past few weeks. After a Facebook post by The Quilt Pattern Magazine, Furry Friends began receiving small boxes and plump padded...


Beware of extreme heat

Central Oregon’s extreme heatwave is expected to continue for at least another week. When temperatures reach 90s and enter into the triple digits, it becomes more important to take care of...


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