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 By Jean Nave    Opinion 

A Scottie's Christmas Story

In 2011 my husband and I helped Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue, an Oregon-based rescue group. One day we were sent to Eugene to pick up two Scottie puppies. They had lived in a small cage,... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By Charlotte Seymour    Opinion 

The joy of outdoor education

At Sisters Middle School we have an outstanding outdoor science program called ECoS (Earth, Community and Self). It is offered to eighth graders and consists of five overnight, unforgettable... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story


Wolves: It's all in the family

The topic of wolves is extremely controversial, and they are often seen as either good or bad. But no species is good or bad, as it's only we humans who classify their behavior as acceptable... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By Bill Bartlett    Opinion 


Thirty-three films were released in U.S. theaters December 1. The number may surprise you with all the talk of the Hollywood writer's strike that went on for months. But these films, like nea... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By Douglas Beall    Opinion 

Sisters Country birds

The Western Meadowlark [Sturnella negleckta] with its bright yellow breast is found in many varied habitats, from high desert sage, grasslands, and wetlands, to the shoulders of Mt.... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Opinion 

Reading the good stuff

Back in the day, the average person did not have access to the Internet. Back in the day, if you wanted to read about someone else's experience of life, observe beautiful photography-or... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion 

Settler-colonial blues

The weather in Sisters is doing what it always does to me at this time of year. My soul hears the ancient horn call of the mythic North. A couple of nights ago, I fired up the electronic camp... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story


Letters to the Editor 12/6/2023

Thank-you to letter writer To the Editor: This is a thank-you to Wendy Vermillion for your letters to the editor regarding cedar bow trimmings/permits, and forest uses. Your initial letter spoke to my heart, and all the ways that I see... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story


Submit Letter to Editor

Letters to the Editor should be 300 words or less. The deadline for submission is Monday at 10 a.m. for publication in that week's Nugget. Please submit your letter by emailing to Jim Cornelius at [email protected] with "letter to the... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story


2024 Central Oregon real estate - trends to watch

After some time off, we’re back with our usual Q&A about rental properties and housing. But first, let’s start with a look at some major market trends. 2024 is shaping up to be a different sort of real estate season in Sisters. After... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story


Stars over Sisters

The featured constellation for December is Eridanus, the celestial river. It is the sixth largest, and second longest, constellation in the entire sky. Beginning with the star Cursa, near... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

The river on the eve of winter

Life in Sisters Country brings us closer to the rhythms of our planet. For example, our seasons don't follow the calendar. I was reminded of this last weekend, when I drove the 50-odd miles... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Hitting the sweet spot

During recent discussions about the potential expansion of Sisters’ urban growth boundary (UGB), Sisters City Councilor Andrea Blum noted that she hears from constituents who think Sisters... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story


Letters to the Editor 11/29/2023

Whose land? Re: The letter “Whose Land?” (The Nugget, November 23): The writer of this letter is under certain misconceptions about the history of Palestine and the Palestinian people. She alleges that “the only people who have... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story


Scottie choice

The legend behind the development of the Scottish Terrier breed is that an English lord, living in Scotland in the 1800s, evaluated his new breed of dogs by saying, “These dogs act just... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


Finding rest amid uncertainty

When you sit with patients long enough, you start picking up on patterns. Individual wellness is often connected to the collective, and with our digitalized world becoming smaller, that colle... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


A thistle grows in my mind

Hate reminds me of a thistle: once it invades the mind it quickly propagates, showing up everywhere, and choking out other, more wholesome mental states. Once established, hate is difficult to uproot. When I practice daily mindfulness... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


Sisters salutes...

• World’s Children thanks everyone who attended A Musical Event to Help Ukrainian Children and others who donated to provide supplies for Ukrainian children who fled for their lives and now live in displaced persons camps. A total of $... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

 By Douglas Beall    Opinion

Sisters Country birds

The wild turkey [Meleagris Gallopavo] is not a native species in Oregon. Introduced in 1961 by ODFW, they are now well-established in the pine forests around the Metolius Basin. The... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


The cost of a cedar Christmas wreath

In response to Bill Bartlett’s November 8 article about forest permits, I offer pertinent additional information and clarification not about bark stripping, but the stripping of nearly all the branches on multiple incense-cedar trees.... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


Letters to the Editor 11/22/2023

Climate change To the Editor: In the November 15 letters to the editor, Sharon Booth said she was stunned by the lack of knowledge Pat Farr possesses on climate change in comparison to “scientists” all over the world. I’d bet Pat Farr... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story

 By Craig Rullman    Opinion


Shipworms, if you didn’t know, were the bane of mariners for many centuries. Shipworms are mollusks that make a living by burrowing into wood immersed in saltwater. These “termites of... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 By Bill Bartlett    Opinion

You could have heard a pin drop

Timing is always tricky with a weekly publication. Take Halloween this year, on a Tuesday, literally the day when The Nugget is rolling off the press on its way to Sisters. So, no way to... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 By Melody Carlson    Opinion

Occupying the land

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations in various U.S. cities recently got my attention. Curious as to what the protestors were actually supporting, I read from various news sources. To my surprise some of the “journalistic” accounts made... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story


Letters to the Editor, 11/15/2023

Climate change To the Editor: The letter from Pat Farr in The Nugget on October 11 stunned me by the lack of knowledge she possessed re: climate change. The changing climate has to do with overall averages of measured weather phenomena over... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story


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