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 By Bill Bartlett    Opinion

Roundabout Sisters – What is the Sisters brand?

Old marketing guys like me have an enduring fascination with branding. For the untrained, a logo or slogan is not a brand. Nike is a brand. It's logo is the "swoosh." It's slogan is "Just Do... — Updated 5/5/2023

 By Bill Bartlett    Opinion

Roundabout Sisters – Signs of spring

Calls to 911 reporting fires are up as more and more yard debris is being burned. Callers mistakenly think a structure or wildfire is happening, when it’s just neighbors burning off leaf... — Updated 4/25/2023


Letters to the Editor 4/26/2023

STA speaking up on Green Ridge To the Editor: The relationship between wildfires in the West and responsible forest management is a highly debated topic, and one that’s been written about extensively. For Sisters Trails Alliance, the... — Updated 4/25/2023


Sisters salutes...

On Thursday, March 23, Black Butte Ranch Fire Department had the privilege of honoring staff at their annual awards banquet at Black Butte Ranch Lakeside Bistro. Congratulations go to the... — Updated 4/18/2023

 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


Letters to the Editor 4/19/2023

Wolves in Sisters Country To the Editor: I would like to add some commentary to the Are more wolves roaming Sisters? article in the April 5 edition of The Nugget. I can say 100 percent without a doubt that there is a large pack of wolves roa... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

American apocalypse

A few months before we moved to Sisters in 1993, my wife Marilyn and I — along with the rest of the nation — were transfixed by the news that came out of Waco, Texas. On February 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms... — Updated 4/11/2023

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Faith in progress

My 95-year-old dad never saw a construction project he didn’t like. A child of the Great Depression and World War II, development to him has always signaled growing prosperity, more people accessing an American Dream he fervently believed... — Updated 4/11/2023

 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 Craig Rullman    Opinion

The Bunkhouse Chronicle – Meatballs

What are we, mere monkeys chattering in front of the cobra’s basket, to think about the recent unveiling of a meatball made from the DNA of a woolly mammoth? If you didn’t know, an Australian “cultured meat startup” recently... — Updated 4/11/2023


Your Story Matters – Money on the mind

In my day job, I spend a lot of time talking to patients about relationships. To partners, to children, to coworkers, to themselves, but more frequently, the conversation has shifted to a per... — Updated 4/11/2023

 By Brenda Smith    Opinion

A rescue and a return

Current culture is what it is, yet I didn’t know how cynical I’d become until something happened that brought me back around. A feeling that took me back, a remembering. I experienced community this Easter weekend, met goodness... — Updated 4/11/2023


Letters to the Editor 4/12/2023

Support SPRD local option levy To the Editor: I have called Sisters my home since 1978, and worked as a school nurse in the Sisters School District for many years. My family and I have had the opportunity to learn and be active through... — Updated 4/11/2023


Letters to the Editor – 4/5/2023

Poop fairies To the Editor: Thank you for running the article on poop fairies in last week’s Nugget. This is a growing problem. I live on Brooks Camp Road across from The Pines, and I cannot tell you how much dog poop I pick up because... — Updated 4/6/2023


Letters to the Editor – 3/29/2023

Keeping it civil To the Editor: We know Sisters is going to change and grow, but we have a say in how it happens. This is not just about policy, buildings, and trees. While these are important factors, it’s as much about us, as humans,... — Updated 4/6/2023


Sisters salutes...

Chuck Lesowske wrote: We want to give a big shout-out to Ana Varas, arts project coordinator for The Roundhouse Foundation. The writers’ presentation hosted at The Village in Sisters is a fantastic venue. Thank you for the space. Keynote... — Updated 4/6/2023

 By Steve Stratos    Opinion

Cultivating Community in Sisters – A living hope

As we approach another Easter, millions will celebrate an event that offers hope. Resurrection. Others question the reality of this resurrection, reducing it to another religious holiday.... — Updated 4/6/2023


The paradox of tolerance

In the world of mental health, we contend with the abstract intersections of nature versus nurture and what behaviors we have agency over versus those we may not. The role of accountability... — Updated 4/5/2023


Letters to the Editor 06/30/2010

To the Editor: Last week, while horseback riding the Peterson Ridge Trails, a friend and I encountered three adult male mountain bikers. They approached rapidly on their mountain bike trail to where we were riding on the Forest Service... — Updated 4/4/2023


Sisters salutes...

•On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, VFW Commander Bill Anttila and VFW Vice Commander Earl Schroeder conducted a seminar on United States Flag etiquette and 13 fold United States Flag... — Updated 4/4/2023

 By Steve Kadel    Opinion

Through the eyes of a newcomer

For many years, I considered Sisters simply a place with slow traffic to get past on the way to one trailhead or another. I drove through town several times while living in Portland and later from the opposite direction as a Klamath Falls... — Updated 4/4/2023


Letters to the Editor

Keeping it civil To the Editor: We know Sisters is going to change and grow, but we have a say in how it happens. This is not just about policy, buildings, and trees. While these are important factors, it’s as much about us, as humans,... — Updated 3/28/2023

 By Scott Woodford    Opinion

What is behind Sisters code changes

It’s great to see much community interest about the future of Sisters, which is demonstrated by the letters to the editor and comments at public meetings. It is important that these conversations are civil and based in fact, so I wanted... — Updated 3/28/2023


Stop the hand-wringing and make change

It seems that we are chasing our tails in this ongoing concern about Sisters growth with endless meetings and letters to the editor that accomplish nothing. On one hand, we have a City Council and Planning Commission who are making the... — Updated 2/21/2023


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