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 By Chester Allen    Opinion 

Steve's big bull trout

I'm starting to think that the local trout were as eager for warm weather as the local humans. I fish almost every day - and no place is better for a crazed fly angler than Sisters - and... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Craig Rullman    Opinion 

Face-palming the apocalypse

Given the extraordinary speed of modern information exchange, it can be difficult to properly triage the many hundreds of crisis declarations demanding our immediate and undivided attention. Hyperventilating for attention is no longer just t... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Edie Jones    Opinion

Aging successfully

Recently, while purging notes and flip charts from earlier teaching days, I came across the notes from a class entitled “Stay Away from the Rocker.” It was a class for an adult education program, and I was much too young to teach it.... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Robert Sposato    Opinion

Boy meets baseball

Something happens between a boy and baseball — it’s called true love. I decided to volunteer this spring in the Sisters Little League, and I wound up helping with a team of mostly 11-year-olds. I raised three sons in a baseball-crazy ho... — Updated 5/30/2023


Should I go or should I stay?

There’s something to be said for staying. And of course, there’s something to be said for leaving, too. My husband and I recently returned from a month-long bucket-list trip throughout Europe and Sweden. But home is the best place, and... — Updated 5/30/2023


A bit of history

A bit of history goes a long way to explain today’s politics. Abraham Lincoln stood before a crowd at the Illinois Republican State Convention in Springfield, Illinois on the evening of June 16, 1858. The occasion was momentous — an... — Updated 5/23/2023


The life and death of a houseless man

This week I’ve grieved the loss of two lives — one a dear friend here in Sisters, who died at the end of an exhausting few months dealing with ALS as it took away his faculties bit by bit. The second death is someone I hardly knew, yet... — Updated 5/9/2023

 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


We are all storytellers

We may not think of ourselves as storytellers, but each of us has crafted a unique story that reminds us of who we are, our place in the world, and what we can expect from others. To be human is to be both playwright, director, and lead... — Updated 5/4/2023

 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

 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

 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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