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 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Who gets to live here?

If you work for a paycheck in Sisters, it’s hard to find a place to live. Really hard. Home prices have soared out of reach for most working folks, and there aren’t a whole lot of rental opt... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Working together in mutual support

It’s no secret that community newspapers are having a tough time in a changing media landscape, where costs of printing and delivery continue to rise and advertising revenue can’t keep up.... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The stormy season

We’ve officially entered the stormy season — and we’re not talking about snow and ice and busted pipes. The season of storms that got underway in Iowa last week and New Hampshire this week wi... — Updated 1/23/2024 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Community connections

One of the most gratifying aspects of newspaper work is the connections you make. We writerly folk are often introverts by temperament — most comfortable wandering our own mental landscape or... — Updated 12/26/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Hearing on shelter is the right call

The Sisters City Council’s decision to hold a public hearing on the proposed emergency homeless shelter at 192 W. Barclay Dr. is the right call. Click here to see related story.. A decision o... — Updated 8/29/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Creating strife in Sisters

There was a heated meeting at the Sisters Fire Hall Community Room on Tuesday, August 1, concerning plans to establish an emergency homeless shelter on Barclay Drive in Sisters. The State of... — Updated 8/8/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The era that shaped us

The Vietnam War shaped all of our lives. I have friends who fought in that war and friends who demonstrated against it. The war, in large measure, set the course of their lives. But even peop... — Updated 7/11/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The most dangerous year

It was, as the Duke of Wellington described the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, “the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life.” The series of events that went down 40 years ago, in 1983, car... — Updated 7/4/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Digging into an American tragedy

The first of Jeff Guin’s books that I discovered was “The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the OK Corral and How It Changed the American West.” It’s an outstanding read; G... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

As 'Americana' as it gets

A friend told me the other day that he gets downright sentimental about a small-town parade. Heart-bursting, tear-welling sentimental. That’s a wonderful thing. It signals a connection to s... — Updated 6/13/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Burning questions

Sisters has a lot to be proud of in the agencies that work to protect our community. The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, supported by Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch fire districts,... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Editorial... Local option levies a good investment

Nobody enjoys paying taxes. However, if we have to pay taxes — and we know that that is one of two inevitabilities in life — local taxes paid directly to institutions that have immediate loc... — Updated 4/25/2023 Full story

 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, 199... — Updated 4/11/2023 Full story

 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 a... — Updated 4/11/2023 Full story


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