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Wildlife winter range closures in effect

Four winter range closures are now in effect across the Deschutes National Forest to provide critical habitat for deer and elk. Closure areas include Cabin/Silver Lake, Metolius Winter Range, Opine Travel Management Area, and Tumalo Winter... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story


Get your ugly sweater ready to run

For the third year, RunSistersRun is offering a good reason to pull that Ugly Sweater out of the back of the closet as the Ugly Sweater 5k run is on tap for Saturday, December 2,  starting... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


Sisters Moto hosts EnduroCross superstars

Sisters Moto keeps rolling through the fall/winter season on two wheels. After their Sisters Moto fall celebration party in October, they keep rolling with events, hosting a pre-party to the... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story


Camp Sherman's new playground a hit

After five years of planning, fundraising, and delays, Black Butte School and the Camp Sherman community finally have a new playground. Kids are overjoyed with this new, beautiful,... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story


SPRD seeks feedback

Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) plans to repurpose the Sisters Elementary School site to become a multiuse community recreation center under a long-term lease. Dougherty Landscape Architects (DLA), a planning firm in Eugene, has... — Updated 10/24/2023 Full story


Areas closed to protect raptor nests

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will seasonally close six areas in Central Oregon to safeguard habitat for federally protected raptors. These annual seasonal closures will protect the habitat of bald eagles, golden eagles, and prairie... — Updated 10/10/2023 Full story


Sisters bike park gets a fresh launch

Sisters has a hidden gem for those who like to test their skills on two wheels. Bike Park 242 is located just off the McKenzie Highway (242) adjacent to the Sisters Park & Recreation... — Updated 10/3/2023 Full story


Runners 'GiddyUp' at Pole Creek Ranch

Cool fall weather greeted just over 200 runners and walkers at the second annual GiddyUp Run organized by Kelly Bither of RunSistersRun, held Saturday, September 23 at Pole Creek Ranch.... — Updated 9/26/2023 Full story


Sisters hosts prestigious horse event

The Godby Farm in Sisters hosted officials from the KWPN (Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands) for a keuring event on Thursday, September 7. A "keuring" is an official inspection by a... — Updated 9/12/2023 Full story


Sisters runners hit the mud

On a course that included a gnarly mud pit and two river crossings, a group of nine Outlaw runners experienced true cross-country at the Ultimook Race held at the Hydrangea Ranch outside... — Updated 9/5/2023 Full story


Youth Ambassadors liven trail experience

Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) is the recipient of a $45,000 grant from The Oregon Trails Fund (OTF), a Travel Oregon program, developed and funded in partnership with the U.S. Forest... — Updated 9/5/2023 Full story


Heavy lifting to inspire Sisters

Two Sisters athletes set national records in their class in powerlifting competition last month. Don Frosland, 68, 242 pounds, bench-pressed 264 pounds and deadlifted 405 for records. Debi Br... — Updated 8/29/2023 Full story


In a pickle over court shortage

There are now 5 million pickleball players, or "picklers," in the United States, according to a recent report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Pickleball, a mash-up of tenn... — Updated 8/15/2023 Full story


Sisters lifter sets deadlift record

Julie Tadlock loves lifting weights. She acknowledges that she has an intense personality, and weightlifting helps her channel that intensity. "I'm able to take my intensity to the barbell,"... — Updated 8/8/2023 Full story

 By Stu Ehr    Sports & Rec

Annual PCT migration is underway

Once again, the annual migration is underway for thousands of backpackers trying to complete a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile footpath from Mexico to Canada. Possibly you... — Updated 8/1/2023 Full story


Paddling for fun and fitness

The number of stand-up paddleboard (SUP) enthusiasts is growing nationwide at a rate faster than tennis or golf - and Sisters Country is no exception. Three million paddleboarders dot the... — Updated 7/25/2023 Full story


Popular recreation site scene of recent rescues

The Blue Pool, properly known as Tamolitch Falls, has been the scene of three rescues this month. On July 2, an injured person was airlifted to safety. Last week three people were rescued... — Updated 7/25/2023 Full story


Forest Service seeks public input on trails

The Sisters Ranger District has started planning the Sisters Trail Additions and Realignments (STAR) Project to address non-motorized trails on the portions of the District. The public can submit comments on the project proposal. The STAR... — Updated 7/25/2023 Full story


Runners tackle Hoodoo summit

The seventh annual Hoodoo Challenge: Run to the Top may have provided runners with the biggest challenge in the event's history on Saturday, July 22. The event, sponsored by the Sisters... — Updated 7/25/2023 Full story


Hoodoo turns into an archery range

The parking lot at Ski Hoodoo looked like an outdoor camping show last weekend, as 1,000 archers from around the globe set up camp for the second leg of the Hoyt Northwest Mountain Challenge... — Updated 7/18/2023 Full story


July 4 celebration includes run

The Sisters Eagle Airport will continue its unique Fourth of July tradition this year at the 10th Annual Rumble on the Runway with a variety of events for all ages. The day begins early Monday, July 4 with the Sisters Rotary Club Pancake... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story


Firefighting day camp brought girls together

On May 20, the United States Forest Service (USFS) and nonprofit SheJumps partnered to host Wild Skills Junior Wildland Firefighting at Scout Lake Campground in Sisters. The full-day event of... — Updated 6/13/2023 Full story


Bluebird day greets stampeders

The Sisters Stampede mountain bike race has become the unofficial launch of summer in Sisters. And Sisters Country served up a perfect early summer day for the hundreds of racers who took to... — Updated 6/6/2023 Full story


Pay to play

As spring arrives, more and more of us are putting away our skis and snowshoes and storing away our snowmobiles. Out come the hiking poles, kayaks, and backpacks. It’s time to head to the... — Updated 5/30/2023 Full story


Sprucing up SPRD's Bike Park 242

Sisters Park & Recreation District's (SPRD) Bike Park 242 is getting a refresh this spring. The park features jump lines, pump tracks, and a drop zone and is great for riders of all... — Updated 5/5/2023 Full story


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