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Whychus Overlook project starts next week

The Forest Service is partnering with Sisters Trails Alliance to make the Whychus Creek Overlook on the Sisters Ranger District more accessible. The top rail of the Whychus Creek Overlook wall will be removed, and two viewing portals with se... — Updated 4/30/2024 Full story

 

Sisters snowmobiler is a champion

Marcus Boyd is a prodigious talent on a snowmobile - and he proved it last month in Wyoming. Boyd won the juniors World Championship Hill Climb at Jackson Hole March 21-24, and he won by... — Updated 4/26/2024 Full story

 

Recreating with wolves in Central Oregon's forests

Wolves, once native to Central Oregon, were eradicated from the State by the mid-1940s. However, over the past 15 years, wolves have steadily migrated from neighboring states to reestablish... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

 

Sisters Athletic Club hosts award-winning author

Award-winning Oregon author Bob Welch, will share stories and pictures from the Pacific Crest Trail on Thursday, April 18, at the Sisters Athletic Club. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by a presentation at 5:30 p.m.,... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

 

Runners rumble through Sisters

After more than 20 years of directing the annual Peterson Ridge Rumble trail race, Sean Meissner doesn't take ideal weather for granted. After days of rain finally abated and gave way to... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

 

Hiking Metolius Preserve

Along Lake Creek, in between Suttle Lake and Metolious River, lies a little-known protected area known as the Metolious Preserve, owned by Deschutes Land Trust. It's an unusual property,... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 

Leprechauns dash around town

For 63-year-old Paul Reina of Bend, last weekend's Lucky Leprechaun run marked his first-ever formal race. "I started running in November with my daughter, who is a cancer survivor, and... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 

Snow-trackers find Sisters playground

What a difference a few weeks make. Ski Hoodoo waited until January to open for lack of snow. Now they are sitting atop 80 inches plus, with more coming in. At the nearby Sno Parks, and... — Updated 3/12/2024 Full story

 

Renowned runner shares book at SAC

Lauren Fleshman made her mark athletically as an elite runner, but her memoir may be her legacy. Fleshman's deep concern for the well-being of athletes, especially girls and women, is woven... — Updated 3/12/2024 Full story

 

Managing the forest in deep snow

What does the Sisters Ranger District do when the ground is buried under five to 10 feet of snow, or the roads are closed? They do much of the same work they do any other time of the year.... — Updated 3/12/2024 Full story

 

Award-winning athlete speaking at SAC

Lauren Fleshman, well known for her highly decorated running career, will visit Sisters Athletic Club on Wednesday, March 6, to discuss her recent book “Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World,” published last year. The memoi... — Updated 2/27/2024 Full story

 

Family conservation expo offers taste of outdoor life

Oregon Partners in Conservation Expo is hosting a family expo on February 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Interstate Event Center at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Oregon’s vast landscapes are a treasure trove of outdoor a... — Updated 1/30/2024 Full story

 

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 in... — 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 tennis,... — Updated 8/15/2023 Full story

 

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