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Monday, July 24, 2017
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Wrecks bring scrutiny to street corner
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Two collisions in recent weeks at the intersection of North Pine Street and Barclay Drive in the Sisters Industrial Park have drawn scrutiny to the intersection.
Local agencies prepare for eclipse impacts
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Traffic has been very heavy through Sisters this summer, as travelers take advantage of a strong economy and cheap gas to enjoy some travel. Imagine a weekend Sisters traffic bottleneck multiplied by... well, nobody really knows how much.
Horseback rider rescued after fall
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A 72-year-old Eugene man was life-flighted to St. Charles in Bend on Sunday, after a horse wreck on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Sisters woman killed in I-5 crash
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Taylor Nieri, who grew up in Sisters and graduated from Sisters High School as Athlete of the Year in 2013, was killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 5 on Sunday, July 16.
Business
Katy Yoder moves on from folk festival
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Katy Yoder has had a good ride as the development director for Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. (SFF). Now she's saddling up to ride out on new adventures after more than a decade working for SFF.
Sisters woman raising bucking bulls
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
On a recent hot July afternoon, when most residents of Sisters Country were thinking about upcoming July 4th celebrations, 25-year-old Awbrey Cyrus was hauling her small string of bucking bulls to the Sisters Rodeo grounds for a day of training.
Action on senior-living facility
Monday, July 3, 2017
It appears that the possibility of having a senior-living facility in Sisters came one step closer to reality last week when Sisters resident Peter Hoover brought the City a check for $323,378.72, to cover the System Development Charges of $245,473.95 and a remaining balance on permit fees of $77,904.77 for the project known as the Sisters Lodge.
FivePine celebrates 10th anniversary
Monday, July 3, 2017
The inspiration came from Rancho la Puerta, a resort spa in Tecate, Mexico.

Bill and Zoe Willitts thought they could create something special on a 15-acre property at the east end of Sisters that would emulate the qualities of that legendary retreat.
Arts & Entertainment
Sisters welcomes array of classic cars
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Folks ready to rev up the weekend strolled down Main Avenue checking out the kaleidoscope of colorful classic cars that rolled into Sisters for the ninth annual Glory Daze Car Show on Saturday. The event was presented by Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD).
Connecting old art with new homes
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Tired of looking at the same old art that's been on the wall for 20 years? Or perhaps the walls are bare and could use a painting or photograph. Always wondered what to do with the gargoyle statue received as a housewarming gift?
Commemorate eclipse with fabric postcard
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Local crafter Jackie Erickson is offering a unique way to commemorate the total eclipse that will occur on August 21 - with a fabric postcard.
Lion King quilt exhibit a highlight
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The Lion King traveling quilt show presented by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric will travel the country with 120 original 20-by-20-inch unique quilts.

Participants from all over the world took the Cherrywood Challenge and designed the quilts with just two basic colors; black and gold. Accent colors from Cherrywood were allowed.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, July 17, 2017
MISSING CAT: "PIGGY" was last seen on July 11. He is long-haired, gray and white, with mostly white chest and white lightning-bolt marking across his upper nose and lower forehead. Last seen at Goodrich and Edmundson roads. Not wearing a collar, he was chased off by a dog. He is quite friendly. Please call 541-743-1648 if seen.
Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


Education
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Railroad opened Central Oregon to commerce
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The coming of the railroad to Central Oregon in 1911 opened the area to increased commerce, with the new rails providing a way to ship out the area's timber, wheat, and livestock to new markets and to bring people into the area.
Sculpin in Whychus Creek?
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Just about the time you think you know who the key players are in Whychus Creek, along comes an inquisitive, 9-year-old soon-to-be-fourth-grader from Sisters Elementary School who drags home a weird trophy from his exploration of the creek that drops jaws.
SHS grad to dance in London
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Lauren Wattenburg is an avid ballerina. She's been dancing since she was two years old. She graduated this year from Sisters High School as one of the three valedictorians in the senior class.
Classroom is a favorite space for featured quilter
Monday, July 3, 2017
Tamra Dumolt made her first quilt in 1993 while expecting her first child.

"I taught myself from a book. And the quilt was a crib-sized Around the World design, with puffy polyester batting and hand-tied with yarn," Dumolt told The Nugget.
Sports & Recreation
Easy hike along the Lower Metolius
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
While waiting for the local high country to open up after our big snow year, I did a bit of trail wandering in more accessible areas. Exploring this part of the Lower Metolius River is hardly a challenging adventure; but, if you haven't visited this stretch of the river, it's worth your time to see where our iconic and scenic local waterway morphs into a truly big and powerful river.
Cyclists will roll through Sisters in big numbers
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sisters sees a whole lot of folks on two wheels on an average day in the summertime. But this week, the numbers are going to increase a whole lot, with two major events sending cyclists through Sisters.
Gurney brothers will play football for George Fox University
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Gurney brothers have been stand-out athletes for the Outlaws for the past several years and will take their skills, talents, and abilities to the next level. On June 6 twins Jacob and Jonny signed an official letter of intent to play football for George Fox University.
Sisters youth is a rodeo star
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sisters saw a whole lot of top cowboys and cowgirls come through town for the Sisters Rodeo last weekend. Later this month, Sisters' own rodeo star, Adriene Steffen, will leave town for Lebanon, Tennessee, where she will compete in the NJHFR (National Junior High Finals Rodeo) in barrel racing and breakaway roping.

Steffen, a sixth-grader at Sisters Middle School, qualified for national competition as the top barrel racer in Oregon in junior high school rodeo.
Health
The hidden dangers of summertime
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
You've got Rover protected from fleas and ticks for the summer so now it's time to take him on that camping trip with your family. However, there's a whole heap more in Central Oregon that can harm Rover besides fleas and ticks.
Free local support for the wellness journey
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Our nation, our society, our future is faced with a growing obesity challenge. Our nation needs to make some changes. These changes offer complex considerations. Many of these are insurmountable even with the most aggressive legislation, regulations, or promotion.
Struggling to get clean from the war on drugs
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Oregon has taken a bold step in weaning the state off its addiction to the "war on drugs." Under a new bill recently approved by the legislature aiming to curb mass incarceration, first-time offenders caught with small amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other illegal drugs will face misdemeanor rather than felony charges, meaning less jail time and expanded options for treatment.
Riding for a cause
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Riding down the horse trails out of Sisters Cow Camp on the first Saturday of June is a tradition some riders won't miss. Especially when they know that every mile they ride brings much needed and appreciated dollars to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee.












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