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Sunday, January 22, 2017
ODOT to host roundabout open house on Wednesday
(Editor's note: Notice of the ODOT/City open house came in Friday, January 20, too late for the January 18 print edition of The Nugget): Highway managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and officials with the City of Sisters are inviting motorists and others to an informational open house to learn about upcoming highway construction projects on Highway 20 in the Sisters area. The open house will be held on Wednesday, January 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture-Drama Room at Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Rd.
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After the big snow, worries about flooding
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
With warmer temperatures and rain forecast for midweek, the latest concern here in Sisters is for the water level and speed of Whychus Creek, which comes out of the Three Sisters and runs right through town, past many houses along its banks.
Chuck Ryan named Sisters Mayor
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Chuck Ryan has been selected by his fellow councilors to serve as mayor of the City of Sisters.
Winter hits homes and businesses hard
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Schools aren't alone in suffering harsh conditions this winter.

Homes and businesses throughout Sisters Country have experienced broken water pipes as temperatures plunged, according to Roxanne Grier, office manager for Sweeney Plumbing.
Smith takes on Pentagon position
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Admiral Dixon Smith and wife Kiki had anticipated retiring in the fall of 2017 after serving 34 years in the Navy. However, the Navy changed both their minds, having decided to move them to the Pentagon to another job.
Business
Hearing set on Sisters airport listing
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The Oregon Department of Aviation will hold a public hearing regarding Sisters Eagle Airport's request to be added to the State of Oregon's listing of significant airports on Wednesday, February 8, at 6 p.m. in the Sisters High School Lecture Room.
Sisters merchants feel winter's chill
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
While businesses that sell winter clothing or other cold-season necessities have done well in recent weeks, the prolonged cold snap and heavy snowfall has played havoc with other Sisters companies.
Contractor builds to last in Sisters
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
"I am very particular about what I do," says contractor Ed Cook. "I'm all about detail."
Laird SuperFood awarded forgivable loan
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The Sisters City Council has approved the funding of a $51,000 forgivable loan to Laird SuperFood, a business that opened in Sisters in November 2015.
Arts & Entertainment
SPRD offers watercolor pet portraits class
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Sisters Park & Recreation District will offer watercolor classes by Jodi Schneider McNamee.
Book of frontier biographies hits shelves
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
"Warriors of the Wildlands, True Tales of the Frontier Partisans," the first book by The Nugget's editor Jim Cornelius, has recently been published and is now available.
Sisters artist featured at Bend gallery
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Six Oregon artists share recent artwork inspired by trees, on display at Atelier 6000 (A6) in Bend through January 29 (traveling from Portland's World Forestry Center where it was shown at the end of 2016).
Decade-old seed sprouts new life
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Katie Diez decided this year that she would finally unbox her late father's old shirts and make something of them to commemorate a life that ended a decade ago.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, July 11, 2016
NO FREE PETS to report at this time.
LOST & FOUND PETS
Friday, December 16, 2016
FOUND CAT: A black cat with yellow eyes showed up on Black Butte Avenue right before the big snowfall. Now under a deck; may not be able to get home because of the snow. Please help get this kitty in from the cold. If not claimed, it will need a good home. Call Sue at 541-410-1027.
Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


Education
Schools
Explore 'constructive confrontation'
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Citizens4Community is offering their first quarterly forum of 2017 on Wednesday, January 25, at the Sisters Fire Station Community Hall, 301 S. Elm St.
Mentors help students find their path
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Started at Sisters High School (SHS) about 11 years ago, ASPIRE is the State of Oregon's mentoring program that matches adult volunteer mentors with students to help them meet their education and training goals beyond high school. It is for all juniors and seniors, not only those who are college-bound.
Youth give back to community
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Service to the community is a theme of Martin Luther King Day observances, and two local mentorship programs hit the ideal of giving back from a variety of angles on Monday.
Heart of Oregon mentors find satisfaction in giving back
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
An educator for 45 years, Greg Pozovich feels right at home mentoring teens who are part of the Heart of Oregon YouthBuild program.
Sports & Recreation
Shootout - somehow - came together
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The first of the Sisters Park & Recreation District's Sisters Shootout Basketball Tournaments in 2017 got off to a more stressful start than usual.
Matmen compete well at Oregon Wrestling Classic
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Sisters' wrestling squad traveled to compete at the prestigious Oregon Wrestling Classic (OWC) on Friday and Saturday, January 13-14 - and they performed well against challenging competition.
Bike trail advocate to speak
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Mountain bike trail advocate Mike Ripley will be the guest speaker next week for the Bjarne Holm Memorial Speaker Series, which is put on by the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA).
Girls basketball loses two on the hardwood
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Lady Outlaws lost both their games this past week, but gained experience and skills on the court and look forward to league play. Sisters fell 47-28 at home against Redmond on Tuesday, January 3, and then lost 56-34 to the Highlanders at Burns three days later.
Health
Sisters chiropractor helps people to live better
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Sisters chiropractor Sarah Conroy knows exactly what her mission is: "To help people feel better, to feel good. To improve lives."
Fitness breakthroughs of 2016
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
With 2016 drawn to a close and a new beginning on the horizon, many people are putting their past behind them and moving forward with vigor. 2016 was a stellar year in fitness, with a number of interesting breakthroughs. Here is a rundown of a few.
Keep your dog active indoors during severe weather
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Sisters has been hit with an arctic blast that brought ice-cold temperatures, snow, and freezing rain.
Cancer and me: I wanna go home
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By early 2015, it was time to leave. After having spent the better part of a year debating the merits of a move to Portland, or waiting until we retire, the itch to move grew more intense.
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