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Habitat celebrates 25 years of building
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Twenty-five years ago Sisters Habitat for Humanity founder Hort Hammond knew that some folks in Sisters needed affordable housing, so he organized Habitat for Humanity in Sisters.
County nixes airport discussion
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners canceled a discussion of issues related to Sisters Eagle Airport that had been set for September 19. In an email sent out to interested parties on Wednesday afternoon, county community development director Nick Lelack said ...

Three candidates for three spots on council
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sisters voters won't really be making choices when they cast their votes on the November 8 ballot for three members of city council.
City snapshots
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
• The new restroom building opened at Cliff Clemens Park on Thursday, September 1, and will be open year-round. At Village Green Park three new power pedestals were installed around the park, which will greatly improve power supply for use during large events like Sisters Folk Festival. New playground chips were recently added at both Village Green and Cliff Clemens parks.
Business
Hemp growing in Sisters Country
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A small hemp crop is growing east of Sisters, pioneering what may become a significant agricultural industry in the region.
Affordable housing on the horizon in Sisters
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Ask anyone in Sisters what is one of the greatest needs in the city and the answer is likely to be "affordable housing."
Pett launches practice in Sisters
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Kevin Pett took a long and winding path to the practice of Asian medicine in Central Oregon.
Planning commission approves modification
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Hayden Homes won approval of a modification to their original approved 2005 master development plan (MP 05-01) for Village at Cold Springs from a divided Sisters Planning Commission on Thursday night.
Arts & Entertainment
Community rallies for Justin Veloso
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
"There is so much love in this room."
Seattle woman wins dog-themed quilt
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Jeannie Hale of Seattle says she never wins anything. Her losing streak came to an end over Labor Day weekend, when she won the Furry Friends Fundraiser Quilt.
Quilters push themselves to the edge
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
For the 14 art quilters of the local group Journeys, their work is all about pushing themselves creatively. In their current exhibit, they are pushing themselves right to the edge.
Folk festival keeps music coming
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sisters Folk Festival is following up on the tremendous success of its 21st annual event with two upcoming shows. On Sunday, November 6, Darlingside with Frances Luke Accord will perform at the Tower Theatre in Bend.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, July 11, 2016
NO FREE PETS to report at this time.
LOST CATS
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
MISSING CAT: "GUSTOO" (GUS) is a male Abyssinian cat, missing off Wapato Loop. He is very friendly and it's possible he wandered quite far. Gus is wearing a collar with ID. Please call Ken at 916-316-8596 if you've seen Gus.

MISSING CAT: "HONEY" is a dark-striped tabby cat who went missing from her home in the Hayden Homes neighborhood. She had recently lost her collar. If you've seen her, please call or send a text to 541-588-0314.

MISSING CAT: "POSI" is a neutered male, black & white tuxedo cat wearing a red collar with tags and contact information. He went missing in Tollgate. Shy but friendly, may come to you if you shake treats at him. If seen, please call or text Jennifer at 406-241-3593.

LOST CAT: "SAM" is a long-haired orange tabby cat, lost in the Remuda Road area of the Edgington Road neighborhood. He was not wearing a collar but his family misses him so much! He is very friendly, talkative and loves to drink fresh water out of the sink. Please call if you have seen him, 541-350-5151.

LOST CAT: "GINA" is all black, wearing pink collar and ID (if collar comes off she also has a chip) lost at Bend/Sisters Garden RV Park on July 2. Clipped right ear and missing fur on tail tip. She's wary of strangers; approach carefully if found. Stephen, 503-816-0819 or sec@pacifier.com. REWARD!!

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
School enrollment falling short
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Enrollment in Sisters School District is falling short of the projected number of students this fall, a decline that would reduce the amount of funding from the state.
New teachers at Sisters Elementary School
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sisters Elementary School welcomed three new teachers this fall.
SHS flight class has new instructor
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The sky is the limit for students in Sheryl Yeager's classes at Sisters High School (SHS).
Don't shield students from things they don't like
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sometimes before I begin a column I just know it is going to get someone angry. This seems like one of those times. For a guy like me, sometimes the present day seems like a verbal minefield.
Sports & Recreation
Girls cross-country wins division at Seaside
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A true team effort resulted in victory for the Outlaws girls cross-country team last week. They easily won Division Four of the Seaside Three Course Challenge held Saturday, September 17 at Camp Rilea.
Scott and Obsidian Trails combine for challenging loop
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
It's always a treat to try new adventures, especially one as scenic and close to home as this one. Lately, my column has focused on short and middle-distance hikes. At 13.3 miles, however, today's hike offers the serious hiker more of a challenge.
Girls soccer notches league win
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Lady Outlaws kicked off league play with a 2-1 victory at home over Sutherlin on Thursday, September 15. Two days earlier it was a completely different story, with the Outlaws on the short side of the stick in a 7-1 loss at home to the Henley Hornets.
Ultra runners say 'actually, you can'
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A trio of Sisters women each possess a penchant for pushing their bodies to the limit and exploring the depths of fortitude through ultra endurance running.
Health
Sisters girl beats cancer, gives back
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Holly Davis was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in June 2009. After undergoing months and months of treatment at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, she was cancer-free when she finished treatment in August 2011. And as of August 18, 2016, she can call herself cured.
Don't forget the protein
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Any endurance athlete knows the body in motion is burning carbohydrates for fuel. When the muscles run out of the stored carbohydrate, they synthesize fats into substrates similar to carbs to continue the movement. The body is an efficient machine, refining its fuels into usable carbohydrate fuel.
How smart is your dog?
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
If you've ever heard about Chaser, the border collie who is known as the smartest dog in the world, it may really make you wonder just how intelligent a dog can be.
What is functional training?
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Exercise in the 21st century at times can be confusing, with over-complicated programs, expert gurus, and charts and graphs showing that the layman shouldn't even begin a program on her own.
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