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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Current News
ODOT demands repayment of grant funds from Sisters airport
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Oregon Department of Transportation is demanding from Sisters Airport the repayment of $377,152 in ConnectOregon V grant funds and payment of an additional $13,033 to meet the minimum requirement for matching funds for grants entered into in 2015.

In a letter to airport owner Benny Benson dated March 21, ODOT Transportation Development Division Administrator Jerri L. Bohard writes, "ODOT demands that the total amount of ($390,185) be returned to ODOT by April 6, 2017."

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Firefighters fundraise for leukemia, lymphoma
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Sisters Country Firefighters Team made up of 10 firefighters from Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale and Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire districts participated in the 26th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle last weekend.
McDonald retiring from Sisters Library
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Sisters Library will say goodbye to a long-time treasure on March 31, when Public Service Specialist Sandy McDonald retires, after 35 years as an employee of the library.
Designing for optimal energy use
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
You don't have to live off the grid to benefit from designing your living environment for energy efficiency and self-reliance.
Business
Aviation board to revisit airport listing
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
After voting unanimously on March 7 to add Sisters Eagle Airport to Oregon's list of airports of state concern, the Oregon Department of Aviation decided to unwind that action last week after written testimony was left out of the record.
Rainwater Café opens in Sisters
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Rainwater Café, which opened recently in Town Square shopping center, has a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But many customers won't get past the display case filled with tempting pies, cobblers and jumbo cookies - all made by hand by co-owner Dera Rainwater.
Sisters Bakery changes hands
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
After 22 years of providing Sisters with delectable baked goods, Melissa Ward is turning over Sisters Bakery to new owners. Handing off the baton for an iconic business is not something to be taken lightly.

"The right people came through the door," Ward said.
Major renovation at Sisters Coffee Co.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
They didn't have a fire. They're not leaving town. All that yellow caution tape and unusual activity at Sisters Coffee Co. means that the Durham family is in the midst of a $295,000 renovation of their landmark business.
Arts & Entertainment
Rodeo poster a collaborative effort
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The 2017 Sisters Rodeo poster was an inventive collaboration by three celebrated Sisters artists: classic Western painter Dyrk Godby; international photographer Gary Albertson; and lifelong graphic designer Dennis Schmidling.
Caitlin Canty returns for concert
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty returns to Sisters for her third time for the last installment of the Winter Concert Series. Rose Cousins will also be performing on Thursday, March 23 at Sisters High School.
Casey Gardner painting selected for MOTH poster
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The organizers for Sisters Folk Festival's annual My Own Two Hands Community Arts Celebration (MOTH) have chosen the poster art for the 2017 event.

"We received some amazing donations to choose from this year," said Sisters Folk Festival's Development Director Katy Yoder.
Final Winter Concert on tap this month
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Sisters Folk Festival's 2017 Winter Concert Series comes to a close with singer-songwriters Rose Cousins and Caitlin Canty.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Thursday, March 23, 2017
LOST DOG, $100 REWARD! "JESSE" is a 2-year-old male bloodhound, red-liver-colored, 120 lbs., and shy with strangers. He is wearing an orange collar with license, tags, etc., and an orange Ruffwear dog pack with contact information in a back pocket. Jesse was spooked by sudden runners off the Metolius River Trail. His tracks were seen at NFD 140 heading to the reservoir. Please help us get Jesse home! Call 541-633-0719 if seen.

LOST CAT: Gabby is a black female cat, last seen off Goodrich Road, wearing pink collar with tags. If seen please call 541-548-0268.

FOUND CAT: A large, long-haired cat, white with a gray tail and face, has been hanging out at a home near the Sisters Airport for a few months. Have been unable to catch to check for a collar or chip. Call 541-410-2890.
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
Fair encourages futuristic thinking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Sisters High School commons transformed into a giant science laboratory buzzing with activity last Saturday, as students from all three Sisters schools demonstrated their projects. From fishing for magnetic fish to trying to ride a backward bike, folks of all ages got a charge as they made their way around the maze of educational experiments.
Teens' science project earns scholarship
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
A private school student and an online student have teamed up to finish second in regional competition in the Central Oregon Community College Regional Science Expo in Bend.
Sisters students learn about 'Wild Weather'
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sisters Elementary School students got a special visit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

Thanks to a grant from the Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation, Chuck Barnes, an outreach coordinator for OMSI, spent Tuesday afternoon in an assembly talking about "Wild Weather" with all of the students.
Sisters man pursues the sport of kings
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Perhaps you've seen "The Eagle Huntress." It sparked an interest in the ancient and noble art of falconry. If you've wondered how raptors and people become good buddies and watch out for each other, now's the time to learn.
Sports & Recreation
Outlaws split first two lacrosse games of season
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Outlaws girls lacrosse squad split their first two games of the season - a 21-7 loss at home to Bend United on Tuesday, March 14, and two days later a complete turnaround with a 17-2 victory at home over Redmond.
Girls tennis swings into season with a win
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The girls tennis team broke in their new home courts with a 5-3 win over Mt. View on Monday, March 13. Mt. View has more than 40 girls on their varsity and junior varsity squads combined, and so the Outlaws were able to get in three JV matches as well.
Outlaws open season with a pair of wins
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Behind the hitting and pitching of senior Amanda Smith, Sisters High School's varsity softball team opened the season last week with a pair of wins, edging La Pine and routing Klamath Falls Union.
Lacrosse team posts first win of season in double overtime
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The boys lacrosse team's first game of the season against North Eugene on Wednesday, March 15, was wild and crazy and went to double overtime before the Outlaws finally notched the 9-8 win.
Health
Introducing dogs and children
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Some of us have a fairytale image of a child and his dog. Think of Lassie and Timmy, Dorothy and Toto, or even Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

You may have memories of your own cherished pet. But are children and dogs a perfect match? It depends.
Which four exercises?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Recent banter between a colleague and a fitness enthusiast led to the question: If you could only do four exercises, which ones would be chosen? Interesting question.
Esthetician makes contest finals
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Karen Keady's clients at Essentials Skin Care & Spa in Sisters know that she can work wonders on skin that takes a beating in the Central Oregon climate. Now her work is being recognized on an international stage.
Grants help business buy defibrillators
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
When someone collapses in sudden cardiac arrest, quick action means the difference between life and death. Quick access to an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can save someone's life.
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