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Protecting public trees in Sisters
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Cutting down trees in Sisters is a big deal - even when all the appropriate rules and regulations are observed. When they're not - when someone prunes or cuts down a tree that's on public property without permission, it's illegal.

Sisters Development Code states that: "Written authorization by the Community Development Director or designee is required for the removal, major pruning, or planting of public trees or the attachment of seasonal holiday lights to public trees."
Judge rules in favor of City in lawsuit
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the City of Sisters and several current and former City officials in a lawsuit stemming from a business dispute that roiled the City in 2012-13.
A glimpse of Sisters' past
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Did you know...

The blue building located at 101 E. Cascade Ave., which currently houses Drawstrings of Malibu clothing store, is officially known as the Aitken Building and designated as an historic building. At other times it was home to Sisters Olive and Nut Company and The Palace Hotel.
New Sisters Ranger to speak at STA forum
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) is off to a quick start in 2018 with their first public speaking presentation of the new year on Thursday, January 18.
Business
Guest ranch proposed in Sisters
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The owners of one of Sisters' ranches have filed an application with Deschutes County to create a guest ranch with 10 guest cottages on the Cole Ranch.
Ski Inn comes down
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
On a blustery day in early December 2013, at about 2:20 p.m., a heavy gust of wind uprooted a towering ponderosa pine that stood next to the Ski Inn on Cascade Avenue in Sisters, sending the trunk crashing through the front of the restaurant.

By some miracle of good fortune, nobody was seriously hurt.
New business removes dents
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
It happens. You're parked in the lot at Ray's Food Place and somebody's stray shopping cart comes rolling across the pavement - and right into your car. You now have a nice dent in your driver's-side door.
Travel agent opens road to adventure
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Susan Waymire has set up shop in Sisters to help local folks answer the call of adventure.
Arts & Entertainment
Fly-tyer represents Sisters in new book
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
In early January, "America's Favorite Flies" hit the presses. It is a thick volume full of flyfishing flies and the personal stories of the anglers who have used them. Featured among the cadre of contributors is Sisters' own Sherry Steele, a flyfisher, tyer and teacher, and a familiar face to anyone who knows the fishing scene in the Northwest.
Sam Pyke - getting the shot
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
"OMG moments?" Sam Pyke laughed at the question.

"Plenty of them. Last year, in Azerbaijan, I was filming a hunt for Dagestan Tur sheep, incredible animals that live at about 10,000 feet. To get up that high, you have to use pack horses. Well, I was filming while riding my horse and seeing the 80-degree cliffs on both sides, I realized that one wrong step by the horse and I would be dead. Crazy dangerous. I was basically terrified..."
Sisters merchant goes Havana daydreamin'
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
If given the opportunity to make a return visit to Havana, Mackenzie Creek Mercantile owner Sue Leek would do it "in a heartbeat - to see more. Two days wasn't enough."
'Cozy mystery' novel set in Sisters
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Always up for a puzzle to solve, local author Lanagan Vitaceae is particularly engrossed in writing "cozy mysteries." And inspired by the real town of Sisters, one of her series, "Murder at the Tumbleweed Tea B&B," is a murder mystery that entertains.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Sunday, January 14, 2018
FOUND CAT: A friendly, gray, shorthaired cat with pink collar is now at the Sisters Airport. Call 541-588-0789 to claim.
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
SPRD director to depart
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Liam Hughes, executive director at Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) for the past four years, will depart as of January 26 to take a position in Pendleton.

The SPRD Board of Directors was to discuss next steps, including the hiring of an interim or a new director, at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9.
Our stories
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
A statistic the other day on the news caught my attention. The average lifespan in the U.S. dropped for the second year in a row to 81.1 for women. Based on that, I can expect 7.5 more years at least. If that time goes as quickly as the past seven-and-a-half years, I'll be done before I know it.
Scholarship program helps dreams come true
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
For the past 10 years, Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (Sisters GRO) has been helping Sisters graduates realize their post-high-school plans and dreams.
School district bus barn plan on hold
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Sisters School District has decided to "pump the brakes" on construction of the proposed transportation facility slated for the high school parking lot. Contractors who were involved in making bids on the project have been notified that it is not moving forward at this time.
Sports & Recreation
Outlaws ski team hits the slopes
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Sisters High School's Alpine Ski Team fields 14 racers this season: 12 boys and two girls.
Outlaws battle injury and sickness
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The boys basketball squad has been battling injury and sickness, and to date they have yet to play one game with all seven of their top players. That has made it difficult for them to play consistently well. They hope to have everyone back at full strength when league play begins next week.
Lady Outlaws struggle on the hardwood
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The girls basketball squad, which has only one senior player this year, continues to struggle as they face much more experienced teams. Sisters lost both their games last week: a 45-22 loss to Redmond on Wednesday, January 3, followed by a 57-33 road loss to Burns.
Wrestlers make historic showing at invitational
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Outlaws wrestling team finished third (124 points) out of 11 teams who competed at the Bend Invitational held Saturday, January 6. The third-place finish was the most successful showing in Outlaws history.
Health
Natural alternatives for anxious dogs
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
If you or someone you know suffers from severe anxiety, you know how difficult it can be to get through the day. And just like people, dogs can experience anxiety, which can be provoked by fear, separation, and environmental changes.

Anxiety affects all breeds of dogs and can lead to serious behavioral problems if left untreated.
2018: The most fit year ever...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Fitness is tricky, even for the most ambitious and energetic. Often it is the first thing to go when life gets "busy." Fitness shouldn't be a chore, but a daily activity sought after for an escape from the wear and tear of everyday life. A daily workout can be an opportunity, not a punishment.
Don't chase resolutions, chase habits
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The New Year is upon us. It is that time of year again when we feel a surge of inspiration to tackle those resolutions - lose weight, quit smoking, read more books, travel - you know the drill.
Health benefits of animal therapy for older adults
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Anyone who has ever stroked a dog's soft ears or felt the gentle rumble of a cat's purr knows the calming feeling an animal can offer.













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