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home : current news April 16, 2014

Fire service leaders meet in Sisters
The United States' top fire officials met in Sisters last Thursday and Friday for the Western Fire Chiefs Presidents Forum.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Creekside campground out of legal limbo
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has cleared Sisters' Creekside Park for continued operation.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Two horses rescued from mud bog
Search-and-rescue personnel rescued two horses trapped in a mud bog on Saturday.

Sisters horsewoman Bonnie Malone reported she'd been riding with two horses in the Windigo Horse Trail area off F.S. Road 1514 when both horses got stuck in a mud bog up to their chest.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Lost backcountry skiers found safe
Four backcountry skiers were found safe after getting lost in the Three Sisters Wilderness last week.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Firefighters 'fill the boot' for landslide victims
On Sunday, April 6, members of the volunteer firefighter associations of Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale, and Sisters-Camp Sherman fire districts met in Sisters to raise funds for those affected by the Oso, Washington, mudslide.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sisters Country getting 'connected'
Community connectivity within Sisters Country was showcased at the Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting held at Sisters City Hall on April 3.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Parks Advisory Board weighs in on projects
A little-known group that functions under the City of Sisters umbrella is the City Parks Advisory Board, established in March 2012 and meeting for the first time in August 2012.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
City ponders East Portal improvements
Interested citizens discussed possible improvements to the East Portal at a City Parks Advisory Board workshop April 3.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Voters to have their say on medical marijuana
The city council passed a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city Thursday night on a 5-0 vote. This first step eliminated the risk of a lawsuit as a result of being in the cross-fire between state law and federal law.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
City to take big issues to community
Count it as lessons hard-learned.

After getting significant pushback from the Sisters community on City of Sisters proposals to construct an amphitheater and to renovate the Creekside Park campground, the City is taking a different tack to ensure that proposed projects are in line with community desires and values.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Myra Lani Project
Most people knew her as the yoga teacher at Sisters Athletic Club. Modest, unassuming and a bit shy, Myra Lani Fisher lived a quiet life in Sisters, occasionally traveling back to her homeland of Hawaii or to Mysore, India to rejuvenate her yoga style.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
City headed to vote on medical marijuana
An ordinance to ban medical marijuana facilities in Sisters will be presented for a vote at the March 27 city council meeting. The council is also considering placing the matter on the ballot in November.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Foresters set to touch off prescribed fire
The spring burning season will get underway this week.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Park to feature timber-frame pavilion
A Craftsman-style pavilion for the new Fir Street Park performance stage will be constructed through the cooperated efforts of Kris Calvin of Earthwood Timber Frame Homes of Oregon, Boy Scout Rory Peterson, Sisters Kiwanis Club and the City of Sisters.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Land Trust plans pile burning
The Deschutes Land Trust plans to conduct pile burning on approximately five acres at Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters next week. The burning will complete the Land Trust's first phase of fuels reduction and habitat restoration work and will be conducted by GFP Enterprises.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Creekside Campground project on hold
Public discussion of the contentious Creekside Campground renovation originally planned for the Sisters planning commission meeting on Thursday, March 20 has been cancelled until further notice in the face of a jurisdictional question that cropped up in the midst of controversy over the plan.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sisters Marine returns from overseas
Former Sisters Outlaw and Sisters Rodeo volunteer Cpl. Danny Baldwin recently returned home after completing a seven-month overseas deployment to an airbase in Afghanistan with the 2nd Marine Division.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
City plans to act on medical marijuana
The City of Sisters will likely ban the siting of medical marijuana dispensaries in town some time in the next couple of weeks. Due to the constraints of recent state law, such bans can only be temporary, sunsetting in May 2015.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sisters man cited in rollover crash
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office cited an 18-year-old Sisters man for reckless driving and recklessly endangering others in connection with a single-vehicle rollover crash in the Sisters Industrial Park earlier this month.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sisters Country sees flooding after rains
Lakes and creeks in Sisters Country ran exceptionally high last week after steady rainfall on a heavy mantle of snow fed local streams to overflowing.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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