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home : current news March 23, 2018

What lies beyond the heart of man
This is the second of a three-part series about Sisters mountaineer Warren Thompson who has gone on two expeditions to Everest, one to Denali, and many more to world-class mountains. Part one appeared on March 7.

Everest 1984:

"Nobody sleeps well on Everest because of the lack of oxygen," Warren Thompson says.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Illegal tree-cutting garners fines
The homeowners on South Pine Street and the tree service they employed to remove nine mature ponderosa pine trees from City right-of-way in front of their houses on January 2, 2018, are being fined by the City - but nowhere near the amount they could have been.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
City tackling noise ordinance changes
City Council decided they need another workshop to discuss further the City's noise ordinance.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
City snapshot - building and more building
• The community is invited to attend a public meeting on March 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sisters High School Lecture Room regarding a future land use application to be submitted by Hayden Homes located at 1680 W. McKinney Butte Rd. The land use applications will consist of zoning map amendment to shift 1.8 acres of open space zone to another area on the project site, a master plan and tentative subdivision plat.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Airport/ODOT dispute headed to court
A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation sent a demand letter to Benny and Julie Benson, owners of Sisters Eagle Airport, seeking 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.

The state agency alleges that the airport "misexpended" grant funds allocated for specific airport improvement projects. (See "ODOT demands repayment of grant funds," The Nugget, March 29, 2017, page 1.)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Police serve warrant in Tollgate
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office personnel deployed a robot and a muzzled canine to resolve a situation that evolved out of an attempt to serve a warrant in the Tollgate subdivision on Tuesday morning, March 20.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
SPRD finalists set
The board of directors of the Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) has selected four finalists for the SPRD executive director position.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Chinese class gets cooking in Sisters
Last week Diana Liu, Sisters Elementary School's Chinese teacher, took her fourth-grade Chinese classes on a field trip to Sisters High School (SHS) where she instructed the students on how to cook a favorite recipe from her childhood.

Liu grew up in Central China, in the province of Shaanxi.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Residents share vision, values
More than 100 people shared while they shopped at "Values & Visioning" booths stationed last weekend at Ray's Food Place.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Citizens weigh in on marijuana in Sisters
Opinions were fairly evenly split at a May 6 community meeting regarding possible adoption of time, place and manner (TPM) regulations on the marijuana industry for the City of Sisters.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Local resident rescues feral cats
Dayton Lanphear, a landscaper and longtime resident of Sisters, opened his heart and home to 20 young feral cats.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Sisters Fire District honors achievements
2017 was a challenging year for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District.

A harsh winter burdened the District as heavily as everyone else in Sisters.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
To save a life in Sisters
David Adler is still coming to terms with a journey right up to the threshold of death.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
A tale of two winters
Sisters Country might as well have had two winters this season - one mild and dry, and one with plenty of snow and chilly temperatures.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Single-vehicle wreck on Highway 242
Sisters Fire confirmed reports of a single-vehicle wreck involving injuries on Highway 242 near Sisters High School.
Monday, March 5, 2018
Longtime locals find a new home
When Mary Gray first moved to Sisters nearly 30 years ago with her two boys, she lived off of Brooks Camp Road in the logging cabins owned by Brooks-Scanlon Lumber. Last week, she and her husband, Bear, returned to the Brooks Camp Road area to break ground at their future Sisters Habitat home site. This time, however, the home they will move into will be their own, which they will purchase through the Sisters Habitat homeownership program.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Jeff McDonald: giving back to his community
Jeff McDonald, the manager of Ray's Food Place in Sisters for the past 18 years, understands what it means to give back to his community.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Tree project underway near Crossroads
Residents of the Crossroads subdivision west of Sisters should see evidence of forest thinning operations nearby in March.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Fire destroys family home near Sisters
A fire destroyed a home near Sisters and displaced a family of four in winter conditions on Sunday night, February 25.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Former priest charged for pornography
Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, 72, who served as parish priest at St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church in Sisters for six years ending in 2002, was arrested on February 2 in Boise, Idaho, on multiple charges involving child pornography and drugs.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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