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home : business August 20, 2017


Black Butte Ranch welcomes new CEO
Black Butte Ranch is welcoming new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jay Head.

Head brings 17 years of club leadership, most recently serving as the general manager/COO at Palm Valley Country Club. Head got his career start as the assistant general manager of Waverley Country Club (WCC) in Portland.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sisters woman raising bucking bulls
On a recent hot July afternoon, when most residents of Sisters Country were thinking about upcoming July 4th celebrations, 25-year-old Awbrey Cyrus was hauling her small string of bucking bulls to the Sisters Rodeo grounds for a day of training.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Katy Yoder moves on from folk festival
Katy Yoder has had a good ride as the development director for Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. (SFF). Now she's saddling up to ride out on new adventures after more than a decade working for SFF.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
FivePine celebrates 10th anniversary
The inspiration came from Rancho la Puerta, a resort spa in Tecate, Mexico.

Bill and Zoe Willitts thought they could create something special on a 15-acre property at the east end of Sisters that would emulate the qualities of that legendary retreat.

Monday, July 3, 2017
Action on senior-living facility
It appears that the possibility of having a senior-living facility in Sisters came one step closer to reality last week when Sisters resident Peter Hoover brought the City a check for $323,378.72, to cover the System Development Charges of $245,473.95 and a remaining balance on permit fees of $77,904.77 for the project known as the Sisters Lodge.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Dealing from fresh deck on social gaming
Anyone who looked could have found (social) gambling at an establishment in Sisters. They probably wouldn't have even been shocked.

It was, however, technically not allowed.

Monday, July 3, 2017
Your Store marks 30 years in Sisters
Chances are, if you've been to Sisters any time in the past three decades, you've walked through the doors of Your Store.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Longtime-mail carrier retires
Fifi Bailey brought the old saw about mail delivery in rain, snow and dark of night to life for 38 years, working six days a week across Sisters Country.

The day she got the mail delivery contract, she gave birth to her daughter, and nothing has slowed her down since.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Craftsman turns wood into art
Blue Pine, sought after by designers for its dramatic look, gets its hue from a fungus that develops in the logs once the tree has died.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Library set for annual book sale
Lynne Wood, the manager of the Friends of the Sisters Library used book store known as The Book Corner, sent a note out to her volunteer force: "FOSL's yearly book corner outdoor book sale is being held on Saturday, July 8 on quilt show weekend. This is one of our BIGGEST fundraisers and we will need LOTS and LOTS of help!"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Paulina Springs marks 25 years of bookselling in Sisters
The venerable trade of bookselling has been buffeted by stiff and swirling commercial winds over the past 25 years - from the rise and fall of giant brick-and-mortar stores to the massive inroads of the online leviathan Amazon.com.

Paulina Springs Books has weathered them all.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial
Local Internet, TV, and phone services provider BendBroadband will soon launch another installment of its Internet campaign, this time featuring Sisters resident June Jaeger.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sisters couple takes the reins at ranch
Jennifer and Glenn Cole have been coming to Sisters on and off for 20 years, were married at the Head of the Metolius, and for the past 10 years they've had a second home here. They know as well as anyone else where to find the iconic images of Sisters Country.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Art in the Park serves up wide variety of crafts
A showcase of fine arts and crafts that spread across the manicured lawns of Creekside Park drew in scores of folks to enjoy 75 vendors at Sisters annual Art in the Park event, during rodeo weekend in Sisters.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
City of Sisters presents forgivable loan
Laird SuperFood of Sisters accepted a check last week in the amount of $51,000 - the promised forgivable loan granted to Laird by the City of Sisters on December 22, 2016. The Sisters City Council decision to grant the forgivable loan followed a recommendation from the EDCO (Economic Development for Central Oregon) due diligence committee and Sisters EDCO representative Caprielle Lewis.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Uber enters Sisters market
Uber has come to Sisters and Central Oregon. Technically, the service is available 24/7, but there may be times for the first few months when a rider has difficulty hailing a car while the driver supply is being built up in Sisters.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Hot tub studio promotes health
Brian Janke has seen regular use of a hot tub change people's lives. People with injuries and chronic conditions can see their quality of life enhanced by the therapeutic characteristics of hot water and directed jets.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Animation art gallery open in Sisters
Walt Disney once said, "I don't pretend to know anything about art. I make pictures for entertainment, and then the professors tell me what they mean."

For a man who claimed to know nothing about art, he certainly had a knack for inspiring some of the best artists the world has ever seen.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Council OKs amended annexation agreement
After 12 years and some $600,000 in legal bills, the owners of the McKenzie Meadow Village (MMV) property, the Willitts, Kallberg, and Reed families, won agreement from the Sisters City Council to an amendment to their original annexation agreement at the May 24 Council meeting.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
City considers changing annexation agreement
A property annexed into the city limits in 2006 - which has remained undeveloped for more than a decade - may soon be governed by a new set of rules.

A public hearing will be held Wednesday, May 24, at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall regarding a request to revise and restate an annexation agreement regarding McKenzie Meadow Village, located at 1680 W. McKinney Butte Rd.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017















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