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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Current News
Sisters Post Office slammed by holiday demand
Friday, December 14, 2018
The "happiest time of the year" is by far the most stressful time of the year for the clerks and carriers that man the Sisters Post Office. They're busier than elves in a North Pole workshop.

The rush starts right after Thanksgiving and lasts till about a week past Christmas.
A river rescue off an icy road
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Jeremiah Johnson knows how treacherous the winter highway from Salem to Sisters can be. He has been crossing the Cascades for a year from the Clutch Industries headquarters in Salem to manage the construction of The Lodge at Sisters assisted-living facility on Larch Street just south of the post office.
Warm, dry winter in Sisters Country?
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Earlier in the fall climate forecasters began to speculate about the kind of weather the Pacific Northwest might experience this winter.
Sisters family has a new home
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
When Bear and Mary Gray broke ground for their future Habitat home nearly a year ago, they had a good laugh because they had to shovel snow before finding the dirt. This past weekend, only a ribbon had to be cut and the front door opened for the Grays to enter into their new Habitat home.
Business
Sisters business poised for major expansion
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The infusion of $32 million of private investment capital in Laird Superfood, which currently employs 70 people, could change the economy in Sisters over the next five years and beyond.
More housing on the horizon
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Many conversations around town these days sooner or later lead to the subject of growth in Sisters.
Beasley to head Chamber board
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Nick Beasley of Cascade Street Distillery is the incoming president of the Sisters Chamber of Commerce Board for 2019. He is representative of the younger generation beginning to influence the future of Sisters.
Hayden Homes provides $10K for food program
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The Sisters Kiwanis coffers were enriched at last week's meeting when Hayden Homes Vice President of Community Engagement Deborah Flagan presented a check for $10,000 to Kiwanis for their Christmas Food Program.
Arts & Entertainment
Sisters Folk Festival announces line-up
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is bringing traditional and innovative music to Sisters this winter in its 2019 Winter Concert Series. February 2, March 6, and March 18.
Using art to overcome life's adversities
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Dorothy Holmes Mohler knows firsthand that tough times can be good teachers. She's learned how to overcome challenges and find the gifts - no matter what.

Twenty years ago she had a hemorrhage on the left side of her brain that forced her to become a right-brained person. Coming back was slow going and she soon realized she wasn't the same person she was before.
Holiday dance recital a huge hit
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Sisters Dance Academy's ninth annual holiday recital, "The Greatest Stories Ever Told," enchanted a packed house at the Sisters High School Auditorium on Saturday.
Sisters artist launches Kickstarter campaign
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
On the morning of his 69th birthday last week, Paul Alan Bennett woke up and opened a Kickstarter campaign to finance publication of "Night Skies," a book that is his legacy. Night Skies includes 48 of Bennett's night sky paintings, accompanied by poetic text.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Education
Schools
'JOMO' reduces holiday stress
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Family feasts. School concerts. Church services. Labyrinth walks. Spiritual and secular traditions light up the darkest month of winter. Making all this happen takes a lot of work: cooking, crafting, shopping, collaborating, organizing, and traveling.
First ever dinosaur fossil discovered in Oregon
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The fossilized toe bone of a dinosaur has been discovered among a bunch of ammonite fossils over near Mitchell.
Birders sought for raptor survey
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
If you've wanted to get to know our Northwest raptors better, now's your chance. The East Cascade Audubon Society's Winter Raptor Survey Project is now underway. Jeff Fleischer, who is spearheading the 15th season of surveys under the auspices of Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA), says this is the first time that more than 300 survey routes will be in play.
Stars over Sisters
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
As 2018 advances into the second-to-last month of the year, the sky orients itself in new ways, bringing with it spectacular starry treats. There are new things to see and discover in our dark, infinite sky.
Sports & Recreation
Sisters equestrian earns honors
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Year-end banquets for equestrians present an opportunity to socialize and celebrate without the pressure of caring for their horses or prepping for a show. It's also a time to dress up a bit and turn up without hay sticking to one's clothing.
Swim team competes against powerhouses
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The most recent challenge for the Outlaws swim team came in the form of going up against some of the best swimmers in the 5A and 6A ranks at the Bend High Swimming for Giving Classic held at Juniper Aquatic Center Saturday, December 15.
Outlaws basketball on a roll
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Outlaws posted a 53-40 win at Elmira on December 4 and a 64-24 win over La Pine at home two days later, which boosted their overall record to 3-1.
The game's afoot at Sisters Saloon
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Old-fashioned poker is heating up winter at Sisters Saloon. Traditional poker nights held in Sisters have been going on for more than 20 years. However, this year, a new poker instructor came to town - and he has increased attendance at Wednesday-night poker upstairs in the historic Sisters Saloon.
Health
Healthy holiday eats
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
It's easy to get swept up in the holiday season. By eating just 200 extra calories a day - a piece of pecan pie and a cup of eggnog here, a couple pumpkin pancakes and some butter cookies there - you could pack on a couple of pounds by the New Year.
The power of connection
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The holiday season can be a mixed bag of emotions. In the best case, it is filled with joy and merriment; however, feelings of grief, stress, and loneliness are also common. In either case, what makes the season most meaningful for most of us is celebrating the connections we share with those we love.
Exercise beats back the winter blues
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Winter is here.

Short days, and dark mornings mean less sunlight. Cold temps mean getting outdoors is a chore, requiring layers, coverage, trying to stay warm. Roads are littered with ice, cinders, and compromised shoulders. Rivers and lakes are not an option. Much of our beautiful hikes and treks are stifled in snow.
Healthy comfort foods for fall
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
What comfort foods do you turn to when you're curled up on the couch on a cold evening?













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