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Ballot features local issues, candidates
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The ballots for the November 6 mid-term election, which will soon be showing up in Sisters mailboxes, feature several local matters.
Students return money
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Sisters High School students returned money that had been given to them by another student under suspicious circumstances on Monday.
Nancy Connolly will serve another term on Sisters City Council
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Current Council President Nancy Connolly is stepping up to serve another term on the Council. She, like the other two candidates for open positions, is running unopposed.
Esterman seeks second term
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Richard Esterman was elected to a two-year term on the Sisters City Council in 2016. This November, he is seeking reelection to his seat. Like all three candidates for council, he is running unopposed.
Business
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.
Applications for apartments soon
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The number of affordable apartment units available in Sisters is receiving a boost this month with the acceptance of applications for Ponderosa Heights Apartments, the new affordable apartment complex on Brooks Camp Road.
The people behind The Nugget ... Lisa may
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Lisa May knew she had some big shoes to fill when she took her new position at The Nugget. For 18 years, Teresa Mahnken had been the first person folks saw as they came into the newspaper office, and she managed the office with a sure and steady hand. The public and the staff alike loved her.
Sisters living facility changes hands
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
A new agency is taking over the reins at A Home To Share (AHTS), a local coop residence that was established about three years ago to offer accommodations for Sisters residents with developmental disabilities.
Arts & Entertainment
Harvest Faire draws thousands
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
For 39 years folks from all over Oregon and the Pacific Northwest meet up in Sisters to celebrate the changing season with the Sisters Harvest Faire, hosted by Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce.

The annual Sisters celebration last weekend included good old-fashioned shopping fun featuring 175 quality vendors with handcrafted items, great food, and free music.
2019 Oregon Wings & Feathers calendars available
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The 2019 "Oregon Wings and Feathers" calendar is coming soon to a shop near you. Wildlife Photographer Douglas Beall of Camp Sherman has assembled this year's calendar from his favorite photographs of birds taken in the past year. Beall photographs and writes the "Sisters Country Birds" feature for The Nugget.
New exhibit explores work of 'desert artist'
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In a small ghost town nestled at the edge of the vast landscape of Oregon's Alvord Desert near Steens Mountain, artist John Simpkins has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a working studio. For the past seven years, Simpkins, with only his dog for company, has lived and painted in the schoolhouse, one of the few buildings still standing in Andrews - a town that was home to a mere 150 people during its prime at the turn of the century.

Simpkins moved there after living and creating for many years in Sisters.
Summoning the 'fiddle horde'
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Melissa Stolasz loves the fiddle.

She took the instrument up as an adult and has become a kind of Johnny Appleseed of fiddle-playing since, launching programs to teach fiddle to young people and older folks alike. Now she's getting set to launch a fiddle class through Sisters Park & Recreation District - and she's looking for fiddles to help the class get its start.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Science talk asks: nature or nurture?
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Your 5-year-old daughter scrambles up to the top porch rail and, without hesitation, jumps onto the grass below. You gulp; she lands safely, pumping her fist in triumph. "She's just like her father," you sigh.
Whispers from the past...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Recently, the members of the Three Sisters Historical Society board were treated to a day spent exploring the former Edgington Ranch located south of town, with descendants of Ellis and Ellen Edgington.

The ranch is a lovely parcel of land consisting of pine forests, open meadows, and spectacular mountain views. What makes it special is the abundance of vegetation normally seen on the west side of the Cascades - towering Douglas fir trees, a large spring-fed pond surrounded by lush green plants, grasses, and dense stands of horsetail reeds.
Workshop to reach 'Across the Divide'
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
In the spirit of election season, Citizens4Community is sponsoring an "Across the Divide" workshop on Tuesday, October 30, 4 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall. They are currently recruiting 12-15 people who identify politically as Red (conservative) and 12-15 who identify as Blue (liberal).
Hawk Watch on Green Ridge
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
A golden eagle is just one of the 214 raptors Steve Small and Carol Cwiklinski spotted last week during the three days they spent on Green Ridge helping the East Cascades Audubon Society conduct their 14th seasonal Hawk Watch.
Sports & Recreation
Outlaws football posts Homecoming victory
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Excitement and energy filled Reed Stadium as the Outlaws celebrated senior night and homecoming on Thursday, October 11. The icing on the cake was Sisters' 29-18 victory over the Philomath Warriors - their first win of the season.
Outlaws break out the broom on league opponents
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The girls volleyball squad continued to roll over league opponents this past week with two more three-set sweeps. Sisters beat Philomath on the road with scores of 25-22, 25-17, and 36-34 on Monday, October 8, and at home two days later they clipped the Eagles 25-7, 25-14, 25-17.
Running commentary
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
I have to be honest up front on this column: I have run the Hood-to-Coast Relay a number of times and also helped guide high school runners for many years in the Portland-to-Coast High School Challenge that runs in conjunction with Hood-to-Coast. What I have never understood - until I talked to Kathy Kemper-Zanck and Chris Davenport - is why anyone would ever take part in the Portland-to-Coast WALK.
Baseball team gets top-notch coach
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Sisters High School varsity baseball team will have a new coach this spring: Kevin Feist, a player and veteran coach, who will bring his knowledge and years of winning experience to the squad.
Health
Medicare enrollment opens
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The 2019 Medicare enrollment period began on Monday, October 15, and runs through December 7.
Three simple weight-loss principles
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Weight loss can be tricky, ambiguous, and subject to peculiar and deceptive ideology. From the unhealthy cleanse, to the meat-only diet, there are books, articles and zealots out there making it all very confusing.

What if just a few simple principles were the key to a gradual, consistent

maintenance of healthy weight?
Unusual feline behaviors
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Cats often surprise us with their unpredictability and, at times, they may even seem downright eccentric. Weird cat behaviors may look unusual to humans, but for the most part it's completely normal for them.
Strength, resilience key to performance
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Elite athlete or weekend warrior, we all want to perform better on the court or on the road or trail. For many of us, being able to handle a hard day's work in the yard or the garden is just as satisfying as athletic performance.

No matter what our physical demands may be, building strength and resilience are key to improving our performance.













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