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Thousands of dying trees to be logged
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Some 2,100 trees in the corridor leading into Sisters from the west will be logged in a project slated to begin sometime around the middle of April.
Community mourns deputy's passing
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Sisters and Camp Sherman community is mourning the sudden death of Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Blann, at the age of 63.

Blann was a beloved fixture of the Camp Sherman community, serving as its resident deputy for more than 20 years.
City/County look to a populous future
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Managing growth that could double the size of Sisters and more than double the population of Deschutes County was on the table at a joint Sisters City Council/Deschutes County Commissioners meeting held at City Hall on February 13.

The Sisters Horizon Visioning Project was lauded as the first major joint plan undertaken by the City and County with funds and staff of each entity involved in the process.
Former Sisters mayor looks back
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Dave Elliott is leaving Sisters after four decades during which he did as much as anyone to make the community what it is today.
Business
The Good Day Café opens in Sisters
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Good Day Café adjacent to Bedouin, at 143 E. Hood Ave. in Sisters, is open for business. Last May, when Harmony Thomas bought the adjacent women's boutique called Bedouin from Janet Brockway, it presented an opportunity for her husband Brian to return to his roots as a chef. The café is now open for light breakfasts and lunch five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Suttle Lodge is a Sisters getaway
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
People all across the Pacific Northwest think of The Suttle Lodge as a summertime place, a place of family vacations at the lake, of canoes and kayaks and waterskis, of hikes along the trail and old-fashioned dinners at The Boathouse.

And it is all of these things.
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.
Arts & Entertainment
Poets and artists welcome visitors
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Nine artists and writers will share their work this Saturday at Open Studios for Caldera's AiR (Artists in Residence) program. Guests can hear new poetry, see works in progress, meet the residents, and tour studios on the shores of Blue Lake.
Sisters Rodeo to unveil poster on Friday
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The 2019 Sisters Rodeo poster will be unveiled at a ceremony on Friday, February 22, at Dixie's in Sisters from 4 to 6 p.m.
Oregon Quilt Project completes 10-year journey in Sisters
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Oregon Quilt Project will host a quilt documentation of quilts that currently reside in the state of Oregon. The goal of the project is to unlock the secrets held within the stitches, patterns, and fabrics of the quilt.
Belfry brings bluegrass and blues to Sisters
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen returns to Sisters at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, for a show at The Belfry, 302 E. Main Ave. The show, sponsored by Sisters Folk Festival and Preston Thompson Guitars, also features the powerhouse duo of Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Education
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Scientist delves into fake news, propaganda
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Internet and social media make information easier to find than ever before. From pranks to parody to propaganda, we are exposed to misinformation every day.

Companies such as Facebook and Google have pledged to fight back with artificial intelligence, developing algorithms to detect falsehoods automatically. But will it work?
School district completes bond work
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Brett Hudson had three principles in mind in planning the Sisters School District refurbishment projects funded by a $10.7 million bond approved by Sisters voters in 2014:

• Building longevity.

• Operational savings.

• Improved educational outcomes.
Native bird rescues are subject of next STA talk
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Elise Wolf, a professional in wild bird rehabilitation, will be the speaker at a presentation sponsored by the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) Thursday, February 21, in the Sisters Camp Sherman Fire Station Community Hall.
Capturing Cambodia in missionary work
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
My second time to Cambodia I was welcomed with a lecture about avoiding the voluptuous prostitute.
Sports & Recreation
Outlaws muzzle the Huskies on senior night
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Outlaws posted a decisive 55-35 victory over the Sweet Home Huskies at home on senior night on Friday, February 17. They fell 41-26 two days earlier at home to Stayton, the undefeated top team in the Oregon West League, and the No. 3-ranked team in the state.
Outlaws honored at State competition
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Outlaws cheer competed at State on February 16 and took home a fourth-place trophy in the 4A division.
Lady Outlaws put the bite on the Huskies
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Lady Outlaws suffered a hard 44-19 loss at home against Stayton on Wednesday, February 13, but bounced back two days later with a huge 43-23 victory at home over the Sweet Home Huskies.
Swim team eighth at State
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Behind a second- and third-place finish in two events by Lydia Bartlett, the Sisters High School girls swim team wrapped up the season with an eighth-place team finish at the OSAA 4A/3A/2A/1A State Championships held February 15 and 16 at the Tualatin Valley Swim Center in Beaverton.
Health
Taking readers on existential journey
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Megan Griswold is passionate about helping others find their own path, having learned from her own. She has logged over 15,000 hours journeying through remedies from the simple to the wild-from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.
An ace against pickleball elbow
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Pickleball fever is sweeping the nation as one of its fastest-growing sports. In Central Oregon, athletes of all ages are enamored with the physical, mental and social benefits of their beloved pickleball. However, when elbow pain flares up, the most effective long-term treatment is often ignored.
Program to address mental health crisis comes to county
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Stepping Up is a national initiative being established in Deschutes County in an attempt to reduce the number of people with severe mental health issues in the jail and emergency rooms.
Grateful, blessed - and struggling
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Struggle does not discriminate. Grief and loss are part of the human experience. Many of us will face heartbreak, regret, and despair. It is also possible that amid all of these realities, we can simultaneously feel grateful, blessed, and perhaps just lucky.











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