• Sisters attorney wins landmark case
    On January 21, 2017, Andrew K. Myers’ life changed irrevocably.
  • Artisans ‘re-enchant’ Sisters Country
    “If America could be, once again, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers, and artists, then the rich would have little power to dominate others. Neither to serve nor to rule: That was the American dream.”

    — Edward Abbey
  • Despite several weeks of being shut down or having business severely curtailed, despite seeing major events cancelled, Sisters shops and restaurants are hanging in there. 
  • Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District was unable to hold their annual awards banquet due to coronavirus restrictions — but their volunteers and staff still deserve a salute:
  • The City Council granted a nine percent rate increase requested by Republic Services, the garbage and recycling company servicing residential and commercial accounts in Sisters. 
  • Featured Volunteer – Liz Weeks
    Liz Weeks has been volunteering at the Kiwanis Food Bank (KFB) for over six years — and has no plans to stop. 
  • Local businesses on road to recovery
    The road to recovery kicked off for local businesses in Sisters when they unlocked their doors on Friday, May 15, the day Deschutes County moved into Phase 1 of the state’s reopening. 
  • The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) and a host of regional partners have come together to create an emergency grant fund for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the economic downturn caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
  • Hauling grass and taking names
    Local Sisters’ business T&M?Hauling started quite by accident when co-owner Thys (rhymes with peace) Kuitert was attending a residents meeting in Tollgate early this year. He clearly heard the need for pine needle removal services for both homes and common areas. Having recently relocated to Sisters from the valley, Thys wasn’t looking to start a new business, but his history as general manager for Junk King started the wheels turning. 
  • An innovator in quilting and business
    Entrepreneur Jean Wells Keenan has been an innovator in the quilting world for over four decades. Creating a business out of her passion, Keenan then took her talents as a teacher, artist, author, and quilt shop proprietor to another level.
  • Becoming a Friend of the Show
    To provide free admission to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, SOQS organizers depend on business sponsors, quilt sales, donations and their membership, Friends of the Show.
  • Attorney launches practice in Sisters
    Planning for one’s own death is not an activity that most of us look forward to. Yet if you have spent a lifetime saving, investing, building a business, purchasing life insurance or otherwise providing for the future, do you want the State of Oregon to decide how to distribute your assets to your heirs? Or would you prefer to make those decisions yourself? In addition, you may desire to make the administration of your estate as easy as possible for your loved ones during a time of grief.
  • The movement into Phase 1 of COVID-19 reopening in Central Oregon moved the needle for the regional labor market. The unemployment rate improved slightly in May as many workers on temporary layoff began getting called back to work. 
  • MidOregon invests in Sisters
    The walls are already going up on MidOregon Credit Union’s new facility that lies directly across the parking lot from Ray’s Food Place, so a groundbreaking ceremony is a little belated. That’s just how things roll in 2020, and regardless of timing, a host of dignitaries broke out the golden shovels last week and made the dirt fly.
  • Americans are buying guns at a record pace, in the face of insecurities wrought by pandemic and social unrest. More than two million Americans have become first-time gun owners so far in 2020.
  • Sarah Woods launches Roam Natural Skincare
    Sarah Woods is opening her new business, Roam Natural Skincare, in Sisters.
  • Farmer’s Market — cooking hard
    Thank you to all who joined us during the Sisters Farmers Market! It was an incredible experience. Many local partnerships have blossomed to make the event possible and safe. 
  • It’s the season of home projects
    This may be the most opportune time for home-improvement projects ever. Folks are spending more time at home trying to maintain their “social distance” and the opportunities beckon to fill our time with productive efforts.
  • Sisters Rental opens expansive new facility
    When Pat Thompson and his partners purchased Sisters Rental in 2007, they also purchased a lot along Barclay Drive at the corner of Pine Street in the Sisters Industrial Park. The plan was to build a purposefully designed new shop and showroom to replace the small facility the business had operated out of since the early 1990s.
  • Sisters restaurants reopening
    Restaurants, bars, breweries, tasting rooms, and distilleries were all given the go-ahead to open under Oregon’s Phase I plan for recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. After May 15, for the first time in two months, restaurants fired up their grills and employees put on their masks, allowing people to dine in and sit outside while following Phase 1 guidelines.
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