• The process for determining Sisters City Council goals for the 2020-21 fiscal year had some new wrinkles this year as discussed at their goal-setting session last Thursday.
  • On a ‘ghost ship’ in Asia amid coronavirus fears
    Last month, when my wife, Kathi, and I embarked on a month-long trip to Asia, we had no idea that we were about to become part of an international news story. I’m referring, of course, to the strange saga of our cruise ship, Holland America’s Westerdam, variously labeled the “Ghost Ship,” “Flying Dutchman,” or “Pariah Ship” by various news media.
  • Sisters Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration is preparing to observe its traditional Shrove Tuesday traditions.
  • Rescuing raptors poses challenges
    Life in Central Oregon provides amazing opportunities to observe wildlife on a daily basis. There are many parts of the United States where one would never have the opportunity to see something as magnificent as an eagle, hawk, owl or other member of the raptor family. In Sisters, we share life with these creatures and moments of observation can occur while strolling through a neighborhood, hiking on trails, driving from one location to another or just being home.
  • The City of Sisters and the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce are plotting a course into the future for marketing Sisters as a tourist destination.
  • Circle of Friends is looking for new mentors
    “Oh, to play like a kid again … and know what I know as an adult!”

    Has that thought ever crossed your mind?
  • According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton, temperatures at Sisters averaged warmer than normal during the month of January.
  • Sisters Habitat lobbies for housing at capital
    Representatives from Sisters Habitat for Humanity advocated with their state representatives for resources to be allocated for affordable housing in Salem on February 5.
  • Sisters salutes...
    •?Oliver Lemon’s presented the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank with a check for $13,545 raised in their Food For February drive. The drive is designed to provide a boost to the Food Bank in the post-holiday period when donations might fall off but demand for services in the depths of winter is on the rise.
  • Gassen keeps SPRD facility running smooth
    If something needs fixing or cleaning around the Sisters Park & Recreation District’s Coffield Center, Rita Gassen, facilities coordinator, is the go-to person.
  • Local law-enforcement agencies including the City of Bend and Redmond police departments and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office have joined the Neighbors app by Ring. 
  • It’s hard to believe it is February 2020 already! Where does the time go? Here are some recent happenings and some “new year’s resolutions” for the Sisters Ranger District. 
  • Warfighter Outfitters is hosting its annual fundraising dinner and auction benefit this Saturday, February 8, at the Riverhouse Expo Center in Bend. Warfighter Outfitters is a veterans nonprofit that provides free of charge guided hunting, fishing and engagement trips to veterans. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the fundraiser go directly to operating costs as there are zero salaries in the organization.
  • •?Sisters City Council will hold their annual goal-setting meeting on Thursday, February 13, starting at 3:30 p.m. Staff has been working on department work plan objectives and year-to-date financials to provide an update to Council. This will be a thorough review of progress through this fiscal year and planning for next fiscal year. After that meeting, alignment of Council goals and department work plan objectives will come together in a proposed budget document presented to the City Budget Committee in May.
  • This week Citizens4Community launched a local survey to help guide the growing nonprofit and shape the future of its community-building efforts in Sisters Country.
  • Sisters Firefighters fighting cancer
    Nine Sisters Camp-Sherman firefighters will be participating in the annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society stair climb in Seattle on March 7. 
  • New planner in place at City Hall
    Nicole Mardell, the City’s new principal planner who joined the staff in December, became familiar with Sisters as a facilitator for the Sisters Country Horizons Vision Project while she was a member of the Deschutes County Project Management Team.
  • Some 500 trees will need to come down to clear an existing power-line corridor in Camp Sherman.
  • Sisters citizens can weigh in on a major development project slated for the west side of town on Thursday, February 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall.
  • Cub Scouts revel in Pinewood Derby
    The racing action was hot Friday night at Sisters Community Church, as Cub Scout Den 139 and friends and family gathered in the fireside room for their annual Pinewood Derby and potluck.
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