• “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” -

    — H. L. Mencken, 1917
  • It is breathtaking to watch the Sisters City Council try to obliterate Sisters as fast as it can.
  • In 2018, hundreds of Sisters Country residents weighed in on a shared vision for our future. Through surveys, community meetings, and town hall forums, community members suggested dozens of strategies to support a more Prosperous, Livable, Resilient, and Connected Sisters Country.
  • We all know the last three months have not been ideal — they have changed plans, and shifted learning methods. We went from one week without a care in the world, dreading school, to the next, sitting in our bedrooms wishing the people on our screen were with us in person.
  • “Well Bill, we’ll just trust the Lord”

    When I was 12 years old, my father, who was a building contractor, fell 20 feet off a scaffold and broke both his legs and one arm. When I, (with my mother and siblings), arrived at the hospital, my first concern was if my dad was going to live.
  • Like many, my heart is heavy as I watch our beloved America undergo a transition into a country with which I am not familiar. 
  • Dear Class of 2020:

    I am not here to give you the usual “Congratulations, we made it” or trip down memory lane. Because under our circumstances, what we need is something real, something that inspires us to emerge from this time of unrest with a heightened sense of moral awareness.
  • When our high school team was told in April that we would not be returning to school for the rest of the year, our hearts sank for the seniors. There were literally tears from a number of us. This lasted for about two days, and then we began to rally. We had ideas of how to celebrate our graduates coming from everywhere, and we put together a core team of Lynne Fendall, Jillian Frankl, and Mel Petterson to collect ideas for a few weeks. 
  • “I made extra spaghetti sauce, so here is a jar for you,” says my friend Melinda. “With COVID-19 I am spending more time at home and cooking as if I am Julia Child!”
  • Thank you very much for your letter to the editor published in the May 20 edition of The Nugget. I sincerely hope that all intelligent and caring people in Sisters will read, digest and remember it. Perhaps The Nugget will even consider reprinting it closer to the Sisters City Council candidate filing date, and/or the election date, to remind potential candidates and voters.
  • Honoring the ‘Greatest Generation’
    2020 is the first year since the formation of VFW Post 8138 in August of 1946 that a public honoring of Memorial Day in Sisters had to be canceled.
  • Sheriff’s candidate Scott Schaier would have Sisters’ voters believe his work experience as a hospitality industry worker, a car salesman, a real estate agent and patrol level law enforcement officer should earn him their support this November. 
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, bringing in its wake uncertainty about the future, financial hardship, social isolation, and it has frustrated our efforts to support vulnerable loved-ones. 
  • During these challenging times, one thing that cannot be overstressed is communication. In that regard, the City is determined to keep everyone as informed as possible as we progress through this pandemic. You can be assured that we are in sync with many decision-making bodies whose guidance and recommendations are being shared daily and the City is committed to present that data in an organized format every week in cooperation with The Nugget.
  • Sisters Country has come together to address those affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus.
  • The coronavirus is a once-in-a-generation event. As it has ended many lives, going forward it will define many others. It will perhaps define our country, what we have become and who we will be.
  • As one of four focus areas of the Sisters Country Vision, “resiliency” has been top-of-mind for the Vision Implementation team this month, as Sisters Country grapples with changes to our daily lives, including the ways we connect with one another, plan for the future, care for the most vulnerable among us, and support our local economy. In these unprecedented times of global pandemic, the Vision Team has been inspired and encouraged by many examples of positive, community-led action. I had the honor of speaking with a few Sisters Country residents and local leaders who have learned to adapt and innovate to encourage community resiliency during COVID-19. 
  • The needs of the many?
    Despite all the news and analysis we hear every evening, there appear to be many tough questions not being asked or answered. We get the mounting death toll and personal tragedy/heart-warming coping stories, but very little in the way of hard facts.
  • On April 2, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of command of the nuclear carrier USS Roosevelt for sending his request for assistance over non-secure email to a “broad array of people” rather than up the chain of command. He stated that Crozier “allowed the complexity of the challenge of the COVID breakout on the ship (which started nine days earlier) to overwhelm his ability to act professionally.”
  • I am prouder than ever to be a veggie farmer in Sisters.
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