• Many people’s Thanksgiving plans have been disrupted by the surge in COVID-19 cases. Sisters’ traditional holiday kickoff events this weekend will be sorely missed. So much has been canceled and so much that the Sisters community values has been put at risk this year.
  • Anyone who thought that the American crisis was going to be resolved at the ballot box November 3 has been rapidly disillusioned. The election revealed that America is — and is likely to remain — a deeply divided nation. And many of us are skeptical that our deep cultural divides and structural instabilities can be fixed simply by electing the “right” people to office.
  • It’s a lot of work maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols at Sisters businesses. Much of that work falls to retail staffers, who have the thankless task of continually reminding people to maintain physical distance and wear masks as mandated by the State of Oregon.
  • We live in a world awash in information — and every day it gets harder to separate the wheat from the chaff. It’s increasingly challenging for people working in good faith to sort out fact from fiction, truth from misinformation, disinformation and outright lies. 
  • The Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland, which has become the epicenter of more than two months of protests and clashes between rioters and federal law enforcement bears the name of one of the truly great Oregonians.
  • Sisters, like the rest of Oregon, is under a mandate for everyone to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces, like the bank or the grocery store.
  • No words committed to paper have ever had greater impact than those we celebrate this Saturday, on Independence Day:
  • Here at the office of The Nugget — your hometown newspaper — we consider ourselves among the fortunate ones.
  • Sisters’ city government will have a bigger and bigger role to play as Sisters moves from hunkering down and trying to weather the COVID-19 storm toward navigating the changed landscape the storm has left behind.
  • Ramp up COVID-19 testing
    Testing is the key to getting America working and living again in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Sisters Rodeo Board of Directors had to make a wrenching decision last week to cancel this year’s event, which would have been the 80th Sisters Rodeo.
  • A friend and colleague pointed out that ”Social Distancing” is much more difficult for extroverts than introverts. Makes sense. Sisters is a community of huggers. 
  • When an invisible, stealthy enemy invades, it’s only natural to want to know if there is danger close. Several people have contacted The Nugget asking whether there are confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sisters.
  • The battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus is testing Sisters’ resilience as nothing has before. Wildfire, hard winters, road closures, housing crises — we’ve weathered them all, and yet none of them posed the long-term challenges that the events of Spring 2020 present.
  • Just as a wildfire can create its own wind, whipping up a firestorm of destruction, the public health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 virus has the potential to have far-reaching and long-lasting effects on the Sisters community.
  • Just as a wildfire can create its own wind, whipping up a firestorm of destruction, the public health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 virus has the potential to have far-reaching and long-lasting effects on the Sisters community.
  • The Founders of this nation feared and detested one thing above all others: arbitrary power.
  • Travel time on the road to a newspaper conference last week gave me more leisure than usual to run down the warren of rabbit holes that is political journalism c. 2020.
  • It’s enough to make the most ardent patriot a cynic. Our national politics are in a constant, chaotic roil and rank hypocrisy and double standards are the coin of the realm.
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Thursday, December 3, 2020
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