• Defending Sisters against wildfire
    Defending Sisters against wildfire
    The Pole Creek Fire in September 2012 posed a serious threat to Sisters Country. Firefighters and forest managers agree that previous treatments in the fire area — selective thinning, mowing and prescribed burning — made it possible for fire crews to grab and hold the fire and prevent greater devastation to the forest south of town.
  • Folk festival stays ‘Close to Home’
    Folk festival stays ‘Close to Home’
    For Sisters Folk Festival, “Close to Home” meant just that — bringing live music close to home in Sisters Country. 
  • Sisters vigil takes on racial issues
    Sisters vigil takes on racial issues
    Sisters activists held a vigil at Village Green Park on Saturday, July 25, on the two-month anniversary of the killing of George Floyd. Floyd was a 46-year-old Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Memorial Day after being accused of using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes. A cellphone video showed an officer pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe.” 
  • Fire closed Hwy. 20 east of Sisters
    Fire closed Hwy. 20 east of Sisters
    An empty refrigerator truck trailer caught fire on Tuesday afternoon, July 21, on Highway 20 just east of Sisters.
  • Jacobs-Strain sticking ‘Close to Home’
    Jacobs-Strain sticking ‘Close to Home’
    David Jacobs-Strain, roots and blues songwriter and fierce slide guitar player is returning to the Sisters stage for the Sisters Folk Festival’s event Close to Home concert event on August 1. 
  • Cougars active in Sisters Country
    Cougars active in Sisters Country
    Several residents have reported cougar sightings, or sign of cougars present in the local area.
    
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  • Search and Rescue teams from across the region coordinated last Saturday to recover the body of a climber who fell to his death on Mt. Jefferson last week. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Jim At
  • Battling invasive weeds in Sisters
    There is a weed among us, and we need to be on the lookout for it because, left to its own devices, it will take over our fields, gardens, public rights-of way, and stream beds. Knapweed (Centaurea ma
  • Defending Sisters against wildfire
    The Pole Creek Fire in September 2012 posed a serious threat to Sisters Country. Firefighters and forest managers agree that previous treatments in the fire area — selective thinning, mowing and
  • In a letter shared with school district staff and families dated July 30, Superintendent Curtiss Scholl announced that school will be conducted under Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) model for th
  • 4-H livestock show falls victim to pandemic restrictions
    The 4-H program strives to prepare young people for success in life by teaching them life skills through many different experiences — in science, health, agriculture and civic engagement. Raisin
  • Planning school schedules is always a challenge for a small district: How can you ensure that all students have the best possible access to limited numbers of electives, etc.? The coronavirus pandemic
  • 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 r
  • 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. Significant tourist traffic,
  • 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: • EMS of th
  • Folk festival stays ‘Close to Home’
    For Sisters Folk Festival, “Close to Home” meant just that — bringing live music close to home in Sisters Country. Last Saturday, Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) put on their first live
  • Jacobs-Strain sticking ‘Close to Home’
    David Jacobs-Strain, roots and blues songwriter and fierce slide guitar player is returning to the Sisters stage for the Sisters Folk Festival’s event Close to Home concert event on August 1. T
  • Haley Johnsen to play for Sisters at folk event
    Haley Johnsen, a singer-songwriter from Portland, is one of the featured artists in the Sisters Folk Festival’s Close to Home concert event at the Sisters Art Works Building on August 1. The eve
  • New Peterson Ridge Trailhead dedicated
    Peterson Ridge Trail, a popular destination for cyclists, hikers and runners across the Pacific Northwest, has a new trailhead. It took a concerted collaborative effort to get a project approved, fund
  • The Peterson Ridge Trail, which now has a new trailhead (see related story) has become one of the signature recreational amenities of Sisters. Its creation was a true grassroots effort. Beginning in 1
  • As the state of Oregon continues to struggle with how to safely open schools in the fall in the midst of an ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Oregon Sports and Activities Association (OSAA) presented
  • Experts say the Pacific Northwest could be in for a busy wildfire season this summer and the American Red Cross needs volunteers to help in local communities. “The coronavirus pandemic will make
  • Nobody wants to think about it much, but the advent of beautiful, sunny, hot weather also marks the arrival of wildfire season in Sisters Country. Deschutes County Health Services encourages residents
  • The Deschutes County Stabilization Center is now open and serving children and adults who are in need of short-term, mental-health crisis assessment and stabilization. The Stabilization Center, locate
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End Time: 12:00 AM
Because event schedules are changing daily with changing guidelines concerning COVID-19, we at The Nugget Newspaper recommend that you use the included contact information to confirm events and meetings before attending.
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Start Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Sisters Park & Recreation District
1750 W. McKinney Butte
Sisters
End Time: 4:00 PM
Phone: 541-549-2091
Website: http://sistersrecreation.com
SAGE meets weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Start Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Sisters Community Church
1300 W. McKenzie Hwy.
Sisters
End Time: 12:30 PM
Phone: 541-678-5483
Website: http://councilonaging.org/sisters-meal-site
The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is serving seniors (60+) free Grab-N-Go lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays each week. The lunches are distributed on a first come, first served basis drive-through style from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. at the Sisters Community Church , 1300 W Mckenzie Hwy. Seniors may drive through the parking lot and pick up a meal each day of service. Come on by, no need to make a reservation.
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Start Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
386 N. Fir St.
Sisters
End Time: 12:00 AM
Phone: 541-548-0440
Meetings are held every Tuesday at this location.
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Start Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Sisters City Hall
520 E. Cascades Ave.
Sisters
End Time: 1:30 PM
Phone: 800-272-3900
Website: http://alz.org/oregon
This group is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, and is for anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Learn from others, receive support, and learn about the many aspects of these diseases. It meets the first Tuesday of each month.
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Start Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Black Butte Ranch community room
End Time: 2:00 PM
Phone: 541-595-6236
Bridge is played every Tuesday. All are welcome, but a partner is required.
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Start Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 411 E. Carpenter Lane
Sisters, OR 97759
End Time: 2:45 PM
Phone: 541-549-6221
Free Tai Chi/Balance Class Hosted by Sisters Drug. Taught by Shannon Rackowski. Every Tuesday at 2PM at The Lodge In Sisters Fitness Room. Open to the public. 541-549-6221 for more information.
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Start Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sisters Middle School
End Time: 3:00 PM
Phone: 541-610-9513
1st Tuesday of each month.
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Start Time: 4:00 PM
Location: TSID Office
68000 Hwy. 20 (Bend address)
End Time: 5:00 PM
Phone: 541-549-8815
Website: http://tsidweb.org
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month.
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Start Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill
190 E. Cascade Ave.
Sisters
End Time: 7:30 PM
Phone: 541-549-7427
Website: http://sisterssaloon.net
Free, every Tuesday! Sign-up is at 6:15 p.m.
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Start Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sisters Fire Hall
301 S. Elm St.
Sisters
End Time: 9:00 PM
Phone: 541-549-0771
Website: http://sistersfire.com
Drills take place every Tuesday.
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Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Phone: 541-639-6216
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. Call for location.
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THE NUGGET NEWSPAPER
442 E. Main Ave.
Sisters, Oregon
Office: 541-549-9941
Newsroom: 541-390-6973
Office Hours:
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Tues. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thurs. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 698
Sisters, OR 97759

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