• David Poole wrote:

    I would like to thank Three Sisters Backcountry, and especially their employee, Johan.
  • Sisters rider shines in rodeo competition
    Adriene Steffen has added to her collection of rodeo trophies with a Reserve Champion finish in pole bending at the Junior World Championships Rodeo held December 7-12 in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • People are flocking to the mountains this winter, filling up sno-parks, ski areas, and other recreation sites on national forest lands. 
  • ‘Go ’Hawks!’ and predicting the NFL
    As you might know, on September 20, Week 2 of this National Football League (NFL) season, the NFL fined Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll $100,000 for violating the league’s new COVID-19 mask policy. His response is indicative of his intellect, enthusiasm, and professionalism.
  • OAS opens registration for winter sports
    Registration is now open for winter sports at Bend-based nonprofit organization, Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS). Offering individually tailored lessons for each athlete, OAS has winter-sports programs at Mt. Bachelor, Hoodoo and throughout Central Oregon.
  • School district waives athletic fees
    In a gesture to help families and to promote participation, the Sisters School District has announced that the pay-to-play fees for middle school and high school sports is being waived for the school year. 
  • Fatten up for winter
    I put my bike away last week and brought out the snowshoes. It wasn’t snow or temperature that shelved the bike. I simply don’t have the right bike. Hopefully all Sisters bikers are heeding the recent posting of signs by the Sisters Trail Alliance to stay off the trails when muddy. No further explanation required. Bikes and horses, even pedestrians, can do a fair amount of harm to the trail bed.
  • In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases around the state over the past month, the Oregon Schools Athletics and Activities Association (OSAA) announced last week that it will further condense the competitive seasons planned for this school year — down to six weeks apiece for all sports and will move winter sports to late spring. 
  • When Governor Kate Brown announced a return to restrictions on businesses and gatherings in a “two-week freeze” to combat a spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, gyms across Oregon went dark again.
  • Sisters Tie Trail is STA’s backyard secret
    The Sisters Tie Trail is a frequently overlooked all-season outdoor opportunity that actually begins right in town. This trail is not at all wild, especially at the eastern, in-town end. However, it couldn’t be more convenient or accessible. This inviting path is part of the local trails network established and maintained by The Sisters Trail Alliance (STA) for the enjoyment of the public.
  • Oregon State Police are investigating a poaching incident that occurred near Sisters earlier this fall. They are seeking public assistance to solve the case.
  • Deschutes River Conservancy names director
    Deschutes River Conservancy’s Director of Operations Kate Fitzpatrick has been selected as the next executive director for the organization after a board of directors review of over 300 candidates from across the U.S.
  • As winter weather conditions bring snow to the high country of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, forest managers encourage visitors to stay safe, be prepared, and to be aware of recreation regulations on the National Forests.
  • And ‘snow it begins’ for active winter
    Thanksgiving day is the unofficial start of the snowmobile season. This fourth Thursday of the month, the caravan from points east snakes through downtown before light breaks and heads out Three Creek Road the 11 miles to the Upper Sno-Park. By 6:15 a.m. there are already 13 rigs being unloaded. Within an hour, some 50 are packed up in the plowed lot. The later arrivals I am told needed a thermos refill at Dutch Bros, who strained to keep up with orders.
  • Running commentary - 12/2/2020
    After a summer focused on biking, my fall season has largely been a time of walking and hiking with a plan to mix more running in over the wintertime.
  • Christmas tree hunting in a COVID world
    Like most everything in 2020, Christmas is looking to be a bit different this year. For many who heeded COVID warnings, Thanksgiving already fell victim to the rampaging virus, with infections skyrocketing in Deschutes County, most of Oregon, and the nation as a whole.
  • Thanksgiving traditions and turkey
    Nothing evokes the image of Thanksgiving more dramatically than a turkey. So, when a flock of 18 wild turkeys wandered through my yard the other day, I saw it as an appropriate harbinger of the approaching holiday.
  • “Difficult Challenge”: Seahawks Clip Cardinals’ Wings, 34-30
    Hello, Central Oregon NFL football fans! As you may remember from the 2019-2020 NFL season, I, DataDave, had written two articles about the Seattle Seahawks. Those articles took historical, statistical data and made predictions about upcoming contests between the Seahawks and their opponents. Besides the outcome of the game (win/lose), each team’s point production was determined. This was done for the Seahawks/49ers (November 11th) as well as the Vikings/Seahawks (December 2nd) games.
  • Irrigation project brings changes to trail
    Most local hikers know that the popular Whychus Creek Trail has a temporary trailhead and parking lot because of the ongoing construction project associated with the Plainview Dam removal and irrigation rerouting. Introduced in 2012, the trail has become a staple for local outdoor enthusiasts in search of a quick, nearby trail getaway. What many local trail users may not realize, however, is that the trail itself will have some lasting — and significant — changes when the project is completed.
  • Sisters Park & Recreation District will put several programs on hold in the wake of Governor Kate Brown’s announcement of a two week “freeze” to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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Sunday, January 17, 2021
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