December 4, 2001
Serving Western Deschutes County
Sisters, Oregon

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A technician oversees the drying of the computer lab at Sisters Elementary School after a water leak soaked the air and ruined computers.

Leak destroys school computer lab
A frozen pipe in the heating system caused a leak in the Sisters Elementary School computer lab that damaged or destroyed the equipment and damaged some of the fixtures.

School board wrestles with donations issue
The Sisters School Board and the Sisters Schools Foundation are changing the way they handle certain donations in the wake of inquiries into how contributions for sewer line upgrades were handled by School Superintendent Steve Swisher and school board member Bill Reed.

Community launches holiday food drive
The Sisters community has launched its annual holiday food drive to help folks in need in the area.

Outlaws fall in football semifinals
The Outlaws succumbed to turnovers and a tough Pleasant Hill football team Friday night, November 30, to bring to a close a very successful season.

Hoodoo Ski Area opens for the season
Hoodoo, the popular family ski area at the top of Santiam Pass, opened as scheduled on Friday, November 30, and there was plenty of the stuff that skiers like best -- snow.

Volunteers needed to help with race
Oregon's first World Cup Sled Dog Race, the Atta Boy 300 "Race for Vision," is coming to Central Oregon January 5-13, 2002.

Road district deals with culverts
Culverts cut in roads west of Sisters are doing a great job at draining run-off -- but they're a problem when it snows.

Public invited to view St. Edward's garden
Members of the Sisters community will have an opportunity to visit St. Winefride's Garden at the Church of St. Edward the Martyr during an open house on Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trout Creek Swamp proposal may restore wetlands
Like most of the stream basins in the Sisters area, Trout Creek has seen the tampering hand of man.

Aviation class had a successful takeoff
Jim Harrison's aviation class has been very well received by the students at Sisters High School. It was the first time an aviation class had been offered.