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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Attempted murder suspect taken into custody in Sisters
Police arrested Alexander J. Walton of Sisters early Tuesday morning on an outstanding attempted murder warrant issued out of Multnomah County.

According to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, DCSO Detectives, DCSO SWAT Team and Portland Police Bureau detectives, arrested Walton, 45, as he exited a vehicle at about 5 a.m., July 17, near the intersection of E. Cascade Ave. and N. Fir Street in Sisters.

The arrest came after the Portland Police Bureau reportedly contacted DCSO late last week and asked for assistance in locating and arresting Walton. Detectives used surveillance and other investigative techniques to determine that Walton was living in the Sisters area and to establish a plan to safely take him into custody.

Walton was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail. Walton faces no charges in Deschutes County and will be transported to Multnomah County. He is being held on $510,000 bail.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Current News
City manager to leave Sisters
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
City Manager Brant Kucera announced last Wednesday he is resigning his position effective August 18. He has accepted a position as the city administrator in Ashland, Wisconsin, population 8,200, located on the shore of Lake Superior.

Kucera's son lives in Michigan and, when he was not yet in school, Kucera was able to have him live with him over half the year. Rhys is now in grade school and visits with him are not frequent or long enough. Being in Ashland will put Kucera only three hours away from his son.
SPRD executive director resigns
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Sisters Park & Recreation District Board of Directors voted unanimously last Friday morning to accept the resignation of SPRD Executive Director Todd Garrett, who had assumed the position in late April.
Remembering Brad Smith
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Brad Smith of Paulina Springs Books went out among the stars on May 20 of this year - but if reincarnation works, he'll be back, not as Brad Smith, owner of Paulina Springs Books, but as a thorny devil stick insect.
Sydney the Cygnet has arrived
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Last March, the "Friends of Eloise" and "Pals of Pete" of the Aspen Lakes Golf Course community rallied to support the growth of trumpeter swans in the Cyrus family's pond. With the help of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Trumpeter Swan Society, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the generous Aspen Lakes homeowners, Eloise, the lone female swan on Aspen Lake, connected with Pete, a male swan, hoping for babies.
Business
Three Creeks Brewing Co. to celebrate a decade of beer
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
When your signature product is beer, you should know how to throw a party. That's just what Three Creeks Brewing Co. is doing this weekend, inviting the whole Sisters community to join in a celebration of the brewer's first decade in Sisters.
Laird Superfood making a big splash
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
So what does a world-renowned surfer have to do with economic impact in Sisters, Oregon? The answer to that became more public as professional surfer Laird Hamilton's company, Laird Superfood, cut the ribbon on their new facility in the Sisters Industrial Park on Monday, July 16, at a ceremony attended by civic and company leaders, as well as employees, citizens, and economic development strategists.
The people behind The Nugget... Charlie Kanzig
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Charlie Kanzig has been running and writing for most of his life - and for the past 22 years, he's been combining the two as a freelance writer and reporter with The Nugget.
Ski lodge renovation gets $20,000 grant
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
SISTERS (AP) - A couple hoping to restore a dilapidated ski lodge west of Sisters in Central Oregon has received a $20,000 state grant to launch the effort.

The Bulletin reports in a story on Friday that Friends of Santiam Pass Ski Lodge received the grant from the State Historic Preservation Office.
Arts & Entertainment
Thousands flock to annual quilt show
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Creativity abounded through exquisite quilts that spilled across downtown Sisters on Saturday for the 43rd annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS). From tiny doll quilts to giant king-sized ones, the town of Sisters was an explosion of vibrant color.
Van Gogh quilts adorn Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Artist Vincent Van Gogh once said "Color expresses something in itself. One can't do without it; one must make use of it. What looks beautiful, really beautiful, is also right."
Computers and quilting are a perfect match for prolific artist
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
When Mike Denton, featured quilter in the 2018 machine quilter showcase, retired in 2009 he decided to make up a list of activities he wanted to do to keep busy.

"There's about, oh, 60 things listed - golf, hiking, boating, painting, reading, camping - they go on forever."
Artist Studio tour on tap in Sisters
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Danae Bennett-Miller, bronze artist, ran her fingers through the shallow water in her worktable. Then she dipped a cup into an old turkey-roasting pan filled with melted wax and skillfully poured a curved shape into the water on the table.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Education
Schools
Off to Edinburgh
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland: Five festivals; U.S. dollar value up; weather, mild; people, exceptional; accommodations, plentiful.
Sisters couple puts music in reach for kids
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Brian Foutz understands the power of music to make the world a better place, and he's determined that any child who wants to learn to play music has the opportunity.
Kiwanis awards grant to Cummins
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sisters Kiwanis awards grants to Sisters-area adults who are seeking a career change or wish to enhance career opportunities. This program, known as the Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund (COF) assists adults (25 or older) who are financially unable to return to school or retrain for a career change. Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $60,000 in assistance to help Sisters-area residents reach their educational dreams.
D.I.Y. nature expedition-in your own backyard
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
A lucky group of juniors will make it into the high school's lauded IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) program. The rest of us can create our own small expeditions close to home.
Sports & Recreation
Fly fishing only on Metolius River?
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
There's a proposal afoot to make the entire Metolius River fly fishing only. The move is spearheaded by Lake Oswego resident Chris Foster, who has fished the Metolius for decades; he believes that such a change in fishing regulations would better protect the river's redband trout while putting a big dent in the ongoing problem of bull trout poaching.
Climbing Four In One Cone
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
"Green, green, it's green they say on the far side of the hill...." Go ahead, sing along if you want; it's true! If you can bear to drive past yet more miles and miles of charred forest, it is green just over the hill - specifically, just over McKenzie Pass. So, that's where this week's hike takes us.
Bow hunters on safari at Hoodoo
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
African animals scattered on ski slopes and bow hunters riding chair lifts is not what you'd expect to see at Hoodoo, unless it's time for the North American Longbow Safari, which returned to Sisters Country July 7 and 8. The event was last hosted here in 2014.
Whychus Creek Trail system suffering user abuse
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
I was disheartened to learn from Gary Guttormsen that various portions of the relatively new Whychus Creek Trail system are already suffering from user abuse. Guttormsen is the trails coordinator for the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) and spends a great deal of his time volunteering to help keep the local trail systems in top shape. Foremost among his concerns were horrendous amounts of trailside dog poop and outright vandalism.
Health
Understand the brain and make habits stick
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Have you ever embarked on a diet or exercise plan, and noticed that pure intentions, willpower, and stick-with-it energy falls to the power of instant gratification?
Facing up to childhood trauma
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
It is not easy being a kid these days. Even in the best of circumstances, growing up in today's world certainly comes with challenges. Suicide rates have risen among teens - and sharply. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide for teens is up 28 percent since 2000. Suicide among girls age 15-19 has reached a 40-year high and has increased 30 percent for boys age 15-19 since 2000.
Suicide prevention is in the local and national spotlight
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
High-profile suicides in the news recently, along with the death of a 21-year-old locally, have brought the topic to the forefront, leaving many care professionals pushing to find ways to further prevent people from taking their own lives. Mental-health professionals have been joined by other groups, including schools and universities, health providers and other organizations, to help identify those at risk and guide them toward quality care.
Live until I die
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
"The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different."

~ Carl Jung ~

No news here. People are living longer and the number of older people continues to grow. People are saying that 70 is the new 60 as retirees remain active and engaged.













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