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home : current news October 21, 2018

Cook seeks Position 3 on county commission
When James Cook settled in Redmond in 2010, he took an immediate interest in his community. Living near Dry Canyon, he became involved with the Dry Canyon Master Plan Update Committee, which led to his most recent public service role as chair of the Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tony DeBone seeks reelection
Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone is seeking reelection to the Position 1 seat he's held since 2011.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Esterman seeks second term
Richard Esterman was elected to a two-year term on the Sisters City Council in 2016. This November, he is seeking reelection to his seat. Like all three candidates for council, he is running unopposed.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Nancy Connolly will serve another term on Sisters City Council
Current Council President Nancy Connolly is stepping up to serve another term on the Council. She, like the other two candidates for open positions, is running unopposed.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Lowes throws hat in ring for commission post
Amy Lowes feels that she knows Deschutes County.

As a Hospice nursing administrator, she criss-crossed the county and, she says, "I learned so much about the different cultures of our different cities and our rural areas."

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Adair vies for county commission seat
After defeating long-time incumbent Tammy Baney in the Republican primary last May, Sisters resident Patti Adair is squaring off in the November mid-term election against Democrat James Cook in a contest for Position 3 on the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Ballot features local issues, candidates
The ballots for the November 6 mid-term election, which will soon be showing up in Sisters mailboxes, feature several local matters.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Students return money
Sisters High School students returned money that had been given to them by another student under suspicious circumstances on Monday.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Prescribed burn date moved to Sunday
UPDATE - Camp Sherman prescribed burn moved to Sunday.

The Sisters Ranger District is planning to burn this SUNDAY in two units totaling 171 acres near Camp Sherman at the junction of Forest Service Roads 1216 and 1419.

Traffic flaggers will be in place on Forest Service Road 1419. Smoke from these burns may be visible to those in Camp Sherman and Sisters. Wind directions are forecast out of the east north east through the weekend. Expect smoke impacts to be highest north of Camp Sherman Store, down river. Night-time temperatures and inversions will increase smoke impacts to the Metolius Meadows community and Lake Creek Lodge.

According to fire managers, the prescribed burn will help restore larch, western white pine, Douglas fir, and ponderosa pine ecosystems by reintroducing moderate intensity fire, increase the safety of nearby communities by reducing hazardous fuels, and improve wildlife habitat.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Preedin is ready to serve on city council
Michael Preedin will take a seat on the Sisters City Council after the November election - one of three candidates who are each running unopposed. He'll be ready.

The Sisters designer has been attending city council meetings since January to prepare for the job, missing only one during that time - on his birthday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Will winter restore snowpack?
After a hot, dry, and smoky summer here in Central Oregon, autumn finally arrived at 6:54 p.m. PDT on Saturday, September 22, bringing with it the prospect of cooler temperatures and cleaner air as firefighters continue to battle the numerous wildfires still burning in the western U.S.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Parent cited after incident at school
The parent of a Sisters Middle School (SMS) student was cited by law enforcement after an incident in which he allegedly chased students he believed were bullying his son at the school on Tuesday afternoon, October 2.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Food Bank in serious need of donations
The Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank provides a vital service to many families in Sisters - families who are struggling to get by in a high-cost town; families who need help getting through a crisis; families who don't have a home.

Now the Food Bank needs Sisters' help to continue fulfilling its mission.

"Our donations have declined year-over-year by 30 percent," Kiwanis board member Tom Hespe told The Nugget.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Storytellers define the 'Sisters Way'
Accordingly to Ruth Williamson of NXT Consulting, who co-facilitated the Sisters Country Horizon Visioning Project, there is a "felt experience" here in Sisters - the "Sisters Way."
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Firefighters battle grass fire

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District reports that forward progress has been stopped on a fast-spreading grass fire on both sides of Sno Cap Lane north of Sisters. No structures were lost.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Burning scheduled in Sisters forests
If conditions remain favorable, firefighters will begin fall prescribed burning on the Deschutes National Forest this week. Multiple burns are planned starting this Wednesday and Thursday on the Sisters Ranger District.

The Sisters Ranger District is planning a burn unit on Wednesday about four miles north of Sisters. This 92-acre burn will include traffic flaggers on Forest Service Road 1102 (Indian Ford Road).On Thursday, there are planned ignitions on two units totaling 171 acres in the vicinity of Camp Sherman at the junction of Forest Service Roads 1216 and 1419. Traffic flaggers will be in place on Forest Service Road 1419. Smoke from these burns may be visible to those in Camp Sherman and Sisters.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Fire district awarded $823,500 grant
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Public can meet two finalists for city manager
The Sisters City Council has announced two finalists for the position of city manager: Cory Misley and Tom Pessemier.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Project will enhance Whychus Creek
Whychus Creek is one of the most important features of the landscape of Sisters. The stretch where it runs through town is slated for enhancement.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Foresters are taking down danger trees
Eighty-six "danger trees" have been identified between Pine Street in Sisters and the turnoff from Highway 20 to Jack Lake 16 miles to the west. They have been targeted for immediate removal. The trees are dead or dying and at risk of falling onto the highway.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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