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Sisters family has a new home
When Bear and Mary Gray broke ground for their future Habitat home nearly a year ago, they had a good laugh because they had to shovel snow before finding the dirt. This past weekend, only a ribbon had to be cut and the front door opened for the Grays to enter into their new Habitat home.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Car accelerates into Sisters store
A 91-year-old driver mistook his accelerator for his brake while pulling into a parking space at Town Square in Sisters on Saturday. His car leaped into the entrance of Common Threads, doing extensive damage. There were, however, no injuries.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Comment invited on vision action plan
Sisters Country Horizons has published the draft of its Vision Action Plan on the community initiative's website and is accepting public comments on the document through the end of December.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Council will hear plans for wildfire protection
The impact of wildfire on forest communities has been on grim display in recent years. Last month, a fire almost entirely destroyed the city of Paradise, California.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Council adopts short-term rental ordinances
No City Council minds were changed over the two weeks since the first reading of the proposed ordinances dealing with short-term rentals in Sisters.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Vision team produces draft of plan
Sisters City Council reviewed the draft of the Sisters Vision Action Plan as presented at their November 28 workshop by NXT Consultants Steven Ames and Ruth Williamson, with assistance from the four Vision Action Team (VAT) leaders.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Lost greyhound saved by community
An epic effort ended happily last month with the rescue of a greyhound dog that was lost in Sisters for days.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Sisters man in early morning crash
A 21-year-old Sisters man was taken to the hospital after crashing into a tree on Highway 126 near Willow Lane in the early hours of November 30.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Sisters firefighters served in Paradise
Two Sisters firefighters deployed earlier this month to California as part of Oregon strike teams mobilized to support the battle against the catastrophic Camp Fire, which destroyed the town of Paradise in central California.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Search still on for SPRD executive director
The recently completed search for a new executive director at Sisters Park & Recreation District came up empty.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Winter driving conditions arrive
It doesn't take multiple inches of snow to make for winter driving conditions in Sisters Country.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sisters volunteers see horizon in vision work
The Sisters Community Fire Hall was abuzz one afternoon last week with the sound of over 30 Vision Action Team (VAT) members working on crafting a final draft of the Sisters Horizons Visioning project.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Black Butte Ranch values its dark skies
On the evening of Friday, November 9, four high school students of the Sisters Astronomy Club - Joelle Asson, Amy Hills, Paola Mendoza and Ramsey Schar - and educator Rima Givot ventured into the dark of night to measure, well... the dark of night.

Their work was requested by Jay Head and Joe McDermott, residents of Black Butte Ranch, as part of an effort by the community to gain certification from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Sisters man arrested in road rage incident
A 71-year-old Sisters man was arrested in Bend on Thursday, November 15, after he allegedly pointed a firearm at another driver in an incident Bend police describe as "road rage."
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Hot tub blamed in structure fire
A glow through the bedroom window early Wednesday morning, November 14, alerted an occupant of a vacation rental in Sisters to a hot tub on fire outside the residence. The first fire units to arrive found the hot tub and a corner of the structure on fire and quickly extinguished the blaze.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Limiting entry to the Sisters wilderness
How does the Forest Service manage the Sisters backcountry when all the people who run to it to escape the maddening crowd become... a maddening crowd? Starting in 2020, they plan to limit access to the most heavily used parts of the wilderness.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Sisters guest ranch wins county approval
Deschutes County has approved a conditional-use permit and site plan review submitted by Glenn and Jen Cole, who now own the former Patterson Ranch property on Highway 242.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Sisters rejects pot establishments
Sisters will not have marijuana distribution establishments in town.

The defeat of local ballot measure 9-122, which would have allowed marijuana-based businesses to operate in Sisters, in the November 6 midterm election settled the question for now.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Fire pros gauge destructive fire potential
People in Sisters watched the utter destruction of Paradise, California, by a massive wildfire with horror and heartbreak - and a certain level of fear. Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Chief Roger Johnson is no different.

"Obviously, there's heartbreak and you really feel for those impacted people," he told The Nugget. "But you intuitively look at it through the lens of our community."

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Oregon Adaptive Sports will explain mission at talk in Sisters
Pat Addabbo, Executive Director of Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS), will make a presentation this week as part of the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) speaker series on local outdoor recreation and natural resource issues.

The event will be held on Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. in the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Station Community Hall in at 301 South Elm St.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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