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home : current news January 16, 2019

City snapshot
• Newly elected City Councilor Michael Preedin and re-elected Councilor Nancy Connolly were sworn into office at the City Council meeting on January 9. They will both serve four-year terms. Richard Esterman, re-elected to a two-year term, was out of town and had been sworn in earlier in the week. The Council members selected Chuck Ryan to serve another two-year term as mayor and Connolly will repeat as the president.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Sisters supports family of slain woman
Friends and family of Jenny Cashwell are mourning her death this week and rallying to support her two young children.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Housing waiting list to open for one week
The waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly known as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 program, will open Monday, January 14 at 8 a.m. and remain open through January 18, at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Man hurt himself outside shelter
One of the guests at the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter harmed himself after leaving the shelter at Westside Church on Saturday morning, January 5. The incident sparked concern from nearby residents and a response from organizers of the shelter, which provides shelter to homeless people in Sisters during the winter months.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
What it was like... Growing up in Sisters
Three Sisters Historical Society is offering it's popular Fireside Stories Evenings again this winter, beginning with Back in the Day - Growing Up in Sisters, on Tuesday, January 15, at FivePine Conference Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Pay, benefits at heart of St. Charles negotiations
Nurses at St. Charles Medical Center Bend have been working on an expired contract for seven months. Local nurses and St. Charles executives are currently in federal mediation with the next two sessions scheduled for January 10 and 11.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Sisters gets two days of live fire training
"Train like you fight; fight like you train" is an axiom from the military to the martial arts community to the fire service. The more realistically you train, the better you will perform when it's all on the line. Sisters-area firefighters got two days of invaluable experience fighting fire during a "burn to learn" exercise over the weekend.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Christmas programs serve many
Sisters' spirit of giving was on full display over the Christmas holiday.

Thanks to generous donations of gifts and money over the past six weeks, the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire and Ambulance Association was able to provide Christmas gifts to 157 children for Christmas.

Monday, December 31, 2018
Shutdown felt on Sisters Ranger District
The shutdown of the federal government that went into effect December 22 is being felt on the Sisters Ranger District.

"We have a very limited number of employees working," Sisters District Ranger Ian Reid told The Nugget.

Reid is one of them. They are not getting paid.

Monday, December 31, 2018
Local efforts help Guatemalan kids
The recent deaths of U.S.-bound Guatemalan children, while in U.S. custody, have thrust the plight of such children and their families into the spotlight. Even before these deaths, however, a local woman learned of a mission to support these poverty-stricken children in Guatemala. She didn't just wish she could do something to help, she actually went to Guatemala to learn more about it first-hand and put her concern into action.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Highway 126 closed due to multi-vehicle accident
Highway 126 is closed in both directions 6 miles east of Sisters (MP98) due to a crash involving multiple vehicles, ODOT reports.

Friday, December 28, 2018
Live fire training exercise set for Sisters
The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District plans to hold a "Burn to Learn" training exercise on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 at the corner of Jefferson and Larch in Sisters.

"This exercise will provide invaluable training to our firefighters using live fire," said Deputy Fire Chief Tim Craig.

District firefighters will be practicing search and rescue skills along with fire attack, ventilation and exposure protection activities."

Thursday, December 27, 2018
Bend man killed in Sisters wreck
A Bend man was killed when his vehicle was rear-ended on Highway 126 at Cloverdale Road just east of Sisters on Christmas Day.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Lodge named to historical registry
The Santiam Pass Ski Lodge in Linn County is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Former Sisters priest sentenced to 25 years in prison
Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, 73, who served as parish priest at St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church in Sisters for six years ending in 2002 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole in connection with charges that he amassed thousands of images of child pornography on his computer and shared some of those images with others.

Many of those images were described by investigators as "extremely disturbing."

Saturday, December 22, 2018
City snapshot
• Sisters' new City Manager, Cory Misley, has been on the job for three weeks and has been meeting one-on-one with City staff and Council, attending meetings, becoming familiar with the vision process and its results, and learning the lay of the land.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Warm, dry winter in Sisters Country?
Earlier in the fall climate forecasters began to speculate about the kind of weather the Pacific Northwest might experience this winter.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
A river rescue off an icy road
Jeremiah Johnson knows how treacherous the winter highway from Salem to Sisters can be. He has been crossing the Cascades for a year from the Clutch Industries headquarters in Salem to manage the construction of The Lodge at Sisters assisted-living facility on Larch Street just south of the post office.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Sisters Post Office slammed by holiday demand
The "happiest time of the year" is by far the most stressful time of the year for the clerks and carriers that man the Sisters Post Office. They're busier than elves in a North Pole workshop.

The rush starts right after Thanksgiving and lasts till about a week past Christmas.

Friday, December 14, 2018
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

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