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home : current news September 18, 2018


Sisters woman meets long-lost brother
For 67-year-old Linda Boyer Monday, September 10 was a very special day: It was the day that she first laid eyes on her brother.

She'd known since she was 9 years old that she had a brother somewhere in the world, and in recent years she had wondered about him, but she didn't know a birth date or have any other leads to go on.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Celebrating Mexican independence
If the energy and excitement that exists among the organizing committee carries over to the actual event, the Fiesta de Independencia on Sunday, September 16, 3 to 7 p.m., at Fir Street Park and the adjoining street, will be a joyous, exuberant afternoon.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Community will clean up its own act
Years ago Sisters Park & Recreation District employee Mandee Seeley was impressed by a community Earth Day cleanup in Jamestown, New York and hoped to do something similar one day. With Seeley's organizing and encouragement, Sisters will have its own Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Getting back to field and stream
After a number of years of declining interest in hunting and fishing by Oregonians, a multi-year effort by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to increase participation in those traditional outdoor activities seems to be paying off. The effort includes more opportunities - especially for young people - and here in the Sisters area as well.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Boom truck takes down power lines in Sisters
A 29-year-old Redmond truck driver had a tough day on the job last Friday in Sisters.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Hampshire Fire exchange program in third year
For the third year in a row, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District is hosting firefighters from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service in southern England.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
City looking for new City Manager
An application process is underway through August 31, following the departure on August 16 of Brant Kucera from his position as Sisters city manger. Kucera accepted the position of city administrator in Ashland, Wisconsin, a town of 8,000 on Lake Superior.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Sheriff addresses policing issues
Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson came to last Wednesday's City Council meeting to address a concern raised by Mayor Chuck Ryan in an August 15 story in The Nugget regarding recordkeeping by the DCSO of their patrol activities in Sisters.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Highway 20 now open
Highway 20 has been reopened following a crash. The area remains congested.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Highway 20 closed at Cloverdale Road
Highway 20 is closed in both directions at Cloverdale Rd. due to a crash. Motorists should avoid the area.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Fire shuts down Highway 126
Highway 126 is shut down east of Sisters from Fryrear Road to Cline Falls as fire crews fight five fire along the highway.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Firefighting crews responding to fires on Highway 126
Crews will be shutting down Highway 126 in between Sisters and Redmond while they are working 5 fires along Highway 126 near milepost 101 and 103 near Dry Canyon.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Hiker rescued after medical incident
A search and rescue team retrieved a hiker from the forest near Little Three Creek Lake on Saturday, after the 63-year-old Bend man experienced a serious medical problem.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
SPRD selects interim director
Following several recent course corrections at Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD), operations appear to be on a track toward some new policies and procedures, under the guidance of the recently appointed interim executive director, Courtney Snead.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Firefighters need a 'fighting chance'
Three houses in the Cloverdale Fire District have gone up in flames this summer, along with several outbuildings. Two separate fires, the most recent on August 11, have threatened to devastate entire neighborhoods on the sagebrush flats east of Sisters - and might well have if not for well-coordinated firefighting efforts.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Council awards community grants
Sisters City Council awarded 20 community-service grants totalling $20,000 at their August 8 council meeting. There were a total of 25 applicants requesting a total of $63.000.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Sisters ponders future of policing in city
The city of Sisters is the only municipality in Deschutes County that contracts for police services with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, a practice that has spanned 20 years.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Fire claims two homes near Sisters
Two residences and six outbuildings burned in a fast-moving, wind-driven fire on Saturday afternoon, August 11.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Evacuation levels reduced
All areas under Level 3 (Go Now!) Evacuation Notice due to the fire in the area of Rabbitbrush Ln. east of Sisters have been reduced to a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation Notice.

Sgt. Nathan Garibay told The Nugget that there are still hot spots in the fire area and emergency personnel want residents to remain alert.

Monday, August 13, 2018
Firefighters continue to mop up after major incident
The worst may be over in the major fire incident that destroyed two homes and several outbuildings east of Sisters yesterday, but the incident is not wrapped up just yet.

Evacuations remain in place, and a large amount of fire equipment will remain in the area, probably for several days as firefighters continue mopping up and reinforcing control lines. Residences are asked to remain vigilant and ready to leave if conditions worsen.

Motorists are asked to respect road closures and use caution on all roadways around the fire. Emergency Service Coordinator Sgt. Nathan Garibay reported that, "the Sheriff's Office will continue to coordinate with fire managers and will adjust evacuation levels as appropriate.... (Residents) are asked to remain vigilant and ready to leave if conditions worsen."

Current Evacuation Levels:

Level 3 (Go Now!):

• All residences on the east side of Cascade Estates Dr. between Hwy 20 and Breezy Way.

• All residences on the south side of Cascade Estates Dr. from Breezy Ln east to the 17700 block.

• All residences north of Hwy. 20 between Cascades Estates Dr. and Rock Island Ln.

• All residences on the west side of Rock Island Ln. from Hwy 20 to Parkway Ln.

• All residences on both sides of Rock Island Ln. from Parkway Ln. to the end.

Level 1 (Be Ready):

• All residences between Rabbitbrush Ln. and Cascade Estates Dr.

• All residences between Rock Island Ln. and Central St and north of Hwy. 20 to Cascade Estates Dr.

Road Closures:

• Cascade Estates Dr. between Hwy 20 and Breezy Way (section running north and south).




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