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home : current news December 10, 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
Voters saying no to marijuana establishments - UPDATED 5 a.m. November 7
A measure that would allow marijuana distribution establishments in the City of Sisters was headed for defeat Wednesday morning, with 56 percent of City voters saying no.

Nancy Connolly is the leading vote-getter among three city council candidates in Sisters, earning a four-year term on Sisters City Council. Michael Preedin will also serve for four years, and Richard Esterman will serve for two years.

The tight Position 3 race for Deschutes County Commissioner appeared to be swinging toward Republican Patti Adair of Sisters early Wednesday morning, as she held a 50.64 percent to 49.23 percent lead over Democrat James Cook of Redmond

Tony DeBone appears to be holding onto Deschutes County Commission Position 1, with a 51 to 49 percent lead over Democrat challenger Amy Lowes.

Results will be updated as further information becomes available.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Sisters voters saying no to marijuana establishments
UPDATED - 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, November 6

The race for Deschutes County Commission Position 3 is a dead heat, with Democrat James Cook of Redmond and Republican Patti Adair of Sisters both polling at 49 percent, with Cook carrying an edge of just three votes as of 10:09 p.m. Tuesday night.

A measure that would allow marijuana distribution establishments in the City of Sisters appears to be headed for defeat Tuesday night, with nearly 57 percent of City voters saying no.

Nancy Connolly is the leading vote-getter among three city council candidates in Sisters, earning a four-year term on Sisters City Council. Michael Preedin and Richard Esterman will serve for two years.

Tony DeBone appears to be holding onto Deschutes County Commission Position 1, with a 51 to 49 percent lead over Democrat challenger Amy Lowes.

Results will be updated as further information becomes available.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Sisters Trails Alliance hires program manager
Sisters Trails Alliance has hired a new program manager. Thanks to a grant from the Robert W. Chandler Discretionary Subfund of The Oregon Community Foundation, STA now has Kate Donovan as its first-ever paid staff member to support the work of the organization.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Police: Growers were exporting marijuana
A multi-agency investigation led to the arrest of two people in Sisters in connection with alleged illegal manufacturing and sale of marijuana.

On the afternoon of Thursday, October 11, members of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team served a search warrant at 17521 Forked Horn Dr. in Sisters. According to law enforcement, the action was part of an ongoing, long-term investigation. Members of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) assisted with the execution of the warrant.

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