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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Escaped inmate is in custody
UPDATE 06/24 2:20 p.m.

The inmate who walked away yesterday from a Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) work crew near Sisters has been apprehended and is in custody in Multnomah county, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

DRCI staff discovered inmate Richard Clark missing at approximately 1:45 p.m., Thursday, June 23. Clark is a 29-year-old white male, 6 feet tall, 205 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.

Clark entered DOC custody on March 31, 2016, on two counts of attempted robbery in the second degree out of Washington County. His earliest release date is June 11, 2019.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Increase in airport activity irks some neighbors
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Competing values are tangled in a dogfight over Sisters Eagle Airport. A revitalized airport is seeing increased flights and thriving business activity that spurs the local economy. But some local residents are feeling that all that activity is coming at the expense of their tranquility.
Camp Sherman Hasty Team rescues PCT hiker
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
On Thursday, June 16, five members of the Camp Sherman Hasty Team responded to Carl Lake in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area to locate a lost Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hiker. Alison Sterley of Anchorage, Alaska was located north and east of Carl Lake.
Wrestling with multi-family housing
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
City of Sisters planners and developer Hayden Homes are trying to determine the future of a portion of Hayden's housing development at the west end of town.
City snapshots
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Tickets are now on sale for the 19th annual Quilts in the Garden home and garden tour, presented by the Sisters Garden Club on Thursday, July 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Business
R Spot brings Italian cuisine to town
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Jon Hosler and Norman Garrett have been working together for years in the culinary world. Now they are together again in a new Italian restaurant in Sisters, called "R Spot."
Sisters Hometown Realty sets up shop
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Sisters Hometown Realty has set up shop in the Hardy Allen House at the corner of Larch Street and Main Avenue.
Melvin's expansion boosts business
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The staff at Melvin's Fir Street Market - all 26 of them - are happy folks these days. With the completion of a major remodeling project, they now have a whole lot more space to work in.
Hope Aesthetics promotes health
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Most everyone wants to look and feel better, and hold off the inexorable ticking of the aging clock for as long as we can.
Arts & Entertainment
Spring recital entertains hundreds
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." And over 120 talented dancers, ages 2-19, proved just that through their extraordinary performances at Sisters Dance Academy's annual spring recital on Saturday evening.
Festival offers free concert series
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sisters Folk Festival will host a free summer concert series at Fir Street Park, supported in part by The Roundhouse Foundation.
Sisters Library displays quilts
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
In conjunction with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, some of the quilts made and donated by local quilters for the third edition of the Men Behind the Quilts calendar are currently on display in the main room of the Sisters Library.
Quilt Show announces event details
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Tumbleweed Peepshow kicks off the summer music season at Angeline's Bakery on June 24. It is the 16th year of Festive Fridays in the backyard courtyard at the bakery.

Favorite, mostly local dance bands will perform each Friday evening starting at 7 p.m.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, June 20, 2016
FREE CATS TO GOOD HOME(S): "OLIVE" (spayed female, 11 years old) and "PUMPKIN" (neutered male, 7 years old) need a good home due to family relocation. Lovable and child-friendly. One home would be preferred, but OK if they're separated to good homes. Will come with cat carriers, box, dishes, etc. If interested, please text 541-639-2761.
LOST DOG, REWARD for TIA
Thursday, June 16, 2016
LOST DOG! REWARD OFFERED! "Tia" was lost on the Santiam Highway, Friday, June 10.
Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


Education
Schools
Creating a butterfly waystation
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sisters Middle School students in Susie Werts' fifth-grade reading class created a Monarch Butterfly Waystation at school as a part of their "connection infection" reading integration program this spring.
ASPIRE helps Sisters High School students find their path
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A new crop of Sisters High School graduates has set off into the future. And they've had some help determining what their path into that future might be.
Operations manager is moving on
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
June 30 will mark the end of Leland Bliss' time with the Sisters School District. After serving as the director of operations in Sisters for the last 10 years Bliss will be moving on to Crook County School District.
Foundation grants $23,500 to classrooms
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Sisters Schools Foundation awarded over $23,500 in grants to teachers and projects at all three Sisters schools this spring.
Sports & Recreation
Cyclists Crest the Cascades in wet, chilly ride
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Mckenzie Pass on Highway 242 bridging Sisters to the Mckenzie River Recreation Area is not only a beautiful scene but a beacon for cyclists. The county typically keeps the road closed many months into spring, which means cyclists get to enjoy a closed road with a better experience and fewer nerves.
Outlaw Open dodges weather
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
"Mother Nature cooperated," said Brett Hudson of the 19th annual Outlaw Open.
Jack Creek Trail is option for family outings
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Quite often, I am asked to recommend a hike that can be enjoyed by small children or people with limited mobility. So, occasionally, I like to feature a hike that is hardly a hike at all. Let's call it an "outing in the woods."
Chush Falls hike continues to evolve
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Chush Falls is one of the premier hiking destinations in our area, and I am always a bit surprised at the number of local residents who have not yet taken this popular hike up to the thundering waterfalls of Whychus Creek. Don't be one of them!
Health
Cyclist stops in Sisters on long journey
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Bob Quick should be dead. Instead, he's on his bicycle, rolling across America.
Pushing back Father Time
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
An inspiring event happened last week in Bend, as the state's most seasoned athletes arrived for the Oregon Senior Games.
What does it take to change?
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Cancer is a powerful motivator for change. Sometimes it takes the realization that death is closer than we think to finally wake up and live. There are parts of my life that I chose to ignore. When I look back, I see myself walking around like a zombie, eyes dull and my body moving without much direction. Sometimes I would wake up and realize I wasn't living my life to its fullest. I'd make a meager attempt at change but soon lapsed back into sleepwalking through my days.
The core of fitness
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
With favorable weather, long days, and abundant forest trails, many recreational athletes in the Sisters community flock to the outdoors.
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