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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Prescribed burn Tuesday in Camp Sherman
If conditions remain favorable, firefighters on the Deschutes National Forest plan to ignite a prescribed burn north of FS Road 14, east of Camp Sherman Road 1419, west of the Johnson property and Head of Metolius.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Open house set on wilderness impacts
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The U.S. Forest Service is considering changes to how it manages local wilderness areas in an effort to cope with heavy visitor impact. An open house is set for Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sisters High School, 1700 McKinney Butte Rd. to discuss a Draft Environmental Assessment of a project considering new management strategies for five wilderness areas in the Central Cascades region of Oregon.

Over the past year, resource specialists have been analyzing a range of management approaches for the Mt Jefferson, Mt Washington, Three Sisters, Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake Wilderness areas. The project, called the Central Cascades Wilderness Management Strategies Project, is in response to extreme growth in visitor use and the resulting impacts to the wilderness landscapes in some portions of these wilderness areas.

The open house was announced the day after the Nugget was published last week and thus too late to be announced in the print edition.

More information may be found at the Deschutes National Forest website. See link below.
Another roundabout planned for Sisters
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Another roundabout is in Sisters future, along with other plans to improve traffic flow and transportation in and through town.
Saving Grace - one tough mustang
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
At first glance Grace, a small, bay mustang filly, looks fragile. But in fact, she's overcome incredible odds.

Now she's facing another challenge and she and her owner, Carol Statton, need help. With that help, there's hope she will survive. Approximately four years old, Grace is from the Ochoco Big Summit herd, which totals around 130 mustangs.
Build Oregon explores housing in Sisters
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Fifteen Build Oregon participants came to Central Oregon last week to help build Sisters Habitat for Humanity homes and spend time getting to know Bear and Mary Gray and Becky Conner, on whose homes they worked.
Business
Changes coming for short-term rentals
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Major changes are on the table in the way Sisters treats short-term rentals.
Developer changes subdivision plans
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Developer Peter Hall appeared before the Sisters Planning Commission last week with what he said is the last request for an amendment to the original ClearPine subdivision plan.

Hall's application was for the subdivision of an approximately 10.02-acre parcel within the ClearPine subdivision to create 34 single-family detached lots and 24 single-family attached townhome lots.
The people behind The Nugget... Patti Jo Beal
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Patti Jo Beal has a genuine interest in people - which makes her a natural for a position as an advertising representative with The Nugget. She's been at it for just short of two months now, and she's enjoying the interaction with customers and clients.
The people behind The Nugget...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Sue Stafford has always had a deep and abiding love for Sisters - and for the written word. She combines them as a freelance reporter for The Nugget.
Arts & Entertainment
Sisters kicks off arts celebration
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
My Own Two Hands - the annual celebration of the arts and major fundraiser for Sisters Folk Festival - kicks off on Friday, April 27, at the Fourth Friday Art Stroll.
Navajo painter to visit Sisters
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Jason Parrish grew up in rural western New Mexico, the oldest son in a ranching family, and learned to ride a horse before entering school.
Sisters Arts Association Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The April 27 Sisters Art Stroll, 4 to 7 p.m., holds a special treat for visitors. Art contributed by local artists to the upcoming My Own Two Hands (MOTH) Art Auction will be on display at two locations: Sisters Art Works at 204 W. Adams Ave. and at 142 E. Main Ave., just east of Sisters Feed Company. This gives art lovers a chance to see the art up close and personal, before the auction.
Sisters goes 'From Alpine to Desert'
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Starting next weekend, there's going to be all kinds of new wildlife in Sisters. No need to protect your flowers and shrubs, these creatures won't eat a thing.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, April 16, 2018
LOST DOG: MAX is a friendly older golden retriever, around 50 lbs., no collar, last seen in Paradise Alley on Sunday, April 15. Call Dan at 425-737-8174.
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
Renowned trail writer to speak in Sisters
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
One of the Northwest's best-known and well-respected trail writers will be speaking in Sisters next week. For many years, William L. "Bill" Sullivan has been the go-to source for trail and hiking information in our area. He is the author of 22 books, including the updated "100 Hikes" series; and his "100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades" is considered by many to be the hiking bible for Sisters Country.
Sisters to celebrate pollinators
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Thanks to the efforts of educators, kids and members of the local community, Sisters has become an important hub in the migration of pollinators.
SCA weathers financial storm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sisters Christian Academy (SCA) has weathered a financial storm that threatened to swamp the small, private Christian school. According to Principal Cheryl Peterson, the support of the Sisters community has ensured that the academy will continue through this year and will operate through the next school year.
Exploring gravitational waves
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration made two historic announcements in February 2016.
Sports & Recreation
Outlaws take match against Stayton
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The boys tennis squad defeated Stayton 5-3 at home in Sisters on Thursday, April 29, and improved their league record to 2-2-1.
Track teams savor sunny weather
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Track and field athletes and their fans are accustomed to enduring whatever Mother Nature doles out as far as weather is concerned, so when sunshine and warm temperatures arrive performances and spirit tend to rise accordingly.

That was the case for the Outlaws in two meets last week, according to Head Coach Jeff Larson.
Two Sisters riders headed to state
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Two Sisters High School athletes have qualified for the state OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Team) meet. Rebecca Rubbert, a Sisters High School senior, qualified for state in two equestrian performance events: Western Trail and In Hand Trail. Rubbert has competed in OHSET since she was a freshman.
Lady Outlaws nab first win in tennis
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Lady Outlaws tennis squad marked a 5-3 victory over North Marion on Friday, April 13 to nab their first win of the season.
Health
The skinny on dietary fats
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Dietary fat has a history of polarized paradigms. Whether it was the theory that saturated fats cause heart attacks, to the belief that fat reduces obesity and diabetes, the saga continues. In order to catch readers' eyes or to sell a book, people often extrapolate data and state an overarching assumption as fact, taking a simplistic and reductionist mindset to one end or another of the spectrum.
Confronting body shame
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
I always ask my clients to rate their self-esteem 0-10. The vast majority of my clients rate themselves below 5. If my client happens to be female, complaints about her body almost always dominate the list of why. Intellect, character, performance and achievement are often never mentioned.
Look for non-toxic skincare options to support overall health
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Remember the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz?" Buddy Ebsen was cast in the role, but he had to be replaced after the aluminum makeup used with his costume made him gravely ill.
Live until I die
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
"The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different."

~ Carl Jung ~

No news here. People are living longer and the number of older people continues to grow. People are saying that 70 is the new 60 as retirees remain active and engaged.














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