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home : current news May 22, 2017


Gregg elected to school board
Nicki Gregg prevailed in the only contested race for Sisters School Board on May 16, taking 57.6 of the vote according to the unofficial tally of the Deschutes County Clerk.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Sisters Habitat hosts sixth annual Women Build
Rain, wind and snow didn't stop more than 50 women from landscaping and building houses during Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week last week. Local women from around Sisters, nine women from the Redmond Lowe's Local Hero team and young women from the Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild came out to make a difference, devoting their time to building decent and affordable housing with local families.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Davis wins bike in veterans raffle
Three Sisters residents are celebrating their success in the 4th annual Sisters Band of Brothers electric bicycle raffle. In the drawing held May 10, the winning ticket was held by Kathleen Davis. Don Fullhart won the prize for second place, a $100 gift card to Takoda's Restaurant. Third place went to Beverly Halcon who received a $100 gift card to Ray's Food Place.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
City snapshot
• Work on the Highway20/Barclay roundabout continues to be on schedule with plans for it to be operational on Friday, May 26, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. Barrels and cones will still be in use over the weekend.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Seeking enhancements to Whychus Creek
Representatives of the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC) met with the City Parks Advisory Board (PAB) at their May 3 meeting to discuss a project to consolidate and improve the approach to Whychus Creek where it runs through Sisters between the Creekside Campground and Creekside Park.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
City manager candidates bring deep experience
The citizens of Sisters will get a chance to get acquainted with the candidates for the city manager position at a meet-and-greet on Monday, May 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center. Citizens will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the selection committee. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Crash at Santiam Junction
A serious multiple vehicle crash has Highway 20 closed to eastbound traffic at Santiam Junction (U.S. 20/OR 22). Westbound traffic can continue on U.S. 20 but cannot use Highway 22. Eastbound traffic on Highway 20 wishing to cross Santiam Pass into Central Oregon should expect long delays or avoid the area.
Monday, May 15, 2017
District considers ambulance fee hike
Ambulance fees in the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District may take a jump soon - but users should feel little direct impact.

The board of directors for the District will consider a proposal to increase ambulance user fees at their May 16 meeting.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tollgate will undertake major water project
Residents of the Tollgate subdivision will have to go for about four days without running water while isolation valves are replaced on the water system that serves the nearly 400 homes in the development west of Sisters.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Hailstorm hammers Sisters Country
Sisters Country was treated to a spectacular light show on Thursday night - but it came at a price, especially for those living in the Cloverdale area.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
More burning planned Sunday and Monday
On Sunday, fuels specialists have two prescribed burns planned near Sisters. They will be burning 110 acres approximately five miles west of Sisters, adjacent to the south side of Highway 242. Additionally, they plan to ignite 63 acres approximately three miles west of Sisters, adjacent to the Tollgate community and less than a mile north of the Crossroads community. No road or trail closures are expected for either burn.

If favorable weather continues, Sisters fuels specialists plan to ignite two prescribed burns on Monday. They will light 150 acres located two miles southwest of Sisters, adjacent to the Edgington Road community and two miles south of the Crossroads and Tollgate communities. If conditions allow, they will also burn 200 acres one mile southwest of the Edgington Road community, approximately three miles southwest of the Crossroads and Tollgate communities, and the town of Sisters. No road or trail closures are expected for either burn.

Friday, May 5, 2017
CORRECTION
City Councilor Richard Esterman requested retraction of a story that ran in the March 29 edition of The Nugget titled "Council denies permit fee waiver." The Nugget stands by the story with the following correction:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Getting muddy for Arbor Day
Wielding trowels and a few "big-people" shovels, excited kindergartners celebrated Arbor Day by planting trees at Village Green Park last Friday morning.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
City snapshot
• All four current members of the Urban Forestry Board were reappointed by the City Council to fill two- and three-year terms. Dave Moyer, Marcus Peck, Pat Burke and Gerry Bertagna will continue as board members. There is one vacancy still to be filled. The board meets the second Monday of the month at 3 p.m. at City Hall. If interested in filling that vacancy, contact Nicole Abbenhuis at the City, 541-323-5220.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Four finalists for city manager
Four finalists have been selected from a field of 42 applicants to interview for the position of Sisters City Manager. The announcement of the four finalists was made on Monday, May 1.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
USFS to ignite burn near Tollgate
On Monday, May 1, the Sisters Ranger District plans to ignite 156 acres in an area three miles west of Sisters, adjacent to the Tollgate community and roughly a mile north of the Crossroads community. No road or trail closures are expected for this burn. Signs will be posted along Highway 242.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Sisters Habitat raises walls on new homes
Two local families had reason to celebrate last week as they raised walls for their homes with youth from around Central Oregon.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sheriff's office issues warning to dog owner
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the owner of a dog that was involved in an incident that injured a Sisters woman on April 12.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ODA reaffirms airport listing
The Oregon Department of Aviation on April 20 reaffirmed its March 7 decision to add Sisters Eagle Airport to Oregon's list of airports of state concern. The department had unwound the initial approval after discovering a substantial amount of written testimony had been left out of the record.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Fire captain on other end of rescue
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Captain Thornton Brown is used to helping others. Recently, he was on the other end of the equation as he was injured in a 40-foot fall and had to be pulled out of a deep California canyon by a rescue helicopter.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017














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