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City, Chamber work on fire impact
The effects of smoke and a decrease in visitors have impeded businesses over the summer. The City of Sisters and the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce are making efforts to minimize the economic impact.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Rancho Viejo marks 10th anniversary
Workin in the fields till you get your back burned, workin 'neath the wheels till you get your facts learned, baby I got my facts learned real good right now.

The lyrics to "Badlands," written over 30 years ago by Bruce Springsteen, apply just as easily now as they did then: Just ask Javier Luna.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Wildflower Studio blooms in Sisters
After a tough retail season, business owners in Sisters have taken a significant hit. To succeed in such an environment takes business savvy, a great product and a proven track record.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Newport Market takes over Melvin's in Sisters
Newport Avenue Market on Monday took ownership of Melvin's Fir Street Market, a natural, organic grocery store and deli in Sisters.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Fall festival beats smoky weekend
The smoky conditions on Saturday didn't stop folks from getting out to browse through the 10th annual Sisters Fall Street Festival that lined Oak Street and Main Avenue with a bright blend of eclectic merchandise from some 47 vendors.

Each year the festival gives folks that last chance to savor the final days of summer.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Smoke chokes up Sisters economy
Many Sisters businesses approached the profitable month of August on schedule to see steady business and revenue increases. But the smoke from the Milli Fire - as well as other surrounding wildfires - has obscured what many predicted to be a good season.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Black Butte Ranch welcomes new CEO
Black Butte Ranch is welcoming new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jay Head.

Head brings 17 years of club leadership, most recently serving as the general manager/COO at Palm Valley Country Club. Head got his career start as the assistant general manager of Waverley Country Club (WCC) in Portland.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sisters woman raising bucking bulls
On a recent hot July afternoon, when most residents of Sisters Country were thinking about upcoming July 4th celebrations, 25-year-old Awbrey Cyrus was hauling her small string of bucking bulls to the Sisters Rodeo grounds for a day of training.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Katy Yoder moves on from folk festival
Katy Yoder has had a good ride as the development director for Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. (SFF). Now she's saddling up to ride out on new adventures after more than a decade working for SFF.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
FivePine celebrates 10th anniversary
The inspiration came from Rancho la Puerta, a resort spa in Tecate, Mexico.

Bill and Zoe Willitts thought they could create something special on a 15-acre property at the east end of Sisters that would emulate the qualities of that legendary retreat.

Monday, July 3, 2017
Action on senior-living facility
It appears that the possibility of having a senior-living facility in Sisters came one step closer to reality last week when Sisters resident Peter Hoover brought the City a check for $323,378.72, to cover the System Development Charges of $245,473.95 and a remaining balance on permit fees of $77,904.77 for the project known as the Sisters Lodge.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Dealing from fresh deck on social gaming
Anyone who looked could have found (social) gambling at an establishment in Sisters. They probably wouldn't have even been shocked.

It was, however, technically not allowed.

Monday, July 3, 2017
Your Store marks 30 years in Sisters
Chances are, if you've been to Sisters any time in the past three decades, you've walked through the doors of Your Store.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Longtime-mail carrier retires
Fifi Bailey brought the old saw about mail delivery in rain, snow and dark of night to life for 38 years, working six days a week across Sisters Country.

The day she got the mail delivery contract, she gave birth to her daughter, and nothing has slowed her down since.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Craftsman turns wood into art
Blue Pine, sought after by designers for its dramatic look, gets its hue from a fungus that develops in the logs once the tree has died.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Library set for annual book sale
Lynne Wood, the manager of the Friends of the Sisters Library used book store known as The Book Corner, sent a note out to her volunteer force: "FOSL's yearly book corner outdoor book sale is being held on Saturday, July 8 on quilt show weekend. This is one of our BIGGEST fundraisers and we will need LOTS and LOTS of help!"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Paulina Springs marks 25 years of bookselling in Sisters
The venerable trade of bookselling has been buffeted by stiff and swirling commercial winds over the past 25 years - from the rise and fall of giant brick-and-mortar stores to the massive inroads of the online leviathan Amazon.com.

Paulina Springs Books has weathered them all.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial
Local Internet, TV, and phone services provider BendBroadband will soon launch another installment of its Internet campaign, this time featuring Sisters resident June Jaeger.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sisters FBLA is off to a good start
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national student-based organization that is designed to promote the American free-enterprise system.
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