Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon Redeemable bottles, cans help families and pets The bottle and can drive for Furry Friends Foundation is gearing up for summer. Summer weather means higher consumption of all sorts of beverages. Furry Friends would like to remind everyone to drop off their redeemable bottles and cans at The Nugget office. There are three bright blue bins on the west porch. Since the bottles and cans are hauled from that site to be sorted, it is really helpful if they are in plastic bags. Furry Friends asks folks to please be mindful of what they leave and check for the 5¢ mark. Not everything can be used and unredeemable items have to be sorted out and gotten rid of. “There is competition in Sisters for redeemable bot- tles and cans, so we do so appreciate folks thinking of us first for their donation, See BOttleS on page 11 Indian Ford Campground Bridge to be removed By Craig F. eisenbeis Correspondent The Forest Service announced that the bridge across Indian Ford Creek at Indian Ford Campground will be removed this week. Amy Racki, recreation team leader for the Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District, said that the rotting bridge has been con- demned and has been closed to equestrian traffic for more than two years. Removal of the bridge has been neces- sitated by the determination that it poses a public-safety risk. The bridge links the Sisters Tie Trail with the west side of the Indian Ford Campground. The trail is a key link from Sisters to other east-west trail routes along the eastern Santiam corridor. Forest Service officials were uncertain as to when the bridge would be perma- nently replaced. Racki, however, said, “It will be replaced just as quick as we can get funding.” At present, and until its removal, the bridge is closed to all traffic. Removal is expected to be completed this “A man trained by a horse is never quite the same afterward, and is better.” — Reub Long Dr. ponnie Malone, DC week. The Sisters Tie Trail is popular with hikers, eques- trians, and cyclists. Until the bridge is replaced, the Forest Service requests that users avoid crossing the stream to reduce potential sedimenta- tion and erosion problems which can impact fish habitat and water quality. The lack of a bridge link across Indian Ford Creek also significantly reduces access to much of Indian Ford Campground and effec- tively eliminates numerous campsites at a time when the seasonal demand for camp- ing sites is peaking. The Sisters Tie Trail itself is not closed, but users are being encouraged to turn around at Indian Ford Creek, rather than attempt- ing to cross the stream. The trail runs for 6.6 miles from the trailhead on North Pine Street to the Indian Ford Campground. Nearer to Come In… Relax…Enjoy! Tim Westcott Ronnica Westcott Jenny Duey Mary Morgan 541-588-6611 220 W. Cascade Ave. Come in, Relax, Enjoy! Sisters Chiropractic Clinic • 16190 Hwy. 126, Sisters • 541-549-7141 Serving Sisters for 33 Years W ! O N EN OP SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS FEEK 1: June 22-26: Bug Feek Field Trip: Thurs., June 25, Cascade Indoor Sports Big Play Thing Fater Trip: Friday, June 26 Juniper Swim & Fitness FEEK 2: June 29-July 3 Independence Feek Field Trip: Thursday, July 2 Bouncing off the Falls Fater Trip: Friday, July 3 Fir Street Park Spray Pad & Dunk Bucket 1750 W. Mckinney Butte Rd. Rd | 541-549-2091 9 209 View activities & classes and register online! www.SistersRecreation.com SNO CAP 9 MINI STORAGE Sisters Industrial Park 157 Sisters Park Dr. • 541-549-3575 www.SistersStorage.com • State-of-the-art Security Technology • Sizes from 5x5 to 12x40 • Individual Gate Codes • Long-term Discounts • On-site Manager Serving Breakfast & Lunch Wednesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 541-549-2699 403 E. Hood Ave., Sisters photo by craig eisenbeis the dilapidated bridge at Indian Ford Campground is slated for removal this week. Sisters, much of the trail runs area, the trail crosses and fol- parallel to Pine Street as it lows many old dirt roads and runs out of town to the north. tracks; so, there are numer- This area borders Trapper ous access points along the Point and the Indian Ford trail and opportunities to turn Ranch subdivisions of Squaw around if a 13-mile round- Back Woods and Indian Ford trip is more than the user Meadows. All along this desires.