The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, July 01, 2015, Image 1

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    Fly-in event helps
Sisters soar page 8
Riders beat the heat
at state meet page 17
The Nugget
Vol. XXXVIII No. 26
Wildflowers abound in
Cone Peak Meadows page 24
News and Opinion
from Sisters, Oregon
Fire season
is on;
season is
It should be evident with
the coming of hot weather
that conditions are ripe for
wildfire. Debris burning is
not only extremely foolish
under these conditions, it is
also illegal.
On Tuesday, June 23,
Cloverdale firefighters
responded to two reports of
the illegal burning of yard
Sisters, OR
Permit No. 15
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
An ancient art lives on...
Bill Hall
away from
By Jim Cornelius
News Editor
photo by lynn WoodWard
World-champion horseback archer Cozmei mihai is in sisters Country imparting the skills and mindset of the
ancient warrior’s art of which he is a master, in clinics hosted by holm Neumann. see story, page 6.
See fIre seasoN on page 28
After less than one month,
Sisters City Councilor Bill
Hall resigned his position last
week, citing undue levels of
stress imposed by a conten-
tious civic climate in town.
“I felt an extraordinary
amount of pressure while
serving less than one month
as a City Councilor, much
more so than I would have
expected — and what I would
See CouNCIl on page 38
An active weekend
for local firefighters
Celebrating Outlaw spirit in Sisters
Extreme heat and danger-
ous fire conditions made for
an active weekend for local
medics and firefighters.
Medics retrieved a hiker
who had fallen ill, and fire-
fighters knocked down a
blaze in sagebrush.
On Saturday, June 27, at
about 12:30 p.m. firefighters
from Cloverdale Fire District
were dispatched along with
Sisters-Camp Sherman med-
ics to a report of a lost hiker
with a medical problem in
the area of Fryrear Road and
Cascade Estates Drive.
The caller reported that
a man had gone for a hike
that morning at about 7:30
a.m. and had not returned.
As firefighters responded to
the area, a neighbor reported
that he had found the victim,
who was incoherent, but the
neighbor was not able to pro-
vide a specific location for the
As resources from the two
fire departments, Deschutes
Outlaw Spirit was running
high in Sisters last week.
A group of Outlaws boost-
ers inducted the first class
of Outlaws into the Outlaw
Hall of Fame at a banquet at
FivePine Lodge & Confer-
ence Center on Thursday
night. The next day, many of
the inductees and attendees
from the banquet turned out
to put their Outlaw Spirit into
action at Aspen Lakes during
the Outlaw Open.
Bob Macauley was one of
the inductees and also served
as keynote speaker for the
inaugural event.
Recently retired from
Glencoe High School,
Macauley was principal at
the “renewed” Sisters High
School from 1992 through
2011. He served as head foot-
ball coach from 1992 through
2009, earning multiple coach-
of-the-year honors and state
championships. He was also
instrumental in creating
the Outlaw Open as a key
County Sheriff’s Office, and
the U.S. Forest Service began
to assemble, Cloverdale Fire
District Lt. Clint Weaver
made phone contact with the
neighbor and hiked into the
roadless area following the
neighbor’s directions. After
hiking and marking trail for
approximately a half-mile in
the 100-degree heat, Weaver
found the victim partially
shaded by a small bush.
Firefighters and sher-
iff’s deputies followed Lt.
Weaver’s trail and arrived to
assist in getting the patient
out of the rough, rocky coun-
try, which was only accessible
by off-road vehicles.
The patient was hauled out
of the backcountry on foot
and on an ATV to a waiting
LifeFlight helicopter which
transported him to St. Charles
Medical Center in Bend.
On Sunday, June 28, at
about 1:20 p.m., firefighters
See heat on page 36
By Jim Cornelius
News Editor
photo by Jerry baldcok
Bob macauley was the keynote speaker at the inaugural outlaw hall of
fame event.
fundraiser for Outlaws ath- few balls into the woods” at
letics and other co-curricular the Outlaw Open.
Don Pollard, one of the
“I’m looking at who else organizers of the event, said
is going in and I’m thinking, that it was an emotional occa-
‘Wow, I’m a lucky guy,’” sion for everyone.
Macauley told The Nugget.
“Wayne Rowe, the pre-
“Just being associated with senter to the Class of ’93, he
the people of Sisters has been had a really nice presentation
a highlight of my life.”
and he even got a little choked
He said Thursday that he up,” Pollard said. “It was great
was looking forward to seeing
old friends and then “hitting a
See hall of fame on page 12
Letters/Weather ................ 2 Obituaries ......................... 8 Movies & Entertainment ....11 Hike ................................. 24 Classifieds .................. 30-31
Meetings ........................... 3 Announcements ............... 10 Business at Glance............17 Crossword ....................... 29 Real Estate .................33-40