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Barns, boots & country roots

Barns, boots & country roots

The 67th-annual Okanogan County Fair lured exhibitors of pigs, cattle and goats; chickens, lop-eared bunnies and kittens; cookies and brownies; and quilts and pickles from around the county. The Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club attracted many new participants this year, who showed 16 pigs, chickens, rabbits, horses and a steer, according to leader Suellen White....
Community briefs: June 25, 2014

Community briefs: June 25, 2014

This week: Help with ‘Friday Food Program’ because kids eat on weekends, too, Charley family DVD at Interpretive Center June 29, learn All about mushrooms, Get your berries and Livestock deadline extended
Advise county on recreation, fair

Advise county on recreation, fair

As part of the reorganization of the county’s approach to recreational facilities and the county fair, the county commissioners are seeking volunteers to serve on two boards—the Parks and Recreation Board and the Fair Advisory Committee. The seven-member Parks and Recreation Board will advise the commissioners on matters related to the use, maintenance and construction...
Grant for bathrooms at fairgrounds raises questions about tourism promotion

Grant for bathrooms at fairgrounds raises questions about tourism promotion

By Marcy Stamper

The Okanogan County commissioners have awarded $93,000 to the county fairgrounds for a new bathroom facility. The money comes from …

Tourism funds awarded despite questions

Tourism funds awarded despite questions

By Marcy Stamper

Nonprofits in Okanogan County that have been waiting to find out how much they will get back from the tax levied on lodging — which they use to promote tourism — should get the word this week. The Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) scored applications in January for …

County fair seeks community involvement

County fair seeks community involvement

Lonnie Dixon, the newly elected chair of the Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board, is looking for ideas and involvement to improve the Okanogan County fair for exhibitors and attendees. Current projects include new restrooms and the possibility of rebuilding the grandstands and RV park. The fair has received a $50,000 grant from the Washington...
Prepping for county fair takes time and effort

Prepping for county fair takes time and effort

By Marcy Stamper
Shelby White has been whistling and singing to her steer, T-bone, to get him ready for the Okanogan County Fair next week.
County fair opens Sept. 5

County fair opens Sept. 5

The annual Okanogan County Fair, offering its usual array of agricultural, arts and handicraft exhibits, family entertainment, rodeo, horse racing and carnival, will take place Sept. 5-8 at the fairgrounds in Okanogan. Hours are 9 a.m.-10 p.m. each day except Sept. 8, when the fair will close at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 through...