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News briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

News briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

Preschool offered at Methow Mentoring Methow Mentoring & Childcare is offering an additional half-day preschool class for children 3 – 1/2 to 6 years old. The class will be taught by Sue Gottula, a teacher and reading specialist with preschool teaching experience. The program will offer a special rate of $5 per day for the first week....
The county fair — from pearls to swine

The county fair — from pearls to swine

It’s easy to imagine why a pig — which can easily gain three or four pounds a day at 6 months of age — would not be thrilled about being on a diet. But some kids who’ve been raising pigs and other livestock all summer now have to monitor the animals’ weights because the Okanogan County Fair was postponed while...
New dates for Okanogan County Fair: Sept. 24–27

New dates for Okanogan County Fair: Sept. 24–27

The Okanogan County Fair has been postponed to Sept. 24 -27 because the fairgrounds have been in use by fire crews. The later date also means new registration deadlines, new weights for livestock, and new dates for campers to set up. Registrations must be received by the fair office by Friday, Sept. 18, at 5...
Okanogan County Fair seeks queen candidates for 2016; applications due by Aug. 1

Okanogan County Fair seeks queen candidates for 2016; applications due by Aug. 1

Registration is now open for applicants interested in competing to be queen of the 69th annual Okanogan County Fair in 2016. The competition is open to young women throughout the county who are between the ages of 15 and 19 and currently enrolled in high school. Applicants must be single, childless, a past fair participant...
County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

County seeks proposals for bathrooms at fairgrounds

Okanogan County is seeking a pared-down design for new bathrooms at the county fairgrounds, after an earlier plan was shelved for being too expensive. The request specifies a 30-by-40-foot bathroom with six stalls for women and four for men, plus two urinals, with access for disabled individuals. Plans are for construction to begin by July....
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 …