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Fair successes, shortcomings outlined

Members of the Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee talked about successes and shortcomings of the Sept. 7-10 fair during a gathering Sept. 14.

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Fair draws higher receipts, attendance than in 2016

The Sept. 7-10 Okanogan County Fair brought in higher gate receipts, had higher attendance, and drew more exhibitors and more exhibits than the 2016 fair, according to county records.

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Okanogan County Fair wraps up today

The annual Okanogan County Fair wraps up its four-day run today at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

Vejraskas elected as Angus convention delegates

FORT WORTH, Texas - Omak father and son ranchers Craig and Todd Vejraska have been elected as delegates to the 134th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Processing operations removed from pot moratorium

Processing operations were removed Monday from a six-month moratorium imposed by Okanogan County commissioners on marijuana businesses.

Ag department finds female gypsy moths

The state Department of Agriculture has discovered, for the first time ever, actively reproducing female gypsy moths during annual summer trapping.

Okanogan County Fair registration under way

Exhibit registration for the Sept. 7-10 Okanogan County Fair runs until Sept. 4.

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Marchand is FFA star farmer

Krista Marchand of the Omak FFA chapter was named as the Star Farmer at the recent district evaluation in Pateros.

Dinner benefits wildlife habitat

People wanting to support habitat conservation for elk and other wildlife will have an opportunity during the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s North Cascades Chapter banquet March 4.

USDA announces recall of 285,264 pounds of pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 285,000 pounds of boneless pork rib-shaped frozen patties have been recalled by Bellisio Foods Inc. of Jackson, Ohio.

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Legislator calls for fight against McCleary

Kuchenbuch succeeds Wyss as Farm Bureau leader

State Rep. Matt Manweller. R-Ellensburg, called on Okanogan County Farm Bureau members to take part in what he sees as a constitutional crisis in Olympia.

Madden talks of wolves

Cattlemen meet with wolf-human

There wasn’t a Kumbaya moment Friday night as cattlemen walked away from a three-hour session with the state’s contract wolf-human conflict manager without any pretense of a resolution.

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Commissioners to make decision on fair date

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will advise Okanogan County commissioners to allow the fair to take place Sept. 24-27 at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road.

Fires cancel Ferry County Fair; Okanogan event will go on

Ferry County Commissioners decided yesterday to cancel the 79th annual Ferry County Fair, originally slated for Labor Day weekend, because of wildfires burning in and around the county.

Bureau of Reclamation monitoring water seepage

So far, irrigation and Interstate 90 are not affected by the seepage.

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