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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: ProWest contestants vote county fair best in the state

Kendyl Morgan of North Carolina harvested this deer in the Pine Creek area this season, said Jerrod Gibbons of Okanogan Valley Guide Service.

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Kendyl Morgan of North Carolina harvested this deer in the Pine Creek area this season, said Jerrod Gibbons of Okanogan Valley Guide Service.

ProWest Rodeo, through voting by its contestants, named the Okanogan County Fair’s rodeo the best county fair rodeo in the state.

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Sam Buchert (left) presents Brad Goodrich of Stanfield, Ore., a buckle and check for finishing first in tiedown roping (7.7 seconds) at the 2017 Okanogan County Fair ProWest Rodeo. Goodrich, who Buchert looked up to while growing up as a roper, took second in the average at the Pendleton Roundup the next week.

Sam Buchert, who was the rodeo arena director, said having county fair rodeos the same weekend at Cashmere and Colfax helped make it so contestants could compete in all three...

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