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McFetridge, Gains Championship At Josephine County Fair

McFetridgeEvan McFetridge said he was kind of surprised when he found out Nemo, his 18-month old Black Angus-Maine Anjou steer, earned one of the top prizes for cattle at the Josephine County Fair last week. He earned the Grand Champion prize for Showmanship. "There's two different shows. There're Conformation and Showmanship," he said hours before the Josephine County Livestock Auction on Sat., Aug. 20. Conformation is determining how the animal's  (Subscribe for full story)


Bee City USA

goldhillsignOn July 18, 2016, Gold Hill's city council unanimously voted to join the movement to protect pollinators by planting more habitat rich in a diversity of native flowers and free to nearly free of pesticides. Gold Hill is now a member of the Bee City USA campaign! Gold Hill has established a "Can Do" committee, who have taken to the task of advocating for pollinators. Committee members include Steve Keisling, Margaret Dials, Lori Hettman, Holly Lopez, Mary Bemis Kiesling, and Buffi Vega. The Bee City USA certification is both an honor (Subscribe for full story)


Heatwave Affects JoCo Fair Attendance

FairFirst-day gate receipts at the Josephine County Fair were up 29 percent on Wed., Aug. 17, before high temperatures hotter than the area's seen in a while caused an overall lower attendance at the four-day fair in Grants
Pass. About 54,000 attendees, an average of 13,500 each day, passed through the gates at the fair Aug. 17-20. The fair had announced that gate revenues had been up by 29 percent over opening day attendance in 2015.
Proceeds from the 4A-Future Farmers of America livestock auction in the morning on Sat., Aug. 20, were up $25,000 from 2015 to surpass $400,000. Even with the hot temperatures, the vendor, and commercial buildings, along with (Subscribe for full story)





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