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Fairground upgrades begin

Old structures to be replaced in push to improve safety and aesthetics

The first step of a renovation project at the Crook County Fairgrounds has begun with the demolition of the three old cattle and horse barns. These were in a bad state due to age, says Fair Board President Terri Johnson, but will be replaced in time for the kids to bring their animals to fair.

The renovation has begun with the stalls, she says, because these were the structures in the worst condition. County maintenance crew has already begun pulling them down.

“They are removing all the light barns because they are old and falling apart and we have ordered new panels to replace them as f...