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County budget better than expected

Despite ongoing financial concerns at the state level, the fiscal year of 2021 doesn’t look like it’s going to be too painful for Crook County. Thanks to some conservative budgeting from the individual departments, says County Clerk Linda Fritz, it’s looking like the budget will balance this year without any significant cuts.

“I asked all the departments to start off with a budget that mirrored last year’s. We also agreed on no raises at the moment, because we wanted to see what the budget was going to look like,” Fritz says.

Though the final figures are still up in the air, thi...

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