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County considers switch-up of audit process for special district

Every so often, something crops up that leads you to question the way things have always been done.

Such was the case last week for the county commissioners, when County Attorney Joe Baron and County Clerk Melissa Jones brought to their attention a quirk in how the county’s audit is set up.

Specifically, Crook County Weed & Pest is included as a “component part” of the county’s audit, along with the library and fair.

However, said Baron, the latter two entities are considered to be “component parts” because they share in the county’s 12 mills, and board members and employees are appointed by t...