Grant County Fair

More info from the 1980 Grant County Fair

August 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

OK folks, I’m not ready to let go of the fair, this year’s fair and past fairs. Read on. E-mail from Cheryl Facts from the past gleaned from the Moses Lake Herald, Columbia Basin Herald and The Neppel Record by Cheryl (Driggs) Elkins: Fr...

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Murals add new artistic dimension to fairgrounds

August 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

MOSES LAKE — Local art groups and artists are combining on a project to bring more art to the Grant County Fairgrounds. The first set of three murals will be completed by the end of this week and will be displayed at selected times in summe...

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Coping with adversity part of exhibiting animals at fair

August 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

MOSES LAKE — The payoff for all the work done by FFA and 4-H livestock participants comes at the stock sale, Friday morning at the Grant County Fair. Kids spend all spring and summer (and winter, if they’re raising a steer) taking care of ...

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Cowgirl Tea Party gives kids a chance to meet some 'Sheroes'

August 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

MOSES LAKE — On a day where Moses Lake Roundup rodeo fans were wearing purple in support of the Man Up Crusade to put an end to domestic violence in America, seven little girls from the Columbia Basin gave us the look of innocence. They wo...

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All-star rodeo cast does not disappoint at Moses Lake Roundup

August 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

MOSES LAKE — The 73rd annual Moses Lake Roundup was a virtual who’s who of rodeo talent competing over the course of three days and the world-class cowboys and cowgirls did not disappoint. The No. 1 ranked saddle bronc rider in the world a...

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Bob Ottmar has seen all 73 Moses Lake Roundups over the years

August 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="da8ac466-68c4-11e6-a2fb-57ca77e33df3"}} MOSES LAKE — Bob Ottmar drove his truck through the security gate just outside the Moses Lake Roundup rodeo office. With a nod and a smile, the security guard waved ...

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Proctor takes early bull riding lead at Moses Lake Roundup

August 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="468c779c-6742-11e6-95d8-939f821d0560"}} MOSES LAKE — Grand Coulee cowboy Shane Proctor hobbled to the staging area behind the bucking chutes Thursday night favoring his right foot after getting stepped on ...

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A test of character

August 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

MOSES LAKE — Turns out most pigs don’t like hot weather any more than most humans. “They get cranky, they don’t want to show, they just want to lie down,” said Shanna Golladay, a volunteer for swine fitting and showing competition at the G...

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Demo derby kicks off Moses Lake Roundup

August 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="4cd30338-673c-11e6-a381-974e45cd2281"}} MOSES LAKE — When the dust cleared, the tires quit burning and the engines stopped roaring Seth Dompier was the last man standing during the grand finale demolition ...

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The heat is on

August 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm

MOSES LAKE — The Grant County Fair is always the hot destination, but in 2016 that’s a literal description. It’s hot. It’s going to stay hot. The forecast high for Wednesday is 96 to 98 degrees – or to simplify it, Wednesday is going to be...

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