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The staff of the Canby Herald (minus one) gathers to talk Clackamas County Fair and more

In this, the 25th episode of the Canby Vibe podcast, the staff of the Canby Herald talked Clackamas County Fair early and often. Minus Assistant Editor Kristen Wohlers, Herald staffers talked extensively about their fair experiences so far this year.

Sports Editor Derek Wiley has been over to the rodeo grounds twice and plans a couple more visits before things finish up on Saturday, and found some nice Canby connections in the action.

Reporter Carol Rosen has visited the fairgrounds several times, enjoying some music, chicken races and the Llama obstacle course competitions.

Editor John Baker spent Wednesday at the fair, wandering through the barns to look for stories on local folks. He found an Aurora girl with some chickens, rabbits and a turkey named "Bananas," as well as a young man involved in Canby FFA getting ready to show his sheep.

The staff (minus Wohlers, who no doubt is hitting the wine country of California HARD) talked about the various things they experienced, the food they enjoyed and all the positives of the Clackamas County Fair. John's annual foray to the North Marion Booster booth for their nachos was, again, a success.

Also on the show this week is a look at Canby's downtown revitalization plans, which featured a second meeting recently, and the city considering a 130-foot "stealth" cell phone pole in town. It'll be disguised as a fir tree, though the city's planning commission has yet to say yay or nay to the proposal.

Derek's time is about to get much more hectic as high school sports camps are underway, with practice opening next week and games just a few weeks down the road. The summer is coming to a slow end, with fall, school and high school sports rapidly coming down the road.

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