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New Canadian County fairgrounds land could lead to large investment

The purchase of land for a new Canadian County fairgrounds is part of a developing plan that could very well lead to “substantial” investment from the private sector, said one proponent of the concept. Brad Tipton, former OSU Extension agent, was appointed to serve as a “liaison” between the fair board and the county commissioners…

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New Canadian County fairgrounds a good deal

Some in Canadian County are throwing rocks at the county commissioners for purchasing land for a new fairgrounds. They’re wrong to do so. The commissioners voted unanimously to purchase 50 acres that pretty much sits at I-40 and U.S. 81. They have an option to purchase another 50 acres if the need arises. At $25,000…

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Canadian County to offer $1.25M for possible new fairground site

Canadian County officials voted Monday to spend $1.25 million to purchase 50 acres of land that will be developed into a new fairgrounds complex. The property, owned by Steven Jensen, is located near the northwest corner of the intersection of Jensen Road and Alfadale Road just outside of El Reno. The decision followed an 80-minute…

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Canadian County to offer $1.25M for possible fairground site

Canadian County officials voted Monday to spend $1.25 million to purchase 50 acres of land that will be developed into a new fairgrounds complex. The property, owned by Stephen Jensen, is located near the intersection of Jensen Road and Alfadale Road just outside of El Reno. The decision followed a 1 hour, 15 minute executive…

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Efforts to obtain land for Canadian County fairgrounds continues

Officials with the Canadian County Public Facilities Authority have authorized their attorney to continue negotiating for the purchase of property to be the new home of the county fairgrounds. The move came Monday following a 1½ hour executive session. The panel voted unanimously to move forward with the negotiations to purchase about 140 acres of…

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Officers question Canadian County Fairgrounds plans

Concerns about how Canadian County will pay for a new fairgrounds complex, as well as the new employees who will be needed to operate the facility, were part of a lively discussion during last week’s budget meeting. County Court Clerk Marie Hirst, who is heavily involved in the El Reno Wranglers’ Rodeo Club, has previously…

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Congressional candidate puts focus on health care

“Health care is important to people,” Tom Guild said Monday. Guild, a Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Canadian County Democratic Party. Much of the focus of his nearly one-hour speech was on health care and the Republican Party’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care…

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New Canadian County fairgrounds could cost $47M

EL RENO — Expanding the Canadian County Fairgrounds to meet the needs of the future could cost as much as $47 million, but is necessary, officials were told Monday. Charlie Kolarik, a spokesperson for Populous, a Norman-based architectural firm, said for the Canadian County Fairgrounds to compete for events that are now going to places…

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Canadian County Fairgrounds expansion study to be released

As the Canadian County Free Fair begins today, officials say they are close to releasing the findings of a yearlong feasibility study to upgrade the fairgrounds. Officials say the results of the study will be presented during a special meeting of the county commissioners and the Canadian County Fair Board. The meeting will be held…

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