A retired author of mega-yacht technical manuals, Kate Marsh lives in Oregon’s high desert and volunteers as a coordinator of an annual writer-in-residence program for the Harney County students and community. Her poem Appaloosa Flanks was selected for the First Place Poetry award in the 2010 Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest, and Like Honey received Honorable Mention for poetry in the 2009 Kay Snow Writing Contest. She is a member of the Harney Basin Writers.
Harney County Fair, Rodeo, and Race Meet
The first “fair” in Harney County was a media event. On July 4, 1888, a local newspaper announced, “As no fair is held in this valley for the public exhibition of the growth and excellence of its productions, the Herald proposes to open a column to all producers, farmers, and …