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Posted on: July 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] San Miguel County Improves Aging Structures at Fairgrounds

Photo Credit: Deeanna Burbridge

(SAN MIGUEL COUNTY CO 6-26-18)-For many locals, the annual San Miguel Basin Fair & Rodeo is a timeless tradition that brings the community together at the Fairgrounds in Norwood every summer. Not so timeless is the aging concession/rodeo office building, which had outlived its useful life. Now, the County has replaced the concession/rodeo office with two new structures in time for this year’s Fair on July 14.

San Miguel County Parks & Open Space had budgeted funds in the past for a new Fairgrounds concession stand and rodeo office, San Miguel County Parks & Open Space Director Janet Kask said. “The existing structure was dilapidated and in desperate need of replacement.”

Feedback from Fairgrounds users and community groups was sought and incorporated into the project, Kask noted. Kask would like to thank Well Built, LLC, for constructing both structures quickly and also Home Depot in Montrose for donating a credit towards interior materials. 

Interior finishes will be completed in-house by Parks & Open Space staff, and a donated refrigerator was obtained from the County’s Public Health Department. The overall project is expected to come in well under budget.

The two new structures are already in place and expected to be completed by the start of the 2018 San Miguel Basin Fair on July 14th. Said San Miguel County Board of Commissioners Chair Kris Holstrom, "We're looking forward to using the new facilities at the Fairgrounds this summer!"

Reach San Miguel County offices online or call 970-369-5469.

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