Fairground cancels motor sports

Not having motorized events will save the Mesa County Fairgrounds an estimated $14,000 and save about $3,500 on electricity bills paid by the county’s facilities department, according to manager Jo Carole Haxel. The fairground’s budget was cut 7.5 percent this year.



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Not having motorized events will save the Mesa County Fairgrounds an estimated $14,000 and save about $3,500 on electricity bills paid by the county’s facilities department, according to manager Jo Carole Haxel. The fairground’s budget was cut 7.5 percent this year.

Motorized sporting events will be absent from the Mesa County Fairgrounds grandstands this year because of budget cuts. The fairgrounds typically plays host to three motorized events in the…




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I guess the real question is, “Why was the County subsidizing motor sports to the tune of $14,000 per year?”  You know the event promoters were making their money.  Why was it up to the taxpayers to make up the difference?

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