Main arena at fairgrounds getting a makeover

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The Park County Fairgrounds’ main arena is getting flattened out and resized. County commissioners voted last week to make the space in front of the grandstands less of a racetrack and more of a multi-functional arena. “Our goal all along when we built the new building [Heart Mountain Hall] there [at the fairgrounds] was to ramp this up, instead of … for two weeks [it’s] used as fair and a few other events, get this where it’s really bringing events in,” Commissioner Tim French said. Overhauling the arena will “go a long way towards helping that,” French said. As part of the first step, county crews have spent the last several days removing the 12-foot-high dirt berms — which were used for racing turns — on the north and south ends of the arena and...

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Main arena at fairgrounds getting a makeover

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