The following is a press release submitted to the Ouray County Plaindealer from Susan Long, manager of the Ouray County Fairgrounds, on May 22, 2013.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, during the Fairgrounds Advisory Council meeting at the 4-H Event Center, the user groups were informed of the need to remove the roof of the current grandstands structure in order to comply with a recent certified engineering update/study issued by Russell Engineering. Susan Long, Fairgrounds Manager, explained the need to remove the problematic roof of the structure. Will Clapsadl, Ouray County Facilities Manager, addressed the actual process of how this will be accomplished. The final result will be, with the roof removed, the remaining grandstands structure could then be used for the 2013 season.