OURAY COUNTY: Arena rebuild project moving forward

By Sheridan Block

With funding secured, the Ouray County Rodeo Association is ready to move forward with plans to reconstruct the fairgrounds arena.

During the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday afternoon, May 13, Rodeo Association President Erin Stadelman and fairgrounds manager Susan Long presented the board with an outline of arena improvement plans as well as the project's budget. Stadelman requested that the board approve the plans to allow the group to move forward with the project concurrent with the grandstands construction this summer.
According to Stadelman, construction materials (arena panels, chutes, pens and alley kits) have been ordered and paid for and are expected to arrive at the fairgrounds by May 28. She said demolition of the existing arena can begin as soon as May 30 and completed by

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