Board denies request to move fair date

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Group cites pitfalls of late-summer event

Cade Norwood gives his grand champion steer named Bud a final grooming before the livestock sale at the Ouray County Fair in September. County commissioners declined a Fair Board request to move the event earlier in the year. Plaindealer photo by Erin McIntyre
  Despite a request from the Ouray County Fair Board to move the event earlier in the year, commissioners have decided to leave the fair where it always has been — over Labor Day weekend. After hearing the request and a rebuttal from a representative of the Ouray County Rodeo Association — which holds its event the same weekend — commissioners declined the request on Tuesday. The fair board’s…

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