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County takes new look at consolidation of fair sites

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Laramie County Fair officials say the savings from consolidating from two locations to one could reach $100,000 a year, twice as much as earlier estimates.

Officials say the cost comes from the labor, fuel and equipment required to stage parts of the fair at the fairgrounds east of Cheyenne and parts at Frontier Park in the city.

Grounds manager Larry Milbourn says he plans to tabulate a precise cost figure at the end of this year's event, which starts this weekend.

Officials say it would cost about $7 million to consolidate the fair at the fairgrounds, including construction of an arena.

Frontier Park is also the site of Cheyenne Frontier Days. Fair officials can't start preparing that venue until Frontier Days ends.

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