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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Railroad reclaims site of Tekoa's horse arena


November 15, 2018

The Iron Horse Arena in Tekoa will soon be no longer, at least in its original location just east of the base of the Tekoa trestle. It was on land leased from Union-Pacific by the city of Tekoa.

The railroad terminated the lease Nov. 1.

“Union Pacific has enjoyed a long relationship with the city of Tekoa. We decided to end the partnership, and, in accordance with the lease provided 35 days notice,” said Hannah Bolte in Media Relations for Union-Pacific, in a statement. “We recognize this is a big change for the city of Tekoa and the Tekoa Fair Board, and have offered to relocate equi...

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