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County adds $100,000 to grandstand project


April 18, 2019

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved an extension of .09 funds to the Palouse Empire Fair, a total of $100,000 for additional over-excavation work at the fairgrounds on the new grandstand project.

Workers have determined that a more extensive foundation is needed than expected, with deeper and wider footing for the new grandstand’s 53 piers. The change came after the initial $1.4 million estimate for the grandstand was made without soil test results available.

“It’s not a surprise,” said Bill Tensfeld, fair director. “We figured it was a good possibility while we hoped fo...

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