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New lights go up around fair grandstand


August 22, 2019

An Avista truck lifts one of the 80-foot poles in position behind the new grandstand, and a second lift truck was used to position a crew member to unfasten the pole.

Seven light standards are now in place around the rodeo arena at the Palouse Empire Fair. The galvanized steel light standards were put in place by a crew from Avista Aug. 14. Belt harnesses were attached to the poles which were lifted to a vertical position and then put down on concrete stubs.

The light standards on the fairground side of the arena are 80 feet long and tower over the new grandstand which stands approximately 35 feet along its top side.

The lights around the remainder of the rodeo arena are 70 feet long.

Plans had been made earlier to install the new arena lights with conve...

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