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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Fair decision postponed to May


April 30, 2020

COLFAX – The Palouse Empire Fair Board voted Monday night to postpone a decision on whether to have a fair this year or not until the May 18 meeting. The vote passed with two opposing.

“It’d be a tough decision not to have the fair,” said Fair Director Bill Tensfeld at the start of the discussion.

While there was strong desire to keep the fair, there were also many factors against it discussed.

Public Health recommended postponing or canceling the fair.

It is unknown what carnival workers, vendors and rodeo riders could transmit. Last year 60 percent of food vendors were from out...

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