KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

State Fair Losing Money, Needs Help From Lawmakers

By: AP
By: AP
Colorado State Fair, 2011

Colorado State Fair, 2011

The government entity that runs the Colorado State Fair had another year of operating losses and needs additional tax money to ensure the Fair's survival.

That was the message from a state audit released Tuesday. The Colorado State Fair Authority had a $2.8 million operating loss last year -- a loss that was $400,000 more than the year before.

According to the audit, the State Fair has experienced operating losses for more than 10 years. Fair officials say attendance has declined during the last two years. The annual average attendance has been close to 500,000.

The audit recommends that that fair officials seek funding from the Joint Budget Committee, but did not specify how much.

The Fair is held in Pueblo annually for 11 days in August and September.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 240109511