The Colorado State Fair wants to reduce its electricity costs as its utility bill surges toward $1 million a year.
The Pueblo Chieftain reported Thursday the fair's managers say electricity is the main cause of the soaring costs.
The fair's overall utility bill has already exceeded $815,000, and the fiscal year doesn't end until July.
Electricity alone cost more than $500,000 through March 31.
Joe Dean, director of fairgrounds facilities, says he will meet with representatives of Black Hills Energy, the fair's electricity supplier, to discuss options.
Dean says Black Hills will do an energy audit of the fairgrounds, which could find potential savings.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.