Fairgrounds de-annex back to County

By Alastair Baker
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Courtesy map

An outline of the re-routed boundary line de-annexing the Fairgrounds back to Carbon County.

A resolution to de-annex the Carbon County Fairgrounds was passed at last week’s Red Lodge City Council.

The section of land lies south of the northern right-of –way line of 16th street almost adjacent to the Red Lodge Rodeo Association, north of the northerly right-of-way line of Airport Road, then east of the existing westerly boundary of the city of Red Lodge, and west of the westerly limits of Rodeo Road. A portion of Fox Avenue will also be transferred to Carbon County.

Council officer Dave Westwood said that having the area under City jurisdiction was “problematic” because “a: it’s county property, b: the City Ordinance rules out hooved animals within City boundary so we have in essence ruled out the third largest fair in the state.”

“It makes sense to make this county land,’ he said.

At City Public Works Director Jim Bushnell’s request the road and the trail that runs parallel with the de-annexed land will remain with the City.

Carbon County Commissioner Bill Bullock was also pleased with the decision reiterating Westwood’s comment, “all the grazing for the livestock is put on the south end in our lot (and is) in essence in violation of the hoof animal issues. This will solve this.”

The Carbon County Commissioners paid for a survey to see where the boundaries were.

Corey Thompson, council officer, talked about the trails presently in the area saying that with the boundary moving west of the road, it’s “hopeful” there will be “a trail on the east side of the road eventually.”

The vote overrode resolutions set in 1922 and 1962.


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