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Local Snowmobile Olympus poised for cancellation again


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BESSEMER — Last year, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners declared that safety concerns at the county fairgrounds would make it impractical to host the annual Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus.

Hence, it was cancelled.

Now, because of a Sept. 26 fire that destroyed the fairground grandstands, commissioners have conceded that the Olympus — once again — does not look likely for the second year running.

“I would think, at this time, we really can’t foresee that,” said Commissioner James Byrns at the board’s latest meeting last week.

At the board’s prior mee...