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Fair Will Not Make Boom-Boom


Western Idaho Fairgrounds Manager Bob Batista told BW this week that this year's fair will not end with a traditional fireworks display. Is the reason fire safety? Finances? Fears over stampeding 4-H rabbits spooked by the explosions? No, according to Batista, it's just a matter of scheduling. "We're going to go one extra day this year, to 10 days, so on Sunday, we're going to close a little bit early," Batista said. "It just doesn't make a lot of sense." Batista wouldn't say whether next year's fair would see the return of the closing explosion. Probably not, if the nefarious Rabbit Commission has its way ...