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Bryce Barnes from Las Vegas, Nev., competes in the tie-down toping event last September during the 28th Annual Andy Devine Days Rodeo at the Mohave County Fairgrounds.JC AMBERLYN/Miner

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Rodeo, motorsports backers at odds over fairgrounds

Cooperation required if fairgrounds to improve, say Mohave officials

A long-simmering dispute about competing uses at the Mohave County Fairgrounds is coming down to dirt, money and an edict to start getting along. Mohave County District 1 Supervisor Gary Watson threw some cold water on escalating mudslinging between rodeo and motorsports fans Monday night, telling a special meeting of the Fair Association Board that Mohave County has $50,000 available for fairgrounds improvements - as long as there's a plan for multiple uses.