Virus concerns force cancellation of New Mexico State Fair
June 26, 2020
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have forced officials Friday to cancel this year's New Mexico State Fair, making it the latest casualty in a string of other big-ticket events that have been indefinitely postponed or scrapped altogether.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham raised concerns Thursday about a recent uptick in COVID-19 infections in the state, indicating that it would likely be a no-go for funnel cakes, turkey legs and the rest of the pageantry that makes up the annual September spectacle.
Dan Mourning, the fair's general manager, confirmed in...