Update: Snirt Run Apparently Back On
Updated 8:40 pm Friday - The Snirt Run in Lewis County, cancelled earlier this week, is apparently back on.
The all-terrain vehicle rally attracts thousands of people, but was cancelled this year because of a dispute between the organizers and the Lewis County legislature.
However, after meeting Friday night, officials with the "Sno Pals" snowmobile club, which organizes the Snirt Run, said they've reached agreement with the county, and the run is again set for April 12.
Club officials declined to reveal the terms of the agreement. Lewis County legislators must also accept the agreement for the event to occur.
What follows is our story from Thursday night...
The 11th Annual Snirt Run, set for April 12, has been called off - at least for the moment.
For the past 10 years, Sno Pals in Barnes Corners, which helps to groom trails in Lewis and Jefferson counties, has organized the annual event.
Dolhof told 7 News by phone, "I'm totally shocked."
He said lawmakers and Stinson met with the Sheriff's Department on Wednesday and said, "Gary was comfortable," referring to Stinson.
Dolhof denied that lawmakers have micro-managed preparations.
"We have made no unreasonable demands," he said.
"This event is the largest weekend, business-wise, for most of the businesses on the Tug Hill," Lucas said.
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