State, local bans authorize exemptions to fireworks ban with restrictive conditions
By Bob Berwyn
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SUMMIT COUNTY — The Frisco Town Council tonight will likely make a final decision on whether to hold its popular Independence Day fireworks display, considering this summer’s dangerous wildfire conditions and a statewide ban on fireworks issued by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The council will weigh input from Summit County Sheriff John Minor, who sent the town a strictly worded letter spelling out conditions under which the town could proceed with a display under certain exemptions to the state and county fireworks ban.
The letter also included input from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue Chief Dave Parmley, who said that local, regional and statewide fire concerns all are factors in the decision.
Firefighting resources are already stretched thin across the state. Weather conditions on the day of the planned fireworks could be basis to say it’s a no-go, Parmley said, adding that he thinks the town council will make a good decision. (more…)