Posted on September 22, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Fall begins with a bang
SUMMIT COUNTY — Frisco’s July 4th fireworks may have been canceled due to the extreme fire danger earlier this summer, but the town helped locals and visitors celebrate the end of summer with a raincheck show. Steady summer monsoons helped ease the fire danger, so the display went off without a hitch. Here’s what it lo0ked like from Summit Voice headquarters.
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Posted on June 26, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Will there be a July 4th fireworks display in Frisco this year?
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. Continue reading
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Posted on July 3, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
All-American festivities in the Colorado high country
Fireworks over Frisco and Dillon Reservoir.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Fourth of July will once again be filled with traditional festivities in Frisco, beginning with a kids fishing derby at the Meadow Creek Pond behind Wal-Mart and ending with the lakeside fireworks display that’s recognized as one of the best in the Rockies.
The kids bike parade is a perennial favorite.
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Posted on July 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
One of the top-viewed posts on Summit Voice is our slideshow from the Fourth of July fireworks in Frisco, Colorado. Click on the image to see more.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Our most-viewed stories in the last couple days include a photo essay of a clear-cut beetle-killed forest along Swan Mountain Road showing what happens after an area is treated for “forest health.” More photography from the Frisco fireworks display, as well as the mountain news roundup, coverage of a wildfire at the Grand Canyon and the paradox of hunting endangered species. Please help support independent online journalism in Summit County. Click the headlines to read more and share this link on your social networks.
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