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Old 07-05-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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No fireworks at City Park last night? That sucked. Why not? The excuse given was that there was a statewide ban on fireworks dictated by our "progressive" governor. OK I understand banning private use of fireworks in areas with a high fire risk. No one want to see forests on fire. But why ban a public fireworks display in City Park? This is not a high fire risk area. Surely the city is capable is putting on a fireworks show safely. It's in the middle of town not in a dry forest.

So we took the family to Bandimere Raceway to watch their fireworks show along with the jet cars. Surprise - the governor's ban also forbid them to put on their advertised fireworks display. Then on the drive back we noticed that the city of Thornton did have a fireworks event. How? Did the city council in Thornton go to bat for the public and get special permission? Then why not our city council? Too bad that our progressive governor and liberal FC city council wouldn't support the public's enjoyment of this patriotic event.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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I believe the decision about municipal fireworks was left up to the municpalities. Broomfield had fieworks, as did Thornton. Broomfield's were great!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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We went up to Horsetooth and watched the fireworks displays in Loveland, Greeley, Evans, and one other display that may have been Fort Morgan.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Mike, what you were seeing was probably the other fireworks display in greeley, the Stampede has one and the country club in Greeley has their own for country club members, but I must say the Stampede had a great display this year.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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Then not having 4th of July fireworks was a local decision? And the city council voted on this? Too bad the local rag (Coloradoan) won't carry a story on how this happened. I feel bad for the kids and families who missed out - including mine.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Then not having 4th of July fireworks was a local decision? And the city council voted on this? Too bad the local rag (Coloradoan) won't carry a story on how this happened. I feel bad for the kids and families who missed out - including mine.
I don't know exactly who in Louisville made the decision. The Boulder County fire marshall may have had a hand in helping whoever make said decision.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Considering the recent problem with fires, some flexibility (on the part of residents) should be expected. Fireworks displays are nice, but not mandatory.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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Flexibility? Why when there is no reason to it and it serves no purpose? The city council has long been against safe-and-sane fireworks. For no good reason. Just families enjoying a patriotic holiday. But fireworks are banned in FC. Sure there will be the occasional careless use, but that is no reason to ban an activity. These bans come from the same philosophy that bans trans fats, sugar drinks, etc. I'm sick of it. If you don't like fireworks or acting patriotic then ignore us. Otherwise leave us alone.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Perhaps you ought to move to a location more suited to your attitude then. If you don't want to possibly experience fireworks bans (even if it's public displays) then you might be better off in a locale with little fire risk. Considering the areas surrounding Fort Collins just experienced a devastating wildfire, I think the decision to ban the display was warranted. Even though City Park is a fairly safe area, the conditions this year are very dry and it's better to be safe than sorry. Get over it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Have you ever been to FC? Central Park is miles and miles from the nearest fire danger. And as was pointed out there were fireworks displays in nearby cities.

Love how whenever someone complains about intrusive government the first thing you libs say is to move.
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