Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Council Bans Fireworks in City.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

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Want to light some bottle rockets for the Fourth of July?

Well, it won't happen this year.

The Santa Fe City Council banned the lighting of fireworks by residents for this year's Independence Day festivities.

The city's own fireworks show will go on, however. But city residents won't have the opportunity to conduct their own pyrotechnics.

"We have a very serious situation throughout the state and the Southwest," said Santa Fe Mayor Larry Delgado about drought conditions. …

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