Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Corrales Votes to Ban Fireworks.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

Move Conflicts With N.M. Law, Official Says

Corrales wants to douse all fireworks in the village -- including what's legal by state law.

Village councilors last week held an emergency meeting to ban all fireworks and open fires in the village.

Village officials took the action knowing that by law they cannot forbid use of "safe and sane" fireworks completely.

Councilor Laurie Rivera said councilors knew the ban may not be legal but because of the fire danger posed by the drought were willing to risk possible litigation from the fireworks industry or others who object to the ban.

"A lot of people disagree with the law and think it should be changed," she said Monday. …

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