Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

July 4 Community Events Plentiful.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

* Public fireworks displays offer safe alternative to private shows

Snap, crackle, pop. Oooh, aaah.

Even in the current drought conditions, area residents have a couple of opportunities to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks.

Those living in the municipalities of Estancia, Mountainair, Edgewood, Willard, Encino and Moriarty can set off their own fireworks. Better yet, they can avoid the fire danger and attend one of the public fireworks displays planned in Estancia and Mountainair.

All of the unincorporated parts of Bernalillo, Torrance and Santa Fe counties and the village of Tijeras, however, have restrictions on the sale and use of some fireworks.

Under state law, municipalities and counties can prohibit the sale or use of firecrackers and aerial fireworks such as bottle rockets and Roman candles. …

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