Disappointment in Fireworks Cancellation
by Susan Ciardullo, Scottsdale, Arizona
Jul 12, 2013 | 967 views | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print


I read your June 27 article about fireworks cancellation with disappointment and disbelief, as we sat through a Saturday afternoon rain- and hailstorm. We are 25-year visitors to Telluride, but after a second year in a row with no fireworks display, we are considering moving on to another town.  

We see the forecast for scattered showers all week.  Why can't we let the fire department do what they do best, and hold a safe, controlled event?  They seem confident they can get it done.  It doesn't have to be all or nothing, and it doesn't have to be declared cancelled 9 days in advance.  I understand that the firemen already have the fireworks, can't you just decide that day?  

We live in the 120 degree barren heat of Arizona, yet we always have fireworks there. I urge the city council to reconsider in the name of the important holiday and local tourism (extremely important to every shop, hotel and restaurant here).


– Susan Ciardullo, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Ouray J
July 12, 2013
Im glad that people who live here are smart enough to cancel the fireworks and preserve our great natural resources and what a lot of us call home. I have seen a lot of people who arent from around the area complaining about the fireworks, myself I think the local towns should cancel them for the next 5 years so we can get rid of people who should stay out of the mountains and in their 120 degree weather burning their own state and homes down where they pay taxs.