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Special announcement...

 


Special announcement...

• On July 4th, 2020, Mayor Alan Curtis and the Town Council have approved the use of fireworks until 10PM, for those who wish to join in celebration of Independence Day!

• Just like graduation and prior July 4th celebrations, the Police Department would like to remind everyone that while fireworks are fun, they are also dangerous and could potentially damage property, injure someone or start a fire. In addition, please follow the below guidelines: 

1. Talk to your neighbors before the show and be aware of people and pets who may be sensitive to the booms. 

2. All fireworks must be set off and land in your property!

No setting fireworks off in alleys, streets, or parks. 

3. Choose fireworks that are appropriate for the area you will be using them in and remember what goes up must come down! For example, avoid using rockets or other aerial fireworks that will likely not stay on your property after being lit.

4. Do not allow little kids to operate fireworks, even sparklers and make sure an adult is present at all times. Preferably a sober one! 

5. Buy only legal fireworks that have a label with instructions for proper use. If your fireworks do not have an instruction label, they are probably illegal or unsafe to use.

Follow all the directions on the label closely.

6. Always use fireworks outside with a bucket of water or hose nearby. Keep fireworks away from dry leaves and other materials that can easily catch on fire. Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them away.

7. Point fireworks away from people. If you are lighting a firework, wear eye protection and do not lean over the firework. If a firework does not seem to work, do not go over to it or attempt to relight it. Stand back for a while. If you can reach it with a hose or bucket without getting too close, douse it with water.

8. If someone gets an eye injury from fireworks, do not rub the eye(s) or attempt to wash it out. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. It could make the difference between saving a person's sight and permanent blindness.

Failure to follow these guidelines and allotted times could result in the confiscation of your fireworks and a citation to appear in court. Also, this approval is subject to change due any fire bans or fire restrictions. We will keep you posted of any changes.

All that being said, let us have a safe celebration and a happy

Independence Day!

-- Chance Walkama, Chief

Laramie County Clerk’s office closed

Friday, July 3, for Independence Day

Offices of the Laramie County Clerk—motor vehicle titles, marriages, elections, and recording—will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will open for normal business hours on Monday, July 6. Early voting and the Voter Service Center for the 2020 Primary Election will also be closed on Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day holiday. Early voting and voter service operations will resume Monday, July 6, at 8:30 a.m.

Pine Bluffs Police Department

 

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