Brian Duchinsky: Another idea for fireworks |

Brian Duchinsky: Another idea for fireworks

Brian Duchinsky

I’d really like a big “shout-out” to the Town of Frisco for doing the right, common-sense thing and postponing our July 4th fireworks display due to the extreme fire danger.

What I would really love to see instead, given I believe all our High Country municipalities have now canceled their fireworks displays, is a multi-county fireworks event later in the year when it’s considered safe.

And develop the event as a tribute to our local firefighters and law enforcement agencies who have been keeping us safe, and diligently helping us prepare for the worst.

Might it be possible for Summit, Lake and Park counties to get together, and pool their resources/fireworks for this kind of event? Something really special to honor these folks; and celebrate (hopefully) getting through this extreme fire season together?

My guess is that if there were any traction on this idea, there will be a tendency to combine it with the usual “9/11” memorials, complete with yet another “come to the mountains” tourist campaign. I hope we can collectively suppress those reflexes (which have their proper time and place) and have this “make-up” event be focused, unique and by and for our families and friends who live, work and play here in the High Country.

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