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Despite budget woes, fireworks displays go ahead

DENVER (AP) – Despite layoffs and budget cuts, many Colorado communities are still springing for July 4th fireworks displays.

Some are scaling back the events, buying more smaller shells to add volume to their displays. Others are getting help paying the bill through corporate sponsorships.

Fort Collins won’t hire a symphony for its display. In Boulder, a real state company is paying for the fireworks and the University of Colorado will provide the venue.

Broomfield says its $30,000 fireworks display helps maintain a sense of community. It also hopes to draw people from other nearby cities where fireworks have been canceled, such as Louisville.

Louisville said it had to chose between funding its Independence Day party or Labor Day festival.

In Summit County, fireworks displays are on tap for July 2 in Dillon after the town’s “Never Forget” event at the amphitheatre. On the Fourth, Frisco will have its traditional large display over Dillon Reservoir, Breckenridge plans to have its own town fireworks as well.

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