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    Fireworks: A public service announcement from Grand County

    Respect your neighbors this Independence Day

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    Please respect our neighbors’ rights and the rule of law regarding the use of fireworks on and around the 4th of July.

    Fireworks explode on top of Sand Flats on July 4, 2019
    While most fireworks are prohibited anywhere in Grand County this year amid dry conditions, there will still be a fireworks display July 4 at Sand Flats, which will be visible from many vantage points. The photo above is from last year’s show. File photo

    The City of Moab has prohibited fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than six feet off the ground within city limits. And, all fireworks are prohibited within city parks (except Center St. Ball Fields), parkways, public trails, pedestrian paths, or over or within two hundred feet of Pack or Millcreek within City limits.

    Additionally, all fireworks are prohibited within unincorporated boundaries of Grand County, including on Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, State, and private lands.

    The City of Moab has granted an exemption for Grand County run fireworks display to be held near dark on July 4. The display venue will be near the communications towers off Sand Flats road and adjacent to Lionsback. 

    In the past, illegal fireworks have been discharged without respect to laws and with disregard to other citizens’ rights, safety, and welfare.

    Please adhere to the restrictions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all community members.

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