No fireworks this year

Meeker and Rangely both have spectacular fireworks displays but because of extreme hot and dry weather conditions and current fires burning in the state, both fire chiefs wisely announced this year’s Fourth of July displays would be cancelled.
The Rio Blanco Commissioners placed Stage II Fire Restrictions in place in all of Rio Blanco County to include private property as of Monday, June 25. The restrictions include the following:
n The only open fire is a liquid gas grill such as a propane barbecue grill.
n No burning is allowed to include trash, fence rows, ditches, fields or any other place on private property.
n No fireworks of any kind are allowed, even if they do not leave the ground.