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Time to snuff out the fireworks stand

Dear Editor:

In light of the current fire danger, I am appalled that the fireworks tent east of the Colorado Mountain College turnoff is still selling fireworks.

So I get it that it is not illegal to sell them but is illegal to set them off, but really? What a self-serving way to be. I’m sure that the teenagers who set the fire in Glenwood Springs, with fireworks, most likely purchased them there. Teenagers tend to think that nothing bad will ever happen to them and also fail to recognize consequences in advance for their actions.

Why risk burning the entire valley so that they can make a buck? As a service to the community that has supported their business for years, the responsible thing would be to pack up and move the operation someplace where the fire danger is not extreme as it is here. Let’s boycott the fireworks stand and let them know that this is serious. A lot of lives and property are at stake. Oh, and by they way, who is the landlord who owns the property that allows them to sell their wares in this climate? Do you have a soul?

Tell them to pack up and leave so that they have a place to come back to next summer.

Terry G Sano

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