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4th of July fireworks to be a blast in Steamboat

Celebration starts at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Howelsen Hill, radio simulcast on 96.9 FM

Thanks to the crew

The city of Steamboat Springs would like to acknowledge and thank in advance the 2010 Volunteer Fireworks Crew: Bill Petersen, Scott Borden, Paul Ferguson, Todd Fellows, Karl Fredell, Tim Knoebel, Brad Williams, Vicky Heil, Tim Borden, Scott Ptach, Ed Patalik, Tom Ptach, Russ Atha, Mike Brewer, Sylvan Kaufman, Troy Strickland, Eddie Robison, Charlie Williams, Fred Solheim and Hunter Solheim.

Fireworks safety tips

■ It is illegal for anyone younger than the 16 to purchase fireworks.

■ The fireworks permissible in Routt County include sparklers, fountains and ground spinners.

■ Fireworks that do not explode or leave the ground are legal in Colorado, but remember, even legal fireworks burn at high temperatures and can ignite clothing easily; always keep children away from fireworks.

■ Firecrackers, rockets (including bottle rockets), Roman candles and mortars are not legal anywhere in Colorado.

■ Never relight fireworks that have gone out; they still could be live and go off unexpectedly.

■ Establish a safe viewing area away from houses and shrubbery; never light fireworks inside.

■ Fireworks of any kind are illegal on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands.

■ For more information or assistance in preparing for a safe Fourth of July celebration, call Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Mountain offices at 879-0700 or 879-7170.

Source: Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue

Tim Borden, left, and his son Scott are planning for at least two really big booms during Sunday's July 4 fireworks show with the help of 16-inch diameter fireworks.
Matt Stensland