Fireworks http://kunm.org en Fireworks Banned, Sort Of http://kunm.org/post/fireworks-banned-sort <p>Some New Mexicans can legally light their fireworks this Independence Day.</p><p>There is no statewide ban on fireworks but nearly all New Mexico counties have banned them in unincorporated areas this year because of extra dry weather.&nbsp; For many counties, the ban went into effect weeks ago.</p><p></p><p>In <a href="https://www.bernco.gov/news/215594/" target="_blank">Bernalillo County</a>, Fire Marshal Chris Gober will be working this 4th&nbsp;of July and he said fireworks make his job harder.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:10:21 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 47535 at http://kunm.org Fireworks Banned, Sort Of Drought Won't Stop Fireworks In Dry Western States http://kunm.org/post/drought-wont-stop-fireworks-dry-western-states <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arizona's largest city has gone months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.</span></p><p class="p1">But you'll still see and hear fireworks sparkle and pop this Fourth of July, despite the dangerously high threat of wildfires.</p><p class="p1">While some places in the West ban fireworks or greatly limit what you can light up, other states are going in the opposite direction.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:41:04 +0000 Susan Montoya Bryan & The Associated Press 47491 at http://kunm.org Drought Won't Stop Fireworks In Dry Western States July 4th Fireworks Spark Debate http://kunm.org/post/july-4th-fireworks-spark-debate <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; ">Governor Suzanna Martinez'&nbsp; recent plea to tribes and local governments to ban the sale and use of fireworks this year due to the drought has resulted in some big changes across New Mexico.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:52:27 +0000 Rita Daniels 31604 at http://kunm.org July 4th Fireworks Spark Debate