Fourth of July

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You can let the fireworks fly in Bernalillo County this Fourth of July, as long as they don’t fly too far. Abundant rain this year kept Bernalillo County from banning fireworks and other fires.

Sun. 07/05 11a: Tune in to the America's Test Kitchen 4th of July special. This year, it's all about American beer. We speak with historian, author, and self-proclaimed ranter Maureen Ogle about her book Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer. We'll be tasting barbecue sauce, and we'll taste test beer with expert Lauren Clark. Then we'll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Memphis-style ribs at home.

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Governor Suzanna Martinez'  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. 

Now many items that were once considered imperative to have a celebratory Fourth have become contraband.  Here is a list of Fireworks Restrictions, county by county.