Too many sleepless nights of fireworks


There were too many donations to the fireworks? Perhaps Mr. Blaser could persuade his fellow city council members to take some of those “excess donations” and maybe put another Public Safety officer on duty to handle fireworks complaints. I understand the day before, the day of and the day after. On Saturday, July 1, three days before, the fireworks started. They didn’t stop until July 10. A couple of houses down the street, they stopped at about 1:30 to 2 a.m. some nights. I think it was either they ran out of fireworks or out of beer, one of the two. My bedroom windows shook from the mortars. I counted 13 in a row, as quick as you could light a fuse. And then they continued, every night! Who has that kind of money? Public Safety either doesn’t have the manpower or does not care. Maybe if we ignore them, they’ll go away. We moved last summer. The old neighborhood was bad. I thought this would be better. It sounded like we were in a war zone.

I understand fireworks. When we lived in Texas, I enjoyed blowing things up. Nothing better than a cherry bomb in a cow pie. In Bark River, we had a lot of fun with fireworks. I love a good fireworks display. In town, mortar rounds until 1 and 2 in the morning for nine straight days is a little hard to deal with.

I wish the city fireworks being too long was all we had to deal with.

Tom Grant