Ten years ago, Durangoans celebrated Independence Day without a fireworks show. Because of dry conditions, this year they’ll have to do it again.
It’s not just Durango either. Silverton, Bayfield, Vallecito and Pagosa Springs have also canceled their annual fireworks shows because of fire danger.
But other events – including parades, athletic contests and plenty of food – will carry on as planned.
And for those who cannot live without fireworks, Cortez is the place to be. The show there starts at 9 p.m., with views from Centennial Park.