Jun 27, 2013 8:14 PM by Alyse Rzemek
Our entire region is under a fireworks ban this year, with one exception... Pueblo County. The county has gone ahead with plans to hold the only fireworks show in southern colorado, but not without precautions being
Organizers of the "Rollin on the Riverwalk" are expecting a huge turnout this July 4th after several firework shows shut down in Southern Colorado.
Christine Pittman with the HARP Foundation is getting a lot of response about the event. "We've got a lot of people who have reached out to us from Trinidad... All the way down from Albuquerque, wanting to know if we're still doing fire works.
Currently, there are only two venues are offering fire works for the fourth. The "Rollin on the River" at the Pueblo Riverwalk and the "Wet & Dry" parade in Pueblo West. A tradition some locals are happy to see stick around
Local Puebloan Adolfo De LaCruz says he and his family are looking forward to the July 4th festivities. "if I can't light them like i always like to at least I get to watch them," he said.
However one resident Frank Ramires says he is not sure fireworks are wise while the state is under strict fire restrictions. "It could start a fire over here too and everyone could get burn. I don't think its fair at all," Ramirez said.
Christina Pittman says organizers are taking all precautions to keep the festivities safe. "We've covered everything we possible can.. A great show lined up. Talked with all perspective people to make sure we can still have it a go," Pittman said.
Pueblo Fire Chief Chris Riley is working with organizers, as well. "It is going to be professionally done. fire engines around the perimeter... very controlled. we're feeling good about allowing that firework display to go on, " Fire Chief Riley said.