An advertising insert in todays Journal promoting Fourth of July activities from around the area was printed prior to some July 4 firework celebrations. Currently, Dolores, Mancos and Rico have cancelled fireworks shows. Cortez is still planning to hold a show.
In Dolores County, Sheriff Jerry Martin is struggling with the decision whether or not to allow fireworks displays in two locations Dove Creek and Groundhog Reservoir.
Martin said that he will make a final decision today on whether or not to allow firework displays in those areas. The Rico decision, which is also in Dolores County, was made earlier this week.
Other area displays that have cancelled include Durango and Silverton.