Fourth of July fireworks canceled

The Pagosa Springs Town Council, at its noon meeting on Thursday, took action to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks unless significant rainfall occurs before that time.

Town Manager David Mitchem, citing the extended dry weather, indicated the town, “felt it was safer to not do the fireworks at this time.”

The fireworks are only a small portion of the holiday celebration in Pagosa Springs. Residents and visitors alike can still plan to view the parade on July 4; rodeo on July 4, 5 and 6; and concert by McKenzies Mill on July 4 and 6.

Another holiday staple, the carnival, will kick off the evening of July 2 through 7.

The Pagosa Spring Community band will present their concert on July 4.

Arts and crafters will present their wares at the Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival July 4 through 6.

Also available are the town’s two museums, Chimney Rock National Monument west of Pagosa Springs, musical theater at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, Curtains Up Pagosa’s presentation of “Pippin” and bands at local establishments.

Other outdoor activities include hiking, biking and the disc golf course on Reservoir Hill.

Watch for more Fourth of July activities.

This story was posted on June 20, 2013.