I read your June 27 article about fireworks cancellation with disappointment and disbelief, as we sat through a Saturday afternoon rain- and hailstorm. We are 25-year visitors to Telluride, but after a second year in a row with no fireworks display, we are considering moving on to another town.
We see the forecast for scattered showers all week. Why can't we let the fire department do what they do best, and hold a safe, controlled event? They seem confident they can get it done. It doesn't have to be all or nothing, and it doesn't have to be declared cancelled 9 days in advance. I understand that the firemen already have the fireworks, can't you just decide that day?
We live in the 120 degree barren heat of Arizona, yet we always have fireworks there. I urge the city council to reconsider in the name of the important holiday and local tourism (extremely important to every shop, hotel and restaurant here).
– Susan Ciardullo, Scottsdale, Arizona