Riverton council approves fireworks displays on June 26th, July 19th

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved two large fireworks displays in the city, one by the Riverton Little League on June 26th and one for the Riverton Rendezvous Celebration on July19th. The Little League’s end of the season celebration would be held adjacent to the Ron Saban Baseball Complex off of Smith Road. The Riverton Rendezvous display is scheduled for Griffey Hill, as in past years.

Only one resident spoke in opposition to the fireworks. Henry “Pete” Davis said he was concerned because of the impact the fireworks have on veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and several he knew of who reacted badly to the noise.

The current application process spells out the kind and size of fireworks that can be used.

City Council member Jonathan Faubion suggested the city should look at a specific area where city residents can shoot off fireworks on the 4th of July. Mr. Davis suggested that same thing in his remarks. “They’re going to shoot them off on the 4th and I’d have an interest in designating a place where this could be done legally,” Faubion said. Currently, fireworks are banned in the city of Riverton. City staff was given direction to look into that possibility.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Cassie Lemley

    Dont let a few ruin it for all come on. This is one of the few things kids get yo look forward to in this town

  2. J.A. Pedersen

    There are more of us than just Mr. Davis that don't enjoy the noise of the 'show'. To suggest that we should leave our property while the noise goes on is insensitive. If you live in the area you know that through the years there have been fires started by this event and being home to keep house and home safe is necessary. It is also a problem with traffic, more so this year with Monroe Ave. closed down. There are many events that are provided in (and around) Riverton for the kids – not just a few.

  3. Jon Sonnenschein

    No parade or fireworks on the 4th of July in Riverton. Still can't figure that one out.

  4. Gary Pedersen

    There are more than a few residents who do not appreciate the noise of the fireworks. For those who work and have to get up at five or six in the morning it is a problem. The traffic has always been a problem and this year with East Monroe Ave. closed it will be even more congested. To suggest that we leave our homes while the fireworks are going on is not only insensitive, it is scary. Even though only a few fires have occurred in the past it is still possible that a fire could happen. High density trailer parks that are nearby should also be a negative, but rational, respectful behavior is out the window on this one. Maybe the 'show' should move to Ryan Park or at least alternate locations each year.

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