Apple Tree Park cancels fireworks, Glenwood’s still on |

Apple Tree Park cancels fireworks, Glenwood’s still on

The fireworks display at the Fourth of July Celebration at Two Rivers Park.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent |

Apple Tree Park at New Castle has canceled the fireworks that were to be part of its 4th of July Freedom Celebration tonight, in light of the fire danger and the wildfire that broke out Monday on the nearby Grand Hogback.

“After some conversations with the fire department, and with the fire we had yesterday, we decided against it,” Apple Tree Park Manager Henry Hendrickson said.

“We still have a full day of fun, water games, food and music, though, so come on out,” he said.

The Glenwood Springs fireworks, at this point, are still on, Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson said.

“We’re still feeling pretty good about the location and our staffing levels,” Tillotson said of the planned low-altitude fireworks that will be shot off in Two Rivers Park.

The irrigated park grass, and the location between the Colorado River and Interstate 70, should also keep the fire danger down, he said.

If the Fire Department were to get called to a major fire incident that could change things, Tillotson said.

“So, unless something changes before tonight, it’s still on,” he said.




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