At the November 20th Campbell County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners voted to lift the countywide fire ban on open burning. That fire-ban had been in place since July, the ban combined with the dry weather had a big impact on the sale of fireworks in Northeast Wyoming this year. But along with the news on the fire-ban, fireworks vendors got some good news from the commissioners this week. The commissioners approved a resolution for the sale of fireworks from 12:01 am Dec 22 to 12:01 am Jan 2. John LaVallee with Discount Fireworks said he was thankful for the measure and hopes the New Years fireworks will help ease the loss from the summer.
"It hurt this summer and I need to make up some of that. I'm glad they saw that it is safer."--LaVallee
The use of fireworks is still not allowed within the City of Gillette.