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Published: Sunday, July 1 2012 7:27 p.m. MDT

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

These are the kinds of stories and reactions I would expect from people that come from tropical climates were yearly rainfall is measured in feet. In a desert climate hot and dry for several months are natural events and not unusual at all. Even the grass fires across the range are natural and necessary events to cleanse the land and the rebirth of native plants.

What has changed? Political careers without obligations or accountability to citizens. In the past 100 years of desert living most desert dwellers developed means and methods to protect land, property, crops, and animals from grass fires. It has become politically popular to outsource duties of Mayors, police, fire departments, trash collectors, sewer cleaners, dog catcher, and all other city services so they can't be held accountable while still maintaining and keeping their political "careers". Cities and townships are training grounds for political careers and money laundering and fraudulent tax collection and dispersions, not duty to citizens or residents.

City incorporation is the death sentence of local citizens independence and choices of services.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

How could you miss Farmington City? They were the first to announce restrictions about a month ago. Is it no longer news worthy? Just call your pals at Channel 13 or Channel 4 and ask them about it.

ouisc
Farmington, UT

Anyone who has been paying attention to the news the past few months would know that Utah is extremely flammable right now, and we've had dozens of nasty fires that have been human-caused, which is quite a bit different than how "nature" would have intended to cleanse the land.

It's actually a sad commentary that cities are having to impose restrictions. I, for one, don't see fireworks as a personal right that I have to invoke. If a fire can be triggered by a hot muffler, imagine the damage that could happen due to a wayward spark. I'd like to see more personal responsibility--more people realizing they are putting so many others at risk and affecting other's livelihood when they light fireworks inside a tinder box.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

Now in the time for the Utah Legislature and Gov. Herbert to propose and pass legislation requiring under certain "emergency" weather conditions to uniform firework standards throughout the state of Utah. Fires know no boundaries and neither respects city and county jurisdictions. Fires will just as easily cross over from Salt Lake City to West Valley City or Syracuse to Clearfield. Fires threaten everybody and everything and having one uniform standard so that Utahns throughout the state whether they get their fireworks from Wyoming and use them at their relative's home will have a clear understanding when, where, and how to use fireworks appropriately without having to guess. Just because one city's city council and legal attorney prefer one standard shouldn't be the reason a home and property and life bordering on the threshold of a neighboring city have to suffer loss and tragedy.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Still haven't revised the article to include Farmington, eh, Des News?

mom of three
Holladay, UT

to My2Cents..... we may live in the desert and it is natural that it is dry all year long, but don't you think it's just common sense not to light fireworks in a desert when everything is tinder box dry? in case you weren't aware, fireworks are NOT natural in the desert. therefore, this is not a knee jerk reaction to no rain.

Tiger5
Cache county, USA

In this same day of news, your governor wants to ban shooting.
But, there is partial bans on fireworks.
Strange state.

Serenity
Manti, UT

Hey they announced that fireworks are all restricted in Manti except for the fireworks show on July 4th which will be put on by the fire department.

MapleDon
Springville, UT

This must be where the "great thinkers" seem to congregate. Any one of you care to inform the rest of us as to which fire was caused by fireworks this year? This cry of "wolf!" by the few of you is seriously puzzling. I could understand your call for care regarding the use of cigarette butts, backhoes, or even (new for 2012) target shooting. Your rationale is akin to calling for the banning of rabbits after several cases of dog bites.

utebyuhouse
Bluffdale, UT

Bluffdale had a ban on the EAST side of Redwood/camp williams rd. well, on the east side of the road is a neighborhood with green lawns, across redwood is a field that leads to the mountain that herriman had on fire last year...but alas, who lives on the west side of redwood??? Bluffdale mayor and ALL of the city councelmen!!! so...they had a token fireworks banning, but they were careful not to have an affect on their own celebrations!!!! Looks like I'll be voting for a new Bluffdale Gov!! NO incumbants!

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