FIREWORKS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FIREWORKS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: More midnight fireworks, please! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216905-82/bed-fireworks-larger-midnight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216905-82/bed-fireworks-larger-midnight.html.csp">Letter: More midnight fireworks, please!</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:02.243-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There appears to be a need to explode things on Sunday and Monday nights in my neighborhood. After putting the kids to bed and lying in the dark with the cool evening breezes drifting through the house, we hear from some self-appointed people who get themselves all thrilled by firing off 10 or 20 really awesome kabooms, usually around 10 or 11 p.m. Sometimes they go the extra mile and celebrate our independence at 2 or 3 in the morning. Goodness, it’s just so patriotic I have to pinch myse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216905@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT Where to watch fireworks on Pioneer Day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216239-78/location-fireworks-pioneer-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216239-78/location-fireworks-pioneer-county.html.csp">Where to watch fireworks on Pioneer Day</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T21:11:40.693-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County Native American Celebration Time: Event starts at 7 a.m.; Fireworks at 10 p.m. Location: Liberty Park, 600 E. 1300 South Utah Pioneer Days at West Jordan Time: 10 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South Butlerville Days Time: 9:45 p.m. Location: Butler Park, 7500 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights Salt Lake Bees vs. Reno Aces Time: Game starts at 6:35 p.m., fireworks to follow Location: Smith’s Mobile Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South Real Salt Lake vs. Mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216239@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:11:40 MDT Vernal police investigate fireworks-related injuries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156635-78/police-fireworks-vernal-injuries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156635-78/police-fireworks-vernal-injuries.html.csp">Vernal police investigate fireworks-related injuries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T21:40:45.937-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vernal police confirmed Monday that they are investigating a Fourth of July incident in which lit fireworks exploded within a crowd, causing minor injuries to two adults and a child. Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell said officers were looking into whether fireworks were deliberately tossed or fired into a group of people celebrating at Vernal City Park. The injured were treated at the scene by medical personnel and released. Police ask anyone with information on those responsible to call V...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156635@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:40:45 MDT Fourth of July activities in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58108463-78/july-friday-fireworks-tickets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58108463-78/july-friday-fireworks-tickets.html.csp">Fourth of July activities in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T20:16:31.924-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wild Wednesday - Red, White, and Blue: A Special Independence Day Program Join Ogden Nature Center for a special Independence Day program and learn some interesting facts about Bald Eagles with the help of the center’s own Bald Eagle, Des Ta Te. Then go outside and search for things in nature that are Red, White and Blue. Please meet in the Visitor Center. When • Wednesday, July 2, 3:45 p.m. Where • Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden Tickets • $4 Clearfield July 4th Cel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108463@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:16:31 MDT Editorial: Light fireworks if you must, but be careful http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58142408-82/fireworks-utah-areas-displays.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58142408-82/fireworks-utah-areas-displays.html.csp">Editorial: Light fireworks if you must, but be careful</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T15:20:01.71-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 03:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s that time of the year, anticipated with either patriotic enthusiasm or downright dread: fireworks season. As expected, Utah in July will be hot, dry and prone to explosions of fire and gunpowder. Both the weather and the propensity toward public displays of pyrotechnics are seasonal, and both can be dangerous. So it’s just common sense to be prepared in order to lessen the possibilities for human injury and property damage. The argument could be made that the Utah Legislature should simply...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142408@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:20:01 MDT Letter: UTA should add, not cut, holiday service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138566-82/service-uta-holidays-add.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138566-82/service-uta-holidays-add.html.csp">Letter: UTA should add, not cut, holiday service</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:02.871-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">UTA service should not halt all service on holidays such as Independence Day, Labor Day, and Memorial Day, which are associated with increased drinking. It makes no sense to not offer this basic alternative to driving. The Denver area even offers expanded and free service on New Years Eve. The only other option for people coming in from afar are cabs, which are expensive and few and far between. Offering transit services would go a long way to encourage people to be safe and responsible. The S-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138566@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:02 MDT Red Cross offers July 4th safety steps for travel, grilling and fireworks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138626-78/fireworks-grill-safety-cross.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138626-78/fireworks-grill-safety-cross.html.csp">Red Cross offers July 4th safety steps for travel, grilling and fireworks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T15:19:00.904-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants to make sure people know how to stay safe while enjoying the holiday,” said Heidi Ruster Utah Region CEO. • HIGHWAY SAFETY Millions of people will be on the highways over the Fourth of July ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138626@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:19:00 MDT Video shows Bees fireworks from where they fire off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58100160-226/fireworks-shows-lantis-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58100160-226/fireworks-shows-lantis-safety.html.csp">Video shows Bees fireworks from where they fire off</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T10:24:27.522-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 10:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ever wondered what it would be like to watch fireworks from where the professionals are launching them? Wonder no more. Dusty Baird, one of the spotters for Lantis Fireworks and Lasers, which put on the show after Saturday’s Salt Lake Bees game, captured the spectacle with a GoPro camera. The approximately 10-minute video was uploaded to Youtube Sunday. The pyrotechnics crew mounted the camera between the racks and kept a safe distance while the GoPro operated on its own. No one should physicall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58100160@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:24:27 MDT SLC budget: Raises and fireworks – yes; tax hike – no http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58053454-78/budget-council-raises-fireworks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58053454-78/budget-council-raises-fireworks.html.csp">SLC budget: Raises and fireworks – yes; tax hike – no</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T10:58:06.609-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Employees will get a 3 percent pay raise – the first in six years – but property taxes won’t go up. Those were among the high points Tuesday evening as the Salt Lake City Council adopted a $229 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The council did raise property taxes last year, overriding a veto by Mayor Ralph Becker. That 13 percent increase, equivalent to $8 million, was ostensibly for road and park maintenance and upgrades. But it appears to have helped fund employee raises th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58053454@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:58:06 MDT Salt Lake City councilman not sold on Becker’s fireworks cuts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018383-78/fireworks-budget-becker-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018383-78/fireworks-budget-becker-july.html.csp">Salt Lake City councilman not sold on Becker’s fireworks cuts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T22:35:10.55-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A proposal to cut funding for holiday fireworks displays in Salt Lake City’s $229 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year is largely a “symbolic gesture,” Councilman Kyle LaMalfa said Monday. Appearing on Trib Talk, the live-streamed current events program at www.sltrib.com, LaMalfa said he would not support erasing all funding for fireworks displays on July 4 at Jordan Park and July 24 at Liberty Park. Still, he said, there are other ways to celebrate the holidays, including food. The other...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58018383@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:35:10 MDT Salt Lake City Council pondering fireworks, golf, fire station http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58007703-90/budget-com-council-course.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58007703-90/budget-com-council-course.html.csp">Salt Lake City Council pondering fireworks, golf, fire station</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T11:13:46.218-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Council members face a few decisions before finalizing a budget for the year that begins July 1. • Do they go along with Mayor Ralph Becker’s proposal not to spend $25,000 — a drop in his $229 million budget plan — for summer fireworks at Liberty and Jordan parks as a symbolic gesture for air quality? • Do they shut down an infrequently used fire station west of Salt Lake City International Center just as the airport begins a major renovation that boosts the potential for an indus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58007703@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:13:46 MDT Editorial: City fireworks shows should go on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007875-82/fireworks-shows-becker-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007875-82/fireworks-shows-becker-mayor.html.csp">Editorial: City fireworks shows should go on</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T12:04:49.986-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mayor Ralph Becker is all about air quality. It was the sole topic of his most recent State of the City Address. It is behind his emphasis on bicycle lanes and mass transit. So it is consistent with the Salt Lake City mayor’s general policy statements that he would put a budget cut where his mouth is and move to cancel funding for a pair of this summer’s big fireworks shows. Becker’s proposed budget, to be the subject of a City Council hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, would remove the $2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58007875@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:04:49 MDT Behind the Headlines: Oktoberfest, SLC fireworks, gay marriage and LGBT Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58002604-231/sltrib-com-gay-fireworks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58002604-231/sltrib-com-gay-fireworks.html.csp">Behind the Headlines: Oktoberfest, SLC fireworks, gay marriage and LGBT Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T12:23:28.244-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says Snowbird’s Oktoberfest may not get a permit to serve beer. Salt Lake City considers a fireworks ban in the name of air quality. Sen. Orrin Hatch says gay marriage is inevitable. LGBT Mormons gather to share their experiences. And LDS women pushing for the priesthood take a strategic turn. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune editorial writer George Pyle, government editor Dan Harrie and reporters Mike Gorrell and Peggy Fletcher Stack join Jennifer Napie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58002604@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 12:23:28 MDT Letter: Ban fireworks? What about fire pits? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57990117-82/fireworks-issue-fire-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57990117-82/fireworks-issue-fire-mayor.html.csp">Letter: Ban fireworks? What about fire pits?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T08:01:27.086-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has proposed the elimination of fireworks at Liberty Park and Jordan Park. He calls it a symbolic measure to help with air pollution. What about allowing all of the other fireworks at every event in the city? Remember when baseball used to have fireworks only once a year? I contacted the mayor’s office shortly after he took office with the issue of fire pits and pollution. They stated that the issue was being studied and they would have a statement in the near f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57990117@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 08:01:27 MDT