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6. I have no idea about the legality locally, but we are in catastrophic drought conditions
Mon Jul 5, 2021, 12:23 AM
Jul 2021

here in northern New Mexico. I've been listening to fireworks for three hours now, as well as the past several days and probably the next several.

I did call the local police about an hour ago, and was told they are patrolling and warning citizens about the current fireworks ban. Well, no cops showed up in my neighborhood, and I guess I should be happy that no fires seem to have been started. I'm furious at the carelessness of my neighbors. They're apparently blissfully unaware of the drought and the danger of what they are doing.

I also have a cat, adopted last year, who is terrified of the firework noises. She's not cuddly or affectionate, and so it's almost impossible to soothe her right now. I know lots of other DUers have cats or dogs who are likewise terrified of the fireworks.

I did write a letter to the editor of my local newspaper about a half hour ago. It will be interesting to see if it shows up in tomorrow's print edition. And yes, I subscribe to the local newspaper. I have on friend here who makes fun of me for that, but without it there's a lot of things I'd know nothing about. Hooray for local newspapers!

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