Record Numbers of Coloradans Are Crossing the Wyoming Border to Buy Illegal Fireworks
It’s almost Independence Day, and for many Coloradans, that means a trip to Wyoming to buy illegal fireworks. That is, it’s time to buy fireworks that are illegal in Colorado, but legal in Wyoming.
In fact, this fact so well-known to everyone that Wyoming officials don’t even try to hide the fact. This can be seen in the fact that fireworks stores selling these illegal fireworks are a mere two-minute drive from the border and among the first structures one will encounter driving north on I-25 from northern Colorado. There in the middle of the prairie, between Cheyenne and the Colorado border, there is little to see other than an RV park and some enormous fireworks shops.
And what do Coloradans do with these fireworks after buying them?
The local Fox affiliate reports:
Much of what shoppers find at the Wyoming stores are illegal in Colorado, but that does not dissuade Coloradans from making the drive north to spend money.
Recently, across the Denver metro, there have been nightly illegal fireworks shows.
This is true every year, but the use of illegal fireworks may be even more widespread this year after last year’s experience:
On July 4 of 2020, every fireworks show in metro Denver—and probably also statewide—had been cancelled. The result of this was something that officials probably did not anticipate. With no official fireworks shows to attend, Coloradans appar
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