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A Wild West Fourth in Silverton!
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Posted on June 30 2011, 9:37am by Mark Esper in Local News category
2,700 rounds to be launched in fireworks extravaganza Monday night!
COMPLETE FOURTH OF JULY GUIDE in this week's Silverton Standard
Shooter Mitchum, portrayed by Pete McKay, rode into town and was
causing trouble on Blair Street again on Friday. It will be happening
all weekend long at precisely 5:30 p.m., when the Silverton Gunfighters
Association opens fire at the corner of 12th and Blair to the delight of
audiences. Behind McKay is gunfighter Dean Miller. Photo by David Emory
Silverton firefighters are preparing to fire off 2,700 rounds in their Fourth of July fireworks show Monday night in the largest fireworks blast on the Western Slope of Colorado.
Fire Chief Gilbert Archuleta said the show will be starting around 9:30 or 9:45 p.m.
“It depends on the cloud cover,” Archuleta said.
Then, at an average of every half second, a round will be fired into the air for about 30 minutes.
The show includes several 10-inch shells that should provide plenty of boom and sparkle. 
Archuleta said donations from the public are being sought to cover the cost of the spectacular show. 

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