Socorro County and the Village of Magdalena have both lifted their fireworks restrictions, given the recent rainy weather.
On Tuesday night the Socorro County Commissioners rescinded an emergency ordinance that restricted fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county. The emergency ordinance had banned the sale and use of some types of fireworks and limited the use of other types of fireworks due to the extreme drought conditions.
The Commissioners also rescinded a countywide burn ban that had been in place since April.
The Magdalena Village Board of Trustees had passed similar fireworks restrictions two weeks ago, which were also lifted this week.
For those who do not want to set off their own fireworks, the annual Socorro 4th of July celebration will be at the Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex Monday, with a fireworks display from Tech’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center beginning after dark. The free event will also include live music beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing into the evening.
The Village of Magdalena will also have a “Magdalena Old Timers 4th of July Parade” Monday to celebrate the holiday. Lineup for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. in the vacant lot next to the post office. The parade will start at 10 a.m.