Fire Department to celebrate New Year by lighting up the sky

Telephones may fail, the heat might get cut off and lights may flicker, but this New's Year's Eve celebration offers something special. Despite predicted problems, people across the world will be ringing in the first new year of a new millennium something no one alive will experience again.

To celebrate the importance of the changing of the calendar, the Craig Rural Fire Protection District will hold a millennium fireworks display at midnight Dec. 31.

Fireworks will be set off from the practice field at Moffat County High School.

Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Roy Mason warns people the display won't be long and not comparable to a Fourth of July display. It's just something small to celebrate the new year, he said.

The department spent $2,000 on the display, money provided from community donations. That money will buy more than 500 shells and will provide for a grand finale with one display that says "Happy New Year 2000."

Fire/Rescue Capt. Kyle Schanck said the display could last for seconds, but encourages community members to see the display.

People are encouraged to park on Ninth Street, Finley Lane or the top parking lot of the high school to see the display.

"We appreciate all contributions from the public and we hope they can see fit to do it in the future," Schanck said.

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