During the strategic planning session for the annual 4th of July Fireworks over Eagle Nest Lake sponsored by the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce, it was determined to postpone the 2011 4th of July Fireworks because of extreme fire danger. The overriding concern is for the safety of our visitors, residents and neighboring communities. Those attending the planning session included representatives of the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce, Village of Eagle Nest, Eagle Nest Volunteer Fire Department, Moreno Valley Fire Department, Angel Fire Fire Department, Colfax County Sheriff’s Department, NM State Parks, and several concerned citizens. After viewing a slide show showing conditions at the fireworks staging area and extensive discussion concerning the problems/hazards created by drawing possibly thousands of spectators, the decision was unanimous – discharging fireworks under the present extremely dry conditions would pose unreasonable danger to property and life. There remains an extreme fire danger throughout the Moreno Valley, and the threat of wildfire will remain extremely high until significant rainfall arrives.
The other festivities to include the annual Fireman’s Barbeque, the Parade at 2:00 pm, the Native American Expo, Vendors in the Park, The Junior Chamber Fair and Dance, the Kite Festival at the Eagle Nest Lake State Park will all continue and everyone is invited.
Village of Eagle Nest