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July Fourth passes peacefully

Nik Dirga, Sierra Sun

After several years’ absence, a July Fourth tradition returned to Donner Lake with the revival of the annual fireworks show.

The show went smoothly, said Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District General Manager Steve Randall.

“We couldn’t have asked for anything better,” said Randall. “It turned out to be a family day, which is what we were trying to create.”

Approximately 5,000 tickets were sold for the locals-only event, said Randall, who said plans to hold another fireworks show next year are already in the works.

The busy July Fourth holiday and weekend were relatively peaceful despite the crowds, said Todd Kettwig, public affairs officer for the Truckee California Highway Patrol office.

“All in all it was a very uneventful Fourth of July weekend,” said Kettwig. “We were very happy with the results.”

Various illegal fireworks violations and minor vehicle accidents were reported, but no major incidents.

“It was really nice to see how good people were,” said Kettwig.


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