The fireworks were somewhat better than years past, although some people in Douglas felt that the firework ban did not apply to them. It was quiet until about 8 p.m., then a group up on Nowell Avenue started in. It lasted about a half hour and someone must have told them to stop. About 9 p.m., big booming ones started down the beach and kept up for another half hour or so. I heard that the police and fire department were on duty that night, so they must have been told to stop. It was so nice until midnight until the city fireworks started, then peace and quiet all night from than on. It is the first year that we have had a nice enjoyable 3rd of July. We walked over the bridge the next day to watch the parade and there was no debris all over like years in the past. I still would like Juneau to put it to vote whether we should be allowed to have personal use fireworks on the 3rd. It’s just so bothersome for us in Douglas all night long and totally upsetting for our pets. I know from talking to a lot of our friends that they would like to see it go to a vote.
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