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Fireworks, cannon OK'd for football games

Sep 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

A blast will follow each score made by Riverton High School.

Spectators at this year's Riverton High School football games will be treated to the fire and thunder of fireworks during home games at the Wolverine sports complex.

The Riverton City Council on Tuesday approved the displays of fireworks. RHS administration completed the required application.

The use of a cannon blast following each RHS score also was approved and requested by Doc Holloway. Mayor Ron Warpness asked about the intensity of the cannon and was told the volume can be adjusted.

In a letter, the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department confirmed its support.

Firefighters will see that proper safety precautions are taken and will be prepared to respond if necessary.

"We would love to have both of those opportunities," said Jeremy Hill, the activities director for the district.

Council member Mary Ellen Christensen asked if any complaints have been made from past fireworks displays during games. Hill responded no, adding that many positive comments were received.

"It brought something different to the stadium," Hill said.

The school will be using the same type of fireworks used last year, provided by World Class Fireworks.