SAFE & SANE

Although persistent drought conditions prompted Sierra County Commis-sioners and area municipal leaders to once again enact tight restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks for the Fourth of July, a wide range of pyrotechnics are still available for purchase throughout the community. Local stands are prohibited from selling designated aerial and ground audible devices, but are well stocked with enticing assortments of legal items to sure to enhance informal celebrations. As always, area residents and visitors are encouraged to practice caution when engaging in the use of permitted fireworks. Everyone is also reminded that area law enforcement and fire department authorities will…