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4th of July Fireworks Show – Rio Rancho, NM

Written by Mark T Fiedler - The Mark and Sheila Team
July 22nd, 2013

Each year the City of Rio Rancho goes all out to produce a 1st class fireworks show for the 4th of July. The location has changed from year to year as housing development has spread… You wouldn’t want them to launch high explosives right over your home, would you? Anyway, this year the prime public viewing location was at Rio Rancho High School – both on the field and from the stands. In addition to the folks brave enough to sit on metal stadium bleachers as a thunderstorm threatened, there were hundreds more in the hills surrounding the facility watching from their parked cars and trucks, or from home balconies and rooftops for miles. The lightning flashes were sometimes just as spectacular as the fireworks, and happened to be pretty much in the same direction of view from the stadium. We’ve preserved about 3/4 of the entire show here, so it’ll be just like you were there… Enjoy!