A Fourth of July reminder: it is not legal for an individual to discharge fireworks in the Methow Valley.
Okanogan County has already banned the discharge of fireworks in any unincorporated part of the county unless a permit is issued by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office.
In Twisp, personal fireworks are banned in city parks, and the town follows the county’s burn ban.
On Friday (July 2), Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody signed an executive order banning discharge of fireworks in the town of Twisp.
In Winthrop, fireworks are illegal to sell or discharge for the Fourth of July. Fireworks sales and discharge are allowed for a short period leading up to New Year’s Eve.
Fireworks can be discharged in areas where it is legal during set times from June 28 to July 5. M-80s, M-100s and homemade fireworks are illegal in Washington.