Fireworks shows are popular, and they ought to be. It’s easy to burn though about $1,000 worth of fireworks in a single star-spangled minute. The expense doesn’t keep Douglas County communities from raising the money to put on a good show. “Everybody thinks we ought to blow something up to celebrate the birth of our country,” said Bob Cotterell, a board member of Roseburg Hometown Fireworks, the nonprofit group that organizes the annual fireworks display at Stewart Park. Like organizers of Independence Day events throughout the county, Cotterell takes pride in his city’s explosive display of patriotism. “It’s as good …
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