Boy gets town to over­turn ban on snow­ball fights

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

A9-year-old boy has con­vinced the lead­ers of a small north­ern Colorado town to over­turn a nearly cen­tury-old ban on snow­ball fights, and he al­ready knows who his first tar­get will be — his lit­tle brother. Dane Best, who lives in the of­ten snowswept town of Sev­er­ance, pre­sented his ar­gu­ments at a town board meet­ing on Mon­day night, and mem­bers voted unan­i­mously to lift the ban. “I think it’s an out­dated law,” Dane said in the lead-up to the meet­ing. “I want to be able to throw a snow­ball with­out get­ting in trou­ble.” Dane’s mother, Brooke Best, told The Gree­ley Tri­bune that her son had been talk­ing about snow­balls since he found out about a month and a half ago that it was il­le­gal to throw them within town lim­its. The last time it snowed, Dane said he and his friends looked around for po­lice and joked about break­ing the law. Kyle Ri­etk­erk, as­sis­tant to the Sev­er­ance town ad­min­is­tra­tor, said the rule was part of a larger or­di­nance that made it il­le­gal to throw or shoot stones or mis­siles at peo­ple, an­i­mals, build­ings, trees, any other pub­lic or pri­vate prop­erty or ve­hi­cles. Snow­balls fell un­der the town’s def­i­ni­tion of “mis­siles.”

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