9-year-old boy trying to get rid of snowball fight ban in Severance

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SEVERANCE, Colo. — A northern Colorado boy is trying to get rid of his town’s ban on snowball fights and officials are wondering what took so long.

Severance assistant to the town administrator and the communications manager Kyle Rietkerk told The Greeley Tribune that snowballs are defined as “missiles.”

Officials think throwing them has been illegal since the town’s founding nearly a century ago even though the ban isn’t enforced.

When elementary students visit town hall, he says the mayor and town board members tell them about the law and also say they have the power to change it.

Dane Best, 9, is the first one to try. He is scheduled to present his list of reasons at Monday night’s town board meeting.

Last month, he told board members his little brother would be the target of his first legal snowball.

Severance has about 3,000 residents and is about 15 miles east of Fort Collins.

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