BLOOMFIELD — Tonight, the Bloomfield City Council will discuss whether alcohol can be sold in Riverwalk Park for the upcoming Fireball Run celebration.

The city of Bloomfield is one of eight cities featured in an online-only film series to begin filming this fall.

The 2013 Fireball Run trivia-game-and-car-race series is billed as the "most epic adventurally in America," involving 40 driving teams that travel more than 2,500 miles, starting in Longmont, Colo., and crossing the finish line in Riverside, Calif. Driving teams will descend on Bloomfield on Sept. 23.

Arnold Montoya, owner of the Wooden Nickel, a package liquor store and bar at 900 W. Broadway Ave., would be the city's go-to business to sell liquor at the event.

"We're the only business in town to do it," Montoya said. "We have a 'canopy' or 'picnic' license for it, but with council approval, we still need a state permit."

The state's Alcohol and Gaming division issues special dispenser permits -- sometimes called "picnic licenses," for special events -- which Montoya's business has.

Also included on the agenda for the meeting is possible funding to rehabilitate two of the city's potable water tanks, purchasing new computer software for the finance department and amending city code regarding pets at local events on city property.

Bloomfield City Council meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 915 N. First St. in Bloomfield.

The public can give their input for five minutes per resident.

For more information, contact City Clerk Jamie Turrentine at 505-632-6304, or go to bloomfieldnm.com.



James Fenton covers Aztec and Bloomfield for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4631 and jfenton@daily-times.com. Follow him @fentondt on Twitter.