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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Wet or Dry, You Still Can't Get a Drink in Orchard City

In November, residents in Orchard City, Colo., voted resoundingly to end a ban on alcohol sales in the town, located 170 miles west of Denver. It was the last completely dry town in Colorado.

The vote authorizes the town to issue licenses to sell alcohol to restaurants and liquor stores, but not to bars or taverns. The Orchard City Board of Trustees must establish rules for alcohol sales, but since no one has applied for a liquor license the town leaders are not exactly feeling pressured to push forward with drawing up the regulations.

It may take sometime before the thirst of the town's 3,000 residents is quenched.

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