At last week's county commission meeting, a request from a local liquor retailer for a variance to allow sales of liquor during selected 24-hour periods during the year was denied.
The request came from the owners of The Elbow Room at Lake DeSmet to remain open 24 hours on May 26, July 4 and December 31 of this year.
According to County Attorney Ken DeCock, the commission could not allow just one liquor establishment to remain open during the requested times, but must approve the request and allow all liquor licensees in the county to be open during the same periods.
He said the Wyoming Liquor Commission allows up to four days per year for liquor establishments to remain open 24 hours, at the discretion and approval of the local liquor license controlling entities.
That prompted discussions among the commissioners on the possible repercussions, and Delbert Eitel was concerned with allowing the variance.
After discussions, the commission voted to deny the request and not allow the variance.