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Public input sought on bar closing times

Council considers request to rescind order mandating early Sunday closure

About a year ago, Moorcroft approved an ordinance mandating 10 p.m. early closure of all bars on Sundays as per the Wyoming Liquor Division recommendations. With the current relaxation on the early curfew by the state, Deere Haven recently sent a letter to the town’s governing body requesting a variance of said law, allowing them to stay open until 2 a.m.

Recognizing the likelihood of Dewey’s Place following Deere Haven’s example and seeking exemption, the council is considering simply rescinding the ordinance.

However, the governing body is divided in their outlook. Mayor Dick Claar stated, “...

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