Results of alcohol compliance checks

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WESTERN NEBRASKA, Neb. (KNEP) Nebraska State Patrol commends thirty-six businesses who did not sell alcohol to minors during their alcohol compliance checks. The compliance check is part of the Panhandle Prevention Coalition's comprehensive plan to prevent underage drinking.

The press release stated "Panhandle Public Health District is working together to improve the health, safety and quality of life for all who live, learn, work and play in the Panhandle. Our vision is that we are a healthier and safer Panhandle Community. "

Officers with the assistance of youth ages 17- 20, completed forty-three checks at a variety of stores that sell alcohol throughout Deuel, Box Butte, Morrill, and Cheyenne County.

Compliance checks are supported in whole or part, by federal or state funds.

Here is a list of all of the businesses that passed, and did not sell alcohol to minors:

• Chimney Rock Golf Course – 7366 Road 108, Bayard
• Panhandle Cooperative Association – 102 West 5 Street, Bridgeport
• Thrifty’s Gas & Liquor #3 – 105 Bell Road, Bridgeport
• Frankies Bar-N-Grill – 909 Main Street, Bridgeport
• The Twisted Spur – 533 & 537 Main Street, Bayard
• Bayard Tiger Paws – 144 Main Street, Bayard
• Pizza Hut of Sidney – 572 Glover Road, Sidney
• Two J’s Too Liquor – 576 Glover Road, Sidney
• Safeway 2555– 1944 Illinois Street, Sidney
• Two J’s Liquor – 1500 Illinois Street, Sidney
• Git N Split – 1145 Illinois Street, Sidney
• Thrifty’s Gas & Liquor #2 – 675 Sidney Chase Blvd, Sidney
• Walmart 5170 – 3001 Silverberg Drive, Sidney
• Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant – 3070 Silverberg Drive, Sidney
• City of Chappell Golf Course – 1240 Road 167, Chappell
• Flying J Travel Center– 109 Circle Road, Big Springs
• Toot’s Bar & Grill– 710 2nd St, Chappell
• Big Springs Truck & Travel– 100 Frontage Rd, Big Springs
• The Rusty Bucket– 857 2nd St, Chappell
• Burgie’s, 145 Vincent Ave– Chappell
• Chappell Super Foods– 726 2nd St, Chappell
• Pizza Hut of Alliance – 707 Flack Avenue, Alliance
• Terry’s Corner – 1639 W 3 Street, Alliance
• Maverick – 1640 W 3 Street, Alliance
• J&J’s Pit Stop – 1308 W 3 Street, Alliance
• Git N Split – 611 W 3 Street, Alliance
• Kloch Liquor – 301 W 3 Street, Alliance
• Nick’s Gas & Liquor – 224 East 3rd Street, Alliance
• Alliance Grocery Kart – 207 E 3 Street, Alliance
• Safeway #549 – 500 E 3rd Street, Alliance
• Shopko Hometown 694 – 312 Flack Street, Alliance
• KC’s Short Stop – 2420 Box Butte Ave, Alliance
• Rap’s Video & Liquor – 814-16 Box Butte Ave, Hemingford
• Sandhillers Bar – 207 Box Butte Ave, Alliance
• The Gathering Spot – 213 Box Butte Ave, Alliance
• Players Sports Bar – 209 Box Butte Ave, Alliance

Regrettably, seven of the businesses checked failed to comply with the law and sold to the underage buyers.

Those businesses are:

• Trading Post – 1121 “N” Street, Bridgeport
• Sonny’s Super Foods – 310 Main Street, Bridgeport
• Fat Dogs Sidney – 3070 Silverberg Drive, Sidney
• The Post – 1020 Old Post Road, Sidney
• Alta Convenience #6232 – 440 East Illinois Street, Sidney
• Pump & Pantry– 981 2nd Street, Chappell
• Gus’s Bar – 721 Box Butte Ave, Hemingford

All of the businesses that were checked have been notified of the results. This training helps prevent the sale of alcohol to minors. Providing alcohol to minors is a Class I misdemeanor in Nebraska. Adults who provide alcohol to minors can receive a $1000 fine and jail time, or both.

Nebraska State Patrol offers training courses dedicated to teaching responsible and safe alcohol service. Alcohol safety classes are offered in all of the areas where compliance checks were conducted.

The next alcohol safety class offered by NSP is February 6th. For more information on the retailer’s trainings, go to http://www.panhandlepartnership.com/training-academy.html.

For additional information visit panhandlepreventioncoalition.org