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December 16, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Hillcrest Gets Council Go Ahead for Beer & Wine
(2008-04-17)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: If you're a golfer, you may soon be able to enjoy your favorite local brew, or even a glass of wine, while playing at Hillcrest.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: It's often said, golf is the only sport you can play, while smoking a cigar and having a beer.
3.2 beer has been allowed at Durango's Hillcrest Golf Course for years.
A request to allow regular beer, including local brews as well as win, to be served both in the clubhouse and from a cart touring the course, was before city councilors Tuesday.
It brought numerous questions of caution from councilors.
Leigh Meigs questioned Golf Pro John Vickers about whether driving a golf cart with an open container violated state law.
MEIGS: CAN YOU DRIVE THE LITTLE VEHICLES.
VICKERS: YES.
MEIGS: SO DESPITE STATE LAW YOU'RE ALLOWED TO HAVE AN OPEN CONTAINER IN THE VEHICLE.
VICKERS: THAT GOLF CART IS NOT CONSIDERED A MOTORIZED VEHICLE.
MEIGS: UNDER STATE LAW?
VICKERS: CORRECT.
MEIGS: I SEE.
Councilor Michael Rendon said he was unaware beer has been sold on the course for the last 15 years.
RENDON: SINCE THERE'S NOT POLICE HERE, HAS THERE BEEN PROBLEMS WITH EXCESSIVE DRINKING ON THE GOLF COURSE.
After receiving assurances there have been no alcohol related problems at the course, Councilors voted unanimously to allow regular beer and wine, clearing the way for course operators to seek the appropriate liquor license.
By comparison, Farmington owned Pinon Hills doesn't have a liquor license and thus can't offer beer or wine.
Privately owned Dalton Ranch does offer alcohol service.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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