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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a nonprofit that organizes an annual rodeo and carnival in Greeley has been violating state liquor laws for years.

The Greeley Tribune reported earlier this week that the investigation involving Greeley Independence Stampede Inc. may put the organization’s ability to serve alcohol at this year’s weeklong rodeo and entertainment event by the same name at risk.

According to a summary of the Greeley Police Department’s investigation into the nonprofit, the Stampede may have violated six state laws, regulations or municipal codes since 2006.

Greeley Stampede General Manager Justin Watada says the problems have been corrected.

The organization has applied for special events permit, but it will need to go through a more formal hearing process since it’s under investigation.

Watada doesn’t think the organization will lose its ability to serve alcohol.


Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co,