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Voters to decide future alcohol sales

Voters to decide if they want city of Canyon to remain a dry city or not.

On election day registered Canyon voters will decide the cities future on alcohol sales.

When they head to the polls they will vote on Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 on the ballot.

Proposition 1 is the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.

Proposition 2 outlines the legal sale mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only.

If they both pass the treasurer for Cash for Canyon says the city will be able to project a sizable benfit from extra revenue in the future.

"We anticipate around $240,000 additional revenue to the city as a result plus a lot of additional sales to businesses down here which are currently going up north to Amarillo," said Winston Stahlecker, Cash for Canyon treasurer."

Students at West Texas A&M University who qualify to vote were courted to register and cast their vote on this measure.

"Students for one would like being here a lot more," said Angela Bradley, student. "It will be a lot safer because they would'nt have to drive to Amarillo,"

There has been a vocal opposition to both propositions.

Many believe their passage would be detrimental to the moral environment currently existing in the city limits.

"It's going to depend on people getting out to vote and who gets out and votes," said Gretchen Mercer, city secretary.

Polls open at 7am on election day and will close at 7pm.

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