Wanted: Indian reservation liquor store operator

Worley, Idaho (AP) November 2010
The state of Idaho is looking for somebody to run a liquor store in a town on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation.

Worley has had a contract liquor store since 2001, but those who ran it are resigning.

So the Idaho State Liquor Division is looking for somebody to step in.

Agency director Jeff Anderson says he’ll “award the contract to who we feel is the most capable of responsibly offering the product.”

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports Anderson’s agency is taking applications for a new contractor to sell alcohol on the Indian reservation.

If nobody steps forward, Worley could go without, making the nearest state store roughly 30 miles away in Coeur d’Alene.

The store has had annual revenue of about $500,000.