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Voters soundly defeated a proposal to forbid smoking in bars and private clubs.
Four establishments in town currently allow smoking: The Moose Lodge, the American Legion, Ernie’s Old Time Saloon and the Pioneer Bar.
Supporters of extending the ban to those places said it would protect employees and patrons.
But many of those employees, including bartenders at Ernie’s and the P-Bar, said they opposed the measure. Business owners and the Chamber of Commerce also came out against it.
59 percent of voters agreed with them, and the measure failed.
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