Activists impacting beer deliveries to Whiteclay

High Plains Budweiser owner Jeff Scheinost says he is working on getting a better communication network with law enforcement so he doesn't have to waste money sending a delivery truck to Whiteclay when there are issues with protesters.

A truck from the Scottsbluff beer distributor approached the Whiteclay area Tuesday, but turned around and came back to Scottsbluff after the employees found out there were activists waiting to confront the truck. The activists vandalized stores in Whiteclay that provide alcohol, forcing law enforcement to respond and disperse the protesters.

Scheinost says he will talk to the Whiteclay retailers and law enforcement before deciding to make another delivery effort later this week.

Scheinost says he knows the activists causing problems in Whiteclay are not Native Americans from the Pine Ridge Indian reservations, but protesters from an organized group. Scheinost says he knows it is difficult to police Whiteclay. But he says arrests or something else needs to be done so he doesn't have to worry about the welfare of his employees when making deliveries.

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