DENVER -- There is a proposal working its way around the Colorado Legislature to let bars stay open until 7 a.m.
The idea is to prevent some of the violence and other problems in places like Denver's lower Downtown and central Broadway areas.
Officials say the problem is that the bars currently close at 2 a.m. and in places where there is a high concentration of drinking establishments, everyone pours out onto the streets at the same time after having a few drinks.
Fights happen and it's hard for police to keep a watch over.
Supporters of the idea of letting bars stay open longer say that spreading out closing times could prevent some of the violent problems.