The Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff's Office and state liquor enforcement agencies are teaming up to make sure alcohol stays out of the hands of youngsters.
In the past week, their efforts have resulted in dozens of summonses to underage drinkers, and some to those providing the alcohol as well.
According to police, last Thursday, officers issued 17 M.I.P.'s (Minor in Possession) and one summons for an adult who provided the teens with alcohol.
Most of the tickets were issued to teens drinking in a parking lot before entering an 18 and up nightclub.
Police say they issued 35 M.I.P.'s last Saturday as well.
Of the 35, 21 came from teens drinking at a house party. The owner of the home is facing charges for disorderly house and providing alcohol.
Police are going to continue the stepped-up enforcement as long as they know there's a problem and they have the funding to continue the increased enforcement.
The extra attention is possible because of the "Enforcing Underage Drinking Law" grant the Grand Junction Police Department received earlier this year.