Briefs for Sept. 12

Fundraiser brings in $6,000 for Ivers


People had their bats swinging for a good cause over the weekend, raising nearly $6,000 for Steve Ivers, a local youth coach who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Valerie Chavez, one of the tournament's coordinators, is expecting more money to come in by the end of the week.

"We're still getting proceeds from Stockmen's Liquors," Chavez said.

Stockmen's donated 10 percent of their sales from Friday and Saturday to the Ivers' fund.

The softball tournament, held at Loudy Simpson Park, included eight coed teams and six men's teams.

On the coed end, Just Another Ball Team took first place, while Dukes won the men's division.

"The turnout was much better than we hoped for," Chavez said.

This fundraiser was one of many that have been held for Ivers since the diagnosis in June.

Chavez said they were hoping for $5,000. She was very pleased with the proceeds, and hopes the total amount will continue to grow.

FFA hosts pumpkin contest Saturday

The FFA is sponsoring a pumpkin contest Saturday at the Golden Leaf Festival.

The categories will include best FFA pumpkin, roundest, heaviest and orangest. There will also be a public vote for best pumpkin.

For more information, call Lorrae Moon at 824-9586 or Jennifer Stagner at 824-3657.

BLM plans open house on energy development

The Little Snake Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is hosting a public open house scoping meeting to discuss the Hiawatha Regional Energy Development proposal.

The area affected is in southwestern Wyoming and northern Moffat County.

The BLM is asking the public to help identify issues, concerns, and to provide general input on the proposal, which includes the drilling of 4,207 new wells. The proposal estimates that approximately 1,388 of the wells will be located in Colorado.

The open house is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the BLM Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St.

For more information, call project manager Susan Davis at (307) 352-0346 or submit public comment to

USDA seeks public comment on program

The Carbon County Conservation Districts will host a local work group and public meeting to discuss the upcoming 2007 Environmental Quality Incentive Program sign-up and implementation.

They will determine resource priorities for Carbon County and establish the ranking process for 2007 program funds.

Carbon County producers/landowners are invited to attend to provide input on these topics.

The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday at the USDA Service Center, 101 Cypress St., Saratoga.

For additional information, call a local Conservation District Office or NRCS District Conservationist. In Baggs, call (307) 383-2550; Medicine Bow, call (307) 379-2542; Saratoga, call (307) 326-5657.

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