Steamboat briefs: Parker Temple is named Corpsmember of the Year

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Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps member Parker Temple was named Corpsmember of the Year during the annual Youth Corps awards ceremony Monday at the state Capitol, according to a news release.

Parker, 15, was selected for the award because of his energy, enthusiasm and his positive influence on his crew, the release stated.

“Parker was happy to be a part of CYC every day, and he shared his knowledge and positive attitude with the crew,” Parker’s crew leaders commented in his evaluation. “Parker is an asset and a leader. He is the ideal CYC crew member.”

Parker is a freshman at Steamboat Springs High School and plans to attend college after graduation in 2016.

Nine others across the state also received the award.

Community Agriculture Alliance receives grant

The Community Agriculture Alliance, which promotes agriculture in the Yampa Valley, has been awarded $25,000 through Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s Snowball Community Grant program, according to a news release.

The mission of the Agriculture Alliance is to preserve the agricultural heritage of the Yampa Valley. 

“Recognizing that this year is the resort’s 50th anniversary, the long-term, close-knit tie between ranching and skiing made the Community Agriculture Alliance a deserving recipient,” Ski Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Diamond said in the release.

A reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Mountain View Foyer at The Steamboat Grand.

Through Snowball Community Grant program, funds are awarded to an area nonprofit each spring for a total of $125,000 in the past five years. Past recipients include Integrated Community, Routt County 4-H, Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado, First Impressions of Routt County, Jeffrey Allen Dye Suicide Prevention Project Endowment, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, Steamboat Springs Booster Club, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, Partners in Routt County, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Steamboat Mental Health, Yampatika, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, LIFT-UP of Routt County, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, Horizons Specialized Services, Strings Music Festival, U.S. Ski Team and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Federal grazing fees this year stay same from 2012

Federal grazing fees this year will be $1.35 per animal unit month for Bureau of Land Management land and $1.35 per head month for U.S. Forest Service land, according to a news release. The fees are unchanged from 2012.

The fees apply to about 18,000 grazing permits and leases administered by BLM and more than 8,000 permits administered by the Forest Service in 16 western states, including Colorado, according to the release.

BLM offers 88,578 acres for oil and gas lease sale

The Bureau of Land Management will offer 151 parcels totaling 88,578 acres in Colorado for an oil and natural gas lease sale Feb. 14, according to a news release.

The lease sale includes parcels within the Little Snake Field Office, which includes Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties.

Colorado receives 49 percent of the proceeds of each lease sale. The lease sale will be held at 9 a.m. at the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St. in Lakewood.

For more information, visit www.blm.gov/co.

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