Friday, August 17, 2012

New, public pavilion opened in Carey

Pioneers Alliance provides aerial tour of conservation areas


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

Dozens of people gathered for the dedication of the Boyd L. Stocking Memorial Pavilion Saturday in Carey. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson cut the ribbon to officially open the facility. Courtesy photo

A group of Idaho politicians, conservationists and community leaders gathered at the Carey Fairgrounds on Saturday to dedicate the Boyd L. Stocking Memorial Pavilion.

The pavilion features a large covered meeting area. Public amenities also include two showers, picnic tables and a tent camping area.

The late Boyd Stocking, a lifelong resident of Carey, was a longtime employee of the Little Wood River Irrigation District, which dedicated $30,000 worth of construction materials for the pavilion.

"Boyd was loved by everyone in the community," said Vonnie Olson, Carey City councilwoman and chair of the Carey Economic Revitalization Group. "This was truly a community led project."

Opening statements at the dedication came from Carey City Council members Dustin Colton and Vonnie Olson, and Jim Peterson of the Little Wood Irrigation District.

Keynote speakers included Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson as well as Blaine County Commissioners Angenie McCleary and Larry Schoen.

<

The Pioneers Alliance, City of Carey and the Carey Economic Revitalization Group, as well as several private donations, also provided support for the pavilion.

The Pioneers Alliance is a cooperative effort by ranchers, local residents, conservationists and public lands managers to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon landscape of south-central Idaho.

The Pioneers Alliance began the day with an aerial tour showcasing the Pioneers-Craters area. Following was a discussion of key issues and projects in the area. The tour was attended by landowners and representatives of various agencies with a stake in Pioneers Alliance land management projects.

Tony Evans:  HYPERLINK "mailto:kwutz@mtexpress.com" tevans@mtexpress.com




About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of mtexpress.com and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads



 Local Weather 
Search archives:


Copyright © 2020 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.