U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 08/02/11|
Trails Center Foundation Presents Celebrity Chef Cook-Off
The annual Taste of Wyoming Celebrity Chef Cook-Off fund-raiser, to benefit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) Foundation, is set for Saturday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m.
Festivities will be set up under a large tent located outside the Trails Center building.
Celebrity chefs this year are Casper native Goose Sorensen, owner of Solera Restaurant and Wine Bar in Denver, Colo. and award-winning chef Jamey Fader of Denver's LOLA restaurant.
Enjoy fabulous food from 16 of Casper's finest chefs, music by Anastasia's Fault and silent and live auction items including trips to Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica, Africa, and New Zealand. Dress is casual or western.
This year, Trails Center volunteer Jean Smart will provide Dutch oven cooking demonstrations of fine, western cooking of yester year.
Tickets are $70 per person in advance at Merry Peddler, Cadillac Cowgirl, Wind City Books or the Foundation office at the Trails Center, and $75 per person at the door.
For more information, contact Holly Turner at (307) 265-8030.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY82601
|Last updated: 08-02-2011|
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