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Compiled by Patrick Parkinson

Officials in Oakley are accepting applications for two seats on the Oakley Planning Commission. The seats are being vacated by Alton Frazier and Amy Regan.

Those interested in applying should contact the city at 783-5734 before Nov. 30.

Osguthorpes nominated for conservation award

Members of the Osguthorpe family who own Red Pine Land and Livestock in Summit County have been nominated to receive the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award.

The award is presented by the Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemen’s Association and Western AgCredit.

"Year after year, the finalists in Utah are exceptional stewards of the land, water and wildlife that are part of their ranches," Sand County Foundation President Brent Haglund said in a prepared statement. "The Leopold Conservation Award serves as an annual reminder of the tremendous work Utah ranchers are doing for agriculture and conservation."

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The award, which is named in honor of conservationist Aldo Leopold, includes $10,000 and a Leopold crystal. The award is presented in seven states to private landowners who practice responsible land stewardship and management.

Other Utah nominees are from Box Elder, Kane and Carbon counties. The winner will be announced Nov. 19 at the Utah Farm Bureau annual meeting in Layton.

"Utah’s farmers and ranchers have a long history of land preservation and a deep commitment to preserving Utah’s natural resources," Utah Farm Bureau Federation President Leland Hogan said in a prepared statement. "As stewards of the land we want to ensure that history continues well into the future."