ACE funds being used in Broken Bow, Sidney

The Cities of Broken Bow and Sidney in Nebraska recently designated their ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy) distribution funds for projects in their respective communities.

Broken Bow designated its revenue ACE funds to the Broken Bow Spirit Fastpitch Softball program. The funds will be used to purchase a new backstop for the community softball field.

Sidney, Neb., is using its ACE funds to upgrade the deck at Camp Lookout, which is the oldest original building in Sidney.

The building was built in 1867 to house soldiers from Fort Sedgwick, Colo., who set up an outpost along Lodgepole Creek to protect railroad workers expanding the Union Pacific railroad.

Earlier this year ACE returned $200,000 to its Nebraska member communities. Each community designates how their respective funds will be used. Since ACE’s formation in 1998, ACE has returned more than $3.5 million to its member communities.