WY Game and Fish Meetings
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host 2 public meetings to discuss mule deer in the Clarks Fork and Upper Shoshone mule deer herds. The Clarks Fork and Upper Shoshone deer herds are located west of Cody and encompass Deer Hunt Areas 105, 106, 109 and 110-115. "Game and Fish is concerned about the quality of buck hunting and population levels in both of these herds," said Tony Mong, Cody area wildlife biologist. " We invite the public to attend a meeting in Cody or Powell to learn about factors influencing the population, buck numbers and quality and to discuss potential management options Game and Fish is considering." At each meeting, Mong will give a presentation on the current and historic population and harvest dynamics of both herds, and then outline potential management options that could benefit mule deer in these areas. Participants will then have an opportunity to discuss the outlined options and their impact, and provide feedback related to the short-term management of these mule deer herds. "It is imperative we hear from the public as we explore management options for these herds," Mong said. One meeting will be held Tuesday February 19 at 5:30 PM in Heart Mountain Hall at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell and a second meeting on Tuesday, February 26 at 5:30 PM in Grizzly Hall at the Park County Library in Cody. Both meetings will present the same information, and the public is welcome to attend one or both meetings. These meetings will be held in addition to the regularly scheduled season setting meetings in March to discuss potential proposed changes to hunting seasons. At this time, no changes to the seasons affecting these two deer herds are proposed; however, feedback from these meetings could result in a proposed change to the 2019 hunting season which will be discussed during the regular March season setting meeting. (Article from WY Game and Fish Dept)
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center-Winter Programs
February 23, 2019
March 30, 2019
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will host three special programs this winter, each examining a different aspect of the history of the World War II era Japanese American confinement site. The center's Executive Director, Dakota Russell, will present the programs "The People Outside the Fence" on Saturday February 23, and "Wyoming's Japanese American Legacy" on Saturday March 30. All programs will begin at 1PM and are free with museum admission.
The center is located between Cody and Powell on Highway 14A.
Museum admission is $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
For more information, visit our website at www.heartmountain.org
Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball
February 23, 2019
Cody Auditorium-1240 Beck Avenue
The Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball is a rip-snorting cowboy extravaganza of music, dancing, prime rib dinner, gun raffle, silent and live auctions, and Wild West entertainment to which the entire adult community is invited. This event is a major fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus, and net proceeds from the Ball benefit many local charities. For more information, visit our website: www.codykc.org/bbbb.html
36th Annual Northwest College Jazz Festival Concert
February 25, 2019
The 36th Annual Northwest Jazz Festival is a non-competitive performance opportunity for vocal and instrumental jazz groups at all levels of proficiency. For 2 days, high-quality assessment and instruction will be provided by respected jazz educators in a positive and constructive learning environment which encourages young musicians and teachers to grow through camaraderie and musical exchange. A highlight of the festival is the Monday evening concert featuring guest artists; Kate Reid, Brad Leali and the All-Star Trio including: Josh Nelson (piano), Todd Strait (drums) and Clipper Anderson (upright bass). The concert begins at 7PM in the Powell High School Auditorium. The concert tickets cost $28 and can be purchased by calling 307-754-6425 or stopping by Room 16 of the Nelson Performing Arts Center on the NWC Campus.
For more information, call 307-754-6425.
Community Concert Series
February 26, 2019
Community Concert Series presents Five Sax in Cody at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium.
Season tickets for Adults: $60; Students: $20; 12 & under: FREE
Single Performance Tickets for Adults: $20; Students: $5; 12 & under: FREE
For more information call 527-6122
REACH Healthcare Camp
February 26, 20197:30am - 3:00pm
Z-Bar-T Room at CRH Hospital
The primary goal of CRH’s Healthcare Careers Camp is to help middle school students pursue their interest in a future in healthcare by exploring a wide range of career options and learning about important healthcare issues.
This camp is open to middle school students in 7th and 8th grade who have an interest in pursuing careers in healthcare.
Camp tuition is FREE! The Wyoming Department of Health granted funds to Cody Regional Health and because of this, our camp is cost-free to
REACH stands for - Research & Explore Awesome Careers in Healthcare
Hunter's Education Class
WYOMING OUTDOORSMEN will be hosting a Hunter's Education Class at Meeteetse Senior Center March 7th-15th. Enroll at wgfd.wyo.gov or for more information call Bruce at #715-530-1565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Enzi's February Chamber of Commerce Submission (Click here for a link to the article)
Knowing how the new tax law affects your business
By U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
Tax filing season has arrived – and as an accountant, it is the time of year when I usually become a bit more “popular” with my friends. But in case you aren’t lucky enough to have an accountant as a friend, it is important that you know how the new tax law affects your small business.
This is the first filing season after the recent comprehensive tax reform, and the changes impact nearly every taxpayer across the country. If you have not already filed, it could be helpful to know more about the changes and how your business is affected. The IRS has prepared a number of helpful news releases, guides, tutorial videos and webinars to help small businesses navigate the new tax law.
It can be daunting to begin filing your taxes, but a good place to start is the “Tax Reform for Small Business” page on the IRS website. From there, you can learn more about withholding, deductions, the employer credit for paid family and medical leave, opportunity zones and much more. Each section has a dropdown menu so you can click on specific topics you are interested in. The page also includes a list of helpful resources and upcoming webinars.
The IRS created a side-by-side comparison chart for small businesses that outlines many of the changes under the recent tax reform. It includes information about changes to deductions, depreciation, expensing and much more. One important change is a deduction of up to 20 percent of qualified business income for many small business owners. The IRS put together a page for frequently asked questions to help determine if your business qualifies for this deduction.
A highlights page on the IRS website includes a fact sheet that summarizes changes businesses will see this year. It explains many of the new laws and provides links to pages with more information. Understanding these changes can help businesses plan accordingly.
I know tax season can be a stressful time of the year, especially if you are unfamiliar with the laws, but looking at some of the guidelines the IRS has provided may make it a little easier. There are plenty of additional resources out there like preparation checklists and calendars of due dates. Knowing the current tax law and how it impacts your small business can help make tax season smoother. If you have already filed your taxes this year, these resources and guidelines can be helpful in the years to come to make sure you are taking advantage of the benefits provided by the new tax law.