PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR 2019 HUNTING SEASONS
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct 6 Open House Meetings throughout the Bighorn Basin with one final meeting in Cody to discuss 2019 hunting season proposals for game birds and big game. During the open houses, Game and Fish personnel will be available to discuss proposed changes to 2019 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. A final meeting, during which statewide seasons may be discussed, will be held from 6-8PM March 28th at the Park County Library in Cody. Public input is valued and an important part of the season setting process.
Meetings are scheduled for:
March 18th 6-8PM-Powell: Park Co Fairgrounds, Heart Mountain Hall, 655 E 5th St
March 18th 6-8PM-Worland: Washakie County Fairgrounds, 501 15 Mile Rd
March 19th 6-8PM-Meeteetse: Conservation District Office, 1906 State St
March 19th 6-8PM-Greybull: Town Hall, 24 South 5th St
March 25th 6-8PM-Thermopolis: Big Horn Federal Bank, 643 Broadway St
March 25th 6-8PM-Lovell: Fire Hall, 314 Nevada Ave
March 28th 6-8PM-Cody: Park Co Library, Grizzly Room, 1500 Heart Mountain St
Representatives of the Park County Treasurer's Office and the Park County Clerk's Office will be at The Park County Annex Building at 109 W 14th St in Powell on the third Monday and Tuesday of each month. The hours have changed for winter from 8:30am-4:00pm. You will be able to take care of any business that you would regularly do at the Cody offices. Contact The County Clerk's Office about new vehicle purchases to be sure that all title paperwork is available in Powell.
For any questions call the Cody Treasurer's Office at 527-8630
ILYA YAKUSHEV-Live Community Concert Association of Cody & Powell
Tuesday March 19th- 7:30PM
Wynona Thompson Auditorium-Cody
Adults: $20 Students: FREE
Tickets available at Cody Chamber of Commerce, Treasured Memories, Accents Floral, and Marquis Awards in Powell
For more information, call: #307-527-6122
DOG TRAINING CLASS
There will be a dog training class starting March 20th, Wednesday evenings. 6 dogs max, 8 week course. Heated indoor/outdoor training areas-1 block off Powell Hwy/Ln 20 $175 Call #250-6838 for more information.
BIG HORN BASIN SAGE-GROUSE WORKING GROUP MEETING
March 21st: 9:30AM-Noon
Washakie County Fairgrounds-501 15 Mile Rd in Worland
The role of the group is to develop and initiate local conservation plans to benefit sage-grouse and other species that use sagebrush habitats. The group will meet to discuss updates to the Governor's Sage-Grouse Executive Order and will welcome a new member. The public is invited to attend the meeting and comments from the public will be heard at a designated time.
SURVIVORS OF THE LOSS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
March 21st 6:30PM-7:30PM
1701 Stampede Ave Cody
Community Room Downstairs
No registration required.
The death of a loved one by suicide presents special problems in grieving. There is often more shock, a greater sense of injustice, more guilt and blame, a heightened sense of helplessness; and these all tend to complicate the healing process for survivors. There is a safe place in our community for survivors to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. The group is open to survivors of someone who has died by suicide.
SPIN CODY BIKE RACE
Saturday March 23 9AM-3PM
Paul Stock Aquatic and Recreation Center in Cody
It is a battle of fundraising, creativity and endurance! The day includes multiple teams of bike riders competing in 20 minute heats. This event is fun for all participants at any level. Music, door prizes and friendly competition! Get a team together and earn your bragging rights!
Saturday March 30th 8AM-2PM
$2 Admission Fee (12&under FREE)
Up to 100 vendors selling garage sale items, crafts, collectibles and antiques
WYOMING OUTDOORSMEN 6TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BANQUET
Saturday April 6th- Doors open at 4PM-Dinner served at 6:30PM
Auctions, door prizes, drawings, cash bar, games, raffles
HURRY -- Get your tickets by MARCH 10 to be entered for $500 CASH Early Bird drawing!!!!
For More Info: Jay #899-6077
CODY BASEBALL DINNER, DANCE AND AUCTION FUNDRAISER SPAGHETTI DINNER
Friday April 12th 6PM-10PM
Double Doc Ranch-117 Sunset Rim
Prizes, raffles, music and games
Senator Enzi's February Chamber of Commerce Submission
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.