As local and state governments headed into fiscal year 2014 on Monday, they all had at least one thing in common: budget cuts.
The state of Wyoming, Park County, the cities of Powell and Cody, Park County School District No. 1 and Northwest College all had to trim expenses during the past few months as revenue estimates continued to remain lower than previous levels. Now, they are challenged with providing the same services — or as close to the same as possible — with less money.
Two grizzly encounters by locals in as many weeks — an attack on a man irrigating on the South Fork last week and a near-miss in a Forest Service campground on the North Fork June 6 — underscore the increasing need to be bear aware as the grizzly population continues to grow.
College board considers mandatory attendance to resolve problem
Writing off nearly $203,000 in students’ bad debts didn’t sit well with the Northwest College Board of Trustees earlier this month, especially when trustees learned much of that debt could be avoided by taking attendance.