The directors of Park County Fire Protection District No. 1 in Powell will need to appropriate a little cash from a reserve account to cover expenses for the upcoming fiscal year, according to preliminary budget figures.
The directors passed the preliminary FY 2014-15 budget on June 17. A budget hearing open to the public will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Powell Fire Department, 1101 E. South St.
A local wildlife advocate and hunter seeks seasonal restrictions on antler hunting in northwest Wyoming to protect big game in winter ranges.
Tim Metzler of Powell said overeager antler hunters pursue freshly shed antlers with no concern for animals weakened by winter. In their fervor to collect antlers for money, they push winter-weary ungulates into deep snow, where they potentially could perish.
Yellowstone National Park personnel held a “trout talk” last month, and some local anglers were hooked by the idea.
Park staffers spoke to 15 people in Cody on April 30. They have traveled around the region recently holding public talks describing what they are doing to protect native trout, said David Hallac, Yellowstone Center for Resources chief.
The national park in Powell’s backyard is gearing up for the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016 by asking for community volunteers.
“The success of this will depend on all of us doing our part,” said Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service in a film aired at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area’s Lovell Visitor Center on April 21.