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Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports
CWC volunteers to prepare taxes
Former and current Central Wyoming College accounting and income tax students will provide free help preparing 2013 tax returns for those who cannot afford professional assistance.
The sessions will be on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 19 and continuing through April 2 on the CWC campus in Riverton.
Students will be available to help from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 214 of the Health and Science Center. Tax assistance will not be available March 19 due to spring break.
The service also will be provided from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and March 4 at the CWC Lander Center, 427 Main St.
The income limit is roughly $52,000 to qualify for the free service.
Taxpayers needing assistance should bring their 2013 tax package, all wage and earning statements (Form W-2), all interest statements (Form 1099), information for all deductions/credits, proof of account for direct deposit or refund (voided check), Social Security cards for dependents and/or spouse, birth date of all dependents and any other relevant information about income and expenses. A proof of identification also is needed.
For more information, call accounting instructor Willie Noseep at 855-2149.
Comment sought on horse sanctuary
The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is initiating a 30-day public scoping period before analyzing a proposed wild horse ecosanctuary roughly seven miles north of Lander
Located in west central Wyoming at the foot of the Wind River mountains, the 900 acre Double D Ranch has applied to provide long-term, humane care for up to 250 wild horses gathered primarily from Wyoming public rangelands. Public lands are not included as part of this proposal.
If the proposal is approved, the BLM would sponsor the ecosanctuary at a funding level comparable to what it pays for the care of wild horses on long-term pastures in the Midwest. The ecosanctuary would be publicly accessible and provide ecotourism and educational opportunities which will help defray costs for operating the sanctuary.
To be considered in the environmental analysis, comments must be in writing and received by March 4.
Comments can be e-mailed to BLM_WY_Lander_Ecosanctuary_EA@blm.gov or mailed or hand delivered to Scott Fluer, Wild Horse Specialist, BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main St., Lander, WY 82520.
To learn more about the ecosanctuary, visit www.blm.gov/wy/