property tax

Coronavirus may trigger second-largest property tax cut in Colorado history

At a moment when state and local governments are already drowning in red ink, Colorado’s constitution is now projected to trigger the second-largest residential property tax cut in modern history....

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase

The Dolores Fire Protection District is asking voters for a mill levy increase to help replace worn-out equipment. The May 5 mail ballot election requests that the mill levy be raised from 6 mills...

DATE: April 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Los Pinos postpones May vote to increase mill levy

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District board of directors unanimously voted Thursday to postpone the district’s tax increase effort because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The fire district board decided...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire places a tax increase measure on May 5 ballot

Residents of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District will face a tax increase ballot question May 5, in which voters must decide whether to increase their own property taxes to support the district....

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former tennis star’s charity for kids with cancer runs afoul of La Plata County

A nonprofit for kids with cancer run by former tennis star Andrea Jaeger was flagged recently for wrongfully collecting tax breaks, after she allegedly tried to mislead state and county officials...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest La Plata Library District confident it can fill funding gap

A new district formed to save rural libraries at Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools is confident it can keep the libraries open while it waits for tax dollars to start flowing. The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property tax notices start to hit mailboxes

La Plata County’s treasurer said residents should receive property tax notices by the end of this month. Notices, Treasurer Allison Aichele said, are mailed to addresses on file with the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire solicits feedback on possible tax increase

IGNACIO – The Los Pinos Fire Protection District took steps toward a possible tax increase ballot measure by meeting this week with key stakeholders. The fire district has not yet decided whether...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R evaluating options for new schools, bond measure

Durango School District 9-R is taking a hard look at its aging buildings and floating some big ideas, such as replacing Miller Middle School, closing and selling Florida Mesa Elementary School, and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walmart sues 32 Colorado counties in attempt to shrink tax bills

Walmart has sued just about every county in Colorado where the corporate giant has a store location, an aggressive legal tactic many big-box retailers are taking in an attempt to shrink their...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County voter turnout spiked Tuesday

Tax increases, sports betting and school board races spurred far more La Plata County residents to cast ballots in this year’s election than in 2017 – the last comparable election, said Clerk and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Library District pops Champagne to celebrate tax increase

Voters showed strong support for the Pine River Library District’s proposed mill levy increase, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. Among district voters, 59% voted for ballot...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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