Public finance

Durango suspends, investigates municipal employee

The city of Durango placed an employee on paid administrative leave this week as it investigates “alleged misappropriation of public funds,” according to a Tuesday announcement. City staff alerted...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango library gets money for new ‘digital backbone’

The Durango Public Library’s digital-information backbone is weak, almost to the point of breaking, but city staff said it didn’t have money to replace it, until now. City staff said this week it...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State treasurer discusses PERA, unclaimed property

A bill requiring an examination of the risks of climate change to the retirement investments of Colorado’s public employees died in the recent session of the Colorado General Assembly – a proper...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill would reward top school districts with extra cash

DENVER – An experiment to reward the best school districts with money got its first nod Wednesday by lawmakers. Senate Bill 200, which would pull 1 percent of total state funding for school...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Legislature may hit brakes on electric vehicle tax break

DENVER – If you are looking to claim the tax credit for purchasing an electrical vehicle you might want to grab your checkbook and head down to a dealership. The Colorado General Assembly is eyeing...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Refinancing saves Durango money on library bonds

Paying off the Durango Public Library will get a bit cheaper next year and help the city set aside more money for road projects. The city estimates it will save $825,000 over nine years after...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit Center to close on Saturdays

The Durango Transit Department is cutting its budget and negotiating a fare increase with the Fort Lewis College student government this month. Durango City Council authorized the Transit...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

$2M awarded for Cortez hospital project

In addition to a voter-approved sales tax, proceeds from energy and mineral production will also help fund a $14.2 million capital improvement project at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charter school fails to get grant

When The Juniper School’s charter was approved by the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education in August, the budget included a $600,000 startup grant spread over three years. The school did...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College sees dramatic increase in applicants

When every student makes a difference to Fort Lewis College’s sustainability, the Board of Trustees was happy to hear some good news on the application-and-acceptance-rate front at meetings...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer, water rates to rise

After no public comment about significant proposed increases in water and sewer rates, Durango city councilors agreed Tuesday to proceed with city ordinances to up the charges. The average...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools OK lawsuit against state

The Mancos School District will become the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state. As a member of the Colorado Rural Schools Caucus, Mancos schools would have been a part of the lawsuit...

DATE: March 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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