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Municipalities don’t have to lose out on tax revenue

Vacation rentals advertised on Airbnb and other online sites often operate without paying local taxes, but MUNIRevs plans to change that for towns and cities across the country. Erin Neer, a...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Airbnb begins collecting taxes in Durango

Airbnb started collecting sales and lodgers tax from its local hosts in the city this month. “This partnership helps us grow our city’s revenue while promoting travel and tourism to the region,”...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Taking an internet speed test could help make case for better infrastructure

Some rural internet customers in Southwest Colorado may pay for internet speeds that they don’t experience. To help advocate for funding to pay for improved rural broadband internet infrastructure...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council floats tax increase on marijuana

The Durango City Council has decided to reserve space on the November ballot for the possibility of asking voters to approve a city-imposed tax on recreational marijuana. During a study session...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango housing, transit fees met with questions

New fees to fund affordable housing and city transit met with some skepticism at the Durango City Council meeting Tuesday. The city transit system needs $12.6 million over the next 10 years to...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Election transparency measure passes Colorado House

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on Friday pushed forward a measure to increase transparency in presidential elections. House Bill 1328, which would require candidates for president and vice president...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council candidates oppose real estate transaction fees

Complex and divisive real estate transaction fees have been floated as a way to fund affordable housing in Colorado. When a simple yes or no question about them was recently posed at a Durango...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Push for public transit goes to rural towns

Demand for public transit is growing in Southwest Colorado, but state funding to support it is lacking, according to local agencies and a January report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Are popular tax breaks at risk?

WASHINGTON – When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they’re talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Weekly trip to the grocery store can be quite taxing

I’m wondering about taxes we have to pay at the grocery store. I’m attaching my Walmart receipt. I know that the city tax is 3 percent, the county is 2 percent and the state is 2.9 percent for a...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Action Line

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Durango Tourism Office director Bob Kunkel to step down

The Durango Area Tourism Office started searching for a new executive director this week. Bob Kunkel, who heads the group, expects to step down after a replacement is found and trained. DATO , a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango’s sales and lodgers tax revenues down in September

Sales and lodgers tax collections were down in September after three months of growth over the summer. General sales tax collections fell 4.4 percent and lodgers tax fell 4.8 percent in September...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News