City of Durango shows small signs of returning to normal

The city of Durango plans to reopen Lake Nighthorse and the public recycling drop-off in May – two small moves that could mark the city’s reawakening during the coronavirus pandemic. The city...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local 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

TABOR repeal is off table for 2020. Now it’s a $2 billion tax hike targeting the wealthy

A coalition pushing to overhaul Colorado’s tax system will not pursue a complete repeal of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights this year, opting instead for a ballot measure in November that would...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City of Durango looks to create new economic development tool

Finding ways to finance and spur development of affordable housing, a new business park or upgrades to neglected and struggling parts of town are among the possible uses city of Durango officials...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales tax collections flat for November 2019

November 2019 sales taxes in Durango came in flat compared with the same month in 2018, but the city is 3.1% ahead of year-do-date sales tax collections through 11 months compared with 2018. The...

DATE: Feb. 14, 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

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

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

List of delinquent La Plata County property taxpayers published

A list of 707 businesses and individuals who are delinquent in paying their 2018 property taxes will be published in print copies of The Durango Herald on Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposition CC asks voters to give up tax refunds for education, transportation

Statewide ballot question Proposition CC could send millions of dollars in additional funding to K-12 schools, higher education and transportation, but it is unknown how much money could reach La...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters will be asked to create, fund Southwest La Plata Library District

Southwest La Plata County voters will be asked in November to create and fund a library district to save two rural libraries. La Plata County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to place a...

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

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