taxation and budget

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 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | 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 to hire new auditing firm to help resolve budget problems

Durango plans to hire a new auditing firm to scrutinize city spending, adding to a growing list of remedies sought to understand and resolve what appears to be a host of accounting irregularities....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks state support to vet 2020 budget

The city of Durango is working with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to review the 2020 budget for accuracy and best practices, interim City Manager Amber Blake announced Tuesday. The...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cities, counties join lawsuit claiming N.M. tax agency improperly reduced revenue

FARMINGTON – Additional counties and municipalities are claiming the New Mexico state tax agency did not collect and disburse tax revenue fairly, as a lawsuit against the state moves forward. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Dolores approves 2020 budget

The Dolores Town Board approved a $1.5 million budget for 2020 that funds a variety of services, and includes infrastructure upgrades and recreation projects. The budget is balanced, said town...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riddled with errors, Durango’s budget may take weeks to fix

The city of Durango’s budget is flawed, and it may be more than a month before city staff members can fix the errors and bring a final, complete and accurate spending document to City Council, said...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango trims budget to $87M in 2020

Durango City Council approved a conservative budget for 2020 on Tuesday, reducing spending about 4.9% from 2019 despite providing raises for municipal employees in the next year. By a vote of 3 to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango staff removes ‘errors’ in proposed 2020 budget

About $3 million has been trimmed from the city of Durango’s proposed 2020 budget in the past two months at the request of City Council, including “errors” made by former employees, said interim...

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

Council tentatively approves new water, sewer rates

Water and sewer rates are expected to change next year as the Durango City Council considers changing policy to make the cost difference between customers living in and outside city limits more...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos fire district approaches financial cliff

In early September, Los Pinos Fire Protection District saved a burning house with just four crew members. They had no relief crew at the scene – no secondary crew to answer other calls in the area....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In turnaround, La Plata County budget in ‘healthy position’

After years of dramatic declines, La Plata County’s budget seems to be evening out, county officials said Tuesday. Since 2010, La Plata County’s property tax revenue has declined about 50% – from...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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