taxation and budget

Durango School District 9-R approves $56.6 million budget for 2020-21

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously adopted a $56.6 million budget for 2020-21 that includes cuts to account for $3.6 million in reduced state funding and $1.6 million in...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District gets some good budgetary news

A bit of good budgetary news finally came for Durango School District 9-R after the introduction of the School Finance Act in the Colorado General Assembly on Friday. Instead of cutting an...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers move to repeal Gallagher property tax amendment

In a desperate attempt to stave off further budget calamity, state lawmakers are fast-tracking a landmark ballot measure that would ask voters to repeal the Gallagher Amendment – the property...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

State faces estimated $6.8 billion hit to state budget in coming years

The economic crunch from the coronavirus means Colorado will need to immediately cut as much as $3.1 billion in state spending, an unprecedented 25% budget reduction that will force lawmakers to...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango art commission gets creative in face of budget cuts

Arts and culture budgets face up to $49,000 in cuts as the city of Durango adapts its budget to the coronavirus crisis. The city is still discussing how to address the economic impact of the...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R identifying budget cuts for next year

With state tax revenues plummeting as commerce grinds to a halt under COVID-19 restrictions, Durango School District 9-R has received an initial warning that state support for its budget is likely...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield identifies hundreds of thousands in proposed budget cuts

The Bayfield Town Board this week passed relief measures for its utility customers and identified thousands of dollars in possible budget cuts in an effort to help residents and town finances...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango begins budget cuts forced by coronavirus

More than 30 projects planned by the city of Durango in the 2020 budget have been deferred or scaled back, including the pedestrian bridge over the Animas River at 32nd Street, repairs to the...

DATE: April 7, 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

Durango releases corrected 2020 budget

Durango City Council asked for more time this week to review the city’s 2020 budget, a 300-plus page document that has been subject to review and scrutiny for months. Operating expenses for the...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State threatened to withhold Durango tax revenue

The city of Durango on Friday was less than a week away from losing access to funding for not having filed its 2020 budget with the state of Colorado, according to state documents. The Department...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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