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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

State agency finds discrepancies in Durango’s adopted 2020 budget

A state review of the city of Durango’s adopted 2020 budget found discrepancies in water, sewer, sustainable services and transportation funds, according to the Colorado Department of Local...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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