taxation and budget

Sales taxes dip, lodgers taxes strong

While Durango sales tax collections dipped in April, lodgers taxes saw double digit gains. “We obviously don’t like seeing any decline, no matter how brief,” said Tim Walsworth, executive director...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

What could Durangoans expect from school tax?

It may be summer vacation for students and teachers, but the Durango School District 9-R school board will spend the summer preparing for a $1.7 million tax increase measure for November’s ballot....

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Support begins to coalesce for Durango schools tax increase

For more than six months, Durango School District 9-R has been discussing putting a tax increase on the November ballot to help ease budget struggles from inadequate state funding. On Wednesday,...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R budget: Every addition requires cuts elsewhere

There’s still work to be done on the 2016-2017 budget for Durango School District 9-R, but one change will be eliminating three elementary-level teacher positions at the district’s smaller schools...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In the Colorado General Assembly, debate on roads hangs in limbo

DENVER – When Colorado lawmakers convened for this year’s legislative session, both parties declared the improvement of the state’s 1950s-designed road network a top priority. Four months later and...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State owes oil and gas companies millions of dollars

DENVER – With just days left in the legislative session, state lawmakers are addressing a “crisis” following a Colorado Supreme Court decision that found the state owes tens of millions of dollars...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District hires new finance director

Durango School District 9-R has hired its new finance director, and she has Durango roots. Jennifer Macho-Seekins will officially begin her new post July 1, but she will be back and forth from her...

DATE: May 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado House OKs roads, schools spending

DENVER – With less than two weeks to go in the legislative session, Colorado’s Democrat-led House finally debated – and advanced – a proposal to boost spending on underfunded roads and schools by...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

9-R School board to ask voters for a $1.7 M tax hike

After numerous conversations, community surveys and budget meetings, the Durango School District 9-R school board voted unanimously Tuesday to take a $1.7 million tax increase to the voters in...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R Board seeks community input in survey regarding mill levy

The Durango District 9-R school board still hasn’t heard from enough of its families and community members about the potential ballot success of a mill levy override that it may put before voters...

DATE: April 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will it be $1.7 million tax increase for 9-R?

Support for a $1.7 million general mill levy override seemed to be the most popular choice Thursday night as Durango School District 9-R school board concluded its community budget discussions....

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradans need to determine budget priorities, legislators say in Durango

When it comes to the 2016 Colorado General Assembly agenda, the biggest issue is money and the competing demands for limited dollars, legislators said at the League of Women Voters of La Plata...

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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