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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

Durango 2020 draft budget increases employee salary, library funding

Durango staff proposed a budget for next year that includes almost $2 million more in spending, most of which will be used to increase pay and hire more city employees. The proposed 2020 budget for...

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

Durango reports another strong month of sales tax collections

Durango’s sales tax receipts for July came in strong, the second month in a row recording robust numbers. The tax receipts should provide reassurance to Durango retailers that the 416 Fire in the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango upgrading parking meters

The city of Durango is installing hundreds of upgraded parking meters this year designed to make it easier for drivers to see how much time they paid for and allow them to pay for parking through a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents voice wish list for Durango spending priorities

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said a “record number” residents showed up Thursday at City Hall for a preliminary budget meeting with a collective wish list for municipal spending. More than half...

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

Sales tax increase to take effect July 1 in Durango

Weekly grocery trips, nights out on the town and that occasional splurge will become a bit more expensive come July 1 when the city of Durango imposes its voter-approved half-cent sales tax...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County won’t pursue tax increase in 2019 election

La Plata County will not ask voters for a tax increase in the 2019 election after a recent survey found insufficient community support. Instead, county commissioners Tuesday directed staff to...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll answers whether residents will support a tax increase in November

A survey of La Plata County residents found that voter approval for any tax increase in 2019 is a long shot, despite projections that county services – such as the Road and Bridge Department, the...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County wants to know: Will voters support a tax increase?

Will La Plata County residents support a property tax increase to help the county’s declining operating budget? That’s the question that will be posed next month to some county residents in a poll...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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