taxation and budget

Tourism official cries foul in city budget process

A lead tourism official says the city of Durango is breaking its own rules to balance its budget, but the city says everything is being done above-board and the way it has been done for years....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council wants to hear from residents: What didn’t you like about proposed tax increase?

Durango City Council is hosting a series of meetings to hear from residents about why they rejected ballot measure 2A. Ballot measure 2A – which asked residents to raise property and sales taxes to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denied a tax increase, city of Durango re-evaluates priorities

Durango city councilors on Tuesday said they plan to spend the next six months figuring out how to stabilize the general fund after voters rejected a property and sales tax increase that would have...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s pitch for tax increase didn’t work as expected

Thomas Avenue is failing. And it will fail, city officials said, after voters rejected a ballot question that would have raised sales and property taxes to pay for street projects and law...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City budget woes may impact local nonprofits

The city of Durango is considering axing hundreds of thousands of dollars in discretionary spending it usually gives to help local nonprofits as a result of shrinking revenue, city officials said....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County plans for another year of low revenues in 2019

La Plata County, for the first time in years, will see an increase to its property tax revenues, but the bump is expected to be short-lived as natural gas prices continue a decades-long decline....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, like many other county departments, operates year-to-year on a declining budget. But innovative funding and careful cuts have kept the Sheriff’s Office under...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public questions Southwest Memorial Hospital officials on fiscal crisis

Dozens of citizens expressed dismay and anger about the decline in the financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital during an emotionally charged community forum earlier this week at Cortez City...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No money budgeted to maintain Durango streets in 2019

The city of Durango has no money budgeted next year for maintenance of city road infrastructure, a problem City Manager Ron LeBlanc said has been coming for years. The city has proposed increasing...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 residents and staff at a recent board...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City sales taxes down in June, but not as much as feared

City of Durango sales tax revenue collected for the month of June came in at $2.22 million, down 5.6 percent from the same month in 2017 – a relief to some the drop wasn’t bigger given the 416 Fire...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to ask voters to approve tax increase in November

Durango city councilors Tuesday unanimously approved asking voters for an $8.7 million tax increase request when they go to the polls in November. The increases would pay for general city services,...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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