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Cuts to Durango Transit expected in April

Durango Transit’s operating budget needs to be slashed by a third, and as a result, cuts to bus service are expected in April. “It’s an overhaul to the system,” said Assistant City Manager Amber...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

House backs $1.2T spending bill with more money for military

WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

La Plata County braces for Trump budget cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some La Plata County public agency officials are expressing worries about how federal budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump might disrupt local programs to help the...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposed cuts to public radio would hit Southwest Colorado hard

Radio stations in Southwest Colorado face significant financial losses should the Trump administration make good on its promise to cut funds for public media, which accounts for a tiny fraction of...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez air service will survive Trump budget, manager says

CORTEZ – Though President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget calls for elimination of Essential Air Service – which would hurt Cortez – airport manager Russ Machen said recently that there’s no...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transportation funding gets initial OK

DENVER – The bipartisan effort to generate new funding to meet the projected $9 billion in needs of Colorado’s roadways continues to truck along. House Bill 1242, which would use a combination of...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transportation funding bill goes before first committee

DENVER – The state’s big transportation deal went before a committee Wednesday night in the Colorado General Assembly, and turnout from people who are concerned showed something must be done to fix...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango facing 5 years of transit budget shortfalls

The Durango City Council on Tuesday considered a variety of options to pay for the city’s transit system, including new taxes and fees. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to cut...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan, Montezuma County argue in Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in Kinder Morgan’s tax case against Montezuma County. The nine-year battle stems from a 2008 dispute over the company’s reported assessed...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County treasurer to fill vacancy, fix problems

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously, if reluctantly, to allow the treasurer’ to upgrade and fill an office position that could cost as much as $12,000 more. Treasurer Allison...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work piles up as county treasurer’s office faces staff, procedural problems

Work overload, processing delays and staff turnover have caused the La Plata County Treasurer to request permission to hire an employee with a higher skill level to help rectify problems within the...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Legislature may hit brakes on electric vehicle tax break

DENVER – If you are looking to claim the tax credit for purchasing an electrical vehicle you might want to grab your checkbook and head down to a dealership. The Colorado General Assembly is eyeing...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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