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Durango School District OKs tax increase question for election

The pressure was on the Durango School District 9-R school board to pass the tax increase measure Tuesday night, not to meet the La Plata County clerk’s deadline, but to beat the Bayfield School...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cato Institute: Colorado 11th ‘freest’ states

DENVER – Colorado remains one of the nation’s “freest states,” according to the libertarian Cato Institute. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank released its “Freedom in the 50 States” rankings...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Twin Buttes entrance won’t be done when Animas High School starts year

With the start of classes less than two weeks away, Animas High School’s new entrance off U.S. Highway 160 will probably not be ready in time for the first day of classes. The contractor has said...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico governor orders agency spending reductions

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez directed most major state agencies on Tuesday to institute spending cuts in response to a sharp downturn in tax receipts and other state revenues tied to...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango library staff static since recession

As the popularity of the Durango Public Library has risen, advocates argue staffing has not kept pace. The number of people working at the library has not increased since the recession, even...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R school tax increase campaign receives $25,000 from donor

The committee working to pass the tax increase for Durango School District 9-R, Animas High and Mountain Middle schools is starting with two distinct advantages: a survey showed a 58 percent...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters organize for 9-R tax increase ballot measure

With only 74 days to go until ballots are mailed out in Colorado, supporters of the Durango School District 9-R tax increase are organizing a campaign to encourage voters to approve the measure. ...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute sales tax exemption may pinch Ignacio’s coffers

This summer, Southern Ute Indian Tribal members can ask for sales tax exemptions at more businesses in Ignacio and be assured it will be granted. “It’s been a gradual thing. ... Not everybody asks...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico governor seeks solution on budget crunch

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez provided new indications Tuesday that the state may be headed toward a special legislative session to address dwindling state operating reserves. The...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County to hold Tuesday 2017 budget meeting

On the heels of a budget presentation in which La Plata County officials said “the county is not on a sustainable trajectory,” the public will have a chance to weigh in this week on the 2017 budget...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workforce development board weighs airport ballot item

Arguments for and against an airport expansion ballot question this fall were presented Wednesday to the Southwest Colorado Workforce Development Board. The ballot measure would raise taxes –...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales taxes see second month of declines

City sales collections are down for the second month in a row, and this may temper plans for next year. The collections were down by 1.5 percent in May, dropping to $1.17 million from $1.19...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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