Budgets and budgeting

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Colorado budget increases funding for education

DENVER – Colorado’s $28.3 billion state budget – which increases funding for K-12 and higher education – cleared the formality of a committee hearing Tuesday. Senate Bill 254, the so-called Long...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Neville campaign seeks backers

DENVER – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tim Neville is asking Colorado conservatives to pledge early support as he kicks off a fundraising effort. The state senator from Littleton announced his...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City forecasts $11.7M budget in 2015

The city of Cortez is forecast to spend $11.7 million in 2015, nearly a 5 percent increase over last year’s budget of almost $11.2 million. Over the past several weeks, city leaders have held a...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City increases grant funding during 2015

The city of Cortez will be more generous in 2015 after municipal leaders agreed to increase its community grant program by 10 percent. The city recently received $117,100 in grant requests from 33...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSD presents $1.6 million draft budget

Because of aging infrastructure, about 15,000 feet of the same sewer lines maintained by the Cortez Sanitation District must be cleaned every month. Total CSD enterprise fund operating expenditures...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez projects budget surplus

The 2014 Cortez budget projects a $668,581 surplus, according to a memo that City Manager Shane Hale sent to municipal leaders last week. City leaders will hold public a hearing next week before...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata revenue expected to drop 13.6 percent

In light of the anticipated downslide in property tax and severance tax revenue, La Plata County is tightening its belt for the 2017 budget, reducing both personnel costs and operational expenses....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County weighs cost-cutting options

To save pennies as revenue streams take a nosedive, La Plata County officials are considering a possible reduction of cellphone stipends and county-provided phones for employees. The proposal is...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa TV wants commissioners to pay for broadcasts

Mesa TV seeks money for broadcasts Mesa TV of Cortez is asking that Montezuma County begin paying to broadcast its weekly commission meetings on the company’s channel. For the past year, the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County announces $1.3 million budget cut

Montezuma County commissioners said Monday, Dec. 12, that they’ve cut $1.3 million from the general fund budget.They attributed the cuts to a decline in tax revenues.To make up for the shortfall,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores Community Center struggles with repairs

The Dolores Community Center requested funding assistance from the Dolores Town Board last week to help cover needed repairs. “We’ve taken a hit all at once on building repairs and maintenance. Any...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College to shift to biweekly payroll

While it sounds bureaucratic, Fort Lewis College ’s phased shift to biweekly paychecks from monthly will make a significant budgeting difference for the workforce at one of the largest employers in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business