Budgets and budgeting

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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. 24, 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. 1, 2016 | 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: Oct. 11, 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

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EPA reimbursements for Gold King Mine spill coming for local governments

More federal money to cover Gold King Mine spill costs is on the way for La Plata and San Juan counties, though local businesses are still waiting for their reimbursements. Environmental Protection...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Montezuma officials discuss fiber funding options

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday said they needed more information before they could commit to a sales tax option to fund the county’s high-speed internet project. “There are too many...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fort Lewis College approves tuition hike for resident students

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Friday approved an 8.6 percent tuition increase for resident students, a $53.6-million budget for the next fiscal year and the agreement to take over...

DATE: June 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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In-state students face increased tuition cost at FLC

Students from Colorado should plan for an 8.6 percent tuition increase at Fort Lewis College when the fall semester begins, while nonresident tuition will remain the same for the seventh year in a...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Charter schools’ funding battle advances in Colorado committee

DENVER – State lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation that aims at equitable funding for charter schools, a topic that crosses political lines and has divided school districts. Two bills passed...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma-Cortez district warned of aging bus fleet

More than half the buses used daily to shuttle students to Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 schools have more than a quarter-million miles on the odometer. “There’s going to come a day that we can’t pick...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news