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CO Unemployment Hits 15 Year Low

The unemployment level in Colorado fell .1% to 2.9% in January, reaching its lowest level since 2001, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is well below the national unemployment rate which sits at 4.8%. The report Continue reading

City Clarifies Misinterpreted Financial Information

The City of Craig recently mailed out the Notice of Election to Craig residents, for the election which will take place April 4th. After receiving several inquiries about the financial impact statement contained in the packet, the city realized the information within the Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Tax Rate Unchanged

The bill that would have lowered the severance tax rate that coal producers pay in Wyoming was shot down in a legislative committee last week. The bill would have dropped the state’s severance tax rate on coal from 7 to 6%. Those who Continue reading

CO Highway Deaths Continue To Increase

CDOTTraffic fatalities rose by 12% in Colorado between 2014 and 2015, and are on pace to increase again this year. As of September 20th 423 people have died on Colorado roads, 415 people died during the same time period last year. Of those that died this year, 147 were Continue reading

Steamboat Sales Tax Will Decrease in ’17

SteamboatThe City of Steamboats Sales and Use Tax rate will decrease by .25% next year. A referendum passed during the 2011 election, increased the rate to provide funding for the Local Marketing District to support commercial air service to the Yampa Valley. That referendum will expire at the end of the year. The change should be fairly straight forward, but the Continue reading

Grants To Northwest Colorado In Jeopardy

The money that the City of Craig and surrounding areas receives from severance taxes in the form of grants from the Department of Local Affairs, may significantly decrease this year if a bill before the Colorado State Senate is approved. Severance taxes are collected by the state from companies or individuals that produce nonrenewable natural resources such as oil, coal, or gas in the state of Colorado. Continue reading