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Clubhouse Re-Zoned For Business

The Shadow Mountain Clubhouse was re-zoned for business Tuesday by the Moffat County Commissioners. The clubhouse and an additional 6 acres of land to the north, will be auctioned off Wednesday May 3rd. Re-zoning the clubhouse for business gives the purchaser additional ways to Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Club House May Be Re-Zoned For Buisness

The Moffat County Commissioners are considering changing the Shadow Mountain Club House zoning classification to a business category before it is auctioned in May.  Re-zoning the club house would give the purchaser additional ways to utilize the building.  It would also allow the county to collect Continue reading

Taxes Going Up In Craig?

taxesBudget woes continue for the City of Craig and Moffat County. The Moffat County Commissioners approved the budget for 2017 at their weekly meeting Tuesday. The County will have nearly $37.5 million dollars to spend this year which is $6 million less than in 2016. The falling numbers are partially due to declining property values. Since 2011, property values in Moffat County have fallen by nearly $80 million, resulting in an 18% drop in property taxes collected over that time period. Declining property taxes and other factors have put a strain on the county’s budget for next year and the foreseeable future. Because of these budget constraints, the Commissioners expect they will have to make additional cuts to county services in the future. The Craig City Council is Continue reading

Colorado May Use Pot Taxes To Fight Homelessness

medical-marijuana-taxGovernor Hickenlooper is hoping taxes from marijuana sales will bring an end to homelessness Colorado.   In his budget for the next fiscal year, the governor is asking lawmakers to earmark more than $12 million in Continue reading

Hayden Town Council To Talk Budget and Taxes

HAYDEN-300The Hayden Town Council will be meeting this week to discuss the town’s plans for 2017. The Council will meet Thursday night. They are expected to adopt and approve the budget for 2017. They will also discuss the recently instituted marijuana excise tax, utilizing property taxes to offset Continue reading

Moffat County Wants To Keep Property Taxes

moffat-county-commissionersMoffat County voters will decide this election on whether or not to allow the county to keep all revenue collected from property taxes beginning next year.  In 1996, voters approved a measure, which the Commissioners believed would allow the county to collect, keep and spend all revenues collected from taxes.  The vote Continue reading

Peabody Still Owes Nearly $2 Million To Routt County

PEABODYRoutt County residents can get information on the status of Peabody Energy’s delinquent property taxes this week. Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn will host information sessions Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout Routt County. Wednesday’s meeting will be held at the Court House in Steamboat beginning at 1:30, followed by another meeting Thursday evening at 6:30 in Yampa at the Yampa Town Hall. The final meeting will be Friday evening in Hayden at the Hayden Town Hall beginning at 6:30. According to Horn, these sessions will be a Continue reading

Hayden To Talk Taxes On Marijuana Cultivation

HAYDEN-300The Hayden Town Council will be discussing implementing a marijuana cultivation excise tax at their meeting tomorrow. They will also discuss the upcoming election including a ballot question concerning bond issues. The Continue reading

Cigarette Taxes Could Triple

CIG TAXA ballot initiative that would triple the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes has received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” initiative would increase the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.59 per pack, and the taxes on other tobacco products would increase to 22%. If passed Continue reading

South Routt School District Receives One Million Dollars

Ram_HeadThe South Routt School District will receive $1 million from the Colorado State Board of Education emergency fund, taking all but $80,000 from the fund.  The State Board voted Thursday to approve the South Routt School District’s request for supplemental assistance due to non payment of taxes from Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns of Two Telephone Scams

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued a consumer alert yesterday warning residents of two scams currently making the rounds. The first involves telephone calls from people claiming to represent an organization called “NRA,” who says their company represents another organization called “WTJ Capital.” The caller goes on to say Continue reading