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Mill levy increase to be discussed by library board

June 20, 2019

Since switching to reduced hours and cutting back on staff in December 2016, and again a few months later, officials with the Garfield County Library District believe it may be time to return what was...



Street tax looms over Glenwood At-Large council debate

March 11, 2019

Three candidates for the At-Large City Council seat presented their visions for Glenwood Springs and discussed a wide range of issues Monday. But the most prevalent topic to arise at the Issues and Answers forum...


Glenwood street tax debate explores both sides of the road

March 11, 2019

Former Glenwood Springs city councilman Ted Edmonds and current City Councilor Jonathan Godes sparred over the proposed ¾-cent streets sales tax question at Monday night’s Issues and Answers Forum. Edmonds, representing the Committee for Responsible...



Glenwood Springs’ Issues & Answers Forum Monday night

March 10, 2019

Glenwood Springs’ Issues and Answers Night takes place Monday evening, inviting City Council candidates to share their views and providing a forum for supporters and opponents of the proposed 3/4-cent (0.75 percent) streets tax to...






Judge retention questions on ballot to get simplified

November 7, 2018

Citizens of Colorado will find a different format for judge retention questions in future elections thanks to voters’ approval of Amendment W in this year’s election. Amendment W, a 2018 ballot measure that seeks to...




Colorado voters reject takings measure Amendment 74

November 7, 2018

Colorado voters on Tuesday turned back proposed Constitutional Amendment 74, a measure that would have changed Article II, Section 15, of the Colorado Constitution to read, “Private property shall not be taken or damaged, or...


Garfield County votes to let library keep tax revenue

November 6, 2018

Garfield County voters approved a measure that will allow the library district to keep all tax revenue it collects rather than refunding it in certain years as required by state laws. Ballot Question 6A gained...




Colorado Mountain College wins tax revenue proposal

November 6, 2018

Western Colorado voters approved Colorado Mountain College’s bid to adjust property tax rates during lean budget years in a ballot initiative Tuesday. Early results for the college’s district – which includes Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake,...


Carbondale fire wins property tax, bond authority

November 6, 2018

Voters across three counties approved a property tax increase and bonding authority for the Carbondale Rural Fire Protection District Tuesday. The district spans parts of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties, and all three voted overwhelmingly...


Voters remove slavery exemption from state Constitution

November 6, 2018

Slavery is officially prohibited under all circumstances after voters approved a ballot measure to remove the exception to allow slavery or indentured servitude in the case of punishment for a crime. The majority of voters,...