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November 4, 2015--Voters agree to stabilize water district mill levy (Cortez Journal)

Voters have approved a request by the Dolores Water Conservancy District to freeze the mill levy at the current rate of 0.483. According to the Montezuma County election office, 2,706 voted in favor of the measure, and 1,729 voted against it. The district sought to avoid the ratcheting down effect on the district’s budget because of fluctuating property values. &ldqu

November 4, 2015--City voters approve bond for sewer plant (Durango Herald)

An overwhelming majority of city voters approved a $68 million bond question on Tuesday to allow the city to remodel the Santa Rita Park sewer plant. Early returns showed 2,640 voters or 67.59 percent said “yes” on the ballot issue, while 1,266 voters or 32.41 percent voted “no.” “It truly is the right decision,” said Mayor Dean Brookie.&nbsp

November 3, 2015--Durango's sewer rate to increase 25 percent (Durango Herald)

Durango City Councilors approved the appropriations for the $70 million operating budget and $21-plus million capital budget as well as a 25 percent sewer rate increase, as expected. The increase is the result of adjustments needed after 20 years of no rate increases.

November 2, 1015--Colorado lawmakers pursue mine cleanup bill (Durango Herald)

Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are continuing to pursue separate good Samaritan mine-restoration legislation, even as a new bill focusing on the same issue was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep.

November 1, 2015--Stakeholders focus on Animas (Durango Herald)

Not wanting to let attention waiver on the need to improve water quality in the Animas River watershed, key stakeholders on Sunday held an informational open house at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. “If there is a silver lining, it’s that now there is all this awareness concerning the health of the river,” said Ann Oliver of the Animas Watershed Partnership.