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    Tax collection rate highest in 34 years

    Grand County’s 2019 property tax collection rate reached almost 97% and was the highest in at least 34 years, according to Grand...

    City pursues 0.1% sales tax for recreation, arts, parks

    The MARC is one of several City of Moab entities that could benefit from a 0.1% bump in the Recreation, Art and Parks tax.

    Property tax relief increases sharply

    More property owners in Grand County who qualify as low-income received a break on their taxes in 2019, according to Chris Kauffman,...

    Without tax increase budget cuts would ‘debilitate’ Grand County services

    Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan predicted “mass resignations” in Grand County government if a proposed property tax increase fails. Her comments were included in a narrative she and other elected officials and department heads drafted to answer the question: How would you ...

    County trims proposed tax hike

    It wasn’t fat that was trimmed from the tentative $16 million Grand County budget during a Nov. 6 council workshop, it was more like cutting the least important funding requests out of a list of nothing but important funding requests.

    County seeks 9% tax hike

    Staring down a budget shortfall of more than $1 million following near universal wage and salary increases last year, the Grand County Council will seek the first property tax increase in a dozen years.

    School tax hearing is Aug. 6

    Budget delayed due to union negotiations The Grand County School District will hold a public hearing at its office...

    Council candidates stake ground on housing, tax policy

    The Times-Independent recently asked each of the 10 candidates who remain in the race for Moab City Council questions about their thoughts on how they would address rising property values, stagnating wages, and the combined effect of housing that is unaffordable for many of Moab's residents.

    FAQs on the early release 2020 Form W-4

    Why redesign Form W-4? The new design reduces the form’s complexity and increases the transparency and accuracy of the withholding system,...

    Study: More hotels ‘needed’ to match tourism demands

    According to a recent economic study, propositions to limit the construction of new vacation accommodations in the valley are at odds with the city's dependency on the tax revenue they generate.

    State treasurer: Utahns may claim $54.8M in lost property

    $24.4M paid out in FY 2018 Utah State Treasurer David Damschen has announced that the Utah Unclaimed Property Division...

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.