Caliche Junior-Senior High, in the RE-1 Valley School District, is smack in the middle of grain fields, 15 miles from the Nebraska border.
RE-1 Valley School District Superintendent Jan DeLay is on a mission to educate average citizens on the fiscal challenges rural districts like hers face.
The animal is the face of the seven-county Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The district is seeking an extension and goes before voters in November as Ballot Issue 4B.
TABOR imposes complicated limits on residential property taxes, which results in some property-rich school districts having very low tax levies.
Want to know how the government is spending your money? A handy new Colorado tax calculator shows you -- down to the penny.
Our resident poet: "Everyone spends, everyone earns... and then there is the cold hard fact of taxes."
An IRS spokeswoman in Colorado says, "We usually see about 25 percent of folks wait until the last several days to file their taxes."
- Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.Read More
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