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Attorney John Vanderbloemen addresses the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening as South Routt landowner Brian Stahl, who was appealing his property tax valuation, listens. Routt County has seen a record number of assessment appeals this year - so many that the commissioners, acting as the Board of Equalization, are scheduled to hear 450 such appeals this year.

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Commissioners forced to set daily Board of Equalization hearings

Perhaps a sign of the recession, Routt County Commissioners - sitting as the Routt County Board of Equalization - are scheduled to hear about 450 property valuation appeals this year, which Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush said is twice the usual amount.

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