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Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger listens to arguments as South Routt landowner Brian Stahl and attorney John Vanderbloemen contest Stahl's property tax valuation Monday evening. Routt County has seen a record number of assessment 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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