Voters slam brakes on road tax

Election judges Mike Boland and Vicki Warner-Huggins collect ballots from the box at the Ouray County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. A late rush of ballots kept the Ouray County Clerk’s Office and elections staffers busy on Election Day. Plaindealer photo by Erin McIntyre
By Mike Wiggins and Erin McIntyre Ouray County voters rejected a proposal to fund a series of roads maintenance projects in the unincorporated areas of the county this week, which would have raised an estimated $655,399 per year through a mixture of property taxes and vehicle use taxes. According to unofficial election results Wednesday, 59 percent (or 1,428 voters) opposed Ref. 1A and 41 percent…

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