Officials: County could lose jobs without tax-replacement money

Sen. Michael Bennet greets Mesa County Commissioner John Justman at a meeting with officials from Mesa, San Miguel, Gunnison, Pitkin, La Plata, Ouray and Moffat counties, about the payment in lieu of taxes funding to local governments and other federal issues that have bearing on the counties.



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Sen. Michael Bennet greets Mesa County Commissioner John Justman at a meeting with officials from Mesa, San Miguel, Gunnison, Pitkin, La Plata, Ouray and Moffat counties, about the payment in lieu of taxes funding to local governments and other federal issues that have bearing on the counties.

The loss of a federal money stream could cost Mesa County as many as 64 of its more than 900 employees, officials said as U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., met local officials in Grand…




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