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What’s Working: Colorado gets closer to pre-pandemic economy as jobless rate falls to 3.7%

Plus: Lots of talk about rising inflation this week, as the Denver-area rate hit 9.1%. But what does that really mean?

Business

Aspen suspends new home construction permits as it drops the hammer in the name of affordability

Aspen emergency ordinance also cut off new short-term rental permits as the posh Pitkin County ski town wrestles with lack of workforce housing.

Housing

Colorado mountain communities vote “yes” on new short-term rental fees but reject heavier regulation

Voters in end-of-the-road Crested Butte and Telluride stopped short of restrictions intended to slow and limit short-term rentals in the tourist-dependent communities.

Business

Colorado lawmakers shelve proposal to more than triple property taxes for short-term rentals

The Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy Policy rejected the effort, but it could still be introduced during next year's legislative session

Politics and Government

A flurry of policy experiments in Colorado serves as “regional laboratory” for regulating, limiting short-term rentals

Crackdown on short-term rental properties across Colorado mirrors national effort as communities grapple with escalating home prices and a shrinking workforce.

Housing

Property taxes would more than triple for Colorado short-term rental owners under statehouse proposal

State Sen. Chris Hansen, a Denver Democrat, said the change is aimed at ensuring schools and fire departments have enough local funding

Housing

An end of unfettered growth for short-term rentals in Colorado’s resort communities

Breckenridge and other mountain towns are trying to slow the growth of vacation rentals in an effort to ease housing and labor issues

Housing

Ouray County can’t keep up with monitoring its short-term rentals. Here’s how the mountain community is trying to adapt.

With the boom in real estate and construction, the Land Use and Planning office is “lucky we keep up with our day-to-day workload"

Growth

Flooded with tourists, Colorado mountain towns are starting to limit short-term rentals to combat housing crisis

Colorado resort towns are limiting vacation rentals as communities weather waves of tourists, a housing crisis and a labor shortage.

Housing

Coronavirus isn’t stopping Coloradans from selling their homes. And some are even still going for a premium.

While Colorado’s housing market is starting to slow somewhat as the economy stalls, it's nothing like the Great Recession. Here’s why real estate experts say that’s the case.

Business

Big questions about voting rights — and short-term rentals — splinter tiny Colorado town of Pitkin

Colorado's deputy secretary of state has called for a federal investigation of Voting Rights Act violations after Gunnison County's DA prosecuted eight people for improperly voting in town's first trustee election in a decade.

Growth

Plan to quadruple property tax rates for Colorado’s short-term rentals is nixed

At Wednesday’s committee meeting, many homeowners spoke out against the proposal to raise property-tax rates for homes they rent on the short-term market

Business

As TABOR, Gallagher and Amendment 23 clash, lawmakers float a major change to tax status for properties used for AirBnb, VRBO to fund schools

Committee convened to solve the financial crisis caused by conflicting tax rules thinks Airbnb, VRBO rooms should be taxed at the commercial property tax rate.

Business