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Tax correction leaves county, local entities on hook for $121K


A $6.6 million change in a property valuation means Cheyenne County and 15 other political subdivisions – such as schools and fire districts – must repay $121,700 in tax dollars already collected.

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners was notified of the change at its meeting on Tuesday. The county alone must repay $31,000.

After Frontier Pipeline protested the valuation assessed on its property in 2014, the state recalculated the numbers and issued a certified value of $1 million – significantly less than the original value of $7.6 million.

Cheyenne County Assessor Louella Pippi...

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