Sales tax collections in Snowmass Village were 15 percent down in 2009 from the prior year, ending an economically challenging year in similar fashion to the city of Aspen.Taxable sales in Snowmass were down just 3 percent in December 2009 compared to December 2008, but sharply down from previous years. The picture was similar in Aspen, where sales tax collections were flat in December and 14 percent down for 2009.
By Catherine Lutz, Feb. 15, 2010 Aspen Daily News

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