Jan 2, 2010 10:05 AM by Associated Press
The western Colorado town of Ignacio is losing a police officer for the new year. Libraries are going dark in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Fewer buses are running in Colorado
Across Colorado, municipal government are ringing in a skimpy New Year as budget cuts have forced them to make deep cuts. City officials say that declining sales tax revenues and other tax falls have forced cuts. Some towns have furloughed or laid off employees. Others have cut back on city services such as libraries.
Employees still working in municipal governments are foregoing raises. Many of the cuts take effect Friday.