Red Lodge, Montana

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Tea with the Mayor

Tea with the Mayor, Tuesday Feb 4

The first Tuesday of each month is “Tea with the Mayor” at Red Lodge Books & Tea. Local residents and business owners can stop by between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. and discuss whatever concerns them with Mayor Ed Williams. The majority of this month’s meeting was spent discussing upcoming highway construction along highways 212 and… Read More ›

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What does a Family Dollar in Red Lodge mean to us?

A couple of weeks ago, the Red Lodge City Council approved an 8,400 square foot Family Dollar store at the north end of town. Although the agenda that night did say “Family Dollar” on it, the proposal was listed on earlier notifications as a “Leading Tech Development” project, so few people in the community saw… Read More ›

Resort Tax

New Red Lodge Resort Tax Rules Explained

At last night’s City Council meeting, the new resort tax ordinance #901 passed with little fanfare. The gist of the regulations remain the same: The tax rate is 3%, it applies to transactions within the City limits, and it is intended to apply to luxury items, not necessities of life. If you wish to read… Read More ›

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Red Lodge Resort Tax Review, Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1 two weeks ago, the City of Red Lodge is currently reviewing the resort tax ordinance and making changes to it. When a proposed new version of the ordinance was released, a lot of merchants — and taxpayers — were pretty upset about it. I wrote a letter to the… Read More ›

Resort Tax

Red Lodge Resort Tax Review, Part 1

As all Red Lodge residents (and most visitors) know, we have a 3% “resort tax” in this city. Basically, it’s a sales tax in a state without sales taxes. A handful of other communities around the state have resort taxes, including West Yellowstone and Big Sky. Please see the updates in Part 2 of this… Read More ›