Tag Archives: Presidio County Appraisal District

The Cost of Living in a Dirt Home

A new classification system for adobe structures has caused a big jump in property taxes for some Presidio County homeowners. Adobe is one of the most humble building materials around: it’s essentially mud, water and straw, shaped into brick, and … Continue reading

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Presidio County Appraisal District Fills Board Vacancy Left by Carlos Nieto

A special meeting of the Presidio County Appraisal District’s Board of Directors was held yesterday afternoon. One of the items on the agenda was filling the vacant slot left by former chairman, Carlos Nieto. Nieto had held a seat on … Continue reading

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Revenues for Shafter Mine Owners Down; Production at Aurcana’s Mexican Mine Up

This week the Canadian mining company Aurcana Corporation released its 2013 financials. The company owns the Shafter Silver Mine in Presidio County and La Negra Mine in the Mexican State of Querétaro. Silver production at the two mines dropped from about … Continue reading

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Settlement Proposed in Lawsuit between Presidio County and Shafter Mine

The Presidio County Appraisal District has agreed to propose a settlement in the legal dispute between the Shafter Silver Mine and the county over the mine’s appraised tax value. As we’ve reported, the appraisal district and Rio Grande Mining Company/Aurcana … Continue reading

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