Some residents southwest of Las Vegas may see big drops in their tax bills if they convince the San Miguel County assessor that their property values have declined.
Six property owners in Ojitos Frios have filed tax protests, saying that a decreasing water table means that their properties are worth much less than when they bought them.
For years, residents in Ojitos Frios and other communities southwest of town have blamed their water situation on the city’s increasing use of its nearby Taylor Wells.
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