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Little Mantrap Resort got socked with a huge jump in valuation that was hotly debated Monday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Resort's new business model leads to county tax valuation discussion


If a resort ownership changes its business model, should the resort's taxable valuation change as well?

That's the issue the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners, acting as the county Board of (tax) Equalization, was asked to decide Monday. And a deeply divided board answered the question thus: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its relative value is that of caviar under new ownership.

The case of Little Norway Resort

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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