DALLAS — Less than two years after voters rejected a $395 million bond issue, Colorado’s affluent Douglas County School District will issue $79.6 million of general obligation refunding bonds while struggling to cut costs.

The district, which covers the once-booming southern suburbs of Denver, is not alone in facing stiff economic challenges, but the current straits represent a dramatic reversal of the growth years that came to an abrupt halt in 2008.

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