With a mostly modest showing, all categories of Ketchum's local option taxes came in higher last month than the same period last year—the second month in a row with all percentages on the plus side.
Ketchum's LOT receipts for January, as reported to the city in February, totaled $177,039.
That represents a nearly 4 percent increase over the same month last year and is approximately $16,000 more than budgeted for the month.
Room receipts saw the biggest gain. Numbers in that category totaled $9,910, nearly 17 percent more than the same month last year.
Condo receipts came in at $17,608, an approximately 16 percent increase over February 2005.
Receipts for liquor by the glass were bumped up just over 5 percent, reaching $19,567 this February.
The "other retail receipts" category showed a tiny gain, amounting to $106,669, or about 1 percent more than the same month last year.
Receipts from building materials came in at $23,285, or just under 4 percent more than last February.
LOTs received so far this fiscal year are 7.51 percent ahead of last year.
The city of Ketchum collects a 2 percent sales tax on condos, hotels and liquor by the glass, and a 1 percent tax on items in the other categories.
The money goes into the city's general fund and helps defray expenses related to capital improvements.