By Greg Williams, President of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
Closed-door budget talks and a failed effort to create a transparent
The Village of Angel Fire has been behind on its audits for years, a fact made all the more painful in 2013 when Gov. Susana Martinez issued an executive order requiring that state capital outlay funds be granted only to municipalities whose annual financial audits were up-to-date. Today we share in Mayor Barbara Cottam’s joy — and relief — when she announced Monday (June 8) the Angel Fire audits are up to date.
We’re not sure we can add anything more to Michelle Duregger’s article about Joe and Loretta Giglia who are retiring at the end of this school year but we felt the duo warranted a “Thumbs Up” here. After 30 years on the job they are leaving big shoes to fill for sure, both as coaches and as teachers.
Steve Boyce, president of the Express UU Bar Ranch, Express Staffing Services and the St. James Hotel in Cimarron gave us an update on Express Aviation Service’s (EAS) plans for Raton’s Municipal Airport. According to Boyce, since taking over Fixed Base Operations (FBO) in October, EAS has spent over $500,000 on airport improvements that include a snazzy new lounge with vibrating, heated recliners, a fleet of six new rental Suburbans, LED lights on the runway, lighted wind socks, and more.