Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
This weekend was busy in Silver City. Continental Divide Trail Days were held Saturday in the Big Ditch. Across town at Fox Field, the Opening Ceremony for the Grant County Senior Olympics was held, despite the fact that some events have already taken place. In the evening, Bullard Street was filled with music and dancing as part of ToadFest at the Little Toad Creek.
After serving Hidalgo County residents for 20 years, Melody Richins retired from Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) after providing 12 years of service with the organization. Most recently, Melody served as Program Coordinator for the New Mexico Graduation Reality and Dual- Role Skills (GRADS) programs on behalf of HMS’ Family Support Services Department.
In sports news, Number 23 Colorado Mesa University made a clean sweep of the WNMU softball team after four games held over the weekend. Both games Sunday ended in the fifth inning in favor of Colorado Mesa with scores of 8-0 and 9-1.
The WNMU women’s golf team is in fifth after the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship Stroke Play, which took place Sunday at the Coldwater Golf Club. Freshman Shelby Turner tied for eighth individually, and junior Bobbi Pierson tied for 13th. Pierson also earned the RMAC Summit Award for the second straight year. The Summit Award is given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA in their sport and will be competing in the conference championships. Pierson holds a 4.0 GPA and is majoring in kinesiology.
Today, State Auditor Tim Keller released a list of entities that received problematic audit opinions during the last audit cycle. For the first time, this year the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) began tracking the audits with opinions from independent auditors that indicate the financial statements may contain material and pervasive misstatements (called “adverse” or “disclaimer” opinions). Entities that receive “negative” audit opinions are now being added to the OSA “At-Risk” list.