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Swingle brings transparency and reality to T or C’s budgeting process: Part 3

by Kathleen Sloan | May 14, 2021
8 min read

Swingle brings transparency and reality to T or C’s budgeting process: Part 2

by Kathleen Sloan | May 12, 2021
9 min read

Third day on the job, Swingle brings transparency and reality to T or C’s budgeting process

by Kathleen Sloan | May 10, 2021
11 min read

Morris Madrid now CFO at Luna Community College

by Kathleen Sloan | May 7, 2021
2 min read

GRT is up in Elephant Butte, but Sierra del Rio Golf Course requires greater public subsidy

by Kathleen Sloan | April 26, 2021
2 min read

Capital projects report: nearly $7 million added to T or C debt load so far this year

by Kathleen Sloan | March 16, 2021
3 min read

T or C will hold public hearings on grant/loan applications for electrical and other equipment, with implications for utility fees

by Kathleen Sloan | March 5, 2021
6 min read

State Department of Finance analysis gives T or C’s second-quarter performance a passing grade

by Kathleen Sloan | March 3, 2021
7 min read

Elephant Butte’s second-quarter financial report shows the city is holding its own, despite still subsidizing golf course

by Kathleen Sloan | February 23, 2021
3 min read

Sierra County Commissioners have blocked Spaceport tax board from exercising fiscal oversight for years

by Kathleen Sloan | February 3, 2021
11 min read

Sierra County Commission selects Commissioner Jim Paxon to serve on board overseeing Spaceport tax revenues

by Kathleen Sloan | January 12, 2021
3 min read

Local governments missing out by competing, rather than coordinating, with one another for capital outlay monies

by Kathleen Sloan | December 21, 2020
6 min read

Spaceport Authority board approves $20 million in “urgently required critical infrastructure developments” despite Spaceport’s lack of a strategic business plan

by Kathleen Sloan | December 9, 2020
7 min read

Elephant Butte’s inability to pinpoint expenditures made with a $600,000 loan blamed on administrative turnover

by Kathleen Sloan | December 3, 2020
3 min read

Nor-Lea Special Hospital District CEO David Shaw attributes success to public engagement

by Kathleen Sloan | December 2, 2020
4 min read

Sierra Vista Hospital’s problems are rooted in hidden contention among leaders and over-borrowing, says Senator John Arthur Smith

by Kathleen Sloan | November 30, 2020
11 min read

Sierra County to disburse nearly $300,000 in CARES funds to local small businesses soon

by Debora Nicoll | November 20, 2020
4 min read

$50,000 wastewater asset management plan will ID future projects

by Kathleen Sloan | November 18, 2020
3 min read

Changing ownership and governance of Sierra Vista Hospital to a “special hospital district” is on legislative menu again

by Kathleen Sloan | November 11, 2020
6 min read

Spaceport America Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan on hold for a year

by Kathleen Sloan | November 6, 2020
3 min read
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