State auditor calls for Patrick Lyons resignation at PRC (updated)

Robin Fornoff Two key state officials spent most of Thursday accusing each other of incompetence over an audit that charges the scandal-ridden Public Regulation Commission is corrupt from top to bottom. State Auditor Hector Balderas, a Democrat, set it off in the morning, calling on PRC chairman and Clovis native Patrick Lyons, a Republican, to […]

State auditor stops in Portales

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas, right, who is running for the U.S. Senate, stopped in Portales Thursday morning to visit with city, university officials and community members at Eastern New Mexico University. Balderas told community members, such as ENMU faculty member Leslie Paternoster, he wants to bring the agenda of […]

County audit report released

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More than $19,000 in 2007 Curry County Fair revenues are missing, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. A state auditor’s report released Friday indicated accounting discrepancies in three areas: Startup cash, a motocross event and gate receipts. The report cited poor accounting procedures and policies regarding handling of money […]

Audit on unaccounted county fair funds to be released

CNJ staff State Auditor Hector Balderas said he plans to release his report today on unaccounted for funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. Balderas said the report, which contains recommendations and verifies how much money is unaccounted for, will be released to the County Commission and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. County Manager […]

Auditor: Funds investigation complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer State Auditor Hector Balderas said Monday he has completed his audit of 2007 Curry County fair funds and plans to share it with county officials this week. In February, county officials requested the state audit 2007 fair funds accounts in an effort to find up to $11,000 in unaccounted […]

State auditor announces special audit of Curry County fund

(Santa Fe, NM)- State Auditor Hector Balderas announced today that he will conduct a Special Audit of the Curry County Treasurer’s Office focusing on the management of the Curry County Fair Motor Cross Fund. Discrepancies pertaining to the fund were brought to the Auditor’s attention and he believes a Special Audit is warranted. “I am […]

More county fair funds may be missing

File photo The Curry County Fair is held in August. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More revenue from the 2007 county fair appears to be unaccounted for and a state auditor has been recruited to assist Curry County in the investigation, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle said he discovered a discrepancy of […]