At Tuesday’s council meeting, representatives of Anderson-ZurMuehlen were on hand to meet with the council members and review the Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.
Rick Reisig and Sarah Stanger told the aldermen that the city account records are in good condition and no adjustments were necessary to the records submitted which “ensures to the council that the monthly financial reports they receive are accurate.”
In auditing language, the city audit was given a clean ‘unmodified opinion’, which used to be known as ‘unqualified with no findings’. This is the best rating a city audit can receive.
Front Range Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) received a $500 grant from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) for technology enhancements. Front Range CASA is a member of 3 Rivers Communications and thus was eligible to participate in this grant opportunity.
Kiersta Sullivan, Director of Front Range CASA, explained that the grant has made it possible to buy a new laptop computer. “We have over 50 cases in a four county area that we serve and I use my computer daily to stay in touch with all the volunteers and case workers to monitor the progress of each case. This new laptop will greatly improve our efficiency and keep us going.”
On Feb. 20, Gerald Bruner and Thales Mullennax drove the very aptly named horses Snip and Snap as they ferried their previous owner to his last resting place.
Roy Bruce purchased the horses in Canada back when they were just two-years-old and wild. It took some time to train them to drive a wagon, and several times Bruce threatened to send them to the packers due to their stubbornness. Nevertheless, a strong friendship grew between them all.
Snip and Snap took Roy and his wife Evelyn on several group cattle drives, and walked in several parades before they took their owner on his last ride.