Press Releases: 2012
For live, brief weekly updates of county news, tune in Wednesdays to Jack Lutz in the Morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. on The Rocket 99.9 or on Your Morning Show at approximately 8:10 a.m. on KVLC, 101-Gold. On Thursday mornings, you can tune in to the following stations: KGRT Morning Country Show with Joel and Patricia at approximately 7:40 a.m., then on HOT 103.1’s Morning Show (approx. 8:02-8:05 a.m.). In addition, you can hear updates throughout the week at various times on AM 570, KSNM.
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UPDATES: SANTA TERESA HAZMAT INCIDENT
Oct. 31, 2012, 6 a.m. As of 9:49 p.m. on Oct. 30, the Doña Ana County Industrial Park was reopened for business and the Doña Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa reopened to air traffic and personnel. Hazmat testing at the scene yielded no results. An investigation by the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department and the New Mexico State Police remains underway to determine what made people ill at the industrial park on Oct. 30.
PET ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOV. 3-4
The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct pet adoption events Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. Available for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. read more...
UPDATES POSTED HERE AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE: HAZ-MAT TEAMS ON SCENE IN SANTA TERESA; EVACUATION ZONE ESTABLISHED; 200 BEING TREATED FOR EXPOSURE TO UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE
Santa Teresa High School is being used as a shelter for evacuees in southern Doña Ana County, where a hazardous-materials incident is developing. Air-quality testing is underway to determine what is making people sick in the area.
HAZ-MAT TEAMS ON SCENE IN SANTA TERESA; EVACUATION ZONE ESTABLISHED; 200 BEING TREATED FOR EXPOSURE TO UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE
In response to a developing hazardous-materials situation, the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department Hazardous Materials Response Team has established a command post at Airport Road and the Pete V. Domenici Highway near the Doña Ana County Industrial Park and the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. read more...
HAZ-MAT TEAMS RESPONDING TO SANTA TERESA; NEARBY RESIDENTS ADVISED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Service Department Hazardous Materials Response Team is responding in conjunction with New Mexico State Police to a developing situation near the Doña Ana County Industrial Park at 2500 Airport Road near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.
ELLINS: CALLS WERE MISLEADING; EARLY VOTING CONTINUES
Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins has issued a statement regarding misleading calls reported by many Doña Ana County residents on Saturday, Oct. 27. The calls indicated that early voting in Doña Ana County had ended. Ellins said early voting continues at seven sites in Doña Ana County through Saturday, Nov. 3, in advance of the Nov. 6 General Elections.
SEVEN INMATES INDICTED IN JAIL AFFRAY
A grand jury has indicted seven Doña Ana County Detention Center inmates following an affray that happened on the evening of Sept. 23, 2012 inside two dayrooms at the detention center.
ANTI-GANG INITIATIVE RECEIVES DONATION
The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Gang Resistance Education and Training program received a $1,000 boost Friday thanks to the contribution of a local business.
COUNTY SEEKS TO FILL HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD VACANCY
The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Commission.
PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED ON SATURDAY, OCT. 26
The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, Oct. 26. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at multiple off-site pet adoption events.
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