Doña Ana County

COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY

COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY

      Most Doña Ana County offices will close Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. Emergency services and law enforcement in the field will not be affected, but the administrative offices of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department will also be closed.

     The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has scheduled several saturation patrols throughout the month of February. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths.

     The Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department offers county residents a low-cost taxi ride home through Project HOME (Helping Others Make it Home Every time), which is available Fridays, Saturdays and holidays from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

     The project is a collaborative initiative with Las Cruces Shuttle and Taxi by which a person or group who has been drinking any amount of alcohol can call (575) 524-TAXI to be picked up for a discounted ride home. Project HOME will only take people from a bar or party to the rider’s residence.     

     For up to two people, the taxi fee is a flat $5 to any destination within Doña Ana County. For up to two people, the flat fee is $10. Grant funding pays the balance of transportation charges.

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