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                 Doña Ana County Commission Chairwoman Isabella Solis will host an East Mesa community meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Organ Community Resource Center on Second Street.

                Calling the event ‘Coffee with the Commissioner,’ Solis said she invites residents of Organ, Butterfield, Moongate and other District 4 communities to attend. The focus of the meeting will be on drainage, roads, community planning, community growth and county services.

  • An early-morning fire just off Interstate 10 near the Mesquite exit totally destroyed a farm and ranch supply business that operated in Doña Ana County’s South Valley for over a decade.

    Landmark Mercantile, located in the 12000 block of Stern Drive in Mesquite, housed agricultural supplies, feed and tack, and was also home to several dozen livestock.


                District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Billy G. Garrett will meet with his constituents in San Miguel at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the parish hall of San Miguel Catholic Church.

                The meeting will focus on the fate of an 11-acre site on Savannah Road that may become a community park in the future. The land was purchased with state funds in 2007, but the New Mexico Legislature has not authorized additional funding for development.


                The Monsoon Season has arrived in southern New Mexico, bringing with it isolated – and sometimes severe – thunderstorms.

                The Doña Ana County Office of Emergency Management, the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department and the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority offer the following tips for public safety and property protection in the event of heavy-rainfall events.


                Emergency reconstruction of a collapsed manhole on N.M. 478 near Vado will require significant road closures and traffic detours in the area. Local traffic and school-bus routes will be affected until the project is complete.

                Motorists who habitually use N.M. 478 between Vado and Berino are advised to plan alternate routes. Detours will be posted, and north/south traffic will be rerouted to N.M. 28, N.M. 226 and N.M. 189.

  •             Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, to allow employees to observe the Labor 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 be closed.

                Saturation patrols and checkpoints will be in place throughout the holiday weekend to apprehend impaired drivers.

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

                Checkpoints and patrols will be conducted between September 1 and September 30 at various undisclosed locations throughout Doña Ana County. Checkpoints are usually set up between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. Deputies will be looking for all types of violations, with an emphasis on intoxicated drivers.

  • Animal Service Center

    of the Mesilla Valley


    3551 Bataan Memorial West


                Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement, along with Planning and Constituent Services personnel will be going door-to-door in the Amber Mesa neighborhood on Thursday, Aug. 17, to offer education on domestic animal ordinances, recycling, trash accumulation, inoperable vehicles, weed control and other potential environmental and zoning codes violations.


           Doña Ana County road and emergency-response crews were out late Sunday into Monday responding to washed out roads, exposed utility lines and localized flooding.

            Road Superintendent Omar Soto said crews had identified major response needs along Westmoreland, Elks, El Camino Real and La Reina roads near the unincorporated village of Doña Ana.

           Other areas where crews were deployed included Faulkner Canyon Road in Radium Springs, as well as Longhorn and Rabbit Run roads on the East Mesa.