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  •             A missing 92-year-old Doña Ana County man was located within two hours of wandering from his home Monday evening, thanks to his Project Lifesaver bracelet that successfully tracked his location.

                Severo Rodriguez, who lives with his family in the 15000 block of B Street in Organ, had reportedly left home at approximately 5:45 p.m. When Rodriguez’s granddaughter noticed he was missing, she immediately called Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority.


                The Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA) is seeking applications from individuals interested in filling an appointed position on the CRRUA Board of Directors. The application deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.


                Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement, along with staff from Planning and Constituent Services, as well as representatives from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will be going door-to-door in the community of Berino on Thursday, June 15, to offer education on domestic animal ordinances, trash accumulation, inoperable vehicles, weed control and other potential codes violations.


                The Doña Ana County Community and Constituent Services Office has scheduled a community outreach meeting in Mesquite to help residents from that area with getting assistance from local, state and federal government agencies.


                 The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners has increased utility rates in Doña Ana County in order to continue serving customers with safe and effective wastewater treatment methods.

                The increases will be phased in over a five-year period. The new rates become effective on July 10, 2017, and they will be reflected on the August 2017 billings.


                For decades, historians have been hungry to determine whether any official document existed that assigned blame for the murder of former Doña Ana County and Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett – the man who gained fame and notoriety for tracking down and killing Billy the Kid.

                Late last year, a Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office employee came across that document in a box of unarchived materials.


                If we want to increase civic participation, we need to build partnerships and have two-way conversations about why people don’t vote and encourage them to vote in every election.  Democracy is worth our effort, and a responsibility we all share.  

  •             A Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputy has received top honors statewide for his work to educate youth about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

                Deputy Jamar Cotton, who has been with DASO since 2011, is a certified instructor for the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, an evidence-based drug abuse prevention curriculum built around classroom instruction for children in elementary school. 


                Doña Ana County continues to accept applications for positions on the Doña Ana County Valuation Protests Board.

                The two-year appointment requires a commitment of a number of full workdays –  possibly up to two full work weeks – each year for protest hearings.  The New Mexico State Department of Taxation and Revenue will reimburse each board member at a rate of $80 per day and 43 cents per mile for round-trip transportation to the Doña Ana County Government Center for days on which there are scheduled hearings.


                District 2 Doña Ana County Commissioner Ramon S. Gonzalez will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Anthony to discuss immigration issues.

                After introductory comments by the commissioner, brief comments will be made by representatives from the offices of Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich and Congressman Steve Pearce.