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  •             The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office is reminding residents of some important deadlines to remember prior to the November 4, 2014 general election.

                Anyone who is not currently registered to vote and would like to vote in the November election has until 5 p.m. on Oct. 7 to get registered. State law requires that voter registration books be closed by the 28th day prior to the election.


                District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Billy G. Garrett will host a public meeting regarding the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center.

  • Public Meeting Notice

    Aviso de Junta Pública

    Soledad Canyon Road Corridor Study

    Hosted by District 3 Doña Ana County Commissioner Benjamin L. Rawson

    Estudio del Corredor

    Date/Fecha: October 8, 2014

    Time/Hora: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Location/Lugar: New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage

    Museum Theater

    4100 Dripping Springs Road

  •             The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley is extending a discounted rate for Doña Ana County owners of pit bull terriers to promote responsible dog ownership and reduce the number of puppies that are surrendered to the shelter.

                During the month of October, pit bull owners can have their dog(s) spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies for $30.



                Applications for four open positions on the Extra Territorial Zoning Commission are being sought by the Doña Ana County Planning and Development Department.

    The term of appointment will be two years. The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners will make the appointments at their Oct. 28 regular meeting.

    The ETZ Commission meets regularly on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center.



                Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Monday, October 13, 2014, to allow employees to observe the Columbus Day holiday. Emergency services and law enforcement in the field will not be affected, but the administrative offices of the Doña Ana County Sheriff¹s Department will be closed.


    October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the Doña County Community Coalition Against Bullying is sponsoring a pledge-signing event on Saturday, Oct. 25, during the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

      The national theme for the month of October is “The End of Bullying Begins with Me.” All who attend the Oct. 25 even in Las Cruces will be invited to draw or write something and sign their name pledging to “end bullying by beginning with yourself.”  Posters will be given to everyone who signs the pledge. 

  •     Several departments within Doña Ana County will join together Thursday, Oct. 9, to canvas a rural community south of Las Cruces to educate residents on how to clean up their neighborhoods and properly care for their animals.


                Working in conjunction with the Doña Ana County Information Technology Department, the Doña Ana County Finance Department has posted the county’s Fiscal Year 2014/2015 budget online for review by the public.

                The final budget has been approved by both the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners and the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration.

                The current budget – along with past budgets – is available for review at