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  • Oct. 16, 2019
                The remains of 23 people whose bodies were not claimed will be buried at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces, with Jess Williams officiating the non-denominational service.

  •      Doña Ana County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez reminds and encourages all property owners to verify their mailing address before Nov. 1, which is the date the office will mail out a property tax bill to owners on record for each property, as of Oct. 7.

  •      Doña Ana County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez awarded a new contract for tax bill printing and mailing to New Mexico nonprofit Adelante Development Center.

  • Oct. 15, 2019           
                Several vehicles and miscellaneous equipment that have rotated out of Doña Ana County’s inventory will be auctioned off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Doña Ana County Fleet Department, 2033 East Griggs Avenue in Las Cruces. The auction is open to the public.

  •             Members of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Honor Guard participated in funeral services Friday for the late Alfredo H. Garcia, a former sheriff in Doña Ana County. Garcia died Sept. 30 at the age of 89. The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Honor Guard, seen Friday prior to rendering honors for Alfredo H. Garcia. Garcia served as Doña Ana County Sheriff from 1959 to 1962.
                In 1959, Garcia was reportedly the youngest candidate elected to the sheriff’s office in Doña Ana County, serving until 1962. Prior to his election, Garcia worked as a dispatcher for the sheriff’s department after serving in the United States Army. After his term in office, he went to work for the Las Cruces Police Department as a detective and was later promoted to sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division. Garcia retired from LCPD in 1984 and returned to DASO part-time. In total, Garcia’s career in law enforcement spanned nearly four decades.

  •      The Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners acknowledged the positive impact 4-H has on our community, through the participation of 492 youths and 313 volunteers.
         Coinciding with National 4-H Week, Doña Ana County commissioners encouraged children and youths to participate in educational programs sponsored by the Cooperative Extension, a national network of more than 100 public universities that includes New Mexico State University.Photo attached for your use. From left, Larson Kirby, 4-H County Ambassador; 4-H members Brody Kirby and Brynnen Kirby; Aimee Coletti, 4-H county president; Eva Madrid, 4-H member; Teresa Dean, 4-H Program Director; and Joah Owen, 4-H member.
         Worldwide, 4-H is the largest youth organization, with nearly 7 million members. The 4-H local chapter was first organized with seven members in 1912 as a Corn Club, in Doña Ana County.

  •      The Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners designated the month of Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Doña Ana County, during their Oct. 8 regular meeting.Erlinda Portillo, president, Bellas Artes Sin Fronteras accepts Doña Ana County Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation. From left, Juan Albert, Bellas Artes Sin Fronteras board member, Christina Chavez Kelly, committee member, Portillo and Michael Ray, board member.
         The Commissioners honored the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to our society and culture.  The proclamation was accepted by Erlinda Portillo, president of Bellas Artes Sin Fronteras or fine arts without borders. “Thank you for recognizing this day as it is invaluable, in terms of moving forward and recognizing individuals in our community that have made contributions that had an impact on various areas of our community,” Portillo said.

  •      Most Doña Ana County offices will be closed Monday, October 14, to enable employees to observe the Indigenous Peoples’ (Columbus) Day national holiday.

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