Doña Ana County

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  •              A recent vacancy on the Doña Ana County Internal Audit Advisory Committee has opened a potential opportunity for a new board member.

  •             Dist. 5 Doña Ana County Commissioner Manuel A. Sanchez is reaching out to the communities in Placitas, Radium Springs and Doña Ana, over the next few weeks.
                Seeking to listen and answer constituents’ questions, Sanchez also provides updates on county news and projects. He said he hopes more people join him at these meetings to discuss concerns that are important or urgent to residents in the neighborhoods he represents.

  •             The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. 

  •      Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement, along with Planning and Constituent Services representatives will go door-to-door in the Chaparral area, Thursday, Oct. 10.

  • Doña Ana County Detention Center Director Daniel PetersDoña Ana County Manager Fernando R. Macias announced the appointment of Daniel Peters as Director of the Doña Ana County Detention Center.

    In this role, Peters will be in charge of the entire detention center facility. He brings broad experience in public service and as an independent consultant to private prison corporations.  Most recently, Peters was warden at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility for the New Mexico Corrections Department in Las Cruces.

  •  A portion of Crawford Road, near the New Mexico state line just north of Santa Teresa, will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24 while Doña Ana County roads crews replace a damaged culvert.

    Traffic will be detoured to Gardner Road and Borderland Road during the project, which is expected to be complete on Thursday, Sept. 26.

    Warning signs will be prominently posted. Motorists are advised to slow down, exercise caution, and expect delays in the construction area

  • New K9 Dallas

                Dallas, the six-year-old giant schnauzer that was introduced to Doña Ana County in 2015 as an addition to the detention center’s Special Operations Response Team, has received a new assignment at the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office.
               The transfer took place this week at the Doña Ana County Detention Center. Dallas, who was purchased as a riot-disturbance K9, is also a drug-sniffing dog and will be used at DASO to reestablish the department’s K9 division.
                A series of retirements earlier this year forced Sheriff Kim Stewart to temporarily shelve the program.

                According to Stewart, Dallas will be placed with a handler within her agency while she posts for a collateral duty assignment among current deputies. The selected deputy will attend specialized K9 training along with Dallas.