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                 The Doña Ana County Community and Constituent Services (CCS) Office has scheduled a Mobile Constituent Services Hour Clinic in Las Alturas to help residents who need assistance from local, state and federal government agencies.

                The Las Alturas Mobile Constituent Services Outreach Clinic will be held from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, at the Las Alturas Fire Station at 4145 Cholla Road, Las Cruces.


                Renegade Construction has begun removing the existing pavement on a portion of Byrum Road in Chaparral. Repaving will occur after the roadway has been cleared.

                This construction zone runs south from East Lisa Drive to Paloma Blanca Drive.

                During construction, the affected portion of the road will be closed to through traffic, but will still allow access to residences and businesses.

                Construction is scheduled through the end of November from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday.


    The Doña Ana County Flood Commission will host a public meeting for the Radium Springs area to discuss a new master drainage study and solicit public input from area residents.

    The meeting will be held Thursday Nov. 2, from 6- 7 p.m. at the Radium Springs Community Center at 12060 L.B. Lindbeck Rd. in Radium Springs, NM.

    Representatives of Smith Engineering – the company contracted to perform the study – will be on hand, along with representatives from the Doña Ana County Flood Commission.

  •   Twelve new detention center officers will be sworn in after having successfully completed the seven-week Basic Detention Officers’ Academy at the Doña Ana County Detention Center.

     The public is invited to attend their graduation ceremony, which will take place in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m.

    District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Billy G. Garrett will deliver the commencement address, and Doña Ana County Magistrate Judge Samantha Madrid will administer the oaths of service.


                 More than 100 pieces of original student artwork from the Las Cruces and Gadsden Public Schools have been installed in the first-floor corridors of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd. in Las Cruces. The exhibit includes paintings, etchings, photographs and drawings. The artists range in age from elementary students to high schoolers.


                Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, to allow employees to honor our nation’s veterans. 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.

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    Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.


                   Doña Ana County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez has mailed 2017’s first-half property tax bills, and he reminds property owners that they have until Dec. 10 to pay their first-half property taxes before state-mandated interest and penalties begin to accumulate. 

            Citing convenience as a priority for his office, Rodriguez said payments can be made in a number of ways, such as:

  • After interviewing five finalists in the past month and deliberating for about 45 minutes in closed session today, the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in open session to extend a four-year employment contract for the position of county manager to Third Judicial District Judge Fernando R. Macias.

  •             Doña Ana County has extended the deadline for applicants to the Internal Audit Advisory Committee. The new application deadline is Friday, Sept. 22.

  •             The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Community Outreach Division will host a back-to-school event this weekend to kick off the school year.

                Festivities will happen between 8 and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Butterfield Community Center, 9350 Berry Patch Lane.

                The event, which features food, games and prizes, is free and open to the public.

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