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                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.


                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.

  •            Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 24-year-old Las Cruces man for reckless driving after witnessing the man traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour.

                Aaron Morales, of the 1800 block of New Mexico Avenue, was taken into custody just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.


                Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins has announced the resignation of Chief Deputy Clerk Mario O. Jimenez III, effective Friday, Sept. 26.

                “Mario has done a terrific job for me and for the voters of Doña Ana County during his tenure,” Ellins said. “He is leaving for personal reasons, and while my staff and I are sorry to see him go, we support his decision and wish the very best for him going forward.”