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  •             The Doña Ana County Engineering /Road Department is nearly finished with upgrades to a multi-use path along Soledad Canyon Road, connecting Dripping Springs Road to the Soledad Canyon Day Use area at the base of the Organ Mountains.

  •          Most Doña Ana County offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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  •             A new award program, called the Board of County Commissioners Overcomer Award for middle-school students will launch on Jan. 28, at the Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners regular meeting to recognize 6th- through 8th- grade children who overcome a challenge, show significant improvement or good citizenship. 

  •             Crews with Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire late Saturday that destroyed a residential and commercial building. 
                The incident was reported at approximately 7:10 p.m. in the 200 block of West Hall Street in Hatch. According to Doña Ana County Fire Chief Nick Hempel, the fire was contained to the structure where it first began. There were no injuries reported, but the building is reportedly a total loss. 
                The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
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  •             Firefighters from Doña Ana County’s South District, with assistance from the New Mexico State University Fire Department, responded to a burning mobile home in Mesquite Sunday night.

                The fire was first reported at 8:44 p.m. in the 400 block of N.M. Highway192. 

     According to Battalion Chief Kellen Tarkington, crews arrived to find the home approximately 25 percent involved in fire, with smoke and flames coming from the structure. Crews fought the fire from inside the home, which quickly contained the fire to the areas that were already affected. 

  •              In the first month of 2020, two Lubbock first responders were struck and killed while working a crash scene. Another firefighter was critically injured.      
                The news has prompted reminders from fire chiefs and law enforcement nationwide for motorists to be cautious and move over when fire crews, EMTs and law enforcement are present at the scene of a crash or other incident.

  •             Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services will celebrate 17 graduates who successfully completed the 25th Firefighter Academy.  The swearing in ceremony at the Board of County Commissioners Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.Line appointment training for the 25th Academy

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