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  • 2018 Recycling & Solid Waste Awards Announced
    Las Cruces Area Recyclers Bring home five of the New Mexico Recycling & Solid Waste Diversion Awards!
    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Sarah Pierpont, New Mexico Recycling Coalition Executive Director
    505-603-0558 cell

  •             The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. 

                Most Doña Ana County offices will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018, to allow employees to observe the Columbus Day holiday. 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.
    Saturation patrols and anti-DWI checkpoints are planned by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department and other area law-enforcement agencies.    


                Third Judicial District Judge Manuel I. Arrieta has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Anthony Water and Sanitation District (AWSD) against the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office and Bureau of Elections pertaining to a March 20 special mail-in election on the issue of whether to impose additional gross receipt taxes on business operations with the district’s coverage area. 

  •              Deputies, civilian staff, members of the media and Doña Ana County residents got the first glimpse of the newest tool against drunk driving in Doña Ana County Wednesday morning – a state-of-the-art mobile DWI vehicle that will be used at checkpoints and saturation patrols starting as early as December. 


                Doña Ana County has introduced a new line of coupons for use at its solid-waste convenience stations.
                The cost to dump a standard load at the county’s solid-waste convenience stations is $4. The new coupon cards are sold in three denominational increments: $12, $24 and $48. Attendants at the county’s solid-waste convenience stations will punch the coupons each time they are presented.
                Each value has its own color. 

                Fourteen new detention center officers will be sworn in after having all successfully completed the seven-week Basic Detention Officers’ Academy at the Doña Ana County Detention Center.
                The public is invited to attend the graduation ceremony, which will take place in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center on Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m., featuring an honor guard and presentation of the colors.


                Doña Ana County Manager Fernando R. Macias has announced the selection of Bob Bunting as director of the county’s Information Technology Department.
                Bunting came to Doña Ana County in May of 2007 as an IT programmer. In August of 2007, he was promoted to the position of IT network, system and communication manager.