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                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.


                Third Judicial District Judge James T. Martin has dismissed a civil case against Doña Ana County and Sheriff’s Deputy Jamar Cotton, a recipient of the 2017 New Mexico True Heroes award. The dismissal is dated Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.


                A portion of Doña Ana Road north of Las Cruces will be closed for most of Wednesday, Sept. 12, while crews work to pump out flood waters. The closure will affect the area near the intersection of Doña Ana Road and Lujan Hill Road.
                The emergency closure will get underway at about 9:30 a.m., and the road will reopen when the pumping is completed. 



                By a 3-2 vote along party lines, the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners chose Amanda Lopez Askin as the next Doña Ana County clerk.
                Askin will resign her position with the New Mexico Department of Health to assume the duties of county clerk, and her swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled soon.

  •             The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. 

  • Fourteen people have applied to fill the vacancy left by Doña Ana County Clerk Scott A. Krahling’s resignation, which takes effect Friday, Sept. 7.

    The deadline to apply was today at 5 p.m.

    The applicants are as follows:

  •          The Chaparral Mobile Constituent Services Outreach Clinic will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Delores Wright Community Resource Center, 400 Lisa Dr. in Chaparral.
                District 2 Doña Ana County Commissioner Ramon Gonzalez and local staff from the congressional delegation offices have been invited to attend.