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


                Doña Ana County Human Resources Director Deb Weir has been elected by her peers to lead the New Mexico Association of Counties Human Resources Affiliate for the next year.


         United Blood Services and Doña Ana County are coming together for a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in the main rotunda of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.
         Each holiday season, United Blood Services sees its blood reserves fall to critical levels. Doña Ana County invites the residents of Doña Ana County to join in giving the gift of life. The blood drive will be in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with appointment slots available every 20 minutes.


                Noting that the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners passed a Nov. 13 resolution creating a Complete Count Committee in advance of the 2020 U.S. Census, County Manager Fernando R. Macias is seeking participation from a variety of community leaders in Las Cruces, Sunland Park, Anthony Hatch and Mesilla to join the county’s committee.

  •      A new form of check fraud is circulating in Doña Ana County, and sheriff’s detectives are warning residents to be cautious when conducting business on classified advertisement websites like Craigslist.
         A Doña Ana County resident recently told sheriff’s detectives s/he had received a check in the mail from someone who had inquired about an item for sale on Craigslist. The check was made out for $1,930, and included instructions on how to cash the check and keep the “remainder in cash or Walmart gift cards” that would be “picked up at a later date.”

                Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, 2018, to allow employees to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. The administrative offices of the Doña Ana County Sheriff¹s Department will be closed.
    Emergency services and law enforcement in the field will not be affected by the closures, and both saturation patrols and anti-DWI checkpoints will be deployed at undisclosed locations and times through the duration of the holiday season.

  •      The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department will graduate nine cadets Wednesday, Nov. 21, during a ceremony scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. inside the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Boulevard. 
    The event will include the administration of the oaths of office, signifying the official transition from cadets to law-enforcement officers.