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                In order to contain and eradicate the outbreak of distemper at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley, the facility is unable to accept the impoundment of stray animals until Sept 15. During that time frame, people who find stray animals should follow the reporting requirements of the local animal control code.


                In letter hand-delivered late this morning to Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Benjamin L. Rawson, Doña Ana County Clerk Scott A. Krahling tendered his resignation, effective Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. A copy of the letter is attached.
                Per state statute, the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners will appoint a replacement clerk to serve out the remainder of Krahling’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2020.


                Doña Ana County opioid overdose prevention program is continuing to reduce the number of prescription drug opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events through the grant awarded by the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse Prevention that facilitates training of non-traditional first responders and key community sectors and the distribution of the opioid overdose reversal drug, Narcan.


                Working with grant funding from Maddie’s Lifesaving Academy, Austin Pets Alive!, a nonprofit organization, has been in Las Cruces to help the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley to recover from a recent outbreak of distemper
                ASCMV staff are working proactively to end this outbreak by getting all sick or exposed dogs out of the shelter and reworking the intake process to protect any new dogs.

                Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, to allow employees to observe the Labor 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 checkpoints will be in place throughout the holiday weekend to apprehend impaired drivers.


          Doña Ana County’s participation in the annual Read Across America initiative will benefit from a $2,500 grant secured last week by the Doña Ana County Community and Constituent Services Office.
         The grant was awarded by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation based on an application that was submitted last November.


         Residents of both Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces will soon get a charge out of a recent grant secured by the Doña Ana County Keep America Beautiful affiliate, which is coordinated by Irene Holguin of Doña Ana County’s Environmental Codes Department.

  •             Doña Ana County is seeking qualified applicants who are willing to serve on the county’s Internal Audit Advisory Committee, which comprises five county residents who come from the following applicant pools: 1) Those with management experience, are certified public accountants, certified internal auditors, or business educators; and 2) Current city, state and educational institution employees with backgrounds in accounting, finance, and/or auditing.