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    The Las Cruces Mobile Constituent Services Outreach Clinic will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
               District 3 Doña Ana County Chairman Benjamin Rawson will be participating. Local staff from the congressional delegation offices also have been invited to attend.

  •  Doña Ana County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez has mailed 2018’s first-half property tax bills, and he reminds property owners that they have until Dec. 10 to pay their first-half property taxes before state-mandated interest and penalties begin to accumulate. 
            Citing convenience as a priority for his office, Rodriguez said payments can be made in a number of ways, such as:

    • By mailing payment to the Treasurer’s Office using the self-addressed envelope provided with the tax notice.

                More than 100 pieces of original student artwork from the Las Cruces and Gadsden Public Schools have been installed in the first-floor corridors of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd. in Las Cruces. The exhibit includes paintings, etchings, photographs and drawings. The artists range in age from elementary students to high schoolers.

  •             The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. 

                Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, to allow employees to honor our nation’s veterans. 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.
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    Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.


         Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, and the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department wants all Doña Ana County residents to replace their smoke-alarm batteries at the same time they reset their household clocks.
         To make it easier than ever, volunteers and fire staff from Doña Ana County and other jurisdictions will be deployed today at various locations throughout the county to give away brand new Duracell 9-volt batteries. The limit is nine per household.


                The remains of 24 people whose bodies were not claimed will be buried at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces, with Jess Williams officiating the non-denominational service.
                Each of the bodies has been cremated, and the remains have been in the custody of the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department for two years, as required by state law. No family or friends came forward during that period to claim the remains.


         Nineteen new firefighters will be sworn in Thursday after having successfully completed the 21st Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Firefighter Academy. 
         The academy consists of 88 hours of classroom instruction and skills practice over the course of 10 consecutive weekends. Topics of instruction include fire safety, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers, forcible entry, fire streams, proper use of gear and equipment, and ropes.