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  • Interim Doña Ana County Attorney Lisa Warren has been selected as county attorney, effective Monday, June 5.
    As county attorney, Warren will supervise a staff of four assistant county attorneys and three legal assistants. She also will oversee risk-management issues.
    County Manager Fernando R. Macias said he chose Warren because of her proven work ethic, her knowledge of governmental law and her familiarity with the issues and challenges facing Doña Ana County.

  • Doña Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez said his office has received a number of calls this week from residents who have been contacted by an El Paso firm claiming to have a copy of delinquent Doña Ana County tax rolls and offering loans to residents so they can pay the delinquent taxes.

  • Registered voters who want to vote early in the June 6 primary elections may do so at the Doña Ana County Courthouse through June 1.
    The Bureau of Elections Office on the ground floor is open to voters each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

  • With the exception of the Bureau of Elections, which will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for early voting on Memorial Day, all county offices and the county’s eight solid-waste convenience stations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2000.
    The Bureau of Elections is located in the Doña Ana County Courthouse at 251 W. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces.
    For more information, call the Public Information Office at (505) 647-7229.

  • RADIUM SPRINGS – On Saturday, May 20, Doña Ana County Commissioner Gilbert T. Apodaca will preside over the grand opening ceremony for the new Radium Springs Community Center. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a parade from the Radium Springs Fire Station to the Community Center.
    The Robledo Community Association – whose members will take over the administrative duties, with support from the county, at the center upon its completion – will be on hand for the ceremony.

  • District 2 County Commissioner Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Medina has scheduled a community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall in Anthony.

  • A special meeting of the Doña Ana County/Las Cruces Extraterritorial Zoning Commission will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2000, in the Doña Ana County Commission Chambers at 251 W. Amador Ave.
    The meeting will focus on discussion and public input related to the final draft of the new ETZ Comprehensive Plan, implementation of which will affect all residents living within the five-mile perimeter outside the Las Cruces City Limits.

  • A special meeting of the Doña Ana County/Las Cruces Extraterritorial Zoning Commission will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in the lobby of the County Manager’s Complex at 180 W. Amador Ave.
    The meeting will focus on discussion and public input related to the final draft of the new ETZ Comprehensive Plan, implementation of which will affect all residents living within the five-mile perimeter outside the Las Cruces City Limits.

  • A Tuesday evening disturbance in the Medical Unit of the Doña Ana County Detention Center is being blamed on a combination of a defective cell lock and improper adherence to procedural controls, both of which were taken advantage of by Jesse Avalos in the Medical Unit.
    The 10 p.m. disturbance was quelled by the staff, but not before Avalos, 27, and another inmate, Robert Barragan, 23, caused about $3,700 in damage to reinforced glass windows in the restricted-access area.

  • The Extra-territorial Zoning Commission (ETZ) will host a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Courthouse to discuss and receive public comment on the final draft of a comprehensive plan for the extra-territorial zone that is co-governed by Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces.

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