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For live, brief weekly updates of county news, tune in Wednesdays to the Zia Country Morning Show at approximately 7:15 a.m. at 99.5 on your dial, and on Magic 105 at approximately 7:50 a.m., and on Your Morning Show at approximately 8:15 a.m. on KVLC, 101-Gold. On Thursday mornings, you can tune in to the KGRT Morning Country Show at approximately 7:15 a.m., then on KSNM 98.7 from about 8:25-8:33, and finally on HOT 103.1's Morning Show (approx. 8:10-8:15.

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  • Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed all day Monday, Sept. 6, to commemorate Labor Day. Emergency services and law enforcement will not be affected.

    The South Central Solid Waste Transfer Center and the county’s solid-waste convenience stations in Anthony, La Mesa, Hill, Butterfield, Mesquite, La Union, Hatch and Garfield will be closed all day Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, and will resume normal operations Friday, Sept. 10, 1999 at 7:30 a.m.

  • The Doña Ana County Detention Center will receive $386,524 this week in federal funds to help reimburse the county for the costs of housing documented illegal aliens detained locally by the state.

  • RADIUM SPRINGS – On Sunday, August 22, Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Gilbert T. Apodaca will open the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Radium Springs Community Center. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.

    The Robledo Community Association – whose members will take over the administrative duties at the center upon its completion – will be on hand for the ceremony.

  • The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has issued a warning to residents of Doña Ana County regarding flood conditions along the Rio Grande.

    Heavy rains in areas north of Doña Ana County have filled the riverbed to capacity. Forecasts calling for more rain could mean more flooding to homes, farms, businesses and parks near the river.

  • The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners has approved $110,000 in services and cash to support the construction of six new soccer fields in Las Cruces. The County will perform earth-moving services valued at $70,000 and will contribute $40,000 cash to the initiative spearheaded by the High Noon Soccer League.

  • A problem blamed on wet transmission lines is disrupting calls to the Doña Ana County Manager’s Complex.

    Sandra Medina, a communications specialist with the county, said US West was notified of the problem mid-morning Wednesday, July 28, and had crews looking into the problem almost immediately. She said the US West crews believe that the main line coming into the Manager’s Complex is being hampered by moisture, causing all incoming calls to be answered with a busy signal.

  • Out of 2,641 property valuation protests received by the Doña Ana County Assessor’s Office in 1999, all but 609 have been resolved. The remaining protesters have been sent letters explaining the protest process and what action, if any, has been taken to amend the original property valuation.

  • At its July 27 meeting, the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners will discuss implementation of a solid-waste plan by which property owners in unincorporated areas of the county will be assessed a monthly fee of $12 for each single-family residence on their property or properties.

    Residents who contract with private haulers for weekly, curbside trash pick-up would be exempted from paying the fee.

  • In a statewide competition among county emergency response agencies, Doña Ana County and American Medical Response pulled in three of 1999's most coveted awards: the EMS Systems Excellence Award; the Health Promotion Award; and the Intermediate EMT of the Year Award.

    All the awards are scheduled to be presented at a banquet later this month in Santa Fe.

  • Federal officials have reviewed and approved plans by Doña Ana County to design and build a wastewater collection and treatment system near the Santa Teresa border area of Doña Ana County.