Doña Ana County

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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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  • Jeffrey Garbow, the former associate warden of the La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution in Anthony, N.M., has been named administrator of the Doña Ana County Detention Facility. County Manager Fernando R. Macias made the announcement today.

  • Crews from Doña Ana County’s Rural Addressing Project will be coming to the North Valley soon. All properties in the area from the Las Cruces city limits to Fort Selden will be addressed and mapped for the permanent county files, as well as to enhance the county’s 911 emergency services.

  • Doña Ana County Manager Fernando Macias announced today that Kimberly J. Calvert of Alamogordo has accepted the position of director of human resources for the county. Calvert was one of 21 applicants for the position and three finalists.

  • Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Gilbert T. Apodaca will be among the guest speakers Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the 11 a.m. groundbreaking of the Doña Ana County Detention Center Expansion Project.

    The Detention Center is located at 1850 Copper Loop in Las Cruces, just west of 17th Street and north of Amador Avenue.

  • CHAPARRAL – Although noon meals for area residents have been steadily served at the Chaparral Community Center since mid-November of 1998, the center will host its official grand opening Thursday, Jan. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Commission Chambers to canvass the election results for the newly incorporated Spaceport City.
    Immediately following the canvassing meeting, the board will adjourn for a swearing-in ceremony, also in the Commission Chambers, presided over by Doña Ana County Clerk Rita Torres.
    For more information, call the Doña Ana County Bureau of Elections at (505) 647-7560.

  • A swearing-in ceremony for officials elected in November’s general election has been scheduled at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 31, at the recently renovated Doña Ana County Manager’s Complex at 180 W. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces.
    County Manager Fernando Macias said the ceremony will be presided over by District Judge Robert Robles, and a wide range of state and local dignitaries will be invited to attend.

  • BERINO – Septic systems here will be a thing of the past soon, now that the Border Environment Cooperation Commission has certified a new wastewater system for the village, freeing up $233,000 for technical assistance that will complement the $1.9 million construction grant already approved by the New Mexico Environmental Division.

  • A story about the ongoing investigation into the theft of $7,000 from the Doña Ana County Treasurer’s office, published in the Dec. 2 edition of the Las Cruces Sun-News, quoted Las Cruces Police Department spokesman Sgt. Joel Cano as saying, “Everything that [Det. Raul Ortiz] learned has been turned over to county officials. We turned over the entire case.”

  • Every 10 years, the task of preparing for a United States Census falls to county and municipal governments, whose officers and agents must assess the growth of housing, population and income growth in order to draw boundaries for census tabulations.