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  • Doña Ana County is seeking letters of interest from residents who would like to serve as at-large members on the county’s newly created Health Council. Four seats are available for appointment.

    The at-large members on the Doña Ana County Health Council will work alongside representatives from 20 area organizations and entities, each of which has direct interests in public health issues.

  • What is the ETZ?

    The ETZ (Extra-Territorial Zone) is a five-mile buffer zone that extends outward from the Las Cruces city limits into Doña Ana County. It has a population of about 54,000 people and an area of approximately 344 square miles.

    Why do we need an ETZ?

  • Herman Martinez has been hired as Doña Ana County’s new health programs director.

    A native of Las Vegas, N.M., Martinez comes to the county with a wealth of health-care and management experience in the United States Public Health Service. Martinez has expertise in social services, health outreach, health promotion and education, and health issues related to indigent populations. He also is familiar with budgeting, programming, planning and evaluation.

  • Doña Ana County is accepting applications for an open seat on the County Valuation Protest Board.

    The two-year appointment requires a commitment of several full workdays each year for protest hearings. The New Mexico State Department of Taxation and Revenue will reimburse each board member at the rate of $80 per day and 25-cents per mile for round-trip transportation on scheduled hearing dates to the Doña Ana County Courthouse.

  • Jerry Leyendecker has been brought on board at Doña Ana County as the new utilities administrator. He will oversee planning, development and construction of water and wastewater projects throughout the county.

  • Second-half tax collections are going “hunky-dory,” County Treasurer David Gutierrez said Tuesday. With the deadline of May 10 fast-approaching, Gutierrez said most residents are mailing in their payments or bringing them in to the Courthouse.

  • Residents of Santa Teresa and surrounding areas will have an opportunity soon to speak out publicly about a recommendation from the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission to establish community-district zoning in the developing areas of Santa Teresa.

  • Staff at the Doña Ana County Detention Center is celebrating National Correctional Workers' Week May 2-8. Traditionally, the first or second week in May is set aside nationally to honor those who work in the nation's prisons, correctional institutions, jails and detention centers.

  • A Doña Ana County Detention Center inmate who reported being stabbed Sunday morning, April 25, is back in custody at the detention center.

    Detention Center Administrator Jeff Garbow said the inmate’s wounds were “very superficial,” as decribed by staff at the detention center and at Memorial Medical Center.” The inmate was returned to the detention center shortly after being evaluated by the medical staff at Memorial Medical Center.

  • Dora Harp’s guest column in the April 9 edition of the Sun-News contains several factual errors and implications, all of which must be corrected.

    To address Mrs. Harp’s concerns.