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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Members of the Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners will meet with staff and members of the public at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Courthouse to discuss options for solid-waste operations in the county.

  • With the exception of emergency services, all Doña Ana County offices will be closed the afternoon of Friday, April 2. All offices will resume normal operating hours on Monday, April 5.

  • Three positions on the Doña Ana County Planning and Zoning Commission will be up for appointment or reappointment effective May 1, 1999.

    The Planning and Zoning Commission considers issues related to land use and development at public hearings and meetings. Regular meetings are held twice monthly at 9 a.m. at the Doña Ana County Courthouse Commission Chambers, typically on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

  • Few people know how many independent water systems are owned and operated in Doña Ana County. The number is 89.

    At least 30 of those have been meeting together each month in 1999 to explore the formation of a cooperative organization aimed at networking, sharing resources and seeking common solutions to common problems.