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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  • A $15,600 community beautification grant from the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department will allow Doña Ana County to team up with local youth and civic groups for community education and clean-up operations.

    Secured by Steve Givens of the Doña Ana County Grants Department, the beautification money will go toward both educational programs on the adverse effects of litter and practical programs designed to get litter picked up at an array of county sites.

  • When Doña Ana County Sheriff Juan Hernandez walks fully uniformed into a classroom filled with seventh-graders, he almost always gets their undivided attention. He’ll be using that leverage this year to teach a simple lesson: Gang life is a dead-end road.

  • At its 5 p.m. meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed county ordinance that would give low-income property owners a tax rebate. The public hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers at 251 W. Amador Ave., in Las Cruces. The public is encouraged to attend and participate.

  • A computer failure incapacitated the main telephone lines into Doña Ana County’s downtown Las Cruces offices for a little more than four hours Wednesday.

  • When Memorial Medical Center became a non-profit entity in 1998, Doña Ana County was given the responsibility to appoint two area residents to the hospital’s Nominating Committee, which submits names to the board of directors when board vacancies occur.

    County Manager Fernando Macias said the county is now accepting applications from interested residents who would like to serve on the Nominating Committee for the next board-nomination cycle.

  • Applicants are being sought by the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners for appointment to the County Planning and Zoning Commission to fill the unexpired term of Herman Ortiz (until April 30, 2000).

    According to County Manager Fernando Macias, each applicant should have an interest in the development trends and standards for Doña Ana County. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5 p.m. FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 1999.

  • Doña Ana County will turn over the keys March 1 to two satellite buildings – one in the Village of Doña Ana and the other in west Las Cruces – that will be operated by the New Mexico Department of Health.

    Each of the 3,000-square-foot modular buildings will house laboratories, pharmacies, nutrition centers, educational classrooms, administrative areas and reception space, as well as restrooms. Both facilities will be completely handicap-accessible.

  • Various media reports about upcoming road projects in Doña Ana County have apparently been confusing to some consumers of the news. We offer the following clarifications for your consideration.

  • Doña Ana County Commissioner Carlos Garza has persuaded the U.S./Mexico Border Counties Coalition to hold its spring meeting in Las Cruces. That meeting is tentatively scheduled for late May or early June of 1999.

  • 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.