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  • Packing a dozen years of experience in fire prevention, protection and investigation, Adolfo Zubia has been hired as Doña Ana County’s new fire marshal. He replaces interim fire marshal Jerry Adams, whose last day will be Oct. 30.

  • Applying for an absentee ballot means the voter has made a choice not to visit the polls, and Doña Ana County Clerk Rita Torres said voters who change their minds will encounter problems if they try to enter a voting booth on Election Day.

  • Early voting in Doña Ana County is in full swing. Any registered voter can vote early during business hours at the following locations: Room 104 of the Doña Ana County Courthouse at 251 W. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces; the Hatch School Board Room at 403 Main St. in Hatch; the Anthony Community Center at 875 N. Main St. in Anthony; and the East Mesa Fire Station at the corner of Porter Road and Highway 70 just east of Las Cruces. Each site also will be open all day Saturday, Oct.

  • In response to a deluge of more than 6,600 Doña Ana County residents requesting absentee voting privileges through Oct. 22, the county’s Bureau of Elections has hired on additional temporary help to process the incoming applications and mail out absentee voting materials.

  • DOÑA ANA – Residents here will take part in festivities Saturday, Oct. 31 to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the village’s wastewater hook-up lines, which means more than 350 septic systems will be retired over the next two years as the village begins pumping wastewater to the treatment plant in the City of Las Cruces.

  • The following opinion statement is Doña Ana County Manager Fernando Macias’ response to the allegations made by Sunland Park Mayor Jesus Segura in a press conference held today in Las Cruces:

  • Doña Ana County’s Information Services Department and the City of Las Cruces have entered into a trial project to make a wide range of the city’s public documents accessible through the Internet.
    Peter Cooper, county information services director, said the agreement expands on cooperative agreements in other areas between the two entities, such as the sharing of fiber-optic telephone lines and a common geographic information database.

  • More than 125 of the state’s emergency-call dispatchers will be in Las Cruces Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 23, for the annual co-meeting of the state chapters of the Association of Public-safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

  • Up until 1998, recruits being trained for law enforcement jobs in Doña Ana County had to spend five days at a state-sanctioned obstacle course in Santa Fe at a cost of $75 per person per day, plus transportation.
    But this year, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office and the Las Cruces Police Department found a bare spot of land, put in $1,250 each and got volunteers to donate labor to built their own obstacle course that meets all state standards for law-enforcement training.

  • Voters in Doña Ana County who want to avoid long lines at the polls on Nov. 3 will have the option to vote early, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.