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  •  A portion of Crawford Road, near the New Mexico state line just north of Santa Teresa, will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24 while Doña Ana County roads crews replace a damaged culvert.

    Traffic will be detoured to Gardner Road and Borderland Road during the project, which is expected to be complete on Thursday, Sept. 26.

    Warning signs will be prominently posted. Motorists are advised to slow down, exercise caution, and expect delays in the construction area

  • Dist. 2 Doña Ana County Commissioner Ramon S. Gonzalez will host four community meetings for residents, throughout September and October, as follows:
     

    Date Time Site Address
    sEPT. 25 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church classroom 1320 Mercantil Ave.
     La Union
    Oct. 9 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Delores Wright
    Community Resource Center
    400 E. Lisa Dr.
    Chaparral
    Oct. 16 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Chamberino Fire Station 301 S. Medina Rd.
    Chamberino
    Oct. 30 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jetport Hazmat Building 8014 Airport Rd.
    Santa Teresa
     
  • Dist. 5 Doña Ana County Commissioner Manuel A. Sanchez will host two community outreach meetings for residents this month.

             The first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Placitas Community Resource Center, 241 Monticello Avenue in Hatch.
    The second will be on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Radium Springs Community Resource Center, 12060 Lindbeck Road in Radium Springs.
    Sanchez encourages constituents with questions, ideas or suggestions about how to improve their community to attend.

  • Before a potential disaster strikes, several Doña Ana County first-response agencies participated in a test exercise Tuesday to check radio communication interoperability between one another. New Mexico State Police Officer Sandy Lopez, left, and Sgt. J.L. Arellano receive instructions over the radio as part of a test exercise with the Office of Emergency Management Tuesday.
                The exercise was organized jointly by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee. Area agencies that participated include New Mexico State Police, Las Cruces Police, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services, the U.S. Border Patrol, American Medical Response, Civil Air Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, Sunland Park Police and Fire Departments, and the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA).

  • Mrs. Delk, Alvillar discuss target practice issue with District 5 Commissioner Sanchez.
    Hunting season is open and about a dozen residents in the North Del Rey Boulevard neighborhood are concerned about target practice on and near their homes throughout the day or night, they said. 

    Almost a dozen residents from that area reached out to Doña Ana County representatives recently, concerned for their own safety and for Interstate 25 drivers and passengers. Doña Ana County Manager Fernando Macias, Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division Commander, Captain Manion Long and Office of the Flood Commission Director John Gwynne met with the constituents to discuss their concerns and viable solutions.

  • New K9 Dallas

                Dallas, the six-year-old giant schnauzer that was introduced to Doña Ana County in 2015 as an addition to the detention center’s Special Operations Response Team, has received a new assignment at the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office.
               The transfer took place this week at the Doña Ana County Detention Center. Dallas, who was purchased as a riot-disturbance K9, is also a drug-sniffing dog and will be used at DASO to reestablish the department’s K9 division.
                A series of retirements earlier this year forced Sheriff Kim Stewart to temporarily shelve the program.

                According to Stewart, Dallas will be placed with a handler within her agency while she posts for a collateral duty assignment among current deputies. The selected deputy will attend specialized K9 training along with Dallas.

  •             Together with community partners and the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County has launched an online survey designed to gauge residents’ perceptions of local quality of life services.

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