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  •             The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has scheduled several traffic projects and two anti-DWI saturation patrols during the month of January. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to increase safety on the road and reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths.
                Traffic projects address areas in Doña Ana County where speeding or other violations have been reported. There are five traffic projects scheduled in January.            


    A portion of Golden Eagle Road in Chaparral is closed for sewer-line installation construction until late April of this year.
                The section between East Lisa Drive and Wicker Road will be open to residential traffic only while the construction is underway.


         The Doña Ana County Flood Commission will host a public meeting in advance of a planned drainage master plan for the Vado and Del Cerro colonias.
         Residents will be invited to comment on the plan and the areas of biggest need.
         The meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6-7 p.m. at the Vado Del Cerro Community Center.


         Fifteen new firefighters will be sworn in Friday after having successfully completed the 22nd Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Firefighter Academy. 

  •             Deputies and civilian staff at the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department are mourning the death of retired Las Cruces Police Chief Jaime Montoya.

                The Las Cruces Police Department confirmed late Thursday that Montoya had passed away after battling cancer.

                Many law enforcement personnel at DASO knew Montoya well, and many had worked with him over his decades-long career.


                A portion of Rutledge Road north of Las Cruces will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 8, while crews work to replace a collapsed culvert.
                Traffic will be detoured to Browning and Railroad roads while the construction is underway.


                Elected officials representing Doña Ana County will be sworn in Friday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center.
                Doña Ana County Commission Vice-Chair Isabella Solis will make opening remarks following the presentation of the colors by the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Color Guard.
                The ceremony will be streamed live on the Doña Ana County website.


                Doña Ana County’s Animal Control field staff have switched to winter hours as of this week.
                Officers will be in the field from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week, excluding holidays, when the hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.