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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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  •             Doña Ana County’s main webpage,, will be temporarily offline on Saturday, Feb. 23 for system maintenance.

  •             Seventeen couples said “I do” at the Doña Ana County Government Center, taking advantage of free wedding ceremonies that were offered on Valentine’s Day.

  •             Personnel with the Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement Department will host an informational meeting for residents in the village of Doña Ana on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The meeting will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Doña Ana Community Resource Center, 5745 Ledesma Drive.

  •             Couples looking to tie the knot this Valentine’s Day in Doña Ana County can save some time waiting in line with online marriage license applications, according to Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin.       
                According to Askin, the clerk’s office typically sees a spike in the number of marriage license applications processed on the year’s most romantic holiday.

  •             During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners unanimously proclaimed Wednesday, Feb. 13 as Ray Luchini Day in Doña Ana County.
                The designation is in honor of Reynold B. “Ray” Luchini, who passed away on Jan. 25.  

  •             The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in room 1-113 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. 

  •                The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has scheduled at least three checkpoints and saturation patrols during the month of February. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths.

  •             Most Doña Ana County offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, to allow employees to observe the Presidents Day holiday. Emergency services and law enforcement in the field will not be affected, but the administrative offices of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department will be closed.

         Ten new detention center officers will be sworn in after having successfully completed the seven-week Basic Detention Officers’ Academy at the Doña Ana County Detention Center.
         The public is invited to attend the graduation ceremony, which will take place in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center on Friday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m.

  •           Thirty-five panels that tell the story of Anne Frank will be on display to the public at the Doña Ana County Government Center Wednesday, Feb. 6.