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  • Effective immediately, all solid waste and recycling facilities operated by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) resume normal business hours and are open to the general public. All customers are required to use masks and gloves while using the facilities and maintain social distancing.

  • The Doña Ana County Roads Department requests drivers take alternate routes around Castillo Road, between Highway NM-28 and Highway NM-228, in La Mesa, until further notice.

  • Doña Ana County Chief Deputy Clerk Lindsey Bachman announced that all unofficial results have been tabulated and submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office. Unofficial totals for participation in this election include approximately 4,700 early voting in person voters, approximately 7,400 Election Day in person voters, and approximately 14,000 voters who cast absentee ballots. In total, total turnout for the 2020 Primary Election was approximately 26,000.

  • Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County  575-525-5801 •

    OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

  • Doña Ana County Chief Deputy Clerk Lindsey Bachman announced that vote tabulations will continue on Wednesday, June 3, for the 2020 Primary Election beginning at 9:00 a.m. at 2480 Lakeside Dr in Las Cruces. As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, voters were encouraged to vote safely from home, by absentee ballot. New Mexico has a no-fault absentee process, meaning that any eligible voter can request an absentee ballot. A record high number of absentee ballots were requested and mailed out to eligible voters.

  • The Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd. will once again be closed to the public, effective at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 after the primary election closes.  All departments will continue to provide essential services. This action supports an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing in-person contact.  No date has been set for re-opening the Government Center.

  • Doña Ana County Fire & Emergency Services responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway NM-28 and San Jacinto Road on Monday June 1, in Chamberino.

    One patient was extricated and airlifted to an El Paso Hospital by Native Air and two other people involved in the accident were transported by American Medical Response, AMR to El Paso area hospitals.

    Stations 2, 13 and 16 responded to the crash.

  • Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart will distribute cloth face coverings to residents curbside at the following locations, dates and times, while supplies last:

    Date and Time



  • Dona Ana County and the International Boundary and Water Commission have received complaints that residents have been leaving trash and other debris on the levees.  It is imperative that when you enjoy the areas around the Rio Grande that you respect this natural resource and do not litter or leave trash behind.