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         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. 


         The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) has named Doña Ana County the winner of the FY 2017 Audit Accountability Award for large counties. The award recognizes the county’s unprecedented seven consecutive clean audits.
         Each year NMAC and the state auditor select counties that prove their dedication to ethical financial practices that safeguard their public assets.


         Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement, along with Planning and Constituent Services personnel, will be going door-to-door in the Radium Springs area on Thursday, Feb. 14, to offer education on domestic animal ordinances, recycling, trash accumulation, inoperable vehicles, weed control and other potential environmental and zoning codes violations.


                Doña Ana County Manager Fernando R. Macias has announced the appointment of Asma Jalis Dawood as Doña Ana County’s new director of financial services.
                Dawood, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a master’s degree in accounting from New Mexico State University, an MBA from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Allama Iqbal Open University in Pakistan.

  •             Scammers preying on unsuspecting residents in Doña Ana County are continuing to falsely use names associated with the Doña Ana County  Sheriff’s Department.

  •             A portion of Three Saints Road in Berino will be closed for up to 12 weeks beginning Friday, Jan. 18. The closure is to accommodate for clean-up crews that are working to remediate a gasoline spill from last month.
                 The closure will force traffic between West Berino Road and Harding Road to be rerouted onto Opitz Road.


                Elephant Butte Irrigation District officials have informed Doña Ana County that the Mesilla Dam river crossing will be closed intermittently from Jan. 21-31, impacting residents who frequently use County Road B-06.

                Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, to allow employees to observe the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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. Saturation patrols and DWI checkpoints will be conducted in the field.
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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.