Press Releases: 2006
For live, brief weekly updates of county news, tune in Wednesdays to Jack Lutz in the Morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. on The Rocket 99.9 or on Your Morning Show at approximately 8:10 a.m. on KVLC, 101-Gold. On Thursday mornings, you can tune in to the following stations: KGRT Morning Country Show with Joel and Patricia at approximately 7:40 a.m., then on HOT 103.1’s Morning Show (approx. 8:02-8:05 a.m.). In addition, you can hear updates throughout the week at various times on AM 570, KSNM.
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HATCH CLOSES SCHOOLS, MAYOR PREPARING DISASTER DECLARATION
All schools in Hatch are closed until at least Thursday, Aug. 17. Hatch Mayor Judd Nordyke is preparing to declare a disaster in the village.
CORRECTED: HATCH COMMAND POST IN TRANSIT AS POLICE OFFICES FLOOD
The command post for emergency response in Hatch is being relocated as a result of flooding occurring at the Hatch Police Department. The Las Cruces Fire Department Mobile Command Center is on its way to Hatch from Las Cruces for base command operations. Local officials in Hatch will continue command operations from the mobile unit within the hour.
HATCH COMMAND POST MOVED TO LAS CRUCES AS POLICE OFFICES FLOOD
The command post for emergency response in the Hatch area has been temporarily moved to the Las Cruces Fire Department headquarters as a result of flooding occurring at the Hatch Police Department. A mobile command post will be established in Hatch as soon as possible.
RIO GRANDE FLOWING STRONG, DAMS NEAR CAPACITY IN HATCH AREA
The Doña Ana County Flood Commission reports that the Rio Grande is flowing at nearly 4,000 cubic feet per second, and three flood control dams near Hatch are near capacity.
TEMPORARY EVACUEE SHELTER OPENS, COMMAND CENTER ESTABLISHED
Heavy flooding in and near Hatch has prompted the Doña Ana County Emergency Operations Center to activate. A command center in Hatch has been established at the Hatch Police Department.
EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY IN AND NEAR HATCH, MAJOR ROADS CLOSED
The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department, in conjunction with the Village of Hatch and the Hatch Volunteer Fire Department, is evacuating some residents from areas experiencing heavy flooding. read more...
COUNTY PREPARES FOR FLOOD RESPONSE
The Doña Ana County Emergency Operations Center is on standby alert, and can be activated on short notice in the event of flooding associated with storms that are expected to move through the area today and for the rest of the week.
COMMISSION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO EVALUATE COUNTY INVESTMENTS
The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications and reviewing resumes of people interested in serving on a new Investment Advisory Committee.
SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION TO BE LIMITED
Doña Ana County will restrict sandbag distribution to residents whose physical property is threatened by floodwaters. Some residents have been using sandbags to protect yards and gardens. read more...
IF DAM RUPTURES, NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS UNLIKELY TO BE AFFECTED
Flood plain experts have assured the Doña Ana County Emergency Operations Center that Doña Ana County residents would be unaffected in the event an earthen dam in Juarez were to rupture or fail. Topographical scenarios show the released water would likely move into El Paso County, with minimal effect to the City of Sunland Park or the colonia of Anapra. The computer models show most water flow would travel southeast of populated areas in Doña Ana County.
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