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Free smoke detectors are being distributed by 10 of Doña Ana County’s 16 volunteer fire departments. The smoke detectors were obtained through a grant secured by Rebecca Amati, a four-year volunteer of the South Valley Volunteer Fire Department and a 12-year veteran of volunteer firefighting.
New Mexico State Police will investigate a Jan. 6 disturbance at the Doña Ana County Detention Center, in which 19 maximum-security detainees vandalized a dayroom before surrendering to Special Response teams. From start to finish, the event lasted about two hours.
A new year of accountability for Doña Ana County is coming in 2005, when the new Internal Audit Advisory Committee begins its work to ensure that internal control systems are working properly to protect the manner in which public funds are being processed and handled by county government.