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  • Most Doña Ana County offices will close Wednesday, Nov. 11 to enable employees to celebrate and honor our veterans. 

  •       Doña Ana County’s Local Driving While Intoxicated Grant Program Workshop will be held remotely, for the first time ever, via Zoom, on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

          The Local DWI Council, led by County Health and Human Services staff hosts a yearly LDWI Workshop with representatives from law enforcement, educational and healthcare agencies to identify ways to help improve treatment, recovery, prevention and enforcement of alcohol use, including binge drinking and driving under the influence.

  • The New Mexico Department of Health has issued an operator’s license to Recovery Innovations, Inc, d.b.a. RI International for the operation of the Dona Ana County Crisis Triage Center located at 1850 Copper Loop in Las Cruces. 

    “Las Cruces has struggled to serve individuals who are in mental health crisis and create a system to address this concern.  It has been challenging; and something that county government had to achieve.  The opening of the Crisis Triage Center will provide these individuals with the immediate help they need,” said Commissioner Lynn Ellins, Chair of the Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners.

  • More than 66,500 county voters have already cast ballots in the 2020 general election, the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office announced at the conclusion of early voting on Saturday. More than 40,000 voters have voted in person and more than 26,500 have voted via absentee ballot.

  • LAS CRUCES, NM - Oct. 31 - The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office welcomes challengers as important aspects of the electoral process in our county. Still, each appointed challenger must abide by state law and procedure during the course of their work. The individuals in this case were removed for lack of compliance, and new challengers from the same party were appointed and permitted access to the process shortly after.

  • Tierra Del Sol Housing, on behalf of Doña Ana County is now accepting assistance applications for the CARES Act Rental and Housing assistance program, through Nov. 30.  Doña Ana County applied for and received funding from the CARES Act Rental/Mortgage/ Utilities Relief Program to fund rental, mortgage and utilities assistance for County residents who lost their job or saw a substantial reduction in income, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis.

  • 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 the Village of Hatch.

  • Doña Ana County is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the County’s Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA Advisory Committee.  The advisory committee studies a broad range of issues related to ADA requirements and implementation and assists the County in identifying and setting priorities for compliance projects.