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  • Doña Ana County’s Fire & Emergency Services Department will offer its first hybrid training ever, a Firefighter One Certification starting in November.“Before the pandemic, we were not prepared to train cadets remotely, so we had to learn, adjust and do so very quickly,” Fire Chief Eric Crespin said.  “Now, we are excited to offer a hybrid training which means classroom time will be replaced with remote learning and the physical training will follow social distancing and disinfecting guidelines, while wearing masks.”

  • 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 Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez mailed the 2020 Property Tax Bills and encourages taxpayers to use external payment options such as online, phone, or mail.

    “For safety reasons, we ask everyone to use our external payment options, this year.” Rodriguez said. “Alternatively, our doors are open and taxpayers can pay in person.”

  • Early voting for the 2020 general election expands to seven additional voting centers on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11:00 a.m.
    These locations will be open for voting Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., through Oct. 31:
    • Anthony City Hall - 820 Highway 478 Anthony, NM 88021
    • Delores C Wright Educational Center - 400 E Lisa Dr, Chaparral, NM 88081
    • Hatch High School - 170 E Herrera Rd, Hatch, NM 87937
    • Doña Ana Community College: Sunland Park Center - 3365 McNutt Rd, Sunland Park, NM 88063
  • The 4th Annual River Run has been canceled for 2020. The event was set for October 17, 2020. Organizers were unable to obtain the necessary permit(s) in order to proceed with the event.

  •      In his annual investment presentation to the Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 13, County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez reported another 28 percent increase in investment earnings for the end of fiscal period 2020.   The detailed report showed an increase in earnings from $1,247,000 in FY19 to $1,590,000 in FY20. While the earnings were a success story for the County’s coffers, the outlook of the portfolio in years to come is not so positive.

  •          Doña Ana County seeks qualified applicants to serve on its Internal Audit Advisory Committee, comprised of five county residents. Applicants normally have management experience, are certified public accountants, certified internal auditors or business educators. Applicants may also be current city, state or educational institution employees with a background in accounting, finance or auditing.

  • The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office is hosting an additional Online Training for Election Officials serving on the absent voter board for the 2020 General Election, on: Friday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m.