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  • LAS CRUCES, NM – 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 Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

    Interested parties who are not election officials will need to pre-register at, and the Bureau of Elections’ staff will monitor attendance. 

  •  Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin will again take a step back from the County Clerk’s Office beginning October 10 in an effort to honor the spirit of existing county policies that regulate the office’s employees when they are running opposed in an election.

  • The South Central Regional Transit District (SCRTD) is now taking reservations for its new “On-Call” service, a pilot project operating within the following area: service is from the northern boundary of Doña Ana (i.e., Thorpe Road), to Elks Drive (eastern boundary), Main and Picacho, (southern boundary) and the Fairacres neighborhood (western boundary).

  • 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.

  • Most Doña Ana County offices will be closed Monday, October 12, to enable employees to observe the Indigenous Peoples’ (Columbus) Day national 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.

    County offices will resume regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

  • A rabies positive bat was found in the community of Valle del Rio on September 30, 2020. From 2000-2019, there were a total of 13 rabid bats in Doña Ana County.

    “If you encounter a bat, do not attempt to remove it.  Stay away from the bat and keep your pets away from it,” said Officer Raymond Adams from the Doña Ana County Animal Control.  “Do not touch or handle the bat, even if it is dead or unresponsive. Contact the Doña Ana County Animal Control for removal,” he said. 

  •        DCARES postcardoña Ana County was awarded $3,039,750 from the CARES Act Relief Fund.  The fund makes monies available to local governments to provide grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.   The Cities of Anthony and Sunland Park, the Town of Mesilla and the Village of Hatch partnered with Doña Ana County on this effort.  The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce will accept applications from small businesses for the grants.

  • railDoña Ana County, in partnership with the New Mexico Border Industrial Association, secured federal funding to pay for the design of an overpass which will carry Industrial Avenue over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks into the Santa Teresa Industrial Park.