Report: Pope Francis Visiting Juarez In February

2 hours ago

The National Catholic Reporter says Pope Francis will visit four cities in Mexico in February, ending his trip with a visit to Juarez.

In May, Low Staffing levels at the Doña Ana County Detention Facility forced County Officials to close the Juvenile Detention Center and move detainees to a portion of the adult facility that was completely separated by both sight and sound. Detention Center Director Chris Barela says it’s a difficult job, made that much harder when the detention center is short staffed.

Obama Administration: States May Not Refuse To Accept Syrian Refugees

14 hours ago

The Obama administration is reminding state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.

A letter sent Wednesday by the Office of Refugee Resettlement says states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation.

County Will Not Censure Sheriff

14 hours ago

Dona Ana County commissioners will not pursue a censure of County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil, based on findings of a personnel investigator.

County Commission Chairman Billy Garrett said on Tuesday that the investigation cleared the sheriff of allegations made against him by an employee who has since resigned.

A censure is a public reprimand by county commissioners.

Vigil filed a federal lawsuit last month alleging that the commissioners had started the personnel investigation in retaliation and in an attempt to interfering with his First Amendment rights.

F-16 Crashes North Of Las Cruces, Near T or C

14 hours ago
U.S. Air Force

  HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - The 49th Wing has confirmed there were no
injuries involved when an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Wednesday at
approximately 8:45 a.m. northwest of Salinas Peak near Truth or
Consequences, N.M.

The crash site is in a remote location in rugged terrain. Travel to the
crash site is discouraged until further notice.

The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to a local medical
facility. He is assigned to the 314th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force
Base, N.M.

Sunland Park – A free career readiness bootcamp and job expo will be held on December 2 at the Sunland Park Center of Doña Ana Community College (DACC). The two events will assist students and residents of southern Doña Ana County to prepare for job interviews and then find employment with local employers at the job fair.   


Nachison: Las Cruces Voters Rejected Outside Money

18 hours ago

 Commentary: After Nov. 3’s Las Cruces election results, we can move on and not see outside money for a few months. No more nasty, degrading attempts by low-grade right-wing version of “gotcha” from GOALWestPAC, among others. We have seen what happens when proud folks forget reality and walk upright under kneeling snakes with false points. People are resting or sleeping, and at least one dog will get the loving attention that was overshadowed for something called an election.

Warrant Issued For T-Ball Coach Accused Of Embezzlement

20 hours ago

  An Anthony man accused of collecting more than $1,000 in fees for a youth t-ball team has been charged with embezzlement after he allegedly did not produce uniforms as promised and abruptly canceled practices.

   A nationwide warrant was issued earlier this week for the arrest of 40-year-old Moises Martinez. According to Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department detectives, several parents came forward to report they had answered a Facebook post from Martinez, who was reportedly organizing a t-ball team for children ages four to six years of age.

Doña Ana County Commissioner Wayne Hancock

  Doña Ana County District 4 Commissioner Wayne Hancock will be among the presenters at an upcoming community town hall meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Doña Ana County Community College East Mesa Campus auditorium, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

Commissioner Hancock will discuss the upcoming legislative session, and future plans for Doña Ana County. He will also be available to answer questions

Information from Doña Ana County

  A massive fire that followed an explosion Monday morning in the small village of San Pablo is still under investigation by Doña Ana County fire investigators, who say damage estimates could top more than a quarter of a million dollars.