Doña Ana County news briefs

Part of Paloma Blanca Road closed for repairs

Doña Ana County

A portion of Paloma Blanca Road in Chaparral will be closed tomorrow through Aug. 26 for repairs to sink holes in the road bed.

The closure will be in effect from 317 Paloma Blanca to McCombs Road.

Warning signs and detours will be posted. Motorists are advised to slow down and expect delays in the construction areas. Motorists also are reminded to be careful in all areas where crews are working.

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Master planning meetings for Rincon, Berino scheduled

Public meetings have been scheduled in both Berino and Rincon to gather public input about master-planning initiatives for both communities.

The Rincon community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Rincon Community Center, 220 Baker St.

The Berino community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Immaculate Mission Church, 205 San Benito Road.

Staff from the Doña Ana County Community Development Department will be on hand at both meetings to solicit input and answer questions.

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Clerk Lynn Ellins named to national elections commission

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran has named Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins to serve on the United States Election Assistance Commission’s Standards Board.

“I’m honored to have been selected to serve, and I will do so with the best interests of all New Mexico voters in mind at all times,” Ellins said.

In addition to Ellins, a Democrat, Duran also appointed New Mexico Elections Director Bobbi Shear, a Republican.

The Election Assistance Commission serves as a national clearinghouse and resource for information regarding election administration. It adopts voluntary voting system guidelines, accredits voting system testing laboratories and certifies voting equipment.

The Standards Board’s duties include reviewing voting systems guidelines and the EAC’s best-practice recommendations.

Each state appoints one official from each major political party to the commission. One appointment must be a local election official, and the other must be a state-level election official.

 

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