Tag Archives: Doña Ana County

NM farmers still recovering from devastating floods

New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Obama declaring the state a disaster area. (Photo courtesy of Public News Service.)

New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September’s devastating floods that led to President Obama declaring the state a disaster area. (Photo courtesy of Public News Service.)

Damages could reach $100 million

Troy Wilde | Public News Service – NM

New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September’s devastating floods that led to President Barack Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. 

Authorities probe Chaparral fire

 Doña Ana County

Investigators from the Doña Ana County fire marshal’s office says they have yet to determine the cause of a fire that gutted a 900-square-foot garage in Chaparral.

Loose dogs kill pet; owners charged

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

Two dogs, a German Shepherd and a black Labrador retriever, attacked a woman in the Radium Springs area, killing the pet dog she held in her arms.

Crash claims driver, woman, newborn

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

A pregnant passenger in a 2003 Honda involved in a crash west of Anthony, NM, Wednesday morning has died of her injuries. The baby girl she was carrying, who was delivered shortly after her arrival at an El Paso hospital, has also died.

Health fairs highlight Dia del Niño

Skyla, 22 months, enjoys a bubble gum snow cone at the Doña Ana County Community Resource Center in Organ during last week’s Dia del Niño celebration. Skyla was one of about 60 children who attended the event with their parents. (Photo courtesy of Doña Ana County)

Doña Ana County 

Four health fairs remain on the calendar for the seventh annual Dia del Niño sponsored by the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department and the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Doña Ana County Community Resource Centers in Radium Springs, Chaparral, Rincon and Del Cerro will coordinate activities and raffles to promote the health and welfare of children for residents in each community through the end of April.

The first Dia del Niño fair kicked off in Organ on April 12. Nearly 100 people from Organ, Butterfield Park and the surrounding communities enjoyed demonstrations by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit and Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services.

Anthony man stabbed to death, roommate held

Ortega

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

An Anthony, NM, man was stabbed to death early Sunday, and sheriff’s deputies have arrested the alleged killer.

Marcos Tucker, 30, was stabbed with a knife  just after midnight Sunday  in the 2000 block of Acosta in Anthony. Tucker was rushed to an El Paso hospital, where he died.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators have charged Manuel “Manny” Ortega, 29, with murder and tampering with evidence. They said the stabbing was believed to be family related. The two men were roommates. It was unclear late Sunday what, if any, other relationship there was between Tucker and Ortega.

Alleged fight with wife lands man in jail

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

Francisco Gonzales

A Chaparral man who said he was the victim of domestic violence after being burned with boiling water, faces multiple charges for allegedly trying to strangle his wife, stab her with a crucifix and burn down the couple’s house.

At 6 p.m. on Nov. 28, Francisco Gonzales, 37, allegedly got into an argument with his wife after she came home. The argument concerned two telephone calls she received, which he believed were from another man. His wife, who said the calls were from her insurance company, would not hand over the phone. A fight ensued and continued for several hours.

Border planning work goes ahead

Editor’s Note: Frontera NorteSur’s ongoing coverage of the southern New Mexico border region is made possible in part by a grant from the McCune Charitable Foundation.

Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur

Work on the first-ever regional plan for Doña Ana County is moving into the next phase. After a series of public meetings this fall, planning staff for the Vision 2040 Plan are sifting through various suggestions for revisions to the original document in order to come up with a new draft that could be considered by elected officials in early 2012.

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