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and Sunland Park, New Mexico.

New Mexico Ranked Laziest State in The Country

June 9, 2016
According to an article at the WLEX-TV website in Lexington, Ky.

The 10 laziest states in the country have been ranked according to a study from www.zippia.com.

The states were ranked according to the following criteria: 

  • Lowest average hours worked
  • Shortest commute time
  • Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number households)
  • Highest unemployment rate
  • Fewest adults with a college degree          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The study ranks the top 10 laziest states as:

New Mexico

Kentucky

Michigan

Arkansas

Alabama

Ohio

Oregon

Mississippi

Idaho

West Virginia

 You can read the full article here.

 

Where you can vote on primary election Day, Tuesday June 7

June 6, 2016

Election Day: June 7 from 7:00am-7:00pm at voting convenience centers:

  1. Anthony Elementary School - 600 N. Fourth St Anthony, NM 88021
  2. Berino Elementary School - 92 Shrode Rd Berino, NM 88021
  3. Camino Real Middle School - 2961 Roadrunner Pkwy Las Cruces, NM 88011
  4. Chaparral Middle School - 290 Lisa Dr Chaparral , NM 88081
  5. Corbett Center- NMSU - Las Cruces, NM 88003
  6. Del Cerro Community Center - 180 La Fe Ave Vado, NM 88048
  7. Desert Hills Elementary School - 280 Roadrunner Pkwy Las Cruces, NM 88011
  8. Desert View Elementary School - 1105 Valle Vista St., Sunland Park NM 88063
  9. Doña Ana Community Center - 5745 Ledesma Dr., Dona Ana, NM 88007
  10. Doña Ana Community College Hatch Learning Center - 219 E Hill St Hatch, NM 87937
  11. Doña Ana County Government Center - 845 N Motel Blvd Las Cruces, NM 88007
  12. East Picacho Elementary School - 4450 N Valley Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88007
  13. Fairacres Elementary School - 4501 W Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88005
  14. Frank O'Brien Papen Center (Mesilla Park Recreation Center) - 304 W Bell Ave Mesilla Park, NM  88047
  15. Gadsden Middle School - 1301 W. Washington Street, Anthony, NM 88021
  16. Garfield Elementary School - 8820 Highway 187 Garfield, NM 87936
  17. Good Samaritan Social Center - 3011 Buena Vida Cir Las Cruces, NM 88011
  18. Jornada Elementary School - 3400 Elks Dr Las Cruces, NM 88005
  19. La Mesa Fire Station - 15765 Highway 28 La Mesa, NM 88044
  20. La Union Elementary School - 875 Mercantile Ave La Union, NM 88021
  21. Las Alturas Fire Station - 4145 Cholla Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  22. Las Cruces High School - 1750 El Paseo Rd Las Cruces, NM 88001
  23. Lynn Middle School - 950 S Walnut St Las Cruces, NM 88001
  24. Mayfield High school - 1955 N Valley Dr Las Cruces, NM 88007
  25. Mesilla Elementary School - 2363 Calle Del Sur Mesilla, NM 88005
  26. Mesquite Elementary School - 205 NM Hwy 228 Mesquite, NM 88048
  27. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum - 4100 Dripping Springs Rd Las Cruces, NM 88011
  28. North Valley Elementary School - 300 Cascade Ave San Miguel, NM 88058
  29. Oñate High School - 5700 Mesa Grande Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  30. Organ Fire Station - 5816 3rd St Organ, NM 88012
  31. Radium Springs Community Center - 12060 L.B. Lindbeck Rd Radium Springs, NM 88007
  32. Rincon Fire Station - 255 Harlan St Rincon, NM 87940
  33. Santa Teresa Middle School - 4800 McNutt Rd Santa Teresa, NM 88008
  34. Sierra Middle School - 1700 Spruce Las Cruces, NM 88001
  35. Sonoma Elementary School - 4201 Northrise Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  36. Sunrise Elementary School - 5300 Holman Rd Las Cruces, NM 88012
  37. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - 200 E Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001
  38. Tombaugh Elementary School - 226 Carver Rd Las Cruces, NM 88005
  39. University Hills Elementary school - 2005 S Locust Las Cruces, NM 88001
  40. Vista Middle School - 4465 Elks Drive Las Cruces, NM 88005

Click here for a map of all Voting Convenience Centers. 

 

Provisional Government of Santa Teresa Reports It Is Notified It Won Court Case To Incorporate

May 31, 2016
The Provisional Government of Santa Teresa (PGOST) announced in a press release that it received notice that the Third Judicial District Court Judge Mary Rosner has ruled in its favor in a case involving Dona Ana County in PGOST's attempt to incorporate. The text of the release appears here: "Press Release:

"Early Friday, May 26th, 2016 PGOST President Dr. Mary Gonzalez received notice that the State of New Mexico, 3rd Judicial District Court, Judge Mary Rosner had ruled in favor of Dr. Mary Gonzalez as President of PGOST in the case concerning Dona Ana County (DAC) vs PGOST.

"The case argued the interpretation of NM Statute 3-2-3 in the process for residents proposing incorporation of Santa Teresa into a new municipality.

"In short, Santa Teresa residents, the Petitioners for Incorporation, do not have to be “annexed before they can be incorporated.”

"Note: a group of residents can incorporate within the 5 miles of an existing municipality under our circumstances; which is, where typical “city services” electricity, sewer, water, trash collection, fire services, security, etc. are already provided by outside government agencies or private companies; thus an existing municipality offers nothing to the residents of a territory to be incorporated. That is great news!

"If you remember, we PGOST, had petitioned DAC for incorporation; but DAC Commissioners agreed with Sunland Park and misunderstood the statute to read that "we had to first ask Sunland Park and then be annexed into Sunland Park before we could be incorporated.”

"Of course, it ’s rediculous, because under NM Statute there is no “un” or "deannexation;” but its what DAC Commissioners and the city of Sunland Park argued.

"What now?

"We proceed with the process to incorporation.

"Keep in mind, DAC could file a lawsuit (appeal) with the NM Appellate Court against Santa Teresa Community residents.

"The Provisional Government of Santa Teresa (PGOST)"
 

Primary Election Early voting begins

May 12, 2016

Early Voting at the Doña Ana County Government Center:  May 10- June 4

Doña Ana County Government Center - 845 N. Motel Blvd. Las Cruces, NM 88007
May 10 - June 3 during regular office hours
Saturday, June 4 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Alternate Early Voting Convenience Centers: May 21 - June 4

The hours for Alternate EV Convenience Centers will be Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00am to 7:00pm starting on Saturday, May 21. 

The locations are:

  1. Anthony Elementary School - 600 N. Fouth St Anthony, NM 88021
  2. Doña Ana Community College: Chaparral Learning Center - 755 Prescott Anthony Dr. Chaparral, NM 88081
  3. Doña Ana Community College: Hatch Learning Center - 219 East Hill St. Hatch, NM 87937
  4. Doña Ana Community College: Sunland Park Center - 3365 McNutt Rd. Sunland Park, NM 88063
  5. Sonoma Elementary School - 4201 Northrise St. Las Cruces, NM 88011
  6. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - 200 E Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001

Click here to learn more about early voting. 

Election Day: June 7 from 7:00am-7:00pm at voting convenience centers:

  1. Anthony Elementary School - 600 N. Fourth St Anthony, NM 88021
  2. Berino Elementary School - 92 Shrode Rd Berino, NM 88021
  3. Camino Real Middle School - 2961 Roadrunner Pkwy Las Cruces, NM 88011
  4. Chaparral Middle School - 290 Lisa Dr Chaparral , NM 88081
  5. Corbett Center- NMSU - Las Cruces, NM 88003
  6. Del Cerro Community Center - 180 La Fe Ave Vado, NM 88048
  7. Desert Hills Elementary School - 280 Roadrunner Pkwy Las Cruces, NM 88011
  8. Desert View Elementary School - 1105 Valle Vista St., Sunland Park NM 88063
  9. Doña Ana Community Center - 5745 Ledesma Dr., Dona Ana, NM 88007
  10. Doña Ana Community College Hatch Learning Center - 219 E Hill St Hatch, NM 87937
  11. Doña Ana County Government Center - 845 N Motel Blvd Las Cruces, NM 88007
  12. East Picacho Elementary School - 4450 N Valley Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88007
  13. Fairacres Elementary School - 4501 W Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88005
  14. Frank O'Brien Papen Center (Mesilla Park Recreation Center) - 304 W Bell Ave Mesilla Park, NM  88047
  15. Gadsden Middle School - 1301 W. Washington Street, Anthony, NM 88021
  16. Garfield Elementary School - 8820 Highway 187 Garfield, NM 87936
  17. Good Samaritan Social Center - 3011 Buena Vida Cir Las Cruces, NM 88011
  18. Jornada Elementary School - 3400 Elks Dr Las Cruces, NM 88005
  19. La Mesa Fire Station - 15765 Highway 28 La Mesa, NM 88044
  20. La Union Elementary School - 875 Mercantile Ave La Union, NM 88021
  21. Las Alturas Fire Station - 4145 Cholla Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  22. Las Cruces High School - 1750 El Paseo Rd Las Cruces, NM 88001
  23. Lynn Middle School - 950 S Walnut St Las Cruces, NM 88001
  24. Mayfield High school - 1955 N Valley Dr Las Cruces, NM 88007
  25. Mesilla Elementary School - 2363 Calle Del Sur Mesilla, NM 88005
  26. Mesquite Elementary School - 205 NM Hwy 228 Mesquite, NM 88048
  27. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum - 4100 Dripping Springs Rd Las Cruces, NM 88011
  28. North Valley Elementary School - 300 Cascade Ave San Miguel, NM 88058
  29. Oñate High School - 5700 Mesa Grande Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  30. Organ Fire Station - 5816 3rd St Organ, NM 88012
  31. Radium Springs Community Center - 12060 L.B. Lindbeck Rd Radium Springs, NM 88007
  32. Rincon Fire Station - 255 Harlan St Rincon, NM 87940
  33. Santa Teresa Middle School - 4800 McNutt Rd Santa Teresa, NM 88008
  34. Sierra Middle School - 1700 Spruce Las Cruces, NM 88001
  35. Sonoma Elementary School - 4201 Northrise Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  36. Sunrise Elementary School - 5300 Holman Rd Las Cruces, NM 88012
  37. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - 200 E Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001
  38. Tombaugh Elementary School - 226 Carver Rd Las Cruces, NM 88005
  39. University Hills Elementary school - 2005 S Locust Las Cruces, NM 88001
  40. Vista Middle School - 4465 Elks Drive Las Cruces, NM 88005

Click here for a map of all Voting Convenience Centers. 

 

2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Registration Deadline: Oct 11 by 5:00pm

Federal Absentee:  Sept 24 – Nov 4  

          Please note that absentee ballots must be received by 7:00pm on Nov 8

Absentee:  Oct 11 – Nov 4
We will accept absentee requests at anytime and mail out ballots beginning on October 11, 2016.  Please note that marked ballots must be received in our office by November 8, 2016 at 7:00pm. Click here to learn more about absentee voting.

Early Voting at the Doña Ana County Government Center:  Oct 11 - Nov 5

Doña Ana County Government Center - 845 N. Motel Blvd. Las Cruces, NM 88007
Octover 11 - November 4 during regular office hours
Saturday, November 5 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Alternate Early Voting Convenience Centers: The hours for Alternate EV Convenience Centers will be Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00am to 7:00pm starting Saturday, October 22.

The locations are:

  1. Anthony Elementary School - 600 N. Fouth St Anthony, NM 88021
  2. Doña Ana Community College: Chaparral Learning Center - 755 Prescott Anthony Dr. Chaparral, NM 88081
  3. Doña Ana Community College: Hatch Learning Center - 219 East Hill St. Hatch, NM 87937
  4. Doña Ana Community College: Sunland Park Center - 3365 McNutt Rd. Sunland Park, NM 88063
  5. Sonoma Elementary School - 4201 Northrise St. Las Cruces, NM 88011
  6. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - 200 E Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001

Click here for more information on early voting. 

Election Day: November 8th from 7:00am-7:00pm @ voting convenient centers:

  1. Anthony Elementary School - 600 N. Fourth St Anthony, NM 88021
  2. Berino Elementary School - 92 Shrode Rd Berino, NM 88021
  3. Camino Real Middle School - 2961 Roadrunner Pkwy Las Cruces, NM 88011
  4. Chaparral Middle School - 290 Lisa Dr Chaparral , NM 88081
  5. Corbett Center- NMSU - Las Cruces, NM 88003
  6. Del Cerro Community Center - 180 La Fe Ave Vado, NM 88048
  7. Desert Hills Elementary School - 280 Roadrunner Pkwy Las Cruces, NM 88011
  8. Desert View Elementary School - 1105 Valle Vista St., Sunland Park NM 88063
  9. Doña Ana Community Center - 5745 Ledesma Dr., Dona Ana, NM 88007
  10. Doña Ana Community College Hatch Learning Center - 219 E Hill St Hatch, NM 87937
  11. Doña Ana County Government Center - 845 N Motel Blvd Las Cruces, NM 88007
  12. East Picacho Elementary School - 4450 N Valley Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88007
  13. Fairacres Elementary School - 4501 W Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88005
  14. Frank O'Brien Papen Center (Mesilla Park Recreation Center) - 304 W Bell Ave Mesilla Park, NM  88047
  15. Gadsden Middle School - 1301 W. Washington Street, Anthony, NM 88021
  16. Garfield Elementary School - 8820 Highway 187 Garfield, NM 87936
  17. Good Samaritan Social Center - 3011 Buena Vida Cir Las Cruces, NM 88011
  18. Jornada Elementary School - 3400 Elks Dr Las Cruces, NM 88005
  19. La Mesa Fire Station - 15765 Highway 28 La Mesa, NM 88044
  20. La Union Elementary School - 875 Mercantile Ave La Union, NM 88021
  21. Las Alturas Fire Station - 4145 Cholla Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  22. Las Cruces High School - 1750 El Paseo Rd Las Cruces, NM 88001
  23. Lynn Middle School - 950 S Walnut St Las Cruces, NM 88001
  24. Mayfield High school - 1955 N Valley Dr Las Cruces, NM 88007
  25. Mesilla Elementary School - 2363 Calle Del Sur Mesilla, NM 88005
  26. Mesquite Elementary School - 205 NM Hwy 228 Mesquite, NM 88048
  27. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum - 4100 Dripping Springs Rd Las Cruces, NM 88011
  28. North Valley Elementary School - 300 Cascade Ave San Miguel, NM 88058
  29. Oñate High School - 5700 Mesa Grande Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  30. Organ Fire Station - 5816 3rd St Organ, NM 88012
  31. Radium Springs Community Center - 12060 L.B. Lindbeck Rd Radium Springs, NM 88007
  32. Rincon Fire Station - 255 Harlan St Rincon, NM 87940
  33. Santa Teresa Middle School - 4800 McNutt Rd Santa Teresa, NM 88008
  34. Sierra Middle School - 1700 Spruce Las Cruces, NM 88001
  35. Sonoma Elementary School - 4201 Northrise Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
  36. Sunrise Elementary School - 5300 Holman Rd Las Cruces, NM 88012
  37. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - 200 E Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001
  38. Tombaugh Elementary School - 226 Carver Rd Las Cruces, NM 88005
  39. University Hills Elementary school - 2005 S Locust Las Cruces, NM 88001
  40. Vista Middle School - 4465 Elks Drive Las Cruces, NM 88005

Click here for a map of all Voting Convenience Centers. 

 

Mayor's Sunland Park Ethics Committee Holds First Meeting

March 18, 2016
Sunland Park mayor Javier Perea has appointed a citizens' committee to propose a code of ethics for the city.

The group held its organizational meeting Thursday (March 17) at city hall.

The group is charged with developing an ethics standard for elected city officials and employees and will eventually present to the council a proposal for a local ethics ordinance and standards. To do so, they will study model ethics policies and existing ethics standards in other cities, both in and out of New Mexico.

The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month until their task is completed.

Members are: Margie Mark, David Reed, Jonathan Nettles and Erica Salas. Reed, editor and publisher of the Santa Teresa News,  was elected chairman of the committee. Scott Winton serves as a facilitator and liaison with Mayor Perea.
 

 

 

 

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