Welcome to Hidalgo County,
Located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, Hidalgo County began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912. With a population of 4,894 and an area of 3,445.63 square miles., it averages 1.4 persons per square mile.
Hidalgo County was formed from Grant County in 1919, with the county seat in Lordsburg. It was named in honor of Miguel Dolores Hidalgo, who led the revolution in Mexico in 1810, which eventually led to its independence from Spain. The county “towns” are Virden, Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas, and Rodeo.
Panoramic mountain horizons and spectacular views of the sky are only part of the county’s appeal. It boasts two ghost towns, an anti-terrorism training facility, birdwatching, ranch tours, and hiking.
Latitude 32.35 Longitude 108.709
Enchantment Begins Here!
The Board of Hidalgo County Commissioners at the request of the Road Department Supervisor is recommending eliminating road maintenance to the following County Roads. The board of County Commission will hold a public meeting on January 8, 2014 for input. Additional information may be picked up Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm at the County Manager’s office, located at 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg N.M. 88045.
The list of roads can be seen here.
The Hidalgo County Detention Center is now accepting applications for Detention Officer. This process is to fill vacancies for Detention Officer as they occur over a period of four months. All qualified, interviewed, and considered applicants will be kept on file for a period of four months.
Applications must be turned into the Hidalgo County Manager's office. The Manager’s office will accept applications until the vacancies are filled. Applications and job description may be picked up at the County Manager's Office or at the Contact Us page of this web site.
County Manager's Office - 305 Pyramid Street.
NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT
The Hidalgo County Central Dispatch Center is now accepting applications for Dispatch positions. This process is to fill vacancies for Dispatch as they occur over a period of four months. All qualified, interviewed, and considered applicants will be kept on file for a period of four months.
Applications must be turned into the Hidalgo County Managers office at 305 Pyramid Street Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm. The Manager’s office will accept applications until the vacancies are filled. Applications and job description may be picked up at the County Managers Office or 0n-line at www.hidalgocounty.org. Hidalgo County is an equal opportunity employer.
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News & Announcements
Toys For Tots gearing up for 2013 holiday season
Submitted by HIDALGO COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS
“Every Child deserves a Little Christmas.”
With only 46 days until Christmas, Toys for Tots in Hidalgo County is getting down to business. Boxes have been placed at locations around the county to collect new, unwrapped gifts for children of all ages. In many of these locations, there are options for donating change instead so we can do the hard work of choosing and purchasing gift items. All gifts and money collected in Hidalgo County go to children in Hidalgo County, and are supplemented with other toys and money donated to this county by the Toys for Tots Foundation.
Local businesses and organizations that would like to have a box are encouraged call the local coordinator, Christy Ortiz at 520-507-0455, immediately.
If your organization is hosting an event, maybe you would consider adding bring-a-toy to help with collections. Or your group might all want to pitch in and purchase a few toys together. To help stretch holiday spending locally, Dollar General offers a 25% discount on toy purchases over $75 from September to December.
Toys can be donated at the following locations: Lordsburg: Loves Travel Center, Western Bank, WNMU Learning Center, Lordsburg High School, Corner Mart, Saucedos’ Supermarket, and Dollar General. Animas: Valley Mercantile, Panther Tracks Café, and Animas School.
Distributions to parents and organizations are scheduled to begin December 16th, just 6 short weeks away. Join Toys for Tots in making sure that every child in Hidalgo County has a little Christmas.
HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES IS HELPING PEOPLE GET ENROLLED FOR HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THERE ARE ENROLLMENT EVENTS COMING TO YOUR COMMUNITY, OR DAILY ENROLLMENT AT HMS CLINICS MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS OF THE ITEMS YOU NEED TO HAVE WITH YOU WHEN GETTING ENROLLED.
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) was established by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. The EWP Program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, drought, windstorms, and other natural occurrences. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the EWP Program; EWP-Recovery, and EWP–Floodplain Easement (FPE).
EWP - Recovery
The EWP Program is a recovery effort program aimed at relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences.
Who is Eligible?
Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance, but must be represented by a project sponsor that must be a legal subdivision of the State, such as a city, county, township or conservation district, and Native American Tribes or Tribal governments.
NRCS may pay up to 75 percent of the construction cost of emergency measures. The remaining 25 percent must come from local sources and can be in the form of cash or in-kind services.
EQIP is another source available to producers thru NRCS. This would help with wells, pumps, troughs, etc.