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, a geothermal electricity generating plant, birdwatching, ranch tours, and hiking.
Latitude 32.35 Longitude 108.709
Enchantment Begins Here!
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Heritage Days Events
Come to the Chiricahua Event Center for the Interpretive Trip to Historic Faraway Ranch. Meet at 8 a.m. on Sunday Sept. 7th. View more detail here: Faraway_Ranch_Promo.pdf
Don't miss the Cave Creek Wildflower Walk - that's from 9 a.m. to Noon on Sunday Sept. 7th. View more detail here: WildFlower_Walk.pdf
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News & Announcements
The Water Trust Board is considering potential changes to its comprehensive Project Management Policies. In particular, the Water Trust Board is reviewing Section 2.5 Funding Match Obligation (page 7 of the attached Policies) and Section 3.8 Water System Technical Governance (page 13 of the attached Policies). Currently, the Water Trust Board prioritizes applications using one of two sets of criteria. Water Storage, Conveyance & Delivery Projects, Water Conservation or Recycling, Treatment or Reuse Projects and Flood Prevention Projects are scored and prioritized using "Pipe" criteria (attached). Watershed Restoration and Management Projects and Endangered Species Act Projects are scored and prioritized using "Non-Pipe" criteria (attached). The Water Trust Board is considering revisions to its application procedures and criteria for the 2015-16 application cycle. Any changes may include revisions to its rules and policies.
In advance of any specific changes, the Water Trust Board is seeking public review and comment on its entire set of Project Management Policies and application evaluation criteria. The Water Trust Board is asking that all comments be submitted to WTBAdmin@nmfa.net by September 3, 2014. Comments may be general in nature or specific to any section. The comments will be shared with the Water Trust Board at its September Board Meeting, now scheduled for September 24, 2014. It is currently anticipated that specific policy changes will be recommended to the Board beginning in October and that these proposed changes will also be posted for public review and comment.
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.