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!
HIDALGO COUNTY DETENTION
The Hidalgo County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for (4) full time-position of a Detention Officer. Applicants must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent. Applications and complete job description may be picked up at The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 27, 2016. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NUMBER 2016-01
ADOPTING A COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION & EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES GROSS RECEIPTS TAX
This proposed ordinance will be discussed in the next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on May 11, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at 720 East 2nd Street, Lordsburg, New Mexico. The public is invited to attend.
Read about it below.
Gila National Forest Plan Revision
Gila National Forest planners expect to have a summary document of the plan revision available in January. The Forest will continue to update information on the process on the forest's web site here. Questions may be addressed to:
Gila National Forest
News & Announcements
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Animal Control Officer
Capture and removal of stray or dangerous animals will be handled by contacting the Hidalgo County Dispatch office at 575-542-8827. Please provide a good description and location of the animal.
One of Our 50 Is Missing
When Tony Sanchez, of Española, first reported for duty at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, the captain, who liked to personally greet every new sailor, called Sanchez into his office. The first thing he asked Sanchez was, “Where is home?” When Sanchez said, “New Mexico,” the captain asked, “How did you get in our Navy?”
To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Pat and Ernie Dunn booked a cruise from England to the western-Mediterranean countries of Spain, Italy, and France. Shortly after boarding the ship, they were given an envelope with tickets for each tour and a brief note regretfully informing them that their Spanish-speaking tour scheduled for Barcelona had been canceled. Strangely enough, they had never requested the tour—they aren’t fluent in Spanish. When they went to correct the misunderstanding, they discovered that the person who had processed the tour requests had made the change as a courtesy to the couple, given that they were from “Mexico” and obviously Spanish speakers.
Reprinted here with permission from New Mexico Magazine
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.