Welcome to Hidalgo County,
New Mexico

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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               Employment Opportunities


The Hidalgo County E.M.S. Department is currently accepting applications for (2) Full time EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate. 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 or visit www.hidalgocounty.org.  Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for the position of (1) FULL-TIME CERTIFIED DEPUTY SHERIFF.  

Minimal qualifications:  Must be certified by the State of New Mexico.  Have job verifications at the time of employment.  Drug/Alcohol testing and a valid New Mexico Drivers License throughout employment.

Applications must be turned into the Hidalgo County Managers office no later than 3 PM, Friday, July 21st, 2017. Applications and job description may be picked up at the County Managers Office, 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM or On-line at www.hidalgocounty.org.




The HCDC is accepting applications for a full time-position of Detention Center Administrator.  High School Diploma or Equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree and two years Administrator experience preferred.  Applications and complete job description available at The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM or visit www.hidalgocounty.org.  Deadline to submit letter of interest, completed application, and resume to the Manager’s Office is 3:00pm, Friday, August 4, 2017.  Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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News & Announcements

Come to Discover Hidalgo
October 21, 2017
Hidalgo County Fairgrounds

Classic Car Show, Mud Bog, Fiddling Contest, Mariachis
And More

Discover Hidalgo Advertising
Space Registration
Car Show Registration

  If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact Tisha Green at (575.542.9428) at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

You’re invited to a Frequent-Fire Forest Desired Conditions Workshop!

These workshops are an opportunity to:

•     Create shared understanding of desired conditions for frequent-fire forest ecosystems with a focus on ponderosa pine and dry mixed conifer;

•     Learn about and discuss the science supporting desired conditions, management activities, opportunities and challenges;

•     Keep stakeholders informed and involved in the forest plan revision effort.

Please RSVP by email (gilaplan@fs.fed.us) or call (575-388-8280) by July 20th.  Space will be limited for the field visits so RSVP early! 

 For more details, please see the attached flyer with an agenda provided on the back page.
                        Gila August Workshop Flyer

 Let me know if there are any questions.

 Regards, Matt Schultz
            Forest Planner


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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.   

Collection Station Hours of Operations

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