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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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.
News & Announcements
Come to Discover Hidalgo
October 21, 2017
Hidalgo County Fairgrounds
Classic Car Show, Mud Bog, Fiddling Contest, Mariachis
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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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.