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
                         

HIDALGO COUNTY EMS DEPARTMENT

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. 


 

HIDALGO COUNTY DETENTION CENTER

The Hidalgo County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for multiple full-time Detention Officer position(s). 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. 

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HIDALGO COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CONTINUUM

The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office is currently accepting applications for a part-time Surveillance Officer.  Applicants must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent and two (2) years of related experience.  Applications and complete job description may be picked up at the Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM or visitwww.hidalgocounty.org.  This position will remain open until filled.  Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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HIDALGO COUNTY CENTRAL DISPATCH

The Hidalgo County Central Dispatch Center is accepting applications for Full Time Dispatcher Position.  Applications may be picked up and returned to Hidalgo County – County Manager’s Office, 305 Pyramid Street in Lordsburg Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm.  Applications may also be obtained and completed on line at www.hidalgocounty.org .  Applicant must be able to operate multiple phone lines, multiple radio frequencies, be proficient with computers, have proficient typing skills, and the ability to multi task is a priority.  Applicant must be able to work shift work.  Applications will be accepted until September 21, 2017 at 5pm.  Hidalgo County is an equal opportunity employer.  


HIDALGO COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office is currently accepting applications for one (1) full time-position of a Road Equipment Operator for the Road Department. Applicants must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent.  Two (2) years of equipment operation experience preferred.  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.  Deadline for applications is Friday, September 15, 2017. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 


News & Announcements


 

PUBLIC MEETING

Hidalgo County, the City of Lordsburg, and the Village of Virden    invite you to attend a public meeting to receive information about our HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN that is currently being developed. Your input and knowledge of natural hazards that affect your community are extremely important to this process. The meetings will be held at the following locations:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Hidalgo County Commission Chambers  - 11:00 a.m.

     305 Pyramid St, Lordsburg, NM

Village of Virden, Village Offices - 1:00 p.m.

    110 Richmond Ave., Virden, NM

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Animas Community Center -  9:00 a.m.

    Animas, NM

Rodeo Fire Department Training Room – 1:00 p.m.

     21 Somozo, Rodeo, NM 

If you are unable to attend, you may email your comments to vaughnprojectconsulting@gmail.com.

 

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LEGAL NOTICE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
LIMITED LEGAL SERVICES

The County of Hidalgo is soliciting proposals for limited legal services to include bankruptcy legal services on an “as needed” basis.  Requests for Proposal may be obtained at the Hidalgo County Manager’s Office at 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045 or by calling 575-542-9428 or by email to countymanager@hidalgocounty.org.  Sealed Proposals will be accepted at the County Manager’s Office until 5:00 p.m. on September 22, 2017.  Proposal envelopes must be sealed and clearly marked Legal Services.  The Board of Hidalgo County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and waive all formalities.

                                                                               Attest:

/s/Marianne Stewart                                           /s/Melissa De La Garza

Marianne Stewart, Chair                                      Melissa De La Garza

Hidalgo County Commission                                  Hidalgo County Clerk


Come to Discover Hidalgo
October 21, 2017
Hidalgo County Fairgrounds

Classic Car Show, Mud Bog, Fiddling Contest, Mariachis
And More - See The Poster Here 

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Space Registration
Car Show Registration


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  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.



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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.   



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