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 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 a full-time Temporary Dispatcher Position.  Applications may be picked up at  the Hidalgo County Manager’s Office at 305 Pyramid Street Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.  Applications may also be obtained and completed online at www.hidalgocounty.org.  Applicants must be able to operate multiple phone lines, multiple radio frequencies, must be proficient with computers, must have proficient typing skills, must have the ability to multi task, and must be able to work shift work.  Applications will be accepted in the County Manager’s Office until  Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 4pm.  Hidalgo County is an equal opportunity employer.   

DETENTION CENTER

The Hidalgo County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for multiple full-time, temporary, Detention Officer positions. 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.  Applications may also be obtained and completed online at www.hidalgocounty.org. Applications will be accepted in the County Manager’s Office until Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 4pm. 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, temporary position of Road Equipment Operator for the Road Department and for one (1) casual mower position. Applicants must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent.  Two (2) years of equipment operation experience preferred.   Applications and complete job descriptions may be picked up at The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM.  Applications may also be obtained and completed online at www.hidalgocounty.org. Applications will be accepted in the County Manager’s Office until Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 4pm.  Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


News & Announcements



NOTICE OF PISCICIDE APPLICATION IN THE WHITEWATER CREEK DRAINAGE

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (Department) plans to apply a piscicide to remove non-native trout from the Whitewater Creek drainage on Forest Service lands during the following time period - October 23 to November 6, 2017.  The planned piscicide application is contingent upon a final decision by the Forest Service to approve piscicide use in the wilderness under the National Environmental Policy Act.  Pursuant to 20.6.4.16 NMAC, the Department is providing notice of the planned application.  For further information, please visit the Department's website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or call the Fisheries Management Division at 505-476-8055.

See the documents here.


Come to Discover Hidalgo
October 21, 2017
Hidalgo County Fairgrounds

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

Discover Hidalgo Advertising
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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