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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The County of Hidalgo wishes to inform all interested parties that public hearings will be held at the Hidalgo County Commissioners meeting room, 305 S. Pyramid St., Lordsburg, NM on the following dates:
Monday, November 30, 2015
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
The purpose of this meeting will be to report on past CDBG program activities and to discuss and to solicit input on possible CDBG applications.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, in order to assist communities in providing essential community facilities, providing decent housing for residents, promoting economic development and maintaining a suitable living environment. The State of New Mexico estimates that approximately $8,000,000 will be appropriated for the 2016 funding cycle to be distributed statewide on a competitive basis.
Please see the complete notice in English and Spanish here.
News & Announcements
One of Our 50 Is Missing
YOU CAN CALL ME AL
Harland Rieger recently contacted the phone company to change his billing address from his previous Kansas address to Albuquerque. After a 35-minute hold, a customer service representative noted his new location.
Rieger writes, “When the next service bill came in the mail, the address read, ‘Albert Kirky, NM.’ The fact that the bill got to me at all is a miracle.”
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.
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