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
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Eric Overbey, of Springfield, Missouri, shared a story his teacher told him when he was a student in Roswell. The teacher, a competitive fisherman, was driving through Mississippi on his way to a tournament when a police officer pulled him over for driving with a broken taillight. The officer asked for his license and registration, and he complied. The officer then asked for his green card. “I don’t have one,” he said, confused. The trooper told him to exit the vehicle and proceeded to arrest him.
When he asked what he was being arrested for, the officer said, “For illegal immigration. You will be deported.” Despite every attempt to explain to the officer that New Mexico is a state and that he was a citizen in good standing, he still spent the night in jail. When the sheriff of that county arrived at the jail the next morning, he asked what the teacher was in for. The deputy explained that his prisoner was from New Mexico and that he did not have a green card. The sheriff then schooled his officer in New Mexico’s status as part of the U.S.A.
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Reprinted here with permission from New Mexico Magazine
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Don't forget the Classic Car Show at Discover Hidalgo on October 17th. More details and the entry form are available here.
The Gila National Forest recently started the Assessment Phase of Forest Plan Revision, which will identify ecological, social and economic conditions and trends related to the National Forest. Another round of community meetings was held in early August to discuss the Assessment Phase in more detail and provide opportunities to share knowledge and information for the assessment.
The materials from the Community Meetings are now posted online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/home/?cid=STELPRD3828671.
These materials include the presentation, posters, questionnaire, and suggestion forms for additional information and plans to consider for the assessment. This is an opportunity for people that couldn’t attend the meetings to contribute by providing responses and suggestions to the same questions posed at the meetings. Offering input is encouraged since there are likely a lot of conditions, trends, and concerns that stakeholders might want to bring to our attention for the assessment. Similarly, you might also know of reports, plans, data, and other information sources that we should consider as we enter into the assessment.
A questionnaire is attached concerning conditions, trends, and concerns that was the primary focus of discussion during the community meetings. Also attached are suggestion forms for additional information and plans to consider for the assessment.
Please send any input or suggestions preferably in digital form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Gila National Forest, Attn.: Matt Schultz, 3005 E. Camino del Bosque, Silver City, NM 88061, or drop it off at one of the District Offices. Also let us know if you would like to receive updates and provide input on the development of the Species of Conservation Concern list and/or the Area of Influence for socioeconomic analyses (see Posters for more details). This information for the assessment is most useful if submitted before October 15, 2015.
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.