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Posted on: May 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 7, 2020




Joint Information Center 


May 7, 2020 


Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 •  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.  

JIC members collaborate on a daily conference call at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. The notes compiled during that call are made available at and 

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – nothing new to report Thursday,  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – City will have a special meeting next Wednesday 2 p.m. virtually (tentative).  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

No report Thursday.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Food distribution changes announced via the following news release: 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Property crime continues to rise. More information will be shared later today via news release.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  


Operations as usual.  


Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  

Will be working with resource at the City to take MMC and MVRMC videos and produce video to be shared widely reassuring public that hospitals are safe and if they are experiencing stroke or heart attack symptoms to seek emergency mediccal attention.   

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


No report Thursday 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


Nothing new to report Thursday 


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

No report Thursday  

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  

Nothing to report Wednesday 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  

Nothing new to report.  

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


Will be implementing a universal masking policy starting May 11. Anyone coming in the facility will be required to wear a cloth mask.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

No report Thursday 


New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


No report Thursday 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

Dave Daniels from DOH will be interfacing with OEM.   

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing to report Thursday,  

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

Nothing new to report Thursday 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  

Nothing to report Thursday 

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


No report Thursday. 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  

No report.  

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