City of Sunland Park, New Mexico

City of Sunland Park, New Mexico Tucked underneath the stunning Mt. Cristo Rey and next to the expansive Rio Grande, Sunland Park is Comments posted to this page will be monitored.

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didates, political organizations or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, commercial service products, infringe on copy rights or trade marks, or are not topically related to the particular posts. Sunland Park, New Mexico is a city in southern Doña Ana County, on the borders of Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua, with Ciudad Juarez adjoining it on the south and El Paso, Texas on the east. The unincorporated communities of Santa Teresa and La Union adjoin it on the northwest and north, respectively. The population of Sunland Park was 18,204 at the 2010 census. Though it lies adjacent to El Paso, being in Doña Ana County makes it a part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area. Las Cruces is 30 miles to the north. The city is at the foot of Mount Cristo Rey, next to the Rio Grande, and is named for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, which lies within the city limits. The location was formerly called Anapra, a name shared by an adjacent slum area of Ciudad Juarez. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.4 square miles (28.0 km²), of which, 11.2 square miles (27.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (2.31%) is water. Demographics
As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 14,267 people, 3,884 households, and 3,314 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,260.6 people per square mile (486.6/km²). There were 4,131 housing units at an average density of 342.6 per square mile (132.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.00% White, 0.63% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 26.02% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.44% of the population. There were 3,884 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.% were married couples living together, 24.% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.97. In the city, the population was spread out with 37.5% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 20 to 24, 7.6% from 25 to 29, 6.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28.8 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,990. and the median income for a family was $27,110. Males had a median income of $17,838 versus $15,129 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,757. About 41.2% of families and 42.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 55.4% of those under age 18 and 39.8% of those age 65 or over. Government

Mayor is elected at large and the 6 City Council positions are elected by their perspective districts. Elections are every even number years. The upcoming mayoral election is scheduled for March 2016. We one municipal judge. Education
Sunland Park is served by the Gadsden Independent School District, which operates the following schools located in the city:

Santa Teresa High School
Santa Teresa Middle School
Desert View Elementary School
Riverside Elementary School
Sunland Park Elementary School
Sunland Park also has a branch campus of Dona Ana Community College, a two-year college which is a branch of New Mexico State University. History
Sunland Park was formed when the unincorporated communities of Anapra, Sunland Park and Meadow Vista voted to incorporate as Sunland Park on July 13, 1983.



2012 corruption scandal
In February 2012, then Mayor-Pro Tem Daniel Salinas and City Manager Jaime Aguilera were arrested and charged with extorting mayoral candidate Gerardo Hernandez. Salinas and Aguilera allegedly tried to blackmail Hernandez into withdrawing from the race with a videotape of Hernandez receiving a lap-dance in his campaign office. An election for Mayor was held in March, 2012 with Daniel Salinas winning the mayor’s office, but Salinas was denied taking office due to extortion, bribery, and election fraud charges filed against him which disqualified him from taking an oath of office.[3]

In April 2012, city councilors appointed 24-year-old Javier Perea for the vacant mayoral post. Perea is a graduate of Santa Teresa High School, and earned a bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University. On April 27, 2012, Perea stepped down from the position after the office of Attorney General Gary King declared that the city council violated the state’s Open Meetings Act when it selected Perea. Points of interest


Western Playland Amusement Park
Mt. Cristo Rey
Western Playland
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

12/08/2023
Zoning & Cannabis Ordinance roundtableMesa redonda sobre ordenanzas de zonificación y cannabis
12/06/2023

Zoning & Cannabis Ordinance roundtable

Mesa redonda sobre ordenanzas de zonificación y cannabis

Join us on our first Christmas parade for the City of Sunland Park!
12/05/2023

Join us on our first Christmas parade for the City of Sunland Park!

12/04/2023
12/03/2023

Water Advisory Notice
for Santa Teresa and Sunland Park
Sent on behalf of Camino Real Regional Utility Authority

Water Advisory Notice (UPDATE 12/03/2023)


12/3/2023 Sunday

The following subdivisions are showing standard pH levels and therefore may now consume and use the water in their homes:

Mason Farms

The Grove

Bluffs

The following areas in Sunland Park and Santa Teresa, NM should continue to use alternative sources of water until further notice:

Valencia Park
Villa Valencia
Edgemont
Casas Lindas
Tuscan Ridge

For a third day, CRRUA, Sunland Park Fire Department, Doña Ana County employees and the Office of Emergency Management are providing support to resolve the issue. CRRUA customers may pick up bottled water at the following location:

The Sports Complex – 4700 McNutt Rd., Santa Teresa, NM
TIME 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For questions or more information, please call CRRUA at 915-238-8742 or 575-649-9349

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to address the issue.

Sunland Park Fire Department City of Sunland Park, New Mexico

Please be advised of the following Closed Session scheduled for December 5th, 2023 at 6 p.m.
12/02/2023

Please be advised of the following Closed Session scheduled for December 5th, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Please be advised of the next regular City Council meeting scheduled for December 5th, 2023.  The Agenda and zoom link f...
12/02/2023

Please be advised of the next regular City Council meeting scheduled for December 5th, 2023. The Agenda and zoom link for this meeting can be found below:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8087342787...
Meeting ID: 808 734 2787
Passcode: council
Phone: 1 346 248 7799
Language translation is now available on our Zoom meeting:
Request service 72 hours prior by contacting City Clerk Office 575-589-7565

WATER ADVISORY NOTICE
12/01/2023

WATER ADVISORY NOTICE

Sunland Park Christmas event parking
12/01/2023

Sunland Park Christmas event parking

Join us for our annual Christmas event tomorrow Friday, December 1st, 2023 from 5pm-9pm
12/01/2023

Join us for our annual Christmas event tomorrow Friday, December 1st, 2023 from 5pm-9pm

Join us for our annual Christmas event tomorrow Friday, December 1st, 2023 from 5pm-9pm
12/01/2023

Join us for our annual Christmas event tomorrow Friday, December 1st, 2023 from 5pm-9pm

Notice of potential quorum
11/23/2023

Notice of potential quorum

11/17/2023

Sunland Park Sports complex will be closed November 17th & 18th due to the Fall Harvest event.

El complejo deportivo de la ciudad de Sunland Park estará cerrado el 17 y 18 de noviembre debido al evento Fall Harvest.

11/09/2023

The City is seeking candidates to fill new position for ACCOUNTYING CLERK in the Finance Department. This is a fulltime position. The city offers great benefits which include paid sick, vacation and holiday pay, Medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance and State Retirement plan. Please visit website, https://sunlandpark-nm.gov/human-resources/ to download the employment application and view job description. If you meet the minimum qualifications, please submit complete application packet which includes the following:
-Employment Application.
-Letter of Interest
-Resume (Must contain 3 professional references)
-Copy of diploma/degree.
Please email entire packet to: [email protected]
This position is open until filled.

Our Mission is to recruit, hire and retain highly qualified employees to best advance the City on its commitment to responsive and excellent customer service.

Please be advised of the next regular City Council meeting scheduled for November 6th, 2023.  The Agenda and zoom link f...
11/03/2023

Please be advised of the next regular City Council meeting scheduled for November 6th, 2023. The Agenda and zoom link for this meeting can be found below:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8087342787...
Meeting ID: 808 734 2787
Passcode: council
Phone: 1 346 248 7799
Language translation is now available on our Zoom meeting:
Request service 72 hours prior by contacting City Clerk Office 575-589-7565

Please be advised of the following Work Session scheduled for November 6th, 2023 at 5 p.m.  The Agenda and zoom link for...
11/03/2023

Please be advised of the following Work Session scheduled for November 6th, 2023 at 5 p.m. The Agenda and zoom link for this meeting can be found below:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8087342787...
Meeting ID: 808 734 2787
Passcode: council
Phone: 1 346 248 7799

Please be advised of the following Closed Session scheduled for November 6th, 2023 at 6 p.m.
11/03/2023

Please be advised of the following Closed Session scheduled for November 6th, 2023 at 6 p.m.

11/03/2023

Request for Proposal
City of Sunland Park
Executive Coaching Services

The City of Sunland Park (City) is requesting International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified or similar accredited firms, to assist to current, emerging and new executives in team building and their professional development.

Sealed RFP packets must be delivered and received to:

Claudia Carrillo
Purchasing Agent
The City of Sunland Park
1000 Mc Nutt Road, St. A
City of Sunland Park, NM 88063

ALL PROPOSAL PACKETS MUST BE PHYSICALLY RECEIVED BY 10 AM (LOCAL TIME) ON DECEMBER 8, 2023.

Please send an email to [email protected] to request the Request for Proposal application package.

11/01/2023

City of Sunland Park to host upcoming race

Saturday, November 11th, 2023

City recognizes two employees for years of service at tonight's City Council meeting. While completing his senior year a...
10/18/2023

City recognizes two employees for years of service at tonight's City Council meeting. While completing his senior year at STHS, Abraham Garcia was also training to work toward his fire certifications. At just 18 years old was hired as a firefighter. 20 years later, now Fire Capt. Garcia was recognized for his tenure and dedication to the safety and welfare for the community. Capt. Garcia was unable to attend tonight's meeting.
Also recognized was Gloria Irigoyen who currently serves as the Human Resource Director since 2012. Gloria was originally hired as a firefighter back on October 1988 after three years as a volunteer firefighter. Gloria was promoted to Fire Captain in no time and then Fire Chief. In 1990, the El Paso Times reported that Gloria was the First Paid Female Fire Chief in the State of New Mexico. Gloria had to leave the fire service due to a back injury. She was transferred to the municipal court where she served for 20 years. This evening she was recognized for 35 Years of Service.
Congratulations to both Abraham and Gloria on reaching these great miles stones and Thank You for your dedication and service.

LOST DOG!!! Name: CocoLost in Landfill Street area10/16/238:30amCall 915-701-6013         915-422-5637Or call City Hall:...
10/17/2023

LOST DOG!!!

Name: Coco
Lost in Landfill Street area
10/16/23
8:30am
Call 915-701-6013
915-422-5637

Or call City Hall: 575-589-7565 Extension 1000

Please be advised of the next regular City Council meeting scheduled for October 17th, 2023.  The Agenda and zoom link f...
10/13/2023

Please be advised of the next regular City Council meeting scheduled for October 17th, 2023. The Agenda and zoom link for this meeting can be found below:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8087342787...
Meeting ID: 808 734 2787
Passcode: council
Phone: 1 346 248 7799
Language translation is now available on our Zoom meeting:
Request service 72 hours prior by contacting City Clerk Office 575-589-7565

Please be advised of the following Closed Session scheduled for October 17th, 2023 at 6 p.m.
10/13/2023

Please be advised of the following Closed Session scheduled for October 17th, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Please be advised of the following Work Session scheduled for October 17th, 2023 at 5 p.m.  The Agenda and zoom link for...
10/13/2023

Please be advised of the following Work Session scheduled for October 17th, 2023 at 5 p.m. The Agenda and zoom link for this meeting can be found below:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8087342787...
Meeting ID: 808 734 2787
Passcode: council
Phone: 1 346 248 7799

10/07/2023
LA CLINICA DE FAMILIA SUNLAND PARK MEDICAL WILL HAVE SATURDAY FLU CLINICS. PEDIATRIC 6MTHS TO ADULTS FOR IT'S PATIENTS. ...
10/05/2023

LA CLINICA DE FAMILIA SUNLAND PARK MEDICAL WILL HAVE SATURDAY FLU CLINICS. PEDIATRIC 6MTHS TO ADULTS FOR IT'S PATIENTS. ON OCTOBER 7, 8AM TO 12PM OCTOBER 14, 8AM TO 12PM. PATIENTS CALL 575 589-0887. WALKIN LCDF PATIENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT DAYS OF THE EVENTS.

Notice of finding of no significant impact and of intent to request a release of grant fundsAviso de hallazgo sin impact...
10/02/2023

Notice of finding of no significant impact and of intent to request a release of grant funds

Aviso de hallazgo sin impacto significativo y de la intención de solicitar la liberación de los fondos de la subvención

09/29/2023

The Sunland Park Police Department would like to invite all Sunland Park residents to vaccinate their dogs and cats for a low cost. Services will be provided by Mesquite Animal Vaccination Clinic.

El Departamento de Policía de Sunland Park quisiera invitar a todos los residentes de Sunland Park a vacunar a sus perros y gatos por un bajo costo. Los servicios seran proporcionados por Mesquite Animal Clinic.
Doors will close at 3:00 PM

For more information, please call: (575) 650-2000 or (575)
650-9774

Para Español por favor marque al siguiente número (575)
650-9500

Notice of Intent to Adopt OrdinanceAviso de intención de adoptar ordenanza
09/28/2023

Notice of Intent to Adopt Ordinance

Aviso de intención de adoptar ordenanza

Join us for Sunland Park Police Departments third annual National Night Out, October 3rd, 2023 at the Sports Complex 5-9...
09/26/2023

Join us for Sunland Park Police Departments third annual National Night Out, October 3rd, 2023 at the Sports Complex 5-9pm.

09/26/2023

Upper Valley Levee Rehabilitation temporary traffic changes at County Club Rd. bridge, lanes will shift, October 2, 2023 to February 24, 2024. For information contact:
Frank Fisher, Public Affairs Chief
915-494-6027
[email protected]

Senior Center Mission and Vision StatementsDeclaraciones de misión y visión del centro para personas mayores
09/25/2023

Senior Center Mission and Vision Statements

Declaraciones de misión y visión del centro para personas mayores

Address

1000 McNutt Road Suite A
Sunland Park, NM
88063

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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