Torrance County Road Department is nearing completion of the Heritage Road paving project in Moriarty, NM.
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Torrance County Commission Meeting May 5, 2020 Certificate of Appreciation
ESTANCIA, NM - The Torrance County Commission has continued to hold open meetings in compliance with the Open Meetings Act throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The County has encouraged the public to attend these open meetings via alternative methods like listening on 88.7 KXNM radio, calling in on the County's teleconference bridge, and most recently via Zoom.
The County will continue to provide the public with the ability to attend virtually via Zoom, until further notice. You can find the Zoom access information by clicking on the meeting you would like to attend on the County's Calendar of Events.
ESTANCIA, NM – Torrance County Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor, and Administrative Offices will re-open to public this coming Monday, May 4th. “Given the few number of COVID-19 cases in Torrance County and the lack of community spread, we believe that we can re-open our administrative building, and do so safely”, said County Manager Wayne Johnson.
ESTANCIA, NM – Today, the Torrance County Commission approved a letter to Governor Lujan-Grisham urging her to begin opening small businesses in rural communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 shutdown orders.
Torrance County has organized a Zoom conference call with the New Mexico District Director of the Small Administration to answer questions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
SANTA FE – New Mexico small businesses in financial distress due to the coronavirus crisis are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for loans made available under the federal stimulus bill.
The stimulus bill, or Cares Act, allocates $349 billion for loans to small businesses. But businesses have until only June 30 to access the money, and loans will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“This money will go quickly, and New Mexico small businesses must act as soon as possible to obtain loans,” Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes said Saturday. “Many businesses struggling through this crisis need a financial bridge to help them survive and recover once this crisis eases.”
There are two loan programs for small businesses under the stimulus bill: the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and the Paycheck Protection Program.
ESTANCIA, NM – The Torrance County Commission will continue to hold its regularly scheduled meetings in April. The meetings will be open to the public, but the public is urged to abide by Governor Grisham’s public health order and stay home. The public will be able to attend via teleconference or listen to the live broadcast on 88.7 KXNM radio.
ESTANCIA, NM – Due to three confirmed cases in Torrance County, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has announced COVID-19 screening for residents. Those with internet access are encouraged to utilize NMDOH’s Should I be Tested screening tool between now and Wednesday April 1st, to determine their need for COVID-19 testing. After completion, if testing is recommended, residents should call 505-222-6530 to schedule an appointment for sample collection and testing.
3 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Torrance County
ESTANCIA, NM – Today the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) confirmed three individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Torrance County. “With our close proximity to Albuquerque, it was only a matter of time before some of our residents were exposed to the virus,” said Commission Chair Ryan Schwebach. “We have been planning for this sad day since the first cases of Coronavirus were discovered in New Mexico and we have a strong partnership with the Department of Health and State Emergency Management”, Schwebach continued.
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For Immediate Release, Thursday March 12, 2020 Contact: Wayne Johnson 505.304.1603
The largest group of certified public managers to graduate at one time from the nationally accredited program administered by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service. Joining the elite group are Katherine Miller, Santa Fe County manager; Patrick Varela, Santa Fe County treasurer; Les Francisco, Santa Fe County solid waste superintendent; Gabriella Trujillo, Santa Fe County public works department operations manager; Tracy Sedillo, Torrance County treasurer; and Tracy Agiovlasitis, New Mexico Technology Assistance Program manager.
SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico Counties presented Torrance County with a Risk Awareness Program (RAP) Award during the 2020 NMC Legislative Conference January 23, 2020 in Santa Fe.
Torrance County BCC Admin Meeting for January 22, 2020 has been canceled.
Congratulations to Kathy Reyes from the Torrance County Sheriff’s office for winning the 2019 Torrance County Safety Award. Kathy started with us in 1999 and has 7,562 injury free hours! In addition to receiving the safety award Kathy also received a jacket from the Safety Committee.
November 14, 2019 the New Mexico Department of Finance & Administration Local Government Division presented Torrance County with a Rising Star Award for demonstrating growth in Budget Management & Fiscal Integrity. Pictured from left to right is Jeremy Oliver, Finance Director and Tracy L. Sedillo, County Treasurer.