Otero County


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Otero County, New Mexico

1000 New York Ave Rm 101
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (505) 437-7427
Fax: (505) 443-2904
www.co.otero.nm.us

On the central southern border of NM, east of Las Cruces; organized Jan 30, 1899 from Dona Ana and Lincoln counties. Name Origin: For Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944), territorial governor of New Mexico (1896-1906)

Area (sq mi):: 6627.43 (land 6626.50; water 0.93) Population per square mile: 9.60
Population 2005: 63,538 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 20.00% Population 2000: 62,298 (White 55.70%; Black or African American 3.90%; Hispanic or Latino 32.20%; Asian 1.20%; Other 21.20%). Foreign born: 11.10%. Median age: 33.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,345; median household $30,861; Population below poverty level: 19.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,929-$19,831
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Alamogordo County seat (36,211)

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    Otero County, Colorado

    PO Box 511
    La Junta, CO 81050
    Phone: (719) 383-3020
    Fax: (719) 383-3026

    In southeastern CO, southeast of Pueblo; organized Mar 25, 1889, from Bent County. Name Origin: For Miguel Antonio Otero (1859-1944), NM territorial governor (1896-1906)

    Area (sq mi):: 1269.74 (land 1262.86; water 6.89) Population per square mile: 15.40
    Population 2005: 19,495 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.00%; 1990-2000 0.60% Population 2000: 20,311 (White 59.20%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 37.60%; Asian 0.70%; Other 19.60%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 37.70
    Income 2000: per capita $15,113; median household $29,738; Population below poverty level: 18.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,097-$23,348
    Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., this weekend led a group of Oregon advocates and experts to El Paso, Texas and Otero County, New Mexico to investigate conditions for migrants including children at facilities on the southern border.
    The fathers were all being held in a detention facility in nearby Otero County, New Mexico, and were reunited with their children at an undisclosed government location.
    Ozzy, 69, and currently on his swansong world tour, stopped off in Alamogordo, the seat of Otero County, with son Jack and daughter Kelly.
    "Los problemas que identificamos minan los derechos de los detenidos, su trato humano y la provision de una ambiente seguro y saludable para ellos", se lee en el reporte que incluye inspecciones en seis de esos centros: Hudson County Jail, Laredo Processing Center, Otero County Processing Center, Santa Ana City Jail, Stewart Detention Center and Theo Lacy Facility.
    The Otero County Commission is expected to vote on a resolution opposing a U.S.
    In 2015, grants were awarded to Otero County, the Town of Silver Cliff and the Town of Red Cliff, and in 2016 grants were awarded to the Town of Estes Park, the Town of Westcliffe and Red Feather Lakes Library District.
    Otero County Sheriff Benny House said: "They were trying to figure out why she was on the trail by herself." Marie Sauter, the superintendent of the White Sands National Monument, explained how the rangers examined the mother's mobile phone and found the photographs of her husband and the lad at the park's entrance.
    The boy was dehydrated but in remarkably good shape when he was found alongside his dead father on a trail in the White Sands National Monument, Otero County Sheriff Benny House said.
    So he recruited his nine full-time Otero County employees from other jobs.
    Otero County in New Mexico was the first county to sign on with My County Cares.
    Army, American Correctional Association, Alexandria, Va., Edward Ruiz, chief of security, Management and Training Corporation, Otero County Processing Center, Chaparral, N.M., Brian Teets, training director, Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, U.S.
    He graduated from La Junta High School, Otero County College, and various Army training programs.