The New Mexico Poison and Drug information Center is reporting a significant increase in carbon monoxide poisonings this December.
Home heating sources and appliances like fireplaces, water heaters, generators, stoves, and ovens can all produce carbon monoxide gas. Carbon Monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Over exposure to Carbon Monoxide can cause permanent damage to the brain and nervous system, and can even result in death.
The New Mexico Poison and Drug information Center suggests the following precautions.
Install a carbon monoxide detector on each floor and outside of every sleeping are of your home.
Have furnaces, fireplaces, wood-stoves and other fuel burning appliances inspected , adjusted and repaired if needed.
Don’t use charcoal grills indoors.
Don’t use your ovens or dryers to heat your home.
Always open garage doors when warming up your car.
Do not run a generator indoors.
If you think you or someone you know has been exposed to carbon monoxide gas please call the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center at -800- 222-1222.
The Estancia Solid Waste Authority and Torrance County are sponsoring a Scrap Tire Amnesty Program.
County Customers with, Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority payment stubs or windshield decals, as well as all residents with a license or utility bill in their name, will be allowed to bring up to 9 passenger tires per trip at no charge to Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority Collection Stations. Residential customers only.
To find a collection center near you or for more information please call 505-384-4270.
Torrance County hiring Executive Road Department Assistant
Torrance County is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Executive Assistant in the Road Department, $13-$18 per hour, DOE.
The Executive Assistant serves as administrative and clerical support for the Road Department Superintendent. Interacts effectively and professionally with citizens, State and Federal Agencies, County departments and vendors.
Assists with complaint resolution and budget preparation; drafts correspondence. Must type, print, distribute departmental correspondence, copy, and fax, distribute mail, make travel arrangements for Superintendent and operations personnel as needed, monitor department budget reports, prepare and request purchase orders; review incoming invoices and submit corresponding accounts payable.
Must attend meetings; must be comfortable with public speaking.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience related to administrative practices with an emphasis in excellent customer service required.
Experience and knowledge of office practices and procedures, English, spelling, grammar, basic arithmetic and phone etiquette a must.
Knowledge of database creation and administration required.
Must possess knowledge of county roadways and ability to effectively read a map. High School Diploma or GED required. Must possess a valid New Mexico's Driver's license.
Knowledge of County organization and operations preferred. Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screen.
Application and detailed job specifications may be obtained from the Torrance County Manager's Office, (505) 544-4757. DO NOT submit a resume in lieu of completed application. Benefits package available.
Torrance County seeking to hire Two County Sheriff
Torrance County is accepting applications for two full-time Sheriff's Deputies; Salary $31,200-35,360 DOE. Certified preferred.
Minimum requirements are as follows: Must be 21 years or older, have a valid NM Driver's License, high School Diploma or GED, no felony, domestic violence or DWI convictions.
Must be able to pass background check, physical agility test, and psychological exam.
Must be able to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Deadline for Application Packet is Thursday December 14th, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.
Applications and job specifications can be obtained from www.torrancecountynm.org or the County Manager's Office