San Miguel County

San Miguel County was established January 9, 1852. It is the gateway to the southern Rockies, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains.

The county got its name from the town of San Miguel de Bado, which was a crossing at the Pecos River on the Old Spanish Trail. The county population is approximately 27,760 covering a total area of 4,736 square miles.

The county seat is Las Vegas, which was the largest city in New Mexico at the turn of the 20th century and was established long before its Nevada counterpart. Las Vegas was also New Mexico’s first territorial capital for one day. Over 900 historic districts are on the National Registry in Las Vegas. Twenty-one Rough Riders were provided to Teddy Roosevelt in 1898. San Miguel County is one of the most beautiful counties in New Mexico ranging from mountains to meadows. It has two colleges and boasts tourism and retirement as a major contributor to the economic value.

Upcoming Events

FREE Online Webinar: Effective Employee Discipline
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

ON-LINE: Effective Employee Discipline Training

INSTRUCTOR:  Mark Allen, NMC Loss Prevention Attorney

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Time: 9:30AM – 12PM

Participant certificates will be provided.  

Target Audience: Any county supervisor, manager, and HR employees tasked with advising on discipline.  

Description: This training will provide the keys to correct poor performance in a fair and equitable manner without inviting litigation.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the role of discipline and when it is warranted; progressive discipline and determining the appropriate discipline; drafting effective disciplinary documents; conducting predetermination (Loudermill) hearings and understanding the principles of due process; the importance of treating employees fairly & consistently; the roles of the supervisor/manager, HR, and legal in the disciplinary process; and the keys to avoiding liability when imposing disciplinary action. The principles taught (if followed) will increase the odds of avoiding disciplinary appeals and winning if appealed.

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CIT – 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training @ Bernaillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

This training is intended for Sheriff Deputies, Detention Staff, Firefighter and Emergency Medical First Responders.  Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Pool members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (based on availability) for a fee.  See attached flyer for more details.

CIT Albuquerque -June 2024



NM EDGE Classes (San Miguel County, NM)
Jun 17 – Jun 18 all-day

Employment Opportunities