I’m grateful to the people of Hatch and the surrounding area for your response to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order from the Governor. It’s an unfortunate situation that has a major impact on our community. Hatch people come together in a time of need; we can get through this together. Below are answers to some of the questions that have come up.
I hope this has answered most of your questions. I’ll give updates as they become available.
Mayor Andy Nuñez
The Village of Hatch is located in northern Dona Ana County in New Mexico just 37 miles northwest of Las Cruces. The population within the village limits is 1,648 and the elevation of Hatch is 4,058 feet. Colonias associated with the Village of Hatch include Garfield, Milagro, Placitas, Rincon, Rodey, and Salem. The Village of Hatch was incorporated with the state of New Mexico in 1928. Hatch is most known for being the CHILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD and holds its annual Chile Festival on Labor Day weekend at the Village of Hatch Airport a few miles southwest on Highway 26.