News Flash

Posted on: July 1, 2022

2022-2023 After School Program Lottery Registration

After School Program Lottery

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will accept After School Program lottery registration beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and continuing to Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Registration for the After School Program may be determined by lotter...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2022

2022-2023 After School Program Lottery Registration

After School Program Lottery

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will accept After School Program lottery registration beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and continuing to Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Registration for the After School Program may be determined by lotter...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

2022-2023 After School Program Lottery Registration

After School Program Lottery

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will accept After School Program lottery registration beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and continuing to Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Registration for the After School Program may be determined by lotter...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 4 Event

Trash Clean Up2

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti, and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program will conduct another Team Up to Cl...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 4 Event

Trash Clean Up2

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti, and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program will conduct another Team Up to Cl...

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District 4 News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 4 Event

Trash Clean Up2

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti, and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program will conduct another Tea...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

City Council to Meet July 5, 2022

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

City Council will consider a Resolution to approve an amendment to an agreement between the City and Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (M...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2022

City Council to Meet July 5, 2022

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

City Council will consider a Resolution to approve an amendment to an agreement between the City and Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (M...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Public Safety Impact Fees Began July 1

East Mesa Public Safety Complex

The City of Las Cruces’ new public safety impact fees went into effect July 1 on permits for new residential and commercial construction projects within city limits. Public safety impact fees are assessed on new permits obtained for the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Public Safety Impact Fees Begin July 1

East Mesa Public Safety Complex

The City of Las Cruces’ new public safety impact fees go into effect July 1 on permits for new residential and commercial construction projects within city limits. Public safety impact fees are assessed on new permits obtained for the c...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Tai Chi Chuan Class at Branigan Library

Tai Chi Chuan

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., is pleased to announce a new beginners Tai Chi Chuan class, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Thursday, starting July 7, 2022 and continuing through Sept. 29, 2022. Classes will be at Albert Johns...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Tai Chi Chuan Class at Branigan Library

Tai Chi Chuan

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., is pleased to announce a new beginners Tai Chi Chuan class, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Thursday, starting July 7, 2022 and continuing through Sept. 29, 2022. Classes will be at Albert Johns...

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Library News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Tai Chi Chuan Class at Branigan Library

Tai Chi Chuan

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., is pleased to announce a new beginners Tai Chi Chuan class, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Thursday, starting July 7, 2022 and continuing through Sept. 29, 2022. Classes will be at Albert Johns...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Plenty of Fish in the Mediterranean Diet

Fish

We have all been told there is plenty of fish in the sea, but did you know it is healthy to eat them? Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, and join us in the Roadrunner Room to learn ...

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Library News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Plenty of Fish in the Mediterranean Diet

Fish

We have all been told there is plenty of fish in the sea, but did you know it is healthy to eat them? Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, and join us in the Roadrunner Room to learn ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Statement on Desert Hope Neighborhood

head shot of becki graham

I am taking this opportunity to reach out to residents of City Council District 3, and particularly, those who live at the Desert Hope supportive housing complex located at 1310 Pecos St., and those in the surrounding neighborhood.

First, I want to thank t...

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District 3 News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Tikes N' Spikes Youth Flag Football Online Registration

Cheer and football

The City of Las Cruces, Parks & Recreation Department will now be offering online registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at https://www.las-cruces.org/play.

Costs to register are $45...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Tikes N' Spikes Youth Flag Football Online Registration

Cheer and football

The City of Las Cruces, Parks & Recreation Department will now be offering online registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at https://www.las-cruces.org/play.

Costs to register are $45...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Tikes N' Spikes Youth Flag Football Online Registration

Cheer and football

The City of Las Cruces, Parks & Recreation Department will now be offering online registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at https://www.las-cruces.org/play.

Costs to register are $45...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Watson Lane Water Outage

image of faucet dripping water

Residents and businesses on Watson Lane, between south Main Street to approximately 600 feet west of south Main Street, will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022. The water outage will enable Smith & Agui...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Watson Lane Water Outage

image of faucet dripping water

Residents and businesses on Watson Lane, between south Main Street to approximately 600 feet west of south Main Street, will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022. The water outage will enable Smith & Agui...

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Public Works News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closures Road List 11

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Sierra Bella Place: Fro...
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District 5 News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closures Road List 11

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Sierra Bella Place: Fro...
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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closures Road List 11

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Sierra Bella Place: Fro...
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Public Works News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Fireworks and Pets a Stressful Mix

Fireworks and Dogs(1)

The Fourth of July, and the days and nights surrounding the holiday when fireworks are lighting up the night sky, can be a stressful time for dogs, cats and livestock.

Many pets become stressed, hide or run away because they are startled by fireworks. Dogs...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Fireworks and Pets a Stressful Mix

Fireworks and Dogs(1)

The Fourth of July, and the days and nights surrounding the holiday when fireworks are lighting up the night sky, can be a stressful time for dogs, cats and livestock. Many pets become stressed, hide or run away because they are startled by firew...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Fireworks and Pets a Stressful Mix

Fireworks and Dogs(1)

The Fourth of July, and the days and nights surrounding the holiday when fireworks are lighting up the night sky, can be a stressful time for dogs, cats and livestock. Many pets become stressed, hide or run away because they are startled by firew...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 30, 2022

South Central Solid Waste Authority New Rates Begin July 1

SCSWA TRUCK

New service rate increases for the South-Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) will go into effect Friday, July 1, 2022.

Las Cruces customers who have curbside recycling will see their monthly bill increase slightly to $7.65 from $7.50. The Price-Per-Ton c...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 30, 2022

South Central Solid Waste Authority New Rates Begin July 1

SCSWA TRUCK

New service rate increases for the South-Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) will go into effect Friday, July 1, 2022.

Las Cruces customers who have curbside recycling will see their monthly bill increase slightly to $7.65 from $7.50. The Price-Per-Ton c...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closures Road List 10

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Monday, June 27, 2022.  The following affected streets include: 

  • Sierra Bella ...
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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closures Road List 10

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Monday, June 27, 2022.  The following affected streets include: 

  • Sierra Bella ...
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Public Works News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

2022 Fall Youth Cheer Program Individual Registration

Cheer and football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming Fall Youth Cheer Program beginning Monday, July 11, 2022 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

This FUNdamental recreational progra...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

2022 Fall Youth Cheer Program Individual Registration

Cheer and football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming Fall Youth Cheer Program beginning Monday, July 11, 2022 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

This FUNdamental recreational progra...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

2022 Fall Youth Cheer Program Individual Registration

Cheer and football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming Fall Youth Cheer Program beginning Monday, July 11, 2022 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

This FUNdamental recreational progra...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Branigan Book Club

person reading an e-book outside

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for the Branigan Book Club, our monthly book discussion group where we read and discuss a new book each month.Discussions are at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in the...

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Event Calendar City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Branigan Book Club

person reading an e-book outside

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for the Branigan Book Club, our monthly book discussion group where we read and discuss a new book each month.Discussions are at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in the...

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Event Calendar News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City Council Recap of the June 27, 2022 Work Session

City Council Without Masks

An update of the 2022 General Obligation (GO) Bonds initiative, followed by a status update of GO Bond projects currently underway, was presented Monday, June 27, 2022 to the Las Cruces City Council during a work session in Council Chambers at City Hall, ...

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2022 GO Bond City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City Council Recap of the June 27, 2022 Work Session

City Council Without Masks

An update of the 2022 General Obligation (GO) Bonds initiative, followed by a status update of GO Bond projects currently underway, was presented Monday, June 27, 2022 to the Las Cruces City Council during a work session in Council Chambers at City Hall, ...

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2022 GO Bond News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City Council to Meet for Work Session June 27, 2022

City Council Without Masks

A Las Cruces City Council work session focusing on General Obligation (GO) Bonds, present and future, will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

An update on the 2022 GO bonds initiative followed by a statu...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City of Las Cruces Independence Day Schedule 2022

Fireworks with U.S. Flag in the background

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. Police and fire services will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures for Monday, July 4, 2022:

Meerscheidt Recr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City of Las Cruces Independence Day Schedule 2022

Fireworks with U.S. Flag in the background

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected.  

  

The following is a list of closures for&...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Community Seed Packing Night at Branigan Library

Tierra Sagrada Seed

Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in the Roadrunner Room, to get the Tierra Sagrada Seed Library ready for the fall season!The Tierra Sagrada Seed Library was established in August 2020 and ...

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Event Calendar City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Community Seed Packing Night at Branigan Library

Tierra Sagrada Seed

Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in the Roadrunner Room, to get the Tierra Sagrada Seed Library ready for the fall season!The Tierra Sagrada Seed Library was established in August 2020 and ...

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Event Calendar News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Daniel Munoz Named Grand Marshal of July 3 Electric Light Parade

two photos of Daniel Munoz

The City of Las Cruces is honored to name Las Cruces resident Daniel Munoz, a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, as the official Grand Marshal of the 2022 Electric Light Parade.

Daniel Munoz was born in Albuquerque, NM in 1982. Shortly after, he and his fam...

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Fourth of July Events City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Daniel Munoz Named Grand Marshal of July 3 Electric Light Parade

two photos of Daniel Munoz

The City of Las Cruces is honored to name Las Cruces resident Daniel Munoz, a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, as the official Grand Marshal of the 2022 Fourth of July Electric Light Parade.

Daniel Munoz was born in Albuquerque, NM in 19...

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Fourth of July Events News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

East Lohman Avenue and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Lane Closures

Orange barrels on street

There will be intermittent lane closures on the north side of the intersection of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and east Lohman Avenue as well as a westbound right lane closure on east Lohman, from Sonoma Ranch Boulevard to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Souther...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

East Lohman Avenue and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Lane Closures

Orange barrels on street

There will be intermittent lane closures on the north side of the intersection of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and east Lohman Avenue as well as a westbound right lane closure on east Lohman, from Sonoma Ranch Boulevard to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Souther...

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Public Works News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Electric Light Parade Closures

Electric Light Parade Float

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, the City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration will kick off with the Electric 5k and Fun Run followed by the Electric Light Parade.

The parade route will begin at Apodaca Park and wi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Electric Light Parade Closures

Electric Light Parade Float

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, the City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration will kick off with the Electric 5k and Fun Run followed by the Electric Light Parade.

The parade route will begin at Apodaca Park and wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Las Cruces Ranked Seventh in 2022 WalletHub.com Survey

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Las Cruces is ranked among the best run U.S. cities, according to an annual survey conducted by WalletHub.com.

In 2022, the City of Las Cruces is ranked as the seventh best-run U.S. city in WalletHub poll. The re...

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WalletHub Poll City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Las Cruces Ranked Seventh in 2022 WalletHub.com Survey

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Las Cruces is ranked among the best run U.S. cities, according to an annual survey conducted by WalletHub.com.

In 2022, the City of Las Cruces is ranked as the seventh best-run U.S. city in WalletHub poll. The re...

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WalletHub Poll News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Las Cruces Teen Located

Xavier Hernandez

Xavier Hernandez, the 13-year-old Las Cruces boy reported missing on June 11, has been located and returned home.  The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who helped disseminate information on this missing person case.

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News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Public Comments Still Sought on Conceptual City Council Redistricting Maps

City Council Chambers

The City’s Redistricting Ad Hoc Committee continues to seek public input from Las Cruces residents regarding proposed conceptual maps that remain under consideration for redistricting of the six City Council districts.

The committee has narrowed its consid...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Public Comments Still Sought on Conceptual City Council Redistricting Maps

City Council Chambers

The City’s Redistricting Ad Hoc Committee continues to seek public input from Las Cruces residents regarding proposed conceptual maps that remain under consideration for redistricting of the six City Council districts.

The committee has narrowed ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2022

NM Tech Students Collaborate with Las Cruces Utilities to "Get a Taste" of the Real World

LCU NMT Collab

By: Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.26.22

College life is sometimes detached from the world that students encounter when they graduate, especially when working with clients on real-world solutions. Senior students from New Mexico Institute...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 24, 2022

In-Person Car Seat Inspection in Las Cruces

New Mexico Deoartment of Transportation Logo Zia on left with text

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will conduct an in-p...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2022

In-Person Car Seat Inspection in Las Cruces

New Mexico Deoartment of Transportation Logo Zia on left with text

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents. The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will condu...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Kudos to Road Construction Crew, Public Works Department

Streets Crew (2)

To:  Road Construction Crew, Public Works Department

From:  June Donahue, Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach Executive Director

Received from June at the Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach:

This is off of the topic but the City Paving...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Police Offer Tips to Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft

Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Automobile ‘cool-down’ or ‘keep cool’ thefts are just as likely during warm weather months as vehicle ‘warm-up’ thefts are during the winter.

Vehicle warm-up thefts are known to happen when, durin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Police Offer Tips to Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft

Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Automobile ‘cool-down’ or ‘keep cool’ thefts are just as likely during warm weather months as vehicle ‘warm-up’ thefts are during the winter.  Vehicle warm-up thefts are known t...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Police Offer Tips to Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft

Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Automobile ‘cool-down’ or ‘keep cool’ thefts are just as likely during warm weather months as vehicle ‘warm-up’ thefts are during the winter.  Vehicle warm-up thefts are known to happen when, during cold weather months, an automobile is ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Seizing the Opportunities to Grow: Professional Development at LCU

NM Edge Alma Ruiz

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 6.24.22

Life is filled with opportunities – even when they arrive during a pandemic – especially for those willing to reach for them. At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), professional development is encouraged fo...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 24, 2022

University Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures

Orange barrels on street

University Avenue, from Turrentine Drive to Locust Street, will have intermittent lane closures from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, through Friday, July 1, 2022. The intermittent lane closures are needed for subsurface utility exploratio...

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District 2 News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

University Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures

Orange barrels on street

University Avenue, from Turrentine Drive to Locust Street, will have intermittent lane closures from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, through Friday, July 1, 2022. The intermittent lane closures are needed for subsurface utility exploratio...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

University Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures

Orange barrels on street

University Avenue, from Turrentine Drive to Locust Street, will have intermittent lane closures from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, through Friday, July 1, 2022. The intermittent lane closures are needed for subsurface utility exploratio...

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Public Works News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

University Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures

Orange barrels on street

University Avenue, from Turrentine Drive to Locust Street, will have intermittent lane closures from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, through Friday, July 1, 2022. The intermittent lane closures are needed for subsurface utility exploratio...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: June 23, 2022

"Family Fun Walks" Series

Family Fun Walks Series

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Family Fun Walks! These 5-kilometer walking events will be on Saturdays during July through September.

This series consists of five 5K walks. These events will offer giveaways, water, and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 23, 2022

"Family Fun Walks" Series

Family Fun Walks Series

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Family Fun Walks! These 5-kilometer walking events will be on Saturdays during July through September.

This series consists of five 5K walks. These events will offer giveaways, water, and ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

"Family Fun Walks" Series

Family Fun Walks Series

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Family Fun Walks! These 5-kilometer walking events will be on Saturdays during July through September.

This series consists of five 5K walks. These events will offer giveaways, water, and ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks sales began June 20 in New Mexico, so the Las Cruces Fire Department is reminding consumers of general guidelines and safety tips for the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

By state law, fireworks can be sold from June 20 through July 6.

Fireworks...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks sales began June 20 in New Mexico, so the Las Cruces Fire Department is reminding consumers of general guidelines and safety tips for the upcoming Independence Day holiday.   By state law, fireworks can be sold from Ju...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks sales began June 20 in New Mexico, so the Las Cruces Fire Department is reminding consumers of general guidelines and safety tips for the upcoming Independence Day holiday.   By state law, fireworks can be sold from Ju...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 19, 2022

BEWARE OF THE ORANGE FLAME

Beware of the Orange Flame

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.19.22

Have you ever noticed the flames on your gas stove turning orange? Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Natural Gas and Energy Office Manager, Deborah Hurst noticed a sudden change in flame color one weekend. Th...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Focuses on Vehicle Safety for All Employees

LCU Vehicle Safety

By: Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.17.22

Residents pull up alongside City of Las Cruces (City) vehicles every day. From work trucks heading out to connect new accounts or check up on a reported leak, to the large trash trucks that make th...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 17, 2022

South Locust Street Road Closure

Road Closed Sign

South Locust Street will be closed from Bellamah Drive to east Idaho Avenue starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  A-Mountain Construction will be installing new ADA ramps, removing existing asphalt, and installing new asphalt as part of the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

South Locust Street Road Closure

Road Closed Sign

South Locust Street will be closed from Bellamah Drive to east Idaho Avenue starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  A-Mountain Construction will be installing new ADA ramps, removing existing asphalt, and installing new asphalt as part of the ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

White Rose Court Road Closure

Road Closed Sign

White Rose Court will be closed from south Main Street to Bex Street starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022. A-Mountain Construction will be installing new ADA ramps, removing existing asphalt, and installing new asphalt as part of the City of Las Cruce...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Tikes N' Spikes Youth Flag Football League Individual Participant Registration

Kids playing football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League. There will be four age divisions offered to all genders between the ages of 4 and 11. Proof of a partic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Tikes N' Spikes Youth Flag Football League Individual Participant Registration

Kids playing football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League. There will be four age divisions offered to all genders between the ages of 4 and 11. Proof of a partic...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Tikes N' Spikes Youth Flag Football League Individual Participant Registration

Kids playing football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League. There will be four age divisions offered to all genders between the ages of 4 and 11. Proof of a partic...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 11, 2022

Free Tuition in New Mexico Bolsters LCU Internship Program

LCU Internship

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.11.22

New Mexico passed a bill in March 2022 that waived tuition for students attending in-state public schools or tribal colleges – and shifted how Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) could app...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 10, 2022

NETWORKING FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY

LCU associate working on high-pressure natural gas pipeline

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 6.10.22

For the past three years Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has been networking with other utility municipalities in the Southwest to strengthen their information sharing for the betterment of their customers....

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Utilities
Posted on: June 9, 2022

2022 GO Bond Survey

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The City of Las Cruces will hold a General Obligation (GO) Bond election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This initiative is an opportunity for voters to provide input about what projects they would like this GO Bond to fund, helping to shape the future of o...

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Posted on: June 4, 2022

The Grappler Takes Before and After Pictures of Pick Ups

LCU Grappler Before

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.04.22

Many Las Crucens cleared out their homes while at home during the pandemic. Plenty of that trash ended up on the curb for pick up by the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Grappler. Drivers like LCU Solid W...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Spring Stroll Highlights Drought-Tolerant Plants and the Uses of Free Compost

LCU Spring Stroll

By: Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.3.22

On a beautiful Thursday morning, a relaxed crowd gathered at the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Demonstration Garden for the return of the annual Spring Stroll on May 26. With coffee and donuts, visitor...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 3, 2022

LCPD On-Call PIO Schedule for June 4-July 9

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Attn: Assignment Editors and News Directors   LCPD On-Call PIO Schedule for June 4-July 9   The Las Cruces Police Department’s on-call PIO is intended to assist news media with major incidents involvi...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Fourth of July Celebration Schedule

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The schedule has been set for the annual City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration.

This popular free two-day event begins July 3, with the Electric 5-kilometer and One-mile Fun Run, followed by the Electric Light Parade. The run begins and ends at Mee...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Fourth of July Celebration Schedule

Fireworks exploding in the sky

The schedule has been set for the annual City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration.

This popular free two-day event begins July 3, with the Electric 5-kilometer and One-mile Fun Run, followed by the Electric Light Parade. The run begins and ends at Mee...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Fourth of July Celebration Schedule

Fireworks exploding in the sky

The schedule has been set for the annual City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration.

This popular free two-day event begins July 3, with the Electric 5-kilometer and One-mile Fun Run, followed by the Electric Light Parade. The run begins and ends at Mee...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Heart and History Walks Begin June 3, 2022

Downtown Photo

Come join other community members for an easy morning walk and learn about the history of Downtown Las Cruces and the Mesquite Historic District! Members of the public are invited to Heart and History Walks on the first and third Fridays of every month. T...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Heart and History Walks Begin June 3, 2022

Downtown Photo

Come join other community members for an easy morning walk and learn about the history of Downtown Las Cruces and the Mesquite Historic District! Members of the public are invited to Heart and History Walks on the first and third Fridays of every month. T...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Heart and History Walks to Continue Through August 19

Downtown Photo

Come join other community members for an easy morning walk and learn about the history of Downtown Las Cruces and the Mesquite Historic District!

The public is invited to Heart and History Walks on the first and third Fridays of every month. The walks begi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 29, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Crews "Respect The Gas"

Las Cruces Utilities Crews "Respect The Gas"

By G.H. Scott

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 5.29.22

If you had to create a list of the dangerous jobs, you would probably start with police officer or firefighter, while many jobs have their share of risks, the daily demands of utility workers are near t...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 27, 2022

NATURAL GAS PRICES SPIKING, WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET

gas meter and worker

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5.27.22

New Mexicans are feeling the pinch in rising fuel prices and your May gas utility bill is no exception. Just like oil, natural gas prices are on the rise, the question is how high and how long will the...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 22, 2022

Take the Las Cruces Utilities Survey Online

LCU Farmers Market Customer Survey

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 5.22.22

If you missed Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) seeking takers of their annual survey at the Farmer’s Market downtown last weekend, you’re in luck - the survey will be hitting a mailbox...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 15, 2022

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DECARBONIZATION RIDER

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By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.15.22

What do you know about decarbonization? For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers it’s a word you are going to hear a lot about and it will change things for the better. 

In approving...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Seeing Desalination in Action: Las Cruces Utilities Visits El Paso Plant

Las Cruces Utilities El Paso Desalination Plant Tour

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 05.13.22

The future of water in our region will include innovative methods that account for our population growth, like looking at how to treat salty water that may exist deeper underground. El Paso Water (...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Before You Dig, Call 811: Las Cruces Utilities

Enrique Arzabal - Gas Line Locator

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.08.22

When property owners called 811 to find the locations of any underground utilities lines before they would dig and maybe hit them, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) would have two specific teams come loca...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 6, 2022

A Day in the Life: Water Production

LCU WP Horacio

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5.06.22

If it’s a Monday, Wednesday, or a Friday, it’s a day to make the rounds for a crew of six in the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Production program. Each of the six has their ow...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!”

The parade will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, J...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!” 

T...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!” 

The parade will begin at 9 p.m....

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

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The City of Las Cruces has a new Bid Module on its website to offer business greater access to the City's open and closed bids.
The module also gives the public another level of transparency for bids, active contracts, and vendors.
Business representatives ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

Small toy tractor pushing alphabet block which read B I D

The City of Las Cruces has a new Bid Module on its website to offer business greater access to the City's open and closed bids.
The module also gives the public another level of transparency for bids, active contracts, and vendors. 

Busine...

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