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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Utilities Online Bill Pay Will Be Unavailable Due to Scheduled System Upgrade

Globe and dollar sign

Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2020, City Utilities customers will be unable to access the online payment function due to system upgrades. During the upgrade, customers may make their payments by telephone at 1-866-426-9757 and follow the paymen...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 26, 2020

ASCMV Employee Test Positive for COVID-19

ASCMV logo

An employee of the Animal Services of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) has tested positive for COVID-19. The test results came back shortly before noon Monday, Oct. 26. “As soon as we heard about the positive test result, the management team met and initiated ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Branigan Library Hosts Author Michael McGarrity

Head wounds novel

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to hear noted New Mexico writer Michael McGarrity talk about his writing on Thursday, October 29th at 12:30 p.m. (MDT) on Zoom. 

 Michael McGarrity is a celebrated New Mexico author, and former...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

City Council Discusses Legislative Priorities for 2021

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council had lengthy discussions during a Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 work session about the City of Las Cruces’ legislative priorities for the 2021 New Mexico legislative session.

The Council’s discussion during Monday&...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Cold Weather Could Lead to Ice and Slick Driving Conditions

A photo taken February 4, 2020 of rain and wet roads in Las Cruces.

A cold front hitting New Mexico is expected to lower Tuesday’s high temperature in Las Cruces to the mid ’60s with overnight temperatures likely below freezing, meaning wet roads could become icy and slick.

 

The Las Cruces Poli...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Inclement Weather Impact on Curbside Pick-Up at Branigan Library

Weather on 10.27.20

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is making changes to curbside pick-up services due to poor weather conditions the week of October 27.  

Beginning Tuesday, October 27, through Friday, October 30, curbside pick-up will be moved to the front entranc...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Inclement Weather Impact the week of October 27, 2020.

Inclement Weather Impact on Curbside Pick-Up at Branigan Library

(Las Cruces, NM) Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is making changes to curbside pick-up services due to poor weather conditions the week of October 27, 2020. 

Beginning Tuesday, Octob...

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Library News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation Following Record Positive COVID-19 Cases in Dona Ana County

Las Cruces City Hall

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima today signed an emergency proclamation extending the previous Emergency Proclamation (2020-05); Closing all City indoor recreation facilities for seven days (excluding the Regional Aquatic Center which adheres to the State...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Motorcycle Crash Proves to be Fatal

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A single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred late Sunday evening resulted in the death of a 47-year-old California man.

 

Prashanth J. Williams, 47, of Irvine, Calif., died from injuries he sustained in Sunday evening’s crash.

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Senior Meals Time Change Tuesday, October 27, Due to Inclement Weather

Munson Senior Center

Due to inclement weather projected for Tuesday, October 27, the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs is changing the serving time of the grab-and-go/drive thru meals.The serving time is scheduled between 10:30 am to noon. 

This change affects the fo...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Suspect in Oct. 15 Stabbing is Arrested

Valentin Nunez Arrest Mug

The suspect in the October 15 stabbing of a man at a homeless camp off Valley Drive has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

 

Valentin Nunez, 38, whose address is listed as 999 W. Amador Ave., is charged with a second-degree felony cou...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Receive a $1,000 Grant to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

Resilient Communities logo

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is one of 25 public and academic libraries from across the country chosen by the American Library Association to receive a $1,000 Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change Grant. 

“We wan...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Utilities Online Bill Pay Unavailable December 11 - 14 Due to Scheduled System Upgrades

Image of gentleman using the computer

Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2020, City utility customers will be unable to access the online payment function due to system upgrades. During the upgrade, customers may make their payments by telephone at 1-866-426-9757 and follow the payment ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities: Saving Bees from Water Meters

LCU_Photo1

A Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) water meter is sometimes the perfect home for a hive of bees – until an LCU field technician needs to access it. That’s when Anita Feil gets a call. Feil is the official LCU volunteer bee wrangler. She re-h...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Bridge Deck Repairs to begin at I-25 and Main Street

Orange barrels on street

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will begin bridge deck repairs Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, on the bridge at Interstate 25 and north Main Street, which is also part of U.S. Highway 70. Hasse Contracting Co., the project contrac...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

City Residents Should Not Try to Trap Skunks

Animal Control Truck

City Las Cruces Animal Control officers are encouraging City residents not to attempt to trap skunks or interact with any wildlife that could be roaming through&...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 23, 2020

City Residents Should Not Try to Trap Skunks

Animal Control Truck

City Las Cruces Animal Control officers are encouraging City residents not to attempt to trap skunks or interact with any wildlife that could be roaming through&...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Here to Help: Las Cruces Utilities Pilot Project Hire Brings Decades of Customer Service Experience

LCU_Ortiz

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/23/20.

After his first retirement in 2012 lasted only 28 days, it wasn’t surprising that his second might get cut short too. Victor Ortiz found his next challenge at Las Cruces Utilities (L...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Lane Closure Notice for Valley Drive

Orange barrels on street

There will be an eastbound and westbound left lane closure on Valley Drive between Main Street and La Posada Lane starting October 26. for the installation of stamped colored concrete in the median as part of the City Bond Median Landscaping project. This...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Action Plan Amendment

Cart with Groceries and Plants in it

The City of Las Cruces has an Action Plan Amendment for Program Year 2019 COVID Relief funding. 

There will be a 5 day public comment period from Monday, October 26, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020. 

A virtual Public Hearing will be ...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with the Branigan Cultural Center

Lyla June

The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., celebrates November as Native American Heritage Month with the Indigenous Speaker Series from November 9 to November 14. Tune in for these online events! 

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. November 9 - The Eagle...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with the Branigan Cultural Center

Lyla June

The Branigan Cultural Center celebrates November as Native American Heritage Month with the Indigenous Speaker Series from November 9-14. Tune in for these online events! 

November 9, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.- The Eagle and the Condor Meet: A Youth Discus...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

City Council to Meet October 26 for a TIDD Board Meeting and Work Session

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet, via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 serving as the a Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) Board of Commissioners meeting, followed by a Council Work Session.

Three items are on the agenda for the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

City Council to Meet October 26 for a TIDD Board Meeting and Work Session

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet, via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 serving as the a Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) Board of Commissioners meeting, followed by a Council Work Session.

Three items are on the agenda for the...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

City Hall Parking Deck Stairway Closed for Immediate Replacement

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The City Hall Parking Deck Stairway is CLOSED and Replacement Work is scheduled to begin at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., on Friday, Oct. 23.

As part of the City’s commitment to improve safety and security at City-owned properties, Facilities Manag...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

City Hall Parking Deck Stairway Closed for Immediate Replacement

Front of city hall

The City Hall Parking Deck Stairway is CLOSED and Replacement Work is Scheduled to take Place at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., Las Cruces, NM 88001 starting on Friday, October 23.

As part of the City’s commitment to improve safety and security at ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Farmworkers' Rights: Learning Opportunities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Lady holding up a Huelga Sign

Branigan Cultural Center programming continues with activity take-out kits and online events. Enjoy these virtual events related to the new exhibit Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos on display at the Branigan Cul...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Farmworkers' Rights: Learning Opportunities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Lady holding up a Huelga Sign

Branigan Cultural Center programming continues with activity take-out kits and online events. Enjoy these virtual events related to the new exhibit Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos on display at the Branigan Cul...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

JIC Notes October 21, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County 

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizatio...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

New Mexico Departments Give COVID-19 Webinar

New Mexico Health and Human Services Logo

New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. and Dr. Karissa Culbreath, Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, at TriCore Reference Laboratories provided a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update an...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

New Mexico Departments Give COVID-19 Webinar

New Mexico Health and Human Services Logo

New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. and Dr. Karissa Culbreath, Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, at TriCore Reference Laboratories provided a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update an...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

November Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Timothy Nelson

While the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, museum programming continues with several online events in November. 

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12 - History Notes: Significance of the Af...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

November Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Timothy Nelson

While the Branigan Cultural Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, museum programming continues with several online events in November. 

Thursday, November 12, 1 - 2 p.m.: History Notes: Significance of the Afro-Frontier: Blackdom wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department’s "Out-of-School Time" Featured in National Virtual Event

Group of kid sitting

The Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Services is joining The BOOST (Borderland Out-Of-School Time) Network for the nationwide celebration of “Lights on Afterschool” on October 22 for a virtual event showcasing the great work that afterschool progra...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department’s Out-of-School Time Featured in National “Lights on Afterschool” Vi

Group of kid sitting

The Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Services is joining The BOOST (Borderland Out-Of-School Time) Network for the nationwide celebration of “Lights on Afterschool” on October 22 for a virtual event showcasing the grea...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department’s Out-of-School Time Featured in National “Lights on Afterschool” Vi

Group of kid sitting

The Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Services is joining The BOOST (Borderland Out-Of-School Time) Network for the nationwide celebration of “Lights on Afterschool” on October 22 for a virtual event showcasing the great work that afterschool progra...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Teen Connection and Tutoring Services at Meerscheidt Recreation Center are Postponed

Meerscheidt Building

The Teen Connection and Tutoring Services offered at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600, E. Hadley Ave., are postponed until further notice.A future news release will be issued when programming will resume.For information, call the City’s Parks and Recre...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Teen Connection and Tutoring Services at Meerscheidt Recreation Center are Postponed

Meerscheidt Building

The Teen Connection and Tutoring Services offered at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600, E. Hadley Ave., are postponed until further notice.A future news release will be issued when programming will resume.For information, call the City’s Parks...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Las Cruces Man Located

Picture of Rogelio Polanco

Updated 10.21.20 12:44pm

Rogelio Polanco, the 85-year-old Las Cruces man reported missing early Wednesday morning, has been located and is said to be in good condition.

 

The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who helped disseminate informati...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Las Cruces Museum System Temporary Closure

Museum System

Consistent with the latest public health recommendations from the Governor’s office, the Las Cruces Museums have opted to close to the public effective October 23 through November 14, 2020. The Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Museum o...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Las Cruces Museum System Temporary Closure

Museum System

Consistent with the latest public health recommendations from the Governor’s office, the Las Cruces Museums have opted to close to the public effective October 23 through November 14, 2020. The Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces Museum of Art...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Prescription Drug Drive Through Take-back Event is Saturday

Drug Take Back Event

Las Cruces police, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other law enforcement agencies, with the Center for Health Innovation, are hosting a prescription drug drive through take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at several locations wi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Prescription Drug Drive-thru Take-back Event is Saturday

Drug Take Back Event

Las Cruces police, the DEA and other law enforcement agencies along with the Center for Health Innovation are hosting a prescription drug drive-thru take-back event Saturday at several locations within the community.

 

The prescription drug drive-t...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Tutoring Services Postponed at East Mesa Recreation Center

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Tutoring Services offered at the East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Drive, are postponed until further notice.

A future news release will be issued when programming will resume.

For information, call the Parks and Recreation Departme...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Tutoring Services Postponed at East Mesa Recreation Center

tutoring children using a laptop

Tutoring Services offered at the East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Drive, are postponed until further notice.

A future news release will be issued when programming will resume.

For information, call the Parks and Recreation Departme...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

University Avenue Shoulder Work

Orange barrels on street

As part of the Aggie Uptown Development, University Avenue, from Terrace Drive to Desert Sand Street, will have shoulder work while Wasser and Wasser places landscape rock in the parkway. The shoulder work will begin on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 and will last...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

City Council Unanimously Approves Agreements for Emergency COVID-19 Assistance

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution approving agreements between the City of Las Cruces and various nonprofit partners within the community for emergency assistance programs addressing the impact of COVID-19. City Council approval...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 20, 2020

City Council Unanimously Approves Agreements for Emergency COVID-19 Assistance

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution approving agreements between the City of Las Cruces and various nonprofit partners within the community for emergency assistance programs addressing the impact of COVID-19. City Council approval...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Home, RV and Restaurant Damaged in Three Weekend Fires

Fire Truck

Las Cruces firefighters had a busy weekend extinguishing one fire on Saturday and two on Sunday.

 

Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, firefighters responded the report of a residential structure fire in the attic at 4820 Calle Bella Ave. Firef...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

JIC Notes October 14, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Man Suspected of Kidnapping New Friend, Stealing His Car

Matthew Troy Croker mug shot

A man suspected of befriending another man, accepting money, and hanging out with him for a few days, is now charged with kidnapping and stealing the victim’s vehicle.

 

Matthew Troy Croker, 37, of the 4400 blocks of Miramar Arc, is charg...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Man Suspected of Kidnapping New Friend, Stealing His Car

Matthew Troy Croker mug shot

A man suspected of befriending another man, accepting money, and hanging out with him for a few days, is now charged with kidnapping and stealing the victim’s vehicle.

 

Matthew Troy Croker, 37, of the 4400 blocks of Miramar Arc, is charged with a ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Meerscheidt Recreation Center Fitness Area and Weight Room Closed

Meerscheidt Center

The Fitness Area and Weight Room at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., is closed until further notice.

However, the center will remain open for Teen Study Services, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The morning sess...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Meerscheidt Recreation Center Fitness Area and Weight Room Closed

Meerscheidt Center

The Fitness Area and Weight Room at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., is closed until further notice.

However, the center will remain open for Teen Study Services, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The morning sess...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Closure

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Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, from Engler Road to Sirocco Avenue, is scheduled to undergo utility installation by Renegade Construction, LLC as part of new residential development in the vicinity. Work will begin Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, and the road closure is ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Spooky Las Cruces

Spooky Las Cruces

Families are haunted by the same dilemma: How can they safely celebrate Halloween in the midst of COVID-19. To help, the City of Las Cruces is hosting Spooky Las Cruces, an interactive and virtual celebration for ghouls of all ages.  The celebra...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Spooky Las Cruces

Spooky Las Cruces

Families are haunted by the same dilemma: How can they safely celebrate Halloween during in the midst of COVID-19. To help, the City of Las Cruces is hosting Spooky Las Cruces, an interactive and virtual celebration for ghouls of all ages. The celebrati...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Walsh Named as Las Cruces Utilities Director

Delilah A. Walsh Interim Utilities Director

Las Cruces Utilities has named Delilah A. Walsh Utilities Director effective October 25, 2020.  Walsh had been serving as Interim Director following the retirement of Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, P.E., on August 28, 2020. “Dr. Garcia built a strong util...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Walsh Named as Las Cruces Utilities Director

Delilah A. Walsh Interim Utilities Director

Las Cruces Utilities has named Delilah A. Walsh Utilities Director effective October 25, 2020.  Walsh had been serving as Interim Director following the retirement of Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, P.E., on August 28, 2020. “Dr. Garcia built a s...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 7

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As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets temporary lane closures will begin on Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020 for the following:

STREET                 &am...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 7

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets temporary lane closures will begin on Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020 for the following:

 STREET              &...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 8

Orange barrels on street

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets temporary lane closures will begin Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020 for the following:

STREET                &...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 8

Orange barrels on street

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets temporary lane closures will begin Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020 for the following:

Street                 &...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 9

Orange barrels on street

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets temporary lane closures will begin Thursday Oct. 22, 2020 for the following: 

STREET               &n...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Council to Meet October 19

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 for a regularly scheduled meeting.

The Council will consider adoption of a Resolution approving agreements or amendments to agreements between the City of Las Cruces and v...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Council to Meet October 19

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 for a regularly scheduled meeting.

The Council will consider adoption of a Resolution approving agreements or amendments to agreements between the City of Las Cruces and v...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City of Las Cruces Launches Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program

Front of City Hall

The City of Las Cruces has launched the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program to assist Las Cruces businesses and nonprofit agencies and organizations who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The one-time grants, of as much as $10,000 fo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2020

CORRECTED: City of Las Cruces Launches Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program

Front of City Hall

The City of Las Cruces has launched the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program to assist Las Cruces businesses and nonprofit agencies and organizations who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. The one-time grants, of as much as $10,000 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Las Cruces International Airport debuts $4.8 million in upgrades

Las Cruces Airport

The Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, will soon be sporting a new look and upgrades to match, after recently undergoing more than $4 million in safety and facility upgrades, launching a new airport logo, and announcing a forthcoming ba...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Las Cruces International Airport debuts $4.8 million in upgrades

Las Cruces Airport

The Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, will soon be sporting a new look and upgrades to match, after recently undergoing more than $4 million in safety and facility upgrades, launching a new airport logo, and announcing a forthcoming ba...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department Encourages Safe Practices

Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community to follow COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/101620-PHO-1.pdf) still in place which includes: ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department Encourages Safe Practices

Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community to follow COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/101620-PHO-1.pdf) still in place which includes: ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department Encourages Safe Practices

Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community to follow COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/101620-PHO-1.pdf) still in place which includes: ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department Encourages Safe Practices

Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community to follow COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/101620-PHO-1.pdf) still in place which includes: ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department Reminds No Mass Gatherings in Parks

Park

While it might be tempting to celebrate coming events like Halloween in the parks, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community that under the Governor’s emergency health mandates, mass gatherings are not allowed ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department Reminds No Mass Gatherings in Parks

Park

While it might be tempting to celebrate coming events like Halloween in the parks, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community that under the Governor’s emergency health mandates, mass gatherings are not allowed ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Parks and Recreation Department Reminds No Mass Gatherings in Parks

Apodaca Park picnic table and playground (Photo)

While it might be tempting to celebrate coming events like Halloween in the parks, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community that under the Governor’s emergency health mandates, mass gatherings are not allowed in indoor ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Police Warn of Predatory Cats

Big Cat

Las Cruces police are warning residents of the potential dangers of predatory cats roaming residential neighborhoods.

About noon on Friday, Oct. 16, a homeowner near Veterans Park spotted what he described as a dark-color cougar or mountain lion in a neigh...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Police Warn of Predatory Cats

Big Cat

Las Cruces police are warning residents of the potential dangers of predatory cats roaming residential neighborhoods.

 

About noon on Friday, Oct. 16, a homeowner near Veterans Park spotted what he described as a dark-color cougar or mountain lion ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Police Warn of Predatory Cats

Big Cat

Las Cruces police are warning residents of the potential dangers of predatory cats roaming residential neighborhoods.

 

About noon on Friday, Oct. 16, a homeowner near Veterans Park spotted what he described as a dark-color cougar or mountain lion ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Police Warn of Predatory Cats

Big Cat

Las Cruces police are warning residents of the potential dangers of predatory cats roaming residential neighborhoods.

 

About noon on Friday, Oct. 16, a homeowner near Veterans Park spotted what he described as a dark-color cougar or mountain lion ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature & Science

Chemical Bottles

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., continues to offer take-out activity kits in November.

Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org or call 575/522- 3120...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature & Science

Chemical Bottles

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., continues to offer take-out activity kits in November.

Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org or call 575/522- 3120. Kits ar...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

UPDATE: Nighttime Bridge Deck Repairs Continue on Lohman Avenue

Orange barrels on street

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will need to continue overnight bridge deck repairs on bridges that cross over Interstate 25 on Lohman Avenue and Triviz Drive.From 8 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 19, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2020

UPDATE: Nighttime Bridge Deck Repairs Continue on Lohman Avenue

Orange barrels on street

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will need to continue overnight bridge deck repairs on bridges that cross over Interstate 25 on Lohman Avenue and Triviz Drive.From 8 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 19 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

UPDATE: Nighttime Bridge Deck Repairs Continue on Lohman Avenue

Orange barrels on street

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will need to continue overnight bridge deck repairs on bridges that cross over Interstate 25 on Lohman Avenue and Triviz Drive.From 8 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 19 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

UPDATED Tashiro Drive - Road Closure Notice

Updated Tashiro Drive map

UPDATE includes Hot Topic Information listed at the bottom of this release.Tashiro Drive, from north Valley Drive to 3,100 feet west, is scheduled to undergo utilities and roadway reconstruction by Morrow Enterprises, Inc., as part of the City of Las Cruc...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

UPDATED Tashiro Drive - Road Closure Notice

Updated Tashiro Drive map

UPDATE includes Hot Topic Information listed at the bottom of this release.Tashiro Drive, from north Valley Drive to 3,100 feet west, is scheduled to undergo utilities and roadway reconstruction by Morrow Enterprises, Inc., as part of the City of Las Cruc...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Voyager Street Shoulder Work

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As part of ongoing new residential development, Voyager Street, between Lunetta Court and Balboa Court, will have shoulder work while Renegade Construction installs a new water main. The shoulder work will begin on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 and will last appr...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Voyager Street Shoulder Work

Orange barrels on street

As part of ongoing new residential development, Voyager Street, between Lunetta Court and Balboa Court, will have shoulder work while Renegade Construction installs a new water main. The shoulder work will begin on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 and will last appr...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Small Business Continuity Grant Program

Covid Grant Program

The City of Las Cruces has launched the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program to assist Las Cruces businesses and non-profits who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. 

The one-time grants of up to $10,000 for qualifying small bu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Small Business Continuity Grant Program

Covid Grant Program

The City of Las Cruces has launched the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program to assist Las Cruces businesses and non-profits who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. 

The one-time grants of up to $10,000 for qualifying small bu...

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Additional Info... Hot Topics
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Advocates for the Public: Introduction to Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners Part 2

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/18/20.

At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), oversight to its projects and policies are guided by the Board of Commissioners for the City of Las Cruces Utilities (Board). The Board, established in December ...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Advocates for the Public: Introduction to Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners, Part 2

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By Cassie McClure

At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), oversight to its projects and policies are guided by the Board of Commissioners for the City of Las Cruces Utilities. The Board, established in December 2006, consists of seven Commissioners, two of whom are...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 16, 2020

In-House Fabrication for Gas Lines: Las Cruces Utilities Behind the Scenes

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By Cassie McClure

Natural gas is a clean, easy and cheap way to heat a home or run an appliance. However, working with its connections needs to be done by those certified in the process to make sure that no dangerous leaks occur. For Las Cruces Utilities (...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 16, 2020

In-House Fabrication for Gas Lines: Las Cruces Utilities Behind the Scenes

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/16/20.

Natural gas is a clean, easy and cheap way to heat a home or run an appliance. However, working with its connections needs to be done by those certified in the process to make sure that no dan...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Tashiro Drive Road Closure Notice

Tashiro Drive

Tashiro Drive, from north Valley Drive to 3,100 feet west, is scheduled to undergo utilities and roadway reconstruction by Morrow Enterprises, Inc., as part of the City of Las Cruces Tashiro Drive Widening Project.Work will begin Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, an...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 5

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As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Friday October 16 for the following streets:  S. Walnut Street (1/2) from Nevada Avenue to Lohman Avenue...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 5

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As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Friday October 16 for the following streets:  S. Walnut Street (1/2) from Nevada Avenue to Lohman Avenue...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 6

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As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday October 19, for the following streets:Little Dam Road from Horizon View Drive to Indian Hollow RoadIndian ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 6

Orange barrels on street

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday October 19, for the following streets:Little Dam Road from Horizon View Drive to Indian Hollow RoadIndian ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

City of Las Cruces Promoted as Features in Two Separate Fall Publications

Two Magazine Publications Fall

The City of Las Cruces has been getting some attention after being spotlighted as the exclusive feature in the August edition of Business View Magazine, and being featured as one of the safest places to visit in the Fall edition of Food and Travel Magazin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2020

City of Las Cruces Promoted as Features in Two Separate Fall Publications

Two Magazine Publications Fall

The City of Las Cruces has been getting some attention after being spotlighted as the exclusive feature in the August edition of Business View Magazine, and being featured as one of the safest places to visit in the Fall edition of Food and Travel Magazin...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Construction Notice for E. Boutz Road

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E. Boutz Road between Calle de Ninos and Jones Road will experience intermittent east and west bound lane closures starting&n...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Construction Notice for E. Boutz Road

Lane Closure with barrels

E. Boutz Road between Calle de Ninos and Jones Road will experience intermittent east and west bound lane closures starting&n...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Department of Health Reports First Flu Case of 2020-2021

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today reports the first confirmed flu case in New Mexico, marking the beginning of the 2020-2021 flu season as both the state and nation experience widespread increases in the number of people infected with the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center Annual Pool Inspection

Regional Aquatic Center

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., will close the center’s pool area from November 8 to November 22, to prepare for and receive its annual inspection. 

The upstairs fitness gym will also be closed beginning November...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center Annual Pool Inspection

Regional Aquatic Center

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., will close the center’s pool area from November 8 – November 22, to prepare for and receive its annual inspection. 

The upstairs fitness gym will also be closed beginning...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

New Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) hotline for Parents

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A new P-EBT hotline has been established for parents who have questions about eligibility or would like additional information about P-EBT benefits, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced Thursday. The new 1-833-415-0569 P-EB...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Tashiro Drive Widening Project

Tashiro Roadway Rendering for Construction

The City of Las Cruces will be begin The Tashiro Drive Widening Project within the next two weeks. (See Project Scope and Phases Below)

MOST RECENT NEWS RELEASE RELATED TO PROJECT LISTED 1ST

Tashiro Drive Construction Notice (Issued October 15, 2020)&nb...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Tashiro Drive Widening Project

Tashiro Roadway Rendering for Construction

The City of Las Cruces will be begin The Tashiro Drive Widening Project within the next two weeks. (See Project Scope and Phases Below)

MOST RECENT NEWS RELEASE RELATED TO PROJECT LISTED 1ST

Tashiro Drive Construction Notice (Issued October 15, 2020)&nb...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Updated: Las Cruces Dam Closed for Maintenance

People walking the Dam

City of Las Cruces Streets Management is continuing annual maintenance of the Las Cruces Dam, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers. The dam’s closure wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Updated: Las Cruces Dam Closed for Maintenance

People walking the Dam

City of Las Cruces Streets Management is continuing annual maintenance of the Las Cruces Dam, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers. The dam’s closure will continu...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Updated: Las Cruces Dam Will Remain Closed for Maintenance

People walking the Dam

City of Las Cruces Streets Management is continuing annual maintenance of the Las Cruces Dam, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers. The dam’s closure will continu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2020

UTVs Stolen from Valley Drive Kubota Dealership

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Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who stole three new utility terrain vehicles from a Las Cruces dealership earlier this week.

 

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Las Cruces police learned that three UTVs were stolen from the Kubota dealership at...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

UTVs Stolen from Valley Drive Kubota Dealership

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Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who stole three new utility terrain vehicles from a Las Cruces dealership earlier this week.

 

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Las Cruces police learned that three UTVs were stolen from the Kubota dealership at...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Avoid Being A Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Vehicle Warm Up theft

Las Cruces police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they can be stolen within seconds.

Surveillance video from an Oct. 6 incident on Sombrero Court shows that it took less than 15 seconds for the suspect t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Vehicle Warm Up theft

Las Cruces Police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they can be stolen within seconds.

 

Surveillance video from an Oct. 6 incident on Sombrero Court shows that it took less than 15 seconds for the...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Governor, Health Officials to Give Press Update on Record COVID 19 Spread

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference Thursday afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico, currently spreading at a dangerous and unprecedented rate.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officia...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Police Seek Suspect in Residential Burglary

Burglary suspect

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of stealing a shotgun during a residential burglary on Hernandez Road.

 

The burglary occurred at about 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, on the 1400 bloc...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

"Through a Different Lens: One Woman's Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968"

Frances Williams photo in front of 14th Inventory Board

Join us at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Oct. 23, 2020 through Feb. 6, 2021 for Through a Different Lens: One Woman’s Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968, an exhibit that examines the life of Las Cruces resident Frances Williams during ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2020

"Through a Different Lens: One Woman's Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968"

Frances Williams photo in front of 14th Inventory Board

Join us at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Oct. 23, 2020 through Feb. 6, 2021 for Through a Different Lens: One Woman’s Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968, an exhibit that examines the life of Las Cruces resident Frances Willia...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

"Through a Different Lens: One Woman's Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968"

Frances Williams photo in front of 14th Inventory Board

Join us October 23, 2020 through February 6, 2021 for Through a Different Lens: One Woman’s Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968, an exhibit that examines the life of Las Cruces resident Frances Williams during her six-month stay in Vietnam as a U.S. Army civ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: October 13, 2020

2020-2021 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 4

Lane Closure

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Thursday October 15, for the following streets:Lynch Drive from Panlener Avenue to south endBoise Drive from Glad...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City of Las Cruces Planning Efforts Recognized by American Planning Association Awards

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The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department has acquired two new awards this month for the hard work staff - with the assistance of consultants and hundreds of community stakeholders - has completed throughout the past several years. The New M...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City of Las Cruces Planning Efforts Recognized by American Planning Association Awards

People Looking at displays to illustrate engagement of the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive plan

The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department has acquired two new awards this month for the hard work staff (with the assistance of consultants and hundreds of community stakeholders) has completed throughout the past several years. The New Mex...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City of Las Cruces Planning Efforts Recognized by American Planning Association Awards

People Looking at displays to illustrate engagement of the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive plan

The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department has acquired two new awards this month for the hard work staff (with the assistance of consultants and hundreds of community stakeholders) has completed throughout the past several years. The New Mex...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Dial-A-Ride Enhances Hours of Operation

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The City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-A-Ride service is adjusting its hours of operation based on demand.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, patrons will be able to schedule rides from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The last pick up each weekd...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Dial-A-Ride Enhances Hours of Operation

Dial-A-Ride photo

The City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-A-Ride service is adjusting its hours of operation based on demand.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, patrons will be able to schedule rides from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The last pick up each weekd...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Dial-A-Ride Enhances Hours of Operation

Dial-A-Ride photo

The City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-A-Ride service is adjusting its hours of operation based on demand.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, patrons will be able to schedule rides from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The last pick up each weekd...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Fire Flow Test at Bataan Memorial West on October 15

Red fire-hydrant

Las Cruces Utilities will conduct a fire flow test on a fire hydrant in the area of Bataan Memorial West and Rinconada Boulevard for two hours beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, October 15.

The affected areas will include:

  • Bataan Memorial West in between Roadr...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Governor Announces Renewed Public Health Regulations

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday, Oct. 13 the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming
rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide

The gov...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Governor Announces Renewed Public Health Regulations

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming
rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide
.

The governor also reit...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

REVISED - Construction Notice for Motel Boulevard and Tashiro Drive Intersection

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The intersection of Motel Boulevard and Tashiro Drive wilexperience intermittent lane closures starting October 15 (previously expected to begin October 14) for the boring of a new ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Voting at Las Cruces City Hall

City Hall Lions

Registered voters in Las Cruces can begin casting their ballots for the 2020 General Election.  

EARLY VOTING – Early Voting has already begun at the County Clerk’s Office located at 845 North Motel Boulevard. You can vote there from 8 a....

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Voting Begins at Las Cruces City Hall on Saturday, October 17

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Registered voters in Las Cruces can begin casting their ballots for the 2020 General Election.  

EARLY VOTING – Early Voting has already begun at the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office, 845 N. Motel Boulevard. R...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Voting Begins at Las Cruces City Hall Saturday October 17

City Hall Lions

Registered voters in Las Cruces can begin casting their ballots for the 2020 General Election.  

EARLY VOTING – Early Voting has already begun at the County Clerk’s Office located at 845 North Motel Boulevard. You can...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

CANCELLED - October Transit Advisory Board Meeting

The meeting of the Transit Advisory Board (TAB) that was scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. has been CANCELLED.

RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Cheyenne Drive Shoulder Work

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As part of facility upgrades, Cheyenne Drive between Long Bow Loop and Mission Road will have shoulder work while the contracted company potholes existing utilities and installs conduit. The shoulder work will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and will l...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Go Bond Project Updates

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The City of Las Cruces has established an easy, online way for the public to check the status of the General Obligation (GO) Bond projects approved by voters. The GO Bond portal provides improved transparency and customer service to Las Crucens.

Follow thi...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Lohman Avenue Bridge Deck Repairs to be Made Overnight Next Week

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will make overnight bridge deck repairs from Oct. 12, 2020  to Oct. 17, 2020 on the bridges that cross over Interstate 25 on Lohman Avenue and across Triviz Drive.

Hasse Con...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Lohman Avenue Bridge Deck Repairs to be Made Overnight Next Week

Orange barrels on street

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will make overnight bridge deck repairs from Oct. 12, 2020  to Oct. 17, 2020 on the bridges that cross over Interstate 25 on Lohman Avenue and across Triviz Drive.

Hasse Con...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Lohman Avenue Bridge Deck Repairs to be Made Overnight This Week

Orange barrels on street

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will make overnight bridge deck repairs this week, from Oct. 12, 2020  to Oct. 17, 2020, on the bridges that cross over Interstate 25 on Lohman Avenue and across Triviz Drive.

Hasse&...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Minimum Wage 2021

Graphic of Minimum Wage Text

Pursuant to the Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC) and New Mexico Senate Bill 437 (NM SB 437), the minimum wage will increase, effective January 1, 2021. 

Under SB 437,...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Part of Triviz Drive to be Closed Up to Three Months for Construction

Triviz Drive to be Closed

Triviz Drive, between University Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue, will be closed for as long as three months. The closure began Monday, Oct. 12 for construction of the north roundabout on Triviz and for installation of water and gas lines by the City of Las C...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Part of Triviz Drive to be Closed Up to Three Months for Construction

Triviz Drive to be Closed

Triviz Drive, between University Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue, will be closed for as long as three months beginning Monday, Oct. 12 for construction of the north roundabout on Triviz and ior installation of water and gas lines by the City of Las C...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Part of Triviz Drive to be Closed Up to Three Months for Construction

Triviz Drive to be Closed

Triviz Drive, between University Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue, will be closed for as long as three months beginning Monday, Oct. 12 for construction of the north roundabout on Triviz and ior installation of water and gas lines by the City of Las C...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

UPDATE: Brisa Hernandez has been located.

Photo of Brisa Hernandez

UPDATE: Brisa Hernandez, the 15-year-old Las Cruces girl reported missing last week, has returned home and is said to be in good condition. The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who disseminated information on this missing person case. 15-year-o...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

UPDATE: Brisa Hernandez has been located.

Photo of Brisa Hernandez

UPDATE: Brisa Hernandez, the 15-year-old Las Cruces girl reported missing last week, has returned home and is said to be in good condition. The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who disseminated information on this missing person case. 15-year-o...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Advocates for the Public: Introduction to Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

LCU Board

By Cassie McClure

At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), oversight to its projects and policies are guided by the Board of Commissioners (Board) for the City of Las Cruces Utilities. The Board, established in December 2006, consists of seven Commissioners, two of ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Advocates for the Public: Introduction to Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

LCU Board

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/11/20.

At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), oversight to its projects and policies are guided by the Board of Commissioners for the City of Las Cruces Utilities (Board). The Board, established in December ...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Lane Closure for Del Rey Boulevard

Road Work Ahead sign

Del Rey Boulevard (between Starburst Ridge Court and Mercury Lane) will experience northbound and southbound inside lane closures starting on Monday,&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Hosts Tour for NMSU Compost Club for Upcoming Collaborations

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By Cassie McClure

After Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Solid Waste Robin Lawrence scraped off the top layer of the compost mulch, she stuck her hand into the pungent pile. She was happy to feel warmth. Members of the New Mexico State University...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Hosts Tour for NMSU Compost Club for Upcoming Collaborations

LCU_Compost2

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/09/20.

After Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Solid Waste Robin Lawrence scraped off the top layer of the compost mulch, she stuck her hand into the pungent pile. She was happy to feel warm...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 9, 2020

South Telshor Boulevard ADA Improvement Project Rescheduled

Orange barrels on street

As part of an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) improvement project along the south Telshor Boulevard corridor, a temporary southbound lane closure, from Missouri Avenue to Fairway Drive, in City council District 2, will be in effect from Monday, Oct....

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News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

City Council to Meet October 12 for a Work Session

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 for a work session. 

Memorial Medical Center administration, represented by Chief Executive Officer John Harris and Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2020

City Council to Meet October 12 for a Work Session

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 for a work session. 

Memorial Medical Center administration, represented by Chief Executive Officer John Harris and Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart,...

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District 2 News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

City Council to Meet October 12 for a Work Session

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 for a work session. 

Memorial Medical Center administration, represented by Chief Executive Officer John Harris and Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart,...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fall / Winter Water Restrictions

person watering plants

Citywide spring/summer daytime outdoor watering (from April 1 to September 30) restricted customers from watering during the daytime hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. October 1 to March 31 allows customers to water during these hours on their designated...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fall/Winter Water Restrictions Now in Effect

person watering plants

Citywide spring and summer daytime outdoor watering, from April 1 to September 30, restricted customers from watering during the daytime hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. But, from October 1 to March 31 customers are allowed to water during these hours on their ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Installation of Building Roof Ladders Scheduled for La Casa Inc. Facility

Ladder at La Casa

As part of the City’s commitment to improving safety and security at City-owned properties, Facilities Management will be working with a local contractor to install two roof ladders on the building at 800 S. Walnut Street. 

Site work by ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

JIC Notes October 15, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Nevada Avenue Lane Closure for October 9

Orange barrels on street

Westbound Nevada Ave. traffic at the Nevada Ave./Solano Drive intersection will be temporarily closed on October 9 while for improvements to the traffic signal.&...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Art Classes

The Las Cruces Museum of Art is excited to announce that registration for Fall 2020 Virtual Studio Art Programs classes is open. Classes will be held weekly from November 4 to December 19 over Zoom with live instruction for only $15. 

The Studio A...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Telshor Boulevard ADA Improvement Project Postponed

Orange barrels on street

The American With Disabilities Act (ADA) improvement project along the south Telshor Boulevard corridor that was scheduled to start on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 has been postponed. The project was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, and a new notice wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Utilities Drop Box Repaired and is Now Operational

An undated photo of one of the lion statues in front of Las Cruces City Hall

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) drop box for payments, in the parking lot between Las Cruces City Hall and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has been repaired and City utilities&nbs...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Utilities Drop Box Repaired and is Now Operational

An undated photo of one of the lion statues in front of Las Cruces City Hall

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) dropbox for payments, in the parking lot between Las Cruces City Hall and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has been repaired and City utilities ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Arte Cubano at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Cubano Art

Arte Cubano highlights a universally agreed-upon characteristic of the island’s art: an incredible diversity. Cuban art is so rich in large part because of its diverse cultural blend of African, European, and Latin/Caribbean influences. Add to these tradi...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Arte Cubano at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Cubano Art

Arte Cubano opens Oct. 13, 2020, at Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St.

Arte Cubano highlights a universally agreed-upon characteristic of the island’s art: an incredible diversity. Cuban art is so rich in large part because of its diverse ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Arte Cubano to Open at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Cubano Art

Arte Cubano opens Oct. 13, 2020, at Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St.

Arte Cubano highlights a universally agreed-upon characteristic of the island’s art: an incredible diversity. Cuban art is so rich in large part because of its diverse cultural b...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Beware of Fake Census Workers

Census impersonators

Police are warning residents of impersonators portraying themselves as Census takers who may be trying to obtain personal or financial information.

Two incidents were reported last week to Las Cruces police. Neither of the residents fell victim to the impe...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Beware of Fake Census Workers

Census impersonators

Police are warning residents of impersonators portraying themselves as Census takers who may be trying to obtain personal or financial information.

 

Two incidents were reported last week to Las Cruces police. Neither of the residents fell victim t...

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District 2 News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Beware of Fake Census Workers

Census impersonators

Police are warning residents of impersonators portraying themselves as Census takers who may be trying to obtain personal or financial information.

 

Two incidents were reported last week to Las Cruces police. Neither of the residents fell victim t...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Beware of Fake Census Workers

Census impersonators

Police are warning residents of impersonators portraying themselves as Census takers who may be trying to obtain personal or financial information.

 

Two incidents were reported last week to Las Cruces police. Neither of the residents fell victim t...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

City Council Approves Affordable Housing Development Agreement with Tierra Del Sol Housing Corp.

City Council  2020 group photo

The Las Cruces City Council, at its Monday, Oct. 5 meeting, approved a Resolution establishing an affordable housing development agreement between the City and Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation. The agreement will lead to the construction of 32 affordabl...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

City Council Approves Affordable Housing Development Agreement with Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporati

City Council  2020 group photo

The Las Cruces City Council, at its Monday, Oct. 5 meeting, approved a Resolution establishing an affordable housing development agreement between the City and Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation. The agreement will lead to the construction of 32 affordabl...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 6, 2020

City Council Approves Affordable Housing Development Agreement with Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporati

City Council  2020 group photo

The Las Cruces City Council, at its Monday, Oct. 5 meeting, approved a Resolution establishing an affordable housing development agreement between the City and Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation. The agreement will lead to the construction of 32 affordabl...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Music and Movement Bags Available for Checkout

music bags

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., is pleased to offer Music and Movement Bags for families available for check out on Tuesday, Oct. 13.   

In the Movement & Music Bag, you will find a variety of rhythm instruments...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Music and Movement Bags Available for Checkout

music bags

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer Music and Movement Bags for families available for check out on Tuesday, October 13.   

In the Movement & Music Bag, you will find a variety of rhythm instruments & props to...

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Library News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Music and Movement Bags Available for Checkout

music bags

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer Music and Movement Bags for families available for check out on Tuesday, October 13.   

In the Movement & Music Bag, you will find a variety of rhythm instruments & props to...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

New Supplemental SNAP Increases Being Issued in October

New Mexico Health and Human Services Logo

The New Mexico Human Services Department announced Tuesday, Oct. 6, that households in the state receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will again receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of October.

Be...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

New Supplemental SNAP Increases Being Issued in October

New Mexico Health and Human Services Logo

The New Mexico Human Services Department announced today that New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will again receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of October.

Beginning in Ma...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Parks & Recreation Youth Services Offers Tutoring and More

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The Parks and Recreation Department's Youth Services provides programs and opportunities for youth, families, and other community members including mentorship, educational programs, civic engagement, beautification projects, tutoring and learning...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Parks & Recreation Youth Services Offers Tutoring and More

tutoring children using a laptop

The Parks and Recreation Department Youth Services section provides programs and opportunities for youth, families, and other community members including mentorship, educational programs, civic engagement, beautification projects, tutoring and learning se...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Parks & Recreation Youth Services Offers Tutoring and More

tutoring children using a laptop

The Parks and Recreation Department Youth Services section provides programs and opportunities for youth, families, and other community members including mentorship, educational programs, civic engagement, beautification projects, tutoring and learning se...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Roadrunner Parkway Lane Closure

Orange barrels on street

Roadrunner Parkway, from south of Veterans Memorial Park to Cheyenne Drive, will experience an intermittent southbound right lane closure starting Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

H&H Underground will be resuming the installation of telecommunication improveme...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

State Launches COVID-Safe, Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Department of Health Logo

The state of New Mexico announced Tuesday, Oct. 6, a calendar of 13 family-friendly Halloween activities New Mexicans can safely enjoy at home throughout October. 

By visiting TogetherNM.org, New Mexicans will find recipes, arts and crafts ideas a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

State Launches COVID-Safe, Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Department of Health Logo

The state of New Mexico on Tuesday announced a calendar of 13 family-friendly Halloween activities New Mexicans can safely enjoy at home all through the month of October. 

By visiting TogetherNM.org, New Mexicans will find recipes, arts and crafts...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Luna Street Road Closure

Orange barricade

As part of the 19-20 Pavement Replacement project, Luna Street between Idaho Avenue and Montana Avenue will be closed to through traffic for pavement resurfacing. A detour will be in place to direct traffic around this closure. The road closure will begin...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Main Street Lane Closure

Orange barrels on street

Main Street, from Idaho Avenue to Melendres Street, will have a lane closure while conduit is installed as part of facility upgrades. The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, October 7 and will last approximately three working days. 

The lane clo...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Solano Crash Injures Three Teens

Crash on Solano

The Sunday morning single-vehicle crash that closed a portion of Solano Drive sent three teenagers to area hospitals.

 

About 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the crash that occurred near 130 north Solano Drive. Office...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Utilities Payment Drop Box Vandalized

Las Cruces City Hall

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) payment drop box located in the parking lot between City Hall and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library was vandalized late Wednesday, Sept. 30, or early Thursday, Oct. 1. 

Any LCU customers who submitted payments in the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Utilities Payment Drop Box Vandalized

Las Cruces City Hall

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) payment drop box located in the parking lot between City Hall and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library was vandalized late Wednesday, Sept. 30, or early Thursday, Oct. 1. 

Any LCU customers who submitted payments in the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Visit Las Cruces Launches "Hiking and Hospitality" Challenge

Hiking and Hospitality Logo

Visit Las Cruces, 336 S. Main St., has launched a new initiative that will encourage everyone to enjoy area hikes and support local businesses, now through Monday, Nov. 30, in order to earn chances to win prize packs of Las Cruces-themed promotional items...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2020

Fusing Pipes on The Fly: Certification for Local Gas Workers

LCU_FusingPipes

By Cassie McClure 

When a gas pipe needs to be repaired in the field, it takes a steady hand and plenty of knowledge. It is also a process that needs yearly certification and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) hosts and trains not only its staff, but othe...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 4, 2020

Fusing Pipes on The Fly: Certification for Local Gas Workers

LCU_FusingPipes

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 10/04/2020. 

When a gas pipe needs to be repaired in the field, it takes a steady hand and plenty of knowledge. It is also a process that needs yearly certification and Las Cruces Uti...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities: Jobs for the Future

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By Cassie McClure 

It’s early in the morning and the contractor is thrilled to see the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) truck pull up. LCU Intern Omar Muñoz is there to relocate a water line so a water meter can be installed at a ne...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities: Jobs for the Future

LCUOmar (002)

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/02/2020.

It’s early in the morning and the contractor is thrilled to see the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) truck pull up. LCU Intern Omar Muñoz is there to relocate a wate...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Las Cruces Dam Closed for Maintenance

Las Cruces Dam

City of Las Cruces Streets Management, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers, will be reviewing infrastructure concerns at the Las Cruces Dam. To ensure the public’s safety, the crest of the Las Cruces Dam is closed for an estimated ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Las Cruces Dam Closed for Maintenance

Las Cruces Dam

City of Las Cruces Streets Management will be reviewing infrastructure concerns in coordination with the Army Corp of Engineers at the Las Cruces Dam. To ensure the public’s safety, the crest of the Las Cruces Dam is closed for an estimated two...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

police department logo

Las Cruces police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl on numerous occasions.

 

Kelly James Scoughton, 52, is charged with four third-degree felony counts of child abuse, two first-degree felony counts of criminal ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Silver Alert for 80-year-old Las Cruces Man

Thomas J. Caperton

Thomas Joseph Caperton, the 80-year-old Las Cruces man reported missing Thursday afternoon, has been located and is said to be in good condition.

 

The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who shared information on this missing person case.

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News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Utilities Payment Dropbox Out of Service - Alternate Payment Options Available

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Payment Dropbox, in the parking lot between City Hall and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, is temporarily out of service. Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, customers may make payments at the two cashiering stations within t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Utilities Payment Dropbox Out of Service - Alternate Payment Options Available

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Payment Dropbox located in the parking lot between City Hall and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is temporarily out of service.  Beginning Monday, October 5, customers may make payments at the two cashierin...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Utilities Payment Dropbox Out of Service - Alternate Payment Options Available

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Payment Dropbox located in the parking lot between City Hall and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is temporarily out of service.  Beginning Monday, October 5, customers may make payments at the two cashierin...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Branigan Library Hosts Author J. A. Jance

J.A. Jance

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to an author talk by award-winning J.A. Jance at 12:30 p.m. October 15 via Zoom. 

New York Times bestselling suspense master J.A. Jance published the first of more than 240 books in 1985.  She ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Branigan Library Hosts Author J. A. Jance

J.A. Jance

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to an author talk by award-winning J.A. Jance at 12:30 on October 15 via Zoom. 

New York Times bestselling suspense master J.A. Jance published the first of over 240 books in 1985.  She grew up...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Firefighters Extinguish Pair of Fires at Chile Processing Plant

Olam Plant Fire

For the second time since Monday, Las Cruces firefighters helped extinguish a fire at the Olam Spices and Vegetables processing plant on west Amador Avenue.

 

Shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, firefighters were dispatched to the report of ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

GO Bond Project Construction for Sports Courts has Green Light

Lions Park, Laabs Pool

The anticipated rehabilitation of parks and sports courts as part of the General Obligation (GO) Bond projects have the official green light for construction to begin. 

Tennis courts at Lions Park, 701 W. Picacho Ave., are on schedule to begin sur...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 30, 2020

GO Bond Project Construction for Sports Courts has Green Light

Lions Park, Laabs Pool

The anticipated rehabilitation of parks and sports courts as part of the General Obligation (GO) Bond projects have the official green light for construction to begin. 

Tennis courts at Lions Park, 701 W. Picacho Ave., are on schedule to begin sur...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Notice of Intent to Approve a Restaurant Beer/Wine Liquor License for Willow & Blaine

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval for a Restaurant Beer and Wine Liquor License with on Premises Consumption Only with Patio Service to Willow & Blaine, LLC located at...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Recreational Programming Returns to Community Centers

Meerscheidt Center

Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., and Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will reopen on Oct. 5 for specific recreational programming, in keeping with the most recent lowering of restrictions mandated by the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Recreational Programming Returns to Community Centers

Meerscheidt Center

Meerscheidt Recreation Center and Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center will reopen on October 5 for specific recreational programming in keeping with the most recent lowering of restrictions mandated by the Governor’s Office and New Mexico Department of H...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature and Science

Museum feat dinosaurs

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., continues to offer to take out activity kits in October. Kits are free but require reservations. To reserve kits email Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org or call 575/522-3120. Kits are avai...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature and Science

Museum feat dinosaurs

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer to take out activity kits in October. Kits are free but require reservations. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org or call (575)-522-3120. Kits are available w...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields at the Branigan Cultural Center

Dolores Huerta making a speech

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Oct. 17, 2020 through Jan. 9, 2021.

The exhibition shares the compelling story of legendary activist and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields at the Branigan Cultural Center

Dolores Huerta making a speech

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center from October 17, 2020 through January 9, 2021. The exhibition shares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Do...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

Frenger pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 1 for annual inspection. The pool will reopen Monday, Nov. 2. 

During the temporary closure, lap swimming and general exercise will be available by reservation...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

Frenger pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr., will be closed Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, November 1 for annual inspection. The pool will reopen Monday, November 2.

During the temporary closure, lap swimming and general exercise will be available by reservation...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

Frenger pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr., will be closed Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, November 1 for annual inspection. The pool will reopen Monday, November 2. 

During the temporary closure, lap swimming and general exercise will be available by re...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Most Auto Burglaries are Preventable

auto burglary prevention

The overwhelming majority of auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain sight, and vehicles are parked unattended and unlocked.

 

Most auto burglary perpetrators simply cr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Most Auto Burglaries are Preventable

auto burglary prevention

The overwhelming majority of auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain sight, and vehicles parked unattended and unlocked.

 

Most auto burglary perpetrators simply cruise...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2020

Changes in Utilities Development Impact Fees Benefit City Growth

LCU DIF_TABLE

By Cassie McClure

At the Las Cruces City Council Work Session on Sept. 14, Council approved the reduction of the water development impact fees (DIF) and the increase of the wastewater DIF. While the allocation of who pays those fees will be further discuss...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 27, 2020

Changes in Utilities Development Impact Fees Benefit City Growth

LCU DIF_TABLE

By Cassie McClure

At the Las Cruces City Council Work Session on Sept. 14, Council approved the reduction of the water development impact fees (DIF) and the increase of the wastewater DIF. While the allocation of who pays those fees will be further discuss...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Youngs Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will expand the Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follows COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/091820-PHO...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Youngs Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will expand the Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follows COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/091820-PHO...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Youngs Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will expand the Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follows COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/091820-PHO...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Simple Techniques to Reduce COVID Exposure: Las Cruces Utilities Stays Safe

LCUTruckToTruck (2)

By Cassie McClure

In March, change happened quickly for everyone. At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), the exception was that the services its staff provides to residents – gas, water, and trash disposal – was an essential function to keep th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Simple Techniques to Reduce COVID Exposure: Las Cruces Utilities Stays Safe

LCUTruckToTruck (2)

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/25/20.

Back in March, change happened quickly for everyone. At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), the exception was that the services the staff provides to residents – gas, water, and trash dispos...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Updated COVID Funding Report Available on City Website

Front of City Hall

An updated COVID Funding Report of Las Cruces City Council allocations for COVID-19 response is now available to the public on the City of Las Cruces website. 

The updated report can be found online at https://www.las-cruces.org/DocumentC...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Updated COVID Funding Report Available on City Website

Front of City Hall

An updated COVID Funding Report of Las Cruces City Council allocations for COVID-19 response is now available to the public on the City of Las Cruces website. 

The updated report can be found online at https://www.las-cruces.org/DocumentC...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Reward Offered for Info on Whereabouts of Wanted Subjects

Espina Fatal Crash pic collage

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps police locate the occupants of a vehicle that struck and killed a man on Monday evening.

 

Heather Mariah Grace Funk, 40, and 34-year-old Earnest Thomas F...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Warrants Issued for Occupants of Fatal Hit-and-Run Vehicle

Espina Fatal Crash pic collage

Police are looking for a 40-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man who is believed to be the occupants of the vehicle that struck and killed a Las Cruces man Monday evening.

 

Heather Mariah Grace Funk, 40, and 34-year-old Earnest Thomas Fudge were b...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Scam Telephone Calls are Coming from Police Impersonators

lady receiving a scam call on her cellphone

Las Cruces police are warning residents of potential scam telephone calls that are trying to entice call recipients to respond to the scene of a crash or provide personal or financial information.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Las Cruces police serge...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Scam Telephone Calls from Police Impersonators

lady receiving a scam call on her cellphone

Las Cruces police are warning residents of potential scam telephone calls that are trying to entice call recipients to respond to the scene of a crash or provide personal or financial information.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Las Cruces police serge...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Adopts New Version of Utility Terrain Vehicle Ordinance

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council has repealed and replaced the City’s Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) ordinance with a new version. The council’s action came during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 22.The new version of th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Adopts New Version of Utility Terrain Vehicle Ordinance

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council has repealed and replaced the City’s Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) ordinance with a new version. The council’s action came during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 22.The new version of th...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Hears from Business Owners About Proposed Changes to the City’s Minimum Wage

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council met Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

City Council especially sought input from employees, business owners or managers in Las C...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Hears from Business Owners About Proposed Changes to the City’s Minimum Wage

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council met Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

City Council especially sought input from employees, business owners or managers in Las C...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Parks Upkeep on Forefront of Parks & Recreation Priorities

Park

The City of Las Cruces – specifically the Parks & Recreation Department – is launching a new way community members can hear messages directly from the director. The Director’s Message is a new feature on the City&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Parks Upkeep on Forefront of Parks & Recreation Priorities

Park

The City of Las Cruces – specifically the Parks & Recreation Department – is launching a new way community members can hear messages directly from the director. The Director’s Message is a new feature on the City&rsqu...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Parks Upkeep on the Forefront of Parks and Recreation Priorities

Park

The City of Las Cruces – specifically the Parks and Recreation Department – is launching a new way community members can hear messages directly from the director. The Director’s Message is a new feature on the City’...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Uses High-End Tech to Keep Infrastructure Secure

LCU SCADA Tech

By Cassie McClure

A new pressure reducing valve was installed on Well 117 and it was time to connect it into the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitoring system. That system, known as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), not only oversees the sec...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Uses High-End Tech to Keep Infrastructure Secure

LCU SCADA Tech

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/20/20.

A new pressure reducing valve was installed on Well 117 and it was time to connect it into the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitoring system. That system, known as SCADA (Supervisory Control and...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Know Your Metal: Las Cruces Utilities Fights Gas Line Corrosion

LCUSept18Gas

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/18/20.

Every pipe put in the ground can face damage, like rainwater shifting dirt and a line being punctured by rocks. However, steel gas lines face other challenges; they can corrode with rust over ...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Promotional Video Produced for Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Creative Tourism Award

Branigan Cultural Center photo

A promotional video has been produced which highlights a Creative Tourism Award the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District won earlier this year from the Creative Tourism Network.

The City’s Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council was cont...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Promotional Video Produced for Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Creative Tourism Award

statue outside of CLC museum

A promotional video has been produced which highlights a Creative Tourism Award the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District won earlier this year from the Creative Tourism Network.

The City’s Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council was cont...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2020

City Council Votes to Rename Las Cruces Utilities Water Quality Laboratory to Honor Former Director

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09/13/20.

Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, P.E., may not have known it at the time, that when he drove down from Utah to start work at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1989 as a utilities design engineer, he was in it...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities: Thanks for Masking Up!

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/11/20.

Las Cruces Utilities thanks residents for masking up to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Our associates join you in keeping our community safe!

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Utilities
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Voter Information

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Need information on voting on November 3, 2020? Here are some resources you may want to read before casting your ballot.

New Mexico State Library Guide to voting in New MexicoThe New Mexico State Library provides information and resource links on voting su...

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Library News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City of Las Cruces Names Mandy Leatherwood Guss as Director of Communications

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Mandy Leatherwood Guss has been named the City’s new Director of Communications.

Guss joined the City in March of 2016 as Marketing Coordinator for the then Community & Cultural Services Department. Later...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City of Las Cruces Names Mandy Leatherwood Guss as Director of Communications

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Mandy Leatherwood Guss has been named the City’s new Director of Communications.

Guss joined the City in March of 2016 as Marketing Coordinator for the then Community & Cultural Services Department. Later...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Teen Study Services

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer teen study services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Teen Connection Program. The study center will provide students in grades 6 – 12 (ages 12 and...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Teen Study Services Offered

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer teen study services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Teen Connection Program. The study center will provide students in grades six through 12 - ages 12 and older - a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 6, 2020

City Growth May Mean New Trash Pickup Days for Customers

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By Cassie McClure

Las Cruces is growing, and with that growth comes a need for utility services at homes and businesses including natural gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) aims to meet that need and is undertaking...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 6, 2020

City Growth May Mean New Trash Pickup Days for Customers

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09/06/20.

Las Cruces is growing, and with that growth comes a need for utility services at homes and businesses including natural gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal. Las Cruces Utilities (...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Secretary Issues Social Distancing Restrictions for Polling Places

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New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel this week issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season.

“Election facilities must remain accessible to the public under the st...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Secretary Issues Social Distancing Restrictions for Polling Places

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New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel this week issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season.

“Election facilities must remain accessible to the public under the...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Says Goodbye to Its Biggest Supporter

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/4/20.

“A gentleman and a scholar, that describes Dr. Jorge Garcia,” said City of Las Cruces (City) Mayor Ken Miyagishima of retired Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Director Dr...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Out-of-School Time Tutoring Services

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer tutoring services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Out-of-School Time Program. The sessions will provide students in Kinder – 5 (5 to 11 years of age) a sa...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Out-of-School Time Tutoring Services will be Offered

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer tutoring services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Out-of-School Time Program. The sessions will provide students in Kindergarten through fifth grade – 5 t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

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Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

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Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

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Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Beware of Check Over Payment Scam

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Police are warning residents of an overpayment scam that has victimized at least two Las Cruces residents.

Investigators learned that at least two Las Cruces residents received electronic correspondence that appeared to be from a firm that advertises for m...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Beware of Check Overpayment Scam

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Police are warning residents of an overpayment scam that has victimized at least two Las Cruces residents.

Investigators learned that at least two Las Cruces residents received electronic correspondence that appeared to be from a firm that advertises for m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 30, 2020

After the Storm: Las Cruces Utilities Keeps Services Safe

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 08/30/20.

Pete Duran, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Interim gas system operations supervisor, had his own home lights go out thanks to the microburst storm last week. He knew too, that there w...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 28, 2020

American Public Gas Association Shares COVID Tips with Virtual Tour

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By Cassie McCLure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin August 28, 2020.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) hosted a Virtual Stop of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) on August 13th. During the meeting, the organization was able to share new best practices ...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 28, 2020

City Selects Christine Rivera as City Clerk

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Christine Rivera has been selected to be City Clerk.

Christine was the Deputy City Clerk from 2016 until her appointment in October 2019 as the Acting City Clerk. During her time in the acting position, she implemented...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 28, 2020

City Selects Christine Rivera as City Clerk

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Christine Rivera has been selected to be City Clerk.

Christine held the Deputy City Clerk position from 2016 until her recent appointment as the Acting City Clerk in October 2019. During her time in the acting position...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Council Approves $1.4 Million for Additional COVID-19 Relief

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A resolution authorizing the City of Las Cruces to accept a $1,400,000 budget adjustment for emergency assistance for the impact from COVID-19 for various programs was adopted by the Las Cruces City Council during a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 27....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Council Approves $1.4 Million for Additional COVID-19 Relief

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A resolution authorizing the City of Las Cruces to accept a $1,400,000 budget adjustment for emergency assistance for the impact from COVID-19 for various programs was adopted by the Las Cruces City Council during a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 27....

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility - Fall/Winter Hours

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The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will implement fall/winter hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 8, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order, stil...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility - Fall/Winter Hours

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The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr. will implement fall/winter hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 8, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order still in...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility - Fall/Winter Hours

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The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr. will implement fall/winter hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 8, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order still in...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Elections Officials Needed for 2020 General Election

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Election officials are sought for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. To be an election official interested individuals must:

  • Be registered to vote in Doña Ana County.
  • Take an oath of office.
  • Not be a candidate for any office on the general electio...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Elections Officials Needed for 2020 General Election

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Election officials are being sought for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. To be an election official interested individuals must:

  • Be registered to vote in Doña Ana County.
  • Take an oath of office.
  • Not be a candidate for any office on the general e...
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News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Dr. Harry Hardee Has Joined the Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

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By Cassie McCLure

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Board of Commissioners, established in December 2006, initiates each new member in the depth and breadth of its operations to be able to provide oversight of the operations for the general public. The Board ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Dr. Harry Hardee Joins Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

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By Cassie McCLure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin July 31, 2020.

The LCU Board of Commissioners, established in December 2006, initiates each new member in the depth and breadth of its operations to be able to provide oversight of the operations for th...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-Through and Home-Delivered Meal Service Until Further Notice

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The City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to follow the Governor’s  ‘stay-at-home’ order until further notice to combat the spread of COVID-19.  We will continue to provide essential meal services...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Continues Reduced Service Until Further Notice

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In compliance with the State of New Mexico’s updated stay-at-home order, RoadRUNNER Transit will continue operating its service on a reduced schedule, Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until further notice.

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Transit’s COVID-19 Stop the Spread Efforts

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RoadRUNNER Transit continues to support local and state public health officials response to COVID-19 and assist in reducing its spread. The efforts include the installation of banners on the fixed-route buses and Dial-A-Ride vehicles that display public h...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-through and Home-Delivered Meal Service through April 30

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In accordance with the updated emergency ‘stay-at-home’ order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to provide essential meal services at each of its five centers through April 30, ...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center March 20, 2020

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  1. City of Sunland Park 

Two city employees are out sick, so efforts are underway to ramp up cleaning and disinfecting all operations for&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

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The national search for a new city manager for the City of Las Cruces has officially begun. Well-qualified candidates may apply electronically to The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The application is accessed by selecting the blue &...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise,” is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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City Manager Report