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Posted on: September 24, 2021

First-ever Bike Packing Summit to be Hosted Next Month in Las Cruces

Bike Packing Summit

The first ever New Mexico Bike Packing Summit will be in Las Cruces on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Titled “Origins and Connections,” the summit hopes to bring together local, statewide, and out-of-state outdoor enthusiasts to discuss connect...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Pumpkin Palooza

Ziggy with pumpkins

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the third annual “Pumpkin Palooza” fall event.

This family-friendly event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Frank O'Brien Papen Community Center and P...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Countywide Effort to Expand Internet Access Needs Resident Participation

Dona Ana Broadband

Note: In partnership with Doña Ana County, the City of Las Cruces is sharing this news release with the public.

Doña Ana Broadband, DAB, a multi-agency collaborative working to connect households and businesses throughout Doña Ana County, will launch a sur...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2021

70 percent of New Mexicans 18 and Older Have Completed COVID-19 Vaccination Series

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

On Wednesday, September 22 the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced that 70 percent of New Mexicans 18-years old and older have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.“Almost three-quarters of New Mexico adults have no...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2021

October Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Elvira Masson

“Culture of Empowerment: Know Your Rights: Disabled Peoples with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)”

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 6

In this presentation, learn what rights people in the Disability community have and how to use the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2021

“Cleared for Take Off: Aviation in Southern New Mexico”

Aviation Runway

The Branigan Cultural Center is pleased to announce Cleared for Take Off: Aviation in Southern New Mexico, a new exhibition that provides an overview of the history of aviation in the greater Las Cruces region. The exhibition runs from Oct. 1, 2021 to the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2021

New Traffic Signal Light at Motel and Tashiro Intersection

Traffic Signal Red Light

A new traffic signal light has been installed at Motel Boulevard and Tashiro Drive.

The signal will begin flashing on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 for a two-day period. The new signal will begin normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Motorists should be...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2021

City Council Work Session will be September 27

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will convene at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 for a Work Session to be conducted in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

General Obligation (GO) bonds will be the topic of discussion as two agenda ite...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Police Offer Safety Tips for Realtors

Realtor Safety Month

Realtors often work alone in unfamiliar spaces, at unusual hours and with customers they may not necessarily know.  Those circumstances often make their work risky, at best, and potentially dangerous.  September is Realtor Safety Month, ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Public Invited to the Dedication of the "Endless Passage" Sculpture

Endless Passage

The City of Las Cruces and the City Art Board invites the community to the dedication ceremony of “Endless Passage,” the newest public art sculpture recently installed in the City Hall lobby.

The ceremony will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. T...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 21, 2021

City Council Recap for Sept. 20, 2021

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution at its Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 regularly scheduled meeting to approve a five-year contract with BYD Coach and Bus, a Los Angeles, California limited liability company, to purchase five battery el...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 21, 2021

"Toss No Mas" Citywide Cleanup and Call for Volunteers Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Toss No Mas

Individual volunteers, groups, and civic organizations are invited to register for this year’s “Toss No Mas” cleanup event that will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB), City of Las...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Visit Las Cruces Seeks Public Input on Local Outdoor Recreation Experience

People Hiking

As part of the City of Las Cruces’ ongoing effort to create the best outdoor recreation experience for residents and visitors, Visit Las Cruces is collecting surveys now through October 8, to obtain public input on outdoor recreation activities ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seeks Info on 2017 Homicide

Crime Scene

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of as much as $2,000 for information that helps solve the April 2017 shooting death of Benjamin Montoya.

About 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22, Las Cruces police were dispatched to a shooting at 2205...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Police Warn of Fictitious Calls Purportedly by Law Enforcement

Cellular Phone

Law enforcement personnel have learned that someone is attempting to perpetrate a scam using the name of a Las Cruces Police Department officer.

In at least two instances, a caller has identified himself as “Detective Michael Henke” fro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Las Cruces International Airport Wings n Wheels 'Fest 2021

Wings and Wheels

The Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, will welcome Wings n Wheels ‘Fest 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

The aviation event is free to the public.

Wings n Wheels ‘Fest 2021 will have a wide variety...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Las Cruces International Airport Wings n Wheels 'Fest 2021

Wings and Wheels

The Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, will welcome Wings n Wheels ‘Fest 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

The aviation event is free to the public.

Wings n Wheels ‘Fest 2021 will have a wide variety...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

CIRT Volunteers Sought

The Las Cruces Police Department Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police officers and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 16, 2021

National Arts and Humanities Month with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., will host several virtual and in-person programs throughout October to celebrate “National Arts and Humanities Month,” a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of art and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 16, 2021

La Calvera Catrina Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

La Catrina 1

Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St.

Discover seven 8-foot-tall sculptures created by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Pumpkin Palooza

Ziggy with pumpkins

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the third annual “Pumpkin Palooza” fall event.

This family-friendly event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Frank O'Brien Papen Community Center and P...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

children swimming in Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed from Sept. 25, 2021 through Oct. 10, 2021 in preparation for its annual inspection. The pool will reopen Oct. 11, 2021. During the temporary closure, lap swimming will be available by reservation o...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 31, 2021

LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols in September

Sobriety Checkpoint

Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated, will be conducted by the Las Cruces Police Department within city limits in September.

Police will also be on the lookout for...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Replacement at City Hall

Electric Charging Station 2

Construction will begin September 6 at the Municipal Electric Vehicle charging station in the parking lot northwest of City Hall.

Access to City Hall will be maintained. The existing charging station will be upgraded to a new Chargepoint CT4000 EV Dual Cha...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

Small toy tractor pushing alphabet block which read B I D

The City of Las Cruces has a new Bid Module on its website to offer business greater access to the City's open and closed bids.
The module also gives the public another level of transparency for bids, active contracts, and vendors.
Business representatives ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Walking Program Fall 2021; September to November Session

Walking Program Fall 2021

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.   

The Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking to as long as 60 minutes in 12 weeks!?It ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

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

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages.

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of New Mexico&r...

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City Manager Report