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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Suspect Wanted in Desert Rose Shooting

Tyler Williams

Las Cruces Police Department police officers responded Tuesday, just after noon, to a report of a gunshot victim on the 200 block of Desert Rose Court. On arrival police officers located 30-year-old Carlos Ruiz who had sustained at least one gunshot wound...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Las Cruces Police Officer Awarded with Silver Star and Purple Heart

Officer De La Garza

Surrounded by family, friends, brothers and sisters of law enforcement and members of the family of fallen New Mexico State Police Officer Darian Jarrot, Las Cruces Police Officer Adrian De La Garza was commended for his valor and service and awarded the ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Low Water use Tree Giveaway

Tree Giveaway

On Friday, November 19, Parks and Recreation Department will be giving away 200 native and adaptable low water use trees. Thanks to a generous grant from Apache Corporation, these trees will be made available to Las Cruces residents. The trees will be in ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 5

Micro Surfacing

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Friday October 22, 2021, for the following areas:

  • N. Telshor Boulevard from Spruce Avenue to 3,250 FT south of Spruce Avenue
  • Chaparro Street f...
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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Las Cruces Police Investigate Apparent Homicide on Desert Rose Court

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Las Cruces police are investigating what appears to be a homicide that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a home on Desert Rose Court.

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police were dispatched to a home on the 250 block of Desert...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

November Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center

“Culture of Empowerment: Community Roundtable: The Disability Experience in Las Cruces”

Wednesday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. (MST)

In this presentation, hear from community members about what it is like to live with a disability in the Las C...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

“Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art” at the Museum of Art

Museum of Art

Join us for a new exhibition at the Museum of Art, Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art, October 29, 2021–January 22, 2022. This exhibition explores the arts and crafts traditions of the Near East and the West&r...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

City Council Recap for Oct. 18, 2021

Art Design for the Animal Services Center

The Las Cruces City Council has unanimously adopted a Resolution approving the public art design recommendation for the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV).

The Council acted at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Ribbon Cutting to Open AARP-Sponsored Fitness Park

Ribbon Cutting

The City of Las Cruces will cut the ribbon on the new AARP-sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park located at the Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27. 

The Las Cruces AARP-sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park is a long-...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Campo Street Shoulder Work

Lane Closure (1)

As part of facility upgrades for the installation of new conduit, Campo Street between Kansas Avenue and Texas Avenue will have shoulder work. The shoulder work will begin on Wednesday, October 20, and will last approximately three working days. This shou...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 4

Lane Closure (1)

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout city streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Thursday October 21 for the following areas:

  • N. Telshor Boulevard from Spruce Avenue to 3,250 FT. south of Spruce Avenue
  • Hagerty Road from Univer...
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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Water Outage on Purple Sage Drive

Hand turning off the water faucet

Purple Sage Drive from Baltic Green Avenue to the south end will experience a water outage on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the completion of water utility installations.

Adjacent areas may also be affected by the ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 3

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Wednesday October 20, 2021, for the following streets:

  • Sonoma Ranch Boulevard from La Camelia Drive to Safety Complex
  • Paseo De Onate from Vist...
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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Great Pumpkin Candy Drop

Ziggy with pumpkins

From high in the sky, a Great Pumpkin will drop free candy!  

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Weaver’s Welding, and Friends of the Community will hold the Annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop! The event will begin at...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Virtual Fall Marathon

Woman running

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will offer a “Virtual Fall Marathon” starting November 1, 2021 and running through December 12, 2021. Get up and start moving by completing 26 miles in a six-week period! Participa...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Virtual Music in the Park Performances Available for Online Viewing

Virtual Music

For the past 15 months, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s Music in the Park series hosted and recorded 46 Virtual Music Performances featuring area and regional country, rock, blues, Spanish, mariachi, folk, and jazz music...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

State to Extend Indoor Mask Requirement Through November 12, 2021

image of Governors logo

The statewide requirement that face masks be worn in all indoor public spaces, with only limited exceptions and regardless of vaccination status, will be extended, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday.
The state Department of Health r...
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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Fire Damages Building on S. Mesquite Street

Main Street Fire

THIS IS A CORRECTED VERSION OF THIS WEB POSTING (as of 11:30 a.m. 10/15/2021).Original version mistakenly stated this occurred on S. Main Street.

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a fire in a building on S. Mesquite Street late Thursday evening. &nb...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations Offered at Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health will begin offering both COVID-19 and flu vaccinations at no cost at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd in Las Cruces, every Tuesday, starting October 19th from 9 am to 4 pm.&n...
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Posted on: October 15, 2021

City Council to Meet Oct. 18, 2021

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution that would approve a Community Development Block ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Water Outage Notice for Rose Gold Street and Meadow Sage Place

Hand turning off the water faucet

Residents near Rose Gold Street and Meadow Sage Place will experience a water outage between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 as part of the Sonoma Ranch North Phase 5 subdivision's tie in of new water lines into t...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 2

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Tuesday October 19, 2021, for the following locations:

  • Las Collinas Drive from 200' west of Crystal Place to 100' ...
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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Road Maintenance on W. Amador Avenue

Orange Barrel in the middle of the roadway with vehicles in the background

Streets Management will be conducting Road Maintenance on W. Amador Avenue between N. Archuleta Road and end of the City right of way. The work will begin at 7 a.m. Monday, October 18, and continue through Thursday, October 21. For the public's c...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Fire Station #3 Courtesy Noise Notice for October 14

Fire Station 3

A new Fire Station is currently being constructed in Las Cruces Council District #4 as part of the City's General Obligation (GO) Bond to replace the Fire Station 3 building. On Thursday, October 14 contractors will start work at 2 a.m. ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Local Theater Companies Join Forces for Weekend of Broadway Music at the Rio Grande Theatre

Rio Grande Theatre (2)

Tickets are now on sale for All Together Now, a musical revue featuring music from some of the most popular shows on Broadway.

Blank Conversations Theatre Company, alongside the Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces Community Theatre, Alma d’arte Charte...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Suspect in Officer Involved Incident Identified

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The Las Cruces Police Department and the Dona Ana County Officer-involved Incident Task Force are continuing the investigation of the officer involved incident that led to the death of 35-year-old Gustavo A. Esparza who is suspected of firing upon Las Cru...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 1

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday October 18, 2021, for the following streets:  Starburst Ridge Court from Del Rey Boulevard to cul-de-sac E...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Open Call for Storytellers

Las Cruces Arts and Cultural

The Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District invites the community to share holiday memories of downtown Las Cruces as part of Luminarias: A Downtown Holiday Memory Project.  Stories will be used to create digital luminarias of collective m...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Parks & Recreation Department's Adaptive Programs Places Third at Southern New Mexico State Fair

Parks and Recreation display

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Adaptive Programs recently participated in the Southern New Mexico State Fair as a competitive exhibit group and placed third.  Projects are entered with Las Cruces Public ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

City's Economic Development Dept. and NM Workforce Connection Partner to Promote Job Fair

Convention Center Exterior in the Evening

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department and the New Mexico Workforce Connection will partner to promote a free Job Fair.

The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021 at the Las Cruces Convention Cent...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Road Closures Beginning October 20

Road Treatment Map for October 20, 2021 in Las Cruces

Motorists in the Metro Verde South and Sonoma Ranch East areas of Las Cruces may experience street maintenance work for ten days starting on Wednesday October 20. Maintenance work will also be scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 30.The sche...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

State Continues to Encourage Individuals to Get Tested for COVID-19

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) would like to encourage all individuals to get tested for COVID-19 if:
 
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscl...
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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Fire Damages Home on Senna Drive

Engine 3 Firetruck

Las Cruces firefighters were dispatched to a fully involved residential structure just after 3:30 a.m. overnight on the 4000 block of Senna Drive to find the home engulfed in flames on arrival. Thirty-one firefighters from the Las Cruces Fire Department r...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Master Watershed Conservationist Program Forum 2: Weather, Climate, Droughts and Flooding

Master Watershed

The Master Watershed Conservationist (MWC) program continues with the next forum: Weather, Climate, Droughts and Flooding. The forum will be via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. MDT on October 26, 2021. The October 26 event will be via ZOOM (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Police Investigating Officer Involved Incident

Crime Scene

The Las Cruces Police Department and the Doña Ana County Officer-involved Incident Task Force are investigating an incident that led to the death of a man who is suspected of firing at least one round at officers.

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday, October...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

November STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

Dinosaur (1)

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will offer in-person STEM programs for children and families this November. The programs are free but require registration in advance. To register please email education@las-cruces.org or call 575-522-3120 bef...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

City Hall to be Lighted to Observe Breast Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Months

Purple Lights

Let there be light outside of Las Cruces City Hall, and lights there may be!

The outside columns of the west edifice of City Hall, 700 N. Main St., will again be lit during October and November in observances of special causes th...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Healthy Holiday Baking with Lucinda Banegas-Carreon

Baking cookies

Cookies! Cakes! Pies! Breads! Learn how to make all your favorite holiday treats just a little healthier.  

On Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m., Lucinda Banegas-Carreon, MPH, CHES, the Fit Families Coordinator at NMSU, will talk about how to make yo...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Murderous Reads Mystery Book Group

Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch

Sadie Walela never thought she'd investigate a murder, much less four of them, but life can be surprising. Sadie must use the intuition and perseverance of her Cherokee ancestry to find answers, solve murders, and help her friends and neighbors i...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fiction Writer Support Group

Calligraphy Pen

Authors alert! Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be hosting a Fiction Writer Support Group on Saturdays in November, from 2 - 3 p.m. This program will be held in person in the library meeting rooms. COVID related restriction will be strictly enforced ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Listen to Your Art with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The next "Listen to Your Art" lecture will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21. Tom Birkner will discuss the life and work of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins. The lecture will take place at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., in...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

"Teen Science Cafe - A.I. and Machine Learning" Online with the Museum of Nature & Science

Super Volcano

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café – Super Volcanoes,” with guest presenter Frank Ramos, PhD.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Branigan Memorial Library and Branigan Cultural Center Present the Big Read Las Cruces

Big Read

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., and the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., are pleased to present the Big Read Las Cruces, featuring An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.  The Big Read begins Monday, October 11...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

City Councilor Gill Sorg Seeking Projects Input from Public Through Series of Park Meetings

Gill Sorg

City Councilor Gill Sorg, representative for District 5, is hosting a series of public meetings with community members through October to gather input for projects that may qualify for the 2022 General Obligation (GO) Bond cycle for the City of L...

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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 enthusiast...

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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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