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Posted on: February 29, 2024

University Avenue Lane Closure

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A westbound lane on University Avenue between Knox Street and El Paseo Road will be closed Monday, March 4, 2024, and Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

Kelly Cable, Inc. will be making maintenance repairs to its underground utilities. This work will be in City Counc...

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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Developing Youth Leadership Academy Rescheduled to September 2024

Developing Youth Leaders

The City of Las Cruces’ Developing Youth Leadership Academy has been rescheduled.

Please join the City for the fall Developing Youth Leadership Academy from Monday, Sept. 23, 2024, to Friday, Sept. 27, 2024.

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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Lohman Avenue and Foothills Road Intermittent Lane Closures to Continue

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Intermittent lane closures will continue through Friday, March 8, 2024, on Lohman Avenue at the intersection with Foothills Road, and on Foothills Road from Lohman Avenue to Athenian Way.

Volt, Inc. is installing utility lines as part of a wire utility per...

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Posted on: February 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

Police ID Witness who Intervened in Attack on Officer

Chief Story

The man who witnessed and intervened in the Feb. 11, 2024, fatal attack of Las Cruces Police Department Officer Jonah Hernandez has been identified as 29-year-old Issiah Astorga.

On Feb. 27, investigators presented facts of the case to the Third Judicial D...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

NMDOT Traffic Alert Southbound Motel Boulevard Road Closure

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

NMDOT District One will begin the next planned closure of Motel Boulevard to replace broken concrete sl...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

Free Computer Literacy Classes in March

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Las Cruces Public Libraries will offer a variety of free computer literacy classes in March.

The classes are designed to help adults develop confidence in their computer skills and grow more comfortable in today’s digital world. Classes ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

City Manager Ifo Pili Announces His Resignation

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City Council will hire a new City Manager

Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili has accepted an offer to become City Manager in another state.

Pili’s departure from Las Cruces is anticipated in March.

“I have been honored to lead the City of L...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

City Council Work Session Recap

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A mostly favorable summary of Las Cruces’ economy in 2023 was presented to City Council at its work session Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

Las Cruces’ labor market and the collection of gross re...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Utah Avenue Lane Closure

Utah Avenue

The eastbound lane of Utah Avenue, between El Paseo Road and Mesquite Street, will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Friday, March 1, 2024, to Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

Access to businesses will be maintained throughout the project. Motorists are ur...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

NMDOT: Interstate 25 Safety and Capacity Study Public Meeting

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

NMDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will host an In-Person Public Mee...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

New Mexico Climate Investment Center Seeks Board Nominations

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Note: As a member of the Coalition of Sustainable Communities New Mexico, who has created the New Mexico Climate Investment Center, the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents.

The New Mexico Climate Investment Center (NMCIC) is accepting...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

East Idaho Avenue Lane Closure

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The north lane on east Idaho Avenue, between Chaparro Street and Espina Street, will be closed from Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, to Friday, March 1, 2024.

Two-way traffic and access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout the project. Motorist...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

"Chalk Walk" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Chalk Walk Event

Join us at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024, for the second annual “Chalk Walk” event.

Admission is free!

Our guest artists will fill the museum courtyard with unique and exciting artwo...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

First Saturday Movie Marathon – Holi

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Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join us for a movie marathon in celebration of the Holi festival.

Our First Saturday Movie Marathon will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024, in the Roadrunner Room on the second floor of Thomas Bran...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

Fire Damages Mobile Home on Karen Avenue

Fire on Karen Avenue

An unoccupied mobile home in the 300 block of Karen Avenue was damaged by fire Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024.

The fire, in a mobile home park, was reported to the Las Cruces Fire Department shortly after 10:20 a.m. Thursday. Las Cruces police and ambulance servi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Nevada Avenue Road Closure

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Nevada Avenue, from Laurel Street to Lees Drive, will be closed to traffic for approximately four weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

Access to residences will be maintained during the closure. Motorists are urged to follow all posted signs. The closure...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Davis Avenue Road Closure

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Davis Avenue, from north Valley Drive to Fourth Street, will be closed to traffic for approximately four weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during the closure. Motorists are urged to follow all pos...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Monte Vista Avenue Road Closure Continues

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Monte Vista Avenue, between south Solano Drive and south Locust Street, will continue to be closed to traffic through Friday, March 1, 2024.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during the closure. Motorists are urged to follow all posted...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Young Park Install 2-Wire Irrigation Improvements & Upgrades

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Young Park will undergo irrigation improvements and upgrades with construction and excavation in certain areas. Park area sections will close while construction is taking place during Jan. 29, 2024 to Feb 28, 2024.

The Landscape Design Center cons...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

City Council Recap Feb. 20, 2024

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Las Cruces City Council has adopted a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the City’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget to adjust the bonds designated as State Shared Gross Receipts Tax (SSGRT) Improvement Revenue Bonds Series 2023A and to amend the 202...

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Bellamah Drive Water Outage

Water Outage

Residents in the Bellamah Drive area will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024.  The affected areas include: 

  • East Idaho Avenue: From Lees Drive to Locust Street.
  • Princess Jeanne Drive: From east...
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Posted on: February 20, 2024

New Mexico Finance Authority Workshop March 14 at City Hall

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The New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 14, 2024, regarding public financing options for local businesses.  The workshop will be in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.&...

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Lohman Avenue and Foothills Road Intermittent Lane Closures

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Intermittent lane closures will be in effect for approximately two weeks beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at the intersection of Lohman Avenue and Foothills Road and on Foothills Road, from Lohman Avenue to Athenian Way.

The work will be on RoadRUNNER Tra...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Get Your Swing on in Las Cruces! Free Dance Lessons at Plaza de Las Cruces

Roberto V Estrada Pavilion

Calling all dance enthusiasts, music lovers, and anyone looking for a fun-filled evening!

Lace up your dancing shoes and join the Swing on The Plaza! event happening every Tuesday at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St., from Tuesday, March 5, 2024, to Tue...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

Ask ALICE! "What I Know Now" Workshop

Art Smart

The City of Las Cruces Quality of Life Department and Las Cruces Public Art invite residents to join us from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, for the first Ask ALICE! Art Smarter, Not Harder Workshop.

The workshop will be in the Roadrunner R...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Dr. Seuss Day at the Museum of Nature and Science

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The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will host Dr. Seuss Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024.

This is a free, family event for residents.

Every year the museum honors the birthday of children’s author and cartoonist ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

NMDOT Traffic Alert Motel Boulevard Ramp, Lane Closures

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

NMDOT will close the Interstate 10 eastbound off-ramp and the northbound lanes of Motel Boulevard for a...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

NMDOT: I-25 Safety and Capacity Study

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

NMDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will conduct an in-person public ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

El Paseo Road Lane Closure

Lane Closure (1)

A southbound lane on El Paseo Road, between Wyatt Drive and Idaho Avenue, will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.  Two-way traffic and access to businesses will be maintained throughout the project. ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

NMDOT: U.S. Highway 70 Construction Update as of Feb. 2, 2024

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

As of Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, construction has begun on phases 1 and 3A of roadway improvements to U.S. H...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Veterans Memorial Park Improvements

Veterans Memorial Park

Construction will begin Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, on improvements at Veterans Memorial Park, 2651 N. Roadrunner Parkway.

Work will start on the northwest side of Veterans Memorial Park. An additional 210 parking spaces will be built, with an added entrance t...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

VITA Program

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Las Cruces Public Libraries will partner with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program from February through April 2024.

The program will be available at the City’s three library locations: Th...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols

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The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols within city limits during the month of February.

Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive wh...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Free Computer Literacy Classes in February

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Las Cruces Public Libraries will offer a variety of free computer literacy classes in February designed to help adults develop confidence in their computer skills and grow more comfortable in today's digital world.

Classes will be in the Computer ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024

A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven Demolition and New Playground Installation

Safe Haven

Demolition of the old playground at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St., and the installation of a new playground will occur from Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, to Thursday, March 29, 2024.

The work will be done by Four Rivers, Inc. Students and par...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 18, 2023

Young Park Install 2-Wire Irrigation Improvements & Upgrades

Young Park

Young Park will undergo irrigation improvements and upgrades with construction and excavation in certain areas. Park area sections will close while construction is taking place during Jan. 29, 2024, to Feb 28, 2024.

The Landscape Design Center con...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Social Media Contest Encourages Visitors to Explore “The Real New Mexico”

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Communities across Southern New Mexico— including Alamogordo, Deming, Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Silver City and Truth or Consequences— have teamed up to present the 2024 Scenic Southern New Mexico “Welcome to the Real New Mexico&a...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Youth Sportsmanship Basketball Individual Participant Registration

Youth Basketball Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registrations for the upcoming Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League.  Four age divisions will be offered to all genders between the ages of 4 and 12, ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

"Stage and Screen: 150 Years of Entertainment in the Mesilla Valley"

Entertainers

Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., is excited to announce a new exhibit, “Stage and Screen: 150 Years of Entertainment in the Mesilla Valley.”

The exhibit opens Feb. 2, 2024, and will continue to April 23, 2024. The exhibit expl...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Peachtree Hills Road Intersection Closure

Temporary Road Closure

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, the intersection of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Peachtree Hills Road will be closed for approximately 1½ months.  Detours will be in place to direct traffic around the work zone. This work wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at Las Cruces Public Libraries

Public Libraries, IRS to Offer Tax Assistance Program

Las Cruces Public Libraries will partner with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to carry out Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) from February to April 2024.  VITA services will be offered at the three library locations: Thomas Brani...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Grupo Control to Headline ¡mira! Las Cruces

Groupo Control

Expanded event includes dancing and local acts

Grupo Control will headline Visit Las Cruces’ second annual ¡mira! Las Cruces event, on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

The group is one of many acts to perform on the Roberto V. Estrada Pavillion at Plaza de Las Cru...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

New Art Exhibitions Open at Branigan Cultural Center and Museum of Art

Painting with Rabbits

The Las Cruces Museums opens two new exhibitions that investigate how artists relate to the natural environment. “Connection : : Conjunto” opens at the Branigan Cultural Center and features artwork from The Border Artists in which they...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Bellamah Drive Road Closure

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Bellamah Drive, between south Locust Street and Lees Drive, will be closed from Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, to Friday, June 28, 2024. The side-street closure for Bellamah Drive will be at Klein Avenue. The length of the road closure will be dependent ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Murderous Reads Mystery Book Group

Book titled Murder on the Red River

Las Cruces Public Libraries invite residents to join us for Murderous Reads, a group where participants read and discuss books from a different mystery series each month.

Murderous Reads meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the second-floor...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Westway Avenue Closure

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A full road closure of Westway Avenue, between north Motel Boulevard and Westgate Avenue, began Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, and will continue through June 25, 2024. The road is closed to all through traffic.  Bradbury Stamm is constructing ...

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