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Posted on: March 5, 2021

City Council to Meet for a Work Session on March 8

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021 for a Work Session.

City Council will review the election process for Las Cruces municipal elections at Monday’s Work Session. There were many changes to t...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Lane Shift

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North and south bound traffic on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard (between Engler Road and Sirocco Avenue) will have a lane shift for the installation of new utility infrastructure as part of new residential development in the vicinity. Work will begin Monday, Marc...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Voyager Street Road Closure

Lane Closure

As part of ongoing new residential development, the intersection of Voyager Street at Cabrillo Court will be closed to through traffic. The work will begin on Monday, March 8, 2021, and will last approximately 3 working days. A detour will be in place for...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Parks and Recreation Department Partners Again With NMSU

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The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department and New Mexico State University (NMSU) have again formed a partnership to continue to find ways to strengthen the City’s turf practices and to raise the level of service for our community.

Dr...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Virtual Spring Marathon

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Virtual Spring Marathon!

This no-cost program is for individuals, or family and friends in groups of five or less. Beginning April 4, leave the winter and COVID blues in the dust and sta...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Mayor Asks Governor to Consider Options on Indoor Dining in Restaurants

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Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima has asked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Department of Health officials to consider two options that could possibly enable indoor dining to be reinstated in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County restaurants...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City's Industrial Park Gets New Name, Logo

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The City of Las Cruces is taking a major move forward to attract new businesses to the city’s industrial park located on the West Mesa. At a City Council Work Session on February 22, Senior Real Estate Specialist Cilicia Villegas presented a new...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Road Maintenance on McClure Road

Lane Closure

Streets Management will be conducting Road Maintenance on 303 McClure Road (road will be closed between N. Alameda Boulevard and N. Reymond Street) on Friday, March 5. This schedule is subject to change due to weather.

For the public’s convenien...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Gov. Authorizes Expanded Busines Loan Program, Tax Relief, and Rebate

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 3 into law, a pair of economic measures that earned broad bipartisan support in the Legislature and will deliver additional stimulus and relief for businesses and individuals ac...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Las Cruces Public Art Seeks Artist for New Animal Services Center

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Las Cruces Public Art (LCPA) seeks an artist or art team to create an outdoor, site-specific, public art sculpture to be located at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), 3551 Bataan Memorial West, facility expansion. Deadline for appli...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

DOH Sec. Dr. Tracie Collins and HSD Sec. Dr. David Scrase to Provide Webinar Today

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New Mexico Department of Health Secretary-Designate Tracie C. Collins, M.D. and Human Services Department Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. will provide a COVID-19 webinar update and take questions from the media Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m.

WHAT: ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Mural Projects Beautifies Alameda Arroyo Multi-Use Trail Tunnel

Photo of the Colorful art created at the Alameda Arroyo Multi-Use Trail Tunnel

Colorful landscapes and iconic local symbols newly beautify the walls of the Las Cruces Alameda Arroyo multi-use trail tunnel that runs beneath I-25 (between Triviz Dr. and Northrise Dr.), providing an enjoyable mural art experience to those who walk, bik...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Utilities Cashiers Stations Closed Until March 11

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City Hall Cashiers and the Cashier station at the East Mesa Customer Service Center will be closed through Wednesday, March 10 and will reopen Thursday, March 11.Payments may still be made in the drop box in the City Hall lobby (envelopes are available), ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Council Recap for March 1

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The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a Resolution establishing a new rates and fee schedule for Las Cruces International Airport at its Monday, March 1, 2021 regularly scheduled meeting.

The new rates and fee schedule will go into effect on Jul...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

“Teen Science Café – Weather Observations” Online with the Museum of Nature & Science

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The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café – Weather Observations,” with guest presenter Jason Laney, Warning Coordination Mete...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sleeve Up Las Cruces

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The City of Las Cruces continues its front-line efforts against COVID-19 with a new campaign, unveiled at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market last weekend. City staff created the “Sleeve Up Las Cruces” campaign to create more awar...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Parks and Recreation Closes Under Governer's Red Framework

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Because Dona Ana County slipped back to Red-Level restrictions for public spaces due to the pandemic, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department must close its aquatics facilities and all recreation centers with no clear date when reopening ca...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Northrise Drive Lane Closures

Lane Closure

Beginning Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and continuing for as long as two weeks, eastbound and westbound Northrise Drive will experience lane closures and diversions from Rinconada Boulevard to approximately 1,500 feet east of the intersection of Rinconada and N...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

City Promotes Vaccine Awareness and Assists with Registration

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The City of Las Cruces continues its front line efforts against COVID-19 with a new campaign designed to create more awareness about the COVID-19 vaccines and information about the registration process.  “Sleeve Up Las Cruces”...
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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Telshor Boulevard Lane Closure at University Avenue Intersection

Lane Closure

As part of the Aggie Uptown Development, the left-turn lane on Telshor Boulevard, onto University Avenue, will be closed while Renegade Construction does improvements to the existing median. The lane closure begins Monday, March 1, 2021 and will last appr...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in Paycheck Protection Program

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The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department would like to make sure small businesses in Las Cruces have all of the opportunities available to them if they have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The City of Las Cruces is sharing this infor...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

City Council to Meet March 1

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2021 for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider the approval of a Resolution that could establish a new rates and fee schedule for Las Cruces Internati...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs House Bill 11, Delivering $200M to N.M. Businesses

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday signed House Bill 11 into law, delivering $200 million in grants to support New Mexico businesses to ease the hiring or rehiring of employees. 

“New Mexico will continue to get meaningful financial a...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

City Requests Responses to "Bicycle Friendly Community" Survey

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The City of Las Cruces would like to hear from you on the bicycling conditions in the City!  

City Planners have recently submitted a “Bicycle Friendly Community” (BFC) application to the League of American Bicyclists ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Kasandra Gandara Appointed to National Council on Youth, Education and Families

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Las Cruces Mayor Pro Tem Kasandra Gandara has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Council on Youth, Education and Families for 2021.

Kathy Maness, president of the National League of Cities Council, informed Mayor Pro Tem Gandara of her a...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Governor, State Officials to Give COVID-19 Update Thursday, Feb. 25

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference Thursday afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 3:30 P.M.

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Hoagland Road Closure

Lane Closure

As part of the Active Transportation Plan Sidewalk Gap Project, the east bound lane on Hoagland Road between Highland Avenue and Alameda Avenue will be closed to traffic for an additional week for the placement of new sidewalk. The lane closure will last ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Hospice vs. Palliative Care: What's Right for Me or My Loved One?

Palliative Care Services

Branigan Library is pleased to offer the second lecture in a Series on Death and Dying: Hospice vs. Palliative Care: What's Right for Me or My Loved One?

Hospice and palliative care share many similarities. It can be hard to determine what is rig...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Department of Health County Map Update Feb. 24

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Feb. 24, with 19 New Mexico counties at the Yellow Level and six at the Green Level, at which there are fewer...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Water Outage Planned on Tashiro Drive

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Tashiro Drive will experience a water outage on Thursday, February 25, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for the installation of a water line lowering. The affected location will be Tashiro Drive from Motel Boulevard to 1200’ to the east...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Mayor Delivers 2021 State of the City Address

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Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima delivered today, Feb. 24, 2021, his 15TH annual State of the City Address via video conference.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this was the first time in 18 years that the Mayor’s State of the City was provided ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Branigan Cultural Center Closed for Facility Improvements

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The Branigan Cultural Center will be closed for facility improvements through June 30, 2021. Improvements including security, electrical, and ceiling upgrades will be completed in stages through the next four months. These updates will improve safety for ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

P-EBT food benefits for 246,000 New Mexico children to be extended for school year 2020-2021

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New Mexico’s Human Services Department and Public Education Department partner to issue another round of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to students who qualify for free or reduced meal program and who continue remote or hybrid lear...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

JIC Notes February 24, 2021

Purple Covid Virion

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

City to Host Virtual Meeting for the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan Update

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Las Cruces community members have a great opportunity to hear about updates to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan (formerly the West Mesa Industrial Park) at 5:30 p.m. on March 4.

“This is an exciting time for the City,&am...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Public Opportunity to Provide Input on Las Cruces Museum System Master Plan

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Las Cruces communities will have opportunities to provide public input on a proposed Master Plan Study for the Las Cruces Museum System.The Las Cruces Museums engaged the team from AOS Architects, of Santa Fe, along with WOLF Consulting, of Las Vegas, Nev...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

City Council Recap for February 22

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The Las Cruces City Council discussed priority projects and programs that could be included in Capital Improvement Plan and operating budget for City government’s 2022 fiscal year during its Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Work Session.

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Benavidez Center Basketball Court Improvements

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Benavidez Center Basketball Court reconstruction will begin on March 1 and continue through April 1. The Work will include demolition of the existing 4 inch concrete slab and installation of a new 6 inch concrete slab and goals. Parking spaces near the si...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Fire Flow Test at 500 S. Telshor Boulevard

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Las Cruces Utilities will conduct a fire flow test on a fire hydrant in the area of East Lohman Avenue and South Telshor Boulevard for two hours beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, February 25.

The affected areas will include:

· Telshor Blvd. from Sp...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Take Out Stem Activities in March

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The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take out activity kits in March. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplies last and must b...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Water Line Cleaning for February 24-26

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Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES) in the San Elena Subdivision from February 24 - 26, to remove accumulated iron and manganese in the water lines. NO-DES cleans water lines wit...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

East Hadley Avenue Road Closure

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East Hadley Avenue, between Sheryl Way and Cindy Place, will be closed about two weeks, from Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 through Monday, March 8, 2021, for the Griggs-Walnut Ground Water Plume Superfund Site FLUTe Well Replacement Project.The Contractor, Yello...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Mayor’s State of the City Address will be Wednesday, February 24

Mayor Ken Miyagishima

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima will deliver his annual State of the City Address via video conference at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.The Mayor’s speech will highlight Las Cruces’ accomplishments during the past year and will ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

March Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

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Enjoy the museum from home through these online programs from the Branigan Cultural Center.

“Culture of Empowerment: Community Roundtable on Multicultural Programing in the Classroom”

Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (MST)

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Science Cafe - Sex in the Modern Era

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The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Sex in the Modern Era – The Psychological Science of Human Sexuality” with guest speakers Sarah Wheat and Angela-Faith Thomas. Join ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

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

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The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The hourly 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 Mexic...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Las Cruces Audit Report Released

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The Office of the New Mexico State Auditor (OSA) has released a report involving a fraud examination and investigation initiated by the City of Las Cruces. The report identified serious conflicts of interest and revealed over $1.8 million in mishandled or...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

GO Bond Desert Trails Community Park Erosion Control Project to Begin

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The General Obligation (GO) Bond rehabilitation of Desert Trails Community Park, 3492 Sonora Springs, is anticipated to start on December 28. Park visitors may see some pre-construction activity but will still have access to the park. Closures may occur ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

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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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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

Las Cruces Safe Promise

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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