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Posted on: June 18, 2021

In-Person Car Seat Inspection in Las Cruces

NM DOT (1)

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the City of Las Cruces is sharing this information with residents. The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will conduct ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Las Cruces Museum System Reopens to the Public

Museum of Nature and Science

The Las Cruces Museum System announces plan to reopen to the public after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic response and public health orders. Beginning Tuesday, June 29, the museum will re-open fully to guests during our normal operating hours of...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Family Game Nights

Family Night Yellow and Blue Pails

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host Family Game Nights at the Plaza de Las Cruces each Thursday night beginning July 8. Bring the family out for an evening of games, activities, and fun competitions on the plaza. Different g...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Officers Help Restore Basketball Court at Buena Vida Apartments

Buena Vista Apartments

Several officers from the Las Cruces Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit recently partnered with staff from Buena Vida Apartments to repair and replace basketball goals on their property. LCPD officers learned the basketball court at Buena Vida A...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

4th of July Celebration Schedule

Fireworks

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s free annual 4th of July Celebration. This popular annual event is being held at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Dr., on the NMSU campus...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

In-Person Programs Return to the Museum of Nature & Science

Shark

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science welcomes visitors back with in-person programs this July. The programs are free but will require registration in advance. To register please email education@las-cruces.org or call (575) 522-3120 before the reg...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Make Music Day in Las Cruces Includes Demonstrations and Live Music

Unleashed Group

In celebration of International Make Music Day, which takes place June 21 every year, a variety of local organizations will serve as hosts of free live concerts throughout the city that will feature local musicians, mus...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

City Extends Availability of Cooling Stations

Thermometer in Hot Sun

With the National Weather Service forecasting near triple-digit temperatures for Las Cruces through Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the City of Las Cruces has extended the availability of designated facilities as cooling stations until at least that date. Tempera...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Rio Grande Theatre to Reopen July 2 with Back-to-Back Productions

Rio Grande Theatre (1)

Blank Conversation Theater Company to perform The Mad One and The Complete History of America (abridged) 

 The historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., in downtown Las Cruces will reopen July 2 with back-to-back performances from Blan...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

The City of Las Cruces takes action to keep permissible fireworks on paved or barren land

Fire Truck with American Flag

The Las Cruces City Council took formal action at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021 to declare that Las Cruces is experiencing severe drought conditions and is restricting the use of permissible fireworks to barren or paved ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Economic Development Department Partners with United Way to Create Financial Literacy Pilot Program

Economic Development United Way Class

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department has begun a partnership with the United Way of Southwest New Mexico to create a pilot program regarding financial literacy program for housing services clients and referrals from housing services clie...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

City Hall Outdoor Lights to Change in Observance of Pride Month

Colored Lights City Hall

The outdoor lights at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St. have been changed to multi-colored lights in observance of Pride Month, during June.

Colored light-emitting diode (LED) flood lights were installed Friday, June...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

2021 Movies in the Park

Movies at the Park 1

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2021 Movies in the Park program.

Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, July 17, with “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays i...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Parks & Recreation Aquatics Facilities Summer Schedule

Image of the Aquatics Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Aquatics Section outdoor pools, splash pad, and  Plaza de Las Cruces Interactive Fountain will open June 19.

Peak summer hours of operation will be from June 19 through Sep...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Make Music Day Returns to Las Cruces June 21

Make Music

In celebration of International Make Music Day, which takes place June 21 every year, a variety of local organizations are set to host free live concerts throughout the city that will feature local musicians, music demonstrations and music-themed giveaway...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Juneteenth Jazz Festival at the Branigan Cultural Center

Juneteenth Jazz Festival at the Branigan Cultural Center

Experience the power of jazz, history, and Black Movements with this celebration of Juneteenth and jazz! Immerse yourself in a diversity of jazz ensembles, get active in workshops, and learn from speakers on jazz and Juneteenth through this virtual festiv...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Mystery Book Group

Mystery Book Club

Do you love a good murder mystery?  Come join us for Thomas Branigan Memorial Library’s Mystery Book Group, Murderous Reads.

Each month you can read any, or as many, books from our featured mystery series. We th...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Tails & Tales: Summer Reading 2021 Library at FYI Meal Sites

Tails and Tales 2

Thomas Branigan Library announces a partnership with Families and Youth, Inc.

For the second year in a row, Branigan Library will be at three Summer Food Service meal sites signing up community members for the L...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Tails & Tales: Summer Reading 2021

Tails and Tales

Thomas Branigan Library announces the start of our Tails and Tales Summer Reading program. Tails and Tales Summer Reading program begins June 1, 2021 and will end on July 24, 2021. Summer reading is for everyone!

Partici...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

June Activities at the Branigan Cultural Center

Dr. Walker

The Branigan Cultural Center is still closed to the public for scheduled maintenance, but you can enjoy the museum from home through these online programs. 

“Culture of Empowerment: Organizations Serving LGBTQAI+ Folks”

Wednesday, June 2, 5:30 p.m....

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Gin Blossoms to Headline the Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration Concert

Gin Blossoms Rock Band

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks display at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, on the NMSU campus.

Multi-plat...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Are You with Me? At the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Are You With Me by Sonya Fe

Are You with Me? by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe opens May 7, and runs through July 24. Fe’s exhibit is both a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Fe’s work reflects social and cultural issues with themes ...

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