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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Council Approves Emergency Financial Assistance

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At a special meeting today, April 3, 2020, the Las Cruces City Council approved $1,072,500 in emergency assistance to assist with the impact to our community caused by the Public Health Order to address the Corona Virus. The money is from the City&rsq...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Council Approves Emergency Financial Assistance

City Council

At a special meeting today, April 3, 2020, the Las Cruces City Council approved $1,072,500 in emergency assistance to assist with the impact to our community caused by the Public Health Order to address the Corona Virus. The money is from the City&rsq...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Council Approves Emergency Financial Assistance

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

At a special meeting today, April 3, 2020, the Las Cruces City Council approved $1,072,500 in emergency assistance to assist with the impact to our community caused by the Public Health Order to address the Corona Virus. The money is from the City&rsq...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Department of Health Announce Outbreak at ABQ Long-term Care Facility

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the City of Albuquerque report today an outbreak of COVID-19 at the La Vida Llena long-term care facility in Albuquerque where two residents have died, and 19 residents and three staff members have tested po...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

JIC Notes April 3, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

April 3, 2020 10:00 a.m.   

  1. City of Anthony 

Chief Lara: reported a crowd at Wells Fargo early Friday morning, sent an office...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 495

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New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 93 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 39 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana Cou...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 495

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New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 93 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 39 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana Cou...
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News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

JIC Notes April 2, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

April 2, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

Chief Lara: March 30 started testing in Anthony for symptomatic people. Yesterday, local post office reached...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Response to Closures of Solid Waste Transfer Stations, Green Waste and Recycling Centers

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Upon the closure of essential businesses and the restrictions of mass gatherings, recycling, green waste, and transfer stations in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County experienced a significant increase in business which caused crowding and gathering at our fac...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

S. Telshor Blvd. & E. University Ave. Traffic Signal Improvements

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As part of the Aggie Up Town Development, traffic signal improvements will be made at the intersection of S.
Telshor Blvd.
 and EUniversity Ave. The&n...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 403

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New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 40 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 15 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 403

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New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 40 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 15 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new ...
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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

“Be Counted” Art Contest to Celebrate Census Day

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April 1st is Census Day (no fooling!), a day when the entire nation gets together and completes the 2020 Census. In celebration, the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites young artists between the ages of 5 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

DOH Revised COVID-19 Testing Criteria

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is providing today revised testing criteria announced by Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel during Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s news conference Tuesday afternoon.  

Thanks...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

JIC Notes April 1, 2020

COVID-19

City of Anthony 

Nothing new on Administrative side – everyone is working from home. Local school reached out to PD to have a parade. Was advised it was not essential and would encourage crowds.&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Kudos to Martha Bufano

Martha Bufano

RoadRUNNER Transit received a comment card from rider George M. complimenting fixed-route driver Martha Bufano:"This comment is for the driver [Martha] of Route 8 Bus 245 on March 18, 2020, at 6:40 p.m. Do not ever lose your sense of humor and keep d...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: April 1, 2020

National Census Day

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The U.S. census is a count of all residents in the United States taken every 10 years and is required by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine political representation and federal funding distribution for governments, including at the state and l...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: April 1, 2020

State Launches “Buy for Tomorrow” Website

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The New Mexico Economic Development Department has launched a website that pairs shoppers with products and services in a “Buy for Tomorrow Today” campaign to help sustain businesses through the COVID-19 health emergency.  

The...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 363

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New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 48 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 19 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 363

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New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 48 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 19 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Break the Chain of Infection@

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During a virtual city council meeting on March 30, 2020, health professionals with Memorial Medical Center (MMC) stressed the importance of taking the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

1. Wash hands often with soap...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 30, 2020

I-25 North On-Ramp Detour

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As part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) I-25/University interchange project,the I-25 northbound on-ramp off University Avenue will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning on Tuesday, March 31, 2020...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

JIC Notes March 30, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 30, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

Nothing new to report from Mr. Dominguez; Chief Lara reports operations ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Notice of Intent to Approve

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Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of a Transfer of Dispenser Type Liquor License Application to Allen Theaters, Inc., d/b/a Allen Experience, located at 2811 Telshor Blvd,...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 281

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New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 44 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana Co...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 281

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New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 44 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana Co...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 237

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New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 29 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 9 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 237

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New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 29 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 9 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case ...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 208

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Update includes one additional death related to COVID-19SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
  • 11 new cases in Be...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 208

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Update includes one additional death related to COVID-19SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
  • 11 new cases in Be...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Council Approves Emergency Declaration Ordinance

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

At a special meeting this morning, March 27, 2020,  the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved an emergency declaration ordinance that allows the mayor and City Council to take immediate action in the event of a declared emergency. The acti...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Council Approves Emergency Declaration Ordinance

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

At a special meeting this morning, March 27, 2020,  the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved an emergency declaration ordinance that allows the mayor and City Council to take immediate action in the event of a declared emergency. The acti...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Fish Tape: Funny Name, Smart Technique for Gas Locating

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/27/20

On average, LCU responds to more than 8,000 calls every year asking for “locates” of underground utilities. Homeowners and contractors definitely want to...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Gov. Lujan Grisham Orders Self-isolation for Air Travelers to N.M.

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an executive order requiring air travelers to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Air travelers who fail to voluntarily self-isolate will b...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

JIC Notes March 27, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 27, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

Police chief: had calls related to the public health order, violating. Designated one officer ro&a...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

K-12 school closings

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New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced Friday.

The decision is part of a two-pronged pla...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Special Council Meeting Emergency Management

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The City of Las Cruces will stream this morning’s special city council meeting at YouTube.com/clctv20, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

There is one item on the meeting agenda:

COUNCIL BILL NO. 20-029; ORDINANCE NO. 2921: AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING THE...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Special Council Meeting Emergency Management

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces will stream this morning’s special city council meeting at YouTube.com/clctv20, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

There is one item on the meeting agenda:

COUNCIL BILL NO. 20-029; ORDINANCE NO. 2921: AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING THE...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 191

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New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 55 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case i...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 191

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New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 55 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case i...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

All Together NM Fund Announced

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced a new fund established by the New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations to help New Mexico respond to and eventually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The All Together NM Fund will be used to address ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Gov. Lujan Grisham seeks deployment of Army hospital to N.M.

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has formally requested that the U.S. Defense Department deploy a staffed 248-bed U.S. Army combat support hospital (CSH) to Albuquerque as a proactive measure intended to enhance the state’s treatment capacity.

&ld...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Headline

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers who receive their bill via email will see a new return email address: e-bills are now coming from operations@postalpros.com. Please be sure to update your trusted/safe contacts list to ensure your e-bill does not end u...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Headline

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers who receive their bill via email will see a new return email address: e-bills are now coming from operations@postalpros.com. Please be sure to update your trusted/safe contacts list to ensure your e-bill does not end u...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Headline

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers who receive their bill via email will see a new return email address: e-bills are now coming from operations@postalpros.com. Please be sure to update your trusted/safe contacts list to ensure your e-bill does not end u...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 26, 2020

JIC Notes March 26, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. 

 

  1. City of Anthony 

Except for police departmentthe city has been closed since T...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

LCU E-bill Changes

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers who receive their bill via email will see a new return email address: e-bills are now coming from operations@postalpros.com. Please be sure to update your trusted/safe contacts list to ensure your e-bill does not end u...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Solid Waste System Restrictions

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In an effort to ensure the continued functionality of the Solid Waste System, the following restrictions will be instituted at Solid Waste facilities in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County beginning 12:00 p.m. Noon on Friday, March 27, 2020.

  • Amador A...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Solid Waste System Restrictions

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In an effort to ensure the continued functionality of the Solid Waste System, the following restrictions will be instituted at Solid Waste facilities in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County beginning 12:00 p.m. Noon on Friday, March 27, 2020.

  • Amador A...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Lane Closure

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Sonoma Ranch Boulevard between Sonoma Springs Avenue and Demos Avenue will experience a right-lane closure beginning Monday, March 30 for the construction of a new commercial development driveways at 1250 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

The work is scheduled to take t...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

JIC Notes March 24, 2020

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  1. City of Anthony 

No update Wednesday.  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Maintaining same conditions; asked for assistance from other agencies on addressing needs of vulnerable populations. Amanda...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: One Death

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the state’s first death related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, a male in his late 70s in Eddy County died Sunday, March 22, at Artesia General Hospital.

On March 22, he w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 25, 2020

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: One Death

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the state’s first death related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, a male in his late 70s in Eddy County died Sunday, March 22, at Artesia General Hospital.

On March 22, he w...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

State to use Emergency Alert System for Important Communications

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Given the current public health crisis and the need to communicate critical information directly to as many New Mexicans as possible, the state of New Mexico will use an emergency alert system, disseminated from the state’s Emergency Operations ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 25, 2020

State to use Emergency Alert System for Important Communications

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Given the current public health crisis and the need to communicate critical information directly to as many New Mexicans as possible, the state of New Mexico will use an emergency alert system, disseminated from the state’s Emergency Operations ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 112

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New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 13 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Five new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A male in his 20s
  • A female in her 40s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A female...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 112

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New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 13 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Five new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A male in his 20s
  • A female in her 40s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A female...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Waste Excavation/Relocation

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In recent days, residents in the Paseo de Onate area may have noticed digging and removal of material. This project is related to the long-planned removal of layers of old trash from the City of Las Cruces pre-1965 landfill on the city’s eastsid...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Bring Fitness Inside!

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When you’re stuck inside, what can you  do? Starting today... you can stay fitThe City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with the National&...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Continuity of Operations for Community Development

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The safety and wellbeing of our residents is a top priority for Council and the leadership in Las Cruces. As such and consistent with and in support of direction from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who issued a public health emergency in New Mexico, and the...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Continuity of Operations for Community Development

Clipboard with paper and plans drawn

The safety and wellbeing of our residents is a top priority for Council and the leadership in Las Cruces. As such and consistent with and in support of direction from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who issued a public health emergency in New Mexico, and the...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/24/2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 24, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

 

  1. City of Anthony 

No report Tuesday.  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Police department&am...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Closes All Sections

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Consistent with and in support of the latest directive from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Department of Health, all sections of the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department are now closed. 

All services, which include medians...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Community Development Department Encourages Interactive Video Inspection

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The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department has established standard operating procedures for interactive video inspection. In light of COVID-19 the Community Development Department encourages City residents to utilize Interactive Video Inspec...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Community Development Department Encourages Interactive Video Inspection

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The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department has established standard operating procedures for interactive video inspection. In light of COVID-19 the Community Development Department encourages City residents to utilize Interactive Video Inspec...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/23/2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 23, 2020 10:30 a.m.  

 

  1. City of Anthony 

 Report from Oscar Dominguez: All business with the Motor Vehicle Department wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Experiences Recent Rash of Regulator Station Vandalism

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The City of Las Cruces Utilities Department has experienced a recent rash of vandalism to its natural gas regulator stations.

In the past week, three regulator stations within the City of Las Cruces’ Natural Gas distribution system have been vand...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

New Mexico Governor to Give Public COVID-19 Update

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TODAY: Governor, state officials to give public COVID-19 update

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be joined by state officials at 3 PM today, Monday, to give a public update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 public healt...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 23, 2020

New Mexico Governor to Give Public COVID-19 Update

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TODAY: Governor, state officials to give public COVID-19 update

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be joined by state officials at 3 PM today, Monday, to give a public update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 public healt...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

NM Executive Order FAQs

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On March 23, 2020, New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel announced a new public health emergency order effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, closing all businesses and nonprofit entities except for those deemed essential, and further res...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

NM Public Health Emergency Executive Order FAQs

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On March 23, 2020, New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel announced a new public health emergency order effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, closing all businesses and nonprofit entities except for those deemed essential, and further res...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 23, 2020

State enacts further restrictions to stop spread, including stay-at-home instruction

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico and instructed New Mexicans to remain in their homes or places of residence except for outings absolutel...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 23, 2020

State enacts further restrictions to stop spread, including stay-at-home instruction

image of Governors logo

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico and instructed New Mexicans to remain in their homes or places of residence except for outings absolutel...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

State enacts further restrictions to stop spread, including stay-at-home instruction

image of Governors logo

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico and instructed New Mexicans to remain in their homes or places of residence except for outings absolutel...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Stay calm, reassuring when talking to kids about COVID-19

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Parents are faced with the difficult task of talking to their children about the COVID-19 pandemic, but should remain calm and reassuring in these uncertain times, said Lisa Peterson, a New Mexico State University assistant professor and director of the S...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Eatery Services

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Many Las Cruces restaurants are operating within a state health department order that limits restaurants, bars, breweries, eateries, and other foodservice establishments to provide take-out services and home delivery only. Please access the link for a lis...

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Food Delivery Establishments Hot Topics
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Cases: Now at 65

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced eight additional positive tests for COVID-19

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

Two new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Cases: Now at 65

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced eight additional positive tests for COVID-19

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

Two new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female ...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Waste Excavation and Relocation from City of Las Cruces Lohman Property

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 3/22/20

This week, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) began removing layers of old trash from the City of Las Cruces (City) Lohman Property (Pre-1965 Landfill) on the city’s eastside ...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Announced in New Mexico

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nora Meyers SackettPress Secretary, 
Office of the Governornora.sackett@state.nm.us

(505) 690-7313March 21, 2020Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 57SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Satu...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Announced in New Mexico

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nora Meyers SackettPress Secretary, 
Office of the Governornora.sackett@state.nm.us

(505) 690-7313March 21, 2020Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 57SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Satu...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center March 20, 2020

COVID-19

 

  1. City of Anthony 

No operational changes  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Two city employees are out sick, so efforts are underway to ramp up cleaning and disinfecting all operations for&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Great Community Partners and Local Stores Offering Special Hours to Accommodate Seniors and Those M

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NEW MEXICO- New Mexico’s Aging and Long Term Services Department (ALTSD) leadership acknowledged the wonderful community partners throughout the state who have stepped up to assist our senior and vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandem...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

It’s a Toilet, Not a Trash Can, Don’t Flush Paper Towels or Wipes

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is urging customers to stop flushing paper towels and disinfectant wipes down the toilet. The items clog drains, back up sewers, and cause issues at sewage treatment plants. Toilet paper is in short supply in some areas due to h...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

It’s a Toilet, Not a Trash Can, Don’t Flush Paper Towels or Wipes

Clogged sewer pipe

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is urging customers to stop flushing paper towels and disinfectant wipes down the toilet. The items clog drains, back up sewers, and cause issues at sewage treatment plants. Toilet paper is in short supply in some areas due to h...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 20, 2020

New Mexico extends income and payroll tax deadlines

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke announced Friday that New Mexicans will have an extra 90 days to file and pay their 2019 personal income taxes in recognition of the economic hardships man...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 20, 2020

New Mexico extends income and payroll tax deadlines

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke announced Friday that New Mexicans will have an extra 90 days to file and pay their 2019 personal income taxes in recognition of the economic hardships man...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

NMSU economist addresses economic impact of COVID-19

NMSU Economist

DATE: 03/20/2020WRITER: Carlos Andres Lopez, 575-646-1955, carlopez@nmsu.eduCONTACT: Christopher Erickson, chrerick@nmsu.edu

As the new virus that causes COVID-19 continues to sow economic chaos across the world, longtime New Mexico State University econom...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 20, 2020

NMSU economist addresses economic impact of COVID-19

NMSU Economist

DATE: 03/20/2020WRITER: Carlos Andres Lopez, 575-646-1955, carlopez@nmsu.eduCONTACT: Christopher Erickson, chrerick@nmsu.edu

As the new virus that causes COVID-19 continues to sow economic chaos across the world, longtime New Mexico State University econom...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

NMSU Extension agents offer tips for stocking up during COVID-19 pandemic

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A specialist with the New Mexico State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences is offering useful tips on how to properly plan for self-isolation during the COVID-19 global pandemic.Sonja Koukel, Family Health and Wellness specialist for the NMS...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

ROADRUNNER TRANSIT TO REDUCE SERVICE HOURS EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23

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In our continued efforts to limit large public gatherings and in response to a reduction in bus operators, the City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit and Dial-a-Ride will begin running on a reduced weekday service schedule starting, Monday March 23, and wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

ROADRUNNER TRANSIT TO REDUCE SERVICE HOURS EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23

In our continued efforts to limit large public gatherings and in response to a reduction in bus operators, the City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit and Dial-a-Ride will begin running on a reduced weekday service schedule starting, Monday March 23, and wi...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: March 20, 2020

State Medicaid Program and Superintendent of Insurance issue new requirements to promote telemedicin

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SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Medicaid Program is now requiring managed care organizations to reimburse doctors, behavioral health providers and other health care professionals for telephone and video patient visits until the end of the COVI...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statement from Mayor Miyagishima on 1st COVID-19 Case in Dona Ana County

Mayor Ken Miyagishima

A Dona Ana County resident, a male in his 20s, has tested positive for COVID-19 according to information provided by the governor’s office. This is the first reported case to date in this area.

The following is a statement from Mayor Ken Miyagish...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statement from Mayor Miyagishima on 1st COVID-19 Case in Dona Ana County

Mayor Ken Miyagishima

A Dona Ana County resident, a male in his 20s, has tested positive for COVID-19 according to information provided by the governor’s office. This is the first reported case to date in this area.

The following is a statement from Mayor Ken Miyagish...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 43

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced eight additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • A female in Bernalillo County in her teens
  • Two males in Bernalillo County ...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Canceled: Three Lush & Lean Workshops and Children’s Water Festival

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Due to the abundance of caution and in keeping with state requirements with COVID-19, Las Cruces Utilities Water Conservation Program will be cancelling three Lush and Lean Workshops that were to be held at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, which is c...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Provides Continuous Televised COVID-19 Coverage

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The City of Las Cruces is dedicating its government access channel, CLC TV, Comcast channel 20, to information about COVID-19 as it impacts the Las Cruces area.

The programming consists of information from the governor’s office, New Mexico, Depar...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center as of March 19, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center

March 19, 2020

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, kjameson@lcps.net / 575-639-2121

  • City of Anthony

The main lobby at the City remains open to only 10 people at a time on abbreviated hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their Motor Vehicle Divi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Las Cruces

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing drive-thru COVID-19 coronavirus screening at the following two locations in Las Cruces:

Friday, March 20th

Las Cruces Public Health Office ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Las Cruces

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing COVID-19 coronavirus testing Friday, March 20th in Las Cruces, NM with time and location to be announced today, March 19th.

 Priority testing will be ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Las Cruces

COVID-19

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing COVID-19 coronavirus testing Friday, March 20th in Las Cruces, NM with time and location to be announced today, March 19th.

 Priority testing will be ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Department of Health providing COVID-19 testing in Las Cruces

COVID-19

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing COVID-19 coronavirus testing Friday, March 20th in Las Cruces, NM with time and location to be announced tomorrow, March 19th.

Priority te...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

NEW MEXICO SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY: TAKE AND EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

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Albuquerque, NM, March 18, 2020– The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course to help New Mexico business at this critical time for our state’s economic recovery.

During this time...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 19, 2020

NEW MEXICO SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY: TAKE AND EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

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Albuquerque, NM, March 18, 2020– The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course to help New Mexico business at this critical time for our state’s economic recovery.

During this time...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

New Mexico to order additional closures to limit spread of COVID-19

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SANTA FE – New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel will strengthen her previously issued public health order to include additional mandatory closures and guidelines to stem the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico.

The new public health emergency or...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

New public health order in effect

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SANTA FE – The public health order issued March 19 by Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel temporarily strengthens earlier orders to include additional mandatory closures and guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 disease.

The order en...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Public Health Emergency Precautions at MVRDA

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In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) is instituting the following procedures pursuant to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Mexico Department of Health (...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

SCAM ALERT: AG Balderas Issues COVID-19 Scam Alert and Safety Advisory to New Mexican Consumers

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Santa Fe, NM---Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a consumer safety advisory, warning New Mexican consumers of various scams related to the coronavirus outbreak. This advisory comes in the wake of many reports to the Office of the Attorney Gen...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Animal Control to Focus Attention on High Priority Calls

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Las Cruces Animal Control, part of the Las Cruces Police Department, will maintain operations during the current public health emergency but will focus primary attention to calls deemed high priority.

Calls considered to be high priority for Animal Control...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

ASCMV Taking Steps to Decrease Population

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Beginning Thursday, March 19, the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) will implement changes to reduce the number of animals coming into the Center.

Healthy stray animals from the public will not be accepted for impoundment. “Str...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Closes Recreation Areas to Reduce Group Gathering

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Following guidance from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health-related to limiting large public gatherings, the City of Las Cruces has closed certain parks and recreation areas to reduce the number of people who gather.

The fol...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Closes Recreation Areas to Reduce Group Gathering

young adults skate boarding

Following guidance from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health-related to limiting large public gatherings, the City of Las Cruces has closed certain parks and recreation areas to reduce the number of people who gather.

The fol...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Expands COVID-19 Alert Center

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces has expanded the online COVID-19 Alert Center it initiated on March 12, to include a wider range of updated information to help keep residents informed of the latest coronavirus news impacting the Las Cruces area.

Information include...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/18/2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center  March 18, 2020   

  1. City of Anthony 

No report.   

  1. City of Sunland Park 

A few changes todayThe Community Economic ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

District 6 Team Up to Clean Up Event Canceled

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Consistent with and in support of the direction from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, who issued a public health emergency in New Mexico, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) is taking preca...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Las Cruces Recognized as Fittest City in New Mexico

Health and Fitness

The City of Las Cruces is recognized as the fittest city in New Mexico by Insurify. According to the insurance quotes comparison company, Las Cruces was selected for its excellent track record of supporting health and fitness.

Insurify analyzed communities...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Las Cruces Recognized as Fittest City in New Mexico

Health and Fitness

The City of Las Cruces is recognized as the fittest city in New Mexico by Insurify. According to the insurance quotes comparison company, Las Cruces was selected for its excellent track record of supporting health and fitness.

Insurify analyzed communities...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/17/2020

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COVID19 Joint Information CenterMarch 17, 2020

1. City of Anthony

No report Tuesday.

2. City of Sunland Park

No changes from yesterday – City is still using the two fire stations for quarantine. The library, since it is closed until April 6, will be...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

LCPD to Reduce Station Hours Amid Public Health Emergency

Residents and visitors can be assured the Las Cruces Police Department will have no reduction of officers on patrol – and all state and local laws will continue to be enforced – during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Out of an abu...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Updated Operational Changes for the City of Las Cruces Effective March 17

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Following guidance from Gov. Michelle Lujan
Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health, related to limiting largepublic gatherings to help reduce the spread of illnesses, the City of Las
Cruces has updated operational changes for City government....

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News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Updated Operational Changes for the City of Las Cruces Effective March 17

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Following guidance from Gov. Michelle Lujan
Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health, related to limiting largepublic gatherings to help reduce the spread of illnesses, the City of Las
Cruces has updated operational changes for City government....

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Utility Payments Still Accepted at City Hall and East Mesa Location

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While payments are still accepted at City Hall, to help reduce the spread of illnesses through person-to-person contact, customers of Las Cruces Utilities are encouraged to pay their utility bills in one of the ways listed below rather than payin...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Cambios Operacionales en Parques y Recreación

Ziggy Mascot

De acuerdo con la dirección de la Gobernadora Michelle Lujan Grisham, quien emitió una emergencia de salud pública en Nuevo México y en apoyo de la dirección, el Departamento de Parques y Recreaci&...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/16/2020

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COVID19 Joint Information CenterMarch 16, 2020 Updated: 1:37 p.m. 

  1. City of Anthony 

As of now, City Council meetings are canceled. The Motor Vehicle Division, City Hall Front Desk and Police Records and has limit...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

David Maestas Appointed Interim City Manager

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The Las Cruces City Council today, March 16, 2020, unanimously approved the appointment of David Maestas as Interim City Manager. Maestas immediately began his new duties.

The agreement adopted by the Council for Maestas’ appointment is for an in...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Public Attendance at City Council Meetings and Work Sessions

City Council Meeting

Following guidance from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health-related to limiting large public gatherings, attendance at City Council meetings and the work session are now capped at 50 attendees who are asked to practice soci...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Tránsito RoadRUNNER Elimina Temporalmente las Tarifas

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En respuesta a la propagación de COVID-19, también conocido como coronavirus, la ciudad de Las Cruces, el Tránsito RoadRUNNER y Dial-a-Ride está tomando una serie de medidas de precaución.

A partir del...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Ball Fields Use Suspended

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Leagues and associations that commonly use the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation athletic ball fields are suspending practices, league play, and tournaments until further notice. All involved have agreed that it is in the best interest to suspend ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Ball Fields Use Suspended

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Leagues and associations that commonly use the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation athletic ball fields are suspending practices, league play, and tournaments until further notice. All involved have agreed that it is in the best interest to suspend ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 13, 2020

RoadRUNNER Transit Temporarily Eliminates Fares

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In response to the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, the City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit and Dial-a-Ride are taking a series of precautionary actions.

Effective Monday, March 16, RoadRUNNER Transit buses and Dial-a-Ride will be fare-...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

ROADRUNNER TRANSIT TO OFFER REDUCED FARE

In response to the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, the City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit and Dial-a-Ride are taking the following precautions:

Effective Monday, March 16, RoadRUNNER Transit buses and Dial-a-Ride will be fare...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: March 12, 2020

No Known Cases of COVID-19 in Las Cruces City Operations Continue as Normal

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As of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 there were no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Las Cruces and City operations continued as normal. No events had been canceled at that time; however, the City of Las Cruces is taking additional precautions to help mitigate...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., is excited to announce that registration is open for Spring 2020 Studio Programs Art Classes. Classes for Session 3 start April 16, 2020, and run through May 23, 2020. Registration ends April 11.

The Studio Pr...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

City Monitoring Coronavirus

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We at the City of Las Cruces are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. The latest information impacting the Las Cruces area is available here. We encourage you to visit the site often for updates.

 You can prevent the s...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Transfer of a Liquor License - The Lazy Dog Billiards Club

Las Cruces City Hall

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of a Transfer of Ownership and Change of Location of Inter-Local Dispenser Liquor License No. 2661 with on Premise Consumption Only with ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

William Studer Jr. Steps Down as Interim City Manager David Maestas will Become Interim City Manager

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William “Bill” Studer, Jr. has stepped down as Interim City Manager for the City of Las Cruces and will be replaced by David Maestas, who has been serving as the City’s Public Works Director.

The changes in City administration...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

From the Ground Up: Las Cruces Utilities Lush and Lean Series

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/6/20

It’s an uncommonly dark morning, with a threatening rain in the distance. William Lindemann, Ph.D. (retired soil science professor) is stopping by New Mexico State ...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Guitarist Adam Hawley to Headline 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the artists for the 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest, which will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.

Headlining this year’s...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Las Cruces Fire Department Adds Mobile Integrated Healthcare Van

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The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) has added to its fleet a Mobile Integrated Healthcare Transport van.

The vehicle will be used by LCFD’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) program to transport at-risk City residents in the program to alterna...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

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Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

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Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

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Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Photo of several UTV or Utility Terrain Vehicles side by side

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

The new City ordinance, which takes effect March 13, will allow s...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Guitarist Adam Hawley to Headline 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest

image of Adam Hawley holding a guitar and Lindsey Webster

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the artists for the 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest, which will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.

Headlining this year’s...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

UTVs Allowed

Photo of several UTV or Utility Terrain Vehicles side by side

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 1, 2020

First Las Cruces Utilities Intern Graduates to Full-Time Position

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 03/01/20

In 2017 the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Board of Commissioners approved the initiative to establish a new LCU Internship Program, due to the increasing difficulty in hiring and ...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 28, 2020

“Earth Day Every Day” Celebrating 50-Year Anniversary of Earth Day

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This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to commemorate the legacy of what is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, the City of Las Cruces will declare Earth Day 2020 as not just a day but a month-long celebration cal...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Beautify the Team Up to Clean Up Way!

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Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti, and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way!

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will begin the next cycle of Team Up to Clean ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Beautify the Team Up to Clean Up Way!

Group of people cleaning up areas.

Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti, and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way!

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will begin the next cycle of Team Up to Clean ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Know Yourself as You Know Your Plants! Lush and Lean 2020

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 02/28/20

This might be a great time to walk around gardens in Las Cruces, including the beautiful landscaping at City Hall, to simply observe. Observe and see which plants are doing...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Kudos to Juan Molina

Juan Molina

To: Juan Molina with the Gas Department

From: Lorenzo Hernandez Jr, Asst. Engineer 

A Kudos callout to Juan Molina with the Gas Department for going above and beyond for the Alameda Estates Reconstruction Project. Mr. Molina was called out to chang...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Lucha Libre: Stories from The Ring Coming March 6 to Branigan Cultural Center

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Come to Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Friday, March 6, 2020 through Saturday, June 13, 2020 for Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring, an exhibit that tells the history of lucha libre, its connections to the border region, and the ...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day Returns

A photo of the 2019 Volunteer Fair and Giving Day at Plaza de Las Cruces

The ninth annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day returns to the Plaza de Las Cruces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020. Admission is free.

The event will be in conjunction with the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market and will showcase more than ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day Returns

A photo of Volunteer Fair and Giving Day, in 2019, at Plaza de Las Cruces

The ninth annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day returns to the Plaza de Las Cruces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020. Admission is free.

The event will be in conjunction with the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market and will showcase more than ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2020

Natural Gas Supply Helps Las Cruces Customers Save

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/23/20

Due to technology advances Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has seen a steady reduction in the cost of gas that it passes on directly to utility customers. It’s up to Ma...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 18, 2020

50th Police Academy

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Seize the opportunity to be a part of History.

Join the Las Cruces Police Department.

Now taking applications for its historic 50th Police Academy.

February 18 - April 21.

Apply Here

Applicant Requirements

• 19 Years of Age by Start Date of the Police ...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Associates Instruct Peers at “Short School”

PHOTO 1 Filiberto Aguirre Short School

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

It was the 65th year of the New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association (NMWWA) Annual School and this year it came to Hotel Encanto the last week in January 2020.

With vendors and classes galore, utility operators and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 17, 2020

LCU Internship Program

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The Las Cruces Utilities Internship Program is a competitive program that awards Internships to students interested in, or currently pursuing, an Associate Degree in Water Technology - leading to a career in water and wastewater operations. Learn more her...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Associates Instruct Peers at “Short School”

PHOTO 1 Filiberto Aguirre Short School

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/14/20

It was the 65th year of the New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association (NMWWA) Annual School and this year it came to Hotel Encanto the last week in January 2020. With vend...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 9, 2020

LUSH AND LEAN 2020: A CLEAR VISION OF GARDENING SUCCESS!

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/9/20

Want a lush landscape this year, while keeping your water bill lean? Get ready! Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is gearing up to host its ever-popular, free-to-attend “L...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Challenge: Name Our Little Sewer Truck

Little Truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/7/20

Last spring, Hillrise Elementary students rose to the challenge of naming the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) water conservation roadrunner sculpture. “Aguacito&rdqu...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

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The national search for a new city manager for the City of Las Cruces has officially begun. Well-qualified candidates may apply electronically to The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The application is accessed by selecting the blue &...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library

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Love movies? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

At 5 p.m. on the second Wed...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

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Love movies? Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each mont...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

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Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces has increased from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. The tipped wage has increased fro...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

Woman putting coins into a pig bank

Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces has increased from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. The tipped wage has increased fro...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Engaging Las Cruces Podcast

Podcast Newsflash

Robert talks about the many other programs the City offers for youth including Teen Connections, After School and many more.

Listen here Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

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Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

November 1 - January 4, 2020

Museum of Art

491 N. Main St.

541.2137

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features serigraphs, relief prints, and lithographs by artists based primarily from El Paso, Albuquerque, and Tucson. In addition, ...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

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Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

Exhibition by Leslie Coburn Hudson

October 4 – January 25

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

This exhibition highlights the remarkable record of Las Cruces and the surrou...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

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Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

July 5 - October 19, 2019 

Learn about the history of the oldest neighborhood in Las Cruces. Enjoy community photographs and stories from the Mesquite Historic District, and share your o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

River Stories

River-Stories

River Stories

Exhibit by Zeke Pena

August 2 – September 21, 2019

Explore narratives of oral history, folklore, and popular culture unique to indigenous and Latinx communities living along the Rio Grande.

Branigan Cultural Center 501 N. Main St. 541....

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

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Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

September 21 – October 26, 2019

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a Commitment to Residents

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a commitment to residents and visitors that the City is dedicated to the health and welfare of the community through investment in parks and recreation facilities. The Parks & Recreation Mas...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Get Notified of City News and Stay Informed!

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The City of Las Cruces would like to inform you that you can now sign-up for all kinds of City news! Simply click on the link to the Notify Me sign-up page. You'll have numerous options to select, from Community Alerts, the City Manager Report, Parks and ...

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Notify Me Hot Topics
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Animal of the Month: Big Bend Slider

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Animal of the Month July 2019: Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) 

Also known as the Mexican Plateau Slider, this species of turtle is endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This species of turtle is only found in the Rio ...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Lower Rates and Longer Hours

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RoadRUNNER Transit will be more affordable than ever beginning Saturday, June 1 when the new lower rate for adult and reduced rate day passes goes into effect. Transit users can take same day, unlimited rides anywhere in the city by purchasing a Day Pass ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise,” is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Amends Transit Tariff

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Customers
of RoadRUNNER Transit will pay less for day passes as one of the benefits thatcome with the approval of the amendment to the RoadRUNNER transit tariff, which
was approved by City Council at the Monday, May 20 City Council meeting. Withthe ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Personal to Political

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There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press presents fourteen artists who capture the personal narratives an...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 3, 2019

The Front Porch

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Storm Sermay's photographs provide a survey of local front porches, offering a unique glimpse into life and culture in Las Cruces.

May 3, 2019 - July 20, 2019 at Branigan Cultural Center

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 1, 2019

From the Ground up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition

Ceramics

Museum of Art

August 2, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Ceramic artists living and working throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the United States exhibit utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. From the Ground Up is a biennial exhibition brought to you by the Museum o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Amending America

Amending America exhibit

Have you ever wondered how the Bill of Rights was created - and how it has been changed? This exhibit illustrates how America came to have the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records A...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2019

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On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Las Cruces became $10.10 per hour and $4.04 for tipped workers. Every employer shall post in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job, or the site where any employee works, a notice published by the City to infor...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Money Ranks Las Cruces the No. 3 Best Place to Go in U.S. in 2019!

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Just in time for spring break and summer vacations, MONEY ranks Las Cruces third in the United States as a place to visit in 2019.

Our community’s overall efforts to market Las Cruces as a travel destination are paying off. City government, our partners in...

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Community and Economic Development