News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2019

Animal Control Ordinance

Several cats outside one drinking milk from a bowl.

Residents are asked to provide public input on the City’s animal control ordinance, Chapter 7 of the municipal code. In addition to some routine cleanup of the wording, there are some important changes proposed to the ordinance. The ordinance ma...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 22, 2019

BBQ Cookoff and Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics

people enjoying barbecue at park

The Las Cruces Police Department is hosting a Backyard BBQ Cookoff and Cornhole Tournament on June 15 with proceeds benefitting New Mexico Special Olympics.

Registration for the Backyard BBQ Cookoff will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Apodaca Park, ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Council Preview

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 for a Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) board meeting and then for a work session. The TIDD board meeting and the work session will be in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. M...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Wins Prestigious Telly Awards

Telly Award winners

The City of Las Cruces has won five Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television productions across all screens.

The City received a Gold Telly Award in cinematography for the promotional video, “Slot Canyon,” won by Karla Walton, communic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Wins Prestigious Telly Awards

CityofLC_Telly2019

The City of Las Cruces has won five Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television productions across all screens.

The City received a Gold Telly Award in cinematography for the promotional video, “Slot Canyon,” won by Ka...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Learn Tai Chi at the Branigan Cultural Center with the NMSU Confucius Institute.

Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., and all City of Las Cruces museums will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings from June through August. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, come to the Branigan Cultural Center for a Tai Chi class in the m...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Special Wednesday Evening Program at the Railroad Museum

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St., with all City museums, will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings from June through August. On June 5, join us for a special evening class making a fun and unique “Morse Code” brace...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

The School Year Ends This Week in Las Cruces

Summer vacation is about to start for many students in Las Cruces. The last day of school for the Las Cruces Public Schools is Friday.

Classes in the Las Cruces Public Schools will only meet through Friday morning, and breakfast will available for students...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Two of Four Suspects Arrested in May 13 Shooting

Mug Shots

Las Cruces police arrested two of the men believed to be responsible for the May 13 shooting on Independence Loop and a warrant has been issued for one other suspect.

Adam Cardenas Jr., 23, and Robert Montoya, 20, were arrested last week and warrant has be...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Del Rey Boulevard Lane Closure

Del Rey Boulevard
between Northrise Drive and Mars Avenue will have a lane closure due toupgrades to Cable-Com’s infrastructures. The work will begin on Wednesday, May
22, 2019, and will last five working days. Driveway access to residents a...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Plan Workshop

Elevate Las Cruces Logo with Mountain outline and text

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to participate in a design workshop and open house activities as part of the Elevate Las Cruces comprehensive planning process. Beginning on May 28, 2019, the multi-day workshop will e...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Plan Workshop

Elevate Las Cruces Logo with Mountain outline and text

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to participate in a design workshop and open house activities as part of the Elevate Las Cruces comprehensive planning process. Beginning on May 28, 2019, the multi-day workshop will e...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

Image of half of a face showing ear with sound waves going in ear

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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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Phone Lines Down at Frenger Pool

Phone lines are down at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive and repair work has been scheduled. For information regarding Frenger Pool, call the Regional Aquatics Center at 575/541-2782. 

News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Amends Transit Tariff

RoadRUNNER Black and White Logo

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

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Amends Transit Tariff

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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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

“A Universe of Stories” Children’s Summer Reading Launch Day

5…4…3…2…1 - BLAST OFF to “A Universe of Stories” this summer in the Children’s Department at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library! The 2019 Children’s Summer Reading Program w...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Del Rey Boulevard Lane Closure

Del Rey Boulevard,
between Northrise Drive and Mars Avenue, will have a lane closure due toupgrades to Cable-Com’s infrastructures. The work will begin Wednesday, May 22,
2019, and will last five working days.

For the public’sconv...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Jones Road & Jordan Road Repaving Project

Jones Road from E. Boutz Road to Montana Avenue and Jordan Road from Monte Vista Avenue to Plain Street will be repaved as part of a City pavement replacement project. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained during construction.

The ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mandy Lane Repaving Project

Mandy Lane from Walnut Street east to the Staples parking lot entrance will be repaved by Renegade Construction as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Monday, May 20 and is scheduled to be complete by Friday, May 24. Work w...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Penny Place Repaving Project

Penny Place from Evelyn Street to East End is scheduled to be repaved as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Monday, May 20, and is estimated to conclude on Friday, May 24. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and as late as...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Roadrunner Parkway Fiber Optics Project

As part of a fiber optics project
along the Roadrunner Parkway corridor, the Roadrunner Parkway and Camino Coyoteintersection will have a temporary lane closure for two days beginning
Wednesday, May 22. Access to the surrounding businesses will be mai...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Staggered Closures of Downtown Parking Lots 3 and 4

 As part of the City’s continued improvement of public parking lots to enhance safety and the Las Cruces Downtown parking experience, Parking Lot 3 and its south entrance off east Las Cruces Avenue will be closed for one day, Wednesday,...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Summer Skills Camp to be Offered for Children 9 to 13

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a new pilot program, the Multi-Sports & Skills Camp, for ages 9 to 13, from 8 a.m. to noon June 24 through June 28, 2019 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. The Mult...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Consider a Career and Life Growth with Las Cruces Utilities

Utilities Intern

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Last September, Erik Medrano was about three weeks into a new internship with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). He was tired of working three jobs; he wanted a career that would set him up on a path to success. At the time,...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Law Enforcement Torch Run is Friday

Torch Run

Officers from all over southern New Mexico, including the Las Cruces Police Department and Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, will participate Friday in the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the New Mexico Special Olympics Summer Games.

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Law Enforcement Torch Run Set for May 24

Torch Run

Officers from all over southern New Mexico, including from the Las Cruces Police Department and Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, will participate in the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run next Friday in support of the New Mexico Special Olympics summer games...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Memorial Day Schedule 2019

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures:

  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center
  • M...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Nichols Delivers Keynote Address at Run For The Wall Ceremony

Larry Nichols

The annual Run For The Wall wreath-laying ceremony was held this morning, May 17th, at Veterans Memorial Park, on Roadrunner Parkway. City Community Development Director Larry Nichols was the keynote speaker. Larry is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War.

R...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Office of Management & Budget Wins Budget Presentation Award

Budget Award

The City of Las Cruces Office of Management & Budget has once again received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

The Association Recognizes the Office...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Office of Management & Budget Wins Budget Presentation Award

The City of Las Cruces Office of Management & Budget has once again received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the City’s FY 2019 budget.

The Association Recognizes the Offic...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Princeton Drive Road Repaving Project

Princeton Drive from Alameda Boulevard to Harvard Drive will be repaved by Renegade Construction as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Wednesday, May 22 and is scheduled to be complete by Friday, May 24.

Work will take plac...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Woman Injured in Mobile Home Fire

Firefighters

A 56-year-old Las Cruces woman suffered second and third degree burns during an early morning fire and has been transported to a burn center in Lubbock, Texas.About 2:45 a.m. Friday, May 17, Las Cruces firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a single-wi...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Young Park Pond Water Level to be Lowered This Weekend

To ensure repairs have been successfully made to the pond at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave., crews with the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be dropping the pond’s water level this weekend, beginning May 18, 2019,

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Young Park Pond Water Level to be Lowered This Weekend

To ensure repairs have been successfully made to the pond at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave., crews with the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be dropping the pond’s water level this weekend, beginning May 18, 2019,

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

“A Universe of Stories” Adult Summer Reading Program

“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library’s 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program. Explore the wonders of our universe and learn about the solar system. Patrons are invited to try something new: lea...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

2019 Summer Recreation Program Lottery Registration Update

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Recreation Program lottery draw has selected the individuals who registered for the program for the following locations:

  • Camino Real Middle School
  • Sierra Middle School
  • Picacho Middle...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

4th of July Celebration Schedule

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) will once again team 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.,...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Chalk Marks the Spot for Elevate Las Cruces

elevate logo

The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will hold a “chalk the walk” activity with the Youth Services Weed & Seed program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 in conjunction with the next phase of the Elevate ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Community Development Report for April

Building graphic

The Construction Activity Report for April was released Friday, May 10, by the Community Development Department. Summary highlights and comparisons in the April report include:

  • The year-to-date permit valuation is $57.2 million, compared to $61.1 in 2018. ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Traffic Notice

As part of the Talavera High Pressure Gas Pipeline Extension project, the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard will have all lanes narrowed to one lane in each direction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday May 22, for constructi...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Public Design Workshop & Open Houses

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to participate in a design workshop and open house activities as part of the Elevate Las Cruces comprehensive planning process. Beginning on May 28, 2019, the multi-day workshop will e...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Gee’s Bend Quilters at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

quilts

The Las Cruces Museum of Art will present the artistic culture of the Gee’s Bend Quilters, followed by an activity with all materials provided by the museum, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

The Gee’s Bend Quilters are from Boyki...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Opportunities for Las Cruces Youth

The City of Las Cruces has immediate job opportunities for area youth:

Youth Conservation Corps Summer Crew Member - $10.70 - $13/hour

Participates in the set-up, monitoring, takedown, and maintenance of irrigation system auditing equipment. Applies techniq...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

LCPD Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy

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The Las Cruces Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Academy that’s set to begin June 1.The academy is free but limited to 15 participants. Applications are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Mesa Public ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 16, 2019

LCU Board Action Memo

Utilities Logo

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Board of Commissioners met Thursday, May 9, 2019, for a Regular meeting. The board received information on the following topics as part of the Administrative Report, which included: customer service, billing and receivables,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Men Suspected of Using Stolen Credit Cards at Walmart

Crime Stoppers - Stolen Credit Cards collage

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two men suspected of using stolen credit cards at a Las Cruces Walmart store.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the two men who used...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Men Suspected of Using Stolen Credit Cards at Walmart

Suspects

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two men suspected of using stolen credit cards at a Las Cruces Walmart store.Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the two men who used...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Police Academy

Police Cadets

Police Academy

The Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) is now accepting applications for cadets for the 49th Police Academy. Applications will be accepted until June 24, 2019. Please apply for the Police Cadet position here.

What It Takes to Be a Cadet

Appli...

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Apply to be Police Cadet City Manager Report
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Police Academy

Police Cadets

Police Academy

The Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) is now accepting applications for cadets for the 49th Police Academy. Applications will be accepted until June 24, 2019. Please apply for the Police Cadet position here.

What It Takes to Be a Cadet

Appli...

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Apply to be Police Cadet Hot Topics
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Police Academy

Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is accepting applications for its 49th training academy that’s set to begin in January. 

Applications for LCPD’s training academy must be received no later than June 24. LCPD’s academy...

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Apply to be Police Cadet Public Safety
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Rio Grande Theatre June 2019 Schedule

June 1: Immortal Wars Double Feature   

The event will feature an introduction and Q&A with film creator and Las Cruces native, Joe Lujan. See the original movie, followed by the Las Cruces premiere of the newest installment in the Imm...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

South Telshor Boulevard ADA Improvement Project

As part of an ADA improvement project along the south Telshor Boulevard corridor, south Telshor will have a temporary north bound lane closure from Huntington Drive to Fairway Drive for eight weeks beginning Monday, May 20. Access to the surrounding resid...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Free Swim Days 2019

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim days this summer at the City’s outdoor pools: East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Rd., and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho Ave.

Free swim days will be from noon to...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Las Cruces Mayor Plans Bicycle Ride for National Bike Month

Mayors Bike Ride Map

Residents with bicycles are welcomed to join Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 for the 2019 Mayor’s Annual Bike Ride event commemorating National Bike Month. Initiated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956, National Bike ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Routine Road Maintenance on West University Avenue

City of Las Cruces Streets Management crews will be conducting routine maintenance on West University Avenue and Main Street, beginning Monday, May 20. Work may continue through Friday, May 24. This schedule is subject to change due to weather.

For the pub...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Run For The Wall Returns to Las Cruces Thursday Night

Motorcycles and their riders on Roadrunner Parkway

The 30th annual Run For The Wall began Wednesday, May 15th in Ontario, California and will again stop in Las Cruces from Thursday night through early Friday morning.

Hundreds of motorcycles are expected to arrive in Las Cruces shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thurs...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Assistant Utilities Director Selected

Delilah_Walsh

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) announced Tuesday, May 14, the hiring of Delilah Walsh as assistant utilities director effective July 22, 2019.

Walsh is the Socorro county manager, a position she’s had since 2009. She is responsible for all operationa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Nicest Place: Las Cruces

Photo of Las Cruces with mountains in the background

Is Las Cruces the Nicest Place in America? If you think so and want to share the reasons you believe it is, the City of Las Cruces is encouraging you to share your story. Each year, Readers Digest asks the question “Do you live in the nicest place in Amer...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Nicest Place: Las Cruces

Las Cruces Cityscape

Is Las Cruces the Nicest Place in America? If you think so and want to share the reasons you believe it is, the City of Las Cruces is encouraging you to share your story. Each year, Readers Digest asks the question “Do you live in the nicest place in Amer...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Asylum Seekers FAQ

Image of Asylum Seekers

Is Las Cruces a sanctuary city? No. City Council has never designated Las Cruces a sanctuary city. To do so must be through a resolution in a vote of the City Council at a public meeting.

Did City Council ask that asylum seekers be brought to Las ...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Kudos to Sign Shop

Sign Shop Crew

To: Traffic Management/Sign Shop

From: Vannah Peterson, Acting Administrative Assistant

A Las Cruces Citizen called to say "Thanks for fixing the stop signs on either end of Cherokee Circle, [work] was done promptly and is appreciated.

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities' 8th Annual Children's Water Festival

demo at the children's water festival

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/6/2019

More than 800 fourth grade students, along with their educators and dozens of volunteers gathered in Young Park for the 8th Annual Children’s Water Festival sponsored...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Become a Part of Las Cruces Utilities: Internship Opportunities Open Now

Utilities Intern

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

The first two interns for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) have had a busy year - and not just at work. Bryan Eakins is a new father and Errol Lockett is a new husband. Now, they also have a path for a career to provide sta...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Become a Part of Las Cruces Utilities: Internship Opportunities Open Now

Utilities Intern

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/5/2019

The first two interns for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) have had a busy year - and not just at work. Bryan Eakins is a new father and Errol Lockett is a new husband. Now, they als...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Children's Water Festival: Bee-ing good to the Environment is Good for Us All

Water Festival demostration

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/5/2019

The children bend toward the live bees on the table, shifting and inching close bit by bit to see them inside the glass frame of the observation hive. At the Las Cruces Utiliti...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Images 'N Iron - Patient through Valley Drive Road Reconstruction

Kneeling Iron Man

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels 

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/5/2019

Conrad Estrada is determined to stay patient and positive about the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive. Estrada start...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Images 'N Iron - Patient through Valley Drive Road Reconstruction

Kneeling Iron Man

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels 

Conrad Estrada is determined to stay patient and positive about the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive. Estrada started Images ‘N Iron in 1998, but ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Kudos to Web Team

Image of Web Team

To: Web Team

From: Jamey Rickman, Community Outreach Manager

The City of Las Cruces has a new and improved website thanks to the hard work of Trish Weaver, who served as project manager for this initiative over several months, and Matt Hartman, both of whom...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Personal to Political

Personal-to-Political_image

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

The-Front-Porch

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 2, 2019

2019 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

Electric Light Parade Float

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department isaccepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2019 Electric Light
Parade. This year’s parade theme is “America Rocks!”

Theparade will begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Apodaca P...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 2, 2019

2019 Summer Program Lottery Registration

Summer Recreation Graphic

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting lottery registration applications for both sessions of the Summer Recreation Program beginning Monday, April 29, thru Saturday, May 11, at the following locations during regular busines...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Kudos to Kassidee Plumley

Image of Kassidee Plumley

Officer Kassidee Plumley received accolades and thank you from a citizen on Desert Greens Drive. While on patrol in the early morning, Officer Plumley noticed an open garage door at a residence and stopped to investigate. The resident was unaware the gara...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Team Up to Clean Up!

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful Graphic

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will launch its latest neighborhood beautification program called “Team Up to Clean Up!” with a neighborhood cleanup in District 2 from 8 a.m. to noon on March 16. Residents are encouraged to gather their neighbors and cle...

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Parks and Recreation
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: May 1, 2019

Kudos to East Mesa Public Safety Complex Staff

Image of Public Safety Complex

To: East Mesa Public Safety Complex Staff

From: Garry Lambright, Safety Officer

I wanted to take a moment and recognize the support and staff of the East Mesa Safety Complex. Not only were the people friendly but their endeavors on creating a safe work envi...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: May 1, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Celebrates Extended Service Hours with Fare Free Week

RoadRUNNER
Transit will celebrate the launch of extended service hours for fixed busroutes and Dial-a-Ride paratransit service with Fare Free Week beginning
Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 18. New service hours go into effect onMonday, May 13.&...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Transportation Day Railroad Museum

Caboose

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10am-2pm

Railroad Museum

Join the Las Cruces Railroad Museum for the 12th annual Transportation Day event.  This year, in addition to model trains and historic re-enactments, a variety of large vehicles - fire trucks, police ...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Kudos to Angel Benavente

Image of Angel Benavente

To: Angel Benavente, Building Operations & Services Supervisor

From: Mike Kinney, Project Manager

As you are aware, we encountered an issue on Wednesday when it was learned that, due to miscommunication, the key cores for the new doors at the ASCMV Admi...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: April 7, 2019

A Passion for Welding Benefits ALL Gas Customers

man welding

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 4/7/2019

Ruben Garcia has been welding since he was in high school. He first received his welding certificate in 1997 for tank building under ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engine...

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Utilities
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: April 2, 2019

Arbor Day Tree Give Away

Tree Planting

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department was recently awarded a grant for 100 native and climate-adapted trees by the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program. The City will offer the trees to residents of Las Cruces as part of an Arbor Day giv...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Great American Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 13

litter clean up

The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful and New Mexico Clean and Beautiful will host this year’s Great American Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13. Volunteers will then be treated to a free lunch hosted by Walmart....

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show

Recycle Fashion Show

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will host the 7th annual Reuse & Recycle Fashion Show in honor of Earth Day. The show will present outfits made from reused and recycled materials. 

KLCB is curre...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Building/Business Licenses

Graphic of Business License Text

As of December 2018 the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department completed the implementation of online building permits & business registrations.

We are here to help you! If you have questions about the transition or need assistance please ...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Building/Business Licenses

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As of December 2018 the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department completed the implementation of online building permits & business registrations.

We are here to help you! If you have questions about the transition or need assistance please ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Capital Improvement Projects

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Las Cruces now has a new way to find out about the City’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These are projects that impact the quality of life in the community and focus on streets, parks, city buildings or facilities, water quality, energy, a...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Capital Improvement Projects

Image of Construction Workers

Las Cruces now has a new way to find out about the City’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These are projects that impact the quality of life in the community and focus on streets, parks, city buildings or facilities, water quality, energy, a...

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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

Minimum Wage 2019

Graphic of Minimum Wage Text

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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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
Posted on: March 7, 2019

2019 Mayor's Jazz Fest

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The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce theartists for the 2019 Mayor’s Jazz Fest, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday,
May 26th, at the Plaza de Las Cruces.  

Openingthis year’s Mayor’s Jazz Fest w...

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Parks and Recreation