News Flash

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

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

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 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 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.

Officers ...

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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

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,

Dropping the water ...

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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 City Manager Report
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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