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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Retired Law Enforcement Qualifications Planned

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The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct a safety and weapons qualification course for officers who have retired from LCPD and wish to maintain their qualifications.

This training begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the East Mesa Public Safety C...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Las Cruces Named in Top 11 List of Solo Female Travel Destinations

Womens Monument

Las Cruces was featured yet again for national recognition, this time in the top 11 travel destinations by the AARP Travel Center because of the city’s tributes to women in history. Mentioned was the Women Veterans Monument located in Veterans M...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Warn of ‘Threat to Harm’ Scam Telephone Calls

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Police are warning residents of a scam that appears to target businesses and includes telephonic threats to pay an unspecified amount of money or face the consequences of being physically harmed.

Las Cruces police have received at least three such reports ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Arrest Pair in Dec. 3 Armed Robbery

Anthony Gonzalez & Michael Hernandez

Police have arrested two men suspected in the Dec. 3 armed robbery of the Lohman Food Mart in Las Cruces.

Anthony Gonzalez, 22, of the 1500 block of Foster Road, and Michael Hernandez, 23, of the 500 block of south San Pedro Street, are charged with one se...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Motorist Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Faces Charges

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The
motorist suspected in the Oct. 25 fatal hit-and-run crash on Solano Drive hasbeen charged with a felony.

Daniel
R. Aranda, 34, of the 3300 block of Shady Grove Lane, is charged with athird-degree felony count of knowingly leaving the scene of an ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Spruce Street Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

Spruce Street between Campo Street and Solano Drive will have intermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Overlay Maintenance project. The work will begin on Wednesday, December, 11 and will last approximately two working days.

For the public&r...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

50 Plus Walking Program Winter 2020 (January-March Session)

Frank O'Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.

The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 13 weeks! It begins with 20-minute...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Tip-A-Cop Thursday at Chili’s

Tip a cop at chilis logo

Las Cruces police, Codes Enforcement and Animal Control officers are participating in a statewide Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics Thursday evening at the local Chili’s restaurant.

The Tip-A-Cop fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Subway Robbery Suspects Detained within Minutes of Crime

Lorena Ariana Marin, and Angelo Rey

One
of two people suspected of robbing a Las Cruces Subway restaurant Mondayevening was identified as an employee of the store.

Lorena
Ariana Marin, 22, and Angelo Rey Espinosa, 19, are both charged with one countof robbery. The charge is a third-deg...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Juveniles, ages 13 and 17, Suspected of Breaking into Lynn Middle School

Lynn Middle School Burglary and Vandalism picture

Two brothers – ages 13 and 17 – are suspected of breaking into Lynn Middle School on Sunday where they burglarized and vandalized the property.

Late Sunday afternoon, Las Cruces police were dispatched to Lynn Middle School after a custo...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces in New Podcast!

Srijana Basnyat and Udell Vigil

Las
Crucens have a great opportunity to help steer the future of their communitythrough Elevate Las Cruces! 

By
participating, residents can help decide where Las Cruces will grow, how itwill grow and what will be included in that growth.

Sen...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Woman Suspected of Swiping Purse and Stealing Shopper’s Car

Melanie Perez Arrest Mug

A Las Cruces woman suspected of swiping a purse from a shopping cart and stealing the 79-year-old victim’s vehicle was arrested Thursday after crashing the car on South Main Street.

Melanie Joy Perez, 25, of the 1600 block of Casita Court, is cha...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

North Telshor Boulevard Utility Upgrades

Road Work Ahead sign

Northbound traffic on N. Telshor Boulevard (near 100 North Telshor Blvd.) will experience a lane shift as part of the on-going wire utility upgrades by Conterra Networks. The lane shift will start on Tuesday, December 10, and may last approximately 2 work...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Coffee and Conversation with City Councilor Gill Sorg

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Councilor Gill Sorg is hosting an informal coffee meeting with District 5 residents at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Starbucks coffee house on 3981 Bataan Memorial West, which is on the corner at Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

This is an opportunity for res...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Winter Break Camp - Registration

Kids doing crafts

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering a 9-day Out-of-School Time camp that will continue to provide good winter fun indoors and out, with hands-on activities, crafts, and active games for all ages. The Winter Camp is for gra...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

E. Amador Ave. Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure with barrels

A temporary left lane closure will take place along the E.
Amador Avenue corridor as part of a fiber optics project. The project willaffect west bound traffic between S. Esperanza Street and Main Street beginning
on December 9 and possibly lasting unt...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Schedule Change for Channel Sizing Fitness Class

Aquatics Center

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department has announced schedulechanges to the Channel Sizing Fitness classes offered at the Las Cruces
Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Avenue. 

AfterFriday, December 6, the Friday eveni...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Knives to Threaten Partner

Dave Cecil Fraser Jr.

Police
arrested a man suspected of arming himself with a pair of kitchen knives andusing them to threaten his partner during a domestic dispute Thursday evening.

Dave
Cecil Fraser Jr., 40, of the 800 block of north 17th Street, ischarged with one fou...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Free Shuttle Service Available for City’s Holiday Festivities

A map of the downtown area with the buses stops

To
help residents enjoy the City of Las Cruces’ holiday festivities withoutparking hassles, RoadRUNNER Transit will once again offer free shuttle service
to the Old Fashioned Holiday Display, at the Railroad Museum, and the ChristmasTree Lighting Ce...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to attend any of the three public open houses for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan. The plan will guide future development and redevelopment in Las Cruces.

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Artventurous, in December, at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Print of the Sun

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday and join us in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on arts and crafts experience for the whole family! Each m...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Las Cruces Road Striping and Marking Work to Begin

Stripes on pavement

Various streets have been recently re-surfaced throughout Las Cruces will have striping and markings painted beginning Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The streets that will have striping and/or markings work are listed below:

  • Claude Dove Drive, from Telshor Boulev...
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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

Work
has begun, and will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, to install abooster pump at Sunrise Terrace Park, 1910 Craig Ave.

A
small section on the northeast side of the park will not be accessible to thepublic from  Tuesday, Dec. 3, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

East Mesa Public Recreational Complex GO Bond Project Discussion

Map of East Mesa Public Recreational Complex

The City of Las Cruces invites residents
to participate at the East Mesa Public Recreational Complex (EMPRC) GeneralObligation (GO) Bond Project public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Doña
Ana Community College Auditorium, 2800 Sonoma...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

2020 Youth Cheer Program

Group of Cheerleaders

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for the upcoming 2020 Youth Cheer Program on Dec. 30, 2019 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

The program will be available to girls and boys ages 5 to 10 w...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

ADA ramps and sidewalks
will be installed on La Fonda Drive between Missouri and E. Idaho avenuesbeginning Monday, Dec. 2. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Jan. 24,
2020. This schedule is subject to change. 

For the public&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to participate in an online survey for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan.

The comprehensive plan will set a vision to guide future development and redevelopment within our commu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Red Hawk Golf Road Closure

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Red Hawk Golf Road from the north side of Sienna Avenue to the Arroyo Road round-about will be closed to thru traffic beginning November 12. The closure is expected to last 2 months while Morrow Enterprises, Inc. completes roadway construction.

Access to t...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

image of old movie records

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 24, 2019

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

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Join the Branigan Cultural Center Tuesday, November 12, 2019, through Tuesday, January 7, 2020, for “Bandits & Heroes, Poets and Saints,” an exhibit that explores how cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is open for Fall 2019 Studio Programs Art Classes. Spaces are still open for Session 2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019, to Dec. 21, 2019.

The Studio Programs Art Classes exist to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

Road Work Ahead sign

  • East Mesa Avenue (between Porter Dr. and east end)
  • Blue Mountain Drive (between Norte Vista Dr. and Star View Dr.)
  • Coyote Flats Street (between Village Dr. and Peachtree Hills Rd.)
  • Moon View Drive (between Porter Dr. and Peachtree Hills Dr.)
  • High Desert Drive...
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