News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Council Preview for Nov. 18, 2019

A group photo of the 2019 Las Cruces Council

The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 in Council Chambers at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

The meeting will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Kudos to the Codes Enforcement - Golden Shield Program

Image of Code Enforcement Golden Shield Program volunteers

To: The Codes Enforcement - Golden Shield Program

From: Kitty Romero, Resident

Ms. Kitty Romero called the City Managers Office to say Thank you to the members of the Golden Shield Program for coming out this morning to clean her yard. She just got out of t...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Road Closures to Begin Monday, Nov. 18

Las Cruces Airport Building

Travelers on
Zia Boulevard, at Las Cruces International Airport, will be restricted to traffic entering the West side of the Airport from Nov. 18, 2019, until Dec. 6,2019. Sandoval Construction, contractors for the project, will be working on
the new ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 15, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30

A logo for New Mexico State University athletics

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and away events of interest of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The sc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Water Outage Late Monday Night in Sequoia Avenue Neighborhood

WaterDrop

Residents in the following areas will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Man’s Construction, under contract with New Mexico Department of Transportation, will be tying in the new Avenida...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Water Outage Late Monday Night in Sequoia Avenue Neighborhood

WaterDrop

Residents in the following areas will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Man’s Construction, under contract with New Mexico Department of Transportation, will be tying in the new Avenida de Mesill...

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Public Works News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Water Outage Scheduled for Portion of West Brown Road Neighborhood

WaterDrop

Residents in the following areas will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Man’s Construction, under contract with New Mexico Department of Transportation, will be tying in the new Aven...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Water Outage Scheduled for Portion of West Brown Road Neighborhood

WaterDrop

Residents in the following areas will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Man’s Construction, under contract with New Mexico Department of Transportation, will be tying in the new Avenida de Mes...

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Public Works News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

“Super Scientists” Drop-in Activities at the Museum of Nature & Science

Kids doing Science in Water

The
Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Super Scientists,”drop-in activities from 10 a.m. to noon on listed Saturdays. Entry to the
museum and the program is free, and no registration is required. The drop-inactivities are app...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: November 14, 2019

“Super Scientists” Drop-in Activities at the Museum of Nature & Science

Kids doing Science in Water

The
Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Super Scientists,”drop-in activities from 10 a.m. to noon on listed Saturdays. Entry to the
museum and the program is free, and no registration is required. The drop-in...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

“The Beautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles” at Branigan Library

Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles

The public is invited to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E.
Picacho Ave., at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 for the presentation “TheBeautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles.”

Hand block printing on cotton fabric by means of carved wood...

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Library News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

“The Beautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles” at Branigan Library

Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles

The public is invited to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E.
Picacho Ave., at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 for the presentation “TheBeautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles.”

Hand block printing on cotton fabric by ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

5 Burglary Suspects Caught with Items Stolen from Unknown Locations

image of Aldo Nava mug shot

A 20-year-old man and four juveniles are suspected in a string of auto burglaries committed Wednesday evening and Las Cruces police are trying to reunite some of the stolen property with their rightful owners.

Aldo Nava, 20, of the 800 block of Watson Lane...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “VA Benefits: Are You Missing out?”

Person Holding a Veterans Sign

Because of their service in the military, Thomas Branigan
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., wants to make sure veterans know about theVeterans Administration benefits they are entitled to. Whether they
served at home or abroad, whether they serve...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “VA Benefits: Are You Missing out?”

Person Holding a Veterans Sign

Because you served in the military, Thomas Branigan
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., wants to make sure you know about theVeterans Administration benefits you are entitled to receive. Whether you
served at home or abroad, whether you served 40 y...

Read on...

Library News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “VA Benefits: Are You Missing out?”

Person Holding a Veterans Sign

Because you served in the military, Thomas Branigan
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., wants to make sure you know about theVeterans Administration benefits you are entitled to receive. Whether you
served at home or abroad, whether you served 40 y...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Enforcement Operation Targets ATVs Prohibited on Las Cruces Roads

Police Badge

Police
are conducting an enforcement operation issuing citations to drivers ofall-terrain vehicles and off-highway recreational vehicles that are in violation
of the current City of Las Cruces ordinance.

Whetherthe vehicle is licensed or not, Las Cru...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Enforcement Operation Targets ATVs Prohibited on Las Cruces Roads

Police Badge

Police
are conducting an enforcement operation issuing citations to drivers ofall-terrain vehicles and off-highway recreational vehicles who are in violation
of the current City of Las Cruces ordinance.

Whetherthe vehicle is licensed or not, Las Cruc...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Enforcement Operation Targets ATVs Prohibited on Las Cruces Roads

Police Badge

Police
are conducting an enforcement operation issuing citations to drivers ofall-terrain vehicles and off-highway recreational vehicles who are in violation
of the current City of Las Cruces ordinance.

Whetherthe vehicle is licensed or not, Las Cruc...

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Public Safety
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Road Closures to Begin Monday, Nov. 18

Las Cruces Airport Building

Travelers on
Zia Boulevard, at Las Cruces International Airport, will be restricted fortraffic entering the West side of the Airport from Nov. 18, 2019, until Dec. 6,
2019. Sandoval Construction, contractors for the project, will be working onthe ne...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Road Closures to Begin Monday, Nov. 18

Las Cruces Airport Building

Travelers on
Zia Boulevard, at Las Cruces International Airport, will be restricted fortraffic entering the West side of the Airport from Nov. 18, 2019, until Dec. 6,
2019. Sandoval Construction, contractors for the project, will be working onthe ne...

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Public Works News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Man Suspected of Stabbing Wife to Death Now Jailed

Mug shot of Juan Lopez Banos

The man suspected of stabbing his wife to death and attempting suicide Saturday evening has been released from the hospital and is now booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center.

Juan Lopez-Banos, 44, of the 3100 block of Posada Court, is charged wit...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Reward Offered for Info on Critically Injured Man

Tom Henry

The
man found critically injured last week on west Madrid Avenue has died and LasCruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps
identify the person or persons responsible for his death.

About9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Reward Offered for Info on Critically Injured Man

Tom Henry

The
man found critically injured last week on west Madrid Avenue has died and LasCruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps
identify the person or persons responsible for his death.

About9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: November 13, 2019

American City & County Magazine Ranks Las Cruces as Sixth Best-Run U.S. City

View of the City and Mountains

Yet another U.S. magazine has rated the City of Las Cruces as one of the nation’s best run cities.

American City & County Magazine has ranked Las Cruces the sixth best-run U.S. city. The magazine’s ranking of the top 10 cities is based on information g...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 13, 2019

American City & County Magazine Ranks Las Cruces as Sixth Best-Run U.S. City

View of the City and Mountains

Yet another U.S. magazine has rated the City of Las Cruces as one of the nation’s best run cities.

American City & County Magazine has ranked Las Cruces the sixth best-run U.S. city. The magazine’s ranking of the top 10 cities is ba...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Be the First to Know: Las Cruces Utilities Launches Fast Alerts

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW - FINAL - (ALERT MESSAGES) NOV2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has a new tool to alert customers about utilities-related outages in their neighborhood or at their place of business. Whether it’s an emergency repair or a planned outage, that me...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Suspect Arrested in Monday Shooting Death on Telshor

Isaac Joe Vargas

Las Cruces police have arrested the man suspected in Monday afternoon’s shooting death of 33-year-old Isaiah Lara on south Telshor Boulevard.

Isaac Joe Vargas, 42, of the 900 block of Walker Trail in Dona Ana, N.M., is charged with a first-degree...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Suspect Arrested in Monday Shooting Death on Telshor

Isaac Joe Vargas

Las Cruces police have arrested the man suspected in Monday afternoon’s shooting death of 33-year-old Isaiah Lara on south Telshor Boulevard.

Isaac Joe Vargas, 42, of the 900 block of Walker Trail in Dona Ana, N.M., is charged with a first-degree felony co...

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Public Safety
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mayor Ken Miyagishima Discusses Ranked Choice Voting and His Plans for the Future

Image of Mayor Miyagishima's interview on the podcast

Las Cruces voters have elected their first mayor using Ranked Choice Voting. Ken Miyagishima will begin his fourth term as mayor, on Jan. 1, 2020, after defeating nine challengers in this year’s mayoral election.

Miyagishima shares his experience with Rank...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Newly Elected Mayor Ken Miyagishima Discusses Ranked Choice Voting and His Plans for the Future in N

Image of Mayor Miyagishima's interview on the podcast

Las Cruces voters have elected their first mayor using Ranked Choice Voting. Ken Miyagishima will begin his fourth term as mayor after defeating nine challengers in this year’s mayoral election.

Miyagishima shares his experience with Ranked Choic...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

NMDOT S. Valley Drive Improvement Project

image of street construction

As part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) south Valley Drive improvement project, Elm Street is experiencing a road closure today and tomorrow for through traffic between Sequoia Avenue and Aspen Avenue.

For the public’s conv...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Register now for Thanksgiving Break Camp

Image of someone doing an activity at Thanksgiving Break Camp

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering “Thanksgiving Break Camp” from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and at the same times on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27. The camp is for children from...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Register now for Thanksgiving Break Camp

Image of someone doing an activity at Thanksgiving Break Camp

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering “Thanksgiving Break Camp” from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27 for children grades kindergarten through five (K &am...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Register now for Thanksgiving Break Camp

Image of someone doing an activity at Thanksgiving Break Camp

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering “Thanksgiving Break Camp” from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27 for children grades kindergarten through five (K – 5). The camp will be ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Be the First to Know: Las Cruces Utilities Launches Fast Alerts

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW - FINAL - (ALERT MESSAGES) NOV2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/10/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has a new tool in the toolbox to alert customers to utilities-related outages in your neighborhood or place of business. Whether it’s a...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Affordable Housing Should be Affordable: Valley Homes

AFFORDABLE HOUSING SHOULD BE AFFORDABLE - FINAL - (VALLEY HOMES) NOV2019 (1)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/8/19

Just outside his office door, Craig Bullock has been watching the finishing touches of paint go up on his new “Valley Homes” sign on Valley Drive. He&...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Applicants Sought for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces has a new Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – or tow truck – is needed.

Previously, the City contracted wit...

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Wrecker Rotation Program Application City Manager Report
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Applicants Sought for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces has a new Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – or tow truck – is needed.

Previously, the...

Apply here...

Wrecker Rotation Program Application Hot Topics
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Applicants Sought for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces has a new Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – or tow truck – is needed.

Previously, the City contracted wit...

Apply here...

Wrecker Rotation Program Application News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

How to Harvest the Rain

Harvest in the Rain

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

You might be fascinated to know you can capture rainfall falling in sheets to use later as irrigation water for your lawn and garden. What comes down doesn’t all need to run down the yard, into the street, a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 7, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar from Nov. 9 through Nov. 23

A logo for New Mexico State University athletics

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and away events of interest of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The sc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Winter 2020 Adult Indoor Volleyball League Registration

Girls playing Vollleyball

The City of
Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers the following teamregistration dates for the upcoming 2020 Winter Adult Indoor Volleyball League.
The league will offer co-ed divisions in gold,silver, and bronze, as well as women&...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Winter 2020 Adult Indoor Volleyball League Registration

Girls playing Vollleyball

The City of
Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers the following teamregistration dates for the upcoming 2020 Winter Adult Indoor Volleyball League.
The league will offer co-ed divisions in gold,silver, and bronze, as well as women’s
c...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 6, 2019

2020 Youth Indoor Soccer League Registration

Children playing indoor soccer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual and returning team registration for the 2020 Youth Indoor Soccer League. *The league is offered to children ages 4 through 9 and league play will begin on January 11, 202...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents Informational Meeting for GED Seekers

Table with supplies

Have you been thinking about getting a high school equivalency
diploma? Don’t wait any longer. Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200E. Picacho Ave., at 9 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 to discuss options that will work for
you.

Information will b...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents Informational Meeting for GED Seekers

Table with supplies

Have you been thinking about getting a high school equivalency
diploma? Don’t wait any longer. Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200E. Picacho Ave., at 9 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 to discuss options that will work for
you.

Information about the GED an...

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Library News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents Informational Meeting for GED Seekers

Table with supplies

Have you been thinking about getting a high school equivalency
diploma? Don’t wait any longer. Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200E. Picacho Ave., at 9 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 to discuss options that will work for
you.

Information about ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport (LRU) Road Closures

Las Cruces Airport Water Tank

Travelers on
Wingspan Drive and Gasoline Alley (on the East side of Las Cruces InternationalAirport/LRU), will be occasionally restricted on the West side of Wingspan Dr.
between today and November 20.

Contractors willbe working on the new security g...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

West Park Drive Shoulder Work

Lane Closure (1)

West Park Drive,
near the intersection of Lee Whisman Street, will have shoulder work done dueto ongoing upgrades to Century Link Corp. infrastructures. The work will begin
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, and will last approximately two working days.

For the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

West Park Drive Shoulder Work

Lane Closure (1)

West Park Drive,
near the intersection of Lee Whisman Street, will have shoulder work done dueto ongoing upgrades to Century Link Corp. infrastructures. The work will begin
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, and will last approximately two working days.

For the ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Red Hawk Golf Road Closure

image of street construction

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: November 3, 2019

What do you know about your Utilities services?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW - FINAL - ABOUT YOUR UTILITIES SERVICES (SURVEY) NOV2019 (003)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Among the usual active bustle at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in downtown, there was a different booth: Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) was seeking face-to-face responses to a Customer Survey. The booth was manned by New M...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 3, 2019

What do you know about your Utilities services?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW - FINAL - ABOUT YOUR UTILITIES SERVICES (SURVEY) NOV2019 (003)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/3/19

Among the usual active bustle of the Saturday Farmer’s Market in downtown, there was a different booth: Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) was seeking face-to-face respons...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 1, 2019

They come to you: Farm Bureau Financial Services on Valley Drive

THEY WILL COME TO YOU - FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES ON VALLEY DRIVE OCT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/1/19

Their foot traffic is currently gone, explained Farm Bureau Financial Services agent James Pacheco. He’s been watching the City of Las Cruces gas pipes being insta...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Nar-Anon Meetings Conducted Weekly at Community of Hope

 Community of Hope Building

Weekly meetings of Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for friends and family members who are or have been affected by someone’s drug or narcotics addiction, are being conducted at 5:30 p.m. every Saturday at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Resource Ro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 30, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar of Events

A logo for New Mexico State University athletics

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and away events of interest of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The schedule of upcoming e...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Other Military Observances in November

An image of the red, white and blue U.S. flag  waving in the breeze

In addition to Veterans Day, November is a month for other military observances and recognitions:

Military Family Month

Military Family Month was established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA, with the U.S. government recognizing the occasion every year si...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Beer and Wine Public Hearing for Zia Cantina

The Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of the issuance of a Restaurant Beer and Wine Liquor License, with on premises consumption only, to Zia Cantina, LLC d/b/a Zia Café, to be located at 1155...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

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 28, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities wants to hear from you! Take the 2019 Customer Survey

fingers on keyboard

Thank you for taking time to share with us what you know about the Utilities Department (LCU) by participating in the 2019 Utilities Customer Survey! The 12-question survey only takes about three minutes to complete, and the questions are available in Eng...

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City Manager Report
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 25, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities: Training and Hiring NOW

hiring

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/25/19 

It was a busy morning with sharply dressed job seekers at the New Mexico Workforce Connection Job Fair this past Wednesday. There were computers to print and twea...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Local Holiday Cookie Traditions: Osito's Biscochitos on Valley Drive

Biscochitos

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/25/19

Just like ingredients in a recipe, a lot of things had to come together in perfect order for the new owners of Osito’s Biscochitos to continue the Las Cruces trad...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 25, 2019

West Picacho Avenue to I-10 Nighttime Pavement Preservation

Lane Closure (1)

Dismuke Construction will begin a crack sealing project on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 on west Picacho Avenue to Interstate 10. Lane closures will be in effect on eastbound and westbound lanes of Picacho Avenue, with width restrictions in effect.

The road preser...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 25, 2019

West Picacho Avenue to I-10 Nighttime Pavement Preservation

Lane Closure (1)

Dismuke Construction will begin a crack sealing project on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 on west Picacho Avenue to Interstate 10. Lane closures will be in effect on eastbound and westbound lanes of Picacho Avenue, with a width restriction in effect.

The road prese...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

West Picacho Avenue to I-10 Nighttime Pavement Preservation

Lane Closure (1)

Dismuke Construction will begin a crack sealing project on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 on west Picacho Avenue to Interstate 10. Lane closures will be in effect on eastbound and westbound lanes of Picacho Avenue, with a width restriction in effect.

The road prese...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

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

Bandits and Heroes logo

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 24, 2019

Optical Art at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

optical art logo

Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on arts and crafts experience for the whole family!

Each month features a different art...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities wants to hear from you! Take the 2019 Customer Survey

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Las Cruces Utilities wants to hear from you! Take the 2019 Customer Survey

Thank you for taking time to share with us what you know about the Utilities Department (LCU) by participating in the 2019 Utilities Customer Survey! The 12-question survey...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities wants to hear from you! Take the 2019 Customer Survey

the las cruces utilities logo

Thank you for taking the time to share with us what you know about the Utilities Department (LCU) by participating in the 2019 Utilities Customer Survey! The 12-question survey only takes about three minutes to complete, and the questions are available in...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Community Input Sought for MPO Transportation Plan Update

Person on a Bike

Residents of Las Cruces and central Doña Ana County are invited to give their input during the second phase of the Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) community meetings during October and November. The Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planni...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Community Input Sought for MPO Transportation Plan Update

Person on a Bike

Residents of Las Cruces and central Doña Ana County are invited to give their input during the second phase of the Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) community meetings during October and November. The Mesilla Valley Metropol...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2019

Notable Customer Improvements from Las Cruces Utilities this year

annual

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/20/19

Did you know the number of water quality calls to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has dropped significantly from 3-years ago? Did you know our community diverted 3,241...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 18, 2019

How to Harvest the Rain

Harvest in the Rain

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/18/19

With all the recent rainfall, you might be fascinated to know you can capture the water falling in sheets to use later as irrigation water for your lawn and garden. What co...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 18, 2019

The American Dream is Alive with Neto Boys Car Wash

Neto Boys

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/18/19

Ernesto Rosas remembers going to the car wash with his father when he was just 9. Now, after chasing the dream of his own full-service car wash, he’s also set up ...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Community Snapshot: LCU Shows Solid Waste Process at Southern New Mexico State Fair

SW at NM fair ground

Community Snapshot

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/15/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) took the Green Grappler to show students at the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo, and explained what it takes to manage solid waste in Las Cruces. It include...

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Utilities
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 will increase 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. Under the LCMC, the 2020 hourly w...

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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 13, 2019

Find your Future with Las Cruces Utilties at Upcoming Job Fair

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/13/19

If it’s time for you to start your career or make a career change, and if you want to invest in your future, consider visiting the Las Cruces Utilities ...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Las Cruces Utilites Hosts EPA at 7th Anniversary of Superfund Site

LCU HOSTS EPA - FINAL2 - AT 7th Anniversary of Superfund Site OCT2019 (002)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 10/11/19

On Thursday, September 26th, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and Doña Ana County invited the public to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the establishment of the Griggs-Wa...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Working to Ease Patient Pain on Valley Drive

WORKING TO EASE PATIENT PAIN - FINAL - ON VALLEY DRIVE OCT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/11/19

It’s relief from pain that patients seek at Rodriguez Family Chiropractic (595 S. Valley Drive), even now with snagged traffic on Valley Drive due to road reconst...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 6, 2019

LCU Learns from Customer Service Surveys

LCU Customer Service Surveys

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/6/19

If you filled out a Las Cruces Utilities Customer Service Survey, either by mail or in-person at either City Hall or the East Mesa Customer Service Location: Thank you! Taki...

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Utilities
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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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Waiting for the Light: South Plains Implement on Valley Drive

South Plains

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/4/19

Need a tractor? South Plains Implement on Valley Drive is open for business! For five years, it’s been a one-stop shop on 401 South Valley Drive for John Deere tra...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 29, 2019

LCU Always on Call for Emergencies

LCU dispatch emergencies

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/29/19

After he answered the 1:00 a.m. phone call from the serviceman at the scene on Thursday, September 5th…Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Production Supervisor, Vin...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 29, 2019

UCAG in Action: Listening to Residents at City Hall

UCAG in action

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/29/19

It’s the end of the day and it’s time to pay the utility bill. For many, that means a trip to Las Cruces City Hall, and for the next week, residents can ...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 27, 2019

48 hours of water line breaks on University Avenue

Water Break on Uni

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/27/19 

“It was a busy two days and nights for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water line of business supervisors and their crews,” explained Water Deputy D...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Los Amigos on Valley Drive; Packed with Friendly Bargains!

amigos

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/27/19

Need jeans? Cowboy Boots? Work boots? Sunglasses? Shoes? Jewelry? Meet Los Amigos (580 S. Valley Drive, Suite 200-A). This friendly business has welcomed customers on Valley...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Public Invited to 7-Year Anniversary of Superfund Site

Superfund site

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/22/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and Doña Ana County invite the public to the 7-year Anniversary of the Griggs-Walnut Groundwater Plume Remediation Project (163 N. Cotto...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Solid Waste Rates Under Review; UCAG Seeks Input

UCAG solid waste rate review

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/22/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) provides four different utility services – gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste – to the residents and businesses...

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Utilities
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.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Coordinating the Deep Dig (Valley Drive)

Coordinate Deep Dip

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/20/19

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive has required complex coordination between the State agency, the City of Las Cruces, a...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 20, 2019

LCU Trains for the Worst with one of the Best!

Trains with the best

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/20/19

Even before she became an emergency response trainer, Janet E. Kerley had a knack for being at the right place at the more dangerous times. “First I was in Mexico ...

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Utilities
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

Mesquite-District

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: September 12, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

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Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials. There’s ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 11, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials...

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Library News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

Branigan Library photo

Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride Fare Reduced

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Customers of RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride service will receive a break in fare rates following the approval of Mayor Ken Miyagishima’s resolution by City Council at the Monday, August 5 City Council Meeting. The Dial-A-Ride fee will be temporarily reduc...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
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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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 8, 2019

Asylum Seekers FAQ

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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 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

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 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

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, pleas...

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Community and Economic Development
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

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