News Flash

Posted on: September 19, 2019

Cars, Coffee and Cops Event Set for Oct. 12

VIN etching photo

The Las Cruces Police Department will host its first "Cars, Coffee and Cops" event to meet area residents who have a passion for classic and custom vehicles.

The free event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Young Park, 850 S...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Cars, Coffee and Cops Event Set for Oct. 12

VIN Etching pic wm

The
Las Cruces Police Department is hosting its first Cars, Coffee and Cops eventto meet area residents who have a passion for classic and custom vehicles.

The
free event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at Young Park,850 S. Walnut...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Cars, Coffee and Cops Event Set for Oct. 12

VIN Etching pic wm 525w

The Las Cruces Police Department is hosting its first Cars, Coffee and Cops event to meet area residents who have a passion for classic and custom vehicles.

The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at Young Park, 850 S. Walnut St....

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Introduces Improved Website Designed with the User in Mind!

"Ask The"

It is now easier and faster to find online information about the City of Las Cruces. The City has an improved website that can make life simpler through a new layout, easier navigation, social media integration and ways that users can register to receive ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Couple Improving after Propane Tank Explosion

Fire Propane Tank Explosion Injures Couple collage

The couple injured in Tuesday evening’s fire and explosion near the Pilot Travel Center in west Las Cruces are both said to be recovering in a Texas hospital.

The couple, a 63-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman traveling from Michigan to Arizon...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Fall Begins Monday, Sept. 23

Las Cruces skyline

As many Las Cruces residents sleep Sunday night into Monday morning it will become fall in Las Cruces.

Fall officially begins in Las Cruces, and across North America, at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23. It ends the Sunday before Christmas, on Dec. 22.

Already, m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Wings & Wheels ‘Fest will be October 19

EAA photo

Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, welcomes City residents and the public to the first annual Wings & Wheels ‘Fest, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019.

The event is free to the public.

The Wings & Wheels ‘Fest...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Wings & Wheels ‘Fest will be October 19

EAA photo 1

Las
Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, welcomes City residents andthe public to the first annual Wings & Wheels ‘Fest, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 19, 2019.

Theevent is free to the public.

The
Wings & Wheels &ls...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

NMSU Calendar of Events

New Mexico State University Logo

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

The schedul...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Ray John de Aragón to Present “New Mexico in the Mexican-American War” at Sage Branch Library

The Sage Branch of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 6121 Reynolds Drive, invites the public to a special event from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 featuring noted author and New Mexico historian, Ray John de Aragón.

Establishing New ...

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Library News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade

Campo Street parking lot entrance

Users
of the Campo Street parking lot to Las Cruces City Hall, at 701 Campo St.,should be aware that from Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 25,
2019, contractors will be working in the entrance area to that parking lot withequipment and a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade

Campo Street parking lot entrance

Users
of the Campo Street parking lot to Las Cruces City Hall, at 701 Campo St.,should be aware that from Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 25,
2019, contractors will be working in the entrance area to that parking lot withequipment and a...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade

Campo Street parking lot entrance

Users
of the Campo Street parking lot to Las Cruces City Hall, at 701 Campo St.,should be aware that from Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 25,
2019, contractors will be working in the entrance area to that parking lot withequipment and a...

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Public Works News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Coffee and Conversation with City Councilor Gill Sorg

Sorg-Gill

Councilor Gill Sorg will host an informal
coffee meeting with District 5 residents from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday,Sept. 28, at Starbucks coffee house, 3981 Bataan Memorial West, which
is on the corner at Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. 

This is a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Coffee and Conversation with City Councilor Gill Sorg

Sorg-Gill

Councilor Gill Sorg is hosting an informal
coffee meeting with District 5 residents between 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday,September 28, at the Starbucks coffee house on 3981 Bataan Memorial West, which
is on the corner at Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. 

Thi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Infrastructure Improvements to be Made at Las Cruces International Airport

Taxiway Delta cape seal

One
infrastructure rehabilitation project at Las Cruces International Airport hasbegun and two more are expected to start soon.

 A
$95,000 cape seal project began Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 for Taxiway Delta atthe airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard. I...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Infrastructure Improvements to be Made at Las Cruces International Airport

Taxiway Delta cape seal

One
infrastructure rehabilitation project at Las Cruces International Airport hasbegun and two more are expected to start soon.

 A
$95,000 cape seal project began Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 for Taxiway Delta atthe airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard. I...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Infrastructure Improvements to be Made at Las Cruces International Airport

Taxiway Delta cape seal

One
infrastructure rehabilitation project at Las Cruces International Airport hasbegun and two more are expected to start soon.

 A
$95,000 cape seal project began Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 for Taxiway Delta atthe airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard. I...

Read on...

Public Works News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

New Mexico State Flags Lowered to Half-Staff at City Facilities

NM state flag image

New Mexico state flags flown outside of City of Las Cruces buildings and facilities were lowered to half-staff Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 and will fly in that manner until sunset Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered state flags to be ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Propane Tank Explosion Critically Injures Couple

Fire Propane Tank Explosion Injures Couple collage

A fire and explosion critically injured a couple Tuesday evening near the Pilot Travel Center in west Las Cruces.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Las Cruces firefighters and police were dispatched to the report of a pickup on fire in a parking lo...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Propane Tank Explosion Critically Injures Couple

Fire Propane Tank Explosion pic 2

A fire and explosion critically injured a couple Tuesday evening near the Pilot Travel Center in west Las Cruces.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Las Cruces firefighters and police were dispatched to the report of a pickup on fire in a parking lo...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Bank Customers Targeted in Multiple Incidents

Crime Stoppers Bank Customers Honda collage 4 pics

Police in Las Cruces and Carlsbad are warning bank customers to be aware of their surroundings after several incidents of patrons leaving a bank and being targeted by unknown persons who appear to be traveling in a gold Honda Accord.

In two incidents withi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Bank Customers Targeted in Multiple Incidents

Crime Stoppers Bank Customers Honda collage 4 pics

Police in Las Cruces and Carlsbad are warning bank customers to be aware of their surroundings after several incidents of patrons leaving a bank and being targeted by unknown persons who appear to be traveling in a gold Honda Accord.

In two incidents withi...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Team Up to Clean Up District 3 Event

Team Up Clean

Get
rid of weeds, trash and junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhoodthe Team Up to Clean Up way. The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation
Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its next Team Up toClean-Up event f...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Team Up to Clean Up District 3 Event

Team Up Clean

Get
rid of weeds, trash and junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhoodthe Team Up to Clean Up way. The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation
Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its next Team Up toClean-...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Team Up to Clean Up District 3 Event

Team Up Clean

Get
rid of weeds, trash and junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhoodthe Team Up to Clean Up way. The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation
Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its next Team Up toClean Up event f...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Adults Suspected of Providing Alcohol to Teens

Adults Providing Alcohol

Las
Cruces police arrested a pair of adults suspected of providing alcohol to threeteenagers left in their care.

 

Daphne
Spencer, 38, and Brette Reese, 20, both of the 1100 block of Brownlee Avenue,are charged with three counts each of contr...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Adults Suspected of Providing Alcohol to Teens

Contributing to Delinquency mugs collage

Las Cruces police arrested a pair of adults suspected of providing alcohol to three teenagers left in their care.

Daphne Spencer, 38, and Brette Reese, 20, both of the 1100 block of Brownlee Avenue, are charged with three counts each of contributing to the...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 16, 2019

City Introduces Improved Website Designed with the User in Mind!

"Ask The"

It is now easier and faster to find online information about the City of Las Cruces. The City has an improved website that can make life simpler through a new layout, easier navigation, social media integration and ways that users can register to receive ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2019

See a water leak? Please speak up - on the phone!

water leak

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/15/19 

Water leaks are a daily reality for any city. Over decades, underground water pipes age and can corrode in the soil and suddenly there’s a puddle of wate...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 13, 2019

City Council Preview for Sept. 16, 2019

Council_group photo

The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a regular meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. The meeting will be televised live on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The meeting will also be webcast live at 1 p.m. Monday here a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

Desert-Triangle-Logo

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, t...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

E. Union Avenue Lane Closure

Man working on backflow prevention

Las Cruces motorists are advised that the eastbound outside lane of Union Ave. between S. Main Street to Stern Drive will continue to experience a lane closure through September 20th while Kelly Cable continues to install new telecommunication infrastruct...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

Greetings-from-Las-Cruces

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

Lohman Avenue Lane Closure

Construction workers digging

A lane closure on the westbound, outside lane of Lohman Avenue from Nacho Drive to Telshor Boulevard will continue through September 20 while Kelly Cable installs a new telecommunication infrastructure for CenturyLink. Work will take place between 7 a.m. ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Three Children

Piero R. Buenrostro mug

Police arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of sexually assaulting three children who lived in his home.

Piero R. Buenrostro, 45, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. All three counts are third-degree felonies.

Las Cruces polic...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Three Children

Piero R. Buenrostro mug

Police arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of sexually assaulting three children who lived in his home.

Piero R. Buenrostro, 45, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. All three counts are third-degree felonies.

Las Cruces polic...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 13, 2019

NMSU Calendar of Events

New Mexico State University Logo

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

The schedule of upcoming events ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

Mesquite-District

Perserving 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

Registration is Open For a Free Spanish-Language Entrepreneur Program

Business associates photo

The business accelerator Creative Startups, in partnership with Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, seeks applicants through Sept. 22, 2019 to participate in its free five week, Spanish-language version of the Libraries as Launchpads entrepreneur program.

Th...

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City Manager Report
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

Voices-for-Change

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 13, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

Victims Assistance Unit sign

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police officers and detectives to help...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

Volunteer City of Las Cruces

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police o...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

Victims Assistance Unit sign

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police o...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 12, 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. There’s ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Input Needed on Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance

Branigan Cultural Center

Las Cruces residents can help guide the emerging historic preservation program for the City of Las Cruces. The City’s Community Development Department is asking the public to review a draft historic preservation ordinance which, once adopted, will help pr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

New Pedestrian Crossing Signal on University Avenue

Traffic Pedestrian Crossing Signal light

A new pedestrian crossing signal will soon be operational on University Avenue, between Locust Street and Triviz Drive. The speed limit on that stretch of road, east toward Telshor Boulevard, will be reduced from 40 to 35 miles per hour.

The changes are in...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Review the New 50-Meter Community Pool Design

Swimmer

The City of Las Cruces invites residents to review the new 50-meter community pool design to be presented by ASA Architects at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Both meetings will be at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., in Confer...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

WiFi Now Available at Plaza de Las Cruces for Public Use

WiFi Available Downtown

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development
Department announced today, Sept. 12, 2019, the launch of a new outdoor public wireless internet network atPlaza de Las Cruces, 100 S. Main St. Wireless internet service is accessible at no cost to all users....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

WiFi Now Available Downtown for Public Use

WiFi Available Downtown

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development
Department today announced the launch of a new outdoor public Wifi network atthe Plaza de Las Cruces accessible to all users at no cost. The City hopes to
encourage more downtown visits and longer visits to ...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: September 12, 2019

WiFi Now Available Downtown for Public Use

WiFi Available Downtown

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development
Department today announced the launch of a new outdoor public Wifi network atthe Plaza de Las Cruces accessible to all users at no cost. The City hopes to
encourage more downtown visits and longer visits to ...

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News Releases
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...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Man Suspected of Punching Girlfriend, Preventing Her from Leaving

Gilbert Jimenez Arrest mug

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of punching his girlfriend and preventing her from leaving their residence late Tuesday evening.

Gilbert J. Jimenez, 55, is charged with one fourth-degree felony count of false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Fall into Reading” Adult Reading Challenge

Looking to avoid the fall blues, or to expand your literary horizons. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to participate in the “Fall into Reading” Adult Reading Challenge.

Participants will be challenged ...

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Library News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Input Needed on Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance

Branigan Cultural Center

Residents of Las Cruces can help guide the emerging historic preservation program for the City of Las Cruces! The City’s Community Development department is asking the public to review a draft historic preservation ordinance which, once adopted,...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Review the New 50 Meter Community Pool Design

Swimmer

The City of Las Cruces invites residents to review the new fifty-meter community pool design being presented by ASA Architects at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23 and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24. Both meetings will be held at City Hall, conference...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

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

museum of nature and science

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “Super Scientists,” drop-in activities on listed Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Entry to the museum and program are free, and no registration is required. Drop-in activities are appropriate for all ages.

Septemb...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Billiards Tournament at Munson Senior Center

August 2019 Winners

Henry Telles won the Munson Senior Center’s monthly 8-ball billiards tournament held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Pictured left to right are August winners:

1st place – Henry Telles

2nd place – Karl Kinstle

3rd place &ndas...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Clarence H. Fielder: Preserving African American Heritage at the Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center Gallery

The Phillips Chapel Restoration Groups presents “Clarence H. Fielder: Preserving African American Heritage” at the Branigan Cultural Center at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.

Clarence Fielder (1928 – 2015) was a community...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

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Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed Monday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 29 for annual inspection. The indoor pool will reopen Monday, Sept. 30.

During the temporary closure, lap swimmers can use the lanes at the following locations:

  • Laabs Po...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

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Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr., will be closed Monday, September 16 through Sunday, September 29 for annual inspection and will reopen Monday, September 30.

During the temporary closure, lap swimmers can use the lanes at the following locations:

  • Laabs Pool,...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

New Pedestrian Crossing Signal on University Avenue

Traffic Pedestrian Crossing Signal light

A new pedestrian crossing signal will soon be operational on University Avenue, between Locust Street and Triviz Drive, and the speed limit on that stretch of road east toward Telshor Boulevard will be reduced from 40 to 35 miles per hour.

Both changes are...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 9, 2019

STEAMpunk – Barbara McClintock at the Museum of Nature & Science

museum of nature and science

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “STEAMpunk – Barbara McClintock,” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The program is free and open to the public.

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) received the Nobel Prize for medi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism at the Branigan Cultural Center

LGBT Voices

The Branigan Cultural Center is pleased to announce Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism, a new exhibit that highlights the stories of LGBTQ individuals and organizations from southern New Mexico, as well as national and state landmark social justice events a...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2019

Growing with a "Best Run City": Delilah Walsh joins Las Cruces Utilities

Delilah Walsh

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes Delilah Walsh, who joined the department as the new – and first ever – Assistant Utilities Director in July ...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 8, 2019

Teaching with Touch-A-Truck

TEACHING WITH TOUCH-A-TRUCK FINAL SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

This year, instead of just getting close enough to touch, kids coming to the 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck event at Camino Real Middle School on a Saturday morning were able to cl...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 6, 2019

DA Clears Officers in June 17 Shooting

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The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office has determined that the June 17 officer-involved fatal shooting of Francisco “Paco” Tarin was justified, clearing the 11 law enforcement officers who discharged their weapons that...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Las Cruces Fire Department Hazmat Team Wins Hazmat Challenge

Champion Hazmat Team

The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Team of Lt. Michael Hall, Lt. David Guerra, Lt. Christopher Johnson, Driver/Operator Joseph Lee, and Firefighter Michael Graham recently won the 23rd annual Hazmat Challenge, at Los Alamos...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Patriot Day Ceremony is Sept. 11

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The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University will commemorate the 18-year anniversary of 9/11 with a Patriot Day Ceremony to be held Wednesday morning on campus.

The Patriot Day Ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, on the west en...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Sisbarro Truck Store Thriving Even During Valley Drive Road

SISBARRO TRUCK STORE - FINAL - SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/6/19

“One look around and it’s very clear that this is not business as usual,” says Dan Sisbarro of the Sisbarro Dealerships. New Mexico Department o...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 5, 2019

NMSU Calendar of Events

New Mexico State University Logo

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

The schedule of upcoming events ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Volunteers Needed for the Team Up to Clean Up District 3 Event

Team Up To Clean Up photo

Get
rid of weeds, trash and junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhoodthe Team Up to Clean Up way. The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las
Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its next Team Up to Clean Up event from 8a.m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2019

The City’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Housing graphics

The City’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) “ for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 (HUD Program Year 2018) is open to public review and comment from August 30, 2019, through September 20, 2019. This report details all program...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2019

The City’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Housing graphics

The City’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) “ for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 (HUD Program Year 2018) is open to public review and comment from August 30, 2019, through September 20, 2019. T...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Women in the Gas Industry: A Las Cruces Utilities Local Profile

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Shari Avent has spent 30 years in the gas industry; now she is bringing her knowledge and experience to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the residents of Las Cruces. Avent is currently the only woman meter mechanic at L...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 1, 2019

Women in the Gas Industry: A Las Cruces Utilities Local Profile

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/1/19

Shari Avent has spent 30 years in the gas industry; now she’s bringing her knowledge and experience to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the residents of Las Cruces. A...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Full Service Veterinary Care Even During Valley Drive Construction

Animal Clinic

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

Dr. Kyle Schumacher is on the phone, easing the concerns of a patient’s family, in particular the care for a drain tube. She requests that the family makes sure th...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 30, 2019

New Water Quality Laboratory Opens its Door to the Public

WQL - Public

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

The new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Quality Laboratory (Lab) has the pleasant new building smell, and in mid-August giddy employees - happy to share their new...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Pest Management Committee Formation

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The City of Las Cruces is seeking applicants willing to serve on a newly forming Integrated Pest Management Plan ad hoc committee. 

Selected candidates will be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Las Cruces City Council for the pur...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: August 29, 2019

City Launches Podcasts “Engaging Las Cruces” and "Ask The..."

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Las Cruces residents now have new and more convenient ways to find out about services and programs through two City of Las Cruces podcasts, "Engaging Las Cruces" and "Ask The..." The podcasts can be found on the City's website at http:...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in September

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., offers free computer literacy classes in September. Each session is an independent class. Registration is not required, however, only the first nine attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees ...

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Library News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Monuments to Main Street Returns this September

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Festivals, hikes, and tours make September a monumental time to experience southern New Mexico.

Designed to celebrate all three national monuments in the Las Cruces area along with the city’s cultural wealth, the fourth annual Monuments to Main Street retu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 25, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Completes Crisis HAZWOPER Training

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

In a crisis, it’s training that allows for the best outcome. But how do you train for a crisis? Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) personnel train to respond to ...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 25, 2019

Need a Little Help with your Recycling? Meet the SCSWA Recycle Coach!

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

If it’s hard to remember when to put your blue recycling bin at the curb… go online and sign up for Recycle Coach at the South Central Solid W...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Good Vibrations again at Allstate on Valley Drive

Allstate

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/23/19

“We could just feel the whole building vibrate,” explains Kelly Gonzales, Allstate Insurance agent at 455 North Valley Drive. She’s talking abo...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Board Member Sought

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The City of Las Cruces is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Board. To be considered, the applicant must reside within the municipal limits of the City of Las Cruces. To apply, submit an application at onboa...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Housing Authority Board Member Sought

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The Mayor of the City of Las Cruces is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Board. To be considered, the applicant must live within the municipal limits of the City of Las Cruces. To apply, submit an applicati...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Businesses: Got Big Trash? The Grappler is available for you, too!

Grappler

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/18/19 

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Grappler is not just for residential pickup of large, bulky items; it’s ready to assist businesses, too. For residences, t...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Local CPA Weathers Valley Drive Road Reconstruction

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/16/19

There are things that money can’t buy, like the extra support provided by Kristi Micander PC CPA (585 S. Valley Drive) while she manages bookkeeping and prepares t...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 16, 2019

The "Flushable" Fantasy: DO NOT FLUSH ANY WIPES

WIPES ON A RAKE

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in theLas Cruces Bulletin 8/16/19.

 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) again warns customers that advertised “flushable” wipes clog pipes. Wipes can not only damage the pipes at the resid...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 11, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Opens New Water Quality Laboratory

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/11/19

 

After nearly 30 years of planning and one year of construction, the new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Quality Laboratory is ready to take the community&rsqu...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Digital Lifts Save Backs at Las Cruces Utilities

DIGITAL LIFTS SAVE BACKS - FINAL2 - AT LCU AUG2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/9/19

They say it’s the small things, but sometimes for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) it’s the large things, especially when it comes to in-house maintenance and r...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Western Mercantile: Where they shape your hats and know your name

Western Mercantile

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/9/19

It’s been a long, hard year living through the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive. But the road is now open in fron...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 8, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride Fare Reduced

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: August 4, 2019

Water Confidence Annual Report Available Now (CCRs)

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/4/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) now publishes 6 different Water Quality Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) every year to provide comprehensive information about drinking ...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Dock Diving for Dogs on Valley Drive

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/2/19

In the sweltering Las Cruces summers, it’s not just humans who feel the heat, but also our pets. For both the adventurous dog and owner, a cool way to cool off is a...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Learns from Annual Customer Survey

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/2/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is on a continual journey of improvement in its mission to provide four utilities to the residents and businesses of Las Cruces.

Key to evaluating t...

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Utilities
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 28, 2019

Area Youth Get Real Work Experience with Youth Conservation Corps

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

It was a tour of the Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility that first sparked an interest in the mind of a local youth. Dustin Arriola remembered the class trip to tour the fa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 28, 2019

Area Youth Get Real Work Experience with Youth Conservation Corps

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 7/28/19

It was a tour of the Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility that first sparked an interest in the mind of a local youth. Dustin Arri...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 26, 2019

A Summer of Learning: City of Las Cruces & Youth Conservation Corps

LCYCC

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 7/26/19

Even at 8 a.m. it’s hot. Despite the hot temperatures, 15 young City of Las Cruces employees under a local Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) grant are ready to start their duti...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Valley Drive Bike Lanes A Comfort to Former Las Crucen

Bike Lanes

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 7/26/19

Marc Wright walked along Valley Drive in amazement. He hadn’t been back in Las Cruces for 25 years, and while he expected changes, he didn’t expect the b...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Get Notified of City News and Stay Informed!

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

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Notify Me Hot Topics
Posted on: July 21, 2019

LCU: A Strong Partner for New Business (The Fresh Chile Company)

The Fresh Chile Company

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 7/21/19

Randy McMillan, owner of The Fresh Chile Company, is hoping to open his new chile roasting business in time for the fall harvest, just weeks away. He’s working wit...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Political Signs

Due to numerous complaints of sign violations in elections past and in an attempt to be proactive, all candidates for election are being advised of the ordinances pertaining to the placement and duration of political signs.

For more information or to repor...

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Municipal Code Chapter 36 News Releases
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: July 1, 2019

Water Quality Reports

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The 2018 Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Las Cruces water supply is now available on the Utilities/Water/Water Resources/Annual Water Quality – Consumer Confidence Reports page.

 http://www.las-cruces.org/1943/Annual-Water-Qua...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 29, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Lower Rates and Longer Hours

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

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

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

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

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 1, 2019

From the Ground up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition

Ceramics

Museum of Art

August 2, 2019 - July 20, 2019

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

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Amending America

Amending America exhibit

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

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: March 15, 2019

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