News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2019

City Council Preview for Dec. 9, 2019

A group photo of the 2019 Las Cruces Council

Special Work Session

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 for special work session in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. The work session will be televised live, at 9 a.m. Monday, on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 6, 2019

E. Amador Ave. Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure with barrels

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

E. Amador Ave. Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure with barrels

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

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on December 7

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

Flags at certain City of Las Cruces buildings and facilities will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Notification of the lowering of the flags was posted Friday, December ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Kudos to Officer Curtis Yarnell

Officer Yarnell standing next to his car

To: Officer Curtis Yarnell

From: Jose Ramirez, Resident

Thank you, Officer Yarnell, for taking the time to talk to my son about what being an officer is all about. He admires all police officers. Thank you also for going above and beyond by showing him the ...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Knives to Threaten Partner

Dave Cecil Fraser Jr.

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Knives to Threaten Partner

Dave Cecil Fraser Jr.

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

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

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Schedule Change for Channel Sizing Fitness Class

Aquatics Center

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

AfterFriday, December 6, the Friday eveni...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Schedule Change for Channel Sizing Fitness Class

Aquatics Center

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

AfterFriday, December 6, the Friday eveni...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Water Outage Within Palmer Subdivision for December 10

image of hand turning off the outdoor water faucet

Businesses
and residents along Van Patten Avenue (from 2nd Street to ValleyDrive), as well as, 3rd Street (from Picacho Avenue to Brownlee
Avenue) will experience a water outage, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.beginning Tuesday, December 10....

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Water Outage Within Palmer Subdivision for December 10

image of hand turning off the outdoor water faucet

Businesses
and residents along Van Patten Avenue (from 2nd Street to ValleyDrive), as well as, 3rd Street (from Picacho Avenue to Brownlee
Avenue) will experience a water outage, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.beginning Tuesday, December 10....

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Public Works News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Winter Break Camp - Registration

Kids doing crafts

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Christmas in Cruces is Saturday

Cartoon santa in a teal train riding trough a town covered in snow

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., come and welcome Santa at the Old Fashioned Holiday Display at the Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive. Come and take pictures, enjoy toy tr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

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

From Wednesday, Dec. 11,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

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

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

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

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Free Shuttle Service Available for City’s Holiday Festivities

A map of the downtown area with the buses stops

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Free Shuttle Service Available for City’s Holiday Festivities

RoadRUNNER Shuttle

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

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Officer Charged after Accidental Discharge of Firearm

School Zone Ahead sign

The school resource officer who accidentally discharged his duty-issued firearm Tuesday inside his office at a local middle school has been issued a criminal citation.

Officer Francisco Estrada, who has been placed on administrative desk duty and remains u...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

STEAMpunk – Albert Baez at the Museum of Nature & Science

Albert Baez portrait

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “STEAMpunk – Albert Baez,” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. The program is free to the public.

Albert Baez, who lived from 1912 until 2007, was a Mexican-Amer...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Informational Meeting for GED Seekers”

Picture of GED Book

Have you been thinking about getting your high school equivalency diploma? Don’t wait any longer! Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6 p.m. Dec. 10, 2019, to discuss options that will work for you.

We will share information a...

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Library News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Informational Meeting for GED Seekers”

Picture of GED Book

Have you been thinking about getting your high school equivalency diploma? Don’t wait any longer! Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6 p.m. Dec. 10, 2019, to discuss options that will work for you.

We will share inf...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

City Councilor Jack Eakman Hosting Town Hall December 9

Image of Councilor Jack Eackman

District 4 City Councilor Jack Eakman is hosting a Town Hall for residents beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Las Cruces Utilities Board Room, 680 N. Motel Blvd.

At this meeting Councilor Eakman will introduce District 4 Councilor-elect Johana Benc...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

City Councilor Jack Eakman is Hosting a Town Hall on December 9

Image of Councilor Jack Eackman

District 4 City Councilor Jack Eakman is hosting a Town Hall for residents beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at the Las Cruces Utilities Board Room, 680 N. Motel Boulevard.

At this meeting Councilor Eakman will introduce District 4 Councilor-elect J...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Hickory Loop Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure

As part of a fiber optics project along the Hickory Loop corridor, 1675 Hickory Loop will have shoulder work for one day beginning Monday, December 9.

For the public’s convenience, crews will work only from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. leaving Monday evening...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Kudos to Robert Lucero

Image of Robert Lucero

To: Robert Lucero, Bus Operator

From Alberto & Mara Ocampo, Residents

Mr. Robert is the best driver! He is gentle and assists everyone that needs help. He treats everyone with respect and kindness. He has a big heart and treats everyone equally. He is a...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Las Cruces Road Striping and Marking Work to Begin

Stripes on pavement

Various streets have been recently re-surfaced throughout Las Cruces and will have striping and markings painted beginning Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The striping and marking work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will take approximately two week...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Las Cruces Road Striping and Marking Work to Begin

Stripes on pavement

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

  • Claude Dove Drive, from Telshor Boulev...
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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

LCU Did Not Disconnect Utility Services at Local Hotel

Las Cruces Utilities Logo

In response to recent news reports of utility shutoffs, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) did not disconnect any utility services at the Western Inn in Las Cruces. LCU continues to provide service to customers in the hotel.

LCU provides gas, water, wastewater, an...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Parkhill Drive Shoulder Work

Lane Closure

Parkhill Drive between Powder River Drive and Vermejo Street will have shoulder work beginning Thursday, December 5, to allow for upgrades to Century Link’s facilities. The work is expected to last five working days.

For the public’s co...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pavement Condition Survey is Underway

Pavement Condition Survey photo

IMS Infrastructure Management Services has been contracted by the City of Las Cruces to conduct a pavement assessment on all streets within the city.

The survey will be completed using specialized equipment. The first phase consists of establishing the loa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pavement Condition Survey is Underway

Pavement Condition Survey photo

IMS Infrastructure Management Services has been contracted by the City of Las Cruces to conduct a pavement assessment on all streets within the city.

The survey will be completed using specialized equipment:

• The first phase consists of establishi...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Police Investigate Accidental Discharge of Firearm at Local Middle School

School Zone Ahead sign

Las Cruces police are investigating the accidental discharge of a firearm by a school resource officer at a local middle school.

About 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, a school resource officer accidentally discharged his duty-issued handgun in his office at P...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Flagman Operation and Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure

Due to new subdivision development, Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, between Peachtree Hills and Sirocco Avenue, will have a flagman operation and intermittent lane closures beginning Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The flagman operation and intermittent lane closures wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

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

A
small section on the northeast side of the park will not be accessible to thepublic from Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 throu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 3, 2019

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

Print of the Sun

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

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Museum News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

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

Print of the Sun

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Grey car driving in the rain

The Las Cruces Police Department reminds drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they could become vulnerable to theft.

With the cool morning temperatures, many drivers start their vehicles remotely, or with a key, and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 3, 2019

East Mesa Public Recreational Complex GO Bond Project Discussion

Map of East Mesa Public Recreational Complex

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

East Mesa Public Recreational Complex GO Bond Project Discussion

Map of East Mesa Public Recreational Complex

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

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Kudos to Jordon Kopreski

Jordon Kopreski sitting by his desk

To: Jordon Kopreski, Interim Volunteer Coordinator

From: Scott Rodgers, Volunteer Coordinator

Jordon did a great job serving as the Volunteer Coordinator over the last few months. Thank you for all your hard work. Good luck as you press forward!

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: December 3, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar Through Dec. 21, 2019

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: December 3, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

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

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

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

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

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: December 2, 2019

2020 Youth Cheer Program

Group of Cheerleaders

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

2020 Youth Cheer Program

Group of Cheerleaders

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

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

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Grey car driving in the rain

Las Cruces Police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they could become vulnerable to theft.

With the cool morning temperatures, many drivers start their vehicles remotely, or with a key, and leave them runn...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Public Meeting is Thursday for I-25 and University Avenue Project

An aerial view looking west of the interchange, and intersection, of University Avenue and Interstat

A public meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, to review the final design for the I-25/University Avenue Project.

The $33.2 million project is under the jurisdiction o...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Happy Microorganisms at Utilities JHWWTF; Critical Partners in Sustainability

Happy Microorganisms

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/1/19 

The success of any operation depends on its employees. For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility (JHWWTF), the tiniest workers neede...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Christmas in Cruces returns!

Cartoon santa in a teal train riding trough a town covered in snow

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., come and welcome Santa at the Old Fashioned Holiday Display at the Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving on a BNSF locomotive. Come and take pictures, enjoy toy train displays, crafts, an...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Informational Meeting Scheduled About the City of Las Cruces Lohman Property

Arial Image of Landfill

The public is invited
to an informational meeting about the City of Las Cruces Lohman Property - the former landfill site - at the southeast corner of Paseo de Oñate and east Lohman Avenue. The meeting will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Informational Meeting Scheduled About the City of Las Cruces Lohman Property

Arial Image of Landfill

The public is invited
to attend an informational meeting about the City of Las Cruces Lohman Property - the former landfill site - at the southeast corner of Paseo de Oñate and east Lohman Avenue at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the East Mesa Public Safety...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar Through Dec. 14, 2019

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 26, 2019

Applications Still Accepted for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces is still accepting applications for 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.

The...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Applications Still Accepted for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces is still accepting applications for 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 &...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Christmas in Cruces Returns Dec. 7

A photo of the City's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Plaza de Las Cruces.

It's the most wonderful time of the year with Christmas in Cruces! Bring friends and family and join the festivities on Dec. 7, 2019 for a whole day of holiday fun!

Come and welcome Santa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Fashioned Holiday Display at the La...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

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

For the public&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

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

For the public’sconve...

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Public Works News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

Shopping safety photo of a woman away from her purse.

The Las Cruces Police Department encourages shoppers to follow some basic safety tips that may help keep them out of harm’s way this holiday season.

Possibly the most sensible rule doubles as the most enjoyable: take a friend as people are less v...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Mitten Donation Tree is Back at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Mitten Tree photo

The 2019 mitten tree is up for the holiday season and ready to accept donations at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. Through Dec. 22, 2019 the library will accept new or clean, gently used hats, mittens, and scarves for children and ad...

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Library News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Never a Stop in Emergency Services: AMR on Valley Drive

AMR on Valley Drive

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/22/19

When seconds count, an ambulance cannot be held up by unexpected traffic or be blocked by road reconstruction right in front of their headquarters. That’s why Ame...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 22, 2019

November Saturday Night Dance at Munson Center

Image of elderly couples dancing at the annual dance hosted by the Munson Center

The Senior Programs monthly Saturday Night
Dance will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, atMunson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St. Admission is $3. Residents can purchase
tickets at Munson Center the week of the dance, or at t...

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Museum News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Kids Studio Art Classes!

Foreground shows art collages made by kids, in the background a kids art class is in session.

Sign your kids up for studio art classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art! All classes are only $50 and include all supplies (scholarships available). Spring session one classes run from January 11 - February 15, 2020. Register at the Museum of Nature &...

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Museum News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar from Nov. 21 through Dec. 7, 2019

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: November 20, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

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

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

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

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

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

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Elevate Open Houses and Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

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

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Starting a new business? Don’t forget Trash Management

New Business

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/17/19

Starting a business is hard enough, it shouldn’t be made harder with worries about how your new business will dispose of trash, and how much trash might...

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Utilities
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 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...

Apply here...

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 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

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 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 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

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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

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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 24, 2019

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2019

Notable Customer Improvements from Las Cruces Utilities this year

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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

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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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Hot Topics
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 4, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

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  • 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: 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.

Listen here Parks and Recreation
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

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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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Notify Me Hot Topics
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Animal of the Month: Big Bend Slider

Image of a Bing Bend Slider turtle sitting on a log.

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

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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