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Posted on: July 10, 2020

City Council to Discuss Police Auditor Request for Proposals at its July 13 Work Session

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, for a work session that will immediately be followed by a Special City Council Meeting and an Agenda Setting Meeting.

The work session, special meeting and agenda-setting meeting will b...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City Council to Discuss Police Auditor Request for Proposals at its July 13 Work Session

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, for a work session that will immediately be followed by a Special City Council Meeting and an Agenda Setting Meeting.

The work session, special meeting and agenda-setting meeting will b...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Man Suspected of Violent Attack Against Girlfriend

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Police arrested a man suspected of beating his girlfriend, breaking her nose, and refusing to allow her to leave her own car during an incident that occurred Thursday.

Jesus Gonzalez Jr., 36, of the 200 blocks of west Madrid Avenue, is charged with a first...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mask Up Las Cruces Free Face Masks and Sanitation Kits Giveaway

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In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Las Cruces will have a free face mask and sanitation kit giveaway event, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at the parking lot of the Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.

The ev...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mask Up Las Cruces Free Face Masks and Sanitation Kits Giveaway

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In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Las Cruces will hold a free face mask and sanitation kit giveaway event, from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at the parking lot of the Branigan Memorial Library, located at 200 E. Picacho Avenue....

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News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Teen Shot at Large House Party

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Police investigating the early-morning shooting of a 16-year-old boy at a large house party were faced with a belligerent and uncooperative crowd, three of whom will be charged for battering an officer who responded to the incident.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

City Manager Candidate List Narrowed to Three

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The Las Cruces City Council has again narrowed down its City Manager candidate list. Three candidates have emerged from a list of five following a review of recorded statements from the finalists on Tuesday, July 7. The three finalists selected i...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Governor, Health Officials to Give Updates on COVID-19 Efforts July 9

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference on Thursday, July 9, to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

WHAT: Remote news conference regarding New Mexico&rsquo...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

JIC Notes July 8, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County 575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org 

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Missing 17-year-old Girl Sought

Missing person Fallen Dunn

Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help locating a 17-year-old girl who has been reported missing and could be in danger if not located.

Fallen Dunn, 17, was last seen late in the evening on Wednesday, July 8, on the 200 block of Happy...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Missing 17-year-old Girl Sought

Missing person Fallen Dunn

Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help locating a 17-year-old girl who has been reported missing and could be in danger if not located.

Fallen Dunn, 17, was last seen late in the evening on Wednesday, July 8, on the 200 block of Happy...

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Public Safety
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Missouri Avenue Lane Closure (Telshor Boulevard to Gladys Drive)

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a utility installation, westbound traffic on Missouri Avenue between Telshor Blvd. and Gladys Dr. will have a lane closure beginning Monday, July 13, which will last approximately three working days. 

For the public’s convenie...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Missouri Avenue Lane Closure (Telshor Boulevard to Gladys Drive)

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a utility installation, westbound traffic on Missouri Avenue between Telshor Blvd. and Gladys Dr. will have a lane closure beginning Monday, July 13, which will last approximately three working days. 

For the public’s convenie...

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Public Works News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

State to Re-enact Certain Public Health Restrictions

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday, July 9 announced the state of New Mexico will re-enact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 acros...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 9, 2020

State to Re-enact Certain Public Health Restrictions

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will re-enact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the st...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Triple-Digit Heat in Las Cruces Expected Through Early Next Week

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Las Cruces residents should be aware of an extended period of triple-digit heat and hot, dry weather that is expected to continue through early next week.

According to the National Weather Service, in Santa Teresa, an unusually strong high-pressure system ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Triple-Digit Heat in Las Cruces Expected Through Early Next Week

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Las Cruces residents should be aware that an extended period of triple-digit heat and hot, dry weather is anticipated during the next week or so.

According to the National Weather Service, in Santa Teresa, an unusually strong high-pressure system aloft wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 14,251

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New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 238 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 97 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 20 new cases in Cu...
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News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Participants Selected

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Recreation Program lottery draw has selected the individuals who registered for the program and can be found online at, http://www.las-cruces.org/DocumentCenter/View/5341/Summer-2...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 8, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Participants Selected

Ziggy Mascot

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Recreation Program lottery draw has selected the individuals who registered for the program and can be located at, http://las-cruces.org/1906/Summer-Recreation-Program.These are t...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Is Summer Heat Affecting You?

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Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime exemplifies how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces. But summer heat can be dangerous, too.

The City of Las Cruces Sustainability office wants to learn how higher temp...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Is Summer Heat Affecting You?

image of head with hand on the ear to hear better

Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime exemplifies how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces, but summer heat can be dangerous, too. The City of Las Cruces Sustainability office wants to learn how higher tem...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Is Summer Heat Affecting You?

image of head with hand on the ear to hear better

Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime exemplifies how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces, but summer heat can be dangerous, too. The City of Las Cruces Sustainability office wants to learn how higher tem...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Is Summer Heat Affecting You?

image of head with hand on the ear to hear better

Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime exemplifies how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces, but summer heat can be dangerous, too. The City of Las Cruces Sustainability office wants to learn how higher tem...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Kudos to Joey Dominguez

Joey Dominguez

To: Joey Dominguez, Parks Ops District Manager

From: Hazel Nevarez, Senior Office Manager

Mr. Jay Sharp expressed thanks to Joey Dominguez, Park Ops District Manager, for his prompt response to addressing a fountain leak under the pavilion at Buena Vida Par...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Kudos to Matthew Coca

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To: Matthew Coca, Library Assistant

From: Denise Geddes, Library Assistant Senior

I wanted to relay what a wonderful job Matthew does. He is so engaging and likable as a customer service representative for the library. I’m proud to have him as a c...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Police Investigate Apparent Homicide at East Mesa Home

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Las Cruces police are investigating what appears to be a homicide that occurred early Wednesday morning at a home on the city’s East Mesa.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, police were dispatched to a 911 hang-up at a home on the 5800...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Suspect Arrested in June 29 Hotel Shooting

Andrew Joseph Castellano mug shot

The suspect believed to be responsible for the June 29 shooting at a local hotel – a shooting that injured a 35-year-old man – has been arrested and charged for the crime.

Andrew “Drew” Joseph Castellano, 32, of the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

W. Fleming Water Outage

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Residents in the W. Fleming Avenue area (from Cherry Street to N. Main Street) will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 9 for the relocation of water meters.Adjacent areas also may be affected. If water on your street is schedu...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Couple Suspected in Stabbing, Attack on Man, Arrested

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The couple suspected of attacking and stabbing a man early Tuesday morning near a homeless shelter have both been charged in the crime.

Jesse Rayos, 36, and Gianna Shreve, 18, each face felony counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Couple Suspected in Stabbing, Attack on Man, Arrested

booking photos of Rayos and Shreve

The couple suspected of attacking and stabbing a man early Tuesday morning near a homeless shelter have both been charged in the crime.

Jesse Rayos, 36, and Gianna Shreve, 18, each face felony counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering...

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Public Safety
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Curnutt Street Shoulder Work

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As part of a utility installation project, there will be shoulder work on Curnutt Street (between Missouri Ave. and Hillrise Dr.) beginning Wednesday, July 8, 2020, and will last approximately three working days.

For the public’s convenience, cre...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Curnutt Street Shoulder Work

Orange barricade

As part of a utility installation project, there will be shoulder work on Curnutt Street (between Missouri Ave. and Hillrise Dr.) beginning Wednesday, July 8, 2020, and will last approximately three working days.

For the public’s convenience, cre...

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Public Works News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Last Call for Input for Unidad Park GO Bond Project Design

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Today is the final day to provide input for the rehabilitation design of landmark Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlines a proposed plan for the General Oblig...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

New Mexico Travel Restrictions in Effect

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New Mexico is under a mandatory health advisory issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
 

Anyone crossing a border into the state must adhere to the New Mexico public health travel restrictions as outlined ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 7, 2020

New Mexico Travel Restrictions in Effect

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The state of New Mexico is under a mandatory health advisory issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
 

Anyone crossing a border into the state must adhere to the New Mexico public health travel restrict...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: July 7, 2020

New Mexico Travel Restrictions in Effect

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

The state of New Mexico is under a mandatory health advisory issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
 

Anyone crossing a border into the state must adhere to the New Mexico public health travel restrict...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Notice of Intent to Approve Transfer of Location of Dispenser Liquor License

City Council

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE 

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of an Application for a Transfer of Location of Dispenser Liquor License No. 0072 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Police Seek Info on May Death of Pedestrian

Mug of Gerald Terrazas

Las Cruces police are trying to determine what led to the death of a pedestrian who was found unresponsive, on a roadway, on May 13.

Gerald Terrazas, 56, was found about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, lying face-down on the road near the intersection of Idah...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Council Extends Mayor's Emergency Proclamation on Face Coverings

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The Las Cruces City Council has adopted and extended the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation 2020-05 which requires patrons and employees of all businesses within the Las Cruces city limits to wear face coverings when appropriate social distancing of...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Council Extends Mayor's Emergency Proclamation on Face Coverings

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council has adopted and extended the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation 2020-05 which requires patrons and employees of all businesses within the Las Cruces city limits to wear face coverings when appropriate social distancing of...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Council Approves Resolution Declaring an Intent to Form Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development

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The Las Cruces City Council has approved a resolution declaring its intent to form the Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) for the property at 2700 N. Main St. The council adopted the resolution at its regularly scheduled meeting on M...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Council Approves Resolution Declaring an Intent to Form Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council has approved a resolution declaring its intent to form the Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) for the property at 2700 N. Main St. The council adopted the resolution at its regularly scheduled meeting on M...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Council Approves Resolution Declaring an Intent to Form Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council has approved a resolution declaring its intent to form the Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) for the property at 2700 N. Main St. The council adopted the resolution at its regularly scheduled meeting on M...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Kudos to Rudy Trevino

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To: Rudy Trevino, Parks OPS District Manager

From: Patrick, Sonya and Lupe Apodaca, Residents

On behalf of me and my family, I am sending a brief note of thanks and appreciation for the incredible assistance and responsiveness we recently received from the ...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Shoulder Work Notice for Spruce Avenue

Lane Closure (1)

Spruce Avenue from Triviz Drive to Kilmer Street will experience shoulder work starting Wednesday, July 8 for the installation of landscaping in the parkway on the north side of Spruce Avenue. It is estimated that this work will take a month to complete.R...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2020

Conditional Hiring Now at Las Cruces Utilities

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 07/05/20.

If you’ve ever wanted a career with an organization like Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), but don’t quite have all the qualifications…now is the ...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 5, 2020

Special Council Meeting to Discuss Extending the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation on Face Coverings

Las Cruces City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, July 6, immediately following the regularly scheduled Council Meeting at 1 p.m. Council will discuss a resolution to extend the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation 2020-05 (read here...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Natural Gas Availability Getting Closer for All Talavera Customers

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 07/03/20.

For Dan Norris, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) gas systems inspector, it was the end of the line this month as he and his gas crew finished the year-long construction phase o...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 2, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 8

Road Closure signs

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday, July 6, 2020, for the following:

  • Little Dam Road from Horizon View Drive to Indian Hollow Road
  • Indian Hollow Road from Lohman Avenue to ...
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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Announces Retirement of LCPD Chief Patrick Gallagher

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The City of Las Cruces is announcing the retirement of Police Chief Patrick Gallagher.

Chief Gallagher was selected in the fall of 2017 as the City’s Police Chief following a thorough process which involved input from community groups, represent...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Council to Consider Intent to Form Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development District for Former

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The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting, by video conference, at 1 p.m. Monday. At the meeting, the council will consider the adoption of a resolution declaring an intent to form the Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Members

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The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Transportation-Sustainability-Infrastructure Policy Review Committee (TSI PRC). In particular, the PRC is looking for people who represent non-profit environmental corporations or local businesses t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Members

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The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Transportation-Sustainability-Infrastructure Policy Review Committee (TSI PRC). In particular, the PRC is looking for people who represent non-profit environmental corporations or local businesses t...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Department of Health Provides COVID-19 Testing Friday in Las Cruces

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The New Mexico Department of Health will provide drive up screening for the COVID-19 virus on Friday, July 3rd at the Health’s Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano Drive from 7 - 10 a.m.

Residents are strongly encouraged to schedule an...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Take-out Family STEM Night

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The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will have “Take out Family STEM Night” material kits available for pick up Wednesday, July 8,and on July 15 and July 29. “Take out Family STEM Night” kits are fre...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Take-out Family STEM Night

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The Museum of Nature & Science will have “Take out Family STEM Night” material kits available for pick up Wednesday, July 8, July 15, and July 29. “Take out Family STEM Night” kits are free but require a reserva...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Concert Schedule

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The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series kicks off the 2020 virtual concert schedule on July Fourth weekend with stellar performances by Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase and Kenny Arroy...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Concert Schedule

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The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series kicks off the 2020 virtual concert schedule on July Fourth weekend with stellar performances by Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase and Kenny Arroy...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue Has Been Extended

Lane Closure (1)

An extension to the shoulder work on W. Hadley Ave. between 17th Street and Valley Drive for the west bound traffic has been extended starting Thursday July 2, to complete telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue Has Been Extended

Lane Closure (1)

An extension to the shoulder work on W. Hadley Ave. between 17th Street and Valley Drive for the west bound traffic has been extended starting Thursday July 2, to complete telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to...

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Public Works News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

State Extends Emergency Public Health Order

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday extended the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 and issued a severe warning about the risk of New Mexico being forced to re-enact more severe public health restrictions in order to curb...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Governor Signs Budget Adjustment Bill

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday authorized an amended Fiscal Year 2021 state budget, using her line-item veto authority to restore legislative cuts to public education and other areas while employing state reserves, spending reductions and federal ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Governor, Health Officials to Give Updates on COVID-19 Efforts

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1 to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

The news conference will be streamed li...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Griggs Walnut Groundwater Plume Superfund Project Monitoring Well Rehabilitation

Lane Closure

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), on behalf of the Joint Superfund Project, will be working on three monitoring wells between Tuesday, June 30, and Friday, July 10, during the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The three monitoring wells will have traffic control that ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Man Suspected in Armed Robbery Arrested after SWAT Callout

Darrion Jackson Arrest Mug

The man believed to be responsible for Monday’s armed robbery near a popular grocery store was located and arrested after an hours-long SWAT callout.

Darrion Jackson, 20, of the 2900 block of Tulip Circle, is charged with a second-degree felony c...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Roadrunner Parkway Lane Closures (Update 2)

Lane Closure

Southbound Roadrunner Parkway from just north of Camino Real Middle School to Lohman Avenue will experience continued intermittent right lane closures for the installation of new telecommunications infrastructure. The revised project completion date is th...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Registration

Summer Program Flyer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section announces the 2020 Summer Recreation Program that will begin on Wednesday, July 15, and runs through Friday, August 7. The program will be free and includes complimentary breakfast and l...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Registration

Summer Program Flyer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section announces the 2020 Summer Recreation Program that will begin on Wednesday, July 15, and runs thru Friday, August 7. The program will be free and includes complimentary breakfast and lunc...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Registration

Summer Program Flyer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section announces the 2020 Summer Recreation Program that will begin on Wednesday, July 15, and runs thru Friday, August 7. The program will be free and includes complimentary breakfast and lunc...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Big Tuna Counts On Natural Gas; LCU Delivers

PHOTO 1 BIG TUNA, LCU connects JUNE2020

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

When pipe manufacturer Big Tuna was looking for a new location to call home, three components were critical: a reliable supply of natural gas, the right weather, and a location near major customers in New Mexico, West...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

BIG TUNA COUNTS ON NATURAL GAS; LCU DELIVERS

PHOTO 1 BIG TUNA, LCU connects JUNE2020

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 06/26/20.

When pipe manufacturer Big Tuna was looking for a new location to call home, three components were critical: a reliable supply of natural gas, the right weather, and a loc...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Collaborates with NM Workfoce Connections to Create Virtual Job Fair Webinar for Caregivers

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Interested in becoming a caregiver in Las Cruces? The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Workforce Connections and Haciendas at Grace Village to create “Meet the Employer,” a virtual job f...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Collaborates with NM Workfoce Connections to Create Virtual Job Fair Webinar for Caregivers

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Interested in becoming a caregiver in Las Cruces? The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Workforce Connections and Haciendas at Grace Village to create “Meet the Employer,” a virtual job f...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Collaborates with NM Workfoce Connections to Create Virtual Job Fair Webinar for Caregivers

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Interested in becoming a caregiver in Las Cruces? The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Workforce Connections and Haciendas at Grace Village to create “Meet the Employer,” a virtual job f...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Oversight Committee Members

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The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee is a management committee and not a public board. City Council approved the creation of the Oversight Committee in November 2018 to continue the City&...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Oversight Committee Members

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee is a management committee and not a public board. City Council approved the creation of the Oversight Committee in November of 2018 to continue the City&...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Oversight Committee Members

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee is a management committee and not a public board. City Council approved the creation of the Oversight Committee in November of 2018 to continue the City&...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Department of Health Reports Deaths Due to Methanol Poisoning From Hand Sanitizer

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports three recent deaths from methanol poisoning. In addition to the three people who died, one person is permanently blind, and three others are still in critical condition. All seven people are believed to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Interactive Video Inspection a Win-Win for Las Cruces

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When the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department established its standard operating procedures for Interactive Video Inspection (IVI) in January 2020, the goal was to introduce an innovative alternative to on-site construction inspections. Wit...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Interactive Video Inspection a Win-Win for Las Cruces

City Employee doing computer work

When the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department established its standard operating procedures for Interactive Video Inspection (IVI) in January 2020, the goal was to introduce an innovative alternative to on-site construction inspections. Wit...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Interactive Video Inspection a Win-Win for Las Cruces

City Employee doing computer work

When the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department established its standard operating procedures for Interactive Video Inspection (IVI) in January 2020, the goal was to introduce an innovative alternative to on-site construction inspections. Wit...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Missing Girl Located

Destiny Arrellano

Destiny Arrellano, the 13-year-old Las Cruces girl reported missing on June 17, was located Thursday and is said to be in good condition.

The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who helped disseminate information on this missing person case.

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Government's Strategic Business Plans Reviewed by City Council

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

Numerous accomplishments through the development and implementation of strategic business plans by City government departments were cited during a Monday, June 22 Las Cruces City Council work session.

In Spring 2017 the Mayor, City Council, and City leader...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Government's Strategic Business Plans Reviewed by City Council

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

Numerous accomplishments through the development and implementation of strategic business plans by City government departments were cited during a Monday, June 22 Las Cruces City Council work session.

In Spring 2017 the Mayor, City Council, and City leader...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Governor, Health Officials to Give Press Update on COVID 19 Updates

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

WHAT: Remote news conference regarding New Mexico&...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Las Cruces Ranked #50 Best Small City of 100 in 2020 Report

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Just as the nation gets back on its feet and cities begin to reopen for business, a new report touts Las Cruces as a city full of sunny weather, great outdoor activities, and an airport undergoing renovations that will greatly improve interconnectivity fo...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Las Cruces Ranked #50 Best Small City of 100 in 2020 Report

Photo of Las Cruces with mountains in the background

Just as the nation gets back on its feet and cities begin to reopen for business, a new report touts Las Cruces as a city full of sunny weather, great outdoor activities, and an airport undergoing renovations that will greatly improve interconnectivity fo...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Las Cruces Ranked 50th Best Small City of 100 in 2020 Report

Photo of Las Cruces with mountains in the background

Just as the U.S. gets back on its feet and cities begin to reopen for business, a new report touts Las Cruces as a city full of sunny weather, great outdoor activities, and an airport undergoing renovations that will greatly improve interconnectivity for ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Map Showing Areas Where Stray Animals Have Been Reported Within the City is Now Available

Animal Control Vehicle

A map that shows the areas in the City where dogs, cats, and other animals are reported as strays is now available for public viewing on the City of Las Cruces website, at las-cruces.org. The map is read-only but shows the areas where dogs, cats, and othe...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Map Showing Areas Where Stray Animals Have Been Reported Within the City is Now Available on the Cit

Animal Control Vehicle

A map that shows the areas in the City where dogs, cats, and other animals are reported as strays is now available for public viewing on the City of Las Cruces website, at las-cruces.org. The map is read-only but shows the areas where dogs, cats, and othe...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Map Showing Areas Where Stray Animals Have Been Reported Within the City is Now Available on the Cit

Animal Control Truck

A map that shows the areas in the City where dogs, cats, and other animals are reported as strays is now available for public viewing on the City of Las Cruces website, at las-cruces.org. The map is read-only but shows the areas where dogs, cats, and othe...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Branigan Library Service Update

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Branigan Library will begin the process of installing new shelving in the Children’s Department on June 29, 2020. During this time, children’s fiction, non-fiction and picture books will be unavailable for hold or pick-up. Please reser...

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Branigan Library Online Catalog Library News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Community Inspired Design Unveiled for Unidad Park GO Bond Rehabilitation

Unidad Park Image Map to Locate Features in the Park

Las Cruces has a great virtual opportunity to weigh in for a second time on the rehabilitation of a beloved landmark, Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley Ave. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Community Inspired Design Unveiled for Unidad Park GO Bond Rehabilitation

Unidad Park Image Map to Locate Features in the Park

Las Cruces has a great virtual opportunity to weigh in for a second time on the rehabilitation of a beloved landmark, Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlines a...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

JIC Notes June 22, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County 

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org 

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organization...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2020

City of Las Cruces Urges Safe Use of Fireworks

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Due to dry weather conditions in Las Cruces that are expected to continue through the Fourth of July holiday, and worsening drought conditions across much of New Mexico, City officials are urging Las Cruces residents to use fireworks safely. On T...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 21, 2020

City of Las Cruces Urges Safe Use of Fireworks

Cone fireworks on ground

Due to dry weather conditions in Las Cruces that are expected to continue through the Fourth of July holiday, and worsening drought conditions across much of New Mexico, City officials are urging Las Cruces residents to use fireworks safely. On T...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Good Time to Sign up for Natural Gas in Talavera Neighborhoods

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER McGarvey Family pool_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

The construction phase of a multi-phase project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. Now the very first customer is connected and pleased that ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Good Time to Sign up for Natural Gas in Talavera Neighborhoods

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER McGarvey Family pool_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 06/21/20. 

The construction phase of a multi-phase project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. No...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 20, 2020

JIC Notes June 19, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County 

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizatio...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Selection Process Continues in Determining Next City Manager

City Council

A Special Las Cruces City Council meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 and will be followed by a closed meeting as the council begins its determination of who will be the next City Manager. The special meeting will take place virtually via Zoo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Selection Process Continues in Determining Next City Manager

City Council

A Special Las Cruces City Council meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 and will be followed by a closed meeting as the council begins its determination of who will be the next City Manager. The special meeting will take place virtually via&...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Food Delivery Efforts from Children, Youth and Families Department

image of Governors logo

The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Human Services Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) are working together in a public-private partnership to feed more than 3,000 New Mexicans who are food ins...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Is it smelly water…or dried drains?

PHOTO 1 WATER HEATER

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) delivers approximately seven (7) billion gallons of safe, fresh, and clean water to residential and business customers every year.

Occasionally a customer calls about a bad smell that seems t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Is it smelly water…or dried drains?

PHOTO 1 WATER HEATER

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 06/19/20.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) delivers approximately seven (7) billion gallons of safe, fresh, and clean water to residential and business customers every year.

Occasionally a...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Maintenance and Repair Scheduled for Park Gateway Facilities

Orange Barrel in the middle of the roadway with vehicles in the background

Archway maintenance and repair is scheduled for the Entrada del Sol Gateway, located at 711 E. Hadley Ave. (NE corner of E. Hadley Ave. and N. Manzanita St. in the Mesquite Historic District) and the Jardin de Mesquite Gateway, located at 1039 N. Tornillo...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

JIC Notes June 15, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

JIC Notes June 17, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org   

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizatio...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

NM Flags to be Lowered to Commemorate Juneteenth

COVID-19

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered state flags to half-staff in observance of Juneteenth.

State flags will be flown at half-staff beginning sundown Thursday through sundown Saturday.

Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves o...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Smoke Advisory for New Mexico

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The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department today issue a smoke advisory for the Rio Grande Valley from Taos to Las Cruces and all surrounding communities from 9 p.m. tonight through noon tomorrow, June 19 due to smoke fr...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Smoke Advisory in Effect in New Mexico

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the New Mexico Environment Department has issued a smoke advisory for the Rio Grande Valley, from Taos to Las Cruces and all surrounding communities, through at least noon today, June 19, due to smoke from m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Governor Includes Business and Tax Relief, Public Safety Reform, Election Changes, Other Items for S

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will ask the New Mexico Legislature to consider tax relief for individuals, loans for small businesses and local governments, police reform and election improvements, among other topics, when it meets in a special session begin...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Public Hearing to Discuss Transfer of Location of Dispenser Liquor License

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Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will conduct a Public Hearing for an application for a Transfer of Location of Dispenser Liquor License No. 0072 with Package Sales Only for Pic Quik Stores Inc., doing business as Pic Quik Store No....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Series Announced

Music downtown

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series is going virtual featuring an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists performing in the 2020 Virtual Music in ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Series Announced

Music downtown

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series is going virtual featuring an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists performing in the 2020 Virtual Music in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Series Announced

Music downtown

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series is going virtual featuring an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists performing in the 2020 Virtual Music in ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Mesilla Valley MPO Goes Virtual for Mobility 2045

Map of the Mesilla Valley MPO

It is virtually easier than ever to help shape the future of transportation in the Mesilla Valley, and there are only a few days left to contribute input for the region’s transportation plan. The Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Receive A National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in Las Cruces.

An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens understanding o...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Receive A National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Las Cruces. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens understanding of our...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

2019 - 2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 5

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday June 15, 2020 for the following locations:Daffodil Lane from Petunia Lane to Hyacinth StreetBurgers Drive from&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Council to Consider Forming a TIDD at Former Las Cruces Country Club

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday for a regularly scheduled meeting and will consider adoption of a resolution declaring the City’s intent that could lead to the formation of a Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) for p...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

First Customer Connects to LCU Natural Gas in Talavera Subdivision

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER, McGarvey Family, pool

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

The construction phase of a $6.2 million project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. Now, the very first customer is connected and pleased tha...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 12, 2020

FIRST CUSTOMER CONNECTS TO LCU NATURAL GAS IN TALAVERA SUBDIVISION

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER McGarvey Family pool_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 6/12/20. 

The construction phase of a $6.2 million project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. No...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 12, 2020

JIC Notes June 10, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

JIC Notes June 12, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Window Cleaning Scheduled for Branigan Library and Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transit Terminal

Thomas Branigan Library

As part of the City’s commitment to keeping its facilities in a clean, safe, and well-maintained condition, along with providing responsive customer service, Facilities Management has contracted with a local firm to clean the interior and exteri...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Window Cleanings Scheduled for Branigan Library and Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transit Terminal

Thomas Branigan Library

As part of the City’s commitment to keeping its facilities in a clean, safe, and well-maintained condition, along with providing responsive customer service, Facilities Management has contracted with a local firm to clean the interior and exteri...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Extra cleaning at Las Cruces Utilities to Protect Against COVID-19

PHOTO 1 JARED DOVER SANITIZING MACHINE

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

While the City of Las Cruces is starting to reopen its departments to the public and adjusting to the “new normal” of day-to-day life, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is more focused than ever on precau...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Extra cleaning at Las Cruces Utilities to Protect Against COVID-19

PHOTO 1 JARED DOVER SANITIZING MACHINE

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6/7/20.

While the City of Las Cruces is starting to reopen its departments to the public and adjusting to the “new normal” of day-to-day life, Las Cruces U...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Rises to the COVID Crisis

PHOTO 2 OVERFLOWING ROLLOFF APR2020

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 5/29/20

You didn’t really think you were the only one tackling spring cleaning or a new home renovation during the stay-at-home orders, did you? On the streets you might h...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Customers Count on Hard-Working Las Cruces Utilities Staff

PHOTO 1 RAY LUCERO FIELD SERVICES (002)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 5/24/20

It’s been a rough few Coronavirus weeks for everyone. However, every day Las Cruces residents have been able to count on their utilities and count on the Las Cruce...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 18, 2020

TEMPORARY ROLL-OFFS SERVICED FREQUENTLY, COLLECTED 50+ TONS OF TRASH

51 plus tons

Community Snapshot: 5/18/20

In an effort to prevent illegal dumping during the temporary closure of Solid Waste facilities during the last week in April, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) placed three roll-off containers around Las Cruces. Robin Lawrence, deputy ...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 17, 2020

LCU Lush and Lean: Tips for Home Gardening

PHOTO 1 CEREUS AND GAILLARDIA water wise plantings joni newcomer_ (2)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 5/17/20

The wildly popular Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Lush and Lean Workshops are not happening in-person this spring, but here are some valuable Lush and Lean tips for sprucing up ...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-Through and Home-Delivered Meal Service Until Further Notice

A police officer carries a box of food to a resident's car

The City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to follow the Governor’s  ‘stay-at-home’ order until further notice to combat the spread of COVID-19.  We will continue to provide essential meal services...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

Grass with Water on it Close up

 Citywide spring/summer water restrictions began April 1st. The annual restrictions prohibit the watering of outside vegetation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

A watering schedule allows residents with even-numbered add...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Continues Reduced Service Until Further Notice

Two female drivers using in front of the bus wearing masks and gloves

In compliance with the State of New Mexico’s updated stay-at-home order, RoadRUNNER Transit will continue operating its service on a reduced schedule, Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until further notice.

Dial-a-Ride, whic...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Transit’s COVID-19 Stop the Spread Efforts

Transit Bus with a banner that says protect yourself from COVID19, wash your hands, cover your nose

RoadRUNNER Transit continues to support local and state public health officials response to COVID-19 and assist in reducing its spread. The efforts include the installation of banners on the fixed-route buses and Dial-A-Ride vehicles that display public h...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-through and Home-Delivered Meal Service through April 30

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In accordance with the updated emergency ‘stay-at-home’ order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to provide essential meal services at each of its five centers through April 30, ...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: March 27, 2020

JIC Notes March 27, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 27, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

Police chief: had calls related to the public health order, violating. Designated one officer ro&a...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

JIC Notes March 26, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. 

 

  1. City of Anthony 

Except for police departmentthe city has been closed since T...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

JIC Notes March 24, 2020

Image of the Covid-19

 

  1. City of Anthony 

No update Wednesday.  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Maintaining same conditions; asked for assistance from other agencies on addressing needs of vulnerable populations. Amanda...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Waste Excavation/Relocation

waste removal

In recent days, residents in the Paseo de Onate area may have noticed digging and removal of material. This project is related to the long-planned removal of layers of old trash from the City of Las Cruces pre-1965 landfill on the city’s eastsid...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center March 20, 2020

COVID-19

 

  1. City of Anthony 

No operational changes  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Two city employees are out sick, so efforts are underway to ramp up cleaning and disinfecting all operations for&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/18/2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center  March 18, 2020   

  1. City of Anthony 

No report.   

  1. City of Sunland Park 

A few changes todayThe Community Economic ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/17/2020

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COVID19 Joint Information CenterMarch 17, 2020

1. City of Anthony

No report Tuesday.

2. City of Sunland Park

No changes from yesterday – City is still using the two fire stations for quarantine. The library, since it is closed until April 6, will be...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/16/2020

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COVID19 Joint Information CenterMarch 16, 2020 Updated: 1:37 p.m. 

  1. City of Anthony 

As of now, City Council meetings are canceled. The Motor Vehicle Division, City Hall Front Desk and Police Records and has limit...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

COVID-19: Messages from City Council/Mensaje del Cabildo

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City Council Messages/Mensajes del Cabildo

Mayor Ken Miyagishima and the other six city councilors are reaching out to the community with helpful coronavirus information through a new bi-lingual, multi-media campaign. In a series of videos, the councilors ...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

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Stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding the coronavirus.

Additional Info... Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Get Around the City

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Find out more about our local transit system.

Additional Info... Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Photo of several UTV or Utility Terrain Vehicles side by side

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

The new City ordinance, which takes effect March 13, will allow s...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Off-Highway Motor Vehicles

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Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

UTVs Allowed

Photo of several UTV or Utility Terrain Vehicles side by side

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

Aerial View of Downtown Las Cruces

The national search for a new city manager for the City of Las Cruces has officially begun. Well-qualified candidates may apply electronically to The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The application is accessed by selecting the blue &...

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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, ...

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Museum Exhibits
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

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

Mesquite-District

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

July 5 - October 19, 2019 

Learn about the history of the oldest neighborhood in Las Cruces. Enjoy community photographs and stories from the Mesquite Historic District, and share your o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

River Stories

River-Stories

River Stories

Exhibit by Zeke Pena

August 2 – September 21, 2019

Explore narratives of oral history, folklore, and popular culture unique to indigenous and Latinx communities living along the Rio Grande.

Branigan Cultural Center 501 N. Main St. 541....

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

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: July 29, 2019

Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a Commitment to Residents

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a commitment to residents and visitors that the City is dedicated to the health and welfare of the community through investment in parks and recreation facilities. The Parks & Recreation Mas...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Get Notified of City News and Stay Informed!

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

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Posted on: 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 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

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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