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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 363

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New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 48 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

  • 19 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Break the Chain of Infection@

COVID-19

During a virtual city council meeting on March 30, 2020, health professionals with Memorial Medical Center (MMC) stressed the importance of taking the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

1. Wash hands often with soap...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 281

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New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 44 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

  • 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana Co...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 237

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New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 29 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

  • 9 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 208

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Update includes one additional death related to COVID-19SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
  • 11 new cases in Be...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 191

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New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 55 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case i...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Council Approves Emergency Declaration Ordinance

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At a special meeting this morning, March 27, 2020,  the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved an emergency declaration ordinance that allows the mayor and City Council to take immediate action in the event of a declared emergency. The acti...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Special Council Meeting Emergency Management

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The City of Las Cruces will stream this morning’s special city council meeting at YouTube.com/clctv20, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

There is one item on the meeting agenda:

COUNCIL BILL NO. 20-029; ORDINANCE NO. 2921: AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING THE...

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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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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Solid Waste System Restrictions

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In an effort to ensure the continued functionality of the Solid Waste System, the following restrictions will be instituted at Solid Waste facilities in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County beginning 12:00 p.m. Noon on Friday, March 27, 2020.

  • Amador A...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 112

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New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 13 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

Five new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A male in his 20s
  • A female in her 40s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A female...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 25, 2020

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: One Death

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the state’s first death related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, a male in his late 70s in Eddy County died Sunday, March 22, at Artesia General Hospital.

On March 22, he w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 25, 2020

State to use Emergency Alert System for Important Communications

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Given the current public health crisis and the need to communicate critical information directly to as many New Mexicans as possible, the state of New Mexico will use an emergency alert system, disseminated from the state’s Emergency Operations ...

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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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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 23, 2020

NM Public Health Emergency Executive Order FAQs

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On March 23, 2020, New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel announced a new public health emergency order effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, closing all businesses and nonprofit entities except for those deemed essential, and further res...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 23, 2020

New Mexico Governor to Give Public COVID-19 Update

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TODAY: Governor, state officials to give public COVID-19 update

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be joined by state officials at 3 PM today, Monday, to give a public update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 public healt...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Cases: Now at 65

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced eight additional positive tests for COVID-19

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

Two new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Announced in New Mexico

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nora Meyers SackettPress Secretary, 
Office of the Governornora.sackett@state.nm.us

(505) 690-7313March 21, 2020Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 57SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Satu...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Three Las Cruces COVID-19 Screenings (Saturday - Monday)

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s reports three COVID-19 screenings will be available over the next three days at the following locations:  

Saturday, March 21st &n...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statement from Mayor Miyagishima on 1st COVID-19 Case in Dona Ana County

Mayor Ken Miyagishima

A Dona Ana County resident, a male in his 20s, has tested positive for COVID-19 according to information provided by the governor’s office. This is the first reported case to date in this area.

The following is a statement from Mayor Ken Miyagish...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Las Cruces

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing drive-thru COVID-19 coronavirus screening at the following two locations in Las Cruces:

Friday, March 20th

Las Cruces Public Health Office ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Las Cruces

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing COVID-19 coronavirus testing Friday, March 20th in Las Cruces, NM with time and location to be announced today, March 19th.

 Priority testing will be ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Rio Grande Theatre Events Canceled or Postponed Through April

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Following guidance from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Las Cruces has canceled or postponed events at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., through the month of April.

The governor on Wednesday issued a ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 12, 2020

No Known Cases of COVID-19 in Las Cruces City Operations Continue as Normal

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As of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 there were no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Las Cruces and City operations continued as normal. No events had been canceled at that time; however, the City of Las Cruces is taking additional precautions to help mitigate...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Draft HUD Action Plan

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The City’s Draft Action Plan 2020 Is open to public review and comment from March 2, 2020, through April 2, 2020.

https://www.las-cruces.org/1344/Community-Improvement

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Guitarist Adam Hawley to Headline 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the artists for the 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest, which will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.

Headlining this year’s...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 28, 2020

“Earth Day Every Day” Celebrating 50-Year Anniversary of Earth Day

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This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to commemorate the legacy of what is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, the City of Las Cruces will declare Earth Day 2020 as not just a day but a month-long celebration cal...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day Returns

A photo of the 2019 Volunteer Fair and Giving Day at Plaza de Las Cruces

The ninth annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day returns to the Plaza de Las Cruces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020. Admission is free.

The event will be in conjunction with the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market and will showcase more than ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Associates Instruct Peers at “Short School”

PHOTO 1 Filiberto Aguirre Short School

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

It was the 65th year of the New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association (NMWWA) Annual School and this year it came to Hotel Encanto the last week in January 2020.

With vendors and classes galore, utility operators and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

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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: October 28, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library

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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: 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