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Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Leaders to Unveil 2020 Census Campaign

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With billions in state-shared revenues, Congressional representation, and emergency preparedness at stake, the City of Las Cruces is joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau for a complete count of people of all ages residing within Dona Ana County, to ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Father and Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dance will be February 28

Daddy and Daughter Dancing

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the “Father/Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dinner Dance” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.

Gi...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Mother Charged after 3-year-old Daughter Tests Positive for Meth

Magaly Margarit Luna Arrest Mug

Police arrested a Las Cruces woman after her 3-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.

Magaly Margarit Luna, 29, of the 2200 block of Holiday Avenue, is charged with one count of negligent child abuse. The charge is a third-degree felony.

In ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Meerscheidt Racquetball Courts to Close for Repairs

Meerscheidt Center

The racquetball courts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will close in the upcoming week for maintenance and repairs. The courts will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 through Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Court availability to the public wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting to be held for Desert Trails Community Park

Desert Trails Community Park building

The City of Las
Cruces Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments will hold a DesertTrails Community Park neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 23 at
the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 5550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. City staff wil...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures to Begin January 21

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of the
West Court Avenue Improvements project, northbound and southbound traffic onAlameda Boulevard, between Las Cruces Avenue and Hadley Avenue, will experience
a lane closure beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 that will last approximatelytw...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Walnut Street Road Closure to Begin January 23

Pavement with Barricades

Walnut Street, from east Hadley
Avenue to Palomas Avenue, will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Jan. 23,2020. It is estimated this phase of the project could take three weeks to
complete. Smith & Aguirre Construction, under contract with th...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza“ at the Museum of Art

Dinosaur Fossils

The Las Cruces Museum System will host “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Entrance to the museum and event is free to the public.

Dinosaur Discove...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Saturday Family Science – Hearts” at the Museum of Nature & Science

Kids looking at a fossil

Bring
your curiosity to the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., for ahands-on investigation that involves the whole family at “Saturday Family
Science – Hearts,” presented by the Museum of Nature & Scienc...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Nature & Science Discovery PreK Classes at the Museum of Nature & Science

The
Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Nature and ScienceDiscovery Pre-K – Junior Paleontologists,” at 9 a.m. every Thursday in
February. Entry to the museum and its programs are free, and no regis...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Del Monte Street Shoulder Work Begins January 21

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a fiber optics project
along the Del Monte Street corridor, Del Monte Street will have shoulder workbetween Palomas Avenue and east May Avenue beginning Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 and
continuing through January 22.

Crews will work only from 8 a.m...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Library Entrance/ADA Ramp Project

Area map of the Branigan ADA Ramp Project

A construction
project to improve the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp at the mainNorthwest entrance at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (200 E. Picacho
Avenue), will begin on January 20. The construction may take until March 21 tocompl...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

East Las Cruces Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure with barrels

Las
Cruces Street between Mesquite Street and Solano Drive will have intermittentlane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project.
The work will begin on Thursday, January 16, and will last approximately fourworking days.

F...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

West Amador Avenue Lane Closure

Lane Closure with barrels

West
Amador Avenue from Main Street to South Alameda Boulevard is scheduled to havea lane closure for westbound traffic beginning Wednesday, January 15 as a
contractor will be potholing for utility lines in the area. The closure maylast for three da...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Pilates Core Class to be Offered at the Regional Aquatic Center

Regional Aquatic Building

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Pilates class at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 28, 2020 at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. The class will focus on core and stretching...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Area residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burgla

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Police Warn Residents to Remove Valuables and Lock VehiclesArea residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burglaries.Most auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Registration Ends Friday for the City’s 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

People at Meeting

Residents interested in learning more about the City of Las Cruces, how it works and what it offers through services and programs will have a first-hand opportunity with the 2020 session of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) that starts on January ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Tree Replacements Planned at Country Club Estates Park

Country Club Estates Park

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be working withWasser & Wasser Inc. to remove and replace 14 trees from Country Club
Estates Park, 2800 Spitz St. The trees marked for removal are in variousstages of decline and some...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Family-friendly exhibition explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs

Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like, opens Jan. 25, 2020 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. The exhibit will be on dis...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Public Invited to East Mesa Public Recreation Complex GO Bond Project Design Forum

East Mesa Public Recreation Complex Design Forum

The City of Las Cruces invites residents to participate in the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC) General Obligation (GO) Bond Project design forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Conference Room 2007 B and C at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

Par...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Fire Flow Tests at Various Locations

Person conducting a  fire flow test on a fire hydrant

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will conduct citywide fire flow tests at five locations on Tuesday, January 21, and another five locations on Thursday, January 23, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The affected areas for January 21, will include:

  • Industrial Park Avenue ...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 2020

City Hall Lions

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Emergency services such as fire and police will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures for January 20:

  • Frank O&rsqu...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Open Burn Permits are Available at Any Las Cruces Fire Station

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Residents and property and business owners are reminded that permits are required to burn within the Las Cruces city limits. These permits are only good for the day they are issued and can be picked up at any of seven City of Las Cruces fire stations. Per...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Additional Yoga Classes Offered

Yoga Classes

The Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer additional Yoga classes at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., beginning January 7, 2020.

Every Tuesday, Youth Yoga at 4:15 p.m. Beginners Flow Yoga – Foundation...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities to Resend Corrected Grappler Calendars to Customers

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After an initial mailing in late December of the 2020 Solid Waste Grappler Calendar to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers, a database error was found and is being corrected.

Due to this, Las Cruces Utilities will be resending corrected Grappler Calendar ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Spruce Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures Begin January 8

Lane Closure

Spruce Avenue, between Campo Street and Solano Drive, will have intermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project. The work will begin Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, and will last approximately five working days.

Crews will...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in January

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will
offer free computer literacy in January. Each session is anindependent class.

Times and dates of classes to offered are:

Basic Computer Skills &n...

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News Releases
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 has increased 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. The tipped wage has increased fro...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Education Stations in January at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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Come
to the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 and Saturday,Jan. 25, 2020 for hands-on art experiences making vegetable prints and crafting
“fossil casts.” No registration is required, and all materials will...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Artventurous in January at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Silly art from Las Cruces Museum of Art

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

STEAMpunk – Amelia Earhart at the Museum of Nature and Science

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The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will present “STEAMpunk – Amelia Earhart,” at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The program is free to the public.

Amelia Earhart, who lived from 1897 to 1937, was the first wom...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Wolf Hall Book Club”

Wolf Hall Image

This March, Hilary Mantel is releasing the long-awaited conclusion to the Booker-Award winning Wolf Hall series. Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., as we read – and watch – our way through Wolf Hall and Brin...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Public Hearings for Beer & Wine Licenses

Several Wine Glasses Turned Upside Down

The Las Cruces City Council will consider a resolution to approve a waiver of the church/school distance restriction for a Restaurant Beer and Wine Liquor License to Zeffiro’s Pizzeria Downtown LLC d/b/a Zeffiro’s Pizzeria Downtown to ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

50 Plus Walking Program Winter 2020 (January-March Session)

Frank O'Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.

The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 13 weeks! It begins with 20-minute...

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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&rsqu...

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News Releases
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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