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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Winter Break Camp - Registration

Kids doing crafts

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Water Outage Within Palmer Subdivision for December 10

image of hand turning off the outdoor water faucet

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

E. Amador Ave. Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure with barrels

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Schedule Change for Channel Sizing Fitness Class

Aquatics Center

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

AfterFriday, December 6, the Friday eveni...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Knives to Threaten Partner

Dave Cecil Fraser Jr.

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Officer Charged after Accidental Discharge of Firearm

School Zone Ahead sign

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

STEAMpunk – Albert Baez at the Museum of Nature & Science

Albert Baez portrait

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Free Shuttle Service Available for City’s Holiday Festivities

A map of the downtown area with the buses stops

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

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

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Police Investigate Accidental Discharge of Firearm at Local Middle School

School Zone Ahead sign

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pavement Condition Survey is Underway

Pavement Condition Survey photo

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

The survey will be completed using specialized equipment:

• The first phase consists of establishi...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

LCU Did Not Disconnect Utility Services at Local Hotel

Las Cruces Utilities Logo

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Informational Meeting for GED Seekers”

Picture of GED Book

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

We will share inf...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Hickory Loop Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Flagman Operation and Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Parkhill Drive Shoulder Work

Lane Closure

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

For the public’s co...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

City Councilor Jack Eakman Hosting Town Hall December 9

Image of Councilor Jack Eackman

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

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

Print of the Sun

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Las Cruces Road Striping and Marking Work to Begin

Stripes on pavement

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

  • Claude Dove Drive, from Telshor Boulev...
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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

East Mesa Public Recreational Complex GO Bond Project Discussion

Map of East Mesa Public Recreational Complex

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Grey car driving in the rain

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

2020 Youth Cheer Program

Group of Cheerleaders

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Informational Meeting Scheduled About the City of Las Cruces Lohman Property

Arial Image of Landfill

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

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Applications Still Accepted for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces is still accepting applications for a new Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – or tow truck &...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

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

For the public&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Applicants Sought for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces has a new Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – or tow truck – is needed.

Previously, the City contracted wit...

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Wrecker Rotation Program Application News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Red Hawk Golf Road Closure

image of street construction

Red Hawk Golf Road from the north side of Sienna Avenue to the Arroyo Road round-about will be closed to thru traffic beginning November 12. The closure is expected to last 2 months while Morrow Enterprises, Inc. completes roadway construction.

Access to t...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

image of old movie records

Love movies? Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each mont...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

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

Bandits and Heroes logo

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

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Museum of Art photo

The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is open for Fall 2019 Studio Programs Art Classes. Spaces are still open for Session 2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019, to Dec. 21, 2019.

The Studio Programs Art Classes exist to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

Road Work Ahead sign

  • East Mesa Avenue (between Porter Dr. and east end)
  • Blue Mountain Drive (between Norte Vista Dr. and Star View Dr.)
  • Coyote Flats Street (between Village Dr. and Peachtree Hills Rd.)
  • Moon View Drive (between Porter Dr. and Peachtree Hills Dr.)
  • High Desert Drive...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

Branigan Library photo

Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials...

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