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Posted on: May 7, 2021

2014 Arson Case Remains Unsolved

Arson 2014 at The Gen

In commemoration of National Arson Awareness Week, May 2-8, the Las Cruces Fire Department is shedding light on a 7-year-old case that has yet to be solved. On June 25, 2014, someone entered The Gen – at the time, a popular alternative fashion ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2014 Arson Case Remains Unsolved

Arson 2014 at The Gen

In commemoration of National Arson Awareness Week, May 2-8, the Las Cruces Fire Department is shedding light on a 7-year-old case that has yet to be solved. On June 25, 2014, someone entered The Gen – at the time, a popular alternative fashion boutique a...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 5

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 10, 2021 for the following areas: Main Street from Alameda Boulevard/El Paseo Road to Avenida de Mesilla. This work is being comp...

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District 4 News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 5

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 10, 2021 for the following areas: Main Street from Alameda Boulevard/El Paseo Road to Avenida de Mesilla. This work is being comp...

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District 6 News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 5

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 10, 2021 for the following areas: Main Street from Alameda Boulevard/El Paseo Road to Avenida de Mesilla. This work is being comp...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 5

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 10, 2021 for the following areas: Main Street from Alameda Boulevard/El Paseo Road to Avenida de Mesilla. This work is being comp...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2021 Summer Program Lottery Registration

2021 Summer Program Lottery Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting Summer Recreation Program lottery registration beginning Friday, May 7 through 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.

Lottery registration will be online at www.las-cruces.org/play, click on the onli...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2021 Summer Program Lottery Registration

2021 Summer Program Lottery Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting Summer Recreation Program lottery registration beginning Friday, May 7 thru Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m., online at www.las-cruces.org/play  (click on the online registration li...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2021 Summer Program Lottery Registration

2021 Summer Program Lottery Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting Summer Recreation Program lottery registration beginning Friday, May 7 thru Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m., online at www.las-cruces.org/play  (click on the online registration li...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 7, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on May 10

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 via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021 for a Work Session.

OIR Group, the new, independent police auditor hired by the City of Las Cruces, will be introduced to the City Council at Monday’s Work Session. O...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 7, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on May 10

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 via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021 for a Work Session.

OIR Group, the new, independent police auditor hired by the City of Las Cruces, will be introduced to the City Council at Monday’s Work ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Frenger Pool to Close for Repairs

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, May 10.

During the closure, lap swimming will be available at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Frenger Pool to Close for Repairs

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, May 10. As a timeline for completion becomes clear, an update on progress will be given. 

During the closure, lap swimming will be available at the Las Cruces Regional ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Frenger Pool to Close for Repairs

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, May 10. As a timeline for completion becomes clear, an update on progress will be given. 

During the closure, lap swimming will be available at the Las Cruces Regional ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Lane Closure for Old Farm Road Extended

Lane Closure (1)

A Water Rehab project for Las Cruces Utilities will continue at Old Farm Road as construction continues on the Water Main Rehabilitation, Carreon Place and Alley North of Picacho Project. The current lane closure at the intersection of Old Farm R...

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District 2 News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Lane Closure for Old Farm Road Extended

Lane Closure (1)

A Water Rehab project for Las Cruces Utilities will continue at Old Farm Road as construction continues on the Water Main Rehabilitation, Carreon Place and Alley North of Picacho Project. The current lane closure at the intersection of Old Farm R...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Lane Closure for Old Farm Road Extended

Lane Closure (1)

A Water Rehab project for Las Cruces Utilities will continue at Old Farm Road as construction continues on the Water Main Rehabilitation, Carreon Place and Alley North of Picacho Project. The current lane closure at the intersection of Old Farm R...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Lane Closure for Stanford Street

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

A Water Rehab project for Las Cruces Utilities will continue at Stanford Street as construction continues for the Water Main Rehabilitation, Carreon Place, and the Alley North of Picacho Project. There will be a lane closure on ...

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District 2 News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Lane Closure for Stanford Street

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

A Water Rehab project for Las Cruces Utilities will continue at Stanford Street as construction continues for the Water Main Rehabilitation, Carreon Place, and the Alley North of Picacho Project. There will be a lane closure on ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Lane Closure for Stanford Street

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

A Water Rehab project for Las Cruces Utilities will continue at Stanford Street as construction continues for the Water Main Rehabilitation, Carreon Place, and the Alley North of Picacho Project. There will be a lane closure on ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso this Weekend

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso

Recruiters from the Las Cruces Police Department will be at the Bassett Crafts Market in El Paso this weekend. Recruiters will be at the Bassett Crafts Market, 6101 Gateway Boulevard West, in El Paso, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and from no...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 7, 2021

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso this Weekend

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso

Recruiters from the Las Cruces Police Department will be at the Bassett Crafts Market in El Paso this weekend. Las Cruces police are recruiting for the department’s next Academy that is set to begin in January 2022. Applications are being accep...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso this Weekend

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso

Recruiters from the Las Cruces Police Department will be at the Bassett Crafts Market in El Paso this weekend. Las Cruces police are recruiting for the department’s next Academy that is set to begin in January 2022. Applications are being accepted until ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 7, 2021

New Infrastructure for West Mesa Industrial Park Treatment Facility

Joaquin Murillo Next to the Motor

By Cassie McClure  

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 5/7/2021

The West Mesa Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Facility (Facility), operated by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), treats approximately 150,000 gallons of wastewater per day. There’s pl...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Suspect in Auto Theft Arrested after High-speed Pursuit on I-10

Steven Arechiga

The man suspected of stealing a Nissan Altima early Friday morning was arrested a few hours later after using the vehicle to assault a Las Cruces police officer and leading units on a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 10. Steven Arechiga, 26, of the 16000...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Suspect in Auto Theft Arrested after High-speed Pursuit on I-10

Steven Arechiga

The man suspected of stealing a Nissan Altima early Friday morning was arrested a few hours later after using the vehicle to assault a Las Cruces police officer and leading units on a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 10. Steven Arechiga, 26, of the 16000...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Water Line Cleaning for Various Locations to Begin May 10

Water Line Cleaning

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES) in the Avalon park, Camelot Gardens, Valley Gardens, Highland Manner, North Highland Addition, Highland Place Addition, Corazon Del Valle, Gol...

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District 4 News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Water Line Cleaning for Various Locations to Begin May 10

Water Line Cleaning

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES) in the Avalon park, Camelot Gardens, Valley Gardens, Highland Manner, North Highland Addition, Highland Place Addition, Corazon Del Valle, Gol...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Water Line Cleaning for Various Locations to Begin May 10

Water Line Cleaning

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES) in the Avalon park, Camelot Gardens, Valley Gardens, Highland Manner, North Highland Addition, Highland Place Addition, Corazon Del Valle, Gol...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Armed Man Near Walmart Taken into Protective Custody

Unit Lights Daytime Overheads

A potentially violent incident near a Walmart Supercenter was de-escalated by Las Cruces police officers on Wednesday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a man with a long gun walking near a ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Armed Man Near Walmart Taken into Protective Custody

Unit Lights Daytime Overheads

A potentially violent incident near a Walmart Supercenter was de-escalated by Las Cruces police officers on Wednesday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a man with a long gun walking near a ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Federal Mask Mandate on RoadRUNNER Transit Buses and Hubs Extended

Bus Melendres

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Wednesday May 5, an extension of the federal mask mandate to September 13, 2021.

The mandate first went into effect on Feb. 1, 2021 and requires public transit agencies to enforce the use of masks ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Federal Mask Mandate on RoadRUNNER Transit Buses and Hubs Extended

Bus Melendres

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced, on Wednesday May 5, an extension of the federal mask mandate to September 13, 2021. The mandate first went into effect on February 1, 2021 and requires public transit agencies to enforce the use ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Federal Mask Mandate on RoadRUNNER Transit Buses and Hubs Extended

Bus Melendres

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced, on Wednesday May 5, an extension of the federal mask mandate to September 13, 2021. The mandate first went into effect on February 1, 2021 and requires public transit agencies to enforce the use ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Federal Mask Mandate on RoadRUNNER Transit Buses and Hubs Extended

Bus Melendres

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced, on Wednesday May 5, an extension of the federal mask mandate to September 13, 2021. The mandate first went into effect on February 1, 2021 and requires public transit agencies to enforce the use ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Follow-Up Virtual Meeting for Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Improvements

Man walking a bike on a path from a ground up perspective

Community members have an opportunity to attend a second presentation for the Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Improvements Project at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 during a virtual public meeting hosted by the design architect Molzen-Corbin and the City of...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Follow-Up Virtual Meeting for Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Improvements

Man walking a bike on a path from a ground up perspective

Community members have an opportunity to attend a second presentation for the Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Improvements Project at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 during a virtual public meeting hosted by the design architect Molzen-Corbin and the City...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Las Cruces Public Health Office Hosting Evening and Weekend COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Public Health Office at 1170 North Solano Dr. will be hosting evening and weekend drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination events throughout the month of May at the following days and times: 

  • Thurs...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Las Cruces Public Health Office to Host Evening and Weekend COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 north Solano Drive, will be conducting evening and weekend drive-through COVID-19 vaccination events throughout May at the following times and days: 

  • 4 p.m. to 6...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Police ID, Arrest Suspect in Burglary at Catholic School

Hugo Castaneda Mugshot

The man suspected of burglarizing Las Cruces Catholic School in April has been identified, charged and arrested. Hugo Castaneda, 39, of the 2200 block of north Alameda Boulevard, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is charged with one second-degree felo...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Police ID, Arrest Suspect in Burglary at Catholic School

Hugo Castaneda Mugshot

The man suspected of burglarizing Las Cruces Catholic School in April has been identified, charged and arrested. Hugo Castaneda, 39, of the 2200 block of north Alameda Boulevard, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is charged with one second-degree felo...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Public Encouraged to Attend Follow-Up Virtual Meeting for Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Impr

Man walking a bike on a path from a ground up perspective

Community members have an opportunity to attend a second presentation for the Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Improvements Project at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 during a virtual public meeting hosted by the design architect Molzen-Corbin and the City...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Public Encouraged to Attend Follow-Up Virtual Meeting for Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Impr

Man walking a bike on a path from a ground up perspective

Community members have an opportunity to attend a second presentation for the Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian/Utility Improvements Project at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 during a virtual public meeting hosted by the design architect Molzen-Corbin and the City...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Short Range Transit Plan Survey

Roadrunner Transit

The City of Las Cruces’ RoadRUNNER Transit is updating its 2016 Short Range Transit Plan and is seeking the public’s input to help plan services for the next 5 years. What Transit services are important to you now? What would you like ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Short Range Transit Plan Survey

Roadrunner Transit

The City of Las Cruces’ RoadRUNNER Transit is updating its 2016 Short Range Transit Plan and is seeking the public’s input to help plan services for the next 5 years. What Transit services are important to you now? What would you like RoadRUNNER Transit t...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Short Range Transit Plan Survey is Underway

Roadrunner Transit

The City of Las Cruces’ RoadRUNNER Transit is updating its 2016 Short Range Transit Plan and seeks public input to help plan services for the next five years.

What Transit services are important to you now? What would you like RoadRUNNER Transit to provide...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month

“Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save,” the theme for Building Safety Month 2021, encourages all Americans to raise awareness about the importance of safe and resilient construction; fire prevention; disaster mitigation, and new technologies in ...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Crawford Boulevard Bridge Lane Closure

NM DOT (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One is completing bridge repairs on Crawford Boulevard, which provides access from Interstate 10 to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park and Las Cruces International Airport. Kimo Cons...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Crawford Boulevard Bridge Lane Closure

NM DOT (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One is completing bridge repairs on Crawford Boulevard, which provides access from Interstate 10 to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park and Las Cruces International Airport. Kimo Cons...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Crawford Boulevard Bridge Lane Closure

NM DOT (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One is completing bridge repairs on Crawford Boulevard, which provides access from Interstate 10 to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park and Las Cruces International Airport. Kimo Cons...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Department of Health County Map Update May 5

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning May 5, with 30 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level, at which there are the fewest restrictions on commercial and day-to-...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

JIC Notes May 5, 2021

COVID-19

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail a...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Joint Information Center Notes for May 5, 2021

COVID-19

 

 

 

 

The objective of the Joint Information Center is to streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2021

New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 County Map Update for May 5

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday, May 5 announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning May 5, with 30 of New Mexico's 33  counties at the Turquoise Level.

Doña Ana County, and Las...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Police Seek Suspect in Two Vandalism Cases

Joel Arciniega Saenz Mug Shot

Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help locating the man suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage on April 24 at a pair of businesses in the Mesquite Historic District. Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Joel Arciniega...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Police Seek Suspect in Two Vandalism Cases

Joel Arciniega Saenz Mug Shot

Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help locating the man suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage on April 24 at a pair of businesses in the Mesquite Historic District. Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Joel Arciniega...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature and Science

Science Night

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take out activity kits in May. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplies last and must be ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature and Science

Science Night

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take out activity kits in May. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplies last and must be ...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature and Science

Science Night

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take out activity kits in May. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplies last and must be ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Teen Science Café - Read Earth History in the Rocks - A Virtual Geologic Field Trip

Rock Formations

The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café – Read Earth History in the Rocks: A Virtual Geologic Field Trip,” with guest presenter Brian Hampton, Ph.D.

The event will be...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Teen Science Café - Read Earth History in the Rocks - A Virtual Geologic Field Trip

Rock Formations

The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café – Read Earth History in the Rocks: A Virtual Geologic Field Trip,” with guest presenter Brian Hampton, Ph.D. The event will b...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Teen Science Café - Read Earth History in the Rocks - A Virtual Geologic Field Trip

Rock Formations

The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café – Read Earth History in the Rocks: A Virtual Geologic Field Trip,” with guest presen...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident

Brandee Martinez Mug Shot (2)

Police arrested a Las Cruces woman suspected in the Monday evening stabbing of another woman on the 2400 block of east Idaho Avenue. Brandee Martinez, 34, is charged with one third-degree felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a misd...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident

Brandee Martinez Mug Shot (2)

Police arrested a Las Cruces woman suspected in the Monday evening stabbing of another woman on the 2400 block of east Idaho Avenue. Brandee Martinez, 34, is charged with one third-degree felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a misd...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Council Recap for May 3, 2021

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council adopted a Resolution that establishes $400,000 in funding priorities and allocations for 16 Las Cruces nonprofit organizations during City government’s Fiscal Year 2022. The funding will come from the City’s...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

New Mexico State Officials to Provide COVID-19 Update

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Tracie C. Collins, MD and Human Services Department Secretary David R. Scrase, MD will provide a COVID-19 webinar update. The secretaries will take questions from the media Wednesday, May 5, at 1 p.m.

WHAT:&nbs...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Lane Closure for Old Farm Road

Orange barrels on street

There will be a lane closure north of the intersection of Old Farm Road and the Gillem Lateral beginning today, Monday, May 3. It is anticipated that this lane closure be in effect for one week, depending on weather conditions. The lane closure will suppo...

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District 2 News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Lane Closure for Old Farm Road

Orange barrels on street

There will be a lane closure north of the intersection of Old Farm Road and the Gillem Lateral beginning today, Monday, May 3. It is anticipated that this lane closure be in effect for one week, depending on weather conditions. The lane closure will suppo...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Lane Closure for Old Farm Road

Orange barrels on street

There will be a lane closure north of the intersection of Old Farm Road and the Gillem Lateral beginning today, Monday, May 3. It is anticipated that this lane closure be in effect for one week, depending on weather conditions. The lane closure will suppo...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 2, 2021

UtilityHawk Keeps an Eye Out for Waste

Luis Gonzales

By Kelly Koepke

Imagine what an undetected water leak at your home or rental property could cost you over time.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water per year nationwide. That equ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 2, 2021

UtilityHawk Keeps an Eye Out for Waste

Luis Gonzales

By Kelly Koepke

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 5/2/21

Imagine what an undetected water leak at your home or rental property could cost you over time. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion ga...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 30, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 4

Oil truck

Temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 3, for the following areas:

  • S. Melendres Street from W. Amador Avenue to Main Street. This work is in Council District #4.
  • W. Gallagher Avenue (Includes Nina's Place) from Alameda Boulevard to Main Street. Th...
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District 1 News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 4

Oil truck

Temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 3, for the following areas:

  • S. Melendres Street from W. Amador Avenue to Main Street. This work is in Council District #4.
  • W. Gallagher Avenue (Includes Nina's Place) from Alameda Boulevard to Main S...
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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 4

Oil truck

Temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 3, for the following areas:

  • S. Melendres Street from W. Amador Avenue to Main Street. This work is in Council District #4.
  • W. Gallagher Avenue (Includes Nina's Place) from Alameda Boulevard to Main Street. Th...
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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Natural Gas Rate Review

gas meter outside of someone's home

Residents have until May 26, 2021 to provide input on new Las Cruces Utilities Natural Gas Rate Review options. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is a department of the City of Las Cruces but is not funded by tax dollars. It has been 10 years since LCU last revi...
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Hot Topics
Posted on: April 30, 2021

New Traffic Calming on Fairway Driveway

Red Truck

Traffic calming devices will be placed on Fairway Drive to slow traffic in the area as part of the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. Installation of one of the speed tables will take place o...

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District 2 News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

New Traffic Calming on Fairway Driveway

Red Truck

Traffic calming devices will be placed on Fairway Drive to slow traffic in the area as part of the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. Installation of one of the speed tables will ta...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

New Traffic Calming on Fairway Driveway

Red Truck

Traffic calming devices will be placed on Fairway Drive to slow traffic in the area as part of the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. Installation of one of the speed tables will take place o...

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Public Works News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

NMDOT to Resume In-Person Car Seat Inspections in Las Cruces

NM DOT (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now are resuming in-person car seat checks. Starting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 Car Seat Fitting Stations will be conducted from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 30, 2021

NMDOT to Resume In-Person Car Seat Inspections in Las Cruces

NM DOT (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now are resuming in-person car seat checks. Starting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 Car Seat Fitting Stations will be conducted from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

NMDOT to Resume In-Person Car Seat Inspections in Las Cruces

NM DOT (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now are resuming in-person car seat checks. Starting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 Car Seat Fitting Stations will be conducted from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Public Encouraged to Participate in Natural Gas Rate Review

gas meter outside of someone's home

Residents have until May 26, 2021 to provide input on new Las Cruces Utilities Natural Gas Rate Review options.
Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is a department of the City of Las Cruces but is not funded by tax dollars. It has been 10 years since LCU last revie...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Public Encouraged to Participate in Natural Gas Rate Review

gas meter outside of someone's home

Residents have until May 26, 2021 to provide input on new Las Cruces Utilities Natural Gas Rate Review options. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is a department of the City of Las Cruces but is not funded by tax dollars. It has been 10 years since LCU last revi...
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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Public Encouraged to Participate in Natural Gas Rate Review

gas meter outside of someone's home

Residents have until May 26, 2021 to provide input on new Las Cruces Utilities Natural Gas Rate Review options. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is a department of the City of Las Cruces but is not funded by tax dollars. It has been 10 years since LCU last revi...
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Utilities
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Road Closure for Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue

Roadwork

There will be a road closure at the intersection of Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue starting on Monday, May 3 and is anticipated to be in effect for two weeks depending on weather conditions for a Water Rehabilitation project for Las Cruces Uti...

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District 1 News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Road Closure for Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue

Roadwork

There will be a road closure at the intersection of Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue starting on Monday, May 3 and is anticipated to be in effect for two weeks depending on weather conditions for a Water Rehabilitation project for Las Cruces Uti...

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District 4 News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Road Closure for Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue

Roadwork

There will be a road closure at the intersection of Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue starting on Monday, May 3 and is anticipated to be in effect for two weeks depending on weather conditions for a Water Rehabilitation project for Las Cruces Uti...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Road Closure for Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue

Roadwork

There will be a road closure at the intersection of Mesilla Street and Newcomb Avenue starting on Monday, May 3 and is anticipated to be in effect for two weeks depending on weather conditions for a Water Rehabilitation project for Las Cruces Uti...

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Public Works News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Updated Red-Yellow-Green-Turquoise Criteria Now in Effect

Map of New Mexico for April 30, 2021 showing Dona Ana Highlighted in Green in red to green framework

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday, April 30 announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map, with updated key health metrics used to assign risk levels to counties under the Red-Yellow-Green COVID-19 framework now in effect.

Doña Ana Co...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Updated Red-Yellow-Green-Turquoise Criteria Now in Effect

Map of New Mexico for April 30, 2021 showing Dona Ana Highlighted in Green in red to green framework

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map, with updated key health metrics used to assign risk levels to counties under the Red-Yellow-Green COVID-19 framework now in effect. The update...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Utility Customer Advisor Group (UCAG) to Seek Input on Gas Rate Review

The Utility Customer Advisory Group (UCAG) wants to hear from the public about the gas rate review.

UCAG has reviewed the presentation by consultant Stantec Consulting that evaluated current gas rates, examined revenue requirement, and the cost of providin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Utility Customer Advisor Group (UCAG) to Seek Input on Gas Rate Review

The Utility Customer Advisory Group (UCAG) wants to hear from the public about the gas rate review. UCAG has reviewed the presentation by consultant Stantec Consulting that evaluated current gas rates, examined revenue requirement, and the cost of providi...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Visit Las Cruces Celebrates Travel and Tourism Week By Emphasizing the Power of Travel

Tourism and Hospitality

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which will be from May 2 to May 8, Visit Las Cruces will highlight the industry’s role in restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America, with a series of informational ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Visit Las Cruces Celebrates Travel and Tourism Week, May 2-8, By Emphasizing the Power of Travel

Tourism and Hospitality

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which takes place May 2-8, Visit Las Cruces will highlight the industry’s role in restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America, with a series of informationa...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Visit Las Cruces Celebrates Travel and Tourism Week, May 2-8, By Emphasizing the Power of Travel

Tourism and Hospitality

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which takes place May 2-8, Visit Las Cruces will highlight the industry’s role in restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America, with a series of informational pop-up b...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 29, 2021

"Science Cafe - Porous Polymers: Syntheses and Applications"

water

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Porous Polymers: Synthesis and Applications” with guest speaker Reza Foudazi, Ph.D.

Dr. Foudazi joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 29, 2021

"Science Cafe - Porous Polymers: Syntheses and Applications"

water

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Porous Polymers: Synthesis and Applications” with guest speaker Reza Foudazi, Ph.D. Dr. Reza joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

"Science Cafe - Porous Polymers: Syntheses and Applications"

water

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Porous Polymers: Synthesis and Applications” with guest speaker Reza Foudazi, Ph.D.

Dr. Foudazi joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Saturation Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for May

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within city limits during May. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints conducted by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of moto...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Saturation Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for May

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

Las Cruces police will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within city limits during the month of May. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists w...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Saturation Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for May

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

Las Cruces police will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within city limits during the month of May. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists w...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 28, 2021

JIC Notes April 28, 2021

COVID-19

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Joint Information Center Notes for April 28, 2021

COVID-19

The objective of the Joint Information Center is to streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include representatives from the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, local hospi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 28, 2021

New Mexico to Loosen Red-Yellow-Green Criteria, Sets Vaccination Goal for Removal of Restrictions

image of Governors logo

New Mexico officials announced Wednesday, April 28 the state will loosen key health metrics used to assign risk levels to counties in the Red-Yellow-Green COVID-19 framework.

As New Mexico continues to lead vaccine distribution efforts in the U.S., the sta...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 28, 2021

New Mexico to Loosen Red-Yellow-Green Criteria, Sets Vaccination Goal for Removal of Restrictions

image of Governors logo

State officials announced on Wednesday that New Mexico will loosen the key health metrics used to assign risk levels to counties under the Red-Yellow-Green COVID-19 framework, as the state’s nation-leading vaccine distribution effort is over tim...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

NMDOT Seeks Comments on Pedestrian Safety Plan

Traffic Signal Red Light

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has developed a statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and welcomes public feedback.In 2019, 6,205 pedestrians in the U.S. were killed, including 83 in New Mexico. It was the most pedestrian deaths in 30 years,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 28, 2021

NMDOT Seeks Comments on Pedestrian Safety Plan

Traffic Signal Red Light

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has developed a statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and welcomes public feedback. In 2019, 6,205 pedestrians in the U.S. were killed, including 83 in New Mexico. It was the most pedestrian deaths in 30 year...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

NMDOT Seeks Comments on Pedestrian Safety Plan

NM DOT

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has developed a statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and welcomes public feedback. In 2019, 6,205 pedestrians in the U.S. were killed, including 83 in New Mexico. It was the most pedestrian deaths in 30 year...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 26, 2021

2021 Parent & Me / Tumbling Gymnastics Classes

Gymnastics Kids

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a four-week gymnastics session focused on individual skill development. This fun and instructional program has been developed with the wellness and safety of participants and staff ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

2021 Parent & Me / Tumbling Gymnastics Classes

Gymnastics Kids

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a four-week gymnastics session focused on individual skill development. This fun and instructional program has been developed with the wellness and safety of participants and staff ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 26, 2021

2021 Parent & Me / Tumbling Gymnastics Classes

Gymnastics Kids

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a four-week gymnastics session focused on individual skill development. This fun and instructional program has been developed with the wellness and safety of participants and staff ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 26, 2021

2021 Parent & Me/Tumbling and Gymnastics Classes

Gymnastics Kids

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a four-week gymnastics session focused on individual skill development.

This fun and instructional program has been developed with the wellness and safety of participants and staff in mind...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Las Cruces Fire Department Issues Temporary Ban on Open Burning

No Burning

The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) will not be issuing burn permits to Las Cruces residents for open burning of vegetation effective Monday, April 26, 2021. The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of the severe drought conditions in Do&a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Las Cruces Fire Issues Temporary Ban on Open Burning

No Burning

The Las Cruces Fire Department will not be issuing burn permits to Las Cruces residents for open burning of vegetation effective Monday, April 26, 2021. The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of the severe drought conditions in Dona Ana C...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Las Cruces Fire Issues Temporary Ban on Open Burning

No Burning

The Las Cruces Fire Department will not be issuing burn permits to Las Cruces residents for open burning of vegetation effective Monday, April 26, 2021. The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of the severe drought conditions in Dona Ana C...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 25, 2021

Pay your LCU Monthly Bill with One-Click

By G.H. Scott

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/25/21

Have you joined UtilityHawk yet? It’s a free service provided by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) that allows you to track natural gas and water usage information and is updated four times a day...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Are You with Me? At the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Are You With Me by Sonya Fe

Are You with Me? by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe opens May 7 and continues through July 24.

Fe’s exhibit is a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Fe’s work reflects social and cultural i...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Are You with Me? At the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Are You With Me by Sonya Fe

Are You with Me? by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe opens May 7, and runs through July 24. Fe’s exhibit is both a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Fe’s work reflects social and cultural issues with themes ...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Are You with Me? At the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Are You With Me by Sonya Fe

Are You with Me? by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe opens May 7, and runs through July 24. Fe’s exhibit is both a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Fe’s work reflects social and cultural issues with themes ...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Are You with Me? At the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Are You With Me by Sonya Fe

Are You with Me? by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe opens May 7, and runs through July 24. Fe’s exhibit is both a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Fe’s work reflects social and cultural...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Are You with Me? At the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Are You With Me by Sonya Fe

Are You with Me? by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe opens May 7, and runs through July 24. Fe’s exhibit is both a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Fe’s work reflects social and cultural issues with themes ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Peachtree Hills Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

Due to storm drain upgrades as part of new residential development, Peachtree Hills Road, between Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Metro Park Street, will be closed beginning Monday, April 26, 2021 while Renegade Construction, a limited liability company, place...

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District 5 News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Peachtree Hills Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

Due to storm drain upgrades as part of new residential development, Peachtree Hills Road, between Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Metro Park Street, will be closed beginning Monday, April 26, 2021 while Renegade Construction, a limited liability company, place...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Peachtree Hills Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

Due to storm drain upgrades as part of new residential development, Peachtree Hills Road, between Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Metro Park Street, will be closed beginning Monday, April 26, 2021 while Renegade Construction, a limited liability company, place...

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Public Works News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

UtilityHawk Saves Money, Conserves Water

LCU Crew Working on Service Line

By Kelly Koepke 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/23/21

Las Cruces Utility (LCU) customer Jo Nash recently received a notification that upwards of 60 gallons of water per hour were continuously flowing through her meter. The alert was made po...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Water Line Cleaning to be Done in 11 Subdivisions

Las Cruces Utilities Truck

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines in 11 City subdivisions using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES). Cleaning will begin Monday, April 26, 2021 and continue until May 7, 2021. Water line cleaning will be conducted in ...

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District 4 News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Water Line Cleaning to be Done in 11 Subdivisions

Las Cruces Utilities Truck

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines in 11 City subdivisions using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES). Cleaning will begin Monday, April 26, 2021 and continue until May 7, 2021. Water line cleaning will be conducted in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Water Line Cleaning to be Done in 11 Subdivisions

Las Cruces Utilities Truck

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines in 11 City subdivisions using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES). Cleaning will begin Monday, April 26, 2021 and continue until May 7, 2021. Water line cleaning will be conducted in ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Water Line Cleaning to be Done in 11 Subdivisions

Las Cruces Utilities Truck

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines in 11 City subdivisions using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES). Cleaning will begin Monday, April 26, 2021 and continue until May 7, 2021. Water line cleaning will be conducted in ...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 21, 2021

May Activities through the Branigan Cultural Center

Lady in Purple

The Branigan Cultural Center is still closed to the public for scheduled maintenance, but residents can still enjoy the museum from home through these online programs. “Culture of Empowerment: LGBTQAI+ Experience in Las Cruces”&nb...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 21, 2021

May Activities through the Branigan Cultural Center

Lady in Purple

The Branigan Cultural Center is still closed to the public for scheduled maintenance, but you can still enjoy the museum from home through these online programs. “Culture of Empowerment: LGBTQAI+ Experience in Las Cruces” 

Wednesday, May 5, 5:30 ...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

May Activities through the Branigan Cultural Center

Lady in Purple

The Branigan Cultural Center is still closed to the public for scheduled maintenance, but you can still enjoy the museum from home through these online programs. “Culture of Empowerment: LGBTQAI+ Experience in Las Cruces” 

Wednesday, May 5, 5:30 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

May Activities through the Branigan Cultural Center

Lady in Purple

The Branigan Cultural Center is still closed to the public for scheduled maintenance, but you can still enjoy the museum from home through these online programs. “Culture of Empowerment: LGBTQAI+ Experience in Las Cruces” 

Wednesday, May 5, 5:30 ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Counting Cyclists

Outline of walkers and bikers

Sign-up, get active, and start logging your cycling trips! 

As a part of the City’s ongoing efforts to further active transportation in our community, collecting accurate and up-to-date data is a necessity. Strava is a free app where you can log y...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: April 18, 2021

CONSERVATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! LCU Customers Will be Able to Track and Budget Usage

By G.H. Scott

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/18/21

We live in a desert. Water is precious. Finding an easy way to conserve this valuable resource is important to us all. The question is, how can we make conservation a priority with a busy schedule? ...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 16, 2021

THERE’S A WEB SITE FOR THAT! LCU Customers Able to Track Bill and Usage

By G.H. Scott 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/16/21

If you’re looking to track your water usage or you’re wondering if your bill is within budget, there’s now a website for that! As a Las Cruces Utilities (LCU)...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 15, 2021

PictoGraff at the Branigan Cultural Center

NI Uno Mas Picture

Be a part of the seventh annual street art festival at Branigan Cultural Center, which will be dedicated to Indigenous expression, and will feature Arrowsoul Art, dancers, textile artists, music, outdoor exhibitions. and more.

This year’s program honors th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 15, 2021

PictoGraff at the Branigan Cultural Center

NI Uno Mas Picture

Be a part of the seventh annual street art festival at Branigan Cultural Center, which will be dedicated to Indigenous expression, and will feature Arrowsoul Art, dancers, textile artists, music, outdoor exhibitions. and more.

This year’s program...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

PictoGraff at the Branigan Cultural Center

NI Uno Mas Picture

Be a part of the 7th annual street art festival dedicated to Indigenous expression, featuring Arrowsoul Art, dancers, textile artists, music, outdoor exhibition at the Branigan Cultural Center, and more. This year’s program honors the Missing and Murdered...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 13, 2021

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Make your own scrapbook with the Las Cruces Museum of Art to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day!

This program will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1 on Zoom, and is suitable for all ages. Registration is required to attend, and spaces are limited. ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 13, 2021

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Make your own scrapbook with the Las Cruces Museum of Art to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day! This program will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 on Zoom, and is suitable for all ages. Registration is required to attend, and spaces are lim...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Make your own scrapbook with the Las Cruces Museum of Art to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day! This program will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 on Zoom, and is suitable for all ages. Registration is required to attend, and spaces are lim...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Performs Inspection of Gas Transmission Lines

LCU Inspection of Gas Transmission

By Cassie McClure

It might be hard to understand why a Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Corrosion Technician has what looks like ski poles, a rolled wire backpack, and is staring down at a small screen hanging on his chest – especially if he’...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Performs Inspection of Gas Transmission Lines

LCU Inspection of Gas Transmission

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/11/21

It might be hard to understand why a Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Corrosion Technician has what looks like ski poles, a rolled wire backpack, and is staring down at a small screen hanging on his c...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Conservation in Action with New Las Cruces Utilities NO-DES Truck

LCU No Des Filter

By Cassie McClure 

With the help of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) project, the City of Las Cruces (City) was awarded a grant fo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Conservation in Action with New Las Cruces Utilities NO-DES Truck

LCU No Des Filter

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/9/21

With the help of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) project, the City of Las Cru...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps Disburse Various City and Community Aid and Utility Bill Balances

By Cassie McClure

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) works with many City of Las Cruces (City) departments that together are working to help residents and businesses come through to the other side of the pandemic, especially in making sure that COVID-19 relief fin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps Disburse Various City and Community Aid and Utility Bill Balances

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/4/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) works with many City of Las Cruces (City) departments that together are working to help residents and businesses come through to the other side of the pandemic, especia...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Sewage Line Extension now moves in to Phase II at Hacienda Acres Subdivision

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/2/21

During the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session, a $1,006,370.00 grant was approved for the Las Cruces Septic Systems Replacement project, Hacienda Acres is one of two areas in Las Cruce...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Doña Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs.

The...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Dona Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs. 

The ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Dona Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs. 

The Walking P...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frenger Pool to Change Operational Hours Temporarily

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be temporarily changing its operational hours from April 5 through May 9. 

During this time, lap swimming will be available to the public from 7 - 11 a.m. Reservations can still be made at the Las Cruces Regi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frenger Pool to Change Operational Hours Temporarily

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be temporarily changing its operational hours from April 5 through May 9. 

During this time, lap swimming will be available to the public from 7 - 11 a.m. Reservations can still be made at the Las Cruces Regi...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frenger Pool to Temporarily Change Operational Hours

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be temporarily changing its operational hours from April 5 through May 9. 

During this time, lap swimming will be available to the public from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Reservations can still be made at the Las Cruce...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 28, 2021

Closer to a Sustainable Future: Assistant City Manager Tours LCU Facilities

LCU ACM Tour (2)

By Cassie McClure

A blustery and chilly day made for dramatic skies across the Organ Mountains, especially with the view from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) East Mesa Water Reclamation Facility.

There were more people, and more panels being pulled up to look at...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 28, 2021

Closer to a Sustainable Future: Assistant City Manager Tours LCU Facilities

LCU ACM Tour (2)

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/28/21

A blustery and chilly day made for dramatic skies around the Organ Mountains, especially with the view from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) East Mesa Water Reclamation Facility. There were more peopl...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director Selected for Duke University’s 2021 Water Innovation Leadership

LCU Carl Clark after pic

By Cassie McClure 

Carl Clark, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Environmental & Technical Support, has been selected as one of the 17 fellows in the yearlong 2021 Water Innovation Leadership Development (WILD) Program developed by Du...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director Selected for Duke University’s 2021 Water Innovation Leadership

LCU Carl Clark after pic

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/26/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Environmental & Technical Support Carl Clark has been selected as one of the 17 fellows in the yearlong 2021 Water Innovation Leadership ...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 21, 2021

When Winds Blows, Make Sure Trash is Bagged

LCU Windy Trash Bin

By Cassie McClure

It’s that time of year that stirs up dust in the Rio Grande Valley, but the spring winds also capture stray trash, particularly if it’s not bagged.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) reminds residents to please bag trash, not j...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 21, 2021

When Winds Blows, Make Sure Trash is Bagged

LCU Windy Trash Bin (1)

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/21/21

It’s that time of year that stirs up dust in the Rio Grande Valley, but the spring winds also capture stray trash, particularly if it’s not bagged. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) reminds residents t...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Bringing the Banquet Home: Las Cruces Utilities Annual Awards Celebration

LCU Dinners and Awards Delilah and Gilbert

By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) typically has its annual awards ceremony during a banquet where associates receiving awards are recognized for their years of service. Those associates can invite one family member to help celebrate th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Bringing the Banquet Home: Las Cruces Utilities Annual Awards Celebration

LCU Dinners and Awards Delilah and Gilbert

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/19/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) typically holds their annual awards ceremony during a banquet where associates receiving awards are recognized for their years of service. Those associates c...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Road Construction Notice for Camino Coyote Lane

Lane Closure (1)

Construction on Camino Coyote Lane east of the East Mesa Public Safety Complex will be starting Thursday March 18, for the extension of the street for the future site of the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Road Construction Notice for Camino Coyote Lane

Lane Closure (1)

Construction on Camino Coyote Lane east of the East Mesa Public Safety Complex will be starting Thursday March 18, for the extension of the street for the future site of the ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

RoadRUNNER Transit Survey

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RoadRUNNER Transit is asking for your help in planning transit services for the next 5 years. What transit services are important to you now? What would you like RoadRUNNER Transit to provide in the future? The survey takes just 5 minutes and can be viewe...

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Additional Info... RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mayor's Top Teens

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NOMINATIONS are open for the 2021-2022 class of Top Teens. The nomination period is March 1 - June 15, 2021. Only online submissions are accepted, available on our website:  www.mayorstopteens.com.

Teens may be nominated by anyone except themselve...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Nominations Sought for Mayor's Top Teens

Logo for Mayors Top Teens - Text on Purple Background with Stars

Nominations are open for the 2021-2022 class of the Mayor's Top Teens.

The nomination period is March 1 to June 15, 2021. Only online submissions are accepted and are available on our website:  www.mayorstopteens.com.

Teens may be nominate...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 14, 2021

February Arctic Freeze to Affect Las Cruces Utilities Customer Bills

Gas Meter

By G. H. Scott 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/14/21

Due to the extremely cold temperatures in mid-February, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is taking steps to insulate customers from significantly higher natural gas bills. Because of pro-active...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 12, 2021

From Temporary to Opportunity: Las Cruces Utilities Allows for Growth

LCU Alvarado

By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste Laborer Ariana Alvarado likes to work with her hands. She was happy to get a temporary 20-hours-per-week position at LCU in June 2020.

Previously, Alvarado worked at an oil change shop and h...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 12, 2021

From Temporary to Opportunity: Las Cruces Utilities Allows for Growth

LCU Alvarado

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/12/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste Laborer Ariana Alvarado likes to work with her hands. She was happy to get a temporary 20-hour per week position at LCU back in June 2020.

Previou...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 7, 2021

Free Mulch Ready for Pick Up at Las Cruces Utilities Foothills Landfill Composting Facility

LCU Compost Ready

By Cassie McClure 

Residents may be interested in getting back in their gardens, and composted mulch from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is again available, free for pick up, at the LCU Foothills Landfill Composting Facility 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Boulev...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 7, 2021

Free Mulch Ready for Pickup at Las Cruces Utilities Foothills Landfill Composting Facility

LCU Compost Ready

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/7/21

Residents may be interested in getting back in their gardens, and composted mulch from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is again available, free for pickup, at the LCU Foothills Landfill Comp...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Las Cruces Audit Report Released

City Hall view of the flags

The Office of the New Mexico State Auditor (OSA) has released a report involving a fraud examination and investigation initiated by the City of Las Cruces.

The report identified serious conflicts of interest and revealed more than $1.8 million in mishandle...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

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The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages.

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of New Mexico&r...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

An undated photo of one of the lion statues in front of Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The hourly wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages. 

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of New Mexic...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Business Registration Fees to be Reduced in 2021

Las Cruces Economic Development Logo

In a move to help Las Cruces businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Las Cruces City Council on Monday, December 7, approved a 12-month moratorium on collecting the full amount of the city’s business registration fees.

The Council adopted a Resolution...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 3, 2020

New Fees for City Building Permits Go into Effect on November 5

Las Cruces City Hall

A new fee schedule for all building and inspection permits issued by the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 3, 2020

New Fees for City Building Permits Go into Effect on November 5

Las Cruces City Hall

A new fee schedule for all building and inspection permits issued by the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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Community Development
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Go Bond Project Updates

Logo For Go Bond on City Website Text only Red "GO" and Grid like appearance Text "Build

The City of Las Cruces has established an easy, online way for the public to check the status of the General Obligation (GO) Bond projects approved by voters. The GO Bond portal provides improved transparency and customer service to Las Crucens.

Follow thi...

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Hot Topics
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 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Continues Reduced Service Until Further Notice

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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: 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: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

Image of half of a face showing ear with sound waves going in ear

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