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Posted on: January 26, 2022

"Revelation: Regional Artists from the Permanent Collection" at the Museum of Art

Regional Artists

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., for a new exhibition, “Revelation: Regional Artists from the Permanent Collection.”

The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 4, 2022, to March 12, 2022. The exhibition showcases ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 25, 2022

City Council Work Session Recap for Jan. 24, 2022

City Council Chambers

The Las Cruces City Council received a progress report on “Realize Las Cruces” at its Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, work session, in Council Chambers at City Hall.

In March 2021, the City contracted with Freese and Nichols, Inc. (F&N) for ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 24, 2022

City's and State Partner to Promote Job Fair on February 10

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The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Connection will partner to promote a free Job Fair.

The event will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 10, 2022, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. Univers...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 24, 2022

In-Person Car Seat Inspection in Las Cruces

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Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will host an in-per...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2022

From Temp to Full Time: LCU Internship Grows Employees

LCU Ashton

By Cassie McClure

It’s come full circle for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Wastewater Collection Worker Ashton Gregory.

Gregory is the first woman to graduate from the LCU Internship Program, and she ended up hired as a full-time employee working in w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Pioneer Women's Park Gazebo Design Public Meeting Scheduled

Pioneer Womens Park

Las Cruces residents have an opportunity to provide input on the draft plan for the Pioneer Women’s Park gazebo design at a public meeting hosted by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at:

6 p.m. Feb. 10, 2022 Women’s Im...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Branigan Park Master Plan Public Meeting Scheduled

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Las Cruces residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the draft Master Plan for Branigan Park at a public meeting hosted by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department that will begin at:

  

1 p.m. March 5, 2022 Lerdo R...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Tony Gomez and Frenger Parks Master Plans Public Meeting Scheduled

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Las Cruces residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the draft Master Plans for Tony Gomez Park and Frenger Park at a public meeting hosted by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at:

1 p.m. March 5, 2022 Lerdo Room, Room 2007 La...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 20, 2022

AudioEye Feature Launched on City's Website

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The City of Las Cruces has launched AudioEye, a new feature on their website at www.las-cruces.org, that will aid people who are visually impaired.

AudioEye is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guideline...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Despite Pandemic, Community Development Department Experiences a Busy Year in 2021

Community Development

Despite the continuing pandemic, 2021 was a busy year, a good year, and an extraordinary year for development and construction in Las Cruces, according to the City’s Community Development Department.

The department’s highlights and acco...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 20, 2022

"Charreada" to Open February 4 at the Branigan Cultural Center

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The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., announces the opening of a new exhibition, “Charreada,” featuring dynamic photographs by Mel Stone of the Mexican rodeo arena and the charreada, as well as the expertise of the riders who ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Chandler Tank Park Design Public Meeting Scheduled

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City residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the draft plan, which is 60 percent complete, for the Chandler Tank Park. A public meeting hosted by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled at:  

6 p.m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 19, 2022

LCU Customer Central is Currently Affected by a Staff Shortage

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers should be aware that due to unforeseen staffing shortages LCU’s Customer Central will be temporarily operating at a 50-percent staffing level for approximately two weeks.

Due to the staffing shortage, wait tim...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Cat Traps and Deterrents Become Available with Revised Animal Ordinance

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The Las Cruces Police Department Animal Control Section will have cat traps available for pick up beginning Thursday, January 20 in order to assist with the Community Cat section of the revised animal ordinance.

These traps can be picked up at the East Mes...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 18, 2022

State Introduces Free at-home Rapid Testing Program

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) are securing more than one million ihealth at-home rapid antigen tests for the state, to be initially distributed in areas of higher social vulnerability.So far, more...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 9, 2022

New Blue Bins: Las Cruces Utilities and South Central Solid Waste Authority Team Up

LCU New Recycling Containers

By Cassie McClure

The blue recycling bin outside the garage or by your door might suddenly look different - a little newer, with some updated logos, and with a new number to call for questions.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), with South Central Solid Waste Auth...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Growth at Las Cruces Utilities Needs People Like You

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By Cassie McClure

As of Jan. 3, 2022, there were 66 positions to be filled at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU).

Some of those positions will be filled internally by City employees who have grown their skills and are ready to take on new challenges, just like LCU ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Unidad Park - GO Bond Playground Rehabilitation and Splash Pad Addition

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Work on Unidad Park began January 12 and continues through the end of July 2022.

This project is part of the City of Las Cruces GO Bond Question 1, Parks and Sports Improvements and Additions. For safety reasons, Unidad Park will be closed throughout this ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Spring 2022 Youth Sportsmanship Basketball Individual Participant Registration

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the following individual registrations for the upcoming Spring 2022 Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League

There will be four age divisions offered to all genders between the ages of 4 and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Winter Water Conservation at Home

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By Cassie McClure

Water conservation may not be the highest priority in the winter, but colder months are still a good time to check outside and inside your house for leaks and ways to conserve water for your desert home.

"The first thing to check woul...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 9, 2022

New Blue Bins: Las Cruces Utilities and South Central Solid Waste Authority Team Up

LCU New Recycling Containers

By Cassie McClure

The blue recycling bin outside the garage or by your door might suddenly look different - a little newer, with some updated logos, and with a new number to call for questions.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), with South Central Solid Waste Auth...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 11, 2022

"Me, Myself and Shirley" Postponed at the Rio Grande Theatre

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“Me, Myself, and Shirley,” a one-woman show starring Cindy Williams, originally scheduled for February 4 and Feb. 5, 2022, has been postponed and will be rescheduled to 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 23, 2022.

Anyone who has already purchased t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 11, 2022

"State of the Workforce" Employer Workshop will be January 27

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The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department will partner with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) to co-host a free business workshop regarding Creative Hiring and Recruitment in the Pandemic.

The workshop will begin at 5 p....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Two Exhibits to Open at the Branigan Cultural Center

Righting a Wrong

"Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans

and World War II" to Open

at the Branigan Cultural Center

The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., announces the opening of “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II,&r...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Notice of Intent to Approve Beer and Wine License for Grounded Café

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The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of a Restaurant A - Beer and Wine Liquor License to Grounded Café, LLC., at 300 N. Main St., Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88001.

The Public Hearing will be par...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps the City Get in the Holiday Spirit

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By Cassie McClure

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers were able to get the perfect picture for their holiday card at the LCU booth during the City of Las Cruces Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Kids, and those young at heart, also received icicle blue lollipops and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

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The City of Las Cruces has a new Bid Module on its website to offer business greater access to the City's open and closed bids.
The module also gives the public another level of transparency for bids, active contracts, and vendors.
Business representatives ...
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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