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Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Launches Bilingual Podcast “Las Cruces Responde”

Podcast Civic Plus 2

Las Crucens have a new way to stay connected about the policies and programming that will impact them and their families thanks to “Las Cruces Responde,” a new bilingual Podcast launched by the City of Las Cruces. The inaugural episod...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Learn About Your Library Night!

Learn About Your Library Night

Just in time for going back to school, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer its first-ever Learn About Your Library Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 19.

Learn About Your Library Night is a chance for the Las Cruces community to rediscove...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Regional Aquatic Center to Offer Party Rental Sessions

Regional Aquatic Center for Party Rental Sessions

Party Room rental opportunities will be offered at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. during open swim sessions beginning August 2. Please call the Aquatic Center for more information. 

Rental opportunities are available only at the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lesson Resume in August

Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lessons

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., announces the return of Sound Sessions starting Aug. 3, 2021.

This program gives teens in sixth to 12th grades the chance to learn how to play guitar, or bass, with a weekly lesson and tips for practic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Regional Aquatic Center to Offer Additional Fitness Classes

Regional Aquatic Center

Additional Aquatic fitness classes will begin the week of August 2 at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.

  • Swimnastics  - 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Tuesday, Thursday, and  9:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Aqua Fitness - 8:30 a.m. Mo...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Kids Expo 2021

Parks and Recreation Sign

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s “Kids EXPO 2021” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 at Plaza de Las Cruces. 

“Kids EXPO 2021” celebrates the summer wi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Public Invited to ASCMV Public Art Presentations on Thursday

Photo of Animal Services Center Sign in Front of Building

Three top finalists for the new Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) public art project will present their design concepts to the art selection committee from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 29 at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., in Conference...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

State Announces Four Winners of Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The state of New Mexico has confirmed the first prize winners in the Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, a $10 million cash sweepstakes funded by federal stimulus and intended to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations.
 
Four vaccinated New Mexicans - o...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Brown Bag Lecture with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Railroad Depot

The next Brown Bag Lecture with the Railroad Museum will be at noon Tuesday, August 10.

George Hackler will present "The Mormon Battalion March Through Southern New Mexico." The August lecture will be at the Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St.&am...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

2021 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration

Parks and Recreation Sign

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming 2021 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Frenger Pool Reopens Wednesday, July 28

children swimming in Frenger Pool

Frenger Indoor Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will reopen Wednesday, July 28.

The pool has been closed for repairs, which have been completed. Hours of operation will return to 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations for lane time will no longer b...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

LCPD Application Deadline is Friday, July 30

Las Cruces Police

Prospective applicants interested in a career in law enforcement have only a few days left to apply for the Las Cruces Police Department’s upcoming Academy. The Las Cruces Police Department’s 51st Training Academy for cadets is set to...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Participate in City Council District 1 Conversation Series

Councilor Kansandra Gandara

The public is invited to participate in a three-part event series of facilitated conversations focused on public safety, the judicial and legal systems, and available community support resources in July and August.  The events include 

  • 6 ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

RoadRUNNER Transit Fare Collection Resuming

Bus waiting for passengers at the transit terminal

RoadRUNNER Transit will resume collecting fares starting Monday, Aug. 2, 2021.

Bus passes can be purchased for City buses at City Hall, Albertsons grocery store, and the Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transfer Terminal (MVITT). Each ride will cost $1, or riders...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Candidate Training Will be Friday

City of Las Cruces image from a distance

The City of Las Cruces will host a candidate training on Ranked Choice Voting Friday, July 30. In the Ranked Choice Voting process, voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots.

The training will be from 2 p.m. to  6 p.m. Friday via Zoom....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Reminder: American Rescue Plan Act Initial Public Input Meetings This Week

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

The City of Las Cruces?Economic Development?Department will present an overview and receive?public comments for the use of?American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)?funding?from?the U.S. Department of?Treasury.

A 10-day public com...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Application Deadline Nears

Las Cruces Police

Prospective applicants interested in a career in law enforcement have only a few days left to apply for the Las Cruces Police Department’s upcoming Academy. The Las Cruces Police Department’s 51st Training Academy for cadets is set to begin in January 20...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Participate in City Council District 1 Conversation Series

Councilor Kansandra Gandara

The public is invited to participate in a three-part event series of facilitated conversations focused on public safety, the judicial and legal systems, and available community support resources in July and August.  The events include 

  • 6:...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

RoadRUNNER Transit Fare Collection Resuming

Bus waiting for passengers at the transit terminal

The City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit will resume collecting fares starting August 2, 2021. Bus passes may be purchased on City buses, City Hall, Albertsons Grocery Store, and the Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transfer Terminal (MVITT). Each ride will cos...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

August Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Dr. Garcia Bryca

“Culture of Empowerment: Child Detention and Separation” 

Wednesday, August 4, 5:30 p.m. (MST) 

Hear from local experts on child detention and separation about the history, policies, migrant experiences, impact on our community, and future...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Call for Volunteers for Team Up to Clean Up District 4 Event

Truckload of Furniture

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! 

The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its next Team Up to Clean Up eve...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Cannabis Survey and Meetings

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

Las Crucens will have multiple opportunities to weigh in on how the City of Las Cruces will manage land use and zoning as it relates to cannabis growers and retailers now that the New Mexico Legislature has legalized cannabis for recreational use.

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Candidate Training

City of Las Cruces image from a distance

The City of Las Cruces will conduct candidate training on Ranked Choice Voting on Friday, July 30.

In the Ranked Choice Voting process, voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots.

The training will be given by Maria Perez and Grace Ramsey of Demo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Initial Public Input Meetings

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

The City of Las Cruces?Economic Development?Department will present an overview and receive?public comments for the use of?American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)?funding?from?the U.S. Department of?Treasury.

A 10-day public com...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 14, 2021

August STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

STEM Program

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer in-person Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for children and families in August.

The programs are free but require registration in advance. To register pleas...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Academy Hosting Physical Fitness Exams on Friday and Saturday

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct physical fitness exams for prospective applicants on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 for people who are considering a career in law enforcement. The physical fitness exams will begin at the top of each ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Downtown Las Cruces Parking Lot 7 and Restroom Building Improvements Project

Downtown Parking Lot 7

As part of the City’s commitment to preserving infrastructure assets, construction began Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Downtown Parking Lot 7, directly west of Day’s Hamburgers, the Rio Grande Theatre, and Rad Retrocade. Work on the pa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 9, 2021

NO-DES Water Line Cleaning

Water Truck

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines for several weeks, using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES). The area where water lines will be cleaned includes Elks Drive, Country Club Estates, Cielo Vista Patio Homes, Jasmine Ga...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Fall Adult Sand Volleyball League Registration

Volleyball (1)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will soon offer the following dates for the Fall 2021 Adult Sand Volleyball League team registration.

Registration will only be available in person at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Av...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Will Resume Disconnections Due to Non-Payment

LC Utilities Disconnections

On Sept. 1, 2021, all delinquent Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) residential and business accounts will be subject to disconnection.

For anyone who is experiencing financial hardships, assistance is available to qualifying residential customers if they contact ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Branigan Library & Branigan Cultural Center Receive National Endowment for Arts Big Read Grant

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Branigan Cultural Center are two of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-2022 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $17,000 will support a community reading program focusing on Joy Harjo’s An A...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 25, 2021

July Activities for the Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Library Art

The Branigan Cultural Center is still closed to the public for scheduled maintenance. However, residents can still enjoy the museum from home through these online programs.

“Know Your Rights: Immigration with the American Civil Liberties Union&am...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 11, 2021

LCPD Offers Incentives for New Recruits and Lateral Transfers

Academy Offers Recruiting Incentives

The Las Cruces Police Department is offering a slew of attractive financial incentives for new recruits to its 51st training academy and for current law enforcement officers who are considering a lateral transfer. The new incentives come as the departmen...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 4, 2021

2021 Movies in the Park

Movies at the Park 1

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2021 Movies in the Park program.

Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, July 17, with “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays i...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Mystery Book Group

Mystery Book Club

Do you love a good murder mystery?  Come join us for Thomas Branigan Memorial Library’s Mystery Book Group, Murderous Reads.

Each month you can read any, or as many, books from our featured mystery ser...

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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 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: 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