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Posted on: September 24, 2021

First-ever Bike Packing Summit to be Hosted Next Month in Las Cruces

Bike Packing Summit

The first ever New Mexico Bike Packing Summit will be in Las Cruces on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.  Titled “Origins and Connections,” the summit hopes to bring together local, statewide, and out-of-state outdoor enthusiast...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

South Telshor Boulevard Lane Closure

Lane Closure (1)

As part of CableCom’s facility upgrades, northbound traffic on south Telshor Boulevard, between Hillrise Drive and Idaho Avenue, will experience a lane closure from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. H&H Underground will insta...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Murder Suspect Located, Arrested in California

Rogers Jimmy

Jimmy Levi Rogers, the 29-year-old man suspected in the Aug. 16 shooting death of Ezekiel Diaz on Lohman Avenue, was located and arrested Wednesday in California.   Rogers was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, Sept. 22, by law enforcement...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Countywide Effort to Expand Internet Access Needs Resident Participation

Dona Ana Broadband

Note: In partnership with Doña Ana County, the City of Las Cruces is sharing this news release with the public.

Doña Ana Broadband, DAB, a multi-agency collaborative working to connect households and businesses throughout Do&ntild...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Pumpkin Palooza

Ziggy with pumpkins

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the third annual “Pumpkin Palooza” fall event.

This family-friendly event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Frank O'Brien ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Police Seek Suspects Who Vandalized School

Suspects vandalized

Police are hoping to identify several individuals responsible for last week’s vandalism at Las Cruces High School.   Surveillance videos show several people – believed to be teenagers or young adults – jumpi...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

“Cleared for Take Off: Aviation in Southern New Mexico”

Aviation Runway

The Branigan Cultural Center is pleased to announce Cleared for Take Off: Aviation in Southern New Mexico, a new exhibition that provides an overview of the history of aviation in the greater Las Cruces region. The exhibition runs October 1, 2021&ndas...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

October Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Elvira Masson

“Culture of Empowerment: Know Your Rights: Disabled Peoples with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)”

Wednesday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. (MST)

In this presentation, learn what rights people in the Disability community have and how to ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

70% of New Mexicans 18+ Completed COVID-19 Vaccination series

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

On Wednesday, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced that 70% of New Mexicans 18 years and older have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series. 
 
 “Almost three-quarters of New Mexico adults hav...
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Posted on: September 22, 2021

New Traffic Signal Light at Motel and Tashiro Intersection

Traffic Signal Red Light

A new traffic signal light has been installed at Motel Boulevard and Tashiro Drive.

The signal will begin flashing on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 for a two-day period. The new signal will begin normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Motorists should be...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Suspect in Tuesday Afternoon Shooting Arrested

Raul Angel Castillo Hernandez

Las Cruces police have arrested a Roswell man who is believed to be responsible for Tuesday afternoon’s shooting that injured the 32-year-old passenger of a fleeing car.   Raul Angel Castillo-Hernandez, 24, of the 600 block of ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

City Council Work Session will be September 27

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will convene at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 for a Work Session to be conducted in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

General Obligation (GO) bonds will be the topic of discussion as two agenda ite...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Police Offer Safety Tips for Realtors

Realtor Safety Month

Realtors often work alone in unfamiliar spaces, at unusual hours and with customers they may not necessarily know.  Those circumstances often make their work risky, at best, and potentially dangerous.  September is Realtor Safety Month, ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Tuesday Afternoon Shooting Injures Man

Unit Lights Daytime Overheads

Las Cruces police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting that injured a 32-year-old man.   Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, police and fire personnel were dispatched to the report of a gunshot victim on the 2400 block of Son...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Public Invited to the Dedication of the "Endless Passage" Sculpture

Endless Passage

The City of Las Cruces and the City Art Board invites the community to the dedication ceremony of “Endless Passage,” the newest public art sculpture recently installed in the City Hall lobby. The ceremony will be from 6 p.m. t...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

CORRECTED: City Council Recap for Sept. 20, 2021

City Council

Note: Corrects dollar amount in second paragraph by removing extraneous number 1 in the previous version.   

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution at its Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 regularly scheduled meeting to approve...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

"Toss No Mas" Citywide Cleanup and Call for Volunteers Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Toss No Mas

Individual volunteers, groups, and civic organizations are invited to register for this year’s “Toss No Mas” cleanup event that will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB), Ci...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Visit Las Cruces Seeks Public Input on Local Outdoor Recreation Experience

People Hiking

As part of the City of Las Cruces’ ongoing effort to create the best outdoor recreation experience for residents and visitors, Visit Las Cruces is collecting surveys now through Oct. 8, to obtain public input on outdoor recreation activities and...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Fire Damages Vehicle and Mobile Home

Mobile Home Fire (1)

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a blaze that damaged a vehicle and a mobile home on 14th Street early Saturday morning.  About 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, firefighters were dispatched to 809 14th Street where they found a vehicle and near...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Road Maintenance on Alameda Boulevard and Lohman Avenue

Orange barrels on street

Streets Management will be conducting Road Maintenance on S. Alameda Boulevard and W. Lohman Avenue beginning Wednesday, September 22, 2021. The work is scheduled to be completed Friday, September 24, 2021. This schedule is subject to change due ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seeks Info on 2017 Homicide

Crime Scene

Las Cruces/Dona Ana County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that helps solve the April 2017 shooting death of Benjamin Montoya.   At about 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22, Las Cruces police were dispatched to...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Police Warn of Fictitious Calls Purportedly by Law Enforcement

Cellular Phone

Law enforcement personnel have learned that someone is attempting to perpetrate a scam using the name of a Las Cruces Police Department officer.   In at least two instances, a caller has identified himself as “Detective Michael...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Council to Meet on September 20

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider a Resolution to approve a contract with BYD Coach and Bus, a Los Angeles,...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Las Cruces International Airport Wings n Wheels 'Fest 2021

Wings and Wheels

The Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, will welcome Wings n Wheels ‘Fest 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.  The aviation event is free to the public  Win...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Sexual Assault Suspect May Have Additional Victims in Las Cruces, West Texas

Carlos Ovalle

Police have arrested a 53-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a Las Cruces teenager, and investigators believe there may be additional victims in New Mexico and possibly in three west Texas cities.   Carlos Ovalle, 53, of the 1...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

San Felipe Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

San Felipe, from Roadrunner Parkway to the eastern cul-de-sac, will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

Caliper Construction, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be repaving asphalt sections of San Felipe. This work is anti...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Los Misioneros Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

Los Misioneros, between Mission Road and Santo Domingo Avenue, will be closed to traffic starting Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

Caliper Construction, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be repaving certain asphalt sections of Los Misioneros from th...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

CIRT Volunteers Sought

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.  The Crisis Intervention Response Team works wi...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

National Arts and Humanities Month with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., will host several virtual and in-person programs throughout October to celebrate “National Arts and Humanities Month,” a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of art and ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

La Calvera Catrina Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

La Catrina 1

Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St.  Discover seven 8-foot-tall sculptures created by Los Angeles-based ar...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Pumpkin Palooza

Ziggy with pumpkins

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the third annual “Pumpkin Palooza” fall event.

This family-friendly event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Frank O'Brien ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

children swimming in Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed from Sept. 25, 2021 through Oct. 10, 2021 in preparation for its annual inspection. The pool will reopen Oct. 11, 2021. During the temporary closure, lap swimming will be available by reservation o...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Financial Services Department Receives Achievement for Excellence Award

Finance Department

The City of Las Cruces Accounting program has met the requirements to be awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 from the Government Finance Officers Associati...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

CORRECTED: Informational Video on Ranked Choice Voting is Available

Vote button

Note: This version corrects the two City Council districts where Ranked Choice Voting will be utilized to Council Districts 3 and 5. 

The Las Cruces City Clerk’s Office has created a short refresher video on Ranked Choice Voting that is ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

State to Extend Indoor Mask Requirement

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

The statewide requirement that face masks be worn in all indoor public spaces, with only limited exceptions and regardless of vaccination status, will be extended, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday.

Gov. Lujan Grisham authorized...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Valley Drive Fire Under Investigation

West Las Cruces Avenue Fire

Fire in a vacant building was quickly extinguished by Las Cruces firefighters late Tuesday evening.  Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, Las Cruces firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 1400 S. Valley Dr. Crews arrived to find...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols in September

Sobriety Checkpoint

Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols – intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated – will be conducted by Las Cruces police within city limits through the month of September. 

Pol...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Replacement at City Hall

Electric Charging Station 2

Construction will begin at the Municipal EV charging station located in the parking lot northwest of City Hall. The existing charging station will be upgraded to a new Chargepoint CT4000 EV Dual Charging Station. This is the second of 7 sustainability pro...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Walking Program Fall 2021 (September - November Session)

Walking Program Fall 2021

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

The Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 12 weeks!?It begins ...

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