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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Las Cruces Police Continue Search for Missing Man

Geoffrey Spangler

Las Cruces Police Department detectives continue to seek information anyone might have regarding a man who has been missing since early November 2021.  Geoffrey Spangler, 33, has been missing since Nov. 8, 2021. He is 6-feet, 1-inch tall...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

TIDD Board Meeting, Council Work Session on Jan. 24, 2022

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., first as the Tax Increment Development District Board of Commissioners and then ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Road Repair at Papen Memorial Intersection

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Streets Management will be conducting road repairs at the intersection of Papen Memorial and Alameda Boulevard beginning Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.  The work is expected to be completed Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The schedule is subject to chan...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Peachtree Hills Road Flagging Operation

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A flagging operation will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, on Peachtree Hills Road, between Metro Park Street and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. The flagging operation will not impact any RoadRUNNER Transit routes. The work will...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Pioneer Women's Park Gazebo Design Public Meeting Scheduled

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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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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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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 Ler...

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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 Ame...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

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

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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 Dep...

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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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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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Posted on: January 19, 2022

AMENDED: City Council Recap for the Jan. 18, 2022 Meeting

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Note: Changes the third paragraph to reflect that a meeting is scheduled the first week of February.  The Las Cruces City Council voted at its Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 regular meeting to adopt a Resolution to postpone the...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Frenger Pool Closure

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Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 and Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. The pool will reopen Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. Lap swimming is available at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., from 7:30 a....

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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&...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Sandhill Arroyo Phase II Water Line Realignment

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A contractor for Las Cruces Utilities will conduct a water line realignment in the Sandhill Arroyo Phase II project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022.  Customers may experience low water pressures during this time. Potentia...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Police Seek Information on W. Madrid Road Shooting

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At approximately 0650 hrs on Monday, January 17, Las Cruces Police Department Officers responded to a gunshot victim at an apartment on the 200 block of W. Madrid Rd. On arrival police officers contacted a male suffering a gunshot wound to his left thigh....

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Water Outage on McFie Avenue

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McFie Avenue residents, between Second Street and Third Street, will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.  The water outage will enable Morrow Enterprises to complete a water line tie-in as part of ...

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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. &nb...

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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 over 1 million ihealth at-home rapid antigen tests for the state, to be initially distributed in areas of higher social vulnerability. So far, over 400,0...
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Posted on: January 18, 2022

State of the State Address January 18

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The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Friday that the governor will deliver the 2022 State of the State address live and remotely streamed from the governor’s office out of an abundance of caution due to heightened spread of...
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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Shoulder Work

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Shoulder work is scheduled on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, between Engler Road and Peachtree Hills Road, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, and will continue to approximately Feb. 18, 2022.  The shoulder work is part of the Sonoma Ranch Boulev...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Artico Picks Las Cruces for Cold Storage Expansion

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Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Economic Development Department the City of Las Cruces shares this information with the public.

A company that is planning to make New Mexico one of its first locations for a chain of specialized refrigerated warehous...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Police Warn Businesses of Possible Food Delivery Scam or Prank

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Las Cruces Police are encouraging area businesses to be aware of a scam or prank that has affected two separate food delivery businesses within the last two days. Each of the businesses received a phone call for a an order of more than $100 worth...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Unidad Park - GO Bond Playground Rehabilitation and Splash Pad Addition

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Work on Unidad Park will begin on January 12 and continue 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...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

AMENDED: Spring 2022 Youth Sportsmanship Basketball Individual Participant Registration

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Note: Adds date for 10-Younger, 11-Younger and 14-Younger registration.  The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the following individual registrations for the upcoming Spring 2022 Youth Sportsmanship Basketba...

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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 p...

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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 beg...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

City's Internship Program Returns Strong in 2021 to Provide Opportunities

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The City of Las Cruces Internship Program is growing again despite a pause in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 140 interns working for 11 City departments at the end of 2...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

"Listen to Your Art" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture with the Las Cruces Museum of Art will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 21. Megan Jacobs will discuss the life and work of Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi. The lecture will be hosted t...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Two Exhibits to Open at the Branigan Cultural Center

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"Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II" to Open at the Branigan Cultural Center

Note: Corrects the date the news release was issued. The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., announces the opening of “Righti...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Notice of Intent to Approve Beer and Wine License (Grounded Café)

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Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of a Restaurant A - Beer and Wine Liquor License to Grounded Café, LLC., located at 300 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

LCPD On-Call PIO Schedule Through February 5

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ATTN: ASSIGNMENT EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS

The Las Cruces Police Department’s on-call PIO is intended to assist news media with major incidents involving LCPD after-hours or on weekends. Statistical information, incident reports or general sound...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

January STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

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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 this January.  The programs are free but require registration in adv...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

“Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art” at the Museum of Art

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Join us for a new exhibition at the Museum of Art, Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art, October 29, 2021–January 22, 2022. This exhibition explores the arts and crafts traditions of the Near East and the West&r...

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