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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Sandhill Arroyo Water Line Realignment

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A contractor for Las Cruces Utilities will conduct a water line tie-in in the Sandhill Arroyo, between Ascencion Circle and Jade Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. Customers in the Sandhill Arroyo Village Phase II, High Desert ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

City Council to Conduct Two-Day Budget Retreat

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The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a two-day Budget Retreat that will aid in the development of the City of Las Cruces’ budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year, which beg...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

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

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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 e...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

McFie Avenue Water Outage

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McFie Avenue residents, between Third Street and Fourth Street, will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. The water outage will enable Morrow Enterprises to complete a water line tie-in as part of the McFie ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Homicide Near the 1300 Block of Wolf Trail

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At approximately 0002 hours on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Las Cruces Police Department Officers responded to a gunshot victim near the 1300 block of Wolf Trail.

Upon arrival police officers contacted a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical aid was r...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

City Council Work Session Recap for Jan. 24, 2022

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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...

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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 Cr...

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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...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

CORRECTED: 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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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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