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Posted on: June 19, 2019

District 1 Meeting

Councilor Kasandra Gandara headshot

District 1 City Councilor Kasandra Gandara is hosting a resident meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the Las Cruces Home Builders Association Event Hall at 2825 N. Main St. 

Topics will include issues about safety and traffic, and updates on pro...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: June 19, 2019

District 1 Resident Meeting

Councilor Kasandra Gandara headshot

City Councilor Kasandra Gandara who represents District 1, is hosting a resident meeting about safety and traffic, updates on projects paid for by General Obligation Bonds, and upcoming Keep Las Cruces Beautiful events.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Ju...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

District 4 Meeting

Councilor Jack Eakman headshot

District 4 City Councilor Jack Eakman is hosting a townhall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24 at the Las Cruces Utilities Board Room, 680 N. Motel Blvd. 

Residents will have an opportunity to hear about updates to various projects including park m...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: June 19, 2019

District 4 Townhall Meeting

Councilor Jack Eakman headshot

City Councilor Jack Eakman who represents District 4, is hosting a townhall meeting for residents to hear about updates to various projects including park master plans for Burn Lake and Benavidez Park, medians, information about utilities related to the V...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Safe Haven to Undergo Termite and Pest Mitigation

As
part of the City of Las Cruces’ commitment to keep facilities in good repairand enhance their longevity, termite and other pest mitigation efforts will
take place at the A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven 906 N. Tornillo St.,from 7 a.m. to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Suspect in Saturday Shooting Arrested

Lohman San Pedro Shooting sign pic

Las Cruces police have arrested the man suspected in Saturday’s fatal shooting of 28-year-old Nathan Froseth.

Corban Serna, 41, of the 500 block of south San Pedro Street, is charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter. The charge is a third...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Wingate Road & Wingate Court Repaving Project

Wingate Road (Spruce Avenue to Stanton Avenue), as well as, Wingate Court (Wingate Road to East cul-de-sac) is scheduled to be repaved by Highland Enterprises, Inc. as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Thursday, June 20, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2019

“Train Dominoes” at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St., with all City museums, are open until 8 p.m. every Wednesday from June through August.  From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 3, come to the museum for a special evening game of “Train Dominoes.&...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Fiber Optics Maintenance Extension Lane Closures

As part of a fiber optics maintenance
project along the Missouri Avenue corridor, the Missouri Avenue and S. TrivizDrive intersection and the Missouri Ave. and S. Don Roser Dr. intersection will
have a temporary lane closures for Wednesday June 19 and...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Police ID Suspect in Monday Incident

Nacho Drive Francisco Tarin pic

The man suspected in Monday morning’s incident that resulted in injuries to three law enforcement officers and the temporary closure of several businesses has been positively identified as 35-year-old Francisco “Paco” Tarin.

T...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Recent Discoveries Across the Solar System

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library presents “Recent Discoveries Across the Solar System” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 as part of the Adult Summer Reading
Program. 

Theexploration of Science continues thanks to contributions...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Don Roser Street Project

Street improvements at Don
Roser Drive and Idaho Avenue are underway through Friday, June 28. The scheduleis subject to change due to weather.  

For the public’s
convenience, crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Frida...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Foothills Landfill Public Input Sought

Foothills Landfill

Las Cruces residents have an opportunity to hear about and provide input on the Foothills Landfill, 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, where clean fill is currently received. Clean fill consists of materials that, when buried, will have no adverse effect on people...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Kudos to Mary Ann Telles

Mary Ann Telles

To: Mary Ann Tesses, Codes Enforcement Officer

From: LCPD Commendation Board

On June 5th, 2019, Officer Mary Ann Telles was recognized by HOT 103.1 for being a hard working woman as part of their Working Women Wednesdays. A letter nominating Officer Telles ...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Most Stores Near Nacho Drive to Open for Business

All but one of the local stores near Monday morning’s incident, at the intersection of Lohman Avenue and Nacho Drive, will be allowed to open for business after investigators cleared their respective parking lots.

The parking lots of Target, Albe...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Officers Injured, Suspect Dead in Early-morning Incident

Unit Lights Overheads On

Las Cruces police and the Officer-involved Incident Task Force are investigating an incident that led to the injury of three law enforcement officers and the death of a man who is suspected of firing multiple rounds at officers.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Police Still Work to ID Suspect in Monday Incident

The man suspected of shooting at a marked Las Cruces Police Department unit, striking the officer inside of it, and then shooting at several officers who were attempting to take him into custody, has yet to be positively identified.

About 2 a.m. Monday, Ju...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Public Input Sought on Foothills Landfill

Foothills Landfill

Las Cruces residents have an opportunity to hear about and provide input on the Foothills Landfill, 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, where clean fill is currently received. Clean fill consists of materials that, when buried, will have no adverse effect on p...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Rio Grande Theatre to Close for Renovations

The historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., will be closed for several weeks this summer while it undergoes a
series of repairs and renovations. The theatre will be closed to the publicbeginning July 1 and will reopen in September.

For information...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Rio Grande Theatre to Close for Renovations

The historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., will be closed for several weeks this summer while it undergoes a
series of repairs and renovations. The theatre will be closed to the publicbeginning July 1 and will reopen in September. 

For m...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Animal Control Ordinance

Several cats outside one drinking milk from a bowl.

Residents are asked to provide public input on the City’s animal control ordinance, Chapter 7 of the municipal code. In addition to some routine cleanup of the wording, there are some important changes proposed to the ordinance. The ordinance ma...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Animal Control Ordinance

Several cats outside one drinking milk from a bowl.

Residents are asked to provide public input on the City’s animal control ordinance, Chapter 7 of the municipal code. In addition to some routine cleanup of the wording, there are some important changes proposed to the ordinance. The ordinance ma...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Fiber Optics Maintenance Lane Closures

As part of the existing fiber optics maintenance project along the Missouri Avenue corridor, Missouri Ave. and S. Triviz Drive intersection and the Missouri Ave. and S. Don Roser Drive intersection will have temporary lane closures for Monday, June 17 and...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

New Downtown Bus Stops for RoadRUNNER Transit

RoadRUNNER Transit will begin using several new downtown bus stops on Routes 1 and 2 on Monday, June 17. The stops were created as part of the two-way conversion of Water Street and Church Street, which has been completed.

Route 1 will use Water Street for...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 13, 2019

New Downtown Bus Stops for RoadRUNNER Transit

RoadRUNNER Transit will begin using several new downtown bus stops on Routes 1 and 2 on Monday, June 17. The stops were created as part of the two-way conversion of Water Street and Church Street which has been completed.

Route 1 will use Water Street for ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

New Downtown Bus Stops for RoadRUNNER Transit

RoadRUNNER Transit will begin using several new downtown bus stops on Routes 1 and 2 on Monday, June 17. The stops were created as part of the two-way conversion of Water Street and Church Street which has been completed.

Route 1 will use Water Street for ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Roadrunner Parkway Fiber Optics Project

As part of a fiber optics project along the Roadrunner Pkwy corridor, Roadrunner Pkwy and Camino Coyote intersection will have a temporary lane closure for one day beginning Friday, June 14.

For the public’s convenience, crews will work only from...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Internship Program Application Deadline (Extended)

Consider Career

The Las Cruces Utilities Internship is a competitive program open to students wishing to, or who are currently, pursuing an Associate Degree in Water Technology leading to a career in Water and Wastewater operations. 

The deadline to apply for thi...

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LCU Internship Program Application Utilities
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Internship Program Application Deadline Extended

Consider Career

The Las Cruces Utilities Internship is a competitive program open to students who wish to, or who are currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Water Technology leading to a career in Water and Wastewater operations. 

The deadline to apply for thi...

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LCU Internship Program Application City Manager Report
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Hall Roof Repairs

As part of the City of Las Cruces’ commitment to improve customer service, safety, and maintain its facilities, roof repairs covered under the City’s warranty program will take place at the Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main Street. Wor...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Commercial Motor Vehicles Prohibited on Some Residential Streets

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Drivers of larger commercial motor vehicles are reminded to obey signs that prohibit their trucks on certain roadways within residential areas of Las Cruces.

The City of Las Cruces has received complaints from some residents that commercial motor vehicles ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 9, 2019

LCU Adds Emergency Shutoff Valves to New Water Meters

Emergency Shutoff Valves

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 6/9/2019

An update to the City of Las Cruces Utility Standards now allows Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) to install external emergency shutoff valves to water meter boxes on new homes under...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 9, 2019

LCU Adds Emergency Shut-off Valves to New Water Meters

Emergency Shutoff Valves

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

An update to the City of Las Cruces Utility Standards now allows Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) to install external emergency shut-off valves to water meter boxes on new homes under construction. “This is a smal...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Papa Drop Helps Gardeners

Papa Drop

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Bulletin 6/7/2019 

It’s daunting to stand in rows and rows of gorgeous plants at a local nursery or retailers and wonder which ones will be best for your water-wise garden. Las Cruces U...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Temperatures Hazardous for Children, Pets

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The Las Cruces Police Department reminds motorists that high temperatures – daytime and evening temperatures – can cause death or serious injury to children and pets left in an enclosed vehicle.

Research shows that the interior temperat...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Third Suspect Arrested in Saturday Homicide

Robert Pena Shooting collage IDs

The third suspect in last Saturday’s shooting that resulted in the death of 28-year-old Robert Pena was arrested Thursday in Silver City.

Gabriel Ray Salaiz, 21, was arrested Thursday and faces the same charges as his father, Patrick D. Salaiz, 4...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Two Decades of Sweet Success: Caliche's Frozen Custard (Valley Drive)

Caliches

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 6/7/19

Caliche’s Frozen Custard at 590 S. Valley Drive has been offering their familiar and well-loved frozen custard treat in Las Cruces since 1996. With two locations, one o...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 5, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride Upcoming Changes

RoadRUNNER
Transit Dial-a-Ride paratransit service will continue offering complimentarysingle trips to and from City-operated senior program sites to
Dial-a-Ride users after the mandated $2.00 per trip fare goes into effect onMonday, July 1. City Co...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Two Charged in Shooting that Killed Las Cruces Man

University Avenue Shooting collage

Tuesday evening’s shooting near University Avenue resulted in the death of a 21-year-old man and the arrest of two suspects believed to be responsible.

Juan Galindo, 21, of the 5900 block of Moonview Road, and 19-year-old Matthew Sierra, of the 2...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Three Charged in Death of Man Found on Roadway

Robert Pena Shooting Sierra Salaiz collage

Police have arrested two of the three men believed to be responsible for Saturday morning’s incident that resulted in the shooting death of 28-year-old Robert Pena whose body was found shortly after 1 a.m. on the side of the road on Esperanza St...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Foothills Landfill Notice of Public Meeting

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The City of Las Cruces will be holding a public meeting presenting the Assessment of Corrective Measures of the Groundwater Contamination at the Foothills Landfill Site located at 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces, NM, 88011.

Where: Desert Hills Element...

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Utilities
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Youth Leadership Summer Camp Underway, as Scheduled

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The Las Cruces Police Department’s Youth Leadership Summer Camp is in the middle of its first 2-week session with the second sessions set to begin June 17 and the third session on July 8.

LCPD has been inundated with telephone calls and social me...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 2, 2019

Springing into action: Hundreds attend annual Garden Stroll at Las Cruces Utilities

Springing into action

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 6/2/2019

Almost 200 attendees showed up for this year’s wildly popular Spring Stroll at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) to not only stroll through the Demonstration Garde...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Neighborhood Leaders Meet LCU

Neighborhood Leaders

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5/31/19

A new batch of Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) students got a chance to walk through the tour at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). Organized by the City of Las Cruces (CLC), the...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 31, 2019

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Valley Drive Article)

Thrift Store

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5/31/19

It’s satisfying to know that a child will be spending a night tucked into a bed instead of sleeping on the floor. This is the work of the volunteers of St. Vincent de ...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Due to High Demand, Foothills Landfill Runs Out of Composted Mulch

Free Residential Compost Pick Up Sign

Due to high demand, the Old Foothills Landfill (OFL) is out of composted mulch. “In April, more than 20 tons were available, but now we’re out of mulch, and won’t have more for a few months,” explains Robin Lawrence...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 29, 2019

2019 Tikes N’ Spikes Flag Football Registration

Kid playing Flag Football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual and returning team registration for the upcoming 2019 Tikes N’ Spikes Flag Football League. The leagues are offered to Pre-K through 4th grade levels based on th...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

2019 Tikes N’ Spikes Flag Football Registration

Kid playing Flag Football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual and returning team registration for the upcoming 2019 Tikes N’ Spikes Flag Football League. The leagues are offered to Pre-K through 4th grade levels based on th...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 29, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Lower Rates and Longer Hours

RoadRUNNER Transit will be more affordable than ever beginning Saturday, June 1 when the new lower rate for adult and reduced rate day passes goes into effect. Transit users can take same day, unlimited rides anywhere in the city by purchasing a Day Pass ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 26, 2019

Emptying your pool? Call LCU First!

Emptying Pool

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 5/26/19

“Most residential swimming pools contain 30,000 gallons of water,” said Adrian Carranza, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Wastewater supervisor. “If a ho...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Strykers Shooting World (Valley Drive Article)

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5/24/2019

Harry and Donna Stryker, co-owners of Strykers Shooting World (415 S. Valley Drive), are glad to have a back entrance to their business. The rear entrance off McSwain Drive is...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

Image of half of a face showing ear with sound waves going in ear

The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise,” is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

Image of half of a face showing ear with sound waves going in ear

The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise”, is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 21, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Amends Transit Tariff

Customers
of RoadRUNNER Transit will pay less for day passes as one of the benefits thatcome with the approval of the amendment to the RoadRUNNER transit tariff, which
was approved by City Council at the Monday, May 20 City Council meeting. Withthe ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 19, 2019

New Member Welcomed to UCAG – Paul Royalty

UCAG

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 5/19/2019

The Utility Customer Advisory Group (UCAG) on May 8th welcomed new member, Paul Royalty, who was appointed to the Committee by the City of Las Cruces Mayor with consent of the...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 19, 2019

TIME FOR A “SPRING STROLL” WITH LAS CRUCES UTILITIES

Spring Stroll

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 5/19/2019

John White, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) garden curator and certified arborist, strolls through the Demonstration Garden at the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Administrat...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Growing Sustainable Grass in the Desert

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Bulletin 5/17/2019

As Jackson Powers drives his golf cart down about three feet in elevation at the Fabian Garcia Research Center, it becomes noticeably cooler. Here, Powers is researching the d...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Rustics for Less (Valley Drive Article)

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5/17/19

There is an unexpected benefit to the Valley Drive road reconstruction for Rustics for Less. People waiting longer at the light at Valley Drive and W. Picacho have a chance to l...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Trimming Trees: Learn the Essentials (Lush & Lean)

Trimming Trees

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5/17/19

It’s an early morning with golden light at the Frank O'Brien Papen Center and Les Finley is about to do what he does best: sharing tree pruning knowledge with the newest class o...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Police Academy

Police Cadets

Police Academy

The Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) is now accepting applications for cadets for the 49th Police Academy. Applications will be accepted until June 24, 2019. Please apply for the Police Cadet position here.

What It Takes to Be a Cadet

Appli...

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Apply to be Police Cadet City Manager Report
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Police Academy

Police Cadets

Police Academy

The Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) is now accepting applications for cadets for the 49th Police Academy. Applications will be accepted until June 24, 2019. Please apply for the Police Cadet position here.

What It Takes to Be a Cadet

Appli...

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Apply to be Police Cadet Hot Topics
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Police Academy

Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is accepting applications for its 49th training academy that’s set to begin in January. 

Applications for LCPD’s training academy must be received no later than June 24. LCPD’s academy...

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Apply to be Police Cadet Public Safety
Posted on: May 12, 2019

Consider a Career and Life Growth with Las Cruces Utilities

Consider Career

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/12/2019

Last September, Erik Medrano was about three weeks into a new internship with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). He was tired of working three jobs; he wanted a career that would set...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 10, 2019

High Desert Brewing Company Weathers Perfect Road Reconstruction “Storm”

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Bulletin 5/10/2019

For High Desert Brewing Company (HDBC), the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction project on Valley Drive came with a perfect storm: the City of ...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Urban Beekeeping - Preserve the Buzz in your Yard (Lush & Lean)

Buzz

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Bulletin 5/10/2019

 

A buzz in your garden is a sign of health. Bees are the ultimate little gardener, helping to pollinate flowers and vegetables throughout the world. But bees are in t...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Asylum Seekers FAQ

Image of Asylum Seekers

Is Las Cruces a sanctuary city? No. City Council has never designated Las Cruces a sanctuary city. To do so must be through a resolution in a vote of the City Council at a public meeting.

Did City Council ask that asylum seekers be brought to Las ...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities' 8th Annual Children's Water Festival

demo at the children's water festival

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/6/2019

More than 800 fourth grade students, along with their educators and dozens of volunteers gathered in Young Park for the 8th Annual Children’s Water Festival sponsored...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Become a Part of Las Cruces Utilities: Internship Opportunities Open Now

Utilities Intern

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/5/2019

The first two interns for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) have had a busy year - and not just at work. Bryan Eakins is a new father and Errol Lockett is a new husband. Now, they als...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Children's Water Festival: Bee-ing good to the Environment is Good for Us All

Water Festival demostration

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/5/2019

The children bend toward the live bees on the table, shifting and inching close bit by bit to see them inside the glass frame of the observation hive. At the Las Cruces Utiliti...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Images 'N Iron - Patient through Valley Drive Road Reconstruction

Kneeling Iron Man

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels 

Published on Las Cruces Sun-News 5/5/2019

Conrad Estrada is determined to stay patient and positive about the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive. Estrada start...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Personal to Political

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There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press presents fourteen artists who capture the personal narratives an...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 3, 2019

The Front Porch

The-Front-Porch

Storm Sermay's photographs provide a survey of local front porches, offering a unique glimpse into life and culture in Las Cruces.

May 3, 2019 - July 20, 2019 at Branigan Cultural Center

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 2, 2019

2019 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

Electric Light Parade Float

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department continues to accept entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2019 Electric LightParade. This year’s parade theme is “America Rocks!”

The
parade begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Apodaca...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 2, 2019

2019 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

Electric Light Parade Float

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department isaccepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2019 Electric Light
Parade. This year’s parade theme is “America Rocks!”

Theparade will begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Apodaca P...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 2, 2019

2019 Summer Program Lottery Registration

Summer Recreation Graphic

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting lottery registration applications for both sessions of the Summer Recreation Program beginning Monday, April 29, thru Saturday, May 11, at the following locations during regular busines...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Team Up to Clean Up!

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful Graphic

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will launch its latest neighborhood beautification program called “Team Up to Clean Up!” with a neighborhood cleanup in District 2 from 8 a.m. to noon on March 16. Residents are encouraged to gather their neighbors and cle...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 1, 2019

From the Ground up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition

Ceramics

Museum of Art

August 2, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Ceramic artists living and working throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the United States exhibit utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. From the Ground Up is a biennial exhibition brought to you by the Museum o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 1, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Celebrates Extended Service Hours with Fare Free Week

RoadRUNNER
Transit will celebrate the launch of extended service hours for fixed busroutes and Dial-a-Ride paratransit service with Fare Free Week beginning
Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 18. New service hours go into effect onMonday, May 13.&...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Transportation Day Railroad Museum

Caboose

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10am-2pm

Railroad Museum

Join the Las Cruces Railroad Museum for the 12th annual Transportation Day event.  This year, in addition to model trains and historic re-enactments, a variety of large vehicles - fire trucks, police ...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Amending America

Amending America exhibit

Have you ever wondered how the Bill of Rights was created - and how it has been changed? This exhibit illustrates how America came to have the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records A...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Arbor Day Tree Give Away

Tree Planting

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department was recently awarded a grant for 100 native and climate-adapted trees by the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program. The City will offer the trees to residents of Las Cruces as part of an Arbor Day giv...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Great American Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 13

litter clean up

The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful and New Mexico Clean and Beautiful will host this year’s Great American Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13. Volunteers will then be treated to a free lunch hosted by Walmart....

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show

Recycle Fashion Show

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will host the 7th annual Reuse & Recycle Fashion Show in honor of Earth Day. The show will present outfits made from reused and recycled materials. 

KLCB is curre...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Building/Business Licenses

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As of December 2018 the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department completed the implementation of online building permits & business registrations.

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Building/Business Licenses

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As of December 2018 the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department completed the implementation of online building permits & business registrations.

We are here to help you! If you have questions about the transition or need assistance please ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Capital Improvement Projects

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Las Cruces now has a new way to find out about the City’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These are projects that impact the quality of life in the community and focus on streets, parks, city buildings or facilities, water quality, energy, a...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Capital Improvement Projects

Image of Construction Workers

Las Cruces now has a new way to find out about the City’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These are projects that impact the quality of life in the community and focus on streets, parks, city buildings or facilities, water quality, energy, a...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2019

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On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Las Cruces became $10.10 per hour and $4.04 for tipped workers. Every employer shall post in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job, or the site where any employee works, a notice published by the City to infor...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2019

Graphic of Minimum Wage Text

On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Las Cruces became $10.10 per hour and $4.04 for tipped workers. Every employer shall post in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job, or the site where any employee works, a notice published by the City to infor...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Money Ranks Las Cruces the No. 3 Best Place to Go in U.S. in 2019!

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Just in time for spring break and summer vacations, MONEY ranks Las Cruces third in the United States as a place to visit in 2019.

Our community’s overall efforts to market Las Cruces as a travel destination are paying off. City government, our partners in...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 7, 2019

2019 Mayor's Jazz Fest

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The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce theartists for the 2019 Mayor’s Jazz Fest, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday,
May 26th, at the Plaza de Las Cruces.  

Openingthis year’s Mayor’s Jazz Fest w...

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Parks and Recreation