News Flash

Posted on: October 16, 2019

Court Avenue, Armijo Street Water Outage Planned

WaterDrop

Residents
on Court Avenue, between Alameda Boulevard and Reymond Street, and ArmijoStreet residents, between Las Cruces Avenue and Mountain Avenue, will
experience a water outage between the hours of 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019and 1 a.m. Friday, ...

Water Drop Faucet

News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Court Avenue, Armijo Street Water Outage Planned

WaterDrop

Residents
on Court Avenue, between Alameda Boulevard and Reymond Street, and ArmijoStreet residents, between Las Cruces Avenue and Mountain Avenue, will
experience a water outage between the hours of 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019and 1 a.m. Friday, ...

Water Drop Faucet

Public Works News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Group Bike Riding Program

Bike RIding Club

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Group Bike Riding from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Friday, November 1, at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave. Rides will be held each Friday at the sam...

Bike Riding Club

News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Group Bike Riding Program

Bike RIding Club

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Group Bike Riding from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Friday, November 1, at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave. Rides will be held each Friday at the same time at ...

Bike Riding Club

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

Woman putting coins into a pig bank

Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces will increase from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. Under the LCMC, the 2020 hourly w...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Streets Management Patch Cut Crew

Street Management Patch Cut Crew

To: Streets Management Patch Cut Crew

From: Ray Trigg

Please pass my thank you to the guys at the Street Dept. the utility cut at 2825 W Picacho was re-worked and rides good! Job well done and thank you all!

Streets Department Crew standing on grass

Kudos to the City
Posted on: October 14, 2019

“Haunted Museum” at the Museum of Nature & Science

Haunted Museum photo

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, enjoy a “Haunted Museum” adventure at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St. Entry to the museum and program participation are free, and no registration is required. Halloween ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

NR: “Book Talk: McCarthyism vs Clinton Jencks” at the Branigan Cultural Center

Raymond Caballero photo

Come to Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., for a discussion of “McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks,” by Raymond Caballero, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

The book talk will focus on Clinton Jencks, who led the Empire Zinc strike...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Museum of Art photo

The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is open for Fall 2019 Studio Programs Art Classes. Spaces are still open for Session 2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019, to Dec. 21, 2019.

The Studio Programs Art Classes exist to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

4th Annual Pumpkin Splash Patch

PumpkinPhoto

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annualPumpkin Splash Patch from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Las
Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. Children ages 4 to 12will have the opportun...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

4th Annual Pumpkin Splash Patch

PumpkinPhoto

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annualPumpkin Splash Patch from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Las
Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. Children ages 4 to 12will have the opportun...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Hall Pass to the Haunted School House

Haunted School House photo (1)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host The Haunted School House Tours at Frank O’ Brien Papen Community Center (FOBPC), 304 W. Bell Ave., during the month of October. Tour guides will escort brave souls on a 45-minute, lantern-...

Haunted School House

News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Hall Pass to the Haunted School House

Haunted School House photo (1)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host The Haunted School House Tours at Frank O’ Brien Papen Community Center (FOBPC), 304 W. Bell Ave., during the month of October. Tour guides will escort brave souls on a 45-minute, lantern-...

Haunted School House

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Dripping Springs Road Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

As part of the Talavera High Pressure Gas Pipeline
Extension project, the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma RanchBoulevard will have all lanes narrowed to one lane in each direction starting
on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, and lasting until ...

Road Construciton Brrels

News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Dripping Springs Road Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

As part of the Talavera High Pressure Gas Pipeline
Extension project, the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma RanchBoulevard will have all lanes narrowed to one lane in each direction starting
on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, and lasting until ...

Read on...

Public Works News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Continuously Air Ranked Choice Voting Videos on Cable Channel 20

RCV_Tabulator

The City of Las Cruces has produced two
informational videos about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) that will air on acontinuous basis on the City’s TV channel, CLC-TV Comcast channel 20 beginning
on Oct 11. 

One video is from a news confe...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Continuously Air Ranked Choice Voting Videos on Cable Channel 20

RCV_Tabulator

The City of Las Cruces has produced two
informational videos about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) that will air on acontinuous basis on the City’s TV channel, CLC-TV Comcast channel 20 beginning
on Oct 11. 

One video is from a news confe...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Entries Sought for the Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade 2018

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Veterans Day Parade to be conducted at 11 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 through downtown Las Cruces.

Registration to enter the parade is available online at http://lascrucesvetday.org. There is no cost to submit an entry ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure

As part of the 2019-2020 Micro-Surface Maintenance project, the following streets will have intermittent lane closures:

  • Paseo de Onate (Lohman Ave to Pinnacle View Dr.)
  • Pinnacle View Drive (Vista de Luz Ct. to Canyon Verde)
  • Stone Canyon Drive (Paseo de Onate...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Jonathon Miller “Rattlesnake Lawyer Books”

The Sage Branch of Thomas Branigan Library invites you to a special event in the Great Room from 1 – 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, featuring Jonathon Miller, award winning author of the Rattlesnake Lawyer book series.

Jon’s latest nov...

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Library News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

LCU Learns from Customer Service Surveys

LCU Customer Service Surveys

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

If you filled out a Las Cruces Utilities Customer Service Survey, either by mail or in-person at either City Hall or the East Mesa Customer Service Location, Thank you! Taking a few minutes to answer the questions hel...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Roswell Murder Suspect Captured in Las Cruces

Roswell Suspect Jesus Robles Arrest mug

A murder suspect from Roswell was apprehended Wednesday morning by Las Cruces police.

Jesus Alberto Robles, 34, of Roswell, N.M., is charged out of Roswell with one count of first-degree murder and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police in Ros...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center Annual Pool Inspection

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NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Health & Fitness

Phone: 575/541-2782 Oct. 8, 2019

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center Annual Pool Inspection 

The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center (LCRAC), 1401 E. Hadley Ave., will close the pool area from Monday, October ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Celebrate Halloween at Spooky Downtown

Spooky Downtown

The City of Las
Cruces and Las Cruces Downtown Partnership (DLCP) invite the community tocelebrate Halloween early at Spooky Downtown, a whole day of Halloween fun for
ghouls of all ages. 

The event will be on October 26 at Downtown Las Cruces...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Celebrate Halloween at Spooky Downtown

Spooky Downtown

The City of Las
Cruces and Las Cruces Downtown Partnership (DLCP) invite the community tocelebrate Halloween early at Spooky Downtown, a whole day of Halloween fun for
ghouls of all ages. 

The event willtake place on October 26 at Downtown L...

Read on...

Museum News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Celebrate Halloween at Spooky Downtown

Spooky Downtown

The City of Las
Cruces and Las Cruces Downtown Partnership (DLCP) invite the community tocelebrate Halloween early at Spooky Downtown, a whole day of Halloween fun for
ghouls of all ages. 

The event willtake place on October 26 at Downtown L...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Las Cruces Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Where to Retire photo

Las
Cruces has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to RetireMagazine. The city is profiled in the magazine’s November/December 2019 issue.

Annette
Fuller, editor of Where to Retire Magazine, said Las Cruces possesses qualitiesimpor...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Las Cruces Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Where to Retire photo

Las
Cruces has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to RetireMagazine. The city is profiled in the magazine’s November/December 2019 issue.

Annette
Fuller, editor of Where to Retire Magazine, said Las Cruces possesses qualit...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Police Investigate Shooting that Injured Man

Unit Lights Overheads On

Las Cruces police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting that injured a 30-year-old man.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of shots fired near Northrise Drive and White Sage Arc. Soon after that c...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Roswell Murder Suspect Captured in Las Cruces

Roswell Suspect Jesus Robles Arrest mug

A murder suspect from Roswell was apprehended Wednesday morning by Las Cruces police.

Jesus Alberto Robles, 34, of Roswell, N.M., is charged out of Roswell with one count of first-degree murder and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police in Ros...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Water Outage Planned Near Court Avenue on October 10

WaterDrop

Residents
along Court Avenue (between Alameda Boulevard and Reymond Street) and ArmijoStreet (between Las Cruces Avenue and Mountain Avenue) will experience a water
outage, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Thursday, October 10. MorrowEnterp...

Read on...

Public Works News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Early Voting Begins for November Municipal Elections

Ballot image

Registered
voters in Las Cruces can begin casting their ballots for the City’s Nov. 5municipal elections.

Early
voting and absentee voting began Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 and will continuethrough Nov. 2, 2019. During early voting eligible voter...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Early Voting Begins for November Municipal Elections

Ballot image

Registered
voters in Las Cruces can begin casting their ballots for the City’s Nov. 5municipal elections.

 

Early
voting and absentee voting began Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 and will continuethrough Nov. 2, 2019. During early voting elig...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

NMSU Calendar of Events

New Mexico State University Logo

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and nearby away events of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The schedule of upcoming events...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Proposed Draft Design of a New 50-Meter Community Pool

Pool Design Exterior View for news release

The proposed draft design of a new 50-meter community pool, designed by ASA Architects can be seen at www.Las-cruces.org/PoolDesign. The design concept, created by ASA Architects, is  subject to change based on public input, architectural review,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Artist Panel Discussion with the Potters’ Guild Canceled at Branigan Cultural Center

Museum of Art

An
artist panel discussion scheduled Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at the BraniganCultural Center, has been canceled. The panel discussion was to have included
artists featured in the From the Ground Up XXIX: Regional Juried CeramicsExhibition 2019.

The
exh...

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Museum News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Artist Panel Discussion with the Potters’ Guild Canceled at Branigan Cultural Center

Museum of Art

An
artist panel discussion scheduled Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at the BraniganCultural Center, has been canceled. The panel discussion was to have included
artists featured in the From the Ground Up XXIX: Regional Juried CeramicsExhibition 2019.

The
exh...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2019

LCU Learns from Customer Service Surveys

LCU Customer Service Surveys

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/6/19

If you filled out a Las Cruces Utilities Customer Service Survey, either by mail or in-person at either City Hall or the East Mesa Customer Service Location: Thank you! Taki...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

Road Work Ahead sign

  • East Mesa Avenue (between Porter Dr. and east end)
  • Blue Mountain Drive (between Norte Vista Dr. and Star View Dr.)
  • Coyote Flats Street (between Village Dr. and Peachtree Hills Rd.)
  • Moon View Drive (between Porter Dr. and Peachtree Hills Dr.)
  • High Desert Drive...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Las Cruces Fire Department Partners with Social Work Interns

LCFD MIH Program Intererns 2019

The City of Las Cruces Fire Department is pleased to announce it is teaming up with two new social work interns from New Mexico State University (NMSU) who will be working with the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program (MIH) for the 2019–2020 sch...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash

Unit Lights Overheads On

A motorcyclist who lost control of his bike and crashed early Friday morning on south Main Street is in critical condition at an El Paso hospital.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Las Cruces police were dispatched to south Main Street, near Melendr...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Suspected Police Impersonator Now Charged with State Crimes

Aaron Stroud mug

The Las Cruces man charged earlier this week with a federal crime of impersonating a U.S. Marshal now faces state charges for holding three occupants of a vehicle against their will.

Aaron Tyler Stroud, 38, of the 2100 block of Mars Avenue, has now been ch...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Take Our Survey - Let Us Know How We're Doing

Series of wooden blocks with Varying degrees of smiley face expressions to indicate satisfaction rat

The public is invited to participate in a series of surveys from the City of Las Cruces to gather input from residents on a variety of topics about city services and programs. The surveys are part of the City’s efforts toward improving customer experience...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Take Our Survey - Let Us Know How We're Doing

Series of wooden blocks with Varying degrees of smiley face expressions to indicate satisfaction rat

The public is invited to participate in a series of surveys from the City of Las Cruces to gather input from residents on a variety of topics about city services and programs. The surveys are part of the City’s efforts toward improving customer ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Take Our Survey - Let Us Know How We’re Doing

PEAK Survey image

The public is invited to participate in a series of surveys from the City of Las Cruces to gather input from residents on a variety of topics about city services and programs. The surveys are part of the City’s efforts toward improving customer ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Waiting for the Light: South Plains Implement on Valley Drive

South Plains

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/4/19

Need a tractor? South Plains Implement on Valley Drive is open for business! For five years, it’s been a one-stop shop on 401 South Valley Drive for John Deere tra...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested after Crashing Stolen Vehicle

Tomas Brown Arrest mug

Police arrested a man suspected of stealing a car at knifepoint from an employee of IHOP early Thursday morning.

Tomas A. Brown, 25 of Vado, N.M., is charged with one count of armed robbery. The charge is a second-degree felony.

The incident occurred about ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Daytime Watering Restrictions Lifted for the Fall and Winter Months

Sprinkler Water Conservation photo

Las Cruces' spring and summer daytime watering restrictions have been lifted for fall and winter.

The restrictions prohibit residents from watering between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to reduce evaporation losses. The restrictions are in effect from Apr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 3, 2019

High Desert Fly-In is Coming to Las Cruces International Airport

EAA photo 1

The
public is invited to attend the High Desert Fly-In, from Friday Oct. 18, 2019through Sunday Oct. 20, 2019 at Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard.

While at Las Cruces International Airport, participants can enjoy beautiful fall flyin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Police Seek Additional Victims, Witnesses of Suspected Peace Officer Impersonator

Aaron Stroud mug

The recent arrest of a man suspected of impersonating a federal law enforcement officer has prompted Las Cruces police to ask residents for information on similar incidents involving the same individual.

Aaron Tyler Stroud, 38, of the 2100 block of Mars Av...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 2, 2019

High Desert Fly-In is Coming to Las Cruces International Airport

EAA photo 1

The
public is invited to attend the High Desert Fly-In, from Friday Oct. 18, 2019through Sunday Oct. 20, 2019 at Las Cruces International Airport.

While at Las Cruces International Airport, participants can enjoy beautiful fall flying weather with 100-m...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Suicide Prevention Task Force to Conduct Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

The
City of Las Cruces Mayor’s Suicide Prevention Task Force will conductcertification training on Mental Health First Aid from 8 a.m. to noon on
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 and Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Room 2007-A at City Hall, 700N. Main St. Both session...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Suicide Prevention Task Force to Conduct Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

The
City of Las Cruces Mayor’s Suicide Prevention Task Force will conductcertification training on Mental Health First Aid from 8 a.m. to noon on
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 and Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Room 2007-A at City Hall, 700N. Main St. Bo...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2019

LCU Always on Call for Emergencies

LCU dispatch emergencies

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/29/19

After he answered the 1:00 a.m. phone call from the serviceman at the scene on Thursday, September 5th…Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Production Supervisor, Vin...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 29, 2019

UCAG in Action: Listening to Residents at City Hall

UCAG in action

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/29/19

It’s the end of the day and it’s time to pay the utility bill. For many, that means a trip to Las Cruces City Hall, and for the next week, residents can ...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 27, 2019

48 hours of water line breaks on University Avenue

Water Break on Uni

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/27/19 

“It was a busy two days and nights for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water line of business supervisors and their crews,” explained Water Deputy D...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Los Amigos on Valley Drive; Packed with Friendly Bargains!

amigos

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/27/19

Need jeans? Cowboy Boots? Work boots? Sunglasses? Shoes? Jewelry? Meet Los Amigos (580 S. Valley Drive, Suite 200-A). This friendly business has welcomed customers on Valley...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Table Tennis Tournament

Table Tennis.jpg

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is accepting ongoing registration for a table tennis tournament to be held on October 19, at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center (304 W. Bell Ave).The table tennis tournament will begin...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

15th Annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop

HalloweenCandy_Image

From
high in the sky, a Great Pumpkin will drop free candy! 

TheCity of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Weaver’s Welding, and
Friends of the Community will hold the 15th Annual Great PumpkinCandy Drop! The event will begin at 1...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Revised 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop

HalloweenCandy_Image

From
high in the sky, a Great Pumpkin will drop free candy! 

TheCity of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Weaver’s Welding, and
Friends of the Community will hold the 15th Annual Great PumpkinCandy Drop! The event will ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

The 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop will be Oct. 27

Great Pumpkin Drop photo

From
high in the sky, a Great Pumpkin will drop free candy for Las Cruces children! 

TheCity of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Weaver’s Welding, and
Friends of the Community will conduct the 15th Annual Great PumpkinCandy Drop...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Public Invited to 7-Year Anniversary of Superfund Site

Superfund site

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/22/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and Doña Ana County invite the public to the 7-year Anniversary of the Griggs-Walnut Groundwater Plume Remediation Project (163 N. Cotto...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Solid Waste Rates Under Review; UCAG Seeks Input

UCAG solid waste rate review

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/22/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) provides four different utility services – gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste – to the residents and businesses...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Engaging Las Cruces Podcast

Podcast Newsflash

Robert talks about the many other programs the City offers for youth including Teen Connections, After School and many more.

Listen here Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Coordinating the Deep Dig (Valley Drive)

Coordinate Deep Dip

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/20/19

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive has required complex coordination between the State agency, the City of Las Cruces, a...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 20, 2019

LCU Trains for the Worst with one of the Best!

Trains with the best

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/20/19

Even before she became an emergency response trainer, Janet E. Kerley had a knack for being at the right place at the more dangerous times. “First I was in Mexico ...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 20, 2019

See a water leak? Please speak up - on the phone!

water leak

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Water leaks are a daily reality for any city. Over decades, underground water pipes age and can corrode in the soil and suddenly there’s a puddle of water in the middle of a neighborhood street or a spewing ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Fall_Studio_Programs art class photo

The
Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is openfor Fall 2019 Studio Programs art classes. Space is still available for Session
2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019 to Dec. 21, 2019.

TheStudio Programs art classes giv...

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Museum News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Fall_Studio_Programs art class photo

The
Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is openfor Fall 2019 Studio Programs art classes. Space is still available for Session
2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019 to Dec. 21, 2019.

TheStudio Programs art classes giv...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Wings & Wheels ‘Fest will be October 19

EAA photo

Las Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, welcomes City residents and the public to the first annual Wings & Wheels ‘Fest, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019.

The event is free to the public.

The Wings & Wheels ‘Fest...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Wings & Wheels ‘Fest will be October 19

EAA photo 1

Las
Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, welcomes City residents andthe public to the first annual Wings & Wheels ‘Fest, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 19, 2019.

Theevent is free to the public.

The
Wings & Wheels ‘Fest will have m...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport Wings & Wheels ‘Fest will be October 19

EAA photo 1

Las
Cruces International Airport, 8990 Zia Boulevard, welcomes City residents andthe public to the first annual Wings & Wheels ‘Fest, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 19, 2019.

Theevent is free to the public.

The
Wings & Wheels &ls...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade

Campo Street parking lot entrance

Users
of the Campo Street parking lot to Las Cruces City Hall, at 701 Campo St.,should be aware that from Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 25,
2019, contractors will be working in the entrance area to that parking lot withequipment and a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade

Campo Street parking lot entrance

Users
of the Campo Street parking lot to Las Cruces City Hall, at 701 Campo St.,should be aware that from Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 25,
2019, contractors will be working in the entrance area to that parking lot withequipment and a...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade

Campo Street parking lot entrance

Users
of the Campo Street parking lot to Las Cruces City Hall, at 701 Campo St.,should be aware that from Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 25,
2019, contractors will be working in the entrance area to that parking lot withequipment and a...

Read on...

Public Works News
Posted on: September 15, 2019

See a water leak? Please speak up - on the phone!

water leak

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/15/19 

Water leaks are a daily reality for any city. Over decades, underground water pipes age and can corrode in the soil and suddenly there’s a puddle of wate...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Building Deep to Last - Valley Drive

NMDOT

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/13/19

“People complain that they don’t see us out working, except what they can’t see from their car is that we’re working deep in a trench...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

Desert-Triangle-Logo

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

November 1 - January 4, 2020

Museum of Art

491 N. Main St.

541.2137

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features serigraphs, relief prints, and lithographs by artists based primarily from El Paso, Albuquerque and Tucson. In addition, t...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

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Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

Exhibition by Leslie Coburn Hudson

October 4 – January 25

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

This exhibition highlights the remarkable record of Las Cruces and the surrou...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

Mesquite-District

Perserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

July 5 - October 19, 2019 

Learn about the history of the oldest neighborhood in Las Cruces. Enjoy community photographs and stories from the Mesquite Historic District, and share your o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

River Stories

River-Stories

River Stories

Exhibit by Zeke Pena

August 2 – September 21, 2019

Explore narratives of oral history, folklore, and popular culture unique to indigenous and Latinx communities living along the Rio Grande.

Branigan Cultural Center 501 N. Main St. 541....

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

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Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

September 21 – October 26, 2019

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 12, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

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Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials. There’s ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 11, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials...

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Library News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

Branigan Library photo

Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Fall into Reading” Adult Reading Challenge

Looking to avoid the fall blues, or to expand your literary horizons. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to participate in the “Fall into Reading” Adult Reading Challenge.

Participants will be challenged ...

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Library News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Draft of New 50 Meter Community Pool Design

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ASA Architects proposed design can be seen at www.Las-cruces.org/PoolDesign.

For more information, please contact Parks & Recreation at 575/541-2550 or email jgutierrez@las-cruces.org.

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism at the Branigan Cultural Center

LGBT Voices

The Branigan Cultural Center is pleased to announce Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism, a new exhibit that highlights the stories of LGBTQ individuals and organizations from southern New Mexico, as well as national and state landmark social justice events a...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2019

Growing with a "Best Run City": Delilah Walsh joins Las Cruces Utilities

Delilah Walsh

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes Delilah Walsh, who joined the department as the new – and first ever – Assistant Utilities Director in July ...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 8, 2019

Teaching with Touch-A-Truck

TEACHING WITH TOUCH-A-TRUCK FINAL SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

This year, instead of just getting close enough to touch, kids coming to the 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck event at Camino Real Middle School on a Saturday morning were able to cl...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Sisbarro Truck Store Thriving Even During Valley Drive Road

SISBARRO TRUCK STORE - FINAL - SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/6/19

“One look around and it’s very clear that this is not business as usual,” says Dan Sisbarro of the Sisbarro Dealerships. New Mexico Department o...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 1, 2019

Women in the Gas Industry: A Las Cruces Utilities Local Profile

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/1/19

Shari Avent has spent 30 years in the gas industry; now she’s bringing her knowledge and experience to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the residents of Las Cruces. A...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Full Service Veterinary Care Even During Valley Drive Construction

Animal Clinic

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

Dr. Kyle Schumacher is on the phone, easing the concerns of a patient’s family, in particular the care for a drain tube. She requests that the family makes sure th...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 30, 2019

New Water Quality Laboratory Opens its Door to the Public

WQL - Public

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

The new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Quality Laboratory (Lab) has the pleasant new building smell, and in mid-August giddy employees - happy to share their new...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Pest Management Committee Formation

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The City of Las Cruces is seeking applicants willing to serve on a newly forming Integrated Pest Management Plan ad hoc committee. 

Selected candidates will be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Las Cruces City Council for the pur...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: August 25, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Completes Crisis HAZWOPER Training

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

In a crisis, it’s training that allows for the best outcome. But how do you train for a crisis? Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) personnel train to respond to ...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 25, 2019

Need a Little Help with your Recycling? Meet the SCSWA Recycle Coach!

Recycling

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

If it’s hard to remember when to put your blue recycling bin at the curb… go online and sign up for Recycle Coach at the South Central Solid W...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Good Vibrations again at Allstate on Valley Drive

Allstate

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/23/19

“We could just feel the whole building vibrate,” explains Kelly Gonzales, Allstate Insurance agent at 455 North Valley Drive. She’s talking abo...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Board Member Sought

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The City of Las Cruces is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Board. To be considered, the applicant must reside within the municipal limits of the City of Las Cruces. To apply, submit an application at onboa...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Housing Authority Board Member Sought

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The Mayor of the City of Las Cruces is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Board. To be considered, the applicant must live within the municipal limits of the City of Las Cruces. To apply, submit an applicati...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Businesses: Got Big Trash? The Grappler is available for you, too!

Grappler

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/18/19 

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Grappler is not just for residential pickup of large, bulky items; it’s ready to assist businesses, too. For residences, t...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Local CPA Weathers Valley Drive Road Reconstruction

LOCAL CPA WEATHERS - FINAL -VALLEY DRIVE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION AUG2019_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/16/19

There are things that money can’t buy, like the extra support provided by Kristi Micander PC CPA (585 S. Valley Drive) while she manages bookkeeping and prepares t...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 16, 2019

The "Flushable" Fantasy: DO NOT FLUSH ANY WIPES

WIPES ON A RAKE

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in theLas Cruces Bulletin 8/16/19.

 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) again warns customers that advertised “flushable” wipes clog pipes. Wipes can not only damage the pipes at the resid...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 8, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride Fare Reduced

Customers of RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride service will receive a break in fare rates following the approval of Mayor Ken Miyagishima’s resolution by City Council at the Monday, August 5 City Council Meeting. The Dial-A-Ride fee will be temporarily reduc...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a Commitment to Residents

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a commitment to residents and visitors that the City is dedicated to the health and welfare of the community through investment in parks and recreation facilities. The Parks & Recreation Mas...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Get Notified of City News and Stay Informed!

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The City of Las Cruces would like to inform you that you can now sign-up for all kinds of City news! Simply click on the link to the Notify Me sign-up page. You'll have numerous options to select, from Community Alerts, the City Manager Report, Parks and ...

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Notify Me Hot Topics
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Political Signs

Due to numerous complaints of sign violations in elections past and in an attempt to be proactive, all candidates for election are being advised of the ordinances pertaining to the placement and duration of political signs.

For more information or to repor...

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Municipal Code Chapter 36 News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Animal of the Month: Big Bend Slider

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Animal of the Month July 2019: Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) 

Also known as the Mexican Plateau Slider, this species of turtle is endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This species of turtle is only found in the Rio ...

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Museum News
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 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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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

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 8, 2019

Asylum Seekers FAQ

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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 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 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: 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: 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, pleas...

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Community and Economic Development
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

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

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