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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

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

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police officers and detectives to help...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 13, 2019

NMSU Calendar of Events

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In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming sporting 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: September 13, 2019

City Council Preview for Sept. 16, 2019

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The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a regular meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. The meeting will be televised live on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The meeting will also be webcast live at 1 p.m. Monday here a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Registration is Open For a Free Spanish-Language Entrepreneur Program

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The business accelerator Creative Startups, in partnership with Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, seeks applicants through Sept. 22, 2019 to participate in its free five week, Spanish-language version of the Libraries as Launchpads entrepreneur program.

Th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

New Pedestrian Crossing Signal on University Avenue

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A new pedestrian crossing signal will soon be operational on University Avenue, between Locust Street and Triviz Drive. The speed limit on that stretch of road, east toward Telshor Boulevard, will be reduced from 40 to 35 miles per hour.

The changes are in...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

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Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed Monday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 29 for annual inspection. The indoor pool will reopen Monday, Sept. 30.

During the temporary closure, lap swimmers can use the lanes at the following locations:

  • Laabs Po...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Input Needed on Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance

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Las Cruces residents can help guide the emerging historic preservation program for the City of Las Cruces. The City’s Community Development Department is asking the public to review a draft historic preservation ordinance which, once adopted, will help pr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Review the New 50-Meter Community Pool Design

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The City of Las Cruces invites residents to review the new 50-meter community pool design to be presented by ASA Architects at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Both meetings will be at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., in Confer...

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City Manager Report
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 12, 2019

WiFi Now Available at Plaza de Las Cruces for Public Use

WiFi Available Downtown

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development
Department announced today, Sept. 12, 2019, the launch of a new outdoor public wireless internet network atPlaza de Las Cruces, 100 S. Main St. Wireless internet service is accessible at no cost to all users....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Patriot Day Ceremony is Tomorrow, Sept. 11

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A reminder to everyone that New Mexico State University and the City of Las Cruces will commemorate the 18-year anniversary of 9/11 with a Patriot Day Ceremony on the NMSU campus.

The Patriot Day Ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Heroes of the World and Nicest Place Celebration to be at Plaza de Las Cruces

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A celebration to honor Las Cruces volunteers who have assisted asylum seekers and recognition of the City’s selection by Readers Digest Magazine and USA Today as one of the nicest places in the United States will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Las Cruces Fire Department Hazmat Team Wins Hazmat Challenge

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The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Team of Lt. Michael Hall, Lt. David Guerra, Lt. Christopher Johnson, Driver/Operator Joseph Lee, and Firefighter Michael Graham recently won the 23rd annual Hazmat Challenge, at Los Alamos...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Volunteers Needed for the Team Up to Clean Up District 3 Event

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Get
rid of weeds, trash and junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhoodthe Team Up to Clean Up way. The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las
Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its next Team Up to Clean Up event from 8a.m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2019

The City’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

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The City’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) “ for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 (HUD Program Year 2018) is open to public review and comment from August 30, 2019, through September 20, 2019. This report details all program...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 5, 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 sporting 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: September 4, 2019

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

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Shari Avent has spent 30 years in the gas industry; now she is bringing her knowledge and experience to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the residents of Las Cruces. Avent is currently the only woman meter mechanic at L...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 29, 2019

City Launches Podcasts “Engaging Las Cruces” and "Ask The..."

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Las Cruces residents now have new and more convenient ways to find out about services and programs through two City of Las Cruces podcasts, "Engaging Las Cruces" and "Ask The..." The podcasts can be found on the City's website at http:...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Monuments to Main Street Returns this September

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Festivals, hikes, and tours make September a monumental time to experience southern New Mexico.

Designed to celebrate all three national monuments in the Las Cruces area along with the city’s cultural wealth, the fourth annual Monuments to Main Street retu...

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City Manager Report
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: July 28, 2019

Area Youth Get Real Work Experience with Youth Conservation Corps

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

It was a tour of the Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility that first sparked an interest in the mind of a local youth. Dustin Arriola remembered the class trip to tour the fa...

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City Manager Report
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