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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Branigan Cultural Center Closed for Facility Improvements

A photo of the exterior of Branigan Cultural Center

The Branigan Cultural Center will be closed for facility improvements through June 30, 2021.

Improvements including security, electrical, and ceiling upgrades will be completed in stages through the next four months. The updates will improve safety for vis...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Branigan Cultural Center Closed for Facility Improvements

A photo of the exterior of Branigan Cultural Center

The Branigan Cultural Center will be closed for facility improvements through June 30, 2021. Improvements including security, electrical, and ceiling upgrades will be completed in stages through the next four months. These updates will improve safety for ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City to Host Virtual Meeting for the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan Update

Graphic Image of the West Mesa Industrial Innovation Park

Las Cruces community members have a great opportunity to hear about updates to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan (formerly the West Mesa Industrial Park) at 5:30 p.m. on March 4.

“This is an exciting time for the City,” said Griseld...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City to Host Virtual Meeting for the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan Update

Graphic Image of the West Mesa Industrial Innovation Park

Las Cruces community members have a great opportunity to hear about updates to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan (formerly the West Mesa Industrial Park) at 5:30 p.m. on March 4.

“This is an exciting time for the City,” said Griseld...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City to Host Virtual Meeting for the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan Update

Graphic Image of the West Mesa Industrial Innovation Park

Las Cruces community members have a great opportunity to hear about updates to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Master Plan (formerly the West Mesa Industrial Park) at 5:30 p.m. on March 4.

“This is an exciting time for the City,&am...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

JIC Notes February 24, 2021

Purple Covid Virion

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Mayor Delivers 2021 State of the City Address

A head-and-shoulders photo of Mayor Ken Miyagishima.

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima delivered today, Feb. 24, 2021, his 15th annual State of the City Address via video conference.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this was the first time the Mayor’s State of the City was provided remotely. During...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Mayor Delivers 2021 State of the City Address

A head-and-shoulders photo of Mayor Ken Miyagishima.

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima delivered today, Feb. 24, 2021, his 15TH annual State of the City Address via video conference.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this was the first time in 18 years that the Mayor’s State of the City was provided ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

P-EBT food benefits for 246,000 New Mexico children to be extended for school year 2020-2021

New Mexico Health and Human Services Logo

New Mexico’s Human Services Department and Public Education Department have partnered to issue another round of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to students who qualify for free or reduced meal program and who continue remote or hybr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 24, 2021

P-EBT food benefits for 246,000 New Mexico children to be extended for school year 2020-2021

New Mexico Health and Human Services Logo

New Mexico’s Human Services Department and Public Education Department partner to issue another round of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to students who qualify for free or reduced meal program and who continue remote or hybrid lear...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Public Opportunity to Provide Input on Las Cruces Museum System Master Plan

Las Cruces Museum System

Las Cruces communities will have opportunities to provide public input on a proposed Master Plan Study for the Las Cruces Museum System.The Las Cruces Museums engaged the team from AOS Architects, of Santa Fe, along with WOLF Consulting, of Las Vegas, Nev...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Benavidez Center Basketball Court Improvements

Bulldozer moving dirt at the Benavidez Playground

Benavidez Center Basketball Court reconstruction will begin March 1 and continue through April 1.

The Work will include demolition of the existing 4-inch concrete slab and installation of a new 6-inch concrete slab and goals. Parking spaces near the site m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Benavidez Center Basketball Court Improvements

Bulldozer moving dirt at the Benavidez Playground

Benavidez Center Basketball Court reconstruction will begin on March 1 and continue through April 1. The Work will include demolition of the existing 4 inch concrete slab and installation of a new 6 inch concrete slab and goals. Parking spaces near the si...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

City Council Recap for February 22

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council discussed priority projects and programs that could be included in Capital Improvement Plan and operating budget for City government’s 2022 fiscal year during its Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Work Session.

No final decisions ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 23, 2021

City Council Recap for February 22

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council discussed priority projects and programs that could be included in Capital Improvement Plan and operating budget for City government’s 2022 fiscal year during its Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Work Session.

No final decisions ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Fire Flow Test at 500 S. Telshor Boulevard

Red fire-hydrant

Las Cruces Utilities will conduct a fire flow test on a fire hydrant in the area of East Lohman Avenue and South Telshor Boulevard for two hours beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, February 25.

The affected areas will include:

· Telshor Blvd. from Sp...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Take Out Stem Activities in March

Plants in a bowl

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take out activity kits in March.

Kits are free but require reservations. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie Hawkins at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplies last an...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Take Out Stem Activities in March

Plants in a bowl

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take out activity kits in March. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplies last and must b...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Water Line Cleaning for February 24-26

City of Las Cruces NO DES Truck

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES) in the San Elena Subdivision from February 24 - 26, to remove accumulated iron and manganese in the water lines. NO-DES cleans water lines wit...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

East Hadley Avenue Road Closure

Orange Barrel in the middle of the roadway with vehicles in the background

East Hadley Avenue, between Sheryl Way and Cindy Place, will be closed about two weeks, from Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 through Monday, March 8, 2021, for the Griggs-Walnut Ground Water Plume Superfund Site FLUTe Well Replacement Project.The Contractor, Yello...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

March Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Photo of Lucia Carmona of Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School

Enjoy the museum from home through these online programs from the Branigan Cultural Center.

“Culture of Empowerment: Community Roundtable on Multicultural Programing in the Classroom”

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3

Hear perspectiv...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 22, 2021

March Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Photo of Lucia Carmona of Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School

Enjoy the museum from home through these online programs from the Branigan Cultural Center.

“Culture of Empowerment: Community Roundtable on Multicultural Programing in the Classroom”

Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (MST)

Hear perspect...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Mayor’s State of the City Address will be Wednesday, February 24

Mayor Ken Miyagishima

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima will deliver his annual State of the City Address via video conference at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.The Mayor’s speech will highlight Las Cruces’ accomplishments during the past year and will touch on the goals o...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Mayor’s State of the City Address will be Wednesday, February 24

Mayor Ken Miyagishima

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima will deliver his annual State of the City Address via video conference at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.The Mayor’s speech will highlight Las Cruces’ accomplishments during the past year and will ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Science Cafe - Sex in the Modern Era

Two wooden cutout hearts in the sand

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Sex in the Modern Era – The Psychological Science of Human Sexuality,” with guest speakers Sarah Wheat and Angela-Faith Thomas. Join...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Science Cafe - Sex in the Modern Era

Two wooden cutout hearts in the sand

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Sex in the Modern Era – The Psychological Science of Human Sexuality” with guest speakers Sarah Wheat and Angela-Faith Thomas. Join ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Real-Life Experience at Las Cruces Utilities for NMSU Graduate Students

LCU Interns CP

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/21/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) collaborates with New Mexico State University (NMSU) to give their graduate students access to the full scope of what lies beyond the textbooks and laborator...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Big Read Las Cruces: When the Emperor was Divine

Text: Big Read Las Cruces with Mountains showing through Text

In February and March of 2021, the Las Cruces community will come together to explore When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka for Big Read Las Cruces. This award-winning title shares the experiences of a Japanese American family incarcerated by the Un...

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Library News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Council Work Session will be February 22

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

Las Cruces City Council priorities for City government’s 2022 fiscal year will be discussed at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 during a Council Work Session to be conducted via video conference.

In November, the City’s Public Works Departm...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Council Work Session will be February 22

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

Las Cruces City Council priorities for City government’s 2022 fiscal year will be discussed at a 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Council Work Session to be conducted via video conference.

In November, the City’s Public Works Department and...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Community Garden Plots Available

basil growing in dirt

On Monday, February 22, 2021,  the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will open-up leases for available community garden plots to the public.

Plots will be available at the Tony Gomez Community Garden, 2250 S. Espina St.; Las Esper...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Community Garden Plots Available

basil growing in dirt

On Monday, February 22, 2021,  the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will open-up leases for available community garden plots to the public.

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is offering gardening plots in Ton...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

From Trash to Gas: Las Cruces City Manager Tours Las Cruces Utilities

Ifo Pili

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/19/21

The City of Las Cruces’ services spread wide across the area, particularly noticeable when Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) gives a tour. Covering the East Mesa Water Reclamation F...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Council Recap for February 16

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City  Council has unanimously adopted a Resolution approving a contract for police auditor services to OIR Group, a limited liability company in Playa Del Rey, California.

The contract, approved during City Council’s Tuesday, Feb. 1...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Council Recap for February 16

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City  Council has unanimously adopted a Resolution approving a contract for police auditor services to OIR Group, a limited liability company in Playa Del Rey, California.

The contract, approved during City Council’s Tuesd...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Chitamacha Road Construction Notice

Orange Barrel in the middle of the roadway with vehicles in the background

Chitamacha Road, at the intersection of El Camino Real, will experience construction activities starting February 18 for the installation of new communication infrastructure across Chitamacha Road. It is estimated that this work will take one day to compl...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Has A Vital Part in City’s Class 1 ISO Rating

LCU Water Fire Flow Test

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/14/21

In December 2020, Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) learned that its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Inc. Public Protection Class 1 Rating would remain in effect for the City of Las Cr...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Big Read Las Cruces: When the Emperor was Divine

Text: Big Read Las Cruces with Mountains showing through Text

In February and March the Las Cruces community will come together to explore When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka, for Big Read Las Cruces. This award-winning title shares the experiences of a Japanese American family incarcerated by the U.S. gove...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Big Read Las Cruces: When the Emperor was Divine

Text: Big Read Las Cruces with Mountains showing through Text

In February and March of 2021, the Las Cruces community will come together to explore When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka for Big Read Las Cruces. This award-winning title shares the experiences of a Japanese American family incarcerated by the Un...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

City Council to Meet on February 16

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

The Council will consider adoption of a Resolution supporting the deployment of zero emissions and low-emission City fleet vehicles as part of the City’s adopted C...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 12, 2021

City Council to Meet on February 16

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

The Council will consider adoption of a Resolution supporting the deployment of zero emissions and low-emission City fleet vehicles as part of the City’s...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Federal Mask Mandate Requires a "No Smoking" Policy in Outdoor Areas

Two female drivers using in front of the bus wearing masks and gloves

On Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, new Federal orders requiring masks on all public conveyances and at all transportation hubs and all transit vehicles went into effect.

The new rule requires appropriate masks must be always worn at all public transportation hubs. E...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Federal Mask Mandate Requires a "No Smoking" Policy in Outdoor Areas

Two female drivers using in front of the bus wearing masks and gloves

On Monday, February 1, 2021, new Federal orders requiring masks on all public conveyances and at all transportation hubs and all transit vehicles went into effect.

The new rule requires appropriate masks must be always worn at all public transportation hu...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Geometric Aljamia "Spring Break Camp"

Geometric designs

Explore art, culture, and science during “Spring Break Camp” from the Las Cruces Museum System.

Inspired by the exhibition Geometric Aljamia campers in first through eighth grades spend a week learning about the richness of Arabic cultu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Geometric Aljamia "Spring Break Camp"

Geometric designs

Explore art, culture, and science during “Spring Break Camp” from the Las Cruces Museum System.

Inspired by the exhibition Geometric Aljamia campers in first to eighth grades spend a week learning about the richness of Arabic culture, a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Geometric Aljamia "Spring Break Camp"

Geometric designs

Explore art, culture, and science during “Spring Break Camp” from the Las Cruces Museum System. Inspired by the exhibition Geometric Aljamia campers in grades 1-8 spend a week learning about the richness of Arabic culture, art, and geo...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Lane Closure for Old Farm Road

Lane Closure with barrels

A Water Rehab project for Las Cruces Utilities will start at Old Farm Road with the construction of a new water main that will head east along the Gillem Lateral to Stanford Street. The existing water system will be connected to the new ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities and Hillrise Elementary Present: R.U.B.B.L.E

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/12/21

Back when schools were still in session in 2019, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) went looking for a name for its robotic sewer truck. LCU had success naming its roadrunner “Aguaci...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Visit Las Cruces Reopening Visitor Center Feb. 16

Exterior photo of Visit Las Cruces

Following months of being closed due to out-of-state travel restrictions related to the pandemic, Visit Las Cruces, 336 N. Main St., will reopen its visitors center and offices, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Upon reopening, the visitors center will be open from 8 a.m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Visit Las Cruces Reopening Visitor Center Feb. 16

Exterior photo of Visit Las Cruces

Following months of being closed due to out-of-state travel restrictions related to the pandemic, Visit Las Cruces, 336 N. Main, will reopen its visitors center and offices, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Upon reopening, the visitors center will be open from 8 a.m. to...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Facilities Management

Abel Lara and Leticia Guzman

To: Facilities Management

From: Annette Granado 

I just wanted to give a kudos and a huge thank you to two of your employees. Leticia Guzman does an excellent job cleaning our offices and going the extra mile to take care of the little details up h...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Governor, State Officials to Give COVID-19 Update

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico, including the updated county map.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials

WHEN: e p.m. Wednesda...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Governor, State Officials to Give COVID-19 Update

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico, including the updated county map.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials

WHEN: Wednesday, Febr...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Voyager Street Shoulder Work

Lane Closure

As part of facility upgrades, Voyager street at Cabrillo Court intersection will have shoulder work for the installation of new conduit. The shoulder work will begin on Thursday, February 11, 2021 and will last approximately 1 working day.

The City has ve...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Ready for West Mesa Industrial Park Growth

WMIP_Elevated Tank

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/7/21

The growth of Las Cruces is not only measured in its populations but the success of its businesses. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) can support the infrastructure needed for new and establis...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities CARES for Customers Paying Down Past Due Bills

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/5/21

As residents in Las Cruces try to find a new normal, part of the recovery will include making sure any delayed utility bills are up to date and paid. While shut-offs of utility services...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Launches the Spring Seed Collection

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to announce the return of the Tierra Sagrada pop-up seed library! The Tierra Sagrada Seed Library (named after the mural in the Library’s amphitheater) is created to encourage Las Crucens to learn ...

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Library News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Parks and Recreation Department, Outdoor Groundskeeper

image of Mario Gonzales

To: Parks and Recreation Department

From: Delfino Joey Alvarez

The staff here at the Las Cruces City Hall would like to let everyone know that our Outdoor Groundskeeper, Mario Gonzalez is doing an outstanding job!. We see him throughout the day doing someth...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: January 31, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities: New Life for Well 40

LCU_Well 40

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/31/21

Water wells typically have a long life and Well 40 is no exception; it has brought Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers water since 1988. However, a well’s casing life span has a finit...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Sewer Smell? It Could Be an Unused Pipe

LCU Odor CP

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/29/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) knows that eliminating or minimizing sewage smells are a crucial component of proper infrastructure maintenance. LCU sends crews out to different locations t...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 29, 2021

THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY Hotspots and Laptops available for Checkout

Work from home just got easier with help from the library! Free Wi-Fi Hotspots and laptops are now available to check out at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library. Library cardholders can now check out free Wi-Fi for 21 days.

Laptops and Hotspots are availa...

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Library News
Posted on: January 24, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Prides Itself on Protecting Your Money

GasTalavera

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/29/21

Rate case arguments between governmental agencies and companies don’t typically make for the most compelling reading. However, these situations are a reminder that there are ...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Did Your Trash Day Change? If Yes, So Did Your Recycling Day

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/22/21

With 24 percent of the city residents getting used to a new trash pickup schedule since the start of January, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) suggests that customers also register, and re-r...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helped Facilitate the City of Las Cruces' Mask Wearing Effort

LCU Jose

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/15/21

It’s a common sight across Las Cruces; masks are strewn across the dashboard of a car or even hanging from a review mirror. The habit has developed to keep our neighbors safe, and now ...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities: Know Who to Call

Dispatch_JeffMadrid Brad Brooks

By Cassie McClure 

Getting the routine monthly bill for services like trash pickup, natural gas, water, and sewage may be the most interaction a customer may have with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU).

However, there may be other instances where customer...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities: Know Who to Call

Dispatch_JeffMadrid Brad Brooks

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/10/21

Getting the routine monthly bill for services like trash pickup, natural gas, water, and sewage may be the most interaction a customer may have with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). However...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Awards Go Virtual

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/8/21

The pandemic has stifled celebrations, but Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is still celebrating – if only via video this year – its successes and the associates who went above and beyond in ...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 3, 2021

Infrastructure Allies: Get to Know Your Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

By Cassie McClure 

A group of citizens provides oversight to major improvement to the City of Las Cruces infrastructure. The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC) members advise and assist the City with their capital improvements plan, fo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 3, 2021

Infrastructure Allies: Get to Know Your Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/3/21

A group of citizens provides oversight to major improvement to the City of Las Cruces (CLC) infrastructure. The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC) members advise and assist ...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Christmas Tree Recycling Underway Until January 30, 2021

By Cassie McClure 

If you’re ready to clean up from 2020, the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Foothills Landfill Composting Facility, 555 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, is ready for the free disposal of your Christmas tree.

During business hours, 8 a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 31, 2020

LCFD Responds to Simultaneous Fires and Hazardous Materials Aid Request

Las Cruces Fire Department

The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) responded to simultaneous fires and a Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid request on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2020. Shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, City firefighters responded to a commercial fire ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

LCFD Responds to Simultaneous Fires and Hazardous Materials Aid Request

Las Cruces Fire Department

The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) responded to simultaneous fires and a Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid request on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2020. Shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, City firefighters responded to a commercial fire at 2210 E...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Las Cruces Audit Report Released

City Hall view of the flags

The Office of the New Mexico State Auditor (OSA) has released a report involving a fraud examination and investigation initiated by the City of Las Cruces.

The report identified serious conflicts of interest and revealed more than $1.8 million in mishandle...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Las Cruces Audit Report Released

City Hall view of the flags

The Office of the New Mexico State Auditor (OSA) has released a report involving a fraud examination and investigation initiated by the City of Las Cruces. The report identified serious conflicts of interest and revealed over $1.8 million in mishandled or...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

An undated photo of one of the lion statues in front of Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages.

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of New Mexico&r...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

An undated photo of one of the lion statues in front of Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The hourly wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages. 

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 25, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Salutes its Heroes

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 12/25/20

Even with the shutdowns and restrictions, Las Cruces residents could count on this: natural gas will light up their appliances, their tap will flow with clean water, their wastewater ...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 23, 2020

GO Bond Desert Trails Community Park Erosion Control Project to Begin

Desert Trails Community Park building

The General Obligation (GO) Bond rehabilitation of Desert Trails Community Park, 3492 Sonora Springs, is anticipated to start on December 28. Park visitors may see some pre-construction activity but will still have access to the park. Closures may occur ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 23, 2020

GO Bond Desert Trails Community Park Erosion Control Project to Begin

Desert Trails Community Park building

The General Obligation (GO) Bond rehabilitation of Desert Trails Community Park, 3492 Sonora Springs, is anticipated to start on December 28. Park visitors may see some pre-construction activity but will still have access to the park. Closures may occur ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

GO Bond Desert Trails Community Park Erosion Control Project to Begin

Desert Trails Community Park building

The General Obligation (GO) Bond rehabilitation of Desert Trails Community Park, 3492 Sonora Springs, is anticipated to start on December 28. Park visitors may see some pre-construction activity but will still have access to the park. Closures may occur ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Vehicle Warm-up Theft Warning, Tips

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Las Cruces police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended, as they can be stolen within seconds.

With cooler morning temperatures approaching, many drivers start their vehicles and leave them running for extended p...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Business Registration Fees to be Reduced in 2021

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In a move to help Las Cruces businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Las Cruces City Council on Monday, December 7, approved a 12-month moratorium on collecting the full amount of the city’s business registration fees.

The Council adopted a Resolution...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Business Registration Fees to be Reduced in 2021

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In a move to help Las Cruces businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Las Cruces City Council on Monday (Dec. 7) approved a 12-month moratorium on collecting the full amount of the city’s business registration fees. The Council adopted a Res...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Additional Funds Available for City of Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program

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The City of Las Cruces has launched a second round of the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program to assist Las Cruces businesses and nonprofits who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The one-time grants of as much as $20,000 for quali...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Additional Funds Available for City of Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program

Front of City Hall

The City of Las Cruces has launched a second round of the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program to assist Las Cruces businesses and nonprofits who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The one-time grants of as much as $20,000 for quali...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Customer May See Trash Collection Day Change

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Due to growth and analysis, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will be changing the regular solid waste and recycling pick up day for nearly a quarter of Las Cruces residents starting in January 2021.

For those affected by the change in their trash day, a notice w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Customer May See Trash Collection Day Change

grappler

Due to city growth and analysis, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will be changing the regular solid waste and recycling pick up day for nearly a quarter of Las Cruces residents starting on January 2021. For those affected by the change in their trash day, a no...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Customer May See Trash Collection Day Change

grappler

Due to city growth and analysis, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will be changing the regular solid waste and recycling pick up day for nearly a quarter of Las Cruces residents starting on January 2021. For those affected by the change in their trash day, a no...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 3, 2020

New Fees for City Building Permits Go into Effect on November 5

Las Cruces City Hall

A new fee schedule for all building and inspection permits issued by the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 3, 2020

New Fees for City Building Permits Go into Effect on November 5

Las Cruces City Hall

A new fee schedule for all building and inspection permits issued by the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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Community Development
Posted on: November 3, 2020

New Fees for City Building Permits Go into Effect on November 5

Las Cruces City Hall

A new fee schedule for all building and inspection permits issued by the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Tashiro Drive Road Closure Notice

Tashiro Drive

Tashiro Drive, from north Valley Drive to 3,100 feet west, is scheduled to undergo utilities and roadway reconstruction by Morrow Enterprises, Inc., as part of the City of Las Cruces Tashiro Drive Widening Project.Work will begin Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, an...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Avoid Being A Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Vehicle Warm Up theft

Las Cruces police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they can be stolen within seconds.

Surveillance video from an Oct. 6 incident on Sombrero Court shows that it took less than 15 seconds for the suspect t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Vehicle Warm Up theft

Las Cruces Police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they can be stolen within seconds.

 

Surveillance video from an Oct. 6 incident on Sombrero Court shows that it took less than 15 seconds for the...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Vehicle Warm Up theft

Las Cruces Police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they can be stolen within seconds.

 

Surveillance video from an Oct. 6 incident on Sombrero Court shows that it took less than 15 seconds for the...

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Public Safety
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Go Bond Project Updates

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The City of Las Cruces has established an easy, online way for the public to check the status of the General Obligation (GO) Bond projects approved by voters. The GO Bond portal provides improved transparency and customer service to Las Crucens.

Follow thi...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Minimum Wage 2021

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Pursuant to the Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC) and New Mexico Senate Bill 437 (NM SB 437), the minimum wage will increase, effective January 1, 2021. 

Under SB 437,...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fall / Winter Water Restrictions

person watering plants

Citywide spring/summer daytime outdoor watering (from April 1 to September 30) restricted customers from watering during the daytime hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. October 1 to March 31 allows customers to water during these hours on their designated...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fall/Winter Water Restrictions Now in Effect

person watering plants

Citywide spring and summer daytime outdoor watering, from April 1 to September 30, restricted customers from watering during the daytime hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. But, from October 1 to March 31 customers are allowed to water during these hours on their ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Community Development
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

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Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-Through and Home-Delivered Meal Service Until Further Notice

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The City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to follow the Governor’s  ‘stay-at-home’ order until further notice to combat the spread of COVID-19.  We will continue to provide essential meal services...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Continues Reduced Service Until Further Notice

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In compliance with the State of New Mexico’s updated stay-at-home order, RoadRUNNER Transit will continue operating its service on a reduced schedule, Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until further notice.

Dial-a-Ride, whic...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Transit’s COVID-19 Stop the Spread Efforts

Transit Bus with a banner that says protect yourself from COVID19, wash your hands, cover your nose

RoadRUNNER Transit continues to support local and state public health officials response to COVID-19 and assist in reducing its spread. The efforts include the installation of banners on the fixed-route buses and Dial-A-Ride vehicles that display public h...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-through and Home-Delivered Meal Service through April 30

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In accordance with the updated emergency ‘stay-at-home’ order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to provide essential meal services at each of its five centers through April 30, ...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

Aerial View of Downtown Las Cruces

The national search for a new city manager for the City of Las Cruces has officially begun. Well-qualified candidates may apply electronically to The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The application is accessed by selecting the blue &...

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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