News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2022

City Council Recap for May 16, 2022 Meeting

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council adopted a Resolution approving a $515.4 million budget for City government’s 2022-2023 fiscal year.

City Council’s approval came at its Monday, May 16, 2022 regular meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

The pr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 18, 2022

City Council Recap for May 16, 2022 Meeting

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council adopted a Resolution approving a $515.4 million budget for City government’s 2022-2023 fiscal year.

City Council’s approval came at its Monday, May 16, 2022 regular meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 7...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Fire Damages Home, Displaces Family Tuesday Evening

West Las Cruces Avenue Fire

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a residential structure fire that displaced a family of three on Tuesday evening.  Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Turkey Knob Drive where t...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Fire Damages Home, Displaces Family Tuesday Evening

West Las Cruces Avenue Fire

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a residential structure fire that displaced a family of three on Tuesday evening.  Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Turkey Knob Drive where t...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Police Warn of Scams that Seek Personal Info, Money

Phone Scam

Las Cruces police are warning residents about unsolicited calls, text messages or social media contacts that promise lucrative investment opportunities in property, merchandise or digital cash such as Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. The scam text, mes...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Police Warn of Scams that Seek Personal Info, Money

Phone Scam

Las Cruces police are warning residents about unsolicited calls, text messages or social media contacts that promise lucrative investment opportunities in property, merchandise or digital cash such as Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. The scam text, mes...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue

Traffic Signal Red Light

Traffic Signal upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday May 22, 2022. The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Sunday Evening May 22, 2022. Intermittent lane closures may be necessary. Temporary stop signs will be in...

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District 4 News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue

Traffic Signal Red Light

Traffic Signal upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday May 22, 2022. The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Sunday Evening May 22, 2022. Intermittent lane closures may be necessary. Temporary stop signs will be in...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue

Traffic Signal Red Light

Traffic Signal upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday May 22, 2022. The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Sunday Evening May 22, 2022. Intermittent lane closures may be necessary. Temporary stop signs will be in...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 4

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Wednesday May 18, 2022.  The following affected streets include: 

  • Rock Springs...
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District 6 News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 4

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Wednesday May 18, 2022.  The following affected streets include: 

  • Rock Springs...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 4

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Wednesday May 18, 2022.  The following affected streets include: 

  • Rock Springs...
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Public Works News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Agave Drive Shoulder Work

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

Shoulder work will be done on Agave Drive, between Stern Drive to Vista Cuesta, from Wednesday, May 18, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022.  Work also will be taking place from Agave Drive to approximately 200 feet south on Vista Cuesta d...

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District 2 News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Agave Drive Shoulder Work

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

Shoulder work will be done on Agave Drive, between Stern Drive to Vista Cuesta, from Wednesday, May 18, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022.  Work also will be taking place from Agave Drive to approximately 200 feet south on Vista Cuesta d...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Agave Drive Shoulder Work

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

Shoulder work will be done on Agave Drive, between Stern Drive to Vista Cuesta, from Wednesday, May 18, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022.  Work also will be taking place from Agave Drive to approximately 200 feet south on Vista Cuesta d...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Fire Flow Test May 19, 2022

Fire Flow Test

Residences and businesses in the east Lohman area, may experience discolored water between 9 p.m. Thursday May 19, 2022, and 4 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022.  The City of Las Cruces, Water Section will be performing a fire flow test in the e...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Fire Flow Test May 19, 2022

Fire Flow Test

Residences and businesses in the east Lohman area, may experience discolored water between 9 p.m. Thursday May 19, 2022, and 4 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022.  The City of Las Cruces, Water Section will be performing a fire flow test in the e...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Free Swim Days

Free Swim Day

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim days on May 30, June 19, July 3, and Sept. 5, 2022, at the City’s outdoor pools: East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive, and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho Av...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Free Swim Days

Free Swim Day

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim days on May 30, June 19, July 3, and Sept. 5, 2022, at the City’s outdoor pools: East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive, and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho Av...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Free Swim Days

Free Swim Day

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim days on May 30, June 19, July 3, and Sept. 5, 2022, at the City’s outdoor pools: East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive, and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho Ave.&nbs...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 17, 2022

J.C. Borrego Selected as Deputy Director of Human Resources

Borrego CP

The City of Las Cruces formally announces J.C. Borrego has been selected for the position of Deputy Director of Human Resources.  

Borrego joins the City of Las Cruces from Sandia National Laboratories (“Sandia”). Ther...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 17, 2022

J.C. Borrego Selected as Deputy Director of Human Resources

Borrego CP

The City of Las Cruces is formally announcing J.C. Borrego has been selected for the position of Deputy Director of Human Resources.  

Borrego joins the City of Las Cruces from Sandia National Laboratories (“Sandia”). ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

City Council to Meet May 16, 2022

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2022 for a regularly scheduled meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

City Council will consider a Resolution to adopt the budget for City government’s 2022-2023 f...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court Lane Closure

Lane Closure (1)

A lane closure will be in effect at the intersection of Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court for one day starting Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Motorists will also experience shoulder work on Memorial Court. H & H Underground will be digging...

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District 2 News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court Lane Closure

Lane Closure (1)

A lane closure will be in effect at the intersection of Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court for one day starting Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Motorists will also experience shoulder work on Memorial Court. H & H Underground will be digging...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court Lane Closure

Lane Closure (1)

A lane closure will be in effect at the intersection of Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court for one day starting Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Motorists will also experience shoulder work on Memorial Court. H & H Underground will be digging...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Memorial Day Schedule 2022

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures:

  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center
  • J...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Memorial Day Schedule 2022

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected. The following is a list of closures:   

  • Frank O&rsqu...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Memorial Day Schedule 2022

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected. The following is a list of closures:   

  • Frank O’Brien Pa...
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Quality of Life
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Memorial Day Schedule 2022

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected. The following is a list of closures:   

  • Frank O’Brien Pa...
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Senior Programs
Posted on: May 16, 2022

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting #2

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting 2(1)(2)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will present renovation design options for Gallagher Park, and will facilitate a public discussion and the selection of an option.

Your input is important. Please join in the meeting.

  &...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 16, 2022

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting #2

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting 2(1)(2)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will present renovation design options for Gallagher park, and will facilitate a public discussion and the selection of an option. Your input is important. Please join in the meeting.  &...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting #2

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting 2(1)(2)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will present renovation design options for Gallagher park, and will facilitate a public discussion and the selection of an option. Your input is important. Please join in the meeting.  &...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 15, 2022

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DECARBONIZATION RIDER

University HP 1-ADA

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.15.22

What do you know about decarbonization? For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers it’s a word you are going to hear a lot about and it will change things for the better. 

In approving...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 13, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 3

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Monday, May 16, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Pepper Post Avenue: From...
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District 6 News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 3

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Monday, May 16, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Pepper Post Avenue: From...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 3

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Monday, May 16, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Pepper Post Avenue: From...
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Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

High Temperatures Hazardous for Children, Pets

Dog in Car

The Las Cruces fire and police departments remind motorists that high temperatures – daytime and evening temperatures – can cause death or serious injury to children and pets left in an enclosed vehicle.  Research sho...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

High Temperatures Hazardous for Children, Pets

Dog in Car

The Las Cruces fire and police departments remind motorists that high temperatures – daytime and evening temperatures – can cause death or serious injury to children and pets left in an enclosed vehicle.  Research shows that the interior...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Kudos to Athletic Fields Staff, Parks and Recreation Department

Athletic Fields Staff

To:  Athletic Fields Staff, Parks and Recreation Department 

From:  Rodney Pollard, Athletic Director Mesilla Valley Christian School

Just wanted to thank you guys for working with Mesilla Valley Christian School again this year. ...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Seeing Desalination in Action: Las Cruces Utilities Visits El Paso Plant

Las Cruces Utilities El Paso Desalination Plant Tour

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 05.13.22

The future of water in our region will include innovative methods that account for our population growth, like looking at how to treat salty water that may exist deeper underground. El Paso Water (...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at the Intersection of South Main, El Paseo, Alameda

Traffic Signal Repair

Traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of south Main Street, El Paseo Road, and Alameda Boulevard will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022 and are expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022. Motorists should be aware that ...

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District 4 News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at the Intersection of South Main, El Paseo, Alameda

Traffic Signal Repair

Traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of south Main Street, El Paseo Road, and Alameda Boulevard will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022 and are expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022. Motorists should be aware that ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at the Intersection of South Main, El Paseo, Alameda

Traffic Signal Repair

Traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of south Main Street, El Paseo Road, and Alameda Boulevard will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022 and are expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022. Motorists should be aware that ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

West Boutz Road Flagging Operation

Orange barrels on street

West Boutz Road will have a flagging operation from Monday, May 16, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022. The flagging operation will be from northeast of Crossley Lane to Stern Drive. Detours and signs will be present to direct traffic around the w...

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District 4 News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

West Boutz Road Flagging Operation

Orange barrels on street

West Boutz Road will have a flagging operation from Monday, May 16, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022. The flagging operation will be from northeast of Crossley Lane to Stern Drive. Detours and signs will be present to direct traffic around the w...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

West Boutz Road Flagging Operation

Orange barrels on street

West Boutz Road will have a flagging operation from Monday, May 16, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022. The flagging operation will be from northeast of Crossley Lane to Stern Drive. Detours and signs will be present to direct traffic around the w...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Corralitos Road Maintenance

Orange barrels on street

Streets Management will be conducting road maintenance on Corralitos Road beginning Thursday, May 19, 2022. The work is expected to be completed the same day. This schedule is subject to change. For the public’s convenience, cr...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Corralitos Road Maintenance

Orange barrels on street

Streets Management will be conducting road maintenance on Corralitos Road beginning Thursday, May 19, 2022. The work is expected to be completed the same day. This schedule is subject to change. For the public’s convenience, crews will w...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Family Game Nights

Family Nights at the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents “The FUN (F-Family U-Unity N-Needed) Experts Family Game Nights.”

The event will be every Wednesday evening beginning June 1 at Apodaca Park, 804 E. Madrid Ave. The FUN Experts Family Game N...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Family Game Nights

Family Nights at the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents “The FUN (F-Family U-Unity N-Needed) Experts Family Game Nights.”

The event will be every Wednesday evening beginning June 1 at Apodaca Park, 804 E. Madrid Ave. The FUN E...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Family Game Nights

Family Nights at the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents “The FUN (F-Family U-Unity N-Needed) Experts Family Game Nights.”

The event will be every Wednesday evening beginning June 1 at Apodaca Park, 804 E. Madrid Ave. The FUN Experts Family Game N...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Statement from City Manager Ifo Pili

las cruces police department Badge

Below is a statement from Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili regarding the April 16, 2022, incident on Fir Avenue. No additional information is available at this time.Here is the statement:The investigation into the April 16 shooting on Fir Avenue is ongoin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Statement from City Manager Ifo Pili

las cruces police department Badge

Below is a statement from Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili regarding the April 16, 2022, incident on Fir Avenue. No additional information is available at this time. Here is the statement: The investigation into the April 16 shooting on ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Statement from City Manager Ifo Pili

las cruces police department Badge

Below is a statement from Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili regarding the April 16, 2022, incident on Fir Avenue. No additional information is available at this time. Here is the statement: The investigation into the April 16 shooting on ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day

The City of Las Cruces’ Bike to Work Day will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. The public event will be on the west side of City Hall. Information about existing and proposed bike facilities, the basics of bike commuting, and Vulner...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Kudos to RoadRUNNER Transit Bus Operators

Kudos Bus Photo

To:  RoaDRUNNER Transit Bus Operators 

From:  Vivek K. Dwivedi, Resident

"Thank you, the City of Las Cruces and the Transportation Sector, 

I was blessed to be able to use the bus system for years.  I was abl...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Kudos to Wastewater Department

wastewater

To:  Wastewater Department

From:  Foothills Landfill Staff

On behalf of  staff at foothills landfill  , we would like to thank Adrian Carranza and his crew Nacho Mondragon and Joel Escudero for their help at our facility....

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Las Cruces Provides Tips for Safe Outdoor Adventures

Hiking Big Mountain

Warmer temperatures and longer days call for more outdoor adventures and especially in the mountains surrounding Las Cruces, a city that sees more than 320 days of sunshine each year. Hikers, bikers, campers and four-wheel enthusiasts should take...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Las Cruces Provides Tips for Safe Outdoor Adventures

Hiking Big Mountain

Warmer temperatures and longer days call for more outdoor adventures and especially in the mountains surrounding Las Cruces, a city that sees more than 320 days of sunshine each year.  Hikers, bikers, campers and four-wheel enthusiasts s...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Las Cruces Provides Tips for Safe Outdoor Adventures

Hiking Big Mountain

Warmer temperatures and longer days call for more outdoor adventures and especially in the mountains surrounding Las Cruces, a city that sees more than 320 days of sunshine each year.  Hikers, bikers, campers and four-wheel enthusiasts s...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reminder: Bike to Work Day will be May 20, 2022

Bike to Work Day

The City of Las Cruces’ Bike to Work Day will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. The public event will be on the west side of City Hall.Information about existing and proposed bike facilities, the basics of bike commuting, and Vulner...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reminder: Bike to Work Day will be May 20, 2022

Bike to Work Day

The City of Las Cruces’ Bike to Work Day will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. The public event will be on the west side of City Hall. Information about existing and proposed bike facilities, the basics of bike commuting, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reminder: Bike to Work Day will be May 20, 2022

Bike to Work Day

The City of Las Cruces’ Bike to Work Day will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. The public event will be on the west side of City Hall. Information about existing and proposed bike facilities, the basics of bike commuting, and Vulner...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reminder: Bike to Work Day will be May 20, 2022

Bike to Work Day

The City of Las Cruces’ Bike to Work Day will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. The public event will be on the west side of City Hall. Information about existing and proposed bike facilities, the basics of bike commuting, and Vulner...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Teen Science Café “Creative Coding with Karen Carter, MS”

Creative Coding

The Museum of Nature & Science and Teen Science Café Network present “Creative Coding” with guest speaker Karen Carter, MS.

Carter joins us at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 via Zoom from Las Cruces. Please contact education@l...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Teen Science Café “Creative Coding with Karen Carter, MS”

Creative Coding

The Museum of Nature & Science and Teen Science Café Network present “Creative Coding” with guest speaker Karen Carter, MS. Carter joins us at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Tuesday, May 24 from Las Cruces, NM. Please contact education@las-cruces.org or call 575-...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Teen Science Café “Creative Coding with Karen Carter, MS”

Creative Coding

The Museum of Nature & Science and Teen Science Café Network present “Creative Coding” with guest speaker Karen Carter, MS. Carter joins us at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Tuesday, May 24 from Las Cruces, NM. Please contact educat...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Blank Conversations Theatre Company Presents Meteor Shower by Steve Martin

Rio Grande Theatre 2

In continuation of our 2022 theatrical series, Blank Conversations is back at the Rio Grande Theatre May 19 to May 22 with the witty comedy, Meteor Shower written by comedian Steve Martin.

The performance stars local actors Knut Eric Brekke as Norm, Jazmin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Blank Conversations Theatre Company Presents Meteor Shower by Steve Martin

Rio Grande Theatre 2

In continuation of our 2022 theatrical series, Blank Conversations is back at the Rio Grande Theatre May 19-22 with the witty comedy, Meteor Shower written by comedian Steve Martin.

The performance stars local actors Knut Eric Brekke as Norm, Jazmin Buchma...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Blank Conversations Theatre Company Presents Meteor Shower by Steve Martin

Rio Grande Theatre 2

In continuation of our 2022 theatrical series, Blank Conversations is back at the Rio Grande Theatre May 19-22 with the witty comedy, Meteor Shower written by comedian Steve Martin.

The performance stars local actors Knut Eric Brekke as Norm, Jazmin Buchma...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Branigan Cultural Center Accepting Proposals for Exhibits for 2023

A photo of the exterior of Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center is accepting proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural and historical significance relating to the Borderlands and U.S. Southwest to be presented in 2023.

We invite submissions from informal and formal scholars, cultural herit...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Branigan Cultural Center Accepting Proposals for Exhibits for 2023

A photo of the exterior of Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center is accepting proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural and historical significance relating to the Borderlands and U.S. Southwest to be presented in 2023. We invite submissions from informal and formal scholars, cultural heri...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Branigan Cultural Center Accepting Proposals for Exhibits for 2023

A photo of the exterior of Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center is accepting proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural and historical significance relating to the Borderlands and U.S. Southwest to be presented in 2023. We invite submissions from informal and formal scholars, cultural heri...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

THC Found in Public Schools

THC Snacks

Public school officials and school resource officers are asking parents to be aware of potentially dangerous tetrahydrocannabinol-infused products disguised as popular snacks and vapor pens that are laced with THC.  In the last several w...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

THC Found in Public Schools

THC Snacks

Public school officials and school resource officers are asking parents to be aware of potentially dangerous tetrahydrocannabinol-infused products disguised as popular snacks and vapor pens that are laced with THC.  In the last several w...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Color Me Calm

Color Me Calm

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for our stress-relieving program, Color Me Calm.

Need to decompress or feeling overwhelmed? Need a moment to clear your mind?  Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring an...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Color Me Calm

Color Me Calm

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for our stress-relieving program, Color Me Calm.

Need to decompress or feeling overwhelmed? Need a moment to clear your mind?  Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring an...

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Library News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Color Me Calm

Color Me Calm

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for our stress-relieving program, Color Me Calm.

Need to decompress or feeling overwhelmed? Need a moment to clear your mind?  Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring an...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Before You Dig, Call 811: Las Cruces Utilities

Enrique Arzabal - Gas Line Locator

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.08.22

When property owners called 811 to find the locations of any underground utilities lines before they would dig and maybe hit them, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) would have two specific teams come loca...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 6, 2022

A Day in the Life: Water Production

LCU WP Horacio

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5.06.22

If it’s a Monday, Wednesday, or a Friday, it’s a day to make the rounds for a crew of six in the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Production program. Each of the six has their ow...

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Utilities
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Mayor's Bike Ride Returns in 2022

Mayor Bike Ride

In celebration of National Bike Month, which occurs every May, Las Cruces residents with bicycles are invited to join Mayor Ken Miyagishima for the Mayor’s Bike Ride and to the Bike To Work Day event.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Mayor's Bike Ride Returns in 2022

Mayor Bike Ride

In celebration of National Bike Month, which occurs every May, Las Cruces residents with bicycles are invited to join Mayor Ken Miyagishima for the Mayor’s Bike Ride and to the Bike To Work Day event.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 p...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project to Begin May 10, 2022

Landfill Cleanup

Las Cruces Utilities will restart the Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project, south of Lohman Avenue and east of Paseo de Oñate, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.This project is to remove the waste from Cell No.1. Cells No. 2 and 3 have alr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project to Begin May 10, 2022

Landfill Cleanup

Las Cruces Utilities will restart the Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project, south of Lohman Avenue and east of Paseo de Oñate, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  This project is to remove the waste from Cell No.1. Cells No. 2 and 3...

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District 6 News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project to Begin May 10, 2022

Landfill Cleanup

Las Cruces Utilities will restart the Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project, south of Lohman Avenue and east of Paseo de Oñate, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  This project is to remove the waste from Cell No.1. Cells ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Weed and Seed Program – Summer 2022

Weed and Seed Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Weed and Seed program will begin registration for its Summer Program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, and will continue registration until the number of participants is filled.The program is free, an...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Weed and Seed Program – Summer 2022

Weed and Seed Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Weed and Seed program will begin registration for its Summer Program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, and will continue registration until the number of participants is filled. The program i...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Weed and Seed Program – Summer 2022

Weed and Seed Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Weed and Seed program will begin registration for its Summer Program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, and will continue registration until the number of participants is filled. The program i...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 5, 2022

"Listen to Your Art" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture with the Museum of Art will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022.Candace Printz will explore the life and work of German artist Käthe Kollwitz. Please use the following link, meeting ID, a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2022

"Listen to Your Art" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture with the Museum of Art will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. Candace Printz will explore the life and work of German artist Käthe Kollwitz. Please use the following link, meeting ID, and passcode to acce...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

"Listen to Your Art" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture with the Museum of Art will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. Candace Printz will explore the life and work of German artist Käthe Kollwitz. Please use the following link, mee...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

2022 Building Safety Month Begins

Community Development 2

The International Code Council’s (ICC) 42nd annual Building Safety Month began this week and the 2022 campaign highlights how building science, innovation and energy efficiency are leveraged to create safe and sustainable construction within our communiti...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2022

2022 Building Safety Month Begins

Community Development 2

The International Code Council’s (ICC) 42nd annual Building Safety Month began this week and the 2022 campaign highlights how building science, innovation and energy efficiency are leveraged to create safe and sustainable construction within our communiti...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 5, 2022

2022 Building Safety Month Begins

Community Development 2

The International Code Council’s (ICC) 42nd annual Building Safety Month began this week and the 2022 campaign highlights how building science, innovation and energy efficiency are leveraged to create safe and sustainable construction within our...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Las Cruces Fire Issues Temporary Restrictions on Open Burning

Fire Restriction

The Las Cruces Fire Department stopped issuing burn permits for open burning of vegetation on Friday, May 6, 2022.The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of severe drought conditions in Doña Ana County. Southern New Mexico, inclu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Las Cruces Fire Issues Temporary Restrictions on Open Burning

Fire Restriction

The Las Cruces Fire Department will stop issuing burn permits for open burning of vegetation effective Friday, May 6, 2022.  The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of severe drought conditions in Dona Ana County. Southern...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Las Cruces Fire Issues Temporary Restrictions on Open Burning

Fire Restriction

The Las Cruces Fire Department will stop issuing burn permits for open burning of vegetation effective Friday, May 6, 2022.  The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of severe drought conditions in Dona Ana County. Southern...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Master Watershed Conservationist Program Forum 8: Working Together and Project Idea

Green Plant 2(1)

The Master Watershed Conservationist (MWC) program continues with its next forum: Urban Watershed Management and Water Quality. Forum 8 will be a presentation from New Mexico State Engineer, Mike Hamman.

Mr. Hamman is the recently appointed state Engineer ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Master Watershed Conservationist Program Forum 8: Working Together and Project Idea

Green Plant 2(1)

The Master Watershed Conservationist (MWC) program continues with the next forum: Urban Watershed Management and Water Quality. Forum 8 will be a presentation from New Mexico State Engineer, Mike Hamman. Mr. Hamman is the recently appointed state Engineer...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

New Mexico's Summer Monsoon: What to Expect This Year

Monsoon Season

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will present a program on the 2022 summer monsoon season in New Mexico and what the region can expect this year.

This presentation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022 in th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 5, 2022

New Mexico's Summer Monsoon: What to Expect This Year

Monsoon Season

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will present a program on the 2022 summer monsoon season in New Mexico and what the region can expect this year.

This presentation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022 in th...

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Library News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

New Mexico's Summer Monsoon: What to Expect This Year

Monsoon Season

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will present a program on the 2022 summer monsoon season in New Mexico and what the region can expect this year.

This presentation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022 in th...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Hickory Loop Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

The entrance to Golden Corral, 1661 Hickory Loop, at the intersection of Hickory Loop and Hickory Drive, will be closed starting Wednesday, May 4, 2022.  A Mountain Construction will be completing the work as part of the City of Las Cruc...

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District 4 News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Hickory Loop Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

The entrance to Golden Corral, 1661 Hickory Loop, at the intersection of Hickory Loop and Hickory Drive, will be closed starting Wednesday, May 4, 2022.  A Mountain Construction will be completing the work as part of the City of Las Cruc...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Hickory Loop Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

The entrance to Golden Corral, 1661 Hickory Loop, at the intersection of Hickory Loop and Hickory Drive, will be closed starting Wednesday, May 4, 2022.  A Mountain Construction will be completing the work as part of the City of Las Cruc...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Plain White T’s to Headline Las Cruces Fourth of July Concert

Plain White T

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks display at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, on the NMSU campus....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Plain White T’s to Headline Las Cruces Fourth of July Concert

Plain White T

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks display at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, on the NMSU campus....

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Plain White T’s to Headline Las Cruces Fourth of July Concert

Plain White T

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks display at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, on the NMSU campus....

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 3, 2022

"Science Café – The Origins of LIfe: Remembered by (your) Biochemistry"

Biochemistry

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “The Origins of Life: Remembered by (your) Biochemistry,” with guest speaker Loren Williams, PhD. Dr. Williams joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from Georgia Tech and the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 3, 2022

"Science Café – The Origins of LIfe: Remembered by (your) Biochemistry"

Biochemistry

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “The Origins of Life: Remembered by (your) Biochemistry,” with guest speaker Loren Williams, PhD. Dr. Williams joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from Georgia Tech and the ...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

"Science Café – The Origins of LIfe: Remembered by (your) Biochemistry"

Biochemistry

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “The Origins of Life: Remembered by (your) Biochemistry,” with guest speaker Loren Williams, PhD. Dr. Williams joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from G...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Bad Art Night

Bad Art

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites residents to join us for a night of Bad Art at 6 p.m. May 17, 2022, in the library’s Roadrunner Room.

No creative talents needed here, just a whole lot of fun! This freestyle creative...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Bad Art Night

Bad Art

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites residents to join us for a night of Bad Art at 6 p.m. May 17, 2022, in the library’s Roadrunner Room. No creative talents needed here, just a whole lot of fun! This freestyle creative...

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Library News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Bad Art Night

Bad Art

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites residents to join us for a night of Bad Art at 6 p.m. May 17, 2022, in the library’s Roadrunner Room. No creative talents needed here, just a whole lot of fun! This freestyl...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Branigan Book Club

Reading Book

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for the Branigan Book Club, our monthly book discussion group where we read and discuss a new book each month. Discussions are at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the mo...

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Library News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Branigan Book Club

Reading Book

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for the Branigan Book Club, our monthly book discussion group where we read and discuss a new book each month. Discussions are at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the mo...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2022

TRANSPARENCY PLAYS MAJOR ROLE IN NATURAL GAS RATE INCREASE PROCESS

gas crew pipe laying-ADA

By G.H. Scott

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.01.22

By now you have heard the news that the City Council approved Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) request to update natural gas rates in order to meet operational needs of the system. What you may no...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Need Help with Your Water Bill? New State Program Available Now

LCU Water Bill

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 04.29.2022

If you’re looking for help paying your utility bill, you might be eligible for relief funds. New Mexico residents have a new program that can help low-income households. New Mexico Huma...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!”

The parade will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, J...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!” 

T...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!” 

The parade will begin at 9 p.m....

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 6 Event

Trash Clean Up

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way!

The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its first Team Up to Clean Up event from 7...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 6 Event

Trash Clean Up

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its first Team Up to Clean Up ev...

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District 6 News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 6 Event

Trash Clean Up

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its first Team Up to Clean Up ev...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 6 Event

Trash Clean Up

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its first Team Up to Clean Up ev...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Aquatics Facilities Summer Hours of Operation

Regional Aquatic Center for Party Rental Sessions

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Aquatic facilities summer hours of operation, from May 23, 2022 through September 5, 2022, will be as follows:  East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive: Two open swim sessions, ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Aquatics Facilities Summer Hours of Operation

Regional Aquatic Center for Party Rental Sessions

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Aquatic facilities summer hours of operation, from May 23, 2022 through September 5, 2022, will be as follows:  East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive: Two open swim sessions, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Aquatics Facilities Summer Hours of Operation

Regional Aquatic Center for Party Rental Sessions

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Aquatic facilities summer hours of operation, from May 23, 2022 through September 5, 2022, will be as follows:  East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive: Two open swim sessions, ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 26, 2022

LCFD Physical Ability Test

East Mesa Public Safety Complex Building Exterior with Sign Reading East Mesa Public Safety

Interested in a career as a Las Cruces firefighter?

The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) is preparing for an academy to be conducted this fall. LCFD is offering the Physical Ability Test (PAT) to prospective candidates, 18-years and older, to assess their...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 26, 2022

LCFD Physical Ability Test

pike

Interested in a career as a Las Cruces firefighter? The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) is preparing for an academy to be held this fall and is offering the Physical Ability Test (PAT) to prospective candidates, 18 years and older, to assess their stami...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

LCFD Physical Ability Test

Fire vehicle parked outside of Las Cruces Fire Station 1

Interested in a career as a Las Cruces firefighter? The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) is preparing for an academy to be held this fall and is offering the Physical Ability Test (PAT) to prospective candidates, 18 years and older, to assess their stami...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Public Safety Impact Fees

East Mesa Public Safety Complex Building Exterior with Sign Reading East Mesa Public Safety

The City of Las Cruces will hold five public input meetings concerning updates to the Public Safety Impact Fee.

The Public Safety Impact Fee is a fee assessed on new residential and non-residential construction and has been in place since January 2012. The...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: April 24, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Water Conservation Plan Steering Committee Reflects on Efforts

LCU Dael Goodman Yard

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 4.24.2022

Two years ago, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) engaged a community-led Water Conservation Steering Committee (WCSC) to give feedback on its long-term water plans and suggestions for steps LCU can take ...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 22, 2022

A Day in the Life: Meters, Valves, and Hydrants

LCU Lara ADA

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.22.2022

It’s 8 a.m., and two crews from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) are already set up at two locations on opposite sides of town. It’s part of LCU’s Water line of business, e...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 21, 2022

2022 Movies In The Park

2022 Movies in the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2022 Movies in the Park series.

Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, June 11, with “Encanto.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays from June through...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 21, 2022

2022 Movies In The Park

2022 Movies in the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2022 Movies in the Park series. Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, June 11, with “Encanto.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays from Ju...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

2022 Movies In The Park

2022 Movies in the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2022 Movies in the Park series. Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, June 11, with “Encanto.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays from June through September...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in May

Female hands typing on a computer keyboard

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., offers a variety of free computer literacy classes designed to help adults develop confidence and skills, helping them to be more comfortable in today's digital world.

Registration is optional...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in May

Female hands typing on a computer keyboard

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., offers a variety of free computer literacy classes designed to help adults develop confidence and skills, helping them to be more comfortable in today's digital world. Registration is optiona...

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Library News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in May

Female hands typing on a computer keyboard

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., offers a variety of free computer literacy classes designed to help adults develop confidence and skills, helping them to be more comfortable in today's digital world. Registration i...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Great Tours: France Through the Ages

Great Tours France Through the Ages

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will host a discussion group about The Great Courses video series “Great Tours: France through the Ages.”

This group will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the following dates: May 5, 2022; May ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Great Tours: France Through the Ages

Great Tours France Through the Ages

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will host a discussion group about The Great Courses video series “Great Tours: France through the Ages.”  This group will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the following date...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Great Tours: France Through the Ages

Great Tours France Through the Ages

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will host a discussion group about The Great Courses video series “Great Tours: France through the Ages.”  This group will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the following dates: May 5, 2022; May ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 21, 2022

May STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature and Science

STEM PROGRAM 1

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer in-person Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for children and families this May.

The programs are free but require registration in advance. Register in-person...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 21, 2022

May STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature and Science

STEM PROGRAM 1

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer in-person Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for children and families this May.  The programs are free but require registration in advance...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

May STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature and Science

STEM PROGRAM 1

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer in-person Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for children and families this May.  The programs are free but require registration in advance...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

2022 Music In The Park Series Begins May 29

Music at the Park

The Parks & Recreation Department’s 2022 Music in the Park Series begins at 6 p.m. May 29, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St., with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest.

The Mayor’s Jazz Fest will feature performances by New York based sax player/vocalist and so...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 20, 2022

2022 Music In The Park Series Begins May 29

Music at the Park

The Parks & Recreation Department’s 2022 Music in the Park Series begins at 6 p.m. May 29, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St., with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest.

The Mayor’s Jazz Fest will feature performances by New York based sax player/vocalist and so...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

2022 Music In The Park Series Begins May 29

Music at the Park

The Parks & Recreation Department’s 2022 Music in the Park Series begins at 6 p.m. May 29, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St., with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest.

The Mayor’s Jazz Fest will feature performances by New York based sax player/vocalist and so...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Young Park Erosion Control Project Scheduled Pavilion Closed for Reservations

Young Park Erosion Control Project

The City of Las Cruces Public Works Department is working on an Erosion Control Project at Young Park, 850 S. Walnut St., that began Monday, April 25, 2022, and continues to Saturday May 28, 2022.

The project area is adjacent to Young Park Pavilion and alo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Young Park Erosion Control Project Scheduled Pavilion Closed for Reservations

Young Park Erosion Control Project

The City of Las Cruces Public Works Department has scheduled an Erosion Control Project at Young Park, 850 S. Walnut St., from Monday, April 25, 2022, to Saturday May 28, 2022. The project area is adjacent to Young Park Pavilion and along the pat...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Young Park Erosion Control Project Scheduled Pavilion Closed for Reservations

Amended Young Park Erosion Control Project

The City of Las Cruces Public Works Department has scheduled an Erosion Control Project at Young Park, 850 S. Walnut St., from Monday, April 25, 2022, to Saturday May 28, 2022. The project area is adjacent to Young Park Pavilion and along the pat...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 17, 2022

A Molecular Detective: New Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director of Wastewater Seeks New Solutions

Montoya-Laura

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 4.17.2022

Just as sewer lines weave their way through the City of Las Cruces (City), it wasn’t a straight line for Laura Montoya to become the new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director of Was...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities: A Day in the Life of Water Line Maintenance

LCU Zaira

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.15.2022

There are over 700 miles of water pipes throughout the city and it’s up to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) to make sure that when residents or business owners reach for the tap, safe, clean, ...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 10, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes a new deputy director for Solid Waste Collections to its team.

Carl Pierce - New Deputy Director of Solid Waste

By Cassie McClure

Published in: Las Cruces Bulletin (Sun News) 04.10.22

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes a new deputy director for Solid Waste Collections to its team. Coming from Colorado, Carl Pierce joined LCU in March, but is still adjusting to the s...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Meet the New Deputy Director for Water: Ronald Borunda

LCU Borunda

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.08.22

Las Cruces Utilities has a new deputy director of water who has worked his way through different stages of utility work and is now eager to continue his service to Las Cruces and its residents.&...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Adult "Summer Kickoff" Basketball Tournament (four weeks)

Basketball

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer team registration for the Adult “Summer Kickoff” Basketball Tournament.

Pool play games start the week of May 31, 2022, with tournament games beginning the week of June...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Adult "Summer Kickoff" Basketball Tournament (four weeks)

Basketball

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer team registration for the Adult “Summer Kickoff” Basketball Tournament. Pool play games start the week of May 31, 2022, with tournament games beginning the we...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Adult "Summer Kickoff" Basketball Tournament (four weeks)

Basketball

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer team registration for the Adult “Summer Kickoff” Basketball Tournament. Pool play games start the week of May 31, 2022, with tournament games beginning the week of June 20, 2022....

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 3, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Plans for a Sustainable Future

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 4.03.22

For Las Cruces to move toward sustainable energy sources, it will take an adjustment for not only residents but for all departments within the City of Las Cruces (City), which will have to...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Getting Ready for Spring with Las Cruces Utilities

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.01.22

Even though Las Cruces did see snow recently, spring has officially sprung into our lives – since Sunday, March 20! Plenty of residents will see the start of spring and the inching upward ...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 27, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Co-Sponsors Environmental Design Contest

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By Kelly Koepke

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 3.27.2022

In its 32nd year, the WERC Environmental Design Contest organized by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University and co-sponsored by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) brings industry, governm...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 25, 2022

For Las Cruces Utilities, Safety is a Priority

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 3.25.22

Organizational safety requires the ability to train staff and contractors, inspect workplaces and machinery, and investigate incidents. It also requires a dedication to building the awareness and cu...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 20, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Gets New Tech to Improve Field Services

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 3.20.22

Paperwork happens in all jobs. At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), the traditional paper trail includes handwritten work orders that allow LCU crews to get the information they need to get the ...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 2, 2022

LCU FY20/21 Annual Report

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has just released its FY2020/2021 Annual Report and is now available for customers. The annual report outlines some of the projects LCU's completed as well as current and future strategic results, and identifies each li...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

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The City of Las Cruces has a new Bid Module on its website to offer business greater access to the City's open and closed bids.
The module also gives the public another level of transparency for bids, active contracts, and vendors.
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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

Small toy tractor pushing alphabet block which read B I D

The City of Las Cruces has a new Bid Module on its website to offer business greater access to the City's open and closed bids.
The module also gives the public another level of transparency for bids, active contracts, and vendors. 

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