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Posted on: July 29, 2021

State Announces Second Round of $100 Incentives for COVID-19 Vaccines

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) on Thursday announced that, beginning Monday, August 2, and for the duration of August, all New Mexicans will again be eligible for a $100 incentive for getting a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 29, 2021

State Announces Next Four Winners of Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The state of New Mexico confirmed Thursday, July 29 the next four prize winners in the Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, a $10 million cash sweepstakes funded by federal stimulus and intended to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations.
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Launches the Fall Seed Collection

Tierra Sagrada Seed Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library announces the return of the Tierra Sagrada pop-up seed library for the Fall!

The Tierra Sagrada Seed Library, named after the mural in the Library’s amphitheater, was created to encourage Las Crucens to learn more...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 29, 2021

City to Unveil Plaque in Memory of Olga Pedroza

Olga Pedroza (1)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will unveil a plaque at 3 p.m. Friday, July 30, in memory of former City Councilor Olga Pedroza at Lions Park near the tennis courts she so dearly loved.

Pedroza served Las Cruces as District 3 City ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Fire Station 3 Courtesy Noise Notice for August

Fire Station 3

A new fire station is currently being constructed at 390 N. Valley Drive, in Las Cruces Council District 4, as part of the City's General Obligation (GO) Bond Project to replace the 54-year-old fire station building.

On Monday, August 9, contracto...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Lohman Avenue Nightly Paving Project

NM DOT (1)

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), the City of Las Cruces is sharing this information with residents.

NMDOT, with Mountain States Constructors, Inc. will begin a nightly milling and paving project on Sunday, August...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 29, 2021

A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven Weed and Seed Fall After School Program

Weed and Seed After School Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Weed and Seed program will begin registration Monday, August 2 for its After School program.

Registration will be accepted  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at A. Fielder Memorial Saf...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 28, 2021

LCFD Technical Rescue Team Assists in Two Rescues

LCFD Technical Rescue

For the second time in a week, the Las Cruces Fire Department Technical Rescue Team (TRT) has been called to help an individual who was in peril in a mountainous area. The morning of Monday, July 26, the Technical Rescue Team was asked to assist New Mexic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 28, 2021

August Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

image of the Las Cruces Museum of Art building

Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., for an afternoon chat with some of the featured artists in the From the Ground Up XXX: Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, August 6.

The program will be in the Roadr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 28, 2021

National Night Out is Tuesday

National Night OUt

The Las Cruces police and fire departments will host National Night Out next Tuesday, August 3, along Main Street Downtown. National Night Out will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free. Parking will be available in the lots surrounding Mai...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Acting State Health Secretary to Provide COVID-19 Update on Wednesday

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

New Mexico Department of Health Acting Secretary and Human Services Department Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. will provide a COVID-19 webinar update. The secretary will take questions from the media at 3 p.m.  Wednesday, July 28.
 
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

GED Learning Circle

GED Learning Circle

Join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library for its first Learning Circle of 2021.

Learning Circles are based on peer learning; we are all experts in something, and sharing is how we learn best. Every member of this General Equivalency Diploma (GED) class will w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Launches Bilingual Podcast “Las Cruces Responde”

Podcast Civic Plus 2

Las Crucens have a new way to stay connected about the policies and programming that will impact them and their families thanks to “Las Cruces Responde,” a new bilingual Podcast launched by the City of Las Cruces. The inaugural episod...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Learn About Your Library Night!

Learn About Your Library Night

Just in time for going back to school, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer its first-ever Learn About Your Library Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 19.

Learn About Your Library Night is a chance for the Las Cruces community to rediscove...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Regional Aquatic Center to Offer Party Rental Sessions

Regional Aquatic Center for Party Rental Sessions

Party Room rental opportunities will be offered at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. during open swim sessions beginning August 2. Please call the Aquatic Center for more information. 

Rental opportunities are available only at the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lesson Resume in August

Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lessons

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., announces the return of Sound Sessions starting Aug. 3, 2021.

This program gives teens in sixth to 12th grades the chance to learn how to play guitar, or bass, with a weekly lesson and tips for practic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Regional Aquatic Center to Offer Additional Fitness Classes

Regional Aquatic Center

Additional Aquatic fitness classes will begin the week of August 2 at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.

  • Swimnastics  - 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Tuesday, Thursday, and  9:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Aqua Fitness - 8:30 a.m. Mo...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Kids Expo 2021

Parks and Recreation Sign

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s “Kids EXPO 2021” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 at Plaza de Las Cruces. 

“Kids EXPO 2021” celebrates the summer wi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

State Announces Four Winners of Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The state of New Mexico has confirmed the first prize winners in the Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, a $10 million cash sweepstakes funded by federal stimulus and intended to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations.
 
Four vaccinated New Mexicans - o...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Brown Bag Lecture with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Railroad Depot

The next Brown Bag Lecture with the Railroad Museum will be at noon Tuesday, August 10.

George Hackler will present "The Mormon Battalion March Through Southern New Mexico." The August lecture will be at the Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St.&am...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

2021 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration

Parks and Recreation Sign

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming 2021 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

LCPD Application Deadline is Friday, July 30

Las Cruces Police

Prospective applicants interested in a career in law enforcement have only a few days left to apply for the Las Cruces Police Department’s upcoming Academy. The Las Cruces Police Department’s 51st Training Academy for cadets is set to...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Participate in City Council District 1 Conversation Series

Councilor Kansandra Gandara

The public is invited to participate in a three-part event series of facilitated conversations focused on public safety, the judicial and legal systems, and available community support resources in July and August.  The events include 

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

RoadRUNNER Transit Fare Collection Resuming

Bus waiting for passengers at the transit terminal

RoadRUNNER Transit will resume collecting fares starting Monday, Aug. 2, 2021.

Bus passes can be purchased for City buses at City Hall, Albertsons grocery store, and the Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transfer Terminal (MVITT). Each ride will cost $1, or riders...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Candidate Training Will be Friday

City of Las Cruces image from a distance

The City of Las Cruces will host a candidate training on Ranked Choice Voting Friday, July 30. In the Ranked Choice Voting process, voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots.

The training will be from 2 p.m. to  6 p.m. Friday via Zoom....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Reminder: American Rescue Plan Act Initial Public Input Meetings This Week

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

The City of Las Cruces?Economic Development?Department will present an overview and receive?public comments for the use of?American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)?funding?from?the U.S. Department of?Treasury.

A 10-day public com...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Application Deadline Nears

Las Cruces Police

Prospective applicants interested in a career in law enforcement have only a few days left to apply for the Las Cruces Police Department’s upcoming Academy. The Las Cruces Police Department’s 51st Training Academy for cadets is set to begin in January 20...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Participate in City Council District 1 Conversation Series

Councilor Kansandra Gandara

The public is invited to participate in a three-part event series of facilitated conversations focused on public safety, the judicial and legal systems, and available community support resources in July and August.  The events include 

  • 6:...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

RoadRUNNER Transit Fare Collection Resuming

Bus waiting for passengers at the transit terminal

The City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit will resume collecting fares starting August 2, 2021. Bus passes may be purchased on City buses, City Hall, Albertsons Grocery Store, and the Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transfer Terminal (MVITT). Each ride will cos...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 21, 2021

August Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Dr. Garcia Bryca

“Culture of Empowerment: Child Detention and Separation” 

Wednesday, August 4, 5:30 p.m. (MST) 

Hear from local experts on child detention and separation about the history, policies, migrant experiences, impact on our community, and future...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Call for Volunteers for Team Up to Clean Up District 4 Event

Truckload of Furniture

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 next Team Up to Clean Up eve...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Cannabis Survey and Meetings

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

Las Crucens will have multiple opportunities to weigh in on how the City of Las Cruces will manage land use and zoning as it relates to cannabis growers and retailers now that the New Mexico Legislature has legalized cannabis for recreational use.

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Candidate Training

City of Las Cruces image from a distance

The City of Las Cruces will conduct candidate training on Ranked Choice Voting on Friday, July 30.

In the Ranked Choice Voting process, voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots.

The training will be given by Maria Perez and Grace Ramsey of Demo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 15, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Initial Public Input Meetings

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

The City of Las Cruces?Economic Development?Department will present an overview and receive?public comments for the use of?American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)?funding?from?the U.S. Department of?Treasury.

A 10-day public com...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Academy Hosting Physical Fitness Exams on Friday and Saturday

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct physical fitness exams for prospective applicants on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 for people who are considering a career in law enforcement. The physical fitness exams will begin at the top of each ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Downtown Las Cruces Parking Lot 7 and Restroom Building Improvements Project

Downtown Parking Lot 7

As part of the City’s commitment to preserving infrastructure assets, construction began Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Downtown Parking Lot 7, directly west of Day’s Hamburgers, the Rio Grande Theatre, and Rad Retrocade. Work on the pa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 9, 2021

NO-DES Water Line Cleaning

Water Truck

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines for several weeks, using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES). The area where water lines will be cleaned includes Elks Drive, Country Club Estates, Cielo Vista Patio Homes, Jasmine Ga...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Fall Adult Sand Volleyball League Registration

Volleyball (1)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will soon offer the following dates for the Fall 2021 Adult Sand Volleyball League team registration.

Registration will only be available in person at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Av...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Will Resume Disconnections Due to Non-Payment

LC Utilities Disconnections

On Sept. 1, 2021, all delinquent Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) residential and business accounts will be subject to disconnection.

For anyone who is experiencing financial hardships, assistance is available to qualifying residential customers if they contact ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Branigan Library & Branigan Cultural Center Receive National Endowment for Arts Big Read Grant

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Branigan Cultural Center are two of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-2022 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $17,000 will support a community reading program focusing on Joy Harjo’s An A...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 11, 2021

LCPD Offers Incentives for New Recruits and Lateral Transfers

Academy Offers Recruiting Incentives

The Las Cruces Police Department is offering a slew of attractive financial incentives for new recruits to its 51st training academy and for current law enforcement officers who are considering a lateral transfer. The new incentives come as the departmen...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 4, 2021

2021 Movies in the Park

Movies at the Park 1

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2021 Movies in the Park program.

Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, July 17, with “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays i...

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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 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: 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