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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Las Cruces Police Officer Awarded with Silver Star and Purple Heart

Officer De La Garza

Surrounded by family, friends, brothers and sisters of law enforcement and members of the family of fallen New Mexico State Police Officer Darian Jarrot, Las Cruces Police Officer Adrian De La Garza was commended for his valor and service and awarded the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Low Water use Tree Giveaway

Tree Giveaway

On Friday, November 19, Parks and Recreation Department will give away 200 native and adaptable low-water use trees.

Thanks to a generous grant from Apache Corporation, these trees will be available only to Las Cruces residents. The trees will be in No. 5 ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2021

November Activities at the Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center

“Culture of Empowerment: Community Roundtable: The Disability Experience in Las Cruces”

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 3.

In this presentation, hear from community members about what it is like to live with a disability in the Las Cruces ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2021

“Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art” at the Museum of Art

Museum of Art

Join us for a new exhibition at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art, from Oct. 29, 2021 to Jan. 22, 2022.

This exhibition explores the arts and crafts traditions of the Near East and the We...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2021

City Council Recap for Oct. 18, 2021

Art Design for the Animal Services Center

The Las Cruces City Council has unanimously adopted a Resolution approving the public art design recommendation for the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV).

The Council acted at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Ribbon Cutting to Open AARP-Sponsored Fitness Park

Ribbon Cutting

The City of Las Cruces will cut the ribbon on the new AARP-sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park at Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Road at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 27.

The Las Cruces AARP-sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park is a long-term investment in the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Virtual Music in the Park Performances Available for Online Viewing

Virtual Music

For the past 15 months, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s Music in the Park series hosted and recorded 46 Virtual Music Performances featuring area and regional country, rock, blues, Spanish, mariachi, folk, and jazz music...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Virtual Fall Marathon

Woman running

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will offer a “Virtual Fall Marathon” starting Nov. 1, 2021 and running through Dec. 12, 2021.

Get up and start moving by completing 26 miles in a six-week period! Participants will ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Great Pumpkin Candy Drop

Ziggy with pumpkins

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

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Weaver’s Welding, and Friends of the Community will hold the Annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop! The event will begin at 11 a.m., S...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2021

State to Extend Indoor Mask Requirement Through November 12, 2021

image of Governors logo

The requirement that face masks be worn in all indoor public spaces in New Mexico, with only limited exceptions and regardless of vaccination status, will be extended, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday, October 15.
The New Mexico D...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations Offered at Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health will begin offering COVID-19 and flu vaccinations at no cost at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday, starting October 19.
Individuals eligible ...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 15, 2021

City Council to Meet Oct. 18, 2021

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution that would approve a Community Development Block ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Local Theater Companies Join Forces for Weekend of Broadway Music at the Rio Grande Theatre

Rio Grande Theatre (2)

Tickets are now on sale for All Together Now, a musical revue featuring music from some of the most popular shows on Broadway.

Blank Conversations Theatre Company, alongside the Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces Community Theatre, Alma d’arte Charte...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Open Call for Storytellers

Las Cruces Arts and Cultural

The Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District invites the community to share holiday memories of downtown Las Cruces as part of Luminarias: A Downtown Holiday Memory Project.

Stories will be used to create digital luminarias of collective memories to be showca...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Parks & Recreation Department's Adaptive Programs Places Third at Southern New Mexico State Fair

Parks and Recreation display

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Adaptive Programs recently participated in the Southern New Mexico State Fair as a competitive exhibit group and placed third.

Projects are entered with Las Cruces Public Schools and are publ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2021

City's Economic Development Dept. and NM Workforce Connection Partner to Promote Job Fair

Convention Center Exterior in the Evening

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department and the New Mexico Workforce Connection will partner to promote a free Job Fair.

The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021 at the Las Cruces Convention Cent...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2021

State Continues to Encourage Individuals to Get Tested for COVID-19

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages all individuals to get tested for COVID-19 if:
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sor...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Master Watershed Conservationist Program Forum 2: Weather, Climate, Droughts and Flooding

Master Watershed

The Master Watershed Conservationist (MWC) program continues with the next forum: Weather, Climate, Droughts and Flooding.

The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. The October 26 event will be via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83473366813 -...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2021

November STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

Dinosaur (1)

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will offer in-person STEM programs for children and families this November.

The programs are free but require advance registration. To register please email education@las-cruces.org or call 575/522-3120 before ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2021

City Hall to be Lighted to Observe Breast Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Months

Purple Lights

Let there be light outside of Las Cruces City Hall, and lights there may be!

The outside columns of the west edifice of City Hall, 700 N. Main St., will again be lit during October and November in observances of special causes th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Healthy Holiday Baking with Lucinda Banegas-Carreon

Baking cookies

Cookies! cakes! pies! breads! Learn how to make all your favorite holiday treats just a little healthier.  

At 6 p.m. Thursday, October 21, Lucinda Banegas-Carreon, MPH, CHES, the Fit Families Coordinator at New Mexico State University, will talk ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Murderous Reads Mystery Book Group

Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch

Sadie Walela never thought she would investigate a murder, much less four of them. But life can be surprising.

Sadie must use the intuition and perseverance of her Cherokee ancestry to find answers, solve murders, and help her friends and neighbors in Sara...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fiction Writer Support Group

Calligraphy Pen

Authors alert! Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will host a Fiction Writer Support Group from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays in November.

This program will be in person in the library meeting rooms. COVID related restriction will be strictly enforced in acc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2021

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 will take place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21.

Tom Birkner will discuss the life and work of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins. The lecture will take place at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., in the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 8, 2021

"Teen Science Cafe - A.I. and Machine Learning" Online with the Museum of Nature & Science

Super Volcano

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café – Super Volcanoes,” with guest presenter Frank Ramos, PhD.

The even...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Branigan Memorial Library and Branigan Cultural Center Present the Big Read Las Cruces

Big Read

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., and the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., are pleased to present the Big Read Las Cruces, featuring An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.  The Big Read begins Monday, October 11...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 5, 2021

City Councilor Gill Sorg Seeks Projects Input from Public Through A Series of Park Meetings

Gill Sorg

City Councilor Gill Sorg, District 5 representative, will host a series of public meetings through October with community members to gather input for projects that may qualify for the 2022 General Obligation (GO) Bond cycle for the City of Las Cruces.

Regi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 24, 2021

First-ever Bike Packing Summit to be Hosted Next Month in Las Cruces

Bike Packing Summit

The first ever New Mexico Bike Packing Summit will be in Las Cruces on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Titled “Origins and Connections,” the summit hopes to bring together local, statewide, and out-of-state outdoor enthusiasts to discuss connect...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 16, 2021

National Arts and Humanities Month with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., will host several virtual and in-person programs throughout October to celebrate “National Arts and Humanities Month,” a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of art and ...

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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.
Business representatives ...
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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