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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Unidad Park Organizing Committee Members Honored

Unidad Park Community Members

As work continues to rebuild and improve Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley Ave., the committee who organized residents to help build the park 21 years ago was recently honored by the City of Las Cruces.

Mementos of Unidad Park were recently presented t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 23, 2022

NMDOT Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Virtual Public Meeting

NM DOT Logo

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

The NMDOT with the assistance of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program invites resident...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Applicants Sought for Wrecker Rotation Program

Towing Car

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – a tow truck – is...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Bit of Blue: Resin-Poured Ocean Magnets

Bit of Blue

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library celebrates “An Ocean of Possibilities” during this year’s Summer Reading Program.

As part of the summer reading program, you are invited to join library staff in crafting ocean-themed refrigera...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Expanded Early Voting Begins at City Hall Saturday, May 21, 2022

Vote Here Sign

Registered voters in Doña Ana County can begin casting their ballots Saturday, May 21 for the 2022 New Mexico Primary Election at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main Street.

Early Voting and Absentee Voting began Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Do&am...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Underground Oceans: Aquifers

Underground Oceans

Come join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library for our first “An Ocean of Possibilities” Adult Summer Reading Program of the season, Underground Oceans: Aquifers!

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, as Brian A. Hampton, PhD from th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership and City of Las Cruces Install Additional Bike Racks in Downtown

Bike Racks

Ribbon Cutting is at 10 a.m. May 24 in front of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery

In an effort to continue Las Cruces’ goal of becoming more bicycle friendly, the City of Las Cruces and the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership have teamed up ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Conducts Annual Community Survey

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership

Deadline to Complete the Survey is May 31

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP), a nonprofit, New Mexico MainStreet accredited organization, is collecting responses for their fourth annual community survey.

The brief survey can be completed in less than 10...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 19, 2022

"An Ocean of Possibilities" at Branigan Library

Ocean of Possibilities

This summer, join the Branigan Library for our all-ages Summer Reading Program, “An Ocean of Possibilities.”

Track your progress using the Beanstack app and earn prizes for hours read. “An Ocean of Possibilities” Sum...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Physical Training Tests to be held Saturday Morning

Police Officer

The Las Cruces Police Department will host Physical Training Practice Courses Saturday for everyone interested in a career in law enforcement.

Physical Fitness Practice Courses for prospective applicants, hosted by LCPD recruiters, begin at 7 a.m. Saturday...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 19, 2022

U.S. Highway 70 Overnight Closures for Powerline Placement

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

Nighttime closures of U.S. Highway 70, also known as north Main Street, will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Tue...

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City Manager Report
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, message or te...

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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, 700 N. Main St.

The pr...

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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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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: 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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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: 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