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Posted on: July 29, 2021

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

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The New Mexico Department of Health 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. Any dose will qualify - a firs...
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Posted on: July 29, 2021

State Announces Next Four Winners of Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes

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The state of New Mexico confirmed 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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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Launches the Fall Seed Collection

Tierra Sagrada Seed Library

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to announce 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 Cru...

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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 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 Councilor of District 3 f...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Fire Station #3 Courtesy Noise Notice for August

Fire Station 3

A new Fire Station is currently being constructed in Las Cruces Council District #4 as part of the City's General Obligation (GO) Bond to replace the Fire Station 3 building. On Monday, August 9, contractors will begin the closure of one...

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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 night-time milling and paving project on Sunday, Aug...

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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 its After School registration on Monday, August 2. The program is free, and limited spaces are available and will be filled on a first come, first serve bas...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Technical Rescue Team Assists in Two Rescues

LCFD Technical Rescue

For the second time this week, the Las Cruces Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team has been called to help an individual who was in peril in a mountainous area. On the morning of Monday, July 26, the Technical Rescue Team was asked to assist...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

August Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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Join us for an afternoon chat with some of the featured artists in the From the Ground Up XXX: Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Las Cruces Museum of Art on Friday, August 6. The program will take place in the Ro...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Road Maintenance on Various Streets Beginning August 2

Asphalt Truck

Streets Management will be applying a chip seal surface treatment on various streets, beginning Monday, August 2. The work is scheduled to be completed Friday, August 13. This is phase one of a two phase project. Phase two will consist of a micro...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

National Night Out is Tuesday

National Night OUt

The Las Cruces police and fire departments are hosting National Night Out next Tuesday on Main Street Downtown. National Night Out will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, along Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. The event is free and open to the pub...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Three Crosses Avenue Lane Shift

Orange barrels on street

As part of a facility upgrades project, east bound traffic on Three Crosses Road between Spitz Street and Alameda Boulevard will have a lane shift for the installation of new conduit. The lane shift will begin on Thursday, July 29, and will last approxima...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

New Mexico State Officials to Provide COVID-19 Update

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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 Wednesday, July 28th, at 3 p.m.
 
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Posted on: July 27, 2021

GED Learning Circle

GED Learning Circle

Join us for our 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 GED class will work together to learn.  

The GED class will host we...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Man Suspected of Intentionally Harming Girlfriend’s Son

Dominic Frederick Salas

Police arrested a man suspected of intentionally causing harm to his girlfriend’s son on at least two occasions since late 2020. Dominic Frederick Salas, 37, of 1900 N. Solano Dr., is charged with two felony counts of intentional child abuse. O...

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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 launch by the City of Las Cruces. The inaugural episode ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Learn About Your Library Night!

Learn About Your Library Night

Just in time for going back to school, Branigan Library is pleased to offer our first-ever Learn About Your Library Night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 19. Learn About Your Library Night is a chance for the Las Cruces community to rediscover their libr...

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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. 

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lesson Resume in August

Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lessons

Thomas Branigan Library would like to announce the return of Sound Sessions starting on August 3, 2021. This program gives teens in 6th - 12th grade the chance to learn how to play guitar (or bass) with a weekly lesson and tips for practicing your skills....

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Application Deadline is Friday

Academy Offers Recruiting Incentives

The deadline to apply to be a cadet in the Las Cruces Police Department’s 51st Training Academy is Friday, July 30. Completed applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 30. LCPD’s Academy, set t...

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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. & 9:30 a.m. – Tuesday, Thursday, and  Friday at 9:30 a.m.
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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Hazmat Response Unit Assists Wastewater Utilities

LCFD Hazmat Unit

The Las Cruces Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Response Unit assisted with a possible faulty chlorine cylinder at the Wastewater Treatment Facility on Wednesday. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, the Hazmat Response Unit was di...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Road Closure for Cortez Drive Extended

Orange barrels on street

The current road closure at the intersection of Calle del Ranchero and Cortez Drive has been extended and is anticipated to be in effect until July 30, 2021, depending on weather conditions. A detour will be set in place.

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Kids Expo 2021

Parks and Recreation Sign

The Parks and Recreation Department’s “Kids EXPO 2021” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Plaza de Las Cruces. 

“Kids EXPO 2021” celebrates the summer with games, contests, giveaways, vendors, and music. ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

State Announces Four Winners of Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes

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The state of New Mexico 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.
 
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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 take place at noon on Tuesday, August 10. George Hackler will present "The Mormon Battalion March Through Southern New Mexico". This month's lecture will take place at the Railroa...

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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 on Saturday, August 21 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center. There will be five ag...

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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...

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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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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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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 c...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Teen Connection - Fall After School Program

Teen Connection Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Teen Connection program will begin its After School registration on Wednesday, July 28.  The program is free, and limited spaces are available and will be filled on a first come, first serv...

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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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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Candidate Training

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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 given by Maria Perez and Grace Ramse...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Cannabis Survey and Meetings

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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.&nbs...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Initial Public Input Meetings

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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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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Academy Hosting Physical Fitness Exams on Friday and Saturday

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is hosting Physical Fitness Exams for prospective applicants on Friday and Saturday for those who are considering a career in law enforcement. The Physical Fitness Exams will be held beginning at the top of each hour from...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

CORRECTED: Candidate Forms for November's Municipal Elections Now Online

City Hall

Note: This updated version corrects the time candidates must file in person on August 24 for Las Cruces' municipal elections.   

Forms for all candidates who will be vying for seats on the Las Cruces City Counci...

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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 will begin Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Downtown Parking Lot 7, directly west of Day’s Hamburgers, the Rio Grande Theatre, and Rad Retrocade. ...

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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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Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Fall Adult Sand Volleyball League Registration

Volleyball (1)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering the following dates for the Fall 2021 Adult Sand Volleyball League team registration. The league offers co-ed divisions in?gold, silver, and bronze, as well as women&ap...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Will Resume Disconnections Due to Non-Payment

LC Utilities Disconnections

On September 1, 2021, all delinquent Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) residential and business accounts will be subject to disconnection. If you are having financial hardships, assistance is available to qualifying residential customers if they contact LCU cust...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Idaho Avenue and Walnut Street Pop-up Bike Lanes

Street Pop-up Bike Lanes

Las Cruces will see its first Pop-up Bike Lanes this July!  

Pop-up bike projects are temporary bicycle lane improvements on city streets that provide a fun way to get active and make the road safer for cyclists. Pop-up Bike Lanes are an exciting ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

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

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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 American Su...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

LCPD Offers Incentives for New Recruits and Lateral Transfers

Academy Offers Recruiting Incentives

LCPD Offers Incentives for New Recruits and Lateral Transfers 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 considerin...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Calle del Ranchero Road Closure

Orange barrels on street

Calle del Ranchero, between Reynolds Drive and Cortez Drive, will be closed for approximately eight weeks beginning Monday, June 14, 2021 and continuing until August 6, 2021, depending on weather conditions. The utility and road work will be done by Smit...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

2021 Movies in the Park

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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 ...

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