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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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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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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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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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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Statement from City Manager Ifo Pili

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Recycling Yard

Fire at Recycling Yar

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a large debris fire at a recycling yard Monday afternoon.  Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, May 9, firefighters were dispatched to the report of a vehicle fire in the yard of Las Cruces Recycling, 1961 Co...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: May 5, 2022

2022 Building Safety Month Begins

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Innovative Telehealth Company Plans Major New Mexico Expansion

Electronic Caregiver

Electronic Caregiver to Hire 770 Employees in Las Cruces

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents. The state of New Mexico is awarding economic a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley Needs the Public's Help to Combat Distemper Uptick

Black Dog

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) asks the public for help in combating canine distemper by reducing the number of animals brought to the ASCMV. Canine distemper has been increasing in the U.S. since 2021, and the ASCMV has...

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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!” 

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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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Posted on: April 26, 2022

LCFD Physical Ability Test

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: April 18, 2022

City of Las Cruces Scheduled Payment System Upgrade

Computer CP

Beginning at 1 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022, for three hours, City of Las Cruces website visitors will be unable to access the Utilities online payment system and automated telephone payment functions due to payment system upgrades. During this upgrade, cust...

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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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