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Posted on: October 25, 2021

U.S. Highway 70 Off-Ramp Closure

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Note: In partnership with NMDOT the City of Las Cruces shares this information with the public.  The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will close a portion of the northbound Interstate 25 to U.S. Highway 70 off-ramp from 4 ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 6

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

Temporary lane closures began Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 for several City streets as part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces.  Affected streets include: 

  • North Melendres Street, from west Organ Avenue to 10...
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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Free Glow Sticks Available Sunday for Trick-or-Treaters

Glow Sticks

As part of an effort to ensure that children have a safe Halloween, Las Cruces firefighters will be offering free glow sticks on Sunday for kids who will be trick-or-treating. The glow sticks can be attached to costumes...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Major "Action" Movie Filming in Downtown Las Cruces From October 24 to October 27

Bank of the West

Several downtown streets and parking lots will be closed at various times from Oct. 23, 2021 to Oct. 30, 2021 for film production of a major action movie in Las Cruces.  Motorists and Las Cruc...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 7

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

Temporary lane closures will begin Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 for the following streets as part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout City streets: 

  • Lohman Avenue, from south Miranda Street to Alameda Boulevard.
  • Alameda Boulevard, from Pi...
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Posted on: October 22, 2021

State to Issue $71 Million in P-EBT Food Benefits

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New Mexico families will receive more than $71 million in additional food benefits, enough to feed nearly 78,500 vulnerable children. The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) in collaboration with the Early Childhood Education and Care Depa...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

City Council to Meet as TIDD Board, then for Work Session on Oct. 25, 2021

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., first as the Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) Board of Commissioners and then for a Council Work Session.

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

10-digit Dialing in New Mexico starts Sunday, Oct. 24

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The State of New Mexico reminds residents that beginning Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, everyone in the state of New Mexico will need to include the area code as 10-digits will be required for all phone calls. 

On and after Oct. 24, local calls dialed wit...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Replacement at the Museum of Nature & Science

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Construction will begin Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 to replace the Municipal Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in the parking lot at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St. 

The existing charging station will be upgraded to a new Charge...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Ridgeway Court, Ridgemont Drive Road Closure

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Ridgeway Court and the intersection of Ridgemont Drive will experience roadway construction activities starting Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.

Caliper Construction, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be conducting repaving operations, including west ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seeks Person Involved in Shooting on Gladys Drive Saturday

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Las Cruces-Dona Ana County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the suspect or suspects involved in a shooting on Gladys Drive Saturday, October 16. Law enforcement has learned that the incident occurred in ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Munson Senior Center Library Presents: "Fine Whiners" A Shared Book Club

Munson fine whiners

Are you looking for a book group?  Join us for Munson Senor Center library’s newest book group for shared social experience and connections around reading. We will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays to read aloud a book passag...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Haunted Museum at the Las Cruces Museums

Pumpkin and worm

Celebrate Halloween with slimy and creepy and get ready for fall with cozy and earthy activities at “Haunted Museum” hosted by the Las Cruces Museums from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 30. Entry to the museum and program are f...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

LCU Helps Bring Awareness to the Importance of Water

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The City of Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is joining communities across America to bring awareness to the importance of water. 

The “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign asks Americans to think about our water systems and how we ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Las Cruces Fire Department Hosts Physical Ability Test

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Want to test your ability to become a Las Cruces firefighter? Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) is conducting the Physical Ability Test (PAT) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 30. LCFD, in preparation for an upco...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Suspect Wanted in Desert Rose Shooting

Tyler Williams

Las Cruces Police Department police officers responded Tuesday, just after noon, to a report of a gunshot victim on the 200 block of Desert Rose Court. On arrival police officers located 30-year-old Carlos Ruiz who had sustained at least one gunshot wound...

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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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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Low Water use Tree Giveaway

Tree Giveaway

On Friday, November 19, Parks and Recreation Department will be giving away 200 native and adaptable low water use trees. Thanks to a generous grant from Apache Corporation, these trees will be made available to Las Cruces residents. The trees will be in ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 5

Micro Surfacing

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Friday October 22, 2021, for the following areas:

  • N. Telshor Boulevard from Spruce Avenue to 3,250 FT south of Spruce Avenue
  • Chaparro Street f...
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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Las Cruces Police Investigate Apparent Homicide on Desert Rose Court

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Las Cruces police are investigating what appears to be a homicide that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a home on Desert Rose Court.

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police were dispatched to a home on the 250 block of Desert...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

November Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center

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

Wednesday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. (MST)

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

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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, Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art, October 29, 2021–January 22, 2022. This exhibition explores the arts and crafts traditions of the Near East and the West&r...

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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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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 located at the Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27. 

The Las Cruces AARP-sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park is a long-...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Campo Street Shoulder Work

Lane Closure (1)

As part of facility upgrades for the installation of new conduit, Campo Street between Kansas Avenue and Texas Avenue will have shoulder work. The shoulder work will begin on Wednesday, October 20, and will last approximately three working days. This shou...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

2021-2022 Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project Road List 4

Lane Closure (1)

As part of a Micro-Surfacing Maintenance Project throughout city streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Thursday October 21 for the following areas:

  • N. Telshor Boulevard from Spruce Avenue to 3,250 FT. south of Spruce Avenue
  • Hagerty Road from Univer...
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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Great Pumpkin Candy Drop

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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...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Virtual Fall Marathon

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The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will offer a “Virtual Fall Marathon” starting November 1, 2021 and running through December 12, 2021. Get up and start moving by completing 26 miles in a six-week period! Participa...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

State to Extend Indoor Mask Requirement Through November 12, 2021

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The statewide requirement that face masks be worn in all indoor public spaces, with only limited exceptions and regardless of vaccination status, will be extended, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday.
The state Department of Health r...
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Posted on: October 13, 2021

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

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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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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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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Road Closures Beginning October 20

Road Treatment Map for October 20, 2021 in Las Cruces

Motorists in the Metro Verde South and Sonoma Ranch East areas of Las Cruces may experience street maintenance work for ten days starting on Wednesday October 20. Maintenance work will also be scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 30.The sche...

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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 via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. MDT on October 26, 2021. The October 26 event will be via ZOOM (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

November STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

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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 registration in advance. To register please email education@las-cruces.org or call 575-522-3120 bef...

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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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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fiction Writer Support Group

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Authors alert! Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be hosting a Fiction Writer Support Group on Saturdays in November, from 2 - 3 p.m. This program will be held in person in the library meeting rooms. COVID related restriction will be strictly enforced ...

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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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