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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Las Cruces Fire Hiring

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The Las Cruces Fire Department is accepting applications for its 35th fire academy that's set to begin on September 12, 2022.

Applications must be submitted no later than June 29.

Get more info and apply: https://www.las-cruces.org/163/Career-Opportunities

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Applicants Sought for Wrecker Rotation Program

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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 needed. &a...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Physical Training Tests to be held Saturday Morning

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The Las Cruces Police Department will host Physical Training Practice Courses Saturday morning for those interested in a career in law enforcement.  Physical Fitness Practice Courses for prospective applicants, hosted by LCPD recruiters,...

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Public Safety
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 ...

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Public Safety
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, mes...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Fire Damages Home, Displaces Family Tuesday Evening

West Las Cruces Avenue Fire

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a residential structure fire that displaced a family of three on Tuesday evening.  Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Turkey Knob Drive where t...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 13, 2022

High Temperatures Hazardous for Children, Pets

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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 shows that the interior...

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Public Safety
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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Public Safety
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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Public Safety
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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Public Safety
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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