News Flash

Posted on: August 21, 2019

A More Conventional Space: The Expansion of the Las Cruces Convention Center

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On Saturday, August 10, 2019, the Las Cruces Convention Center hosted its first local event after the completion of its 17,000 square foot addition to the existing 55,000 square foot building. The 16-month project focused on adding meeting, breakout, and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Businesses: Got Big Trash? The Grappler is available for you, too!

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Grappler is not just for residential pickup of large, bulky items; it’s ready to assist businesses, too. For residences, the fee for monthly grappler pickup of big items is already inclu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Housing Authority Board Member Sought

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The Mayor of the City of Las Cruces is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Board. To be considered, the applicant must live within the municipal limits of the City of Las Cruces. To apply, submit an applicati...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Las Cruces Named as One of 13 Heroes on World Humanitarian Day

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For its efforts in aiding and assisting asylum seekers who have come to the U.S., the City of Las Cruces was recognized Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 as one of 13 real-life heroes on World Humanitarian Day.

“This is too cool,” exclaimed Mayor K...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Las Cruces Police Need Help Preventing Auto Burglaries

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The Las Cruces Police Department is asking for help in preventing auto burglaries.

The majority of auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain sight, and vehicles parked unattended...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Las Cruces Partnership for Community Schools

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Las
Cruces Public Schools and the City of Las Cruces continue working on efforts tocreate additional community schools in our area. The Las Cruces
Partnership for Community Schools Board, which was established through a Joint PartnershipAgreement in...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 16, 2019

City Council Preview for August 19, 2019

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Regular Meeting

The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a regular meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

The meeting will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on Comcast Cable channel 20 and will be webcas...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 14, 2019

City, NMSU Plan Patriot Day Ceremony on 9/11

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New Mexico State University and the City of Las Cruces will commemorate the 18-year anniversary of 9/11 with a Patriot Day Ceremony on the NMSU campus.

The Patriot Day Ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at the east end of Horseshoe ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Quilts for Cops Donates to LCPD Officer

Antony Harrison Quilt for Cops

Quilts for Cops, a nonprofit organization in Dundee, Oregon, has donated a handmade quilt to Las Cruces police Officer Antony Harrison who was injured June 17 in a shooting near Lohman Avenue and Nacho Drive.

Officer Harrison is pictured holding the quilt....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Helping Las Cruces Residents Keep Their Cool

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NASA Earth has shared its heat study on Las Cruces. The study can be read online here.

The City’s Sustainability Office worked with NASA DEVELOP and Arizona State on a special project to identify areas at risk from extreme heat in Las Cruces. DEVELOP is a ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 13, 2019

"Outside Employment" Officers Patrol Las Cruces Walmart Stores

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Las Cruces police officers are now patrolling City Walmart stores in the wake of the Aug. 3 mass-shooting that killed 22 and injured several more in El Paso, Texas.

The City of Las Cruces entered into agreement with Walmart, through a private security comp...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Team Up to Clean Up District 5 Event – Call for Volunteers

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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 & RecreationDepartment Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will have its next Team Up to ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 28, 2019

Area Youth Get Real Work Experience with Youth Conservation Corps

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

It was a tour of the Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility that first sparked an interest in the mind of a local youth. Dustin Arriola remembered the class trip to tour the fa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Former Hobbs Officer Joins Las Cruces Police Department

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Kevin Martinez was sworn in Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 as an officer with the Las Cruces Police Department.

Third Judicial District Court Judge Conrad Perea officiated the brief ceremony that was witnessed by Police Chief Patrick Gallagher, pictured on left. Ma...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Event Sponsorship Applications Now Being Accepted

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The City of Las Cruces is now accepting event funding applications for 2019-2020 events. The upcoming submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019.

Sponsorships are available in these categories:

Tourism-related event: Eligibility is determined...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Easily Accessible and No Wait: LCU East Mesa Customer Service Center

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin on July 5, 2019

Customer Central staff have a quick smile for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers walking through the frosted door of the East Mesa Utilities Customer Service Offic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise,” is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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City Manager Report