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Posted on: February 28, 2020

“Earth Day Every Day” Celebrating 50-Year Anniversary of Earth Day

Earth Day Zia Logo

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to commemorate the legacy of what is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, the City of Las Cruces will declare Earth Day 2020 as not just a day but a month-long celebration cal...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Beautify the Team Up to Clean Up Way!

Group of people cleaning up areas.

Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti, and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way!

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will begin the next cycle of Team Up to Clean ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Selection Process Continues in Determining Next City Manager

Las Cruces City Hall

A Special Las Cruces City Council meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 and will be followed by a closed meeting as the council begins its determination of who will be the next City Manager. The special meeting will be in Council Chambers in ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 27, 2020

City Council Preview for March 2, 2020

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

The meeting will be televised live on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The meeting will also be webcas...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Munson Center Art Wing Closure to Begin March 30

Munson Senior Center

The Art Wing at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., will be closed to the public from Monday, March 30, through Sunday, April 5, 2020. During the closure, Munson Center staff will deep clean and sanitize the Art Wing.

All classes and activities in the Art ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 26, 2020

No Trespassing Signs to be Posted Near Waterfalls Regional Pond

Helmets and vest handing over shovels.

During the next few weeks, residents will see new “no trespassing” signs appearing in the area known as the Waterfalls Regional Pond, located roughly south of Bataan Memorial Highway, east of Dunn Road, and north of Cortez Drive. The s...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Rental Scam Asks for Electronic Transfer of Funds

Person holding a cell phone.

Those hunting for an apartment or rental house are being warned of deceitful advertisements that can scam victims out of hundreds or thousands of dollars.

On Feb. 25, 2020, the Las Cruces police department received two separate reports from victims who fel...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Las Cruces Country Music Festival discontinued after seven-year run

A photo of the crowd being entertained at the 2019 Las Cruces Country Music Festival

The 2019 Las Cruces Country Music Festival (LCCMF) will be the last in a seven-year series that humbly began in 2013. Due to rising entertainer fees and a trend of dwindling ticket sales the past couple years, Visit Las Cruces has decided to hang up its c...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day Returns

A photo of the 2019 Volunteer Fair and Giving Day at Plaza de Las Cruces

The ninth annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day returns to the Plaza de Las Cruces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020. Admission is free.

The event will be in conjunction with the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market and will showcase more than ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 24, 2020

City’s Revitalization Efforts are Featured in Texas Engineers Publication

Downtown Las Cruces’ new callecitas

Efforts by the City of Las Cruces to revitalize the downtown area, with focus on the project to convert Church and Water streets to two-way traffic, is the subject of an article featured in the current publication of the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Socie...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 24, 2020

NMSU Sports Calendar Through March 8

A logo for New Mexico State University athletics

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and away events of interest of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The sc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Community Invited to Participate in Unidad Park GO Bond Project Planning

Unidad Park Sign

The City of Las Cruces invites the community to participate in the Unidad Park General Obligation (GO) Bond Project planning by dropping in between 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the multi-purpose room at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Las Cruces’ Roadrunner Sculpture is Featured in an NBC News Story

Roadrunner Sculpture

The City of Las Cruces, in particular the Roadrunner sculpture at the Scenic View rest area on the City’s West Mesa, has received national television exposure and was recently featured by NBC News.

A 1 minute, 7 seconds video story about the Road...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 20, 2020

MVRDA to Utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification System for Doña Ana County

Fire Truck

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) has contracted with OnSolve to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides public safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the en...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Reward Offered for Stolen Excavator and Trailer

Police Badge

A $50,000 excavator was stolen from a Las Cruces job site earlier this month and now an insurance company is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps locate the construction equipment and the trailer it was loaded on.

Las Cruces police learned t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 19, 2020

LCPD Is Now Accepting Applications for its 50th Academy

Police Badge

The Las Cruces Police Department is accepting applications for its 50th training academy that will begin in late October.

Applications for LCPD’s training academy must be received no later than April 21, 2020. The academy is tentatively set to be...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Inaugural Las Cruces City Fest will be May 30

Logo of Las Cruces City Fest

To celebrate the unique arts, music, cuisine, history, culture, and outdoor recreation offerings in Las Cruces, Visit Las Cruces has partnered with various community organizations to host the first ever Las Cruces City Fest (LCCF), from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. S...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Army Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez Get's a Hero's Welcome Home

City of Las Cruces firefighters and police officers pay their respects as the hearse carrying Sgt. 1

Hundreds of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County residents lined about 11 miles of road Monday, from Las Cruces International Airport to Getz Funeral Home, on Bowman Avenue as the body of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez returned home.

S...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Associates Instruct Peers at “Short School”

PHOTO 1 Filiberto Aguirre Short School

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

It was the 65th year of the New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association (NMWWA) Annual School and this year it came to Hotel Encanto the last week in January 2020.

With vendors and classes galore, utility operators and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Thomas Branigan Library Entrance/ADA Ramp Project Continues

Aerial footage of Thomas Branigan Library

As work continues at Thomas Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., temporary Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) parking has been established and will be utilized from Feb. 17, 2020, through March 24, 2020.

The temporary ADA parking is centrally located ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Community Invited to Participate in Unidad Park GO Bond Project Planning

Unidad Park Sign

The City of Las Cruces invites the community to participate in the Unidad Park General Obligation (GO) Bond Project planning by dropping in between 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley Ave.

The park, which is th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Increase in Graffiti Prompts Warning, Tips on Vandalism

A photo of a residential home where graffiti on an exterior wall has been blurred.

Las Cruces Codes Enforcement has seen a 72 percent increase in graffiti cases in recent weeks and is encouraging residents to immediately report such incidents and refrain from posting photos on social media.

In 2019, Codes Enforcement recorded 381 calls f...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 14, 2020

D.A.R.E. Officers Complete Training

Twenty five law enforcement officers graduated February 14, 2020 for a two-week D.A.R.E. training co

Las Cruces police graduated 25 officers from a two-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training course that was completed on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

The 25 officers are from law enforcement agencies in New Mexico, California, Colorado and Alaska...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Las Cruces Residents Urged to be Cautious of Social Security Scam Calls

lady receiving a scam call on her cellphone

Las Cruces residents should be aware of scam telephone calls from impersonators claiming to be with the Social Security Administration. The fraudulent callers have been falsely claiming there is a problem with a person’s Social Security number o...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

Aerial View of Downtown Las Cruces

The national search for a new city manager for the City of Las Cruces has officially begun. Well-qualified candidates may apply electronically to The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The application is accessed by selecting the blue &...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 2, 2020

2020 Project: Relocating old trash

2020 PROJECT - FINAL - RELOCATING OLD TRASH DEC2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

About 50 residents and almost 15 City staff members gathered on Dec. 10, 2019 at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex to discuss trash. Specifically, removing old trash from City-owned property alongside Lohman Avenue ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Love movies? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

At 5 p.m. on the second Wed...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

Image of half of a face showing ear with sound waves going in ear

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