News Flash

Posted on: January 21, 2020

New Mexico Legislature Opens for 30 Day Session

An undated photo of one of the lion statues in front of Las Cruces City Hall

The second session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature opened at noon Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Santa Fe. The Legislature will meet in a 30-day session until noon February 20.

The annual Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe is Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, with social event...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Invest in an Organization that Invest in You: Careers at LCU

Silvia Carrizal, LCU receivables representative senior, is ready to listen and help customers who ca

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Silvia Carrizal started with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1995 as a six-month temporary staff member on the switchboard. She directed customers to the right departments and very quickly learned the connections betwee...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Walnut Street Road Closure to Begin January 23

Pavement with Barricades

A portion of Walnut Street, from east Hadley
Avenue to Palomas Avenue, will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Jan. 23,2020. It is estimated this phase of the project could take three weeks to
complete. Smith & Aguirre Construction, under con...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures in Effect

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of the
West Court Avenue Improvements project, northbound and southbound traffic onAlameda Boulevard, between Las Cruces Avenue and Hadley Avenue, is experiencing a lane closure. The lane closure began Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 and will last appro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Meerscheidt Racquetball Courts Closed for Repairs

Meerscheidt Center

The racquetball courts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., are closed this week for maintenance and repairs. The courts were closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 and will remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Court availability to the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Leaders to Unveil 2020 Census Campaign

Image of little girl in super hero costume

With billions in state-shared revenues, Congressional representation, and emergency preparedness at stake, the City of Las Cruces is joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau for a complete count of people of all ages residing within the city limits.

At 1...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting for Desert Trails Community Park will be January 23

Desert Trails Community Park building

The City of Las
Cruces Public Works and Parks & Recreation departments will have a DesertTrails Community Park neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 23 at
the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 5550 N. Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. City staff w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Keeping an Ear to the Ground to Hear For Leaking Water

KEEPING AN EAR - FINAL -TO THE GROUND TO HEAR LEAKING WATER JAN2020 (002)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

You might have seen them on your street, two Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) leak detection technicians wearing large headphones, likely close together and moving slowly while examining handheld readers. It’s the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Entrance/ADA Project to Begin January 20

Area map of the Branigan ADA Ramp Project

A construction
project to improve the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp at the main, Northwest entrance at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. PicachoAve., will begin January 20. The construction may take until March 21 to
complete.

The li...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Police Warn Residents to Remove Valuables and Lock Vehicles

Police Badge

Las Cruces residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burglaries.

Most auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain view, and vehicles ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 13, 2020

A Career with Las Cruces Utilities - What does that look like?

a career with LCU - Pascual Rod pointing at location on the map

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) produces 6.5 billion gallons of clean drinking quality water every year. It’s one of those things you never think about, but there’s an ebb and flow to the daily use of w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Tree Replacements Planned at Country Club Estates Park

Country Club Estates Park

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be working withWasser & Wasser Inc. to remove and replace 14 trees from Country Club
Estates Park, 2800 Spitz St. The trees marked for removal are in variousstages of decline and some...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Public Invited to East Mesa Public Recreation Complex GO Bond Project Design Forum

East Mesa Public Recreation Complex Design Forum

The City of Las Cruces invites residents to participate in the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC) General Obligation (GO) Bond Project design forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Conference Room 2007 B and C at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

Par...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Open Burn Permits are Available at Any Las Cruces Fire Station

person putting out fire

Residents and property and business owners are reminded that permits are required to burn within the Las Cruces city limits. These permits are only good for the day they are issued and can be picked up at any of seven City of Las Cruces fire stations. Per...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

NMSU Sports Calendar Through January 26

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: January 7, 2020

Elementary Students Invited to Name LCU Underground Robot Truck

Underground truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

You might only picture an “underground city” beneath the streets of big cities like New York City or San Francisco, but most cities have plenty of passageways running under underground. Las Cruces,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities to Resend Corrected Grappler Calendars to Customers

Image of Grappler

After an initial mailing in late December of the 2020 Solid Waste Grappler Calendar to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers, a database error was found and is being corrected.

Due to this, Las Cruces Utilities will be resending corrected Grappler Calendar ...

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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: December 16, 2019

New Utilities Technology Finds “Hidden” Leaks

new ut tech finds hidden leaks

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

“The problem is…sometimes people don’t know they have water leaks,” said Fred Bourger, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Environmental & Technical Support project manager. “These are ongoing, hidden leaks that may have b...

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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