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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Man Suspected of Stalking Mother

Arrest Mug of Ruben Rincon

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of stalking his own mother and repeatedly violating terms of a protection order.

Ruben A. Rincon, 27, whose last known address was 999 W. Amador Ave., is charged with one count of aggravated stalking. The charge i...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Education Stations in February at the Museum of Art

Collage of items found in New Mexico

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., in February for a hands-on art experience making pictorial landscape collages from magazine clippings.

Participants will engage their creativity to craft a memento of home, their dream destination, the...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Artventurous in February at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Image of art made at Las Cruces Museum of Art

Join us at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on arts and crafts experience for the whole family! Each month feat...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

“Plutomania” at the Museum of Nature and Science

People using Telescopes

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411
N. Main St., will host “Plutomania” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8,2020. This is a free, family event that is open to the public. 

Local astronomy hero Clyde Tombaugh
first obs...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Lynn Middle School Student Suspected of Threatening Phone Call

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A
13-year-old boy suspected of making a threatening phone call that briefly put alocal middle school on lockdown has been charged with the crime.

The
boy, whose identity will not be released because of his age, was identified bypolice and taken into ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Artist Talk with Victoria Chick at the Branigan Cultural Center

Artwork of a cat looking over mountains

Artist
Victoria Chick will discuss her solo exhibition, New Eyes on New Mexico, duringthe opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 2020 at the Branigan Cultural
Center, 501 N. Main St. Ms. Chick will discuss her inspirations and artisticprocesses of h...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

“New Eyes on New Mexico”

Artwork of a cat

New Eyes on New Mexico, a solo exhibit featuring artwork by Victoria Chick that features the landscapes of southern New Mexico, will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. Friday, Feb. 7 through Saturday, March, 21.

Chick’...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Traffic Signal Work on Telshor Boulevard, from Foothills to Missouri

Traffic Signal on Telshor Boulevard

Telshor
Boulevard, from Foothills Road to Missouri Avenue, will have intermittent laneclosures to upgrade traffic signal equipment. The work will begin Thursday,
Jan. 28, 2020 and is expected to be completed within two weeks. Work will occurdaily be...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

“The Fabulous Fifties!” at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

picture of a lady with black gloves

Interested in learning about the fashion and culture of the 1950s? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites individuals of all ages to the Roadrunner Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 to learn about “The Fabulous Fifties.”

Particip...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

“Love Story Read Aloud for Adults” at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Bouquet of flowers

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, and luckily, we are never too old to hear stories read – or told – out loud.

The public is invited to come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Av...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

2020 Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration

Meerscheidt Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming 2020 Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League. The league is offered to youth from 4 to 14 years of age. League play will begin the week of Ma...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Peachtree Hills Roadwork Begins January 23

Lane Closure with barrels

Due to new
subdivision development Peachtree Hills Road, between Sonoma Ranch Boulevardand Metro Park Avenue, will have a flagman operation and intermittent lane
closures beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The flagman operation andintermittent lane...

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Posted on: January 21, 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 conduct a Desert Trails Community Park neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 5550 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

City staff wi...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Don Roser Drive Pavement Maintenance will be on January 22

Lane Closure with barrels

Don Roser Drive, between east University
Avenue and Terrace Drive, will have intermittent lane closures for northboundtraffic on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The work is expected to be completed in one
day.

City of Las Cruces Street Managementwill be wo...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

West Hadley Avenue Temporary Road Closure on January 22

Road Closed Signs

West Hadley Avenue, between Valley
Drive and north Archuleta Road, will have a temporary, half-day road closurefor through traffic beginning Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020. The temporary
road closure is in conjunction with the New Mexico Department ...

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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 Dona Ana County, to ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Father and Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dance will be February 28

Daddy and Daughter Dancing

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the “Father/Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dinner Dance” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.

Gi...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Mother Charged after 3-year-old Daughter Tests Positive for Meth

Magaly Margarit Luna Arrest Mug

Police arrested a Las Cruces woman after her 3-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.

Magaly Margarit Luna, 29, of the 2200 block of Holiday Avenue, is charged with one count of negligent child abuse. The charge is a third-degree felony.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Meerscheidt Racquetball Courts to Close for Repairs

Meerscheidt Center

The racquetball courts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will close in the upcoming week for maintenance and repairs. The courts will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 through Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Court availability to the public wi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting to be held for Desert Trails Community Park

Desert Trails Community Park building

The City of Las
Cruces Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments will hold a DesertTrails Community Park neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 23 at
the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 5550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. City staff wil...Read on...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures to Begin January 21

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, will experience
a lane closure beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 that will last approximatelytw...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Walnut Street Road Closure to Begin January 23

Pavement with Barricades

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 contract with th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza“ at the Museum of Art

Dinosaur Fossils

The Las Cruces Museum System will host “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Entrance to the museum and event is free to the public.

Dinosaur Discove...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Saturday Family Science – Hearts” at the Museum of Nature & Science

Kids looking at a fossil

Bring
your curiosity to the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., for ahands-on investigation that involves the whole family at “Saturday Family
Science – Hearts,” presented by the Museum of Nature & Scienc...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Nature & Science Discovery PreK Classes at the Museum of Nature & Science

The
Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Nature and ScienceDiscovery Pre-K – Junior Paleontologists,” at 9 a.m. every Thursday in
February. Entry to the museum and its programs are free, and no regis...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Del Monte Street Shoulder Work Begins January 21

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a fiber optics project
along the Del Monte Street corridor, Del Monte Street will have shoulder workbetween Palomas Avenue and east May Avenue beginning Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 and
continuing through January 22.

Crews will work only from 8 a.m...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Library Entrance/ADA Ramp Project

Area map of the Branigan ADA Ramp Project

A construction
project to improve the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp at the mainNorthwest entrance at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (200 E. Picacho
Avenue), will begin on January 20. The construction may take until March 21 tocompl...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

East Las Cruces Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure with barrels

Las
Cruces Street between Mesquite Street and Solano Drive will have intermittentlane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project.
The work will begin on Thursday, January 16, and will last approximately fourworking days.

F...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

West Amador Avenue Lane Closure

Lane Closure with barrels

West
Amador Avenue from Main Street to South Alameda Boulevard is scheduled to havea lane closure for westbound traffic beginning Wednesday, January 15 as a
contractor will be potholing for utility lines in the area. The closure maylast for three da...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Pilates Core Class to be Offered at the Regional Aquatic Center

Regional Aquatic Building

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Pilates class at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 28, 2020 at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. The class will focus on core and stretching...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Area residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burgla

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Police Warn Residents to Remove Valuables and Lock VehiclesArea 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...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Registration Ends Friday for the City’s 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

People at Meeting

Residents interested in learning more about the City of Las Cruces, how it works and what it offers through services and programs will have a first-hand opportunity with the 2020 session of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) that starts on January ...

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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...Read on...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Family-friendly exhibition explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs

Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like, opens Jan. 25, 2020 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. The exhibit will be on dis...

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Posted on: January 9, 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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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Fire Flow Tests at Various Locations

Person conducting a  fire flow test on a fire hydrant

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will conduct citywide fire flow tests at five locations on Tuesday, January 21, and another five locations on Thursday, January 23, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The affected areas for January 21, will include:

  • Industrial Park Avenue ...
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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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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Additional Yoga Classes Offered

Yoga Classes

The Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer additional Yoga classes at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., beginning January 7, 2020.

Every Tuesday, Youth Yoga at 4:15 p.m. Beginners Flow Yoga – Foundation...

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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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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in January

Supplies on table

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will
offer free computer literacy in January. Each session is anindependent class.

Times and dates of classes to offered are:

Basic Computer Skills &n...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

Woman putting coins into a pig bank

Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces has increased from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. The tipped wage has increased fro...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Education Stations in January at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Art work of happy face

Come
to the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 and Saturday,Jan. 25, 2020 for hands-on art experiences making vegetable prints and crafting
“fossil casts.” No registration is required, and all materials will...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Artventurous in January at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Silly art from Las Cruces Museum of Art

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday in January, in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science, for a hands-on arts and crafts experience. This family-friendly progr...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Wolf Hall Book Club”

Wolf Hall Image

This March, Hilary Mantel is releasing the long-awaited conclusion to the Booker-Award winning Wolf Hall series. Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., as we read – and watch – our way through Wolf Hall and Brin...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

50 Plus Walking Program Winter 2020 (January-March Session)

Frank O'Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.

The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 13 weeks! It begins with 20-minute...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

ADA ramps and sidewalks
will be installed on La Fonda Drive between Missouri and E. Idaho avenuesbeginning Monday, Dec. 2. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Jan. 24,
2020. This schedule is subject to change. 

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

image of old movie records

Love movies? Branigan 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.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each mont...

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