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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Staggered Closures of Downtown Parking Lots 3 and 4

 As part of the City’s continued improvement of public parking lots to enhance safety and the Las Cruces Downtown parking experience, Parking Lot 3 and its south entrance off east Las Cruces Avenue will be closed for one day, Wednesday,...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

“A Universe of Stories” Children’s Summer Reading Launch Day

5…4…3…2…1 - BLAST OFF to “A Universe of Stories” this summer in the Children’s Department at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library! The 2019 Children’s Summer Reading Program w...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Jones Road & Jordan Road Repaving Project

Jones Road from E. Boutz Road to Montana Avenue and Jordan Road from Monte Vista Avenue to Plain Street will be repaved as part of a City pavement replacement project. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained during construction.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mandy Lane Repaving Project

Mandy Lane from Walnut Street east to the Staples parking lot entrance will be repaved by Renegade Construction as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Monday, May 20 and is scheduled to be complete by Friday, May 24. Work w...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Penny Place Repaving Project

Penny Place from Evelyn Street to East End is scheduled to be repaved as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Monday, May 20, and is estimated to conclude on Friday, May 24. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and as late as...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Office of Management & Budget Wins Budget Presentation Award

The City of Las Cruces Office of Management & Budget has once again received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the City’s FY 2019 budget.

The Association Recognizes the Offic...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Memorial Day Schedule 2019

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures:

  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center
  • M...
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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Young Park Pond Water Level to be Lowered This Weekend

To ensure repairs have been successfully made to the pond at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave., crews with the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be dropping the pond’s water level this weekend, beginning May 18, 2019,

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Princeton Drive Road Repaving Project

Princeton Drive from Alameda Boulevard to Harvard Drive will be repaved by Renegade Construction as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Wednesday, May 22 and is scheduled to be complete by Friday, May 24.

Work will take plac...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Rio Grande Theatre June 2019 Schedule

June 1: Immortal Wars Double Feature   

The event will feature an introduction and Q&A with film creator and Las Cruces native, Joe Lujan. See the original movie, followed by the Las Cruces premiere of the newest installment in the Imm...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Men Suspected of Using Stolen Credit Cards at Walmart

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Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two men suspected of using stolen credit cards at a Las Cruces Walmart store.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the two men who used...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Traffic Notice

As part of the Talavera High Pressure Gas Pipeline Extension project, the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard will have all lanes narrowed to one lane in each direction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday May 22, for constructi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Opportunities for Las Cruces Youth

The City of Las Cruces has immediate job opportunities for area youth:

Youth Conservation Corps Summer Crew Member - $10.70 - $13/hour

Participates in the set-up, monitoring, takedown, and maintenance of irrigation system auditing equipment. Applies techniq...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

2019 Summer Recreation Program Lottery Registration Update

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Recreation Program lottery draw has selected the individuals who registered for the program for the following locations:

  • Camino Real Middle School
  • Sierra Middle School
  • Picacho Middle...
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Posted on: May 16, 2019

South Telshor Boulevard ADA Improvement Project

As part of an ADA improvement project along the south Telshor Boulevard corridor, south Telshor will have a temporary north bound lane closure from Huntington Drive to Fairway Drive for eight weeks beginning Monday, May 20. Access to the surrounding resid...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

“A Universe of Stories” Adult Summer Reading Program

“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library’s 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program. Explore the wonders of our universe and learn about the solar system. Patrons are invited to try something new: lea...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Chalk Marks the Spot for Elevate Las Cruces

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The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will hold a “chalk the walk” activity with the Youth Services Weed & Seed program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 in conjunction with the next phase of the Elevate ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Public Design Workshop & Open Houses

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to participate in a design workshop and open house activities as part of the Elevate Las Cruces comprehensive planning process. Beginning on May 28, 2019, the multi-day workshop will e...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

4th of July Celebration Schedule

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) will once again team up to host the City’s free annual 4th of July Celebration. This popular annual event is being held at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Dr.,...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Gee’s Bend Quilters at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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The Las Cruces Museum of Art will present the artistic culture of the Gee’s Bend Quilters, followed by an activity with all materials provided by the museum, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

The Gee’s Bend Quilters are from Boyki...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Las Cruces Mayor Plans Bicycle Ride for National Bike Month

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Residents with bicycles are welcomed to join Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 for the 2019 Mayor’s Annual Bike Ride event commemorating National Bike Month. Initiated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956, National Bike ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Free Swim Days 2019

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim days this summer at the City’s outdoor pools: East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Rd., and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho Ave.

Free swim days will be from noon to...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Routine Road Maintenance on West University Avenue

City of Las Cruces Streets Management crews will be conducting routine maintenance on West University Avenue and Main Street, beginning Monday, May 20. Work may continue through Friday, May 24. This schedule is subject to change due to weather.

For the pub...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Dripping Springs Road Lane Closures

As part of the Talavera High Pressure Gas Pipeline Extension project, the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard will have all lanes narrowed to one lane in each direction on Monday, May 20 for construction in the area. Construct...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Couple Arrested after Teen Girl Discloses Rape Allegations

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A man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage girl over the last two years has been arrested along with his girlfriend who failed to report the allegations to police.

Sigmund Gomez, 39, and 35-year-old Sara Ybarra, were both arrested Tuesday, May 14, on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Assistant Utilities Director Selected

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) today announced the hiring of Delilah Walsh as assistant utilities director effective July 22, 2019.

Walsh is the Socorro county manager, a position she’s held since 2009. She is responsible for all operational and fina...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Flags to be Lowered at City Facilities

Flags will be flown at half-staff at City of Las Cruces facilities from sunrise to sundown on Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is part of Police Week, May 12 – 18.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Valley Drive Water Outage

Residents near Valley Drive (from Brown Road to Avenida de Mesilla) and near Avenida Blanco (from Calle del Sol to Valley Drive) will experience a water outage on Wednesday May 15. The outage is expected to take place between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Police Investigate Shooting that Injured Three

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Police are continuing to investigate an early-Monday morning shooting in north Las Cruces that injured two men and a woman.

About 1 a.m. Monday, May 13, police were dispatched to the reports of shots fired on the 4200 block of Independence Loop. Officers l...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Artventurous at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Join us every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on art-making experience! Each month features a different art appreciation theme and a different subject each...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Foothills Fiber Optics Project

A fiber optics project is taking place along the Foothills Road corridor (3850 Foothills Road) and will result in shoulder work along that area on Tuesday, May 14.

For the public’s convenience, crews will work only from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Sixth Street and Hadley Avenue Reconstruction Project

Sixth Street intersection with West Hadley Avenue is scheduled to undergo utility and pavement reconstruction by Smith and Aguirre Construction Company, Inc. as part of the Palmer Subdivision Reconstruction project. Work in the intersection will begin Mon...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

North Santa Fe Street Repaving Project

North Santa Fe Street (Spruce Avenue to Pinon Street) is scheduled to be repaved by Highland Enterprises, Inc. as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Monday, May 13 and is estimated to conclude on Friday, May 24. Work will ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

North Reymond Street Repaving Project

North Reymond Street (West Griggs Avenue to West Organ Avenue) is scheduled to be repaved by Highland Enterprises, Inc. as part of a City pavement replacement project. The project will begin Monday, May 13, and is estimated to conclude on Friday, May 24. ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Storm Damages Structures, Vehicles in Las Cruces

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Sunday afternoon’s rain and windstorm caused some property damage in Las Cruces but no reported injuries.The storm passed through Las Cruces about 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12, and included rain, lightning and high gusts of wind. The wind uprooted at least one t...

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