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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures Begin March 2

Lane Closure with barrels

Northbound and southbound lanes of Alameda Boulevard, between Lucero Avenue and Van Patten Avenue, will experience intermittent lane closures starting Monday, March 2, 2020. Kelly Cable will be installing new infrastructure for CenturyLink.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Frenger Pool Water Temperature Update

children swimming in Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will continue to operate from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday to serve those in the community who have expressed a willingness to swim with the understanding of the low water temperature. The pool’s wate...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

US-70 at Darden Road Closure

Lane Closure with barrels

Due to ongoing upgrades to El Paso Electric’s infrastructure, US-70 at the intersection of Darden Road will be closed to east and west bound traffic for approximately 10 minutes on Sunday, March 1. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. and as mention...

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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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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Beautify the Team Up to Clean Up Way!

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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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Posted on: February 28, 2020

El Camino Real Water Outage will be on March 3

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Residents at 2501 El Camino Real will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday March 3, 2020. FSC Construction, LLC will be working on a damaged fire hydrant.

If water on your street is scheduled to be turned off, crews will post a door hang...

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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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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Man Suspected of Discharging Shotgun on Busy Roadway

Brenden Chavez Arrested

A man suspected of pointing a shotgun at a woman on Lohman Avenue and then firing one round into the air has been charged with a pair of felonies.

Brenden K. Chavez, of the 600 block of Foster Road, is charged with one count of aggravated assault with a de...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Lohman Avenue Lane Closure Begins March 2

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of Unite Private Networks utility installations, eastbound and westbound traffic on Lohman Avenue will experience a lane closure at the Walnut Street intersection beginning Monday, March 2, 2020. The lane closure will last approximately five worki...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

March Programs for the Family at the Branigan Cultural Center

Different color of Masks.

The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., will offer a variety of programs and exhibits in March. The schedule of activities includes:

Exhibit Opening and Craft Activity

Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020. The craf...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Lucha Libre: Stories from The Ring Coming March 6 to Branigan Cultural Center

Lucha Libre wearing masks

Come to Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Friday, March 6, 2020 through Saturday, June 13, 2020 for Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring, an exhibit that tells the history of lucha libre, its connections to the border region, and the ...

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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, the Las Cruces police department received two separate reports from victims who fell prey...

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Posted on: February 25, 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 sprouting up 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...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Las Cruces Country Music Festival discontinued after seven-year run

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Last year’s seventh annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival (LCCMF) will be the last in a series that humbly began back in 2013. Due to rising entertainer fees and a trend of dwindling ticket sales over the past cou...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Sunday Fire Damages Mobile Home on Karen Avenue

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Firefighters quickly extinguished a mobile home fire on Karen Avenue Sunday afternoon.

First responders were dispatched to the fire on the 300 block of Karen Avenue, off Dona Ana Road, shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Las Cruces firefighters arriv...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Munson Center Art Wing Closure Begins 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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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Annual Volunteer Fair and Giving Day Returns

A photo of Volunteer Fair and Giving Day, in 2019, 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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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Alameda Boulevard will have a Lane Closure on February 29

Lane Closure with barrels

City of Las Cruces Streets Management will be conducting road maintenance on the northbound lane of Alameda Boulevard, between west May Avenue and west Las Cruces Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Alameda Boulevard will be reduced to ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Nevada Avenue Shoulder Work Begins February 26

Lane Closure with barrels

Nevada Avenue, between Walnut Street and Lees Drive will have shoulder work beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, as part of Unite Private Networks utility installations. The work will last approximately five working days.

Crews will work only from 7 a.m. to...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Spring Break Teen Lock-in will be March 21

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Spring Break Teen Lock-in from 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 to 6 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Teens in the sixth to 12th grades are invited to attend a night of fun-filled activities...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Spruce Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures Begin February 24

Lane Closure with barrels

Spruce Avenue, at the Mesquite Street intersection, will have intermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project. The work will begin on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, and will last approximately five working days.

Crews will ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Interstate 25 Lane Closure will be in Effect on February 23

Lane Closure with barrels

On Feb. 23, 2020 the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will have crews and equipment on the northbound, right driving lane of Interstate 25 just before the I-25/University Avenue interchange to make guardrail and fence repairs. To minimize i...

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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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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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Posted on: February 20, 2020

MVRDA to Utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification System for Doña Ana County

Fire Truck

Las Cruces, NM., February 20, 2020 – 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...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

LCPD Accepting Applications for 50th Academy

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

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

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

Kids wearing masks.

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Nature and Science Discovery Pre-K – Planeteers,” at 9 a.m. every Thursday in March. Entry to the museum and its programs are free, and no registration is require...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

“Dr. Seuss Day” at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science

Kid putting their hands in a green bucket.

The Museum of Nature & Science and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will host “Dr. Seuss Day” at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, 2020. This is a free, family event that w...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

“Saturday Family Science – Earthquakes” at the Museum of Nature and Science

Model Earthquakes

Bring your curiosity for a hands-on investigation that involves the whole family at “Saturday Family Science – Earthquakes,” presented by the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Marc...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

NR: Registration Begins March 16 for 2020 Youth Cheer Program – Session 2

Youth Cheer Program photo

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for the upcoming 2020 Youth Cheer Program (Session 2) on March 16, 2020 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

The program will be available to girls and boys a...

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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 annual Las Cruces City Fest (LCCF), from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m....

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Leap Year Free Swim Day will be February 29

Regional Aquatic Building

Celebrate Leap Year 2020 with a Free Swim Day. The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swimming on Feb. 29, 2020 at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.

Open Swim Sessions will be free to the general public from...

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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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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.

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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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Posted on: February 10, 2020

50 Plus Walking Program

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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! It begins with 20-minute walks, thre...

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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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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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