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Posted on: November 19, 2019

City Council Approves Design and Build Contracts for GO Bond Projects

Harty Filed

The Las Cruces City Council has approved
design and build contracts for four General Obligation (GO) Bond projects. Thecouncil voted 6-0 during Monday’s, Nov. 18, 2019 City Council meeting to award
three of the four contracts to Highland Ent...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Fire Burns Shed on East Mesa

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Las
Cruces firefighters extinguished a fire that destroyed a shed on the city’s EastMesa Monday evening.

Shortly
before 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, firefighters and police were dispatched to astructure fire on the 4900 block of Davis Road o...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Claude Dove Drive Lane Intermittent Closures to Begin November 20

Lane Closure (1)

Claude Dove Drive,
between south Telshor Boulevard and Curnutt Street, will have intermittent laneclosures as part of the 2019-2020 Overlay Maintenance project. The work will
begin Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, and will last approximately four working day...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule 2019

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City Hall and most City of Las Cruces offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Emergency services such as fire and police will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures/modifications:

Thanksgiv...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Missing Boy Located

Raul Torres

Raul
Torres, the 13-year-old Las Cruces boy reported missing on Saturday, has beenlocated and is said to be in good condition.

The
Las Cruces Police Department thank those who helped disseminate information onthis missing person case.

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News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Holiday Shopping and the Local Economy in New Podcast

Debbi Moore, President/CEO with Udell Vigil, Communicatins Office

The
countdown to Christmas is underway and some of the busiest shopping days arefast approaching. How Las Cruces retailers are preparing for holiday shopping,
what Las Crucens can do to help sustain local businesses, and the role theGreater Las Cruc...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Water Outage Scheduled for Portion of West Brown Road Neighborhood

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Residents in the following areas will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Man’s Construction, under contract with New Mexico Department of Transportation, will be tying in the new Aven...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Water Outage Late Monday Night in Sequoia Avenue Neighborhood

WaterDrop

Residents in the following areas will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Man’s Construction, under contract with New Mexico Department of Transportation, will be tying in the new Avenida...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

5 Burglary Suspects Caught with Items Stolen from Unknown Locations

image of Aldo Nava mug shot

A 20-year-old man and four juveniles are suspected in a string of auto burglaries committed Wednesday evening and Las Cruces police are trying to reunite some of the stolen property with their rightful owners.

Aldo Nava, 20, of the 800 block of Watson Lane...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Man Suspected of Stabbing Wife to Death Now Jailed

Mug shot of Juan Lopez Banos

The man suspected of stabbing his wife to death and attempting suicide Saturday evening has been released from the hospital and is now booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center.

Juan Lopez-Banos, 44, of the 3100 block of Posada Court, is charged wit...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

“Super Scientists” Drop-in Activities at the Museum of Nature & Science

Kids doing Science in Water

The
Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Super Scientists,”drop-in activities from 10 a.m. to noon on listed Saturdays. Entry to the
museum and the program is free, and no registration is required. The drop-in...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

“The Beautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles” at Branigan Library

Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles

The public is invited to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E.
Picacho Ave., at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 for the presentation “TheBeautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles.”

Hand block printing on cotton fabric by ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Enforcement Operation Targets ATVs Prohibited on Las Cruces Roads

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Police
are conducting an enforcement operation issuing citations to drivers ofall-terrain vehicles and off-highway recreational vehicles who are in violation
of the current City of Las Cruces ordinance.

Whetherthe vehicle is licensed or not, Las Cruc...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Branigan Memorial Library Presents “VA Benefits: Are You Missing out?”

Person Holding a Veterans Sign

Because you served in the military, Thomas Branigan
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., wants to make sure you know about theVeterans Administration benefits you are entitled to receive. Whether you
served at home or abroad, whether you served 40 y...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Reward Offered for Info on Critically Injured Man

Tom Henry

The
man found critically injured last week on west Madrid Avenue has died and LasCruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps
identify the person or persons responsible for his death.

About9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Suspect Arrested in Monday Shooting Death on Telshor

Isaac Joe Vargas

Las Cruces police have arrested the man suspected in Monday afternoon’s shooting death of 33-year-old Isaiah Lara on south Telshor Boulevard.

Isaac Joe Vargas, 42, of the 900 block of Walker Trail in Dona Ana, N.M., is charged with a first-degree...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

American City & County Magazine Ranks Las Cruces as Sixth Best-Run U.S. City

View of the City and Mountains

Yet another U.S. magazine has rated the City of Las Cruces as one of the nation’s best run cities.

American City & County Magazine has ranked Las Cruces the sixth best-run U.S. city. The magazine’s ranking of the top 10 cities is ba...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Register now for Thanksgiving Break Camp

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering “Thanksgiving Break Camp” from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27 for children grades kindergarten through five (K &am...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

NMDOT S. Valley Drive Improvement Project

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As part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) south Valley Drive improvement project, Elm Street is experiencing a road closure today and tomorrow for through traffic between Sequoia Avenue and Aspen Avenue.

For the public’s conv...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Newly Elected Mayor Ken Miyagishima Discusses Ranked Choice Voting and His Plans for the Future in N

Image of Mayor Miyagishima's interview on the podcast

Las Cruces voters have elected their first mayor using Ranked Choice Voting. Ken Miyagishima will begin his fourth term as mayor after defeating nine challengers in this year’s mayoral election.

Miyagishima shares his experience with Ranked Choic...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Applicants Sought for New Wrecker Rotation Program

vehicle getting towed

The City of Las Cruces has a new Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – or tow truck – is needed.

Previously, the City contracted wit...

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Wrecker Rotation Program Application News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Winter 2020 Adult Indoor Volleyball League Registration

Girls playing Vollleyball

The City of
Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers the following teamregistration dates for the upcoming 2020 Winter Adult Indoor Volleyball League.
The league will offer co-ed divisions in gold,silver, and bronze, as well as women&...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

2020 Youth Indoor Soccer League Registration

Children playing indoor soccer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual and returning team registration for the 2020 Youth Indoor Soccer League. *The league is offered to children ages 4 through 9 and league play will begin on January 11, 202...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

West Park Drive Shoulder Work

Lane Closure (1)

West Park Drive,
near the intersection of Lee Whisman Street, will have shoulder work done dueto ongoing upgrades to Century Link Corp. infrastructures. The work will begin
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, and will last approximately two working days.

For the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Las Cruces International Airport (LRU) Road Closures

Las Cruces Airport Water Tank

Travelers on
Wingspan Drive and Gasoline Alley (on the East side of Las Cruces InternationalAirport/LRU), will be occasionally restricted on the West side of Wingspan Dr.
between today and November 20.

Contractors willbe working on the new security g...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Red Hawk Golf Road Closure

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Red Hawk Golf Road from the north side of Sienna Avenue to the Arroyo Road round-about will be closed to thru traffic beginning November 12. The closure is expected to last 2 months while Morrow Enterprises, Inc. completes roadway construction.

Access to t...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

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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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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

West Picacho Avenue to I-10 Nighttime Pavement Preservation

Lane Closure (1)

Dismuke Construction will begin a crack sealing project on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 on west Picacho Avenue to Interstate 10. Lane closures will be in effect on eastbound and westbound lanes of Picacho Avenue, with a width restriction in effect.

The road prese...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Optical Art at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium 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 features a different art...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Bandits and Heroes logo

Join the Branigan Cultural Center Tuesday, November 12, 2019, through Tuesday, January 7, 2020, for “Bandits & Heroes, Poets and Saints,” an exhibit that explores how cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Community Input Sought for MPO Transportation Plan Update

Person on a Bike

Residents of Las Cruces and central Doña Ana County are invited to give their input during the second phase of the Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) community meetings during October and November. The Mesilla Valley Metropol...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is open for Fall 2019 Studio Programs Art Classes. Spaces are still open for Session 2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019, to Dec. 21, 2019.

The Studio Programs Art Classes exist to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

Road Work Ahead sign

  • East Mesa Avenue (between Porter Dr. and east end)
  • Blue Mountain Drive (between Norte Vista Dr. and Star View Dr.)
  • Coyote Flats Street (between Village Dr. and Peachtree Hills Rd.)
  • Moon View Drive (between Porter Dr. and Peachtree Hills Dr.)
  • High Desert Drive...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

Branigan Library photo

Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials...

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