News Flash

Posted on: April 12, 2021

Man Suspected of Shooting at Ex-girlfriend's Home

Man Suspected of Shooting at Ex-girlfriends house Ignacio Rivera

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of shooting at his ex-girlfriend’s home early Monday morning. Ignacio Rivera, 41, of the 2700 block of Claude Dove Drive, is charged with one count of shooting at an occupied dwelling. The charge is a ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Man Suspected of Shooting at Ex-girlfriend's Home

Man Suspected of Shooting at Ex-girlfriends house Ignacio Rivera

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of shooting at his ex-girlfriend’s home early Monday morning. Ignacio Rivera, 41, of the 2700 block of Claude Dove Drive, is charged with one count of shooting at an occupied dwelling. The charge is a fourth-deg...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Performs Inspection of Gas Transmission Lines

LCU Inspection of Gas Transmission

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/11/21

It might be hard to understand why a Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Corrosion Technician has what looks like ski poles, a rolled wire backpack, and is staring down at a small screen hanging on his c...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 9, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Wednesday April 14, for: 

  • Bolack Drive from San Miguel Court to North Cul-de-Sac (This work is in Council District #4)
  • Golf Club Road ...
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District 4 News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Wednesday April 14, for: 

  • Bolack Drive from San Miguel Court to North Cul-de-Sac (This work is in Council District #4)
  • Golf Club Road ...
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District 6 News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Wednesday April 14, for: 

  • Bolack Drive from San Miguel Court to North Cul-de-Sac (This work is in Council District #4)
  • Golf Club Road ...
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News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Wednesday April 14, for: 

  • Bolack Drive from San Miguel Court to North Cul-de-Sac (This work is in Council District #4)
  • Golf Club Road ...
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Public Works News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

LCU Disputes Penalty and Natural Gas Price Hike from February Winter Storm

Gas Meter

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) announced Friday, April 9, 2021 it is challenging a penalty levied by its natural gas transportation provider and contesting the suppliers’ market price hike due to the mid-February winter storm that struck most of Nor...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 9, 2021

LCU Disputes Penalty and Natural Gas Price Hike from February Winter Storm

Gas Meter

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) announced today it is challenging a penalty levied by its natural gas transportation provider and contesting the suppliers’ market price hike due to the mid-February winter storm that struck most of North America. The ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

LCU Disputes Penalty and Natural Gas Price Hike from February Winter Storm

Gas Meter

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) announced today it is challenging a penalty levied by its natural gas transportation provider and contesting the suppliers’ market price hike due to the mid-February winter storm that struck most of North America. The unpreceden...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Melendres Street Road Closure

Lane Closure

Melendres Street between Picacho Avenue and Mountain Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Monday, April 12, 2021. The closure will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. As part of the City of Las Cruces Van Patten Avenue Reconstruction Project,...

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District 1 News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Melendres Street Road Closure

Lane Closure

Melendres Street between Picacho Avenue and Mountain Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Monday, April 12, 2021. The closure will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. As part of the City of Las Cruces Van Patten Avenue Reconstruction Project,...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Melendres Street Road Closure

Lane Closure

Melendres Street between Picacho Avenue and Mountain Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Monday, April 12, 2021. The closure will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. As part of the City of Las Cruces Van Patten Avenue Reconstruction Project,...

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Public Works News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Melendres Street Road Closure

Lane Closure

Melendres Street between Picacho Avenue and Mountain Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Monday, April 12, 2021. The closure will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. As part of the City of Las Cruces Van Patten Avenue Reconstruction Project,...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Melendres Street Road Closure

Lane Closure

Melendres Street between Picacho Avenue and Mountain Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Monday, April 12, 2021. The closure will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. As part of the City of Las Cruces Van Patten Avenue Reconstruction Project,...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Conservation in Action with New Las Cruces Utilities NO-DES Truck

LCU No Des Filter

By Cassie McClure 

With the help of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) project, the City of Las Cruces (City) was awarded a grant fo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Conservation in Action with New Las Cruces Utilities NO-DES Truck

LCU No Des Filter

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/9/21

With the help of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) project, the City of Las Cru...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Outage Planned on Melendres and Miranda Streets

image of faucet dripping water

Residents along Melendres Street (from Picacho Avenue to Mountain Avenue), Bonita Circle and Miranda Street (from Picacho Ave. to Mountain Ave.) will experience a water outage on Tuesday, April 13, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a new water ma...

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District 1 News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Outage Planned on Melendres and Miranda Streets

image of faucet dripping water

Residents along Melendres Street (from Picacho Avenue to Mountain Avenue), Bonita Circle and Miranda Street (from Picacho Ave. to Mountain Ave.) will experience a water outage on Tuesday, April 13, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a new water ma...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Outage Planned on Melendres and Miranda Streets

image of faucet dripping water

Residents along Melendres Street (from Picacho Avenue to Mountain Avenue), Bonita Circle and Miranda Street (from Picacho Ave. to Mountain Ave.) will experience a water outage on Tuesday, April 13, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a new water ma...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 8, 2021

"Transportation Day 2021" Online with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Las Cruces Railroad

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum invites all transportation enthusiasts to join us online for a virtual “Transportation Day 2021.”

The event will be on our social media channels throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please conta...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 8, 2021

"Transportation Day 2021" Online with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Las Cruces Railroad

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum invites all transportation enthusiasts to join us online for a virtual “Transportation Day 2021”. The event will be held on our social media channels throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please contact Kimberly at...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

"Transportation Day 2021" Online with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Las Cruces Railroad

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum invites all transportation enthusiasts to join us online for a virtual “Transportation Day 2021.”

The event will be held on our social media channels throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

"Transportation Day 2021" Online with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Las Cruces Railroad

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum invites all transportation enthusiasts to join us online for a virtual “Transportation Day 2021”. The event will be held on our social media channels throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please contact Kimberly at...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 8, 2021

"Transportation Day 2021" Online with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Las Cruces Railroad

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum invites all transportation enthusiasts to join us online for a virtual “Transportation Day 2021”. The event will be held on our social media channels throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please contact Kimberly at...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 8, 2021

"Transportation Day 2021" Online with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Las Cruces Railroad

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum invites all transportation enthusiasts to join us online for a virtual “Transportation Day 2021”. The event will be held on our social media channels throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please contact Kimberly at...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Las Cruces Animal Control is restarting its Live Trap program that was temporarily paused in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Live Trap program allows Las Cruces residents to request use of a trap, free of charge, for the purpose of capturing nuisa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Las Cruces Animal Control is restarting its Live Trap program that was temporarily paused in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Live Trap program allows Las Cruces residents to request use of a trap, free of charge, for the purpose of capturing nuisa...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Las Cruces Animal Control is restarting its Live Trap program that was temporarily paused in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Live Trap program allows Las Cruces residents to request use of a trap, free of charge, for the purpose of capturing nuisa...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Las Cruces Animal Control is restarting its Live Trap program that was temporarily paused in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Live Trap program allows Las Cruces residents to request use of a trap, free of charge, for the purpose of capturing nuisa...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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Business Events
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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District 1 News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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District 2 News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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District 3 News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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District 4 News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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District 5 News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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District 6 News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City Council to Meet for Work Session on April 12 and a Special Work Session April 13

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 via video conference for a Work Session.

City Council will discuss a proposed initiative that could limit single-use plastic bags in Las Cruces. Among some of the potential benefits of ...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 8, 2021

State Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Self-scheduling for New Mexicans 60 Years and Older

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday, April 8 announced that vaccineNM.org registrants who are 60 years and older can now schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

To do so, users simply log in to vaccineNM.org using th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 8, 2021

State Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Self-scheduling for New Mexicans 60 Years and Older

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday announced that vaccineNM.org registrants who are 60 years and older can now schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments. To do so, users simply log in to vaccineNM.org using their confirmation code and ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Upcoming Aviation Exhibition at Branigan Cultural Center Seeks Community Input

Airplanes

The Branigan Cultural Center is seeking community input for an upcoming exhibition about the history of aviation in Las Cruces and the surrounding area.

This exhibition will examine more than 100 years of aviation history, both military and civilian, start...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Upcoming Aviation Exhibition at Branigan Cultural Center Seeks Community Input

Airplanes

The Branigan Cultural Center is seeking community input for an upcoming exhibition about the history of aviation in Las Cruces and the surrounding area. This exhibition will examine over 100 years of aviation history, both military and civilian, starting ...

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Library News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Upcoming Aviation Exhibition at Branigan Cultural Center Seeks Community Input

Airplanes

The Branigan Cultural Center is seeking community input for an upcoming exhibition about the history of aviation in Las Cruces and the surrounding area. This exhibition will examine over 100 years of aviation history, both military and civilian, starting ...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Upcoming Aviation Exhibition at Branigan Cultural Center Seeks Community Input

Airplanes

The Branigan Cultural Center is seeking community input for an upcoming exhibition about the history of aviation in Las Cruces and the surrounding area. This exhibition will examine over 100 years of aviation history, both military and civilian, starting ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Upcoming Aviation Exhibition at Branigan Cultural Center Seeks Community Input

Airplanes

The Branigan Cultural Center is seeking community input for an upcoming exhibition about the history of aviation in Las Cruces and the surrounding area. This exhibition will examine over 100 years of aviation history, both military and civilian, starting ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Vehicle vs. Semitrailer Critically Injures Man

Vehicle vs Semitrailer Critically Injures Man

A Las Cruces man was critically injured after his vehicle drove into and became lodged underneath a semitrailer early Thursday morning. The crash occurred about 1:50 a.m. Thursday, April 8, on Main Street near Interstate 25. Las Cruces police and firefi...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Department of Health County Map Update April 7

April7Map

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday, April 7 announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning April 7, with 20 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level and three at the Green Level, at which there are fewer res...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Department of Health County Map Update April 7

April7Map

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning April 7, with 20 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level and three at the Green Level, at which there are fewer restrictions...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

JIC Notes April 7, 2021

COVID-19

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Joint Information Center Notes for April 7, 2021

COVID-19

The objective of the Joint Information Center is to streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include City and Doña Ana County representatives, local hospitals, the Department...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Council Recap for April 5

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution at its April 5 regular meeting that supports the transition of City government’s fleet to zero-emission vehicles and will ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Council Recap for April 5

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution at its April 5 regular meeting that supports the transition of City government’s fleet to zero-emission vehicles and will encourage...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Council Recap for April 5

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution at its April 5 regular meeting that supports the transition of City government’s fleet to zero-emission vehicles and will encourage...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Council Recap for April 5

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution at its April 5 regular meeting that supports the transition of City government’s fleet to zero-emission vehicles and will ...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Codes Enforcement Officers Clear Trash, Weeds, near Elderly Man's Property

Codes Enforcement Officer Clear Trash, Weeds

City of Las Cruces Codes Enforcement officers spent part of their Tuesday morning, on April 6, pulling weeds and picking up trash along the property line of a 94-year-old Las Cruces man who – for no lack of effort – is simply unable to...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Codes Enforcement Officers Clear Trash, Weeds, near Elderly Man's Property

Codes Enforcement Officer Clear Trash, Weeds

City of Las Cruces Codes Enforcement officers spent part of their Tuesday morning, on April 6, pulling weeds and picking up trash along the property line of a 94-year-old Las Cruces man who – for no lack of effort – is simply unable to...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Codes Enforcement Officers Clear Trash, Weeds, near Elderly Man's Property

Codes Enforcement Officer Clear Trash, Weeds

Codes Enforcement officers spent part of their Tuesday morning pulling weeds and picking up trash along the property line of a 94-year-old Las Cruces man who – for no lack of effort – is simply unable to fully maintain his parcel of land. About 8:30 a.m....

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Increase to Natural Gas Bills to Begin in May

Stovetop burner

Beginning with the April billing cycle, Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) customers will notice a small increase in their monthly bills.

LCU will begin to recover the costs from the historic “arctic freeze,” a winter storm that affe...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Increase to Natural Gas Bills to Begin in May

Stovetop burner

Beginning with the April billing cycle, Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) customers will notice a small increase in their monthly bills. LCU will begin to recover the costs from the historic “arctic freeze” of winter storm that aff...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Increase to Natural Gas Bills to Begin in May

Stovetop burner

Beginning with the April billing cycle, Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) customers will notice a small increase in their monthly bills. LCU will begin to recover the costs from the historic “arctic freeze” of winter storm that affected the Southwest in mid-Feb...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Staff

Ray Lucero and Taylor Hargrove

To: Las Cruces Utilities Staff - Ray Lucero and Taylor Hargrove

From: June Interrant, Resident

The awesome service of City of Las Cruces has made my day. I had a major problem with my water bill skyrocketing. I called the office and spoke to Taylor. She wa...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps Disburse Various City and Community Aid and Utility Bill Balances

By Cassie McClure

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) works with many City of Las Cruces (City) departments that together are working to help residents and businesses come through to the other side of the pandemic, especially in making sure that COVID-19 relief fin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps Disburse Various City and Community Aid and Utility Bill Balances

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/4/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) works with many City of Las Cruces (City) departments that together are working to help residents and businesses come through to the other side of the pandemic, especia...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 2, 2021

“Science Café – Water Resources Management” Online with the Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi

Science Cafe Water Resources Management

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Quantifying Uncertainty in Geohydrological Systems to Support Water Resources Management.” Guest speaker Ruba Mohamed, Ph.D, joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 from New...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 2, 2021

“Science Café – Water Resources Management” Online with the Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi

Science Cafe Water Resources Management

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Quantifying Uncertainty in Geohydrological Systems to Support Water Resources Management.” Guest speaker Ruba Mohamed, Ph.D, joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 from New...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

“Science Café – Water Resources Management” Online with the Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi

Science Cafe Water Resources Management

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Quantifying Uncertainty in Geohydrological Systems to Support Water Resources Management.” Guest speaker Ruba Mohamed, Ph.D, joins us via Zoo...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

City Council to Meet April 5

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2021 for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution supporting the transition of City government’s fleet to zero-emi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 2, 2021

City Council to Meet April 5

A group photo of the Las Cruces City Council, who will serve from January 2020 through December 2023

The Las Cruces Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2021 for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution supporting the transition of City government’s fleet to zero-emi...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Hazmat Response Team Assists with Refrigerated Liquid Hydrogen Leak

Hazmat Response Team Assists with Refrigerated Liquid Hydrogen Leak

A commercial motor vehicle carrying refrigerated liquid hydrogen is being safely depressurized after a leak forced its travel to come to a standstill just south of Las Cruces. The Las Cruces Fire Department’s Hazardous Material Response Team, f...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Hazmat Response Team Assists with Refrigerated Liquid Hydrogen Leak

Hazmat Response Team Assists with Refrigerated Liquid Hydrogen Leak

A commercial motor vehicle carrying refrigerated liquid hydrogen is being safely depressurized after a leak forced its travel to come to a standstill just south of Las Cruces. The Las Cruces Fire Department’s Hazardous Material Response Team, firefighter...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Sewage Line Extension now moves in to Phase II at Hacienda Acres Subdivision

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/2/21

During the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session, a $1,006,370.00 grant was approved for the Las Cruces Septic Systems Replacement project, Hacienda Acres is one of two areas in Las Cruce...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature & Science

Take out STEM Activities

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take-out activity kits in April for Earth Month. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplie...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature & Science

Take out STEM Activities

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take-out activity kits in April for Earth Month. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplie...

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Museum News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature & Science

Take out STEM Activities

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take-out activity kits in April for Earth Month. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplie...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Man Suspected of Pointing Gun at Girlfriend During Mobile Dispute

Mark Anthony Calzada

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of pointing a handgun at his girlfriend and striking her with the weapon during a mobile incident that occurred Monday. Mark Anthony Calzada, 27, of the 1600 block of Chickasaw Trail, is charged with a third-deg...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Man Suspected of Pointing Gun at Girlfriend During Mobile Dispute

Mark Anthony Calzada

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of pointing a handgun at his girlfriend and striking her with the weapon during a mobile incident that occurred Monday. Mark Anthony Calzada, 27, of the 1600 block of Chickasaw Trail, is charged with a third-deg...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mesilla Drain Trail Construction

Mesilla Drain Trail

The City of Las Cruces is moving forward on its Mesilla Drain Trail as part of the General Obligation (GO) Bonds Project approved by voters in 2018. Voters approved as much as $2,700,000 in funding to construct and improve recreational walking, jogging, a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mesilla Drain Trail Construction

Mesilla Drain Trail

The City of Las Cruces is moving forward on its Mesilla Drain Trail as part of the General Obligation (GO) Bonds Project approved by voters in 2018. Voters approved up to $2,700,000 in funding to construct and improve recreational walking, jogging, and bi...

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District 4 News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mesilla Drain Trail Construction

Mesilla Drain Trail

The City of Las Cruces is moving forward on its Mesilla Drain Trail as part of the General Obligation (GO) Bonds Project approved by voters in 2018. Voters approved as much as $2,700,000 in funding to construct and improve recreational walking, jogging, a...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mesilla Drain Trail Construction

Mesilla Drain Trail

The City of Las Cruces is moving forward on its Mesilla Drain Trail as part of the General Obligation (GO) Bonds Project approved by voters in 2018. Voters approved up to $2,700,000 in funding to construct and improve recreational walking, jogging, and bi...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Desert Mountains

The New Mexico State Parks Division has launched the official website for the 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), https://www.getoutsidenm.org/ State parks - in partnership with the National Park Service, Energy, Minerals, and Na...

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Additional Info... City Manager Report
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Desert Mountains

The New Mexico State Parks Division has launched the official website for the 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). https://www.getoutsidenm.org/  State Parks -- in partnership with the National Park Service, Energy, Miner...

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Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Desert Mountains

The New Mexico State Parks Division has launched the official website for the 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). https://www.getoutsidenm.org/  State Parks -- in partnership with the National Park Service, Energy, Miner...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Desert Mountains

The New Mexico State Parks Division has launched the official website for the 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). https://www.getoutsidenm.org/  State Parks -- in partnership with the National Park Service, Energy, Miner...

Read on...

Additional Info... Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Desert Mountains

The New Mexico State Parks Division has launched the official website for the 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). https://www.getoutsidenm.org/  State Parks -- in partnership with the National Park Service, Energy, Miner...

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Additional Info... Quality of Life
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is looking for teen volunteers interested in gaining valuable experience - useful for college and work applications - and spending part of summer helping their community! Register for the Library’s inaugural ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is looking for teen volunteers interested in gaining valuable experience- useful for college and work applications- and spending part of summer helping their community! Register for the Library’s inaugural teen summer ...

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Library News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is looking for teen volunteers interested in gaining valuable experience- useful for college and work applications- and spending part of summer helping their community! Register for the Library’s inaugural te...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Doña Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs.

The...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Dona Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs. 

The ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Dona Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs. 

The Walking P...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Crawford Boulevard Bridge, I-10 Lane Closures

Crawford Boulevard Bridge (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One has begun bridge repairs on Crawford Boulevard, which provides access to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park and Las Cruces International Airport.

Kimo Constructor...

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District 1 News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Crawford Boulevard Bridge, I-10 Lane Closures

Crawford Boulevard Bridge (1)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One has begun bridge repairs on Crawford Boulevard, which provides access to the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park and Las Cruces International Airport.

Kimo Constructor...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frenger Pool to Change Operational Hours Temporarily

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be temporarily changing its operational hours from April 5 through May 9. 

During this time, lap swimming will be available to the public from 7 - 11 a.m. Reservations can still be made at the Las Cruces Regi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frenger Pool to Change Operational Hours Temporarily

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be temporarily changing its operational hours from April 5 through May 9. 

During this time, lap swimming will be available to the public from 7 - 11 a.m. Reservations can still be made at the Las Cruces Regi...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frenger Pool to Temporarily Change Operational Hours

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be temporarily changing its operational hours from April 5 through May 9. 

During this time, lap swimming will be available to the public from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Reservations can still be made at the Las Cruce...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Lane Closure on Telshor Boulevard near Del Rey Boulevard Beginning April 6

Roadwork

The southbound lanes of Telshor Boulevard, south of Del Rey Boulevard, will have intermittent roadway closures beginning Tuesday, April 6.

The City of Las Cruces continues implementation of safety measures throughout the City. Delineators will be installed...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Lane Closure on Telshor Boulevard near Del Rey Boulevard Beginning April 6

Roadwork

The southbound lanes of Telshor Boulevard (south of Del Rey Boulevard) will have intermittent roadway closures beginning Tuesday, April 6. The City of Las Cruces continues implementation of safety measures throughout the City. Delineators will be installe...

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District 6 News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Lane Closure on Telshor Boulevard near Del Rey Boulevard Beginning April 6

Roadwork

The southbound lanes of Telshor Boulevard (south of Del Rey Boulevard) will have intermittent roadway closures beginning Tuesday, April 6. The City of Las Cruces continues implementation of safety measures throughout the City. Delineators will be installe...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Lane Closure on Telshor Boulevard near Del Rey Boulevard Beginning April 6

Roadwork

The southbound lanes of Telshor Boulevard (south of Del Rey Boulevard) will have intermittent roadway closures beginning Tuesday, April 6. The City of Las Cruces continues implementation of safety measures throughout the City. Delineators will be installe...

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Public Works News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Spring and Summer Water Restrictions

Brown Dog

Las Cruces' annual spring and summer water restrictions begin April 1. The yearly restrictions prohibit the watering of outside vegetation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A watering schedule allows residents with even-numbered addresses to...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

Brown Dog

Citywide spring/summer water restrictions will begin April 1. The annual restrictions prohibit the watering of outside vegetation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

A watering schedule allows residents with even-numbered addresses to water o...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

Brown Dog

Citywide spring/summer water restrictions will begin April 1. The annual restrictions prohibit the watering of outside vegetation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

A watering schedule allows residents with even-numbered addresses to water o...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols Planned for April

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

Las Cruces police will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within the city limits in April. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while i...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols Planned for April

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

Las Cruces police will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within city limits in April. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols Planned for April

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

Las Cruces police will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within city limits in April. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: March 28, 2021

Closer to a Sustainable Future: Assistant City Manager Tours LCU Facilities

LCU ACM Tour (2)

By Cassie McClure

A blustery and chilly day made for dramatic skies across the Organ Mountains, especially with the view from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) East Mesa Water Reclamation Facility.

There were more people, and more panels being pulled up to look at...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 28, 2021

Closer to a Sustainable Future: Assistant City Manager Tours LCU Facilities

LCU ACM Tour (2)

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/28/21

A blustery and chilly day made for dramatic skies around the Organ Mountains, especially with the view from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) East Mesa Water Reclamation Facility. There were more peopl...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director Selected for Duke University’s 2021 Water Innovation Leadership

LCU Carl Clark after pic

By Cassie McClure 

Carl Clark, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Environmental & Technical Support, has been selected as one of the 17 fellows in the yearlong 2021 Water Innovation Leadership Development (WILD) Program developed by Du...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director Selected for Duke University’s 2021 Water Innovation Leadership

LCU Carl Clark after pic

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/26/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Environmental & Technical Support Carl Clark has been selected as one of the 17 fellows in the yearlong 2021 Water Innovation Leadership ...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 25, 2021

"Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration" at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Geometric Aljamia A Cultural Transliteration

Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art for a new exhibit - Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration, on display through April 17, 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Las Cruces Museum of Art has instituted new procedures for visitatio...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: March 25, 2021

"Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration" at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Geometric Aljamia A Cultural Transliteration

Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art for a new exhibit - Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration, on display through April 17, 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Las Cruces Museum of Art has instituted new procedures for visitatio...

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Museum News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

"Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration" at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Geometric Aljamia A Cultural Transliteration

Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art for a new exhibit - Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration, on display through April 17, 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Las Cruces Museum of Art has instituted new procedures fo...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

"Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration" at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Geometric Aljamia A Cultural Transliteration

Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art for a new exhibit - Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration, on display through April 17, 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Las Cruces Museum of Art has instituted new procedures for visitatio...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: March 25, 2021

City Awarded CDBG and HOME Funds from HUD

CLC Consolidated Plan HUD

The City of Las Cruces has been awarded a combined $1,505,712 in Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership entitlement funds by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City will receive $1,014,641 in CDBG fun...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

City Awarded CDBG and HOME Funds from HUD

CLC Consolidated Plan HUD

The City of Las Cruces has been awarded a combined $1,505,712 in Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership entitlement funds by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City will receive $1,014,641 in CDBG fun...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Great American Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 17

Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is a call-to-action to engage more volunteers and participants in public space cleanup, beautification and recycling events conducted by Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations across the U.S.

Once an in...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Great American Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 17

Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is a call-to-action to engage more volunteers and participants in public space cleanup, beautification and recycling events conducted by Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations nationwide. Once an indiv...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Great American Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 17

Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is a call-to-action to engage more volunteers and participants in public space cleanup, beautification and recycling events conducted by Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations nationwide. Once an indiv...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 21, 2021

When Winds Blows, Make Sure Trash is Bagged

LCU Windy Trash Bin

By Cassie McClure

It’s that time of year that stirs up dust in the Rio Grande Valley, but the spring winds also capture stray trash, particularly if it’s not bagged.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) reminds residents to please bag trash, not j...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 21, 2021

When Winds Blows, Make Sure Trash is Bagged

LCU Windy Trash Bin (1)

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/21/21

It’s that time of year that stirs up dust in the Rio Grande Valley, but the spring winds also capture stray trash, particularly if it’s not bagged. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) reminds residents t...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Bringing the Banquet Home: Las Cruces Utilities Annual Awards Celebration

LCU Dinners and Awards Delilah and Gilbert

By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) typically has its annual awards ceremony during a banquet where associates receiving awards are recognized for their years of service. Those associates can invite one family member to help celebrate th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Bringing the Banquet Home: Las Cruces Utilities Annual Awards Celebration

LCU Dinners and Awards Delilah and Gilbert

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/19/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) typically holds their annual awards ceremony during a banquet where associates receiving awards are recognized for their years of service. Those associates c...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Large Mural Opportunity at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Large Mural Opportunity at LCMOA

The City of Las Cruces Museum System invites artist and artist team proposals for design and creation of a mural to be placed at the entryway of the Museum of Art.

The work’s theme should be inspired by the welcoming nature of the Museum of Art, ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Large Mural Opportunity at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Large Mural Opportunity at LCMOA

The City of Las Cruces Museum System invites artist/artist team proposals for design and creation of a mural to be placed at the entryway of the Museum of Art. The work’s theme should be inspired by the welcoming nature of the Museum of Art, which hosts e...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Large Mural Opportunity at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Large Mural Opportunity at LCMOA

The City of Las Cruces Museum System invites artist/artist team proposals for design and creation of a mural to be placed at the entryway of the Museum of Art. The work’s theme should be inspired by the welcoming nature of the Museum of Art, which hosts e...

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Museum News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Large Mural Opportunity at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Large Mural Opportunity at LCMOA

The City of Las Cruces Museum System invites artist/artist team proposals for design and creation of a mural to be placed at the entryway of the Museum of Art. The work’s theme should be inspired by the welcoming nature of the Museum of Art, whi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Large Mural Opportunity at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Large Mural Opportunity at LCMOA

The City of Las Cruces Museum System invites artist/artist team proposals for design and creation of a mural to be placed at the entryway of the Museum of Art. The work’s theme should be inspired by the welcoming nature of the Museum of Art, which hosts e...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Road Construction Notice for Camino Coyote Lane

Lane Closure (1)

Construction on Camino Coyote Lane east of the East Mesa Public Safety Complex will be starting Thursday March 18, for the extension of the street for the future site of the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Road Construction Notice for Camino Coyote Lane

Lane Closure (1)

Construction on Camino Coyote Lane east of the East Mesa Public Safety Complex will be starting Thursday March 18, for the extension of the street for the future site of the ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

RoadRUNNER Transit Survey

Bus waiting for passengers at the transit terminal

RoadRUNNER Transit is asking for your help in planning transit services for the next 5 years. What transit services are important to you now? What would you like RoadRUNNER Transit to provide in the future? The survey takes just 5 minutes and can be viewe...

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Additional Info... RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mayor's Top Teens

Logo for Mayors Top Teens - Text on Purple Background with Stars

NOMINATIONS are open for the 2021-2022 class of Top Teens. The nomination period is March 1 - June 15, 2021. Only online submissions are accepted, available on our website:  www.mayorstopteens.com.

Teens may be nominated by anyone except themselve...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Nominations Sought for Mayor's Top Teens

Logo for Mayors Top Teens - Text on Purple Background with Stars

Nominations are open for the 2021-2022 class of the Mayor's Top Teens.

The nomination period is March 1 to June 15, 2021. Only online submissions are accepted and are available on our website:  www.mayorstopteens.com.

Teens may be nominate...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Public Comments

Digital Houses with text 񓠅-2025 Consolidated plan"

The 30-day public comment period for the City’s 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan with an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will run from March 15, 2021 – April 14, 2021.

This plan includes the First Year (2021) Action P...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: March 14, 2021

February Arctic Freeze to Affect Las Cruces Utilities Customer Bills

Gas Meter

By G. H. Scott 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/14/21

Due to the extremely cold temperatures in mid-February, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is taking steps to insulate customers from significantly higher natural gas bills. Because of pro-active...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 12, 2021

From Temporary to Opportunity: Las Cruces Utilities Allows for Growth

LCU Alvarado

By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste Laborer Ariana Alvarado likes to work with her hands. She was happy to get a temporary 20-hours-per-week position at LCU in June 2020.

Previously, Alvarado worked at an oil change shop and h...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 12, 2021

From Temporary to Opportunity: Las Cruces Utilities Allows for Growth

LCU Alvarado

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/12/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste Laborer Ariana Alvarado likes to work with her hands. She was happy to get a temporary 20-hour per week position at LCU back in June 2020.

Previou...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 7, 2021

Free Mulch Ready for Pick Up at Las Cruces Utilities Foothills Landfill Composting Facility

LCU Compost Ready

By Cassie McClure 

Residents may be interested in getting back in their gardens, and composted mulch from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is again available, free for pick up, at the LCU Foothills Landfill Composting Facility 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Boulev...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 7, 2021

Free Mulch Ready for Pickup at Las Cruces Utilities Foothills Landfill Composting Facility

LCU Compost Ready

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/7/21

Residents may be interested in getting back in their gardens, and composted mulch from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is again available, free for pickup, at the LCU Foothills Landfill Comp...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Adds Value to Academics for NMSU Graduates

LCU Intern

By Cassie McClure  

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/5/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Intern Isuru Abeysiriwardana has spent most of his career in academics and hopes to continue doing research in environmental engineering. However, A...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 4, 2021

COMMUNITY SNAPSHOT - Hillrise Elementary Accepts Award For Naming Sewer Truck

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/4/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) presented a plaque to Principal Karin Hite and Assistant Principal Jennifer Martin of Hillrise Elementary School for their successful naming of the LCU sewer ...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 28, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Bill Assistance Helps Local Businesses

PastDueCP (002)

By Cassie McClure 

It’s hard to admit when a bill can’t be paid.

For businesses, it can seem like an extra blow during troubled times, when it’s up to owners to support not only their customers but also their employees...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 28, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Bill Assistance Helps Local Businesses

PastDueCP (002)

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/28/21

It’s hard to admit when a bill can’t be paid. For businesses, it can seem like an extra blow during troubled times, when it’s up to owners to support not ...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities to Resume Compost Pickup

LCU Compost Pickup

By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has resumed its free residential and commercial distribution of its Class A+ compost, which had been paused due to COVID-19. Residents can receive five buckets per trip, and while they are encouraged t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities to Resume Compost Pickup

LCU Compost Pickup

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/26/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) resumes its free residential and commercial distribution of its Class A+ compost, which had been paused due to COVID-19. Residents can receive five buckets p...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sleeve Up Las Cruces

sleeve up logo

The City of Las Cruces continues its front-line efforts against COVID-19 with a new campaign, unveiled at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market last weekend. City staff created the “Sleeve Up Las Cruces” campaign to create more awar...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sleeve Up Las Cruces

sleeve up logo

The City of Las Cruces continues its front-line efforts against COVID-19 with a new campaign, unveiled at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market last weekend. City staff created the “Sleeve Up Las Cruces” campaign to create more awar...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Internship Program

LCU Interns Graduate

Looking for a way to afford your Associate’s degree without student loans, with a paid part-time job during school?

Then, have the ability for that turn into a guaranteed full-time job immediately after graduation with a great future? Las Cruces ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 25, 2021

LCU Internship Program

LCU Interns Graduate

Looking for a way to afford your Associate’s degree without Student Loans, with a paid part-time job during school? Then have that turn into a guaranteed full-time job immediately after graduation with a great future? Las Cruces Utilities Intern...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Real-Life Experience at Las Cruces Utilities for NMSU Graduate Students

LCU Interns CP

By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) collaborates with New Mexico State University (NMSU) to give their graduate students access to the full scope of what lies beyond the textbooks and laboratories.

For Himali Delanka-Pedige, LCU shows her...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Real-Life Experience at Las Cruces Utilities for NMSU Graduate Students

LCU Interns CP

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/21/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) collaborates with New Mexico State University (NMSU) to give their graduate students access to the full scope of what lies beyond the textbooks and laborator...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 19, 2021

From Trash to Gas: Las Cruces City Manager Tours Las Cruces Utilities

Ifo Pili

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/19/21

The City of Las Cruces’ services spread wide across the area, particularly noticeable when Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) gives a tour. Covering the East Mesa Water Reclamation F...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Has A Vital Part in City’s Class 1 ISO Rating

LCU Water Fire Flow Test

By Cassie McClure 

In December 2020, Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) learned that its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Inc. Public Protection Class 1 Rating would remain in effect for the City of Las Cruces (City) for at least another four years....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Has A Vital Part in City’s Class 1 ISO Rating

LCU Water Fire Flow Test

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/14/21

In December 2020, Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) learned that its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Inc. Public Protection Class 1 Rating would remain in effect for the City of Las Cr...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities and Hillrise Elementary Present: R.U.B.B.L.E

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/12/21

Back when schools were still in session in 2019, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) went looking for a name for its robotic sewer truck. LCU had success naming its roadrunner “Aguaci...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Las Cruces Audit Report Released

City Hall view of the flags

The Office of the New Mexico State Auditor (OSA) has released a report involving a fraud examination and investigation initiated by the City of Las Cruces.

The report identified serious conflicts of interest and revealed more than $1.8 million in mishandle...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

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

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages.

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of New Mexico&r...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

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

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The hourly wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages. 

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of New Mexic...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

City of Las Cruces Community Development Director, Larry Nichols, was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Directors for the Region XI International Code Council (ICC). 

The Four Corners Chapter of Region XI includes the states Arizona, Ut...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Business Registration Fees to be Reduced in 2021

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In a move to help Las Cruces businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Las Cruces City Council on Monday, December 7, approved a 12-month moratorium on collecting the full amount of the city’s business registration fees.

The Council adopted a Resolution...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 3, 2020

New Fees for City Building Permits Go into Effect on November 5

Las Cruces City Hall

A new fee schedule for all building and inspection permits issued by the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 3, 2020

New Fees for City Building Permits Go into Effect on November 5

Las Cruces City Hall

A new fee schedule for all building and inspection permits issued by the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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Community Development
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Go Bond Project Updates

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The City of Las Cruces has established an easy, online way for the public to check the status of the General Obligation (GO) Bond projects approved by voters. The GO Bond portal provides improved transparency and customer service to Las Crucens.

Follow thi...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Community Development
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

LC-Safe Promise Logo (PNG logo photo)

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-Through and Home-Delivered Meal Service Until Further Notice

A police officer carries a box of food to a resident's car

The City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to follow the Governor’s  ‘stay-at-home’ order until further notice to combat the spread of COVID-19.  We will continue to provide essential meal services...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Continues Reduced Service Until Further Notice

Two female drivers using in front of the bus wearing masks and gloves

In compliance with the State of New Mexico’s updated stay-at-home order, RoadRUNNER Transit will continue operating its service on a reduced schedule, Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until further notice.

Dial-a-Ride, whic...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

RoadRUNNER Transit’s COVID-19 Stop the Spread Efforts

Transit Bus with a banner that says protect yourself from COVID19, wash your hands, cover your nose

RoadRUNNER Transit continues to support local and state public health officials response to COVID-19 and assist in reducing its spread. The efforts include the installation of banners on the fixed-route buses and Dial-A-Ride vehicles that display public h...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
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: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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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