News Flash

Posted on: July 5, 2020

Conditional Hiring Now at Las Cruces Utilities

PHOTO 1 JAKE HOLES, Conditional Hire (1)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 07/05/20.

If you’ve ever wanted a career with an organization like Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), but don’t quite have all the qualifications…now is the ...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: July 5, 2020

Special Council Meeting to Discuss Extending the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation on Face Coverings

Las Cruces City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, July 6, immediately following the regularly scheduled Council Meeting at 1 p.m. Council will discuss a resolution to extend the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation 2020-05 (read here...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Natural Gas Availability Getting Closer for All Talavera Customers

PHOTO 1 TALAVERA PIPELINE COMPLETED _

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 07/03/20.

For Dan Norris, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) gas systems inspector, it was the end of the line this month as he and his gas crew finished the year-long construction phase o...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: July 2, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 8

Road Closure signs

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday, July 6, 2020, for the following:

  • Little Dam Road from Horizon View Drive to Indian Hollow Road
  • Indian Hollow Road from Lohman Avenue to ...
Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City and County Leaders Again Urge Residents to Stay Home This Holiday Weekend

City of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County logo

Jointly issued by the City of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County City and County Leaders Again Urge Residents to Stay Home this Holiday Weekend.

With the three-day 4th of July holiday set to begin, members of the Las Cruces City Council and Dona Ana County Boa...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Announces Retirement of LCPD Chief Patrick Gallagher

Photo of Patrick Gallagher, Police Chief City of Las Cruces

The City of Las Cruces is announcing the retirement of Police Chief Patrick Gallagher.

Chief Gallagher was selected in the fall of 2017 as the City’s Police Chief following a thorough process which involved input from community groups, represent...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Council to Consider Intent to Form Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development District for Former

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

The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting, by video conference, at 1 p.m. Monday. At the meeting, the council will consider the adoption of a resolution declaring an intent to form the Royal Crossing Tax Increment Development ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Members

group of people having a meeting

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Transportation-Sustainability-Infrastructure Policy Review Committee (TSI PRC). In particular, the PRC is looking for people who represent non-profit environmental corporations or local businesses t...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Department of Health Provides COVID-19 Testing Friday in Las Cruces

Department of Health Logo

The New Mexico Department of Health will provide drive up screening for the COVID-19 virus on Friday, July 3rd at the Health’s Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano Drive from 7 - 10 a.m.

Residents are strongly encouraged to schedule an...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Online Virtual Parade Celebrates our Heroes

Celebrate our Heroes! (graphic art)

Entries are in, judging is done and now it is time to present the “Celebrating our Heroes” Virtual Electric Light Parade. The online event can be accessed at any time beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 by going to the City&rs...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Ziggy Mascot

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department continues to observe its Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follow COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order still in place which includes:

1. Wearing face coveri...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Take-out Family STEM Night

image of kit from the science museum

The Museum of Nature & Science will have “Take out Family STEM Night” material kits available for pick up Wednesday, July 8, July 15, and July 29. “Take out Family STEM Night” kits are free but require a reserva...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Concert Schedule

people playing on a stage

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series kicks off the 2020 virtual concert schedule on July Fourth weekend with stellar performances by Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase and Kenny Arroy...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: July 1, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Concert Schedule

people playing on a stage

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series kicks off the 2020 virtual concert schedule on July Fourth weekend with stellar performances by Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase and Kenny Arroy...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue Has Been Extended

Lane Closure (1)

An extension to the shoulder work on W. Hadley Ave. between 17th Street and Valley Drive for the west bound traffic has been extended starting Thursday July 2, to complete telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue Has Been Extended

Lane Closure (1)

An extension to the shoulder work on W. Hadley Ave. between 17th Street and Valley Drive for the west bound traffic has been extended starting Thursday July 2, to complete telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to...

Read on...

Public Works News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

State Extends Emergency Public Health Order

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday extended the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 and issued a severe warning about the risk of New Mexico being forced to re-enact more severe public health restrictions in order to curb...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Fireworks display

The Parks and Recreation Department announced that the City of Las Cruces will celebrate Independence Day with the annual community Fourth of July Firework display starting at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4. This year’s display, a throwback to when ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Fire Damages Apartment on Foster Road

Fire Truck

An apartment fire on Foster Road was quickly extinguished by firefighters Monday evening.

Shortly after 8 p.m., firefighters at Las Cruces Fire Station 2 learned of a fire at a nearby apartment complex at 810 Foster Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found a...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks with U.S. Flag in the background

The Las Cruces Fire Department is reminding residents of general guidelines and fireworks safety tips for the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

Fireworks allowed to be purchased and discharged in Las Cruces are ground and hand-held sparkling and smoking d...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Governor Signs Budget Adjustment Bill

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday authorized an amended Fiscal Year 2021 state budget, using her line-item veto authority to restore legislative cuts to public education and other areas while employing state reserves, spending reductions and federal ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Governor, Health Officials to Give Updates on COVID-19 Efforts

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1 to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

The news conference will be streamed li...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Griggs Walnut Groundwater Plume Superfund Project Monitoring Well Rehabilitation

Lane Closure

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), on behalf of the Joint Superfund Project, will be working on three monitoring wells between Tuesday, June 30, and Friday, July 10, during the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The three monitoring wells will have traffic control that ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Man Suspected in Armed Robbery Arrested after SWAT Callout

Darrion Jackson Arrest Mug

The man believed to be responsible for Monday’s armed robbery near a popular grocery store was located and arrested after an hours-long SWAT callout.

Darrion Jackson, 20, of the 2900 block of Tulip Circle, is charged with a second-degree felony c...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Police Investigate Shooting at Local Hotel

Police lights

Las Cruces police are investigating a shooting incident that’s believed to have injured two men at a local motel Monday evening.

About 9:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the report of a shooting at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 790 Avenida de Mesil...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Roadrunner Parkway Lane Closures (Update 2)

Lane Closure

Southbound Roadrunner Parkway from just north of Camino Real Middle School to Lohman Avenue will experience continued intermittent right lane closures for the installation of new telecommunications infrastructure. The revised project completion date is th...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Las Cruces Again Named Best Run City in NM Ranked #4 in U.S.

Front of City Hall

Las Cruces is once again ranked best-run city in New Mexico according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. The new ranking also lists Las Cruces as 4th best-run city in the nation with Albuquerque at 25 and El Paso at 40. This is the fourth consecuti...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Las Cruces Again Named Best Run City in NM Ranked #4 in U.S.

Front of City Hall

Las Cruces is once again ranked best-run city in New Mexico according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. The new ranking also lists Las Cruces as 4th best-run city in the nation with Albuquerque at 25 and El Paso at 40. This is the fourth consecuti...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Las Cruces Again Named Best Run City in NM, Ranked #4 in U.S.

Front of City Hall

Las Cruces is once again ranked as the best-run city in New Mexico according to WalletHub.com, a personal finance website. The new ranking also lists Las Cruces as the fourth best-run city in the U.S. with Albuquerque at 25 and El Paso at 40. This is the ...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 7

Road Work Ahead sign

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the city streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Monday, June 29 for the following locations:Canyon Point Road from Paseo De Onate to 150’ E. of Stone Canyon DriveS. Almendra St St...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Registration

Summer Program Flyer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section announces the 2020 Summer Recreation Program that will begin on Wednesday, July 15, and runs through Friday, August 7. The program will be free and includes complimentary breakfast and l...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Registration

Summer Program Flyer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section announces the 2020 Summer Recreation Program that will begin on Wednesday, July 15, and runs thru Friday, August 7. The program will be free and includes complimentary breakfast and lunc...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Program Registration

Summer Program Flyer

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section announces the 2020 Summer Recreation Program that will begin on Wednesday, July 15, and runs thru Friday, August 7. The program will be free and includes complimentary breakfast and lunc...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Big Tuna Counts On Natural Gas; LCU Delivers

PHOTO 1 BIG TUNA, LCU connects JUNE2020

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

When pipe manufacturer Big Tuna was looking for a new location to call home, three components were critical: a reliable supply of natural gas, the right weather, and a location near major customers in New Mexico, West...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

BIG TUNA COUNTS ON NATURAL GAS; LCU DELIVERS

PHOTO 1 BIG TUNA, LCU connects JUNE2020

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 06/26/20.

When pipe manufacturer Big Tuna was looking for a new location to call home, three components were critical: a reliable supply of natural gas, the right weather, and a loc...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Collaborates with NM Workfoce Connections to Create Virtual Job Fair Webinar for Caregivers

holding hands

Interested in becoming a caregiver in Las Cruces? The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Workforce Connections and Haciendas at Grace Village to create “Meet the Employer,” a virtual job f...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Collaborates with NM Workfoce Connections to Create Virtual Job Fair Webinar for Caregivers

holding hands

Interested in becoming a caregiver in Las Cruces? The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Workforce Connections and Haciendas at Grace Village to create “Meet the Employer,” a virtual job f...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Collaborates with NM Workfoce Connections to Create Virtual Job Fair Webinar for Caregivers

holding hands

Interested in becoming a caregiver in Las Cruces? The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Workforce Connections and Haciendas at Grace Village to create “Meet the Employer,” a virtual job f...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Oversight Committee Members

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee is a management committee and not a public board. City Council approved the creation of the Oversight Committee in November 2018 to continue the City&...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Oversight Committee Members

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee is a management committee and not a public board. City Council approved the creation of the Oversight Committee in November of 2018 to continue the City&...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Las Cruces Seeks Oversight Committee Members

Las Cruces City Hall

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee is a management committee and not a public board. City Council approved the creation of the Oversight Committee in November of 2018 to continue the City&...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Department of Health Reports Deaths Due to Methanol Poisoning From Hand Sanitizer

Department of Health Logo

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports three recent deaths from methanol poisoning. In addition to the three people who died, one person is permanently blind, and three others are still in critical condition. All seven people are believed to ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fourth of July Celebrates our Heroes

Celebrate our Heroes

There are just a few days left to enter the “Celebrating our Heroes” Virtual Electric Light Parade. Hosted by the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department, the Fourth of July virtual event is a tribute to all those who have k...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fourth of July Celebrates our Heroes

Celebrate our Heroes

There are just a few days left to enter the “Celebrating our Heroes” Virtual Electric Light Parade. Hosted by the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department, the Fourth of July virtual event is a tribute to all those who have k...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Independence Day Schedule 2020

three women holding on to sparklers with a flag in the background

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected.The following is a list of closures:

  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center
  • Frank O&rs...
Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Independence Day Schedule 2020

three women holding on to sparklers with a flag in the background

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected.The following is a list of closures:

  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center
  • Frank O&rs...
Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Interactive Video Inspection a Win-Win for Las Cruces

City Employee doing computer work

When the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department established its standard operating procedures for Interactive Video Inspection (IVI) in January 2020, the goal was to introduce an innovative alternative to on-site construction inspections. Wit...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Interactive Video Inspection a Win-Win for Las Cruces

City Employee doing computer work

When the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department established its standard operating procedures for Interactive Video Inspection (IVI) in January 2020, the goal was to introduce an innovative alternative to on-site construction inspections. Wit...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Interactive Video Inspection a Win-Win for Las Cruces

City Employee doing computer work

When the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department established its standard operating procedures for Interactive Video Inspection (IVI) in January 2020, the goal was to introduce an innovative alternative to on-site construction inspections. Wit...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kudos to Oscar Guerrero

image of Oscar Guerrero

To: Oscar Guerrero, Sr. Engineer Technician

From: The Engineering and Architecture Program, Oscar’s Team

Oscar Guerrero graduated from NMSU on May 16, 2020, earning his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Oscar works full-time in the Enginee...

Read on...

Kudos to the City
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Missing Girl Located

Destiny Arrellano

Destiny Arrellano, the 13-year-old Las Cruces girl reported missing on June 17, was located Thursday and is said to be in good condition.

The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who helped disseminate information on this missing person case.

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue Begins June 29

Lane Closure (1)

Shoulder work on W. Hadley Ave. between Reymond Street and 1st Street for westbound traffic will be starting Monday, June 29 for telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to take up to eight working days.Motorists wanting to avoid any possible...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Five Finalists for City Manager Named

Front of city hall

The Las Cruces City Council has selected five finalists from a short list of nine to continue through the selection process for city manager.The five finalists are:Estrella Escobar, Former Senior Advisor to the President, University of Texas at El Paso, E...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Five Finalists for City Manager Named

Front of city hall

The Las Cruces City Council has selected five finalists from a short list of nine to continue through the selection process for city manager.The five finalists are:Estrella Escobar, Former Senior Advisor to the President, University of Texas at El Paso, E...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Five Finalists for City Manager Named

Front of city hall

The Las Cruces City Council has selected five finalists from a short list of nine to continue through the selection process for city manager.The five finalists are:Estrella Escobar, Former Senior Advisor to the President, University of Texas at El Paso, E...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Suspect Arrested in Wednesday’s Robbery, Shooting

Mug Shot of Samuel Pinon

Police have arrested the man suspected in Wednesday’s armed robbery and shooting that critically injured a 16-year-old boy near the Casa Bandera Apartments.

Samuel L. “Sammy” Pinon, 18, of the 3600 block of Sienna Avenue, is c...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Suspect Arrested in Wednesday’s Robbery, Shooting

Mug Shot of Samuel Pinon

Police have arrested the man suspected in Wednesday’s armed robbery and shooting that critically injured a 16-year-old boy near the Casa Bandera Apartments.

Samuel L. “Sammy” Pinon, 18, of the 3600 block of Sienna Avenue, is c...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Government's Strategic Business Plans Reviewed by City Council

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

Numerous accomplishments through the development and implementation of strategic business plans by City government departments were cited during a Monday, June 22 Las Cruces City Council work session.

In Spring 2017 the Mayor, City Council, and City leader...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Government's Strategic Business Plans Reviewed by City Council

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

Numerous accomplishments through the development and implementation of strategic business plans by City government departments were cited during a Monday, June 22 Las Cruces City Council work session.

In Spring 2017 the Mayor, City Council, and City leader...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Governor, Health Officials to Give Press Update on COVID 19 Updates

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

WHAT: Remote news conference regarding New Mexico&...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Las Cruces Ranked #50 Best Small City of 100 in 2020 Report

Photo of Las Cruces with mountains in the background

Just as the nation gets back on its feet and cities begin to reopen for business, a new report touts Las Cruces as a city full of sunny weather, great outdoor activities, and an airport undergoing renovations that will greatly improve interconnectivity fo...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Las Cruces Ranked #50 Best Small City of 100 in 2020 Report

Photo of Las Cruces with mountains in the background

Just as the nation gets back on its feet and cities begin to reopen for business, a new report touts Las Cruces as a city full of sunny weather, great outdoor activities, and an airport undergoing renovations that will greatly improve interconnectivity fo...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Las Cruces Ranked 50th Best Small City of 100 in 2020 Report

Photo of Las Cruces with mountains in the background

Just as the U.S. gets back on its feet and cities begin to reopen for business, a new report touts Las Cruces as a city full of sunny weather, great outdoor activities, and an airport undergoing renovations that will greatly improve interconnectivity for ...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Map Showing Areas Where Stray Animals Have Been Reported Within the City is Now Available

Animal Control Vehicle

A map that shows the areas in the City where dogs, cats, and other animals are reported as strays is now available for public viewing on the City of Las Cruces website, at las-cruces.org. The map is read-only but shows the areas where dogs, cats, and othe...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Map Showing Areas Where Stray Animals Have Been Reported Within the City is Now Available on the Cit

Animal Control Vehicle

A map that shows the areas in the City where dogs, cats, and other animals are reported as strays is now available for public viewing on the City of Las Cruces website, at las-cruces.org. The map is read-only but shows the areas where dogs, cats, and othe...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Map Showing Areas Where Stray Animals Have Been Reported Within the City is Now Available on the Cit

Animal Control Truck

A map that shows the areas in the City where dogs, cats, and other animals are reported as strays is now available for public viewing on the City of Las Cruces website, at las-cruces.org. The map is read-only but shows the areas where dogs, cats, and othe...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Update: Alameda Boulevard Detour for Southbound Traffic

Lane Closure (1)

Repair work on the southbound lane on Alameda Boulevard has been completed and the southbound lane has been re-opened. The northbound lanes remain closed, and detour for traffic traveling north on Alameda Boulevard remains in place.(Message previously sen...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Youth Leadership Summer Camp Registration Begins Tomorrow, June 25

Kids playing wtih a giant parachute

A drive-through registration for the Las Cruces Police Department’s sixth annual Youth Leadership Summer Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at Lynn Middle School, 950 S. Walnut St.

The free camp – modified this year to help ens...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Youth Leadership Summer Camp Registration is Thursday

Youth Leadership Summer Camp

A drive-thru registration for the Las Cruces Police Department’s sixth annual Youth Leadership Summer Camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at Lynn Middle School.

The free camp – modified this year to help ensure safety during...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Branigan Library Service Update

Child reading 1

Branigan Library will begin the process of installing new shelving in the Children’s Department on June 29, 2020. During this time, children’s fiction, non-fiction and picture books will be unavailable for hold or pick-up. Please reser...

Read on...

Branigan Library Online Catalog Library News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Community Inspired Design Unveiled for Unidad Park GO Bond Rehabilitation

Unidad Park Image Map to Locate Features in the Park

Las Cruces has a great virtual opportunity to weigh in for a second time on the rehabilitation of a beloved landmark, Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley Ave. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlin...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Community Inspired Design Unveiled for Unidad Park GO Bond Rehabilitation

Unidad Park Image Map to Locate Features in the Park

Las Cruces has a great virtual opportunity to weigh in for a second time on the rehabilitation of a beloved landmark, Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlines a...

Read on...

Community and Economic Development
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Community Inspired Design Unveiled for Unidad Park GO Bond Rehabilitation

Unidad Park Image Map to Locate Features in the Park

Las Cruces has a great virtual opportunity to weigh in for a second time on the rehabilitation of a beloved landmark, Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlines a...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Unidad Park Design

Unidad Park Image Map to Locate Features in the Park

Las Cruces has a great virtual opportunity to weigh in for a second time on the rehabilitation of a beloved landmark, Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlines a...

Read on...

Hot Topics
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Unidad Park Design

Unidad Park Image Map to Locate Features in the Park

Las Cruces has a great virtual opportunity to weigh in for a second time on the rehabilitation of a beloved landmark, Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley. The City of Las Cruces invites community members to watch an engaging presentation that outlines a...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 22, 2020

JIC Notes June 22, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County 

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org 

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organization...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Police Arrest Man Who Tried to Disarm Officer

Booking photo of Sergio Sotelo

A man suspected of throwing rocks at a hospital security officer and attempting to disarm a Las Cruces police officer was arrested late Sunday evening.

Sergio Sotelo, 26, of the 1600 block of Valencia Drive, is charged with two fourth-degree felony counts ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2020

City of Las Cruces Urges Safe Use of Fireworks

Cone fireworks on ground

Due to dry weather conditions in Las Cruces that are expected to continue through the Fourth of July holiday, and worsening drought conditions across much of New Mexico, City officials are urging Las Cruces residents to use fireworks safely. On T...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 21, 2020

City of Las Cruces Urges Safe Use of Fireworks

Cone fireworks on ground

Due to dry weather conditions in Las Cruces that are expected to continue through the Fourth of July holiday, and worsening drought conditions across much of New Mexico, City officials are urging Las Cruces residents to use fireworks safely. On T...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Good Time to Sign up for Natural Gas in Talavera Neighborhoods

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER McGarvey Family pool_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

The construction phase of a multi-phase project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. Now the very first customer is connected and pleased that ...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Good Time to Sign up for Natural Gas in Talavera Neighborhoods

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER McGarvey Family pool_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 06/21/20. 

The construction phase of a multi-phase project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. No...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: June 20, 2020

JIC Notes June 19, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County 

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizatio...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Selection Process Continues in Determining Next City Manager

City Council

A Special Las Cruces City Council meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 and will be followed by a closed meeting as the council begins its determination of who will be the next City Manager. The special meeting will take place virtually via Zoo...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Selection Process Continues in Determining Next City Manager

City Council

A Special Las Cruces City Council meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 and will be followed by a closed meeting as the council begins its determination of who will be the next City Manager. The special meeting will take place virtually via&...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Food Delivery Efforts from Children, Youth and Families Department

image of Governors logo

The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Human Services Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) are working together in a public-private partnership to feed more than 3,000 New Mexicans who are food ins...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Is it smelly water…or dried drains?

PHOTO 1 WATER HEATER

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) delivers approximately seven (7) billion gallons of safe, fresh, and clean water to residential and business customers every year.

Occasionally a customer calls about a bad smell that seems t...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Is it smelly water…or dried drains?

PHOTO 1 WATER HEATER

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 06/19/20.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) delivers approximately seven (7) billion gallons of safe, fresh, and clean water to residential and business customers every year.

Occasionally a...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Maintenance and Repair Scheduled for Park Gateway Facilities

Orange Barrel in the middle of the roadway with vehicles in the background

Archway maintenance and repair is scheduled for the Entrada del Sol Gateway, located at 711 E. Hadley Ave. (NE corner of E. Hadley Ave. and N. Manzanita St. in the Mesquite Historic District) and the Jardin de Mesquite Gateway, located at 1039 N. Tornillo...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Strategic Business Plan Accomplishments to be Discussed by City Council at June 22 Work Session

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 to discuss accomplishments City government departments have made through the development and implementation of strategic business plans. 

Monday’s work session will be...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

JIC Notes June 15, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

JIC Notes June 17, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org   

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizatio...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

NM Flags to be Lowered to Commemorate Juneteenth

COVID-19

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered state flags to half-staff in observance of Juneteenth.

State flags will be flown at half-staff beginning sundown Thursday through sundown Saturday.

Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves o...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Smoke Advisory for New Mexico

Department of Health Logo

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department today issue a smoke advisory for the Rio Grande Valley from Taos to Las Cruces and all surrounding communities from 9 p.m. tonight through noon tomorrow, June 19 due to smoke fr...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Smoke Advisory in Effect in New Mexico

Department of Health Logo

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the New Mexico Environment Department has issued a smoke advisory for the Rio Grande Valley, from Taos to Las Cruces and all surrounding communities, through at least noon today, June 19, due to smoke from m...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Governor Includes Business and Tax Relief, Public Safety Reform, Election Changes, Other Items for S

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will ask the New Mexico Legislature to consider tax relief for individuals, loans for small businesses and local governments, police reform and election improvements, among other topics, when it meets in a special session begin...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Public Hearing to Discuss Transfer of Location of Dispenser Liquor License

Image of City Hall

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will conduct a Public Hearing for an application for a Transfer of Location of Dispenser Liquor License No. 0072 with Package Sales Only for Pic Quik Stores Inc., doing business as Pic Quik Store No....

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Series Announced

Music downtown

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series is going virtual featuring an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists performing in the 2020 Virtual Music in ...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Series Announced

Music downtown

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series is going virtual featuring an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists performing in the 2020 Virtual Music in ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2020 Virtual Music in the Park Series Announced

Music downtown

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Music in the Park Series is going virtual featuring an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists performing in the 2020 Virtual Music in ...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Mesilla Valley MPO Goes Virtual for Mobility 2045

Map of the Mesilla Valley MPO

It is virtually easier than ever to help shape the future of transportation in the Mesilla Valley, and there are only a few days left to contribute input for the region’s transportation plan. The Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Roadrunner Parkway Lane Closures Update

Road Work Ahead sign

Southbound Roadrunner Parkway from just north of Camino Real Middle School to Lohman Avenue will experience continued intermittent right lane closures as new telecommunications infrastructure is installed.The project is anticipated to take three weeks to ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Receive A National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in Las Cruces.

An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens understanding o...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Receive A National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Las Cruces. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens understanding of our...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

2019 - 2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 5

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday June 15, 2020 for the following locations:Daffodil Lane from Petunia Lane to Hyacinth StreetBurgers Drive from&nb...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Council to Consider Forming a TIDD at Former Las Cruces Country Club

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday for a regularly scheduled meeting and will consider adoption of a resolution declaring the City’s intent that could lead to the formation of a Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) for p...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

First Customer Connects to LCU Natural Gas in Talavera Subdivision

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER, McGarvey Family, pool

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

The construction phase of a $6.2 million project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. Now, the very first customer is connected and pleased tha...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 12, 2020

FIRST CUSTOMER CONNECTS TO LCU NATURAL GAS IN TALAVERA SUBDIVISION

PHOTO 1 FIRST TALAVERA GAS CUSTOMER McGarvey Family pool_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 6/12/20. 

The construction phase of a $6.2 million project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. No...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: June 12, 2020

JIC Notes June 10, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

JIC Notes June 12, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Window Cleaning Scheduled for Branigan Library and Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transit Terminal

Thomas Branigan Library

As part of the City’s commitment to keeping its facilities in a clean, safe, and well-maintained condition, along with providing responsive customer service, Facilities Management has contracted with a local firm to clean the interior and exteri...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Window Cleanings Scheduled for Branigan Library and Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transit Terminal

Thomas Branigan Library

As part of the City’s commitment to keeping its facilities in a clean, safe, and well-maintained condition, along with providing responsive customer service, Facilities Management has contracted with a local firm to clean the interior and exteri...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Breweries Permitted ‘Soft’ Reopening

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced June 11 the state’s emergency public health order was amended to permit a limited reopening for breweries this past weekend followed by a broader reopening beginning today, Monday, June 15.

Bars – d...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Breweries Permitted ‘Soft’ Reopening This Weekend

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday, June 11, announced the state’s emergency public health order will be amended to permit a limited reopening for breweries this weekend followed by a broader reopening on Monday, June 15.

Under the amended o...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Breweries Permitted ‘Soft’ Reopening This Weekend

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state’s emergency public health order will be amended to permit a limited reopening for breweries this weekend followed by a broader reopening on Monday, June 15.

Under the amended order, whic...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

New Mexico Hospitality Association Announces the New Mexico Safe Promise

NM Safe Promise

The New Mexico Hospitality Association (NMHA) and the state’s hospitality and tourism industry announced Tuesday, June 9 the launch of the New Mexico Safe Promise campaign. The initiative invites all New Mexicans to make a personal commitment to...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 9, 2020

New Mexico Hospitality Association Announces the New Mexico Safe Promise

NM Safe Promise

The New Mexico Hospitality Association (NMHA) and the state’s hospitality and tourism industry announced today the launch of the New Mexico Safe Promise campaign. The initiative invites all New Mexicans to make a personal commitment to follow CO...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Road Maintenance Various Streets

Truck Applying Chip Seal Material to Road

Streets Management will be applying a surface treatment on various streets, beginning Thursday, June 11, which are scheduled to be completed the same business day. This schedule is subject to change. 

For the public’s convenience, crews ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

City Council Approves Resolution Encouraging Use of Face Coverings

City Council

Las Cruces City Council has unanimously approved Resolution 20-167 at today’s Special Council Meeting, Monday, June 8, which encourages the public to wear face coverings in retail and commercial business in the city limits due to the Corona Viru...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

City Council Has Approved Resolution Encouraging Use of Face Coverings

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved Resolution 20-167 at a Special Council Meeting, on Monday, June 8, which encourages the public to wear face coverings in retail and commercial businesses in the city limits due to the Corona Virus pandemic....

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Fourth of July Celebrates our Heroes!

drawing on the sidewalk

The annual “Electric Light Parade” is going virtual and lights are optional for this parade. The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announces, “Celebrating our Heroes” Virtual Electric Light Parade. ...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Fourth of July Celebrates our Heroes!

drawing on the sidewalk

The annual “Electric Light Parade” is going virtual and lights are optional for this parade. The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announces, “Celebrating our Heroes” Virtual Electric Light Parade. ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Fourth of July Celebrates our Heroes!

Celebrate our Heroes! (graphic art)

The annual “Electric Light Parade” is going virtual and lights are optional for this parade. The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announces, “Celebrating our Heroes” Virtual Electric Light Parade. ...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 8, 2020

JIC Notes June 8, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Extra cleaning at Las Cruces Utilities to Protect Against COVID-19

PHOTO 1 JARED DOVER SANITIZING MACHINE

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

While the City of Las Cruces is starting to reopen its departments to the public and adjusting to the “new normal” of day-to-day life, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is more focused than ever on precau...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Extra cleaning at Las Cruces Utilities to Protect Against COVID-19

PHOTO 1 JARED DOVER SANITIZING MACHINE

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6/7/20.

While the City of Las Cruces is starting to reopen its departments to the public and adjusting to the “new normal” of day-to-day life, Las Cruces U...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: June 5, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 4

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Monday, June 8 for the following locations:

  •          Stewart Lane from N. Valley Drive to Ninth S...
Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Construction Notice

Lane Closure with barrels

Alameda Blvd. from Chestnut Ave. to Parker Rd. will experience southbound shoulder work starting Saturday, June 6 for the installation of new communication infrastructure. It is estimated that this work will take Saturday and Monday June 8 to complete.&am...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Governor Elevates Racial Justice to Center of Administration

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced her intent to appoint a racial justice czar within the Governor’s Office and an advisory Council for Racial Justice to monitor state institutions and hold them accountable for ending systemic rac...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Governor Releases Additional Summer Resources for Families

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced additional resources for New Mexico families interested in summer youth programming. Through a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs, Public Education Department, Early Childhood Education...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

JIC Notes June 5, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Parks & Recreation Moves to Next Phases of Re-Opening Plan

Cartoon Ziggy with back toward you  turning around to look at you

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will continue implementing its phased reopening plan which will extend hours for certain specialty parks and open new public spaces. The first limited reopening under Phase One (Green Phase) has pro...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Parks & Recreation Moves to Next Phases of Re-Opening Plan

Cartoon Ziggy with back toward you  turning around to look at you

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will continue implementing its phased reopening plan which will extend hours for certain specialty parks and open new public spaces. The first limited reopening under Phase One (Green Phase) has pro...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Parks & Recreation Moves to Next Phases of Re-Opening Plan

Cartoon Ziggy with back toward you  turning around to look at you

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will continue implementing its phased reopening plan which will extend hours for certain specialty parks and open new public spaces. The first limited reopening under Phase One (Green Phase) has pro...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue

Orange Barrel in the middle of the roadway with vehicles in the background

There will be shoulder work on W. Hadley Avenue between 17th Street and Valley Drive for the west bound traffic starting Wednesday, June 10 for telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to take up to ten working days. 

Motorists wantin...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Special City Council Meeting to Discuss Resolution on Face Coverings on June 8

City Council

Las Cruces City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, June 8, immediately following the regularly scheduled Work Session at 1 p.m., to discuss a resolution for the Council’s consideration. The Resolution encourages the public to we...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Special City Council Meeting to Discuss Resolution on Face Coverings on June 8

City Council

Las Cruces City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, June 8, immediately following the regularly scheduled Work Session at 1 p.m., to discuss a resolution for the Council’s consideration. The Resolution encourages the public to we...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Window Cleaning Scheduled for Museums

A photo of the exterior of Branigan Cultural Center

As part of the City’s commitment to keeping its facilities in a clean, safe, and well-maintained condition, along with providing responsive customer service, Facilities Management has contracted with a local firm to clean the interior and exteri...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Fourth of July Celebration – A Virtual Twist on Tradition

Fireworks display

The annual City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration will go the way of many public events at this time – canceled spectator and large group events due to the continuing virus pandemic. While the traditional Electric Light Parade and Communi...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Fourth of July Celebration – A Virtual Twist on Tradition

Fireworks display

The annual City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration will go the way of many public events at this time – canceled spectator and large group events due to the continuing virus pandemic. While the traditional Electric Light Parade and Communi...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Rises to the COVID Crisis

PHOTO 2 OVERFLOWING ROLLOFF APR2020

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 5/29/20

You didn’t really think you were the only one tackling spring cleaning or a new home renovation during the stay-at-home orders, did you? On the streets you might h...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: May 28, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 3

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday June 1, 2020 for the following:

  • Ottawa Court form Osage Court to Cul-de-Sac
  • Broadview Place from Broadview Road to Cul-de-Sac
  • Boxster Way ...
Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 3

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday June 1, 2020 for the following:

  • Ottawa Court form Osage Court to Cul-de-Sac
  • Broadview Place from Broadview Road to Cul-de-Sac
  • Boxster Way ...
Read on...

Public Works News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Special Olympics Torch Run to be Held Friday Morning

Special Olympics group picture.

Law enforcement officers from southern New Mexico, including from the Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico State Police and Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, will participate in a modified version of the 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run on Fri...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Special Olympics Torch Run to be Held Friday Morning

Special Olympics group picture.

Law enforcement officers from southern New Mexico, including from the Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico State Police and Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, will participate in a modified version of the 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run on Fri...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: May 26, 2020

LCFD Assists in Covid-19 Testing Sites

Police Badge

The Las Cruces Fire Department and New Mexico National Guard assisted the New Mexico Department of Health during a Covid-19 testing event on May 20.

Lt. Tibor Kocsis and firefighter Kristin Wahlen, both paramedics with LCFD, assisted during the Test and Go...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

LCFD Assists in Covid-19 Testing Sites

Police Badge

The Las Cruces Fire Department and New Mexico National Guard assisted the New Mexico Department of Health during a Covid-19 testing event on May 20.

Lt. Tibor Kocsis and firefighter Kristin Wahlen, both paramedics with LCFD, assisted during the Test and Go...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Silver Alert for Missing Las Cruces Man

Missing person Erwing Witt

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 74-year-old Las Cruces man who was reported missing early Monday morning and could be in danger if not located soon.

Erwing Witt was last seen about 12 a.m. Monday, May 26, at his home on the ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Silver Alert for Missing Las Cruces Man

Missing person Erwing Witt

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 74-year-old Las Cruces man who was reported missing early Monday morning and could be in danger if not located soon.

Erwing Witt was last seen about 12 a.m. Monday, May 26, at his home on the ...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Water Outage Planned on Lester Avenue

Red fire-hydrant

The City of Las Cruces Utilities will be replacing a fire hydrant on Maple Avenue and Lester Avenue on Thursday, May 28. This activity will begin at 9 a.m. and may affect the water service for residents on Lees Drive from Lester Avenue to Nevada Avenue.

Bu...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Customers Count on Hard-Working Las Cruces Utilities Staff

PHOTO 1 RAY LUCERO FIELD SERVICES (002)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 5/24/20

It’s been a rough few Coronavirus weeks for everyone. However, every day Las Cruces residents have been able to count on their utilities and count on the Las Cruce...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: May 18, 2020

TEMPORARY ROLL-OFFS SERVICED FREQUENTLY, COLLECTED 50+ TONS OF TRASH

51 plus tons

Community Snapshot: 5/18/20

In an effort to prevent illegal dumping during the temporary closure of Solid Waste facilities during the last week in April, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) placed three roll-off containers around Las Cruces. Robin Lawrence, deputy ...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: May 17, 2020

LCU Lush and Lean: Tips for Home Gardening

PHOTO 1 CEREUS AND GAILLARDIA water wise plantings joni newcomer_ (2)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 5/17/20

The wildly popular Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Lush and Lean Workshops are not happening in-person this spring, but here are some valuable Lush and Lean tips for sprucing up ...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Residents Can Save Millions of Gallons of Drinking Water Currently Lost to Leaks

PHOTO 1 Continuous Consumption Water Leak_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 5/10/20

The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology attached to your water meter now provides information about water usage to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) that has never be...

Read on...

Utilities
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Pure and Clean: Las Cruces Tap Water Passes the Test(s)

Little drinking water

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 5/8/20

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people rushed to buy water in plastic bottles – just in case.

But Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers can skip waiting in lines f...

Read on...

Utilities
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...

Read on...

Senior Programs
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

Grass with Water on it Close up

 Citywide spring/summer water restrictions began April 1st. 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 add...

Read on...

News Releases
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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Senior Programs Continues Drive-through and Home-Delivered Meal Service through April 30

Spaguetti with Marinara sauce on top

In accordance with the updated emergency ‘stay-at-home’ order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will continue to provide essential meal services at each of its five centers through April 30, ...

Read on...

Senior Programs
Posted on: March 27, 2020

JIC Notes March 27, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 27, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

Police chief: had calls related to the public health order, violating. Designated one officer ro&a...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

JIC Notes March 26, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. 

 

  1. City of Anthony 

Except for police departmentthe city has been closed since T...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

Department of Health Logo

New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

Department of Health Logo

New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 24 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

JIC Notes March 24, 2020

Image of the Covid-19

 

  1. City of Anthony 

No update Wednesday.  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Maintaining same conditions; asked for assistance from other agencies on addressing needs of vulnerable populations. Amanda...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Waste Excavation/Relocation

waste removal

In recent days, residents in the Paseo de Onate area may have noticed digging and removal of material. This project is related to the long-planned removal of layers of old trash from the City of Las Cruces pre-1965 landfill on the city’s eastsid...

Read on...

Hot Topics
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

Department of Health Logo

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

Department of Health Logo

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center March 20, 2020

COVID-19

 

  1. City of Anthony 

No operational changes  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Two city employees are out sick, so efforts are underway to ramp up cleaning and disinfecting all operations for&nb...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/18/2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center  March 18, 2020   

  1. City of Anthony 

No report.   

  1. City of Sunland Park 

A few changes todayThe Community Economic ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/17/2020

Image of Coronavirus

COVID19 Joint Information CenterMarch 17, 2020

1. City of Anthony

No report Tuesday.

2. City of Sunland Park

No changes from yesterday – City is still using the two fire stations for quarantine. The library, since it is closed until April 6, will be...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/16/2020

Image of Coronavirus

COVID19 Joint Information CenterMarch 16, 2020 Updated: 1:37 p.m. 

  1. City of Anthony 

As of now, City Council meetings are canceled. The Motor Vehicle Division, City Hall Front Desk and Police Records and has limit...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

COVID-19: Messages from City Council/Mensaje del Cabildo

Image of Coronavirus

City Council Messages/Mensajes del Cabildo

Mayor Ken Miyagishima and the other six city councilors are reaching out to the community with helpful coronavirus information through a new bi-lingual, multi-media campaign. In a series of videos, the councilors ...

Read on...

Hot Topics
Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Las Cruces Logo

Stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding the coronavirus.

Additional Info... Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Get Around the City

kid at the museum

Find out more about our local transit system.

Additional Info... Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Photo of several UTV or Utility Terrain Vehicles side by side

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

The new City ordinance, which takes effect March 13, will allow s...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Off-Highway Motor Vehicles

senior program

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

Read on...

Quality of Life
Posted on: March 5, 2020

UTVs Allowed

Photo of several UTV or Utility Terrain Vehicles side by side

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

Las Cruces City Council recently made changes to a municipal ordinance that will soon allow some – but not all – off-highway motor vehicles to be permitted on city roads.

 The new City...

Read on...

Hot Topics
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 &...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

Desert-Triangle-Logo

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

November 1 - January 4, 2020

Museum of Art

491 N. Main St.

541.2137

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features serigraphs, relief prints, and lithographs by artists based primarily from El Paso, Albuquerque, and Tucson. In addition, ...

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

Greetings-from-Las-Cruces

Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

Exhibition by Leslie Coburn Hudson

October 4 – January 25

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

This exhibition highlights the remarkable record of Las Cruces and the surrou...

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

Mesquite-District

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

July 5 - October 19, 2019 

Learn about the history of the oldest neighborhood in Las Cruces. Enjoy community photographs and stories from the Mesquite Historic District, and share your o...

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

River Stories

River-Stories

River Stories

Exhibit by Zeke Pena

August 2 – September 21, 2019

Explore narratives of oral history, folklore, and popular culture unique to indigenous and Latinx communities living along the Rio Grande.

Branigan Cultural Center 501 N. Main St. 541....

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

Voices-for-Change

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

September 21 – October 26, 2019

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a Commitment to Residents

image of Parks Master Plan Cover

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a commitment to residents and visitors that the City is dedicated to the health and welfare of the community through investment in parks and recreation facilities. The Parks & Recreation Mas...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Get Notified of City News and Stay Informed!

person receiving emails on their phone

The City of Las Cruces would like to inform you that you can now sign-up for all kinds of City news! Simply click on the link to the Notify Me sign-up page. You'll have numerous options to select, from Community Alerts, the City Manager Report, Parks and ...

Learn more...

Notify Me Hot Topics
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Animal of the Month: Big Bend Slider

Image of a Bing Bend Slider turtle sitting on a log.

Animal of the Month July 2019: Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) 

Also known as the Mexican Plateau Slider, this species of turtle is endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This species of turtle is only found in the Rio ...

Read on...

Museum News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

Image of half of a face showing ear with sound waves going in ear

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...

Read on...

City Manager Report
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Personal to Political

Personal-to-Political_image

There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press presents fourteen artists who capture the personal narratives an...

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 3, 2019

The Front Porch

The-Front-Porch

Storm Sermay's photographs provide a survey of local front porches, offering a unique glimpse into life and culture in Las Cruces.

May 3, 2019 - July 20, 2019 at Branigan Cultural Center

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 1, 2019

From the Ground up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition

Ceramics

Museum of Art

August 2, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Ceramic artists living and working throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the United States exhibit utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. From the Ground Up is a biennial exhibition brought to you by the Museum o...

Read on...

Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Amending America

Amending America exhibit

Have you ever wondered how the Bill of Rights was created - and how it has been changed? This exhibit illustrates how America came to have the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records A...

Read on...

Museum Exhibits