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Posted on: September 28, 2020

243,000 New Mexico Children to Get Extended Pandemic EBT Benefits

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New Mexico families will receive more than $45 million in additional food benefits – enough to feed almost 244,000 vulnerable children – following federal approval of the state’s amended Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 28, 2020

243,000 NM Children to Get Extended P-EBT Benefits

New Mexico Health and Human Services Logo

New Mexico families will receive more than $45 million in additional food benefits – enough to feed almost 244,000 vulnerable children – following federal approval of the state’s amended Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer P...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

City Council to Meet September 28 for a Work Session

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, Sept. 28 via video conference for a regularly scheduled work session.

The work session will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The work session will also be avail...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields at the Branigan Cultural Center

Dolores Huerta making a speech

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Oct. 17, 2020 through Jan. 9, 2021.

The exhibition shares the compelling story of legendary activist and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields at the Branigan Cultural Center

Dolores Huerta making a speech

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center from October 17, 2020 through January 9, 2021. The exhibition shares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Do...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

Frenger pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 1 for annual inspection. The pool will reopen Monday, Nov. 2. 

During the temporary closure, lap swimming and general exercise will be available by reservation...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

Frenger pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr., will be closed Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, November 1 for annual inspection. The pool will reopen Monday, November 2.

During the temporary closure, lap swimming and general exercise will be available by reservation...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Frenger Pool to Close for Annual Inspection

Frenger pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr., will be closed Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, November 1 for annual inspection. The pool will reopen Monday, November 2. 

During the temporary closure, lap swimming and general exercise will be available by re...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Kudos to Horacio Marmolejo, Joe Maez, and Antonio Perez

Kudos to Horacio, Joe, and Antonio

To: Horacio Marmolejo HEAVY EQUIP OP,  Joe Maez SR PARKS MAINT WKR, Antonio Perez Soto HEAVY EQUIP OP

From: Carolynn Henry, Home Owner in Legends West

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE 3 GENTLEMEN THAT CLOSED OFF THE WEST END OF THE SAN MIGUEL PATH LEAVING A...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Most Auto Burglaries are Preventable

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The overwhelming majority of auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain sight, and vehicles are parked unattended and unlocked.

 

Most auto burglary perpetrators simply cr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Most Auto Burglaries are Preventable

auto burglary prevention

The overwhelming majority of auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain sight, and vehicles parked unattended and unlocked.

 

Most auto burglary perpetrators simply cruise...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2020

Changes in Utilities Development Impact Fees Benefit City Growth

LCU DIF_TABLE

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09/27/20.

At the Las Cruces City Council (City Council) Work Session on September 14, Council approved the reduction of the water development impact fees (DIF) and the increase of the wastewat...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 26, 2020

Online City Services Down for Maintenance

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There are two City of Las Cruces online services that are currently undergoing maintenance and one will be shut down through Monday - the other through October 10. Those services are the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Online Utility Bill Pay and the City&...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 26, 2020

Online City Services Down for Maintenance

Paper bill in one hand, money in a different hand, being exchanged

There are two City of Las Cruces online services that are currently undergoing maintenance and one will be shut down through Monday - the other through October 10. Those services are the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Online Utility Bill Pay and the City's 31...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: September 26, 2020

Online City Services Down for Maintenance

Paper bill in one hand, money in a different hand, being exchanged

There are two City of Las Cruces online services that are currently undergoing maintenance and one will be shut down through Monday - the other through October 10. Those services are the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Online Utility Bill Pay and the City&...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

City Council to Meet September 28 for a Work Session

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, Sept. 28 via video conference for a regularly scheduled work session. 

The work session will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The work session will also...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 25, 2020

City Council to Meet September 28 for a Work Session

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, Sept. 28 via video conference for a regularly scheduled work session.

The work session will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The work session will also be avail...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Youngs Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will expand the Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follows COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/091820-PHO...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Youngs Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will expand the Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follows COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/091820-PHO...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Youngs Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will expand the Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follows COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/091820-PHO...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Simple Techniques to Reduce COVID Exposure: Las Cruces Utilities Stays Safe

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/25/20.

Back in March, change happened quickly for everyone. At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), the exception was that the services the staff provides to residents – gas, water, and trash dispos...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Updated COVID Funding Report Available on City Website

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An updated COVID Funding Report of Las Cruces City Council allocations for COVID-19 response is now available to the public on the City of Las Cruces website. 

The updated report can be found online at https://www.las-cruces.org/DocumentC...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Updated COVID Funding Report Available on City Website

Front of City Hall

An updated COVID Funding Report of Las Cruces City Council allocations for COVID-19 response is now available to the public on the City of Las Cruces website. 

The updated report can be found online at https://www.las-cruces.org/DocumentC...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Reward Offered for Info on Whereabouts of Wanted Subjects

Espina Fatal Crash pic collage

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps police locate the occupants of a vehicle that struck and killed a man on Monday evening.

 

Heather Mariah Grace Funk, 40, and 34-year-old Earnest Thomas F...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Warrants Issued for Occupants of Fatal Hit-and-Run Vehicle

Espina Fatal Crash pic collage

Police are looking for a 40-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man who is believed to be the occupants of the vehicle that struck and killed a Las Cruces man Monday evening.

 

Heather Mariah Grace Funk, 40, and 34-year-old Earnest Thomas Fudge were b...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Crime Prevention Event Provides VIN Etching on UTVs, Motorcycles

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Las Cruces police and The Power Center will co-host a free vehicle identification number etching and VIN inspection event on Saturday, Sept. 26 specifically for utility terrain vehicles, side-by-sides, and motorcycles.

 

The free Crime Prevention E...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Crime Prevention Event Provides VIN Etching on UTVs, Motorcycles

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Las Cruces police and The Power Center are co-hosting a free vehicle identification number etching and VIN inspection event on Saturday specifically for utility terrain vehicles, side-by-sides, and motorcycles.

 

The free Crime Prevention Event wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

N.M. Updates High-risk States Under Quarantine Order

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The state of New Mexico, pursuant to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order requiring quarantine for out-of-state visitors arriving from high-risk states, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, amended the list of states from which visitors and arriving...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

New Mexico Updates Its High-risk States Under Quarantine Order

COVID-19

The state of New Mexico, pursuant to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order requiring quarantine for out-of-state visitors arriving from high-risk states, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, amended the list of states from which visitors and arriving...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Scam Telephone Calls are Coming from Police Impersonators

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Las Cruces police are warning residents of potential scam telephone calls that are trying to entice call recipients to respond to the scene of a crash or provide personal or financial information.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Las Cruces police serge...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Scam Telephone Calls from Police Impersonators

lady receiving a scam call on her cellphone

Las Cruces police are warning residents of potential scam telephone calls that are trying to entice call recipients to respond to the scene of a crash or provide personal or financial information.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Las Cruces police serge...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Thursday: Governor, State Officials to Give Press Update on COVID-19 Efforts, Election

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response, as well as 2020 fall election preparations.

What: Remote news conference with state officials

When: Thursday...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Thursday: Governor, State Officials to Give Press Update on COVID-19 Efforts, Election

image of Governors logo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference tomorrow afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response, as well as 2020 fall election preparations.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state offi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Adopts New Version of Utility Terrain Vehicle Ordinance

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council has repealed and replaced the City’s Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) ordinance with a new version. The council’s action came during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 22.The new version of th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Adopts New Version of Utility Terrain Vehicle Ordinance

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council has repealed and replaced the City’s Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) ordinance with a new version. The council’s action came during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 22.The new version of th...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Hears from Business Owners About Proposed Changes to the City’s Minimum Wage

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

The Las Cruces City Council met Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

City Council especially sought input from employees, business owners or managers in Las C...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Hears from Business Owners About Proposed Changes to the City’s Minimum Wage

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

The Las Cruces City Council met Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

City Council especially sought input from employees, business owners or managers in Las C...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Construction Notice for Mission Road

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Mission Road between Cheyenne Drive and Roadrunner Parkway will experience westbound shoulder work starting Thursday September 24. Additionally, Sunrise Point Road at Mission Road may experience a flagman operation for the installation of telecommunicatio...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Construction Notice for Roadrunner Parkway

Orange barrels on street

Roadrunner Parkway between Mission Drive and Cheyenne Drive will experience intermittent southbound right lane closure starting Monday, September 28.Additionally, Santo Domingo Avenue at Roadrunner Parkway may experience a flagman operation for telecommun...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Espina Street Hit-and-Run Kills Man, Injures Another

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Police are continuing to investigate Monday evening’s hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 43-year-old Las Cruces man and critically injured a second man near the intersection of Espina Street and Arizona Avenue.

About 8 p.m. Monday, Sept...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Parks Upkeep on Forefront of Parks & Recreation Priorities

Park

The City of Las Cruces – specifically the Parks & Recreation Department – is launching a new way community members can hear messages directly from the director. The Director’s Message is a new feature on the City&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Parks Upkeep on Forefront of Parks & Recreation Priorities

Park

The City of Las Cruces – specifically the Parks & Recreation Department – is launching a new way community members can hear messages directly from the director. The Director’s Message is a new feature on the City&rsqu...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Parks Upkeep on the Forefront of Parks and Recreation Priorities

Park

The City of Las Cruces – specifically the Parks and Recreation Department – is launching a new way community members can hear messages directly from the director. The Director’s Message is a new feature on the City’...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 21, 2020

13 Cadets Graduate from LCPD Academy

Cadets Graduates

The Las Cruces Police Department graduated 13 police cadets Friday, Sept. 18 from its state-certified law enforcement training academy.

Because of the public health emergency, the 49th Las Cruces Police Academy’s graduation was limited to a short...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 21, 2020

13 Cadets Graduate from LCPD’s Academy

Cadets Graduates

The Las Cruces Police Department graduated 13 police cadets Friday from its state-certified law enforcement training academy.

Because of the public health emergency, the 49th Las Cruces Police Academy’s graduation was limited to a short Zoom pres...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

13 Cadets Graduate from LCPD’s Academy

Cadets Graduates

The Las Cruces Police Department graduated 13 police cadets Friday from its state-certified law enforcement training academy.

Because of the public health emergency, the 49th Las Cruces Police Academy’s graduation was limited to a short Zoom pres...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Installation of Furnishings at City Hall

Las Cruces City Hall

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 and helping improve operations, Facilities Management has contracted with a regional fir...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Uses High-End Tech to Keep Infrastructure Secure

LCU SCADA Tech

By Cassie McClure

A new pressure reducing valve was installed on Well 117 and it was time to connect it into the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitoring system. That system, known as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), not only oversees the sec...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Uses High-End Tech to Keep Infrastructure Secure

LCU SCADA Tech

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/20/20.

A new pressure reducing valve was installed on Well 117 and it was time to connect it into the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitoring system. That system, known as SCADA (Supervisory Control and...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Del Rey Boulevard Lane Closure Notice

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Del Rey Boulevard, between Starburst Ridge Court and Mercury Lane, will experience northbound and southbound inside lane closures starting as early as Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.G. Sandoval Construction, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be do...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Elks Drive Lane Closure Notice

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Elks Drive, between Mohegan Trail and Fran Drive, will experience northbound and southbound inside lane closures starting Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.G. Sandoval Construction, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be doing preliminary dirt work in t...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Know Your Metal: Las Cruces Utilities Fights Gas Line Corrosion

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/18/20.

Every pipe put in the ground can face damage, like rainwater shifting dirt and a line being punctured by rocks. However, steel gas lines face other challenges; they can corrode with rust over ...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Kudos to all the RoadRUNNER Transit Drivers

RoadRUNNER bus

To: All RoadRUNNER Transit Drivers

From: Michael Bartholomew, Transit Administrator

I received the following compliment by email from Charles Clements, a Transit Advisory Board member, and frequent bus user:"I wanted to pass along “attaboy&am...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Kudos to all the RoadRUNNER Transit Drivers

RoadRUNNER bus

To: All RoadRUNNER Transit Drivers

From: Michael Bartholomew, Transit Administrator

I received the following compliment by email from Charles Clements, a Transit Advisory Board member, and frequent bus user:"I wanted to pass along “attaboy&am...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Kudos to Hank Caruthers

Hank Caruthers

TO: Hank Caruthers, Aging & Longterm Services Museum Aide

FROM: Rod and Cathy, Resident

Hank gave us a personal tour of the Railroad museum today. He was marvelous and very informative. He loves his job and I feel that is very important!

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Man Suspected of Attacking Officer Arrested

Dominic Lopez arrest mug

A man suspected of using a crowbar to attack a friend’s home and damage at least two vehicles were arrested Wednesday morning after he violently attacked a Las Cruces police officer.

Dominic Lopez, 36, whose address is listed as 999 W. Amador Ave...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Promotional Video Produced for Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Creative Tourism Award

Branigan Cultural Center photo

A promotional video has been produced which highlights a Creative Tourism Award the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District won earlier this year from the Creative Tourism Network.

The City’s Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council was cont...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Promotional Video Produced for Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Creative Tourism Award

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A promotional video has been produced which highlights a Creative Tourism Award the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District won earlier this year from the Creative Tourism Network.

The City’s Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council was cont...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Skate Park Rehabilitation Moves to Next Phase

Skateboarder doing aerial trick at skate park (photo)

The Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announces interested community members can access the final assessment report for the Las Cruces Skate Park, 151 N. Walnut St., at www.las-cruces.org/LCSkatePark.The study started in May and was completed in ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Skate Park Rehabilitation Moves to Next Phase

Skateboarder doing aerial trick at skate park (photo)

The Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announces interested community members can access the final assessment report for the Las Cruces Skate Park, 151 N. Walnut St., at www.las-cruces.org/LCSkatePark.The study started in May and was completed in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Skate Park Rehabilitation Moves to Next Phase

Skateboarder doing aerial trick at skate park (photo)

The Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announces interested community members can access the final assessment report for the Las Cruces Skate Park, 151 N. Walnut St., at www.las-cruces.org/LCSkatePark.The study started in May and was completed in ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Warrant Issued for Subject of SWAT Callout

Richard Espino Arrest Mug

The subject of an hours-long SWAT callout on Bellamah Drive was not in the home when police entered the residence Thursday afternoon.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a domestic-related incident at a home on the 170...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Governor to Hold News Conference on COVID-19 Response Today

GOV

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response, the state’s rapid response efforts and the 2020 Census.

WHAT: Remote news conferen...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

JIC Notes September 16, 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...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

State Has Amended Guidance for Small Groups in Exercise Settings, Outdoor Activities

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday, Sept. 18 announced the state will update its guidance within the emergency public health order to permit small groups in exercise settings and safe outdoor activities for New Mexicans.

An amended emergency public he...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 17, 2020

State to Amend Guidance for Small Groups in Exercise Settings, Outdoor Activities

The Logo form the Governor of NM Office

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state will update its guidance within the emergency public health order to permit small groups in exercise settings and safe outdoor activities for New Mexicans.

An amended emergency public health order...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Suspects in Two Gun Incidents Arrested

Mug shot of Adam & Vasquez

Police have charged two men suspected in a pair of Monday morning gun incidents that included rounds being fired and a couple of victims being threatened.

Adan Herrera, 20, of the 5300 block of Sunny Acres Drive, and Javier C. Vasquez, 19, of the 2900 bloc...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Suspects in Two Gun Incidents Arrested

Mug shot of Adam & Vasquez

Police have charged two men suspected in a pair of Monday morning gun incidents that included rounds being fired and a couple of victims being threatened.

Adan Herrera, 20, of the 5300 block of Sunny Acres Drive, and Javier C. Vasquez, 19, of the 2900 bloc...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 17, 2020

SWAT Callout Prompts Closure of Roads in Bellamah Neighborhood

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A man suspected in a domestic-related incident, and possibly barricading himself inside a home, is the subject of a SWAT callout in Las Cruces’ Bellamah Neighborhood.

The Las Cruces Police Department’s SWAT team, with assistance from Ne...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

SWAT Callout Prompts Closure of Roads in Bellamah Neighborhood

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A man suspected in a domestic-related incident, and possibly barricading himself inside a home, is the subject of a SWAT callout in Las Cruces’ Bellamah Neighborhood.

The Las Cruces Police Department’s SWAT team, with assistance from Ne...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 16, 2020

2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Lennox Avenue, Temple Street Road Closures Notice

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Lenox Avenue, from Spitz Avenue to Temple Street, as well as Temple Street, from Lenox Avenue to U.S. Highway 70, are scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. W...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Lennox Avenue, Temple Street Road Closures Notice

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

Lenox Avenue, from Spitz Avenue to Temple Street, as well as Temple Street, from Lenox Avenue to U.S. Highway 70, are scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. W...

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Public Works News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project – Winston Avenue Road Closure Notice

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

Winston Avenue, from Lenox Avenue to Topley Avenue, is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City’s 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will begin Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 and is estima...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project – Winston Avenue Road Closure Notice

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

Winston Avenue, from Lenox Avenue to Topley Avenue, is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City’s 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will begin Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 and is estima...

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Public Works News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project on San Acacio Street

Fresh Oil dumped by truck

San Acacio Street, from Desert Drive to Camino Del Rex, is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will proceed on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, and is estima...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Lohman Hit-and-Run Crash Proves Fatal

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A 28-year-old pedestrian, struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening while trying to retrieve his dog that wandered into traffic on Lohman Avenue, died from his injuries at an El Paso hospital.

The pedestrian was identified by police as 28-year-old Fernando Padil...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

City Council Special Work Session Set for September 22 to Discuss Las Cruces’ Proposed 2021 Minimum

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

Mayor Ken Miyagishima will allow the first 20 business ow...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 15, 2020

City Council Special Work Session Set for September 22 to Discuss Las Cruces’ Proposed 2021 Minimum

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

Mayor Ken Miyagishima will allow the first 20 business ow...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Lane Closure Notice for Spruce Avenue (Between Triviz Drive and Kilmer Street)

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

Spruce Avenue between Triviz Drive and Kilmer Street will again experience a westbound right lane closure starting Tuesday, September 13. The traffic control will stay 300 feet west of the Spruce/Triviz intersection for the installation of landscaping in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2020

City Council Votes to Rename Las Cruces Utilities Water Quality Laboratory to Honor Former Director

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09/13/20.

Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, P.E., may not have known it at the time, that when he drove down from Utah to start work at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1989 as a utilities design engineer, he was in it...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 - 2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Road Closure

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East Mulberry Avenue from North Mesquite Street to North Solano Drive is scheduled to undergo overlay operations as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project.Work will proceed Tuesday, September 15, and is estimated to conclude on Wednesday, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 - 2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Road Closure Notice for 4th Street

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4th Street from Parker Road to Howell Avenue is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will begin Saturday, September 12, and is estimated to conclude on Tuesday, September 15. W...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 - 2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Road Closure Notice for 4th Street

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4th Street from Parker Road to Howell Avenue is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will begin Saturday, September 12, and is estimated to conclude on Tuesday, September 15. W...

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Public Works News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities: Thanks for Masking Up!

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/11/20.

Las Cruces Utilities thanks residents for masking up to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Our associates join you in keeping our community safe!

Mike Apodaca, Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Opera...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Man Suspected of Identity Theft, Fraud in Vehicle Purchase

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Las Cruces police have arrested a man suspected of creating a fictitious identity and using it to fraudulently purchase a brand-new vehicle – and nearly a second one before his arrest.

Richard Padilla, 32, who claimed an address of 999 W. Amador ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library now New Mexico Safe Certified

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., is now a New Mexico Safe certified facility. A New Mexico Safe certification means the Library is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff and patrons in the building using COVID-Safe prac...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library now New Mexico Safe Certified

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is now a New Mexico Safe certified facility. A New Mexico Safe certification means that the Library is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff and patrons in the building using COVID-Safe practices (CSP). &...

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Library News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library now New Mexico Safe Certified

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is now a New Mexico Safe certified facility. A New Mexico Safe certification means that the Library is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff and patrons in the building using COVID-Safe practices (CSP). &...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Begin Offering Limited Lobby Service

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As part of its next phase of reopening, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will begin offering limited lobby service starting Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. This is in addition to curbside pick-up and the public computer lab services.

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Begin Offering Limited Lobby Service

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As part of its next phase of reopening, the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is excited to announce it will begin offering limited lobby service starting Monday, September 14, 2020. This is in addition to curbside pick-up and the public computer lab servi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Council to Meet for a Work Session on September 14

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet, via video conference, at 1 p.m. Monday for a work session. 

The work session will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The work session will also be available online at clct...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Council to Meet for a Work Session on September 14

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet, via video conference, at 1 p.m. Monday for a work session. 

The work session will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The work session will also be available online at clct...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

El Paseo Road Cleanup is Saturday Morning

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Las Cruces police, Codes Enforcement, Parks and Recreation, Streets Management and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful personnel will work with business owners Saturday morning to help clear weeds, graffiti and unsightly rubbish from properties along El Paseo Road....

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

El Paseo Road Cleanup is Saturday Morning

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Las Cruces police, Codes Enforcement, Parks and Recreation, Streets Management and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful personnel will work with business owners Saturday morning to help clear weeds, graffiti and unsightly rubbish from properties along El Paseo Road....

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 10, 2020

El Paseo Road Cleanup is Saturday, September 12

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Las Cruces police, Codes Enforcement, Parks and Recreation, Streets Management and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful personnel will work with business owners Saturday morning to help clear weeds, graffiti and unsightly rubbish from properties along El Paseo Road....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Ifo Pili Begins Work as New City Manager

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Ifo Pili, the new Las Cruces City Manager officially began his employment with the City this week. The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved his contract at the Monday, August 17 Council meeting.Pili, who was previously employed as the city adminis...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

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Police have arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a young girl who, at the time, considered him to be a close relative.

Carlos Prudencio Colorbio, 57, of the 1200 block of Fountain Loop, is charged with one second-degree felony count ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Voter Information

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Need information on voting on November 3, 2020? Here are some resources you may want to read before casting your ballot.

New Mexico State Library Guide to voting in New MexicoThe New Mexico State Library provides information and resource links on voting su...

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Library News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

"Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture" at the Branigan Cultural Center

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Join us at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Sept. 2 through Oct. 3, 2020, for Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture, an exhibit that examines the Work Progress Administration-era vocational training program in New ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2020

"Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture" at the Branigan Cultural Center

Spanish Colonial Style Furniture

Join us September 2 through October 3, 2020, for Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture, an exhibit that examines the WPA-era vocational training program in New Mexico that drew upon Spanish Colonial furniture to teach young men and w...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City Council Approves Extraordinary Pay for City Employees

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At its Tuesday, September 8 regularly scheduled meeting the Las Cruces Council unanimously adopted a resolution to approve a budget adjustment of $500,000 to the City of Las Cruces’ adopted 2021 fiscal year budget for extraordinary pay for City ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City Council Approves Extraordinary Pay for City Employees

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

At its Tuesday, September 8 regularly scheduled meeting the Las Cruces Council unanimously adopted a resolution to approve a budget adjustment of $500,000 to the City of Las Cruces’ adopted 2021 fiscal year budget for extraordinary pay for City ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City of Las Cruces Names Mandy Leatherwood Guss as Director of Communications

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Mandy Leatherwood Guss has been named the City’s new Director of Communications.

Guss joined the City in March of 2016 as Marketing Coordinator for the then Community & Cultural Services Department. Later...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City of Las Cruces Names Mandy Leatherwood Guss as Director of Communications

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Mandy Leatherwood Guss has been named the City’s new Director of Communications.

Guss joined the City in March of 2016 as Marketing Coordinator for the then Community & Cultural Services Department. Later...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

JIC Notes September 9, 2020

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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...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Swift Water Rescue Team Dispatched to Luna County

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At the request of the Luna County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Las Cruces Fire Department is sending a Swift Water Rescue Team and Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue is sending a crew to an area near west Deming where severe flooding has strand...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Swift Water Rescue Team Dispatched to Luna County

A photo taken February 4, 2020 of rain and wet roads in Las Cruces.

At the request of the Luna County Office of Emergency Management, the Las Cruces Fire Department is sending a Swift Water Rescue Team and Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue is sending a crew to an area near west Deming where severe flooding has stranded sev...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Branigan Library Introduces Climate Reads Book Club

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library introduces the new Climate Reads Book Club. The book club is part of a national community of readers and writers participating in a year-long reading and discussion of books shedding light on the climate crisis and environ...

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Library News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Fire Damages Nessa’s Cafe

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The Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a fire that damaged a portion of Nessa’s Café late Saturday evening.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, Las Cruces firefighters were dispatched to a fire at Nessa’s Caf&eacut...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Man Suspected of Burglarizing Store and Vehicle Monday Evening

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Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of breaking into Sportsman’s Warehouse and a vehicle parked nearby Monday evening.

Armando Almaraz, 25, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of criminal damage to property, one...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Shoulder Work on Nacho Drive Rescheduled

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Shoulder work on Nacho Drive, 400 feet south from the east Lohman Avenue, and Nacho Drive intersection is now scheduled to start on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

Comcast will be making telecommunication improvements. A flagman will be utilized for this work wh...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Teen Study Services

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer teen study services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Teen Connection Program. The study center will provide students in grades 6 – 12 (ages 12 and...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Teen Study Services Offered

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer teen study services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Teen Connection Program. The study center will provide students in grades six through 12 - ages 12 and older - a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 6, 2020

City Growth May Mean New Trash Pickup Days for Customers

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09/06/20.

Las Cruces is growing, and with that growth comes a need for utility services at homes and businesses including natural gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal. Las Cruces Utilities (...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 4, 2020

"Teen Science Cafe - Mapping the Crescent Moon" Online with the Museum of Nature & Science

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The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café” with guest presenters from Apache Point Observatory. The event will be held through a closed ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Branigan Library Introduces Climate Reads book Club

Parable of a sower

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library introduces the new Climate Reads Book Club. The book club is part of a national community of readers and writers participating in a year-long reading and discussion of books shedding light on the climate crisis and environ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Branigan Library Introduces Climate Reads book Club

Parable of a sower

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library introduces the new Climate Reads Book Club. The book club is part of a national community of readers and writers participating in a year-long reading and discussion of books shedding light on the climate crisis and environ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Secretary Issues Social Distancing Restrictions for Polling Places

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New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel this week issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season.

“Election facilities must remain accessible to the public under the st...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Secretary Issues Social Distancing Restrictions for Polling Places

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New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel this week issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season.

“Election facilities must remain accessible to the public under the...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Says Goodbye to Its Biggest Supporter

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/4/20.

“A gentleman and a scholar, that describes Dr. Jorge Garcia,” said City of Las Cruces (City) Mayor Ken Miyagishima of retired Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Director Dr...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 4, 2020

More City Parks to Open After Labor Day

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The Las Cruces community’s hard work to follow COVID guidelines is paying off and because conditions are improving citywide, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will reopen additional parks effective Tuesday September 8, as ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

More City Parks to Open After Labor Day

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The Las Cruces community’s hard work to follow COVID guidelines is paying off and because conditions are improving citywide, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will reopen additional parks effective Tuesday September 8, as ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

More City Parks to Open After Labor Day

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The Las Cruces community’s hard work to follow COVID guidelines is paying off and because conditions are improving citywide, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will reopen additional parks effective Tuesday September 8, as ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 4, 2020

More City Parks to Open After Labor Day

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The Las Cruces community’s hard work to follow COVID guidelines is paying off and because conditions are improving citywide, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will reopen additional parks effective Tuesday September 8, as ...

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Quality of Life
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Out-of-School Time Tutoring Services

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer tutoring services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Out-of-School Time Program. The sessions will provide students in Kinder – 5 (5 to 11 years of age) a sa...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Out-of-School Time Tutoring Services will be Offered

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer tutoring services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Out-of-School Time Program. The sessions will provide students in Kindergarten through fifth grade – 5 t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

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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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Hot Topics
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: September 3, 2020

N.M. Quarantine Requirements Eased for Certain States

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday issued a revised executive order amending the mandatory quarantine for individuals arriving into the state of New Mexico, exempting travelers and residents arriving from states with lower COVID-positivity rates whil...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 3, 2020

N.M. Quarantine Requirements Eased for Certain States

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday issued a revised executive order amending the mandatory quarantine for individuals arriving into the state of New Mexico, exempting travelers and residents arriving from states with lower COVID-positivity rates whil...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Arrowhead Center, City, Seeking Participants for Second BizSprint

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New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center and the City of Las Cruces (CLC) Economic Development Department are seeking participants for the second business accelerator designed to help Las Cruces businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Arrowhead Center, City, Seeking Participants for Second BizSprint

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New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center and the City of Las Cruces (CLC) Economic Development department is seeking participants for its second business accelerator designed to help Las Cruces businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Hadley Tree Mite Infestation Scheduled for Second Treatment

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Mite infested trees along east Hadley Avenue will receive a second preventive treatment on Thursday, September 3, using a human and pet-friendly spray that does not require sidewalk closure, as part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s effor...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Hadley Tree Mite Infestation Scheduled for Second Treatment

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Mite infested trees along East Hadley Avenue will receive a second preventive treatment on Thursday, September 3, using a human and pet-friendly spray that does not require sidewalk closure, as part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s effor...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

JIC Notes September 2, 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...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Be Counted Las Cruces - Last Call for 2020 Census

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With September 30 as the deadline for completing the 2020 Census, critical door-knocking efforts are underway to homes of those who have not yet responded, to reach or surpass the 2010 response rate before the final hour.Census takers are visiting homes t...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Be Counted Las Cruces - Last Call for the 2020 Census

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With September 30 as the deadline for completing the 2020 Census, critical door-knocking efforts are underway to homes of those who have not yet responded, to reach or surpass the 2010 response rate before the final hour.Census takers are visiting homes t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Beware of Check Over Payment Scam

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Police are warning residents of an overpayment scam that has victimized at least two Las Cruces residents.

Investigators learned that at least two Las Cruces residents received electronic correspondence that appeared to be from a firm that advertises for m...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Beware of Check Overpayment Scam

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Police are warning residents of an overpayment scam that has victimized at least two Las Cruces residents.

Investigators learned that at least two Las Cruces residents received electronic correspondence that appeared to be from a firm that advertises for m...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Governor Lujan Grisham, DFA Announces $150 Million in Grants to Support New Mexico Local Governments

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday announced $150 million in CARES Act grants to local governments across New Mexico to cover the cost of necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergen...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Governor Lujan Grisham, DFA Announces $150 Million in Grants to Support New Mexico Local Governments

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday announced $150 million in CARES Act grants to local governments across New Mexico to cover the cost of necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergen...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

After the Storm: Las Cruces Utilities Keeps Services Safe

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 08/30/20.

Pete Duran, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Interim gas system operations supervisor, had his own home lights go out thanks to the microburst storm last week. He knew too, that there w...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 28, 2020

American Public Gas Association Shares COVID Tips with Virtual Tour

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By Cassie McCLure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin August 28, 2020.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) hosted a Virtual Stop of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) on August 13th. During the meeting, the organization was able to share new best practices ...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 28, 2020

City Selects Christine Rivera as City Clerk

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Christine Rivera has been selected to be City Clerk.

Christine was the Deputy City Clerk from 2016 until her appointment in October 2019 as the Acting City Clerk. During her time in the acting position, she implemented...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 28, 2020

City Selects Christine Rivera as City Clerk

Christine Rivera

The City of Las Cruces announces that Christine Rivera has been selected to be City Clerk.

Christine held the Deputy City Clerk position from 2016 until her recent appointment as the Acting City Clerk in October 2019. During her time in the acting position...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Council Approves $1.4 Million for Additional COVID-19 Relief

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A resolution authorizing the City of Las Cruces to accept a $1,400,000 budget adjustment for emergency assistance for the impact from COVID-19 for various programs was adopted by the Las Cruces City Council during a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 27....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Council Approves $1.4 Million for Additional COVID-19 Relief

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

A resolution authorizing the City of Las Cruces to accept a $1,400,000 budget adjustment for emergency assistance for the impact from COVID-19 for various programs was adopted by the Las Cruces City Council during a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 27....

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Iconic Native American Sculpture Undergoes Annual TLC

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“Dineh,” the iconic Native American sculpture created by artist Peter Wolf Toth and located in Apodaca Park, at the corner of Main Street and Madrid Avenue, had its annual preservation treatment Wednesday, August 26, reported the Parks...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Iconic Native American Sculpture Undergoes Annual TLC

Apodaca Park Statue clean up

“Dineh”, the iconic Native American sculpture created by artist Peter Wolf Toth and located in Apodaca Park on the corner of Main Street and Madrid Avenue, will undergo its annual preservation treatment today, August 26, reported the P...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Iconic Native American Sculpture Undergoes Annual TLC

Apodaca Park Statue clean up

“Dineh”, the iconic Native American sculpture created by artist Peter Wolf Toth and located in Apodaca Park on the corner of Main Street and Madrid Avenue, will undergo its annual preservation treatment today, August 26, reported the P...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City Council Discusses Proposed Shade Structures for Plaza de Las Cruces

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There was consensus from the Las Cruces City Council at a Monday, August 24 work session to proceed with plans to add shade structures at Plaza de Las Cruces.

From a presentation by Vigil and Associates, an architectural firm with offices in Las Cruces, th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City Council Discusses Proposed Shade Structures for Plaza de Las Cruces

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There was consensus from the Las Cruces City Council at a Monday, August 24 work session to proceed with plans to add shade structures at Plaza de Las Cruces.

From a presentation by Vigil and Associates, an architectural firm with offices in Las Cruces, th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City Council Discusses Proposed Shade Structures for Plaza de Las Cruces

City Council  2020 group photo

There was consensus from the Las Cruces City Council at a Monday, August 24 work session to proceed with plans to add shade structures at Plaza de Las Cruces.

From a presentation by Vigil and Associates, an architectural firm with offices in Las Cruces, th...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

LCPD to Expand Station Office Hours

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The Las Cruces Police Department’s Station Office, which has been on an abbreviated schedule since March due to the public health emergency, is set to expand its operational days to two days a week.

Beginning this week, LCPD’s Station O...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 24, 2020

LCPD to Expand Station Office Hours

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The Las Cruces Police Department’s Station Office, which has been on an abbreviated schedule since March due to the public health emergency, is set to expand its operational days to two days a week.

Beginning this week, LCPD’s Station O...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility - Fall/Winter Hours

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The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will implement fall/winter hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 8, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order, stil...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility - Fall/Winter Hours

Aquatic Center

The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr. will implement fall/winter hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 8, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order still in...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility - Fall/Winter Hours

Aquatic Center

The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr. will implement fall/winter hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 8, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order still in...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Coming Soon, One Call: Answers for Trash & Recycling

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 08/23/20.

There may be several trash cans in the house. Some waste baskets are in different rooms; some are only filled with cardboard and milk jugs for recycling. But, all the trash funnels i...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Coming Soon, One Call: Answers for Trash and Recycling

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By Cassie McClure 

There may be several trash cans in the house. Some waste baskets are in different rooms; some are only filled with cardboard and milk jugs for recycling. But, all of the trash funnels into the same location outside, in either th...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Hands-On Training at Utilities Water Quality Laboratory with DACC

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By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitors the water quality throughout the city in its own state-of-the-art laboratory off Motel Boulevard. It’s not just a place for testing, it’s also a place for learning. LCU par...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Hands-On Training at Utilities Water Quality Laboratory with DACC

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 08/21/20.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitors the water quality throughout the city in its own state-of-the-art laboratory off Motel Boulevard. It’s not just a place for testing, it&...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Crime Stoppers Offers Reward in Armed Robbery Case

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Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify two young men suspected in the Aug. 13 battery and armed robbery of a 17-year-old boy.

Police learned that about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, a 17-year-ol...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Awarded 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant

Las Cruces Downtown area

The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP) has been selected to receive a $12,000 AARP Community Challenge grant. The DLCP is one of only 184 grant recipients selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Awarded 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant

Las Cruces Downtown area

The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP) has been selected to receive a $12,000 AARP Community Challenge grant. The DLCP is one of only 184 grant recipients selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Police Watch for DUI Drivers

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Las Cruces police plan to conduct at least one saturation patrol within the city limits before the end of August.

Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints conducted by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while int...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Police Watch for DUI Drivers

Yellow Checkpoint sign

Las Cruces police plan to conduct at least one saturation patrol within city limits before the end of August.

Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated....

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News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Police Watch for DUI Drivers

Yellow Checkpoint sign

Las Cruces police plan to conduct at least one saturation patrol within city limits before the end of August.

Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated....

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Second Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

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Update 8/31/20

Jacob Gonzales, the man believed to be responsible for the Aug. 20 kidnapping and battery of his ex-girlfriend, was arrested Thursday in El Paso, Texas.

After determining probable cause for charges in the case, Las Cruces police obtained a wa...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful is Awarded New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant

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The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has announced the City of Las Cruces Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program is one of only 37 recipients that have been awarded a New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant.

The grant is given to local governments to he...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful is Awarded New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant

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The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has announced that the City of Las Cruces Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program is one of only 37 recipients that have been awarded a New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant. The grant is given to local governments...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful is Awarded New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful Graphic

The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has announced that the City of Las Cruces Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program is one of only 37 recipients that have been awarded a New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant. The grant is given to local governments...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activity Kits Available from the Museum of Nature and Science

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While the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., remains closed due to public health mandates, museum programming will continue in September with activity kits. The Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) kits are free to pick up, but req...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activity Kits Available from the Museum of Nature and Science

Kids exploring the moon

While the Museum of Nature & Science remains closed due to public health mandates, museum programming will continue in September with activity kits. The STEM kits are free to pick up but require reservation to ensure sufficient supply and are availabl...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2020

City Council Approves New City Manager Contract

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

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a contract for new City Manager Ifo Pili at its Monday, August 17 meeting. Pili, who has been city administrator of Eagle Mountain, Utah since 2012 and has 14 years of experience in municipal administration...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 18, 2020

City Council Approves New City Manager Contract

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

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a contract for new City Manager Ifo Pili at its Monday, August 17 meeting. Pili, who has been city administrator of Eagle Mountain, Utah since 2012 and has 14 years of experience in municipal administration...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2020

Disinfecting Wipes Are Not Flushable and Hurt Pipes

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By Cassie McClure 

In an effort to disinfect as much as possible during COVID, a similar nemesis in flushable wipes are hitting Las Cruces drains. With an uptick of bleach-soaked or disinfectant wipes, in use since March, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 16, 2020

Disinfecting Wipes Are Not Flushable and Hurt Pipes

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 8/16/20.

In an effort to disinfect as much as possible during COVID, a similar nemesis in flushable wipes are hitting Las Cruces drains. With an uptick of bleach-soaked or disinfectant wipes, ...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Gas Technician Gives Back with Children’s Book

Tony

By Cassie McClure 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) associates are a dedicated part of the local community. Now, one of its gas technicians, Tony Quintero, has demonstrated that spirit of community even more by having just published a Christmas children...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Gas Technician Gives Back with Children’s Book

Tony

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/14/20.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) associates are a dedicated part of the local community. Now, one of its gas technicians, Tony Quintero, has demonstrated that spirit of community even more ...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Census Takers begin Door to Door Visits

Female Census taker wearing a face mask and her badge talking to a resident

With September 30 as the deadline for completing the 2020 Census, critical door knocking efforts are underway to homes of those who have not yet responded, to reach or surpass the 2010 response rate before the final hour.

Census takers are visiting homes t...

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Answer the Census Here. Hot Topics
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Door-to-Door Visits and Phone Calls Begin to Make Sure Las Crucens are Counted on the 2020 Census

Person with the census

If someone is knocking at your door or calling your cellphone, it could be a Census taker.

Census takers are visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census and even following up with a phone call to ensure everyone in Las Cruces is coun...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 9, 2020

Learning Responsible Land and Water Stewardship with Las Cruces Utilities

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By Cassie McClure

Outside the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Administration Building, 680 N. Motel Boulevard, is its Demonstration Garden, filled with native trees and plants. However, New Mexico State University (NMSU) professor Leslie Beck, who has a doctora...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 9, 2020

Learning Responsible Land and Water Stewardship with Las Cruces Utilities

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 08/09/20. 

Outside the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Administration building is its Demonstration Garden, filled with native trees and plants. However, New Mexico State University (NM...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Elections Officials Needed for 2020 General Election

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Election officials are sought for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. To be an election official interested individuals must:

  • Be registered to vote in Doña Ana County.
  • Take an oath of office.
  • Not be a candidate for any office on the general electio...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Elections Officials Needed for 2020 General Election

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Election officials are being sought for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. To be an election official interested individuals must:

  • Be registered to vote in Doña Ana County.
  • Take an oath of office.
  • Not be a candidate for any office on the general e...
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News Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Keep Your Las Cruces Waste Bill the Same: Reduce Your Bin Size

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels   The $2-dollar Solid Waste rate increase went into effect September 1 and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has an option to keep customers’ bill the same while supporting reduction of waste. Ev...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Keep Your Las Cruces Waste Bill the Same: Reduce Your Bin Size

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels   The $2-dollar Solid Waste increase goes into effect September 1st and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has an option to keep your bill the same while supporting reduction of waste. Every dollar counts a...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Dr. Harry Hardee Has Joined the Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

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By Cassie McCLure

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Board of Commissioners, established in December 2006, initiates each new member in the depth and breadth of its operations to be able to provide oversight of the operations for the general public. The Board ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Dr. Harry Hardee Joins Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

Dr. Hardee

By Cassie McCLure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin July 31, 2020.

The LCU Board of Commissioners, established in December 2006, initiates each new member in the depth and breadth of its operations to be able to provide oversight of the operations for th...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Inland Sea

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Inland Sea refers to New Mexico’s geological history and the time in which the desert was a marine environment. While the ancient sea is long gone, much of the rock from this time remains, and the desert environment, in many ways, retains the va...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: July 22, 2020

LCFD Provides Tips for Safe Hiking

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Following the rescue of three hikers who became stranded in the Organ Mountains earlier this week, the Las Cruces Fire Department would like to provide tips for those who venture into the great outdoors.

LCFD suggests following these and other safety tips:...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture

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Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture

July 14th- October 6th

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The 1930s economic depression and resulting job losses caused a steep decline in America’s standard of living. With the 1933 inauguration of...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 1, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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: April 9, 2020

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

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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, ...

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Senior Programs
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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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...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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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...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center March 20, 2020

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  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...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring

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Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring 

March 6- October 17 

Branigan Cultural Center

Experience Lucha libre like never before at the Branigan Cultural Center with our new exhibit Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring. The exhibit tells the histor...

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Additional Info... Museum Exhibits
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

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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