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Posted on: September 20, 2020

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

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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 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 wi...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Kudos to all the RoadRUNNER Transit Drivers

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Public Works News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

City Council Special Work Session September 22 for Employees Regarding Las Cruces’ Proposed 2021 Min

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 10:15 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 employees who sign up t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City Council Special Work Session September 22 for Employees Regarding Las Cruces’ Proposed 2021 Min

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 10:15 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 employees who sign up t...

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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)

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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 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,...

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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

Oil truck

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

Oil truck

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

Kudos to Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

To: Cesar Chavez, Parks Maintenance

From: Linda Weisel, Office Assistant

On September 9, 2020, Cesar was working in La Llorona Park and discovered an unconscious man. He called 911 and an ambulance rushed the man to Memorial Hospital. I received a call toda...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities: Thanks for Masking Up!

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By Cassie McClure

Published in 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 Eq...

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Utilities
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Man Suspected of Identity Theft, Fraud in Vehicle Purchase

Mug shot Richard Padilla

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.

Limited ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Begin Offering Limited Lobby Service

books on shelf

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 11, 2020

Tutoring & Learning Center at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven

Tutoring children

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services section is currently offering Tutoring/Learning sessions for youth Kinder – 5 at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St. The sessions will provide students a safe, structur...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Tutoring and Learning Center at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven

Tutoring children

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services section is currently offering Tutoring/Learning sessions for Kindergarten to fifth grade students at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St. The sessions will provide students a safe...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Council to Meet for a Work Session on September 14

City Council

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

City Council

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

New City City Manager

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 Breaking into Shed

Steven Najvar

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of breaking into a homeowner’s shed and walking away with three items that could be used as weapons.

Steven Najvar, 30, is charged with one count of aggravated burglary. The charge is a second-degree fel...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Man Suspected of Breaking into Shed

Steven Najvar

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of breaking into a homeowner’s shed and walking away with three items that could be used as weapons.

Steven Najvar, 30, is charged with one count of aggravated burglary. The charge is a second-degree fel...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

Carlos Colorbio Arrest Mug

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

Spanish Colonial Style Furniture

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

Purple Covid Virion

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

Road Striping Rescheduled for September 9 and 10

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The previously scheduled pavement re-striping project has been postponed. On the evenings of September 9 and 10, weather permitting, the following streets in Las Cruces will undergo pavement striping maintenance work: 

  • Elks Drive from N. Main Stre...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Road Striping Rescheduled for September 9 and 10

Orange barrels on street

The previously scheduled pavement re-striping project has been postponed. On the evenings of September 9 and 10, weather permitting, the following streets in Las Cruces will undergo pavement striping maintenance work: 

  • Elks Drive from N. Main Stre...
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Public Works News
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 (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 9, 2020

Thursday: Governor Testifies Before Congress on Need for Federal Aid for COVID-19 Recovery

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham testified Thursday, September 10, before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, appearing remotely to share her perspective as governor on the impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s budget and the critical need for ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Thursday: Governor Testifies Before Congress on Need for Federal Aid for COVID-19 Recovery

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, appearing remotely to share her perspective as governor on the impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s budget and the critical need for additiona...

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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

Road Striping Maintenance on September 8

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On Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, 2020, the following streets in Las Cruces will undergo pavement striping maintenance work:

  • Elks Drive, from north Main Street to Lavender Drive
  • Missouri Avenue, from Luna Street to south Main Street
  • Amador Avenue, from south Vall...
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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 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 Cruce...

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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

Kudos to Aurelio Garcilazo

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TO: Aurelio Garcilazo, Parks Maintenance Worker

FROM: Monika Wilson, Resident

Yesterday I met Mr. Garcilazo Aurelio at the Calle Abuelo City Park. He is employed with the City. He did a great job at the park, cleaning and pruning the trees. He also took car...

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Kudos to the City
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

Shoulder Work on Nacho Drive

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There will be shoulder work 400 feet south from the E. Lohman Avenue and Nacho Drive intersection for telecommunication improvements. A flagman will be utilized for this work when needed. The work is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 8. The work is...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Sienna Avenue Road Closure

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Due to ongoing residential development, Sienna Avenue, from approximately 200 feet west of Red Hawk Golf Road, will be partially closed to through traffic so the contractor can work on utility tie-ins. The road closure will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, a...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

State Departments Collaborate to Launch Virtual Job Readiness Training Series

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The New Mexico Human Services Department’s Behavioral Health Services Division is spearheading a collaborative effort to increase the number of Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSWs) working in substance abuse and addiction recovery programs acr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 4, 2020

State Departments Collaborate to Launch Virtual Job Readiness Training Series

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The New Mexico Human Services Department’s Behavioral Health Services Division is spearheading a collaborative effort to increase the number of Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSWs) working in substance abuse and addiction recovery programs acr...

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News Releases
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

Daines Appointed to Acting Deputy Chief

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Kiri Daines, the lieutenant who oversees the Las Cruces Police Department’s Community Outreach unit, has been appointed acting Deputy Chief in charge of Investigations and Support Services.

Daines’ new assignment follows the promotion o...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Daines Appointed to Acting Deputy Chief

Kiri Danies

Kiri Daines, the lieutenant who oversees the Las Cruces Police Department’s Community Outreach unit, has been appointed acting Deputy Chief in charge of Investigations and Support Services.

Daines’ new assignment follows the promotion o...

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Public Safety
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 2, 2020

Kiri Daines Appointed to Acting Deputy Police Chief

Kiri Danies

Kiri Daines, the lieutenant who oversees the Las Cruces Police Department’s Community Outreach unit, has been appointed acting Deputy Chief in charge of Investigations and Support Services.

Daines’ new assignment follows the promotion o...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Kudos to the Public Works Department

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TO: The Public Works Department

FROM: Pam Marshall, Administrative Assistant

Kudos to all Public Works staff involved in the design and installation of a new drainage system for Kalahari Lane. Kalahari Lane has been plagued with ponding issues from inadequa...

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Kudos to the City
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

25 Counties Can Expand Their Nursing Home Visitation Options

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Earlier this month, state officials, under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced new guidelines for long-term care facilities to expand COVID-safe visitation options for residents and their loved ones. On Friday, the state announced fac...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 28, 2020

25 Counties Can Expand Their Nursing Home Visitation Options

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Earlier this month, state Officials, under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced new guidelines for long-term care facilities to expand COVID-safe visitation options for residents and their loved ones. On Friday the state announced faci...

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News Releases
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

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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 28, 2020

Department of Health Posts Updated Guidance to Control COVID-19

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The New Mexico Department of Health has published a 21-page overview document providing guidance on COVID-19, Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in New Mexico. It is intended as a resource for members of the public, health care providers ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 28, 2020

DOH Posts Updated Guidance to Control COVID-19

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The New Mexico Department of Health has published a 21-page overview document providing guidance on COVID-19, Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in New Mexico. It is intended as a resource for members of the public, health care providers ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Extension to Shoulder Work on S. Telshor Boulevard

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There will be shoulder work for the northbound traffic beginning Monday, August 31, from 425 S Telshor Boulevard to 375 S Telshor Blvd. for the completion of telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to take one working day. For the public&...

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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

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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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News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

NMSU/City Facing COVID Together

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The City of Las Cruces would like to thank NMSU and all our community partners who are working together to educate and encourage the public on safe practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

The following letter was distributed by Ruth A. Johnst...

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Hot Topics
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 26, 2020

JIC NOTES AUGUST 26, 2020

COVID-19

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

String of Auto Burglaries Under Investigation

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Las Cruces police are investigating a string of auto burglaries that occurred early Wednesday morning in the High Range neighborhood.

The auto burglaries appear to have been committed by a group of five juveniles – three boys and two girls &n...

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News Releases
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

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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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News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Recovery Council Urges Businesses to Apply for Loan Program

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Economic Recovery Council is urging small businesses that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 public health emergency to apply for an emergency loan program now available through the New Mexico Finance Authority.

The ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Recovery Council Urges Businesses to Apply for Loan Program

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Economic Recovery Council is urging small businesses that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 public health emergency to apply for an emergency loan program now available through the New Mexico Finance Authority.&...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Recovery Council Urges Businesses to Apply for Loan Program

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Economic Recovery Council is urging small businesses that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 public health emergency to apply for an emergency loan program now available through the New Mexico Finance Authority.&...

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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

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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

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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

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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

Notice of Intent to Approve a Restaurant Beer/Wine Liquor License to Roseba, LLC.

City Council

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss the approval or disapproval a Restaurant Beer/Wine Liquor License. The applicant is requesting a waiver as the premises is located within 300 feet of the near...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Notice of Intent to Approve a Restaurant Beer/Wine Liquor License to Roseba, LLC.

City Council

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval a Restaurant Beer/Wine Liquor License.   Applicant is Requesting a Waiver as The Premises Is Located Within 300 Feet of the Near...

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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 20, 2020

JIC NOTES AUGUST 19, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact:Catherine ZaharkoDoña Ana County575-525-5801catherinez@donaanacounty.org

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

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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

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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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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Notice of Intent to Approve Transfer of Location of Dispenser Liquor License to Unique Foods

City Council

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of a Transfer of Ownership and Change of Location of Dispenser Liquor License No. 0913, with Package Sales to Unique Foods, LLC, d/b/a To...

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News Releases
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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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 27, 2020

Producing less trash? Switch to a smaller container!

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) offers a smaller capacity, 64-gallon compact container for our residents who find they don’t regularly fill their full-size 96 gallon container.

Using the smaller, 64-gallon container will also save you $2 per month on ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Producing less trash? Switch to a smaller container!

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Las Cruces Utilities offers a smaller capacity, 64 gallon Compact container for our residents who find they don’t regularly fill their full-size 96 gallon container. Using the smaller 64 gallon container will also save you $2.00 per month on you...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Producing less trash? Switch to a smaller container!

64 gallon and 96 gallon containers side by side

Las Cruces Utilities offers a smaller capacity, 64 gallon Compact container for our residents who find they don’t regularly fill their full-size 96 gallon container. Using the smaller 64 gallon container will also save you $2.00 per month on you...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Tour: Understanding the Infrastructure

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) covers a lot of ground - supplying safe natural gas, providing clean water, treating wastewater, and removing solid waste. For new Commissioners to the LC...

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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 20, 2020

Clarifier Rehabilitation Critical to City Infrastructure

Clarifier Rehabilitation Critical to City Infrastructure

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin

After 37 years of diligently churning through what Las Cruces has to offer it, one of the two primary clarifiers at the Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility (JWWTF) is being re...

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Utilities
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: July 8, 2020

Is Summer Heat Affecting You?

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Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime exemplifies how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces. But summer heat can be dangerous, too.

The City of Las Cruces Sustainability office wants to learn how higher temp...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Is Summer Heat Affecting You?

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Running barefoot from scorching asphalt to cool grass in the summertime exemplifies how cityscapes tend to get much warmer than green spaces, but summer heat can be dangerous, too. The City of Las Cruces Sustainability office wants to learn how higher tem...

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News Releases
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 27, 2020

JIC Notes March 27, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 27, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

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

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

JIC Notes March 26, 2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center 

March 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. 

 

  1. City of Anthony 

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

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News Releases
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 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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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

JIC Notes March 24, 2020

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  1. City of Anthony 

No update Wednesday.  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

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

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News Releases
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 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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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center March 20, 2020

COVID-19

 

  1. City of Anthony 

No operational changes  

  1. City of Sunland Park 

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

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/18/2020

COVID-19

COVID19 Joint Information Center  March 18, 2020   

  1. City of Anthony 

No report.   

  1. City of Sunland Park 

A few changes todayThe Community Economic ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/17/2020

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COVID19 Joint Information CenterMarch 17, 2020

1. City of Anthony

No report Tuesday.

2. City of Sunland Park

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

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes 3/16/2020

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

  1. City of Anthony 

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

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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: March 5, 2020

Guidelines for Use of UTVs on City Roadways

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

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

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News Releases
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