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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Daniel Munoz Named Grand Marshal of July 3 Electric Light Parade

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The City of Las Cruces is honored to name Las Cruces resident Daniel Munoz, a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, as the official Grand Marshal of the 2022 Electric Light Parade.

Daniel Munoz was born in Albuquerque, NM in 1982. Shortly after, he and his fam...

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Fourth of July Events City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City of Las Cruces Independence Day Schedule 2022

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City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. Police and fire services will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures for Monday, July 4, 2022:

Meerscheidt Recr...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Electric Light Parade Closures

Electric Light Parade Float

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, the City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration will kick off with the Electric 5k and Fun Run followed by the Electric Light Parade.

The parade route will begin at Apodaca Park and wi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Second "Faith for the Unhoused" Meeting

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In coordination with the local faith-based community organization, NM CAFé, City Councilors Kasandra Gandara and Johana Bencomo will host the second of a series of conversations with local clergy and faith leaders on the issue of homelessness at 2:30 p.m....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Las Cruces Ranked Seventh in 2022 WalletHub.com Survey

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For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Las Cruces is ranked among the best run U.S. cities, according to an annual survey conducted by WalletHub.com.

In 2022, the City of Las Cruces is ranked as the seventh best-run U.S. city in WalletHub poll. The re...

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WalletHub Poll City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

2022 Fall Youth Cheer Program Individual Registration

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming Fall Youth Cheer Program beginning Monday, July 11, 2022 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

This FUNdamental recreational progra...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City Council Recap of the June 27, 2022 Work Session

City Council Without Masks

An update of the 2022 General Obligation (GO) Bonds initiative, followed by a status update of GO Bond projects currently underway, was presented Monday, June 27, 2022 to the Las Cruces City Council during a work session in Council Chambers at City Hall, ...

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2022 GO Bond City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Community Seed Packing Night at Branigan Library

Tierra Sagrada Seed

Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in the Roadrunner Room, to get the Tierra Sagrada Seed Library ready for the fall season!The Tierra Sagrada Seed Library was established in August 2020 and ...

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Event Calendar City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Public Comments Still Sought on Conceptual City Council Redistricting Maps

City Council Chambers

The City’s Redistricting Ad Hoc Committee continues to seek public input from Las Cruces residents regarding proposed conceptual maps that remain under consideration for redistricting of the six City Council districts.

The committee has narrowed its consid...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Branigan Book Club

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for the Branigan Book Club, our monthly book discussion group where we read and discuss a new book each month.Discussions are at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in the...

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Event Calendar City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2022

In-Person Car Seat Inspection in Las Cruces

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Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will conduct an in-p...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Police Offer Tips to Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft

Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Automobile ‘cool-down’ or ‘keep cool’ thefts are just as likely during warm weather months as vehicle ‘warm-up’ thefts are during the winter.

Vehicle warm-up thefts are known to happen when, durin...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 23, 2022

"Family Fun Walks" Series

Family Fun Walks Series

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Family Fun Walks! These 5-kilometer walking events will be on Saturdays during July through September.

This series consists of five 5K walks. These events will offer giveaways, water, and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City Council Recap for June 21, 2022 Meeting

City Council Without Masks

A proposed Resolution declaring severe drought conditions in Las Cruces that also would have restricted the sale and use of fireworks for 30 days, including the Fourth of July, was removed from the agenda and was not discussed or considered by the City Co...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks Safety Urged

Fireworks sales began June 20 in New Mexico, so the Las Cruces Fire Department is reminding consumers of general guidelines and safety tips for the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

By state law, fireworks can be sold from June 20 through July 6.

Fireworks...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 21, 2022

City Council to Meet June 21, 2022

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

The agenda for Monday’s meeting lists five items on the Consent Agenda, 13 items for Council discussion and consideration, and one prop...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 16, 2022

"Illuminations: Crows and Ravens" at the Branigan Cultural Center

Painting of crows flying

Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, “Illumination: Crows and Ravens,” which features artwork by artist Catherine Eaton Skinner.Fourteen, large-scale encaustic paintings of these beautiful, int...

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Museum System Website City Manager Report
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Tikes N' Spikes Youth Flag Football League Individual Participant Registration

Kids playing football

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering individual registration for the upcoming Youth Flag Football League. There will be four age divisions offered to all genders between the ages of 4 and 11. Proof of a partic...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Fourth of July Celebration Schedule

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The schedule has been set for the annual City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration.

This popular free two-day event begins July 3, with the Electric 5-kilometer and One-mile Fun Run, followed by the Electric Light Parade. The run begins and ends at Mee...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Heart and History Walks to Continue Through August 19

Downtown Photo

Come join other community members for an easy morning walk and learn about the history of Downtown Las Cruces and the Mesquite Historic District!

The public is invited to Heart and History Walks on the first and third Fridays of every month. The walks begi...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: June 1, 2022

City Seeks Development Partner for Affordable Housing Project at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope

Community Development Homeless

The City of Las Cruces has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a development partner for a permanent supportive housing project that will be built as an extension to the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) campus. The property to be develope...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!”

The parade will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, J...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

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The City of Las Cruces has a new Bid Module on its website to offer business greater access to the City's open and closed bids.
The module also gives the public another level of transparency for bids, active contracts, and vendors.
Business representatives ...
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City Manager Report