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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Presents Book Bundles for Checkout

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer Book Bundles for patrons of all ages for check out beginning Tuesday, January 19.Branigan Library knows that our patrons miss getting to browse the shelves as much as our library staff misses making boo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Call for Community Stories

Call For Stories

In February and March 2021, the Las Cruces community will come together to explore When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka, for the Big Read.

This award-winning title shares the experiences of a Japanese American family incarcerated by the U.S. govern...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

State Reiterates COVID-19 Vaccine Phase Criteria

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The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 reiterated the appropriate sequence of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
New Mexico is currently in the first portion of Phase 1B - people 75 years old and older. Soon, the s...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

New Mexico Launches Statewide Vaccine Dashboard

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday announced the launch of the state’s vaccine dashboard. 
The website, https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html, offers key up-to-the-day statistics about the state&r...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Introduces New Healing Library Box

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer a new Healing Library Box for families, which will be available for check out on Friday, January 15.

In November, Branigan Memorial Library partnered with The Healing Library to bring materials designed ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Spots Still Available for Out-of-School Time Tutoring Services

Young man assisting a young lady in homework

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section still has spots available for tutoring services beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, through the Out-of-School Time Program.

The locations and sessions will provide students in grades Kinder...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Joint Information Center Notes from Jan. 13, 2021

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County

575/525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

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

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

City Council to Meet on January 19

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

The Council will consider adoption of a Resolution urging the New Mexico Legislature to establish a state public bank, owned by and for New Mexico residents. The 2...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Virtual “Tombaugh Day” Events at the Museum of Nature & Science

Human Person standing on mountaintop looking into space

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science invites astronomers of all ages to join us for three days of virtual events comprising this year’s “Tombaugh Day” event.Virtual programs will take place on Zoom and Facebook live @LCMuseums. To receive a link ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Utilities Water/Wastewater Fees

Water Manhole COver

Residents have until Jan. 29, 2021, to provide input on the Las Cruces Utilities Water and Wastewater Development Impact Fee allocation options to either continue the current allocation in place or change the related resolution to allow for a different al...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Governor, State Officials to Give COVID-19 Update

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference Thursday afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials

WHEN: 3 p.m. Thursday, January 14

The news conferenc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities: Know Who to Call

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By Cassie McClure 

Getting the routine monthly bill for services like trash pickup, natural gas, water, and sewage may be the most interaction a customer may have with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU).

However, there may be other instances where customer...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 3, 2021

Infrastructure Allies: Get to Know Your Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

By Cassie McClure 

A group of citizens provides oversight to major improvement to the City of Las Cruces infrastructure. The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC) members advise and assist the City with their capital improvements plan, fo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Christmas Tree Recycling Underway Until January 30, 2021

By Cassie McClure 

If you’re ready to clean up from 2020, the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Foothills Landfill Composting Facility, 555 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, is ready for the free disposal of your Christmas tree.

During business hours, 8 a...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Department of Health County Map Updated on Jan. 13

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Jan. 13, with 30 counties at the Red Level. Twenty counties saw a higher average daily per-capita rate of new ca...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Great Courses: Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

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Were your holiday meals a little underwhelming? Branigan Library can help!

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to participate in our discussion of The Great Courses Program, Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking. This program cov...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Lions Tennis Courts Reopening

Tennis Courts at the Lions Park

the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announced today, Jan. 13, 2021 that tennis courts at Lions Park, 701 W. Picacho Ave., have reopened.

New Mexico State Public Health Order restrictions (https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2021

City Council Recap for January 11

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City Council discussed the City of Las Cruces’ proposed Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) for the period of 2021 to 2025.

Las Crucens were reminded that a community survey for the Consolidated Plan is still underway. Residents can take the online survey through...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 13, 2021

New Mexico Identifies First Case of B117 Coronavirus Variant

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The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 announced the state’s first case of the B117 coronavirus variant.

A man in his 60's has the variant; he is associated with travel to the United Kingdom in December. He is currently recov...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Schedule

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City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Emergency services such as fire and police will not be affected.

The following is a list of closures for January 18:

  • Frank O&am...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 11, 2021

State health Secretary to Give COVID-19 Vaccine Update January 11

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Dr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Department of Health, will host a remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s vaccine distribution effort. 

WHAT:&nbs...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Regional Aquatic Center Pool Closed for Repairs and Maintenance

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The pool area at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. will be closed for repairs and maintenance until further notice.

The fitness area will remain open during this time.

For information regarding the Regional Aquatic Center pool, cal...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 8, 2021

New Mexico Issues Vaccine Distribution Plan

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The New Mexico Department of Health today released its distribution plan for Phases 1B, 1C, and 2 for the COVID-19 vaccine. That plan is available here: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/ 

The Department also announced that New Mexico...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Joint Information Center Notes from Jan. 8, 2021

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

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

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 8, 2021

City Council to Conduct a Work Session on January 11

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 via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 for a work session.

City Council will discuss the City of Las Cruces’ proposed Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) for the period of 2021 to 2025. The City, as an entitleme...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 7, 2021

State Offers Call Center Support for Vaccine Registration

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 that a Health Department hotline now offers support for questions surrounding vaccine registration.

Users who have questions or would like support with the registration process - in...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Las Cruces Airport Earns Improved Compliance Report

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The Las Cruces International Airport received the close-out letter stating all deficiencies identified during Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 inspection have been successfully addressed. Andy Hume, airport administrator, described the repor...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Utility Online Payment Function Will be Down for Upgrades

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Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, City Utilities customers will be unable to access the online payment function due to system upgrades. During the upgrade, customers may make their payments by telephone at 866/426-9757 and follow the payment promp...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 5, 2021

January Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

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Enjoy online museum programs courtesy of the Branigan Cultural Center.

“History Notes: The Amador Hotel with Deb Dennis, Ph.D.”

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 14

Discover history and culture through a monthly informal discussion serie...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Branigan Library Hosts Author Mary Morris

Photo of Author Mary Morris side by side the cover of her book Gateway to te Moon

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to a discussion with author Mary Morris at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 via Zoom.  

Award winning novelist Mary Morris will discuss her novel, Gateway to the Moon. Gateway to the Moon is a 20th century story of t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Great Courses: The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to participate in our discussion of The Great Courses program The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy.

This program covers the history of the American West from colonial times to the “closing of the frontie...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Council Approves Formation of COVID Vaccine Task Force

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

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution supporting the creation of a COVID-19 vaccination task force in Las Cruces. The Council’s action came at its Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 meeting.

The task force will include: Assistant City Manager Eric...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 4, 2021

State Announces Enhanced Vaccine Registration Website

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that New Mexico’s vaccination website - vaccinenm.org - now enables users to complete comprehensive personal profiles. These profiles - which include personal medical conditio...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Masks Distributed to Las Cruces Utilities Residential Customers

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is doing its part to further reduce the spread of COVID-19 by distributing disposable masks to its residential customers.Residential customers will be receiving two masks per property through the same company LCU uses to distrib...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 4, 2021

City Councilor Yvonne Flores to Host Virtual District 6 Meeting

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Community members have a great opportunity to engage with the City of Las Cruces on the East Lohman Avenue Development Plan at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 by way of a virtual meeting.Consultants for the project will present information that has been de...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 4, 2021

City to Host Virtual Public Meeting for McFie Avenue Reconstruction, More

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The City Public Works Department is hosting a virtual public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 for its projects on McFie Avenue, the First Street Waterline, and the Village Plaza Utility replacement.The reconstruction project is on McFie Avenue b...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 27, 2020

New Truck Serves Up Water Line Cleaning Without Water Waste

City of Las Cruces NO DES Truck

By Cassie McClure

In December, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) added a NO-DES truck and trailer to its fleet. Using patented technology, the new equipment will avoid hydrant flushing, cut down on service interruptions to customers, and be a sustainable way to s...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Las Cruces Audit Report Released

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

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

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 23, 2020

GO Bond Desert Trails Community Park Erosion Control Project to Begin

Desert Trails Community Park building

The General Obligation (GO) Bond rehabilitation of Desert Trails Community Park, 3492 Sonora Springs, is anticipated to start on December 28. Park visitors may see some pre-construction activity but will still have access to the park. Closures may occur ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Local Businesses Receive Support Through Business Retention and Expansion Efforts

City Manager Pili with Brett Hahn

Business consultation and connection to resources are the tools the City of Las Cruces’ Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program is using to invigorate local businesses, boost their staying power, and enhance their opportunities for growth...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Local Artists Win Holiday Window Designs

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Local artists have been recognized for their creations on many of the windows in downtown Las Cruces.

In promoting the spirit of the holidays, the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP) and the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council (AC...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Anonymous Donor Gifts Musical Instruments to Weed and Seed Program

Weed and Seed Recipients

The holiday spirit is alive and well in Las Cruces. The City's Weed and Seed program participants have been gifted with musical instruments this year.  An anonymous donor purchased 12 acoustic guitars which were delivered this week to A....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 22, 2020

City Council Adopts Two GO Bond Resolutions

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

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted separate Resolutions at its Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 meeting regarding the construction of two General Obligation Bond projects approved by Las Cruces voters in 2018. One Resolution approved a contract with J...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 20, 2020

Reminder: Confirm Your Trash Pick Up Day with the New Grappler Schedule

LCU Grappler Schedule and Letter

By Cassie McClure 

A letter that accompanies the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) 2021 Grappler schedule will let Las Cruces residents know when their regular day for trash pickup will be in 2021. For 25 percent of residents, their day will change and t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Roll-off Containers Available for Mask Up to Clean Up

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The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will station two roll-off containers, provided by Las Cruces Utilities Solid Waste, at Frenger Park, 800 Parkview Dr. and at Gomez Park, 2283 S. Espina St. from December 19 to December 20 as part of t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Larry Nichols Named to Region XI International Code Council

Larry Nichols

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

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

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Start the Conversation to Pay Down a Late Utility Bill

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By Cassie McClure

City Council mandated the suspension to utilities disconnections for non-payment at the start of the COVID restrictions last March. However, those suspensions could be lifted in 2021.

Utility service is a necessity at this time more than e...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 6, 2020

Fresh Air and a Walk: Las Cruces Utilities Implements Walking Path for Employees

LCU Walking Path

By Cassie McClure

If it’s 10:30 a.m. and there are no meetings scheduled, it’s off for a quick lap around Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) new walking path for LCU Senior Engineer Rocío Nasir.

Her job is typically sedentary, pouring over plans and making recomme...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Vehicle Warm-up Theft Warning, Tips

Frost on Car

Las Cruces police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended, as they can be stolen within seconds.

With cooler morning temperatures approaching, many drivers start their vehicles and leave them running for extended p...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Presents "Informational Meetings for GED Seekers"

Books

Have you been thinking about getting your high school equivalency diploma? Don’t wait any longer!

Join us via Zoom at 10 a.m. Monday, January 11 or at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 12  to discuss options that will work for you. Thomas Branigan...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Call for Poets

Poets needed at TBL

In February and March 2021, the Las Cruces community will come together and read When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka, for the Big Read.

When the Emperor was Divine follows the experiences of a Japanese American family as they are incarcerated by t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Daines Appointed Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Kiri Daines

Kiri Daines, appointed in September as the Las Cruces Police Department’s acting Deputy Chief in charge of Investigations and Support Services, has now been named to the permanent position.

Daines’ appointment comes two weeks after Migu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Business Registration Fees to be Reduced in 2021

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

The Council adopted a Resolution...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City of Las Cruces Selects Ikani Taumoepeau as Assistant City Manager

Ikani Taumoepeau

The City of Las Cruces has selected Ikani Taumoepeau to serve as the City's new Assistant City Manager.

Taumoepeau has previously served as City Manager in Clayton, California; Assistant City Manager in Santa Paula, California; Deputy City Manager...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Youth Services Program Provides Meal Service for Families

Youth services

Youth Services program families received a special delivery of complete Thanksgiving meal baskets on November 22 by Youth Services staff as part of an annual holiday event, now in its 15th year. Besides spreading holiday cheer, Youth Services provides you...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 29, 2020

Growing Internal Talent through Collaboration: New Utility Director Delilah Walsh

LCU Walsh

By Cassie McClure 

When former Socorro County manager Delilah A. Walsh came to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in July 2019 as the first assistant utilities director, her experiences with the new team were a consistently positive experience.

“...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 27, 2020

See Through the FOG: Save Your Pipes from Fats, Oils, and Grease

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By Cassie McClure 

It’s that week where the trash cans start to overflow and the patience for waiting on grease to cool might be running thin.

But a split-second decision of pouring the fat, oil, and grease – known in the busine...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Additional Funds Available for City of Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program

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The City of Las Cruces has launched a second round of the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program to assist Las Cruces businesses and nonprofits who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The one-time grants of as much as $20,000 for quali...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 25, 2020

City of Las Cruces Names Miguel Dominguez as Police Chief

Chief Dominguez

The City of Las Cruces has selected Miguel Dominguez as its Chief of Police.

Dominguez has been a Las Cruces resident since 1985. He graduated in 2003 from LCPD’s 34th Academy and has most recently served as Interim Chief upon the retirement of P...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 24, 2020

City of Las Cruces Selects Eric Enriquez as Assistant City Manager

Chief Enriquez

The City of Las Cruces has named a new Assistant City Manager this week as Fire Chief Eric Enriquez has been selected to the position.

Enriquez was born and raised in Las Cruces. He attended Las Cruces Public Schools and New Mexico State University where h...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Financial Services Department Receives Achievement for Excellence Award

Finance Department

The City of Las Cruces has met the requirements to be awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Council Updated on East Lohman Avenue Development Plan

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The Las Cruces City Council was updated on the East Lohman Avenue Development Plan during its Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 Work Session. The City has contracted with Sites Southwest to prepare a development plan for City-owned property generally located south of ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Customer May See Trash Collection Day Change

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Due to growth and analysis, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will be changing the regular solid waste and recycling pick up day for nearly a quarter of Las Cruces residents starting in January 2021.

For those affected by the change in their trash day, a notice w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 3, 2020

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

Las Cruces City Hall

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

New fees will apply to:

  1. Administrative fees, including the Technolo...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Council Adopts Ordinance for LEDA project for LaSen, Inc.

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

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted an Ordinance during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, that approved a Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) project for LaSen, Inc., of Las Cruces. The action from the seven-member Cou...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Warns of Possible Scam Regarding Water Sample Collection

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), which provides gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste service to the Las Cruces area, is advising that an unknown person may be approaching citizens stating they need to collect a water sample to test for contaminatio...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Avoid Being A Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Vehicle Warm Up theft

Las Cruces police remind drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they can be stolen within seconds.

Surveillance video from an Oct. 6 incident on Sombrero Court shows that it took less than 15 seconds for the suspect t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 13, 2020

"Through a Different Lens: One Woman's Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968"

Frances Williams photo in front of 14th Inventory Board

Join us at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from Oct. 23, 2020 through Feb. 6, 2021 for Through a Different Lens: One Woman’s Experience in Vietnam, 1967-1968, an exhibit that examines the life of Las Cruces resident Frances Williams during ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fall/Winter Water Restrictions Now in Effect

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Citywide spring and summer daytime outdoor watering, from April 1 to September 30, restricted customers from watering during the daytime hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. But, from October 1 to March 31 customers are allowed to water during these hours on their ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Arte Cubano to Open at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Cubano Art

Arte Cubano opens Oct. 13, 2020, at Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St.

Arte Cubano highlights a universally agreed-upon characteristic of the island’s art: an incredible diversity. Cuban art is so rich in large part because of its diverse cultural b...

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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 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: March 26, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 136

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

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

Seven new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A m...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 100SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:Five new cases in Bern...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

Aerial View of Downtown Las Cruces

The national search for a new city manager for the City of Las Cruces has officially begun. Well-qualified candidates may apply electronically to The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The application is accessed by selecting the blue &...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise,” is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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City Manager Report