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Posted on: January 9, 2022

New Blue Bins: Las Cruces Utilities and South Central Solid Waste Authority Team Up

LCU New Recycling Containers

By Cassie McClure

The blue recycling bin outside the garage or by your door might suddenly look different - a little newer, with some updated logos, and with a new number to call for questions.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), with South Central Solid Waste Auth...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Growth at Las Cruces Utilities Needs People Like You

LCU Valerie Marrs

By Cassie McClure

As of Jan. 3, 2022, there were 66 positions to be filled at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU).

Some of those positions will be filled internally by City employees who have grown their skills and are ready to take on new challenges, just like LCU ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City Council to Meet Jan. 18, 2022

City Council Chambers

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution to postpone the development of an administrativ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Artico Picks Las Cruces for Cold Storage Expansion

Artico Cold Management Facility(1)

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Economic Development Department the City of Las Cruces shares this information with the public.

A company that is planning to make New Mexico one of its first locations for a chain of specialized refrigerated warehous...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Portion of Peachtree Hills Road is Reopened

Orange barrels on street

Peachtree Hills Road between Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Metro Park Street has been reopened to two-way traffic.

Peachtree Hills Road was closed for utility improvements and repairs from June 2021 to early January 2022. Temporary traffic control and lane me...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Police Warn Businesses of Possible Food Delivery Scam or Prank

LCPD Badge

Las Cruces police are encouraging area businesses to be aware of a scam or prank that has affected two separate food delivery businesses in recent days.

Each business received a phone call for an order worth more than $100 of food to be delivered. Both del...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Unidad Park - GO Bond Playground Rehabilitation and Splash Pad Addition

Unidad Park 2

Work on Unidad Park began January 12 and continues through the end of July 2022.

This project is part of the City of Las Cruces GO Bond Question 1, Parks and Sports Improvements and Additions. For safety reasons, Unidad Park will be closed throughout this ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Spring 2022 Youth Sportsmanship Basketball Individual Participant Registration

Parks and Recreation Sign

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the following individual registrations for the upcoming Spring 2022 Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League

There will be four age divisions offered to all genders between the ages of 4 and ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 11, 2022

No COVID-19 Update Press Conference Wednesday, January 12

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The regularly scheduled New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) press conference will not be conducted  this week.However, David R. Scrase, M.D., Acting Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health; Laura Parajon, M.D., Deputy Cabinet...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Winter Water Conservation at Home

LCU Dye Tab

By Cassie McClure

Water conservation may not be the highest priority in the winter, but colder months are still a good time to check outside and inside your house for leaks and ways to conserve water for your desert home.

"The first thing to check woul...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 9, 2022

New Blue Bins: Las Cruces Utilities and South Central Solid Waste Authority Team Up

LCU New Recycling Containers

By Cassie McClure

The blue recycling bin outside the garage or by your door might suddenly look different - a little newer, with some updated logos, and with a new number to call for questions.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), with South Central Solid Waste Auth...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 11, 2022

"Me, Myself and Shirley" Postponed at the Rio Grande Theatre

Cindy Williams

“Me, Myself, and Shirley,” a one-woman show starring Cindy Williams, originally scheduled for February 4 and Feb. 5, 2022, has been postponed and will be rescheduled to 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 23, 2022.

Anyone who has already purchased t...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 11, 2022

"State of the Workforce" Employer Workshop will be January 27

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The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department will partner with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) to co-host a free business workshop regarding Creative Hiring and Recruitment in the Pandemic.

The workshop will begin at 5 p....

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Mask Up Las Cruces: Free Drive Thru Mask Giveaway for Adults and Kids

Mask Up Las Cruces child image

The City of Las Cruces, in partnership with New Mexico State University’s Office of Experiential Learning, Community Engagement and Outreach, will conduct a FREE drive-thru mask distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, January 17 at Frenger P...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 7, 2022

City's Internship Program Returns Strong in 2021 to Provide Opportunities

Interns

The City of Las Cruces Internship Program is growing again despite a pause in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were 140 interns working for 11 City departments at the end of 2021, according to data provided by the City’s Administration De...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2022

"Listen to Your Art" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture with the Las Cruces Museum of Art will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 21.

Megan Jacobs will discuss the life and work of Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi. The lecture will be hosted through Zoo...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Two Exhibits to Open at the Branigan Cultural Center

Righting a Wrong

"Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans

and World War II" to Open

at the Branigan Cultural Center

The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., announces the opening of “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II,&r...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Schedule

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

City Hall and most City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, 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 on January 17:

  • Frank O&rsqu...
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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Notice of Intent to Approve Beer and Wine License for Grounded Café

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

The Las Cruces City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of a Restaurant A - Beer and Wine Liquor License to Grounded Café, LLC., at 300 N. Main St., Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88001.

The Public Hearing will be par...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Science Café will be Online in January with the Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi

Water Tube

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Surfactant-enhanced Permanganate Oxidation for Pool-dominated TCE Sources in Heterogeneous Porous Media” with guest speaker Nihat Hakan Akyol,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Notice of Intent to Approve Transfer of Liquor Licenses (Circle K - Several)

City Council

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of a Transfer of Ownership of Dispenser Liquor License No. 0244 with Off-Premises Consumption-Package Sales...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 16, 2021

January STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

Super Volcano

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer in-person Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for children and families this January.

The programs are free but require registration in advance. Register in-pe...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps the City Get in the Holiday Spirit

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By Cassie McClure

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers were able to get the perfect picture for their holiday card at the LCU booth during the City of Las Cruces Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Kids, and those young at heart, also received icicle blue lollipops and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 19, 2021

“Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art” at the Museum of Art

Museum of Art

Join us for a new exhibition at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art, from Oct. 29, 2021 to Jan. 22, 2022.

This exhibition explores the arts and crafts traditions of the Near East and the We...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Website Bid Module

Small toy tractor pushing alphabet block which read B I D

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
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