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Posted on: May 22, 2020

JIC Notes May 22, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Lane Closure on West Hadley Avenue

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a new fiber optics project along the W. Hadley Avenue corridor, W. Hadley Avenue will have a temporary west bound lane closure from 1st St. to Valley Dr. and two-way traffic will be provided during the construction. The work is scheduled to sta...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City and County Leaders Urge Residents to Stay Home this Holiday Weekend

City Council

With the three-day Memorial Day holiday set to begin, members of the Las Cruces City Council and Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners are urging residents to enjoy the unofficial start of summer at home.

“With a partial re-opening of El Paso un...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Knife-Wielding Woman Suspected of Stabbing Ex-Husband

Mug of Blanca Isela Rivera Fuentes

Las Cruces police arrested a woman suspected of stabbing her ex-husband during an incident Friday morning.

Blanca Isela Rivera Fuentes, 34, is charged with one third-degree felony count of aggravated battery against a household member. Fuentes is also char...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Solar Panel Preventive Maintenance Scheduled for City Building Locations

Solar Panels

As part of the City’s commitment to keeping its facilities in a clean, safe, and well-maintained condition, Facilities Management has contracted with a firm to engage in solar panel preventive maintenance and repair at various City buildings and...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau Update Leave Operation Underway in Las Cruces

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The U.S. Census Bureau has begun to drop off 2020 Census questionnaires at the front doors of some Las Cruces and Doña Ana County households.

This operation is also known as “Update Leave” and is done in areas where the major...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

W. Fleming Ave. ADA Improvement Project

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of an ADA improvement project along the W. Fleming Ave. corridor, W. Fleming Ave. will have a temporary west bound lane closure from N. Main St. to Cherry St. for four weeks beginning Tuesday May 26.

For the public’s convenience, crews wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City Council Creates Las Cruces Economic Recovery Board

City Council

At a special meeting today, the Las Cruces City Council created the Las Cruces Economic Recovery Board (LCERB.) The purpose of the board is to advise the mayor and City Council on strategies for gradually reopening the Las Cruces economy affected by the C...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

State Seeks Applicants for Contact-Tracing Jobs

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The New Mexico Department of Health and the State Personnel Office began accepting applications Friday to fill 200 to 250 contact-tracing positions around the state as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic moves into the next phase.

The positions range f...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Most Las Cruces Parks Closed for Holiday, but Some Specialty Areas, Trails Available for Use

Tennis Courts at the Lions Park

Based on the Phase I re-opening plan of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department approved by City Council and aligned with New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s extended public health emergency order and public saf...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Public Reminded to Stay Vigilant Over the Holiday

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) is advising Doña Ana County residents to stay vigilant and observe COVID-19 safety precautions over the Memorial Day holiday.  

The Memorial Day we...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Begin Limited Services to the Public

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In compliance with the All Together New Mexico, COVID Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will begin offering some limited services to the public beginning May 26, 2020.

Library patrons can now request curbside pi...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

JIC Notes May 21, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 2

Road Closure signs

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Tuesday, May 26, for the following:

  • La Bajada Dr. from U.S. 70 Frontage Rd to Mesa Rico Dr.
  • Mesa Rico Dr. from La Bajada Dr. to Mesa Moreno Dr.
  • M...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

RoadRUNNER Transit Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

RoadRUNNER bus

RoadRUNNER Transit will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day; normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

Memorial Day was recognized as a holiday by an act of Congress in 1971. The day was originally known as Decoration...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

City Parks Remain Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Notice of Park Closure

The Las Cruces Police Department encourages residents to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

In March, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency public health order suggesting residents prac...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Media Area for Las Cruces Area Senior Celebrations

Map for Media Staging for Las Cruces Seniors

Contact: Samantha Lewis, LCPS Public Relations Coordinator, 575-527-5946 • slewis@lcps.net

Who: Members of the media are invited to celebrate our 2020 LCPS senior graduates for a two-day senior celebration. 

What: 2020 Senior Celebrations ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Boutz Road Lane Closure

Lane Closure with barrels

Westbound traffic on Boutz Road between Valley Drive and Marquess Street will have a lane closure for utility installations beginning Friday, May 22, which may last approximately five working days.

For the public’s convenience, crews will work on...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Memorial Day Holiday Changes LCPD Station Hours

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The Las Cruces Police Department’s Station Office will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday but will be open for records and evidence pickup on Tuesday, May 26.

The Station Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for records and to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

El Paseo Road Lane Closure Notice

Lane Closure with barrels

Las Cruces motorists are advised that various lane closures will occur on El Paseo Road at the intersection of Missouri/Boutz starting May 21 for the installation of new communication infrastructure as part of the Boutz Rd. improvements project. It is est...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

JIC Notes May 19, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Las Cruces, Let’s Improve Your Skate Park!

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The skate park dream is on its way to becoming a reality! Help the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department determine which areas need improvement and what can be renovated or replaced at your skate park! Because of the public health emergency...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue

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There will be shoulder work on W. Hadley Avenue between 17th Street and Valley Drive for the west bound traffic starting Tuesday May 26 for telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to take up to four working days.

Mo...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Council Extends Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation Regarding Face Coverings

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At a special meeting today, the Las Cruces City Council voted to extend the emergency proclamation issued by Mayor Ken Miyagishima on Friday, May 15, that requires all members of the public, with some exceptions, to wear a face covering when inside, in l...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

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City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed to the public Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Emergency services such as fire and police will not be affected. The following is the City’s schedule:&nbs...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

JIC Notes May 18, 2020

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OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and p...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May

Albert B. Hall House

The month of May is designated as Historic Preservation Month, whereby towns and cities nationwide promote their uniqueness and the richness of their respective heritage.  

For Las Cruces, Historic Preservation Month 2020 offers a distinc...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2020

2019-2020 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

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 As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday May 18 for the following Streets: 

  • Advancement Avenue from Ventura Drive to 150’ east of Rea Boule...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation Regarding Face Coverings

City Council

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima today signed an emergency proclamation requiring the use of face coverings in all City of Las Cruces buildings and facilities. The term of the proclamation is 72 hours and City Council can vote to extend it up to 14 days.&...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

JIC Notes May 15, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

DOH COVID-19 Testing and Screening Sites in Doña Ana County

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The Department of Health is Conducting COVID-19 Testing and Screening at the Following sites in Dona Ana County through May 26.

 

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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Early Voting Begins Saturday at City Hall

Voter Stations Set Up in City Hall Lobby

City Hall in Las Cruces is one of seven alternate early voting locations in Doña Ana County for the 2020 Primary Election. In-person voting begins Saturday, May 16, and run...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

F-16 Flyover to Recognize Front Line COVID-19 Personnel

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In an effort to recognize those on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic, four F-16s from Holloman Air Force Base will conduct a flyover in southern New Mexico, May 15, 2020.

The flyover symbolizes appreciation for the healthcare workers, first re...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Jic Notes May 14, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net   

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Due to High Demand Free Food Boxes Available at Munson Senior Center Only

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 Due to high demand the FREE Food Boxes that Senior Programs has been distributing are almost gone, but there are some left, and they will be distributed TODAY Thursday, May 14, from 2-5 p.m. at Munson Senior Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.

On May 13...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safe World

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“Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safe World,” the theme for Building Safety Month, May 2020, raises awareness about the importance of safe and resilient construction, fire prevention, disaster moderation, and new technologies in th...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

State to Further Modify Public Health Emergency Order

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Wednesday announced New Mexico’s emergency public health order, set to expire May 15, will be extended through May 31 and modified to allow most retailers to operate at 25 percent of thei...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Mexico Guidance for Summer Youth Programs

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Summer Program Overview: E-learning or distance learning opportunities should be provided for all students when possible as an alternative to in person programs. In person summer programs and sports camps will be restricted to 5:1 child to adult ratios fo...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

JIC Notes May 13, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

JIC Notes May 12, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Free Food Boxes Available May 13 Through 15

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Senior Programs will be distributing food boxes FREE of charge at all City of Las Cruces senior centers from 2 - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 through Friday, May 15, in a drive-thru setting. 

The food boxes are available to anyone in the c...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Airport Booster Station Testing

Blue Water Booster

Las Cruces Utilities will conduct booster station testing in the area of Airport Road and Crawford Boulevard between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Tuesday May 12 through Friday, May 15. Potential affected areas will includ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

JIC Notes May 11, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

 

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during th...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Nevada Avenue Construction Beginning Week of May 11

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Nevada Avenue from Solano Drive to 50 feet east of Laurel Street will experience road construction work starting the week of May 11. New streetlight conduit will be installed, Nevada Avenue wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Shoulder Work on West Hadley Avenue

Lane Closure with barrels

There will be shoulder work on W. Hadley Ave. between 17th Street and Valley Drive for the west bound traffic starting Tuesday May 12 for telecommunication improvements. The work is scheduled to take up to nine (9) working days. 

Motorists wanting...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Street Lighting Installation on Espina Street

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Street lighting will be installed along South Espina Street between Plain Street and Monte Vista Avenue on Monday, May 11. South Espina Street will have lane shifts. The work is expected to be completed the sam...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

City Council Information Easier to Locate

City Council

 It is now easier to locate Las Cruces City Council meeting agendas, videos and other council-related information online. The City has added a button link on the home page of the City website simply titled, City Council Meetings, that takes visit...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Las Cruces Fire Department Encourages Use of 911/Hospitals in Emergency

Las Cruces Fire Department Squad Vehicle

The nation’s healthcare workers may be focused on COVID-19, but those with non-COVID-19 medical emergencies should not feel like they are burdening the system when it comes to gettin...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

University Avenue Eastbound Lane Closure

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As part of the Aggie Up Town development project, the eastbound lanes on University Avenue (between Telshor Blvd. and Terrace Dr.) will be closed to traffic. A detour will be in place to direct traffic around the construction zone. In ad...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

JIC Notes May 8, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

City Council to Discuss Transfer of Liquor License

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. 2647 to Strategic Restaurant Concepts d/b/a Bu...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Parks Remain Closed

Notice of parks closure

The Las Cruces Police Department encourages residents to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings during the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend.

In March, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency public health order suggesting resi...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

JIC Notes May 7, 2020

COVID-19

 

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Sonora Springs Road Work Notice

Lane Closure with barrels

Sonora Springs will experience road construction just east of Roadrunner Parkway as an existing sewer manhole is abandoned in the Diamond Springs 7 subdivision.  

Two-way traf...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Food Distribution Changes

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The Casa de Peregrinos food distribution held monthly at the City of Las Cruces Senior Center sites will be cancelled and is being redirected back to Casa de Peregrinos for the remainder of May and the month of June. &a...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

The City of Las Cruces Host Virtual Mother’s Day Celebration

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To honor the women who  have  become the rocks of our homes in this time of uncertainty, the City  of Las Cruces will host a virtual Mother’s Day Celebration at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 10. 

The virtual event is...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

JIC Notes May 6, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net   

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

NMSU’s Arrowhead Center Partners with City of Las Cruces to Spotlight Local Businesses

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Area business owners using new strategies to find customers during the COVID-19 pandemic are being featured in a program by New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center and the City of Las Cruces that will help shine a light on local businesse...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

June Programs at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Caboose

During the month of June, the Railroad Museum will host many programs for the entire family. Enjoy the cool air conditioning in our historic 1910 Santa Fe depot while you explore these events.

The month of June begins our summer evening hours. All City mu...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Resources Available for Residents in Need

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The Las Cruces City Council has been working to ensure all Las Cruces residents have their basic needs met since they have been impacted by the effects of the statewide Public Health Order caused by COVID-19. Las Cruces City Council approved emergency fun...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

City Council Encourages Absentee Voting

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Absentee voting begins today in the 2020 Primary Election and Las Cruces City Councilors are encouraging community members to vote absentee to limit public exposure related to the coronavirus pandemic. While there are no municip...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Intermittent Lane Closures on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Northrise Drive

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Northbound traffic on Sonoma Ranch Blvd. (between Northrise Dr. and Bataan Memorial) and westbound traffic on Northrise Drive (between Sonoma Ranch Blvd. and Roadrunner Pkwy.) will have intermittent lane closures&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

JIC Notes May 5, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Boutz Drive Lane Closure Notice

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

Boutz Road from Main Street to El Paseo Boulevard will experience an eastbound, right lane closure starting May 7 for the installation of new communication infrastructure. It is estimated that this work will ta...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

City Council Backs Governor’s Phased Re-Opening Strategies for Business in NM

City Council

The Las Cruces City Council today approved a resolution supporting Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s proposed strategy for reopening the state’s economy. The City Council also seeks additional and more consistent involvement from south...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

City Council Allocates $400,000 for Health-Related Public Service Programs

City Council

A total of 16 local non-profit organizations will share in $400,000 for health-related public services programs for fiscal year 2021/2022. The Las Cruces City Council today authorized the funding from the City’s Telshor Facility Fund, m...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

JIC Notes May 4, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

East Mesa Public Recreation Complex GO Bond Project Public Input Deadline Approaching

Virtual Map of a potential East Mesa Recreation Center

The future design of the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC) General Obligation (GO) Bond Project is now in your hands! The Las Cruces community is reminded to watch the virtual presentation and submit your comments and ideas before the public inp...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Extends Books By Mail Program

Thomas Branigan Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is expanding its books by mail program to all patrons during the COVID-19 closure. Patrons can place holds on library materials through the library’s online catalog at https://chile.las-cruces.org/&n...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Boutz Road Lane Closure for May 6

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Eastbound traffic on Boutz Road between Valley Drive and South Main Street will have a lane closure beginning Wednesday, May 6, and will last approximately five work...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2020

RoadRUNNER Transit Increases Safety/Beautifies Shelters

Image on City Bus to demonstrate safety practices against COVID-19

RoadRUNNER Transit continues to support localand state public health officials response to COVID-19 and assist in reducing its spread. In addition to the installation of banners on the fixed-route buses and Dial-A-Ride vehicles&...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Window Cleaning Scheduled for the East Mesa Public Safety Complex

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As part of the City’s commitment to keeping its facilities in a clean, safe, and well-maintained condition, along with providing responsive customer service, Facilities Management has contracted with a local firm to the clean the exterior window...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Senior Programs Food Distribution Today (Friday, May 1)

Munson Senior Center

The city of Las Cruces Senior Programs will be distributing food boxes for qualifying community members today from 2-5 p.m. at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St. Community members must be 60 years of age or older, or 18 year of age or older and disabled.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

JIC Notes May 1, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Visit Las Cruces Celebrates Travel and Tourism Week

Organ Mountains at Sunset

 

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which takes place May 3-9, Visit Las Cruces will highlight the tourism industry in our community with a social media contest, fun facts, and travel-themed ac...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Public Comment by Email for Virtual City Council Meetings Virtual Meetings now Include P&Z

City Council

The public is invited and encouraged to provide public comment by email for the Monday, May 4 virtual Las Cruces City Council meeting and subsequent meetings. The council is conducting virtual meetings in order to comply with the state p...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library & Las Cruces Museum Programming Goes Virtual

Kid at the Computer Screen that reads story time

While the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and The Las Cruces Museums continue to be closed due the COVID-19 Pandemic, you can still find stortimes, craft time activities, science experiments, and even&nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

JIC Notes April 30, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

COVID-19 JIC Notes April 29, 2020

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OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and p...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

JIC Notes April 28, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

JIC Notes April 27, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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

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News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

City to Receive VW Settlement Funds

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The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has notified the city of Las Cruces that is was selected to receive $150,000 as part of the Volkswagen (VW) settlement with the federal government. The money, which will be used for electric vehicle (EV) chargi...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

New Mexicans Tell Stories from the Frontline

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Today New Mexico state government launches a series of PSAs intended to highlight the personal stories of New Mexicans who have experienced first-hand the pain and suffering of COVID-19 and to underscore the importance of remaining physically distant and ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Department of Health Announces Third COVID-19 Screening for Essential Workers

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The New Mexico Department of Health announces its latest drive-up screening for the COVID-19 coronavirus for all essential workers Wednesday, April 29th at the Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano Dr. from 7 am to 12 pm or while test supplies l...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Virtual Input Opportunity for East Mesa Public Recreation Complex GO Bond Project

Virtual Map of a potential East Mesa Recreation Center

The City of Las Cruces invites the community to participate in an exciting virtual community engagement opportunity to give input for the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC), a second sports complex for use by the entire city.  

T...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

May 1 Partial Reopening of SCSWA Solid Waste and Recycling Centers

Evergreen Tree ready for Recycling

Starting Friday, May 1, 2020, the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) announce PARTIAL reopening of drop-off solid waste and&a...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Councilors Address the Community on Coronavirus

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Mayor Ken Miyagishima and the other six city councilors are reaching out to the community with helpful coronavirus information through a new bi-lingual, multi-media campaign. In a series of videos, the councilors address a variety of CO...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

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 Citywide spring/summer water restrictions began April 1st. The annual restrictions prohibit the watering of outside vegetation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

A watering schedule allows residents with even-numbered add...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

City Parks Temporarily Closed

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Las Cruces police encourage residents to continue practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings as we celebrate the upcoming Easter weekend.

In March, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency public health order suggesting residents pra...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

JIC Notes March 27, 2020

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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

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 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 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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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

Las Cruces Fire Department Adds Mobile Integrated Healthcare Van

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The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) has added to its fleet a Mobile Integrated Healthcare Transport van.

The vehicle will be used by LCFD’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) program to transport at-risk City residents in the program to alterna...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Guitarist Adam Hawley to Headline 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the artists for the 2020 Mayor’s Jazz Fest, which will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.

Headlining this year’s...

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News Releases
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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