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Posted on: September 25, 2020

City Council to Meet September 28 for a Work Session

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 via video conference for a regularly scheduled work session.

The work session will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The work session will also be avail...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Reward Offered for Info on Whereabouts of Wanted Subjects

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Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps police locate the occupants of a vehicle that struck and killed a man on Monday evening.

 

Heather Mariah Grace Funk, 40, and 34-year-old Earnest Thomas F...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Warrants Issued for Occupants of Fatal Hit-and-Run Vehicle

Espina Fatal Crash pic collage

Police are looking for a 40-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man who is believed to be the occupants of the vehicle that struck and killed a Las Cruces man Monday evening.

 

Heather Mariah Grace Funk, 40, and 34-year-old Earnest Thomas Fudge were b...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Thursday: Governor, State Officials to Give Press Update on COVID-19 Efforts, Election

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference tomorrow afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response, as well as 2020 fall election preparations.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state offi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Scam Telephone Calls from Police Impersonators

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Las Cruces police are warning residents of potential scam telephone calls that are trying to entice call recipients to respond to the scene of a crash or provide personal or financial information.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Las Cruces police serge...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Crime Prevention Event Provides VIN Etching on UTVs, Motorcycles

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Las Cruces police and The Power Center are co-hosting a free vehicle identification number etching and VIN inspection event on Saturday specifically for utility terrain vehicles, side-by-sides, and motorcycles.

 

The free Crime Prevention Event wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

N.M. Updates High-risk States Under Quarantine Order

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The state of New Mexico, pursuant to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order requiring quarantine for out-of-state visitors arriving from high-risk states, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, amended the list of states from which visitors and arriving...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Hears from Business Owners About Proposed Changes to the City’s Minimum Wage

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The Las Cruces City Council met Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

City Council especially sought input from employees, business owners or managers in Las C...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Construction Notice for Roadrunner Parkway

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Roadrunner Parkway between Mission Drive and Cheyenne Drive will experience intermittent southbound right lane closure starting Monday, September 28.Additionally, Santo Domingo Avenue at Roadrunner Parkway may experience a flagman operation for telecommun...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Construction Notice for Mission Road

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Mission Road between Cheyenne Drive and Roadrunner Parkway will experience westbound shoulder work starting Thursday September 24. Additionally, Sunrise Point Road at Mission Road may experience a flagman operation for the installation of telecommunicatio...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Espina Street Hit-and-Run Kills Man, Injures Another

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Police are continuing to investigate Monday evening’s hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 43-year-old Las Cruces man and critically injured a second man near the intersection of Espina Street and Arizona Avenue.

About 8 p.m. Monday, Sept...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Parks Upkeep on Forefront of Parks & Recreation Priorities

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The City of Las Cruces – specifically the Parks & Recreation Department – is launching a new way community members can hear messages directly from the director. The Director’s Message is a new feature on the City&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council Adopts New Version of Utility Terrain Vehicle Ordinance

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The Las Cruces City Council has repealed and replaced the City’s Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) ordinance with a new version. The council’s action came during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 22.The new version of th...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

13 Cadets Graduate from LCPD’s Academy

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The Las Cruces Police Department graduated 13 police cadets Friday from its state-certified law enforcement training academy.

Because of the public health emergency, the 49th Las Cruces Police Academy’s graduation was limited to a short Zoom pres...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Installation of Furnishings at City Hall

Las Cruces City Hall

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 and helping improve operations, Facilities Management has contracted with a regional fir...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

City Council to Meet September 21

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, September 22, via video conference, for a regularly scheduled meeting.The meeting will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The meeting will also be available onlin...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Del Rey Boulevard Lane Closure Notice

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Del Rey Boulevard, between Starburst Ridge Court and Mercury Lane, will experience northbound and southbound inside lane closures starting as early as Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.G. Sandoval Construction, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be do...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Skate Park Rehabilitation Moves to Next Phase

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The Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announces interested community members can access the final assessment report for the Las Cruces Skate Park, 151 N. Walnut St., at www.las-cruces.org/LCSkatePark.The study started in May and was completed in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Elks Drive Lane Closure Notice

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Elks Drive, between Mohegan Trail and Fran Drive, will experience northbound and southbound inside lane closures starting Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.G. Sandoval Construction, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be doing preliminary dirt work in t...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Promotional Video Produced for Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District Creative Tourism Award

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A promotional video has been produced which highlights a Creative Tourism Award the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District won earlier this year from the Creative Tourism Network.

The City’s Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council was cont...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Man Suspected of Attacking Officer Arrested

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A man suspected of using a crowbar to attack a friend’s home and damage at least two vehicles were arrested Wednesday morning after he violently attacked a Las Cruces police officer.

Dominic Lopez, 36, whose address is listed as 999 W. Amador Ave...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Warrant Issued for Subject of SWAT Callout

Richard Espino Arrest Mug

The subject of an hours-long SWAT callout on Bellamah Drive was not in the home when police entered the residence Thursday afternoon.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a domestic-related incident at a home on the 170...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

State to Amend Guidance for Small Groups in Exercise Settings, Outdoor Activities

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state will update its guidance within the emergency public health order to permit small groups in exercise settings and safe outdoor activities for New Mexicans.

An amended emergency public health order...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

JIC Notes September 16, 2020

COVID-19

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

SWAT Callout Prompts Closure of Roads in Bellamah Neighborhood

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A man suspected in a domestic-related incident, and possibly barricading himself inside a home, is the subject of a SWAT callout in Las Cruces’ Bellamah Neighborhood.

The Las Cruces Police Department’s SWAT team, with assistance from Ne...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Suspects in Two Gun Incidents Arrested

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Police have charged two men suspected in a pair of Monday morning gun incidents that included rounds being fired and a couple of victims being threatened.

Adan Herrera, 20, of the 5300 block of Sunny Acres Drive, and Javier C. Vasquez, 19, of the 2900 bloc...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Governor to Hold News Conference on COVID-19 Response Today

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response, the state’s rapid response efforts and the 2020 Census.

WHAT: Remote news conferen...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

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

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Winston Avenue, from Lenox Avenue to Topley Avenue, is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City’s 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will begin Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 and is estima...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Lennox Avenue, Temple Street Road Closures Notice

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Lenox Avenue, from Spitz Avenue to Temple Street, as well as Temple Street, from Lenox Avenue to U.S. Highway 70, are scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. W...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project on San Acacio Street

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San Acacio Street, from Desert Drive to Camino Del Rex, is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations by Cutler Repaving, Inc. as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will proceed on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, and is estima...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Lohman Hit-and-Run Crash Proves Fatal

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A 28-year-old pedestrian, struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening while trying to retrieve his dog that wandered into traffic on Lohman Avenue, died from his injuries at an El Paso hospital.

The pedestrian was identified by police as 28-year-old Fernando Padil...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

City Council Special Work Session Set for September 22 to Discuss Las Cruces’ Proposed 2021 Minimum

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021.

Mayor Ken Miyagishima will allow the first 20 business ow...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Lane Closure Notice for Spruce Avenue (Between Triviz Drive and Kilmer Street)

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Spruce Avenue between Triviz Drive and Kilmer Street will again experience a westbound right lane closure starting Tuesday, September 13. The traffic control will stay 300 feet west of the Spruce/Triviz intersection for the installation of landscaping in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Man Suspected of Identity Theft, Fraud in Vehicle Purchase

Mug shot Richard Padilla

Las Cruces police have arrested a man suspected of creating a fictitious identity and using it to fraudulently purchase a brand-new vehicle – and nearly a second one before his arrest.

Richard Padilla, 32, who claimed an address of 999 W. Amador ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library now New Mexico Safe Certified

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is now a New Mexico Safe certified facility. A New Mexico Safe certification means that the Library is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff and patrons in the building using COVID-Safe practices (CSP). &...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 - 2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Road Closure Notice for 4th Street

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4th Street from Parker Road to Howell Avenue is scheduled to undergo milling and overlay operations as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project. Work will begin Saturday, September 12, and is estimated to conclude on Tuesday, September 15. W...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 - 2021 Overlay Maintenance Project - Road Closure

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East Mulberry Avenue from North Mesquite Street to North Solano Drive is scheduled to undergo overlay operations as part of the City 2020-2021 Overlay Maintenance Project.Work will proceed Tuesday, September 15, and is estimated to conclude on Wednesday, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to Begin Offering Limited Lobby Service

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As part of its next phase of reopening, the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is excited to announce it will begin offering limited lobby service starting Monday, September 14, 2020. This is in addition to curbside pick-up and the public computer lab servi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Tutoring & Learning Center at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

El Paseo Road Cleanup is Saturday Morning

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Las Cruces police, Codes Enforcement, Parks and Recreation, Streets Management and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful personnel will work with business owners Saturday morning to help clear weeds, graffiti and unsightly rubbish from properties along El Paseo Road....

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Council to Meet for a Work Session on September 14

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet, via video conference, at 1 p.m. Monday for a work session. 

The work session will be televised live at 1 p.m. Monday on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The work session will also be available online at clct...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Ifo Pili Begins Work as New City Manager

New City City Manager

Ifo Pili, the new Las Cruces City Manager officially began his employment with the City this week. The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved his contract at the Monday, August 17 Council meeting.Pili, who was previously employed as the city adminis...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

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Police have arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a young girl who, at the time, considered him to be a close relative.

Carlos Prudencio Colorbio, 57, of the 1200 block of Fountain Loop, is charged with one second-degree felony count ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Man Suspected of Breaking into Shed

Steven Najvar

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

JIC Notes September 9, 2020

Purple Covid Virion

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Swift Water Rescue Team Dispatched to Luna County

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At the request of the Luna County Office of Emergency Management, the Las Cruces Fire Department is sending a Swift Water Rescue Team and Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue is sending a crew to an area near west Deming where severe flooding has stranded sev...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Road Striping Rescheduled for September 9 and 10

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

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

"Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture" at the Branigan Cultural Center

Spanish Colonial Style Furniture

Join us September 2 through October 3, 2020, for Wood for Wood: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture, an exhibit that examines the WPA-era vocational training program in New Mexico that drew upon Spanish Colonial furniture to teach young men and w...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

City of Las Cruces Names Mandy Leatherwood Guss as Director of Communications

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The City of Las Cruces announces that Mandy Leatherwood Guss has been named the City’s new Director of Communications.

Guss joined the City in March of 2016 as Marketing Coordinator for the then Community & Cultural Services Department. Later...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City Council Approves Extraordinary Pay for City Employees

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At its Tuesday, September 8 regularly scheduled meeting the Las Cruces Council unanimously adopted a resolution to approve a budget adjustment of $500,000 to the City of Las Cruces’ adopted 2021 fiscal year budget for extraordinary pay for City ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Man Suspected of Burglarizing Store and Vehicle Monday Evening

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Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of breaking into Sportsman’s Warehouse and a vehicle parked nearby Monday evening.

Armando Almaraz, 25, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of criminal damage to property, one...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Fire Damages Nessa’s Cafe

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The Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a fire that damaged a portion of Nessa’s Café late Saturday evening.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, Las Cruces firefighters were dispatched to a fire at Nessa’s Caf&eacut...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Shoulder Work on Nacho Drive Rescheduled

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Shoulder work on Nacho Drive, 400 feet south from the east Lohman Avenue, and Nacho Drive intersection is now scheduled to start on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

Comcast will be making telecommunication improvements. A flagman will be utilized for this work wh...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Teen Study Services

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer teen study services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Teen Connection Program. The study center will provide students in grades 6 – 12 (ages 12 and...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Road Striping Maintenance on September 8

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

  • Elks Drive, from north Main Street to Lavender Drive
  • Missouri Avenue, from Luna Street to south Main Street
  • Amador Avenue, from south Vall...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

More City Parks to Open After Labor Day

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The Las Cruces community’s hard work to follow COVID guidelines is paying off and because conditions are improving citywide, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will reopen additional parks effective Tuesday September 8, as ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and Support Our Community

Las Cruces Safe Promise

Get ready to take the Las Cruces Safe Promise and commit to keeping the community as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus, because your promise can support the success of our local businesses. 

 The Las Cruces Safe Promise is a good-f...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Out-of-School Time Tutoring Services

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Youth Services Section will offer tutoring services beginning Monday, September 14 through the Out-of-School Time Program. The sessions will provide students in Kinder – 5 (5 to 11 years of age) a sa...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Branigan Library Introduces Climate Reads book Club

Parable of a sower

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library introduces the new Climate Reads Book Club. The book club is part of a national community of readers and writers participating in a year-long reading and discussion of books shedding light on the climate crisis and environ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Shoulder Work on Nacho Drive

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

State Departments Collaborate to Launch Virtual Job Readiness Training Series

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Secretary Issues Social Distancing Restrictions for Polling Places

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New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel this week issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season.

“Election facilities must remain accessible to the public under the...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Sienna Avenue Road Closure

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

"Teen Science Cafe - Mapping the Crescent Moon" Online with the Museum of Nature & Science

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The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café” with guest presenters from Apache Point Observatory. The event will be held through a closed ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

N.M. Quarantine Requirements Eased for Certain States

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday issued a revised executive order amending the mandatory quarantine for individuals arriving into the state of New Mexico, exempting travelers and residents arriving from states with lower COVID-positivity rates whil...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Hadley Tree Mite Infestation Scheduled for Second Treatment

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Mite infested trees along East Hadley Avenue will receive a second preventive treatment on Thursday, September 3, using a human and pet-friendly spray that does not require sidewalk closure, as part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s effor...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

JIC Notes September 2, 2020

COVID-19

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Daines Appointed to Acting Deputy Chief

Kiri Danies

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

Daines’ new assignment follows the promotion o...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Arrowhead Center, City, Seeking Participants for Second BizSprint

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New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center and the City of Las Cruces (CLC) Economic Development department is seeking participants for its second business accelerator designed to help Las Cruces businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Be Counted Las Cruces - Last Call for 2020 Census

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With September 30 as the deadline for completing the 2020 Census, critical door-knocking efforts are underway to homes of those who have not yet responded, to reach or surpass the 2010 response rate before the final hour.Census takers are visiting homes t...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Beware of Check Over Payment Scam

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Police are warning residents of an overpayment scam that has victimized at least two Las Cruces residents.

Investigators learned that at least two Las Cruces residents received electronic correspondence that appeared to be from a firm that advertises for m...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Governor Lujan Grisham, DFA Announces $150 Million in Grants to Support New Mexico Local Governments

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday announced $150 million in CARES Act grants to local governments across New Mexico to cover the cost of necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergen...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

25 Counties Can Expand Their Nursing Home Visitation Options

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

DOH Posts Updated Guidance to Control COVID-19

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Extension to Shoulder Work on S. Telshor Boulevard

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

City Selects Christine Rivera as City Clerk

Christine Rivera

The City of Las Cruces announces that Christine Rivera has been selected to be City Clerk.

Christine held the Deputy City Clerk position from 2016 until her recent appointment as the Acting City Clerk in October 2019. During her time in the acting position...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Council Approves $1.4 Million for Additional COVID-19 Relief

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

A resolution authorizing the City of Las Cruces to accept a $1,400,000 budget adjustment for emergency assistance for the impact from COVID-19 for various programs was adopted by the Las Cruces City Council during a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 27....

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Iconic Native American Sculpture Undergoes Annual TLC

Apodaca Park Statue clean up

“Dineh”, the iconic Native American sculpture created by artist Peter Wolf Toth and located in Apodaca Park on the corner of Main Street and Madrid Avenue, will undergo its annual preservation treatment today, August 26, reported the P...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

JIC NOTES AUGUST 26, 2020

COVID-19

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

String of Auto Burglaries Under Investigation

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

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Recovery Council Urges Businesses to Apply for Loan Program

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City Council Discusses Proposed Shade Structures for Plaza de Las Cruces

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There was consensus from the Las Cruces City Council at a Monday, August 24 work session to proceed with plans to add shade structures at Plaza de Las Cruces.

From a presentation by Vigil and Associates, an architectural firm with offices in Las Cruces, th...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks & Recreation Aquatic Facility - Fall/Winter Hours

Aquatic Center

The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr. will implement fall/winter hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 8, in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order still in...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

LCPD to Expand Station Office Hours

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The Las Cruces Police Department’s Station Office, which has been on an abbreviated schedule since March due to the public health emergency, is set to expand its operational days to two days a week.

Beginning this week, LCPD’s Station O...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Police Watch for DUI Drivers

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Las Cruces police plan to conduct at least one saturation patrol within city limits before the end of August.

Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated....

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Crime Stoppers Offers Reward in Armed Robbery Case

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Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify two young men suspected in the Aug. 13 battery and armed robbery of a 17-year-old boy.

Police learned that about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, a 17-year-ol...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Awarded 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant

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The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP) has been selected to receive a $12,000 AARP Community Challenge grant. The DLCP is one of only 184 grant recipients selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Second Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

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Update 8/31/20

Jacob Gonzales, the man believed to be responsible for the Aug. 20 kidnapping and battery of his ex-girlfriend, was arrested Thursday in El Paso, Texas.

After determining probable cause for charges in the case, Las Cruces police obtained a wa...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activity Kits Available from the Museum of Nature and Science

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While the Museum of Nature & Science remains closed due to public health mandates, museum programming will continue in September with activity kits. The STEM kits are free to pick up but require reservation to ensure sufficient supply and are availabl...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful is Awarded New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant

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The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has announced that the City of Las Cruces Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program is one of only 37 recipients that have been awarded a New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant. The grant is given to local governments...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2020

City Council Approves New City Manager Contract

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The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a contract for new City Manager Ifo Pili at its Monday, August 17 meeting. Pili, who has been city administrator of Eagle Mountain, Utah since 2012 and has 14 years of experience in municipal administration...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Elections Officials Needed for 2020 General Election

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Election officials are being sought for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. To be an election official interested individuals must:

  • Be registered to vote in Doña Ana County.
  • Take an oath of office.
  • Not be a candidate for any office on the general e...
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News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2020

LCFD Provides Tips for Safe Hiking

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Following the rescue of three hikers who became stranded in the Organ Mountains earlier this week, the Las Cruces Fire Department would like to provide tips for those who venture into the great outdoors.

LCFD suggests following these and other safety tips:...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center March 20, 2020

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  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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