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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Munson Center Art Wing Closure Begins March 30

Munson Senior Center

The Art Wing at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., will be closed to the public from Monday, March 30, through Sunday, April 5, 2020. During the closure, Munson Center staff will deep clean and sanitize the Art Wing.

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

City’s Revitalization Efforts are Featured in Texas Engineers Publication

Downtown Las Cruces’ new callecitas

Efforts by the City of Las Cruces to revitalize the downtown area, with focus on the project to convert Church and Water streets to two-way traffic, is the subject of an article featured in the current publication of the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Socie...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Annual Volunteer Fair & Giving Day Returns

VF

The 9th annual Volunteer Fair & Giving Day returns to the Plaza de Las Cruces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Admission is free.

The event will be in conjunction with the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market and will showcase more than 50 ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Alameda Boulevard will have a Lane Closure on February 29

Lane Closure with barrels

City of Las Cruces Streets Management will be conducting road maintenance on the northbound lane of Alameda Boulevard, between west May Avenue and west Las Cruces Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Alameda Boulevard will be reduced to ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Nevada Avenue Shoulder Work Begins February 26

Lane Closure with barrels

Nevada Avenue, between Walnut Street and Lees Drive will have shoulder work beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, as part of Unite Private Networks utility installations. The work will last approximately five working days.

Crews will work only from 7 a.m. to...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Spring Break Teen Lock-in will be March 21

Group of kid sitting

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Spring Break Teen Lock-in from 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 to 6 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Teens in the sixth to 12th grades are invited to attend a night of fun-filled activities...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Spruce Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures Begin February 24

Lane Closure with barrels

Spruce Avenue, at the Mesquite Street intersection, will have intermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project. The work will begin on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, and will last approximately five working days.

Crews will ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Interstate 25 Lane Closure will be in Effect on February 23

Lane Closure with barrels

On Feb. 23, 2020 the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will have crews and equipment on the northbound, right driving lane of Interstate 25 just before the I-25/University Avenue interchange to make guardrail and fence repairs. To minimize i...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Community Invited to Participate in Unidad Park GO Bond Project Planning

Unidad Park Sign

The City of Las Cruces invites the community to participate in the Unidad Park General Obligation (GO) Bond Project planning by dropping in between 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the multi-purpose room at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E....

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Las Cruces’ Roadrunner Sculpture is Featured in an NBC News Story

Roadrunner Sculpture

The City of Las Cruces, in particular the Roadrunner sculpture at the Scenic View rest area on the City’s West Mesa, has received national television exposure and was recently featured by NBC News.

A 1 minute, 7 seconds video story about the Road...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

MVRDA to Utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification System for Doña Ana County

Fire Truck

Las Cruces, NM., February 20, 2020 – Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) has contracted with OnSolve to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides public safety officials the ability...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Flags to Fly at Hall-Staff in Honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez

Antonio Rodriguez

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered all U.S. and New Mexico state flags to fly at half-staff from sundown Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 to sunset Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in honor of U.S. Army Sgt 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, of Las Cruces, who ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting Planned for Sunrise Terrace Park

Playground with swings

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will conduct a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 regarding Sunrise Terrace Park. The neighborhood meeting will be in Conference Room 2007-A at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

City rep...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Reward Offered for Stolen Excavator and Trailer

Police Badge

A $50,000 excavator was stolen from a Las Cruces job site earlier this month and now an insurance company is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps locate the construction equipment and the trailer it was loaded on.

Las Cruces police learned t...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Sunrise Terrace Park Turf Discussion

Playground with swings

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold a neighborhood meeting regarding Sunrise Terrace Park to present plans for turf upgrades. The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., conference ro...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

LCPD Accepting Applications for 50th Academy

Police Badge

The Las Cruces Police Department is accepting applications for its 50th training academy that’s set to begin in late October.

Applications for LCPD’s training academy must be received no later than April 21, 2020. The academy is tentati...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful Adds a Fifth President’s Circle Recognition Award

James Woods Posses with the President's Circle Recognition Award.

For the fifth consecutive year Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) has earned the President’s Circle Recognition Award from Keep America Beautiful.

The award was presented Feb. 12, 2020 to James Woods, KLCB Coordinator, during the annual Keep Americ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Nature & Science Discovery PreK Classes at the Museum of Nature and Science

Kids wearing masks.

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Nature and Science Discovery Pre-K – Planeteers,” at 9 a.m. every Thursday in March. Entry to the museum and its programs are free, and no registration is require...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

“Dr. Seuss Day” at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science

Kid putting their hands in a green bucket.

The Museum of Nature & Science and Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will host “Dr. Seuss Day” at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, 2020. This is a free, family event that w...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

“Saturday Family Science – Earthquakes” at the Museum of Nature and Science

Model Earthquakes

Bring your curiosity for a hands-on investigation that involves the whole family at “Saturday Family Science – Earthquakes,” presented by the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Marc...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

NR: Registration Begins March 16 for 2020 Youth Cheer Program – Session 2

Youth Cheer Program photo

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for the upcoming 2020 Youth Cheer Program (Session 2) on March 16, 2020 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

The program will be available to girls and boys a...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Inaugural Las Cruces City Fest will be May 30

Logo of Las Cruces City Fest

To celebrate the unique arts, music, cuisine, history, culture, and outdoor recreation offerings in Las Cruces, Visit Las Cruces has partnered with various community organizations to host the first annual Las Cruces City Fest (LCCF), from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m....

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Leap Year Free Swim Day will be February 29

Regional Aquatic Building

Celebrate Leap Year 2020 with a Free Swim Day. The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swimming on Feb. 29, 2020 at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.

Open Swim Sessions will be free to the general public from...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

University Avenue Lane Closure Begins February 19

Lane Closure (1)

As part of the Aggie Uptown project, eastbound traffic on University Avenue will have a lane closure between Don Roser Drive and Telshor Boulevard beginning Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The lane shift will last approximately three weeks.

One eastbound lane an...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Media Advisory - State of the City Address

Mayor Ken Miyagishima

Mayor Ken Miyagishima will deliver his annual State of the City Address at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 19, in council chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

Mayor Miyagishima will highlight past year accomplishments and share his perspectives and ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Walnut Street Intermittent Lane Closures Begin February 18

Lane Closure with barrels

Walnut Street, between Lohman Avenue and Palomas Avenue, will have intermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project. The work will begin Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, and will last approximately seven working days.

Two-way...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Community Invited to Participate in Unidad Park GO Bond Project Planning

Unidad Park Sign

The City of Las Cruces invites the community to participate in the Unidad Park General Obligation (GO) Bond Project planning by dropping in between 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Unidad Community Park, 1500 E. Hadley Ave.

The park, which is th...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Doña Road Water Outage will be on February 18

Hand turning off the water faucet

Residents on Doña Ana Road, from Richard Drive to 2105 Doña Ana Road, will experience a water outage from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Morrow Enterprises, Inc., under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be conn...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Thomas Branigan Library Entrance/ADA Ramp Project Continues

Aerial footage of Thomas Branigan Library

As work continues at Thomas Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., temporary Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) parking has been established and will be utilized from Feb. 17, 2020, through March 24, 2020.

The temporary ADA parking is centrally located ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Las Cruces Residents Urged to be Cautious of Social Security Scam Calls

lady receiving a scam call on her cellphone

Las Cruces residents should be aware of scam telephone calls from impersonators claiming to be with the Social Security Administration. The fraudulent callers have been falsely claiming there is a problem with a person’s Social Security number o...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

50 Plus Walking Program

image of senior citizens walking at the park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.

The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes! It begins with 20-minute walks, thre...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Presents a Mini Film Noir Festival

Books

Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., and join us in celebrating the release of Santa Fe Noir with a few of our favorite books-to-movie Film Noir selections!

From March 17, 2020 to March 20, 2020 Branigan Memorial Library will be s...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Public Hearing for Small Brewer Off-Site License

Statue of a lion

The Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of the issuance of a Small Brewer 2nd Off-Site Location Liquor License to Icebox Brewing, LLC, d/b/a Icebox Brewing Company, to be located at 139 North Main Street, ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Alameda Boulevard at Court Avenue Lane Closures Begin January 28

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of the West Court Avenue Improvements project, the intersection of Court Avenue and Alameda Boulevard will be closed to southbound traffic for utility installations. A detour will be in place to direct traffic around this closure.

Also, northbound ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Education Stations in February at the Museum of Art

Collage of items found in New Mexico

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., in February for a hands-on art experience making pictorial landscape collages from magazine clippings.

Participants will engage their creativity to craft a memento of home, their dream destination, the...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

2020 Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration

Meerscheidt Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming 2020 Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League. The league is offered to youth from 4 to 14 years of age. League play will begin the week of Ma...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Father and Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dance will be February 28

Daddy and Daughter Dancing

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the “Father/Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dinner Dance” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.

Gi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Additional Yoga Classes Offered

Yoga Classes

The Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer additional Yoga classes at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., beginning January 7, 2020.

Every Tuesday, Youth Yoga at 4:15 p.m. Beginners Flow Yoga – Foundation...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

Woman putting coins into a pig bank

Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces has increased from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. The tipped wage has increased fro...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Wolf Hall Book Club”

Wolf Hall Image

This March, Hilary Mantel is releasing the long-awaited conclusion to the Booker-Award winning Wolf Hall series. Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., as we read – and watch – our way through Wolf Hall and Brin...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

50 Plus Walking Program Winter 2020 (January-March Session)

Frank O'Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.

The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 13 weeks! It begins with 20-minute...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

image of old movie records

Love movies? Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each mont...

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