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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Former Employee Suspected in Armed Robbery of Smoke Shop

Oscar Angel

One of the men suspected in Thursday evening’s armed robbery of a local smoke shop was identified by store management as a former employee of the business.

Oscar Angel, 50, of the 1500 block of east Idaho Avenue, is charged with one second-degree...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

“Mrs. Claus is Coming to Town!”

Christmas Decorations

Join us in the Children’s Department at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library to create holiday crafts and meet Mrs. Claus! She has traveled a long way to be here so you may want to snap a picture too! 

This program will entertain kids of all...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Billiards Tournament at Munson Senior Center

Three people playing 8-ball

Kelly Smith won
the Munson Senior Center’s monthly 8-ball billiards tournament held onWednesday, November 27. Pictured left to right are November winners:  

1st
place – Kelly Smith

2ndplace – Jaime Chavando

3rd
p...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

“Super Scientists” Drop in Activities at MoNaS

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The Museum of
Nature & Science presents “Super Scientists,” drop in activities from 10a.m. to noon on listed Saturdays. Entry to the museum and program are free, and
no registration is required. Drop in activities are appropria...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Hands making Ceramics

Registration is open for Spring 2020 Studio Programs art classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Classes for Session 1 will be held January 9th – February 15th, classes for Session 2 will be held February 20th – March 28th, and classe...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

La Purisima Rundown Improvements

Lane Closure (1)

The Streets Management
section will have a contractor making improvements on the Drainage Rundown atLa Purisima and Calle Fuerte beginning Monday, December 16, and lasting until
Thursday, January 24, 2020. This schedule is subject to change due to wea...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Pet Owners Urged to Keep Dogs and Cats Properly Confined

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Domestic
pet owners are reminded to keep their dogs and cats safely confined to theiryard, or within their home, to avoid unfortunate harm to a four-legged friend.

City
ordinance requires dogs and cats be humanely kept to their owner’s yard o...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Picacho Avenue Lane Closure near Motel Boulevard

Lane Closure (1)

As part of the
on-going upgrades to Cable Com’s infrastructure, 

East and westbound traffic on Picacho Avenue near the intersection of Motel Boulevard will
experience a lane drop as part of the on-going upgrades to Cable Com&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Retired Law Enforcement Qualifications Planned

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The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct a safety and weapons qualification course for officers who have retired from LCPD and wish to maintain their qualifications.

This training begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the East Mesa Public Safety C...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Las Cruces Named in Top 11 List of Solo Female Travel Destinations

Womens Monument

Las Cruces was featured yet again for national recognition, this time in the top 11 travel destinations by the AARP Travel Center because of the city’s tributes to women in history. Mentioned was the Women Veterans Monument located in Veterans M...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Warn of ‘Threat to Harm’ Scam Telephone Calls

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Police are warning residents of a scam that appears to target businesses and includes telephonic threats to pay an unspecified amount of money or face the consequences of being physically harmed.

Las Cruces police have received at least three such reports ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Arrest Pair in Dec. 3 Armed Robbery

Anthony Gonzalez & Michael Hernandez

Police have arrested two men suspected in the Dec. 3 armed robbery of the Lohman Food Mart in Las Cruces.

Anthony Gonzalez, 22, of the 1500 block of Foster Road, and Michael Hernandez, 23, of the 500 block of south San Pedro Street, are charged with one se...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Motorist Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Faces Charges

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The
motorist suspected in the Oct. 25 fatal hit-and-run crash on Solano Drive hasbeen charged with a felony.

Daniel
R. Aranda, 34, of the 3300 block of Shady Grove Lane, is charged with athird-degree felony count of knowingly leaving the scene of an ...

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News Releases
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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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Subway Robbery Suspects Detained within Minutes of Crime

Lorena Ariana Marin, and Angelo Rey

One
of two people suspected of robbing a Las Cruces Subway restaurant Mondayevening was identified as an employee of the store.

Lorena
Ariana Marin, 22, and Angelo Rey Espinosa, 19, are both charged with one countof robbery. The charge is a third-deg...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Juveniles, ages 13 and 17, Suspected of Breaking into Lynn Middle School

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Two brothers – ages 13 and 17 – are suspected of breaking into Lynn Middle School on Sunday where they burglarized and vandalized the property.

Late Sunday afternoon, Las Cruces police were dispatched to Lynn Middle School after a custo...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces in New Podcast!

Srijana Basnyat and Udell Vigil

Las
Crucens have a great opportunity to help steer the future of their communitythrough Elevate Las Cruces! 

By
participating, residents can help decide where Las Cruces will grow, how itwill grow and what will be included in that growth.

Sen...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Woman Suspected of Swiping Purse and Stealing Shopper’s Car

Melanie Perez Arrest Mug

A Las Cruces woman suspected of swiping a purse from a shopping cart and stealing the 79-year-old victim’s vehicle was arrested Thursday after crashing the car on South Main Street.

Melanie Joy Perez, 25, of the 1600 block of Casita Court, is cha...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Coffee and Conversation with City Councilor Gill Sorg

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Councilor Gill Sorg is hosting an informal coffee meeting with District 5 residents at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Starbucks coffee house on 3981 Bataan Memorial West, which is on the corner at Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

This is an opportunity for res...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Las Cruces Road Striping and Marking Work to Begin

Stripes on pavement

Various streets have been recently re-surfaced throughout Las Cruces will have striping and markings painted beginning Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The streets that will have striping and/or markings work are listed below:

  • Claude Dove Drive, from Telshor Boulev...
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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

ADA ramps and sidewalks
will be installed on La Fonda Drive between Missouri and E. Idaho avenuesbeginning Monday, Dec. 2. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Jan. 24,
2020. This schedule is subject to change. 

For the public&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Red Hawk Golf Road Closure

image of street construction

Red Hawk Golf Road from the north side of Sienna Avenue to the Arroyo Road round-about will be closed to thru traffic beginning November 12. The closure is expected to last 2 months while Morrow Enterprises, Inc. completes roadway construction.

Access to t...

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News Releases
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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News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

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Join the Branigan Cultural Center Tuesday, November 12, 2019, through Tuesday, January 7, 2020, for “Bandits & Heroes, Poets and Saints,” an exhibit that explores how cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is open for Fall 2019 Studio Programs Art Classes. Spaces are still open for Session 2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019, to Dec. 21, 2019.

The Studio Programs Art Classes exist to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

Road Work Ahead sign

  • East Mesa Avenue (between Porter Dr. and east end)
  • Blue Mountain Drive (between Norte Vista Dr. and Star View Dr.)
  • Coyote Flats Street (between Village Dr. and Peachtree Hills Rd.)
  • Moon View Drive (between Porter Dr. and Peachtree Hills Dr.)
  • High Desert Drive...
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