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Posted on: April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Options Available in Doña Ana County

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With the ongoing investigation by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and Las Cruces Public Schools of a "secret prom" among students, the Department of Health would like to remind Doña Ana County residents about the&a...
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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Road Closure at the Intersection of Del Rey Boulevard and N. Telshor Boulevard Extended

Roadwork

There will be a temporary road closure at the intersection of Del Rey Blvd. and N. Telshor Blvd. for the right lane drop to the south bound traffic on N Telshor Blvd. on Monday, April 19. This is an extension of the project to provide cable service to a b...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Physical Training Courses to be held Saturday Morning

Physical Training Courses

The Las Cruces Police Department is hosting a pair of Physical Training Practice Courses Saturday morning for those interested in a career in law enforcement. LCPD recruiters will host the Physical Fitness Practice Courses for prospective applicants at t...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City Council to Recognize Las Cruces Restaurant Appreciation Week

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The Las Cruces City Council will present a Proclamation at the Monday, April 19, 2021 regularly scheduled meeting declaring Las Cruces Restaurant Appreciation Week, from April 19 to April 25.

The Proclamation will be presented during the ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City Council to Meet April 19

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

The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021 for a regularly scheduled meeting.

City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution approving a contract not to exceed $9,173,003, plus New Mexico Gross Receipts...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets temporary lane closures will begin on Monday April 19, 2021 for the following areas:

  • Bolack Drive from San Miguel Court to North Cul de Sac (Council District #4)
  • La Union Court from ...
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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Lane Closure Notice for Spruce Avenue for April 19

Orange barrels on street

There will be westbound and eastbound right lane closures on Spruce Avenue between Sexton Street and Willow Street starting April 19,for the installation of new telecommunication infrastructure. This work is anticipated to take three hours to complete. Mo...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Fire Station #3 Courtesy Noise Notice for April 20

Fire Station 3

A new Fire Station is currently being constructed in Las Cruces Council District #4 as part of the City's General Obligation (GO) Bond to replace the Fire Station 3 building. On Tuesday, April 20, contractors will begin pouring concrete at the si...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Reward Offered for Information on Shooting Suspect

Reward Offered for Information on Shooting Suspect

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information that helps police identify the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting that injured a 26-year-old man. Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Las Cruces police were dispatched t...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

PictoGraff at the Branigan Cultural Center

NI Uno Mas Picture

Be a part of the seventh annual street art festival at Branigan Cultural Center, which will be dedicated to Indigenous expression, and will feature Arrowsoul Art, dancers, textile artists, music, outdoor exhibitions. and more.

This year’s program...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Road Work on Solano Drive Between Lohman Avenue and Kansas Avenue

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

City of Las Cruces Traffic Management will have road work on Solano Drive (between Lohman Avenue and Kansas Avenue) beginning Monday, April 19. The City of Las Cruces continues implementation of safety ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Teen Connection Registration

Teen Connection Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department still has open spots for the Teen Connection Program. This program is designed to provide a place where teens can gather socially in a safe environment to engage in a variety of supervised education...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Youth Leadership Summer Camp Registration Planned for May 1

Youth Leadership Summer Camp

Registration for the Las Cruces Police Department’s popular Youth Leadership Summer Camp will be held May 1. The free camp – hosted by LCPD’s School Resource Officers and sponsored by New Mexico State University’s ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

JIC Notes April 1, 2021

COVID-19

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 prison facilities, first responders, ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Utilities Online Bill Pay Unavailable Wednesday Evening Due to Scheduled System Upgrade

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Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, City Utilities customers will be unable to access the online payment and telephone payment functions due to a system upgrade.

These electronic payment functions, on-line and telephone, are anticipated to be availabl...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

City Council Special Work Session Recap for April 13, 2021

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

The Las Cruces City Council met jointly with members of the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission via video conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 for a Special Work Session to review and discuss the Draft East Lohman Avenue Development Plan.

The Special Wo...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Shooting Injures Man at East Mesa Home

Crime Scene Tape with patch

Las Cruces police are investigating a shooting that injured a man at an East Mesa home Wednesday morning. Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a shooting victim at a home on the 4900 block of C...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Introduces Let’s Explore Backpacks

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer new kits available for checkout called Let’s Explore backpacks. Let’s Explore backpacks will be available starting Monday, April 19th.  

The Let’s Explore backpacks encourage families to explore...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Police Arrest Man Suspected in March 11 Shooting

Andrew Jerome Maldonado

A man suspected of discharging a handgun at a former friend in March has been arrested and charged with a trio of felonies. Andrew Jerome Maldonado, 26, of the 5400 block of Peachtree Hills Road, is charged with three fourth-degree felonies including agg...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Make your own scrapbook with the Las Cruces Museum of Art to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day! This program will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 on Zoom, and is suitable for all ages. Registration is required to attend, and spaces are lim...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 Basketball Skills & Developmental Play Program

Basketball

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a four-week youth basketball program focused on individual skill development and the fundamentals of competitive play. This fun and instructional program has been developed with the...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 Spring 6 vs 6 Adult Sand Volleyball League Registration

Adults playing volleyball

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer team registration for a Covid-19 Safe 2021 Spring Adult Sand Volleyball League beginning Monday, April 19th through April 24th (or until full). The league offers co-ed divisions in gold, ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Police Cadet Applicants Can Measure Physical Fitness Status on Saturday

Police Cadets Applicants Can Measure Physical Fitness Status

The Las Cruces Police Department is accepting applications for its 51st training academy and will host a pair of Physical Training Practice Courses on Saturday for prospective applicants. LCPD recruiters are hosting the Physical Fitness Practice Courses ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

State Pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

New Mexico Department of Health Logo State outline with text

The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday announced that Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine distribution will be paused following federal Center for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration recommendations. These announcements follow reports...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

LCU Reminds Customers Phone Service is Available Until 6 p.m. Weekdays

Orange Ribbon City Hall

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) reminds its customers that telephone service is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Customers who have questions about their accounts, want to check on the status of their utility services, or to pay a bill can...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Las Cruces City Council Applauds New Mexico Legislature for Approving Cannabis Legislation

City Hall view of the flags

A majority of the Las Cruces City Council who has publicly supported the creation of cannabis legislation to help boost the City’s economy is lauding the adoption of House Bill 2, the Cannabis Regulation Act, by the New Mexico Legislature. A co...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

2021 Virtual Music at the Rio Grande Theatre

Rio Grande Theatre

The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department's popular Music in the Park Series continues with a special series of performances recorded at the beautiful Rio Grande Theatre. The series will highlight the diversity and great musical tale...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Man Suspected of Shooting at Ex-girlfriend's Home

Man Suspected of Shooting at Ex-girlfriends house Ignacio Rivera

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of shooting at his ex-girlfriend’s home early Monday morning. Ignacio Rivera, 41, of the 2700 block of Claude Dove Drive, is charged with one count of shooting at an occupied dwelling. The charge is a ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

2020-2021 Crack Sealing Maintenance Project Road List 1

As part of a Crack Sealing Maintenance Project throughout the City streets, temporary lane closures will begin on Wednesday April 14, for: 

  • Bolack Drive from San Miguel Court to North Cul-de-Sac (This work is in Council District #4)
  • Golf Club Road ...
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Posted on: April 9, 2021

LCU Disputes Penalty and Natural Gas Price Hike from February Winter Storm

Gas Meter

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) announced today it is challenging a penalty levied by its natural gas transportation provider and contesting the suppliers’ market price hike due to the mid-February winter storm that struck most of North America. The ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Upcoming Aviation Exhibition at Branigan Cultural Center Seeks Community Input

Airplanes

The Branigan Cultural Center is seeking community input for an upcoming exhibition about the history of aviation in Las Cruces and the surrounding area. This exhibition will examine over 100 years of aviation history, both military and civilian, starting ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Vehicle vs. Semitrailer Critically Injures Man

Vehicle vs Semitrailer Critically Injures Man

A Las Cruces man was critically injured after his vehicle drove into and became lodged underneath a semitrailer early Thursday morning. The crash occurred about 1:50 a.m. Thursday, April 8, on Main Street near Interstate 25. Las Cruces police and firefi...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

"Transportation Day 2021" Online with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Las Cruces Railroad

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum invites all transportation enthusiasts to join us online for a virtual “Transportation Day 2021.”

The event will be held on our social media channels throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Animal Control Restarts Live Trap Program

Las Cruces Animal Control is restarting its Live Trap program that was temporarily paused in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Live Trap program allows Las Cruces residents to request use of a trap, free of charge, for the purpose of capturing nuisa...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Council Recap for April 5

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

The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution at its April 5 regular meeting that supports the transition of City government’s fleet to zero-emission vehicles and will encourage...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Increase to Natural Gas Bills to Begin in May

Stovetop burner

Beginning with the April billing cycle, Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) customers will notice a small increase in their monthly bills. LCU will begin to recover the costs from the historic “arctic freeze” of winter storm that aff...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

“Science Café – Water Resources Management” Online with the Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi

Science Cafe Water Resources Management

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Quantifying Uncertainty in Geohydrological Systems to Support Water Resources Management.” Guest speaker Ruba Mohamed, Ph.D, joins us via Zoo...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature & Science

Take out STEM Activities

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take-out activity kits in April for Earth Month. Kits are free but require reservation. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org. Kits are available while supplie...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is looking for teen volunteers interested in gaining valuable experience- useful for college and work applications- and spending part of summer helping their community! Register for the Library’s inaugural te...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Dona Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs. 

The ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mesilla Drain Trail Construction

Mesilla Drain Trail

The City of Las Cruces is moving forward on its Mesilla Drain Trail as part of the General Obligation (GO) Bonds Project approved by voters in 2018. Voters approved as much as $2,700,000 in funding to construct and improve recreational walking, jogging, a...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Desert Mountains

The New Mexico State Parks Division has launched the official website for the 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). https://www.getoutsidenm.org/  State Parks -- in partnership with the National Park Service, Energy, Miner...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frenger Pool to Change Operational Hours Temporarily

Frenger Pool

Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Drive, will be temporarily changing its operational hours from April 5 through May 9. 

During this time, lap swimming will be available to the public from 7 - 11 a.m. Reservations can still be made at the Las Cruces Regi...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

Brown Dog

Citywide spring/summer water restrictions will begin April 1. 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 addresses to water o...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols Planned for April

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

Las Cruces police will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within city limits in April. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Large Mural Opportunity at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Large Mural Opportunity at LCMOA

The City of Las Cruces Museum System invites artist/artist team proposals for design and creation of a mural to be placed at the entryway of the Museum of Art. The work’s theme should be inspired by the welcoming nature of the Museum of Art, whi...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Road Construction Notice for Camino Coyote Lane

Lane Closure (1)

Construction on Camino Coyote Lane east of the East Mesa Public Safety Complex will be starting Thursday March 18, for the extension of the street for the future site of the ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Las Cruces Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.50 an Hour on January 1

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

The City of Las Cruces Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.50 an hour. The hourly wage for tipped employees will be $4.20 an hour, plus any reported tipped wages. 

The City’s minimum wage will follow the state of New Mexic...

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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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