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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Celebrate Halloween Early at Spooky Downtown

Kids trick-or-treating

Celebrate
Halloween early at Spooky Downtown, a whole day of Halloween fun for ghouls ofall ages. 

The
event will take place on October 26 at Downtown Las Cruces, and features childrenactivities, vendors, food trucks, dance performances, liv...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Plaza de Las Cruces Fountain Water Features to Close for Winter Months

Plaza de Las Cruces Fountain Water

The
interactive fountain water features at the Plaza de Las Cruces (100 N. MainSt.), will close for the winter, November 9 through March 2, 2020. This
seasonal closure prevents damage to the fountain’s mechanical components andhelps avoid ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Lohman Avenue and Amador Avenue Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

Lohman Avenue and Amador Avenue, at the Almendra Street intersection, will each have a lane closure due to maintenance road work. The lane closures will take place on Almendra Street, as part of the 2019-2020 Overlay Maintenance project. The work will beg...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Community Input Sought for MPO Transportation Plan Update

Person on a Bike

Residents of Las Cruces and central Doña Ana County are invited to give their input during the second phase of the Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) community meetings during October and November. The Mesilla Valley Metropol...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2019

“Saturday Family Science – Scribble Bots” at the Museum of Nature & Science

Scribble Bots

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

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2019

New Podcast Explores the Health of Las Cruces

David Morgn with Udell Vigil

Typically, this time of year the call for flu shots goes out. But the flu is just one of many health threats facing us.

A new video podcast produced by the City of Las Cruces Communications office looks at threats posed by the flu, West Nile Virus and Hant...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Alternate Early Voting Convenience Centers Open Tomorrow

Vote Sign

Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 19, 2019 eight alternate early voting convenience centers, including four in Las Cruces, will open for the 2019 local election. The election will include races for mayor, City Council districts 1, 2 and 4, and presiding municipal ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

University Avenue Water Main Replacement

Lane Closure (1)

As
part of the University Avenue water main replacement, north and south lanes onEl Paseo Road at the University Avenue intersection will be closed between 7
p.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, and Wednesday, October 23. Detours will bein place dur...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser Saturday at Bosque Brewing

Las Cruces Special Olympics athletes pose with LCPD officers and DASO deputies

Las
Cruces police and Codes Enforcement are participating in a statewide Tip-A-Copfundraiser Saturday at the Bosque Brewing Company with proceeds benefiting New
Mexico Special Olympics athletes.

InLas Cruces, the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser will be held fro...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Free Fun Recreation Clinic for Homeschool Community

Kids Running

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering a free recreation clinic geared toward the homeschooled community at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Homeschooled ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Woman Suspected of Stabbing Husband in Dispute

Michelle Scott Arrested

A
woman suspected of stabbing her husband during a domestic dispute was arrestedand charged early Friday morning.

Michelle
F. Scott, 41, of the 900 block of Avenida de Mesilla, is charged with one countof aggravated battery against a household member...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser Saturday at Bosque Brewing

Las Cruces Special Olympics athletes pose with LCPD officers and DASO deputies

Las
Cruces police and Codes Enforcement are participating in a statewide Tip-A-Copfundraiser Saturday at the Bosque Brewing Company with proceeds benefiting New
Mexico Special Olympics athletes.

InLas Cruces, the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser will be held fro...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Hands-only CPR and Stop the Bleed Course Planned for Saturday

Fire Beat on Red flag

The Las Cruces Fire Department is offering a Hands-only CPR and First Aid Stop the Bleed course on Saturday morning.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. The course is...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Billiards Tournament at Munson Senior Center

September 2019 Winners

Henry Telles won the Munson Senior Center’s monthly 8-ball billiards tournament held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Pictured left to right are September winners:

1st place – Henry Telles

2nd place – Florencio Avitia

3rd place...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Knife to Threaten Teenage Son

Edward Rodriguez Baeza Arrest

Las
Cruces police arrested a man suspected of arming himself with a knife andthreatening his 13-year-old son with it Wednesday evening.

Edward
Rodriguez Baeza, 37, of the 5000 block of Avenida Del Sol, is charged with onecount of child abuse. The cha...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

East Las Cruces Avenue Maintenance Project

Lane Closure (1)

East
Las Cruces Avenue between north Mesquite Street and Solano Drive will haveintermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Overlay Maintenance
project. The work will begin on Thursday, October 17, 2019, and will lastapproximately four workin...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Man Charged for Driving Vehicle Stolen in El Paso

Orlando Jacques

Police
found drugs and drug paraphernalia on a man suspected of driving a stolenvehicle Tuesday morning.

 

Orlando
R. Jacques, 29, of the 400 block of south San Pedro Street, is charged with afourth-degree felony count of receiving or transfe...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Group Bike Riding Program

Bike RIding Club

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Group Bike Riding from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Friday, November 1, at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave. Rides will be held each Friday at the same time at ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Museum of Art photo

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 14, 2019

NR: “Book Talk: McCarthyism vs Clinton Jencks” at the Branigan Cultural Center

Raymond Caballero photo

Come to Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., for a discussion of “McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks,” by Raymond Caballero, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

The book talk will focus on Clinton Jencks, who led the Empire Zinc strike...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

“Haunted Museum” at the Museum of Nature & Science

cardboard astronaut standing next to inflatable dinosaur

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, enjoy a “Haunted Museum” adventure at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St. Entry to the museum and program participation are free, and no registration is required. Halloween costumes welcome! Th...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Hall Pass to the Haunted School House

Haunted School House photo (1)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host The Haunted School House Tours at Frank O’ Brien Papen Community Center (FOBPC), 304 W. Bell Ave., during the month of October. Tour guides will escort brave souls on a 45-minute, lantern-...

Haunted School House

News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Dripping Springs Road Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

As part of the Talavera High Pressure Gas Pipeline
Extension project, the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma RanchBoulevard will have all lanes narrowed to one lane in each direction starting
on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, and lasting until ...

Road Construciton Brrels

News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

4th Annual Pumpkin Splash Patch

PumpkinPhoto

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annualPumpkin Splash Patch from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Las
Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. Children ages 4 to 12will have the opportun...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Continuously Air Ranked Choice Voting Videos on Cable Channel 20

RCV_Tabulator

The City of Las Cruces has produced two
informational videos about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) that will air on acontinuous basis on the City’s TV channel, CLC-TV Comcast channel 20 beginning
on Oct 11. 

One video is from a news confe...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Celebrate Halloween at Spooky Downtown

Spooky Downtown

The City of Las
Cruces and Las Cruces Downtown Partnership (DLCP) invite the community tocelebrate Halloween early at Spooky Downtown, a whole day of Halloween fun for
ghouls of all ages. 

The event willtake place on October 26 at Downtown L...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Early Voting Begins for November Municipal Elections

Ballot image

Registered
voters in Las Cruces can begin casting their ballots for the City’s Nov. 5municipal elections.

 

Early
voting and absentee voting began Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 and will continuethrough Nov. 2, 2019. During early voting elig...

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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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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Take Our Survey - Let Us Know How We're Doing

Series of wooden blocks with Varying degrees of smiley face expressions to indicate satisfaction rat

The public is invited to participate in a series of surveys from the City of Las Cruces to gather input from residents on a variety of topics about city services and programs. The surveys are part of the City’s efforts toward improving customer ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Suicide Prevention Task Force to Conduct Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

The
City of Las Cruces Mayor’s Suicide Prevention Task Force will conductcertification training on Mental Health First Aid from 8 a.m. to noon on
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 and Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Room 2007-A at City Hall, 700N. Main St. Bo...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Revised 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop

HalloweenCandy_Image

From
high in the sky, a Great Pumpkin will drop free candy! 

TheCity of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Weaver’s Welding, and
Friends of the Community will hold the 15th Annual Great PumpkinCandy Drop! The event will ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Fall_Studio_Programs art class photo

The
Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is openfor Fall 2019 Studio Programs art classes. Space is still available for Session
2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019 to Dec. 21, 2019.

TheStudio Programs art classes giv...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Hall Data Room HVAC Upgrade

Campo Street parking lot entrance

Users
of the Campo Street parking lot to Las Cruces City Hall, at 701 Campo St.,should be aware that from Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 25,
2019, contractors will be working in the entrance area to that parking lot withequipment and a...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

High School Equivalency Classes and Information at Branigan Memorial Library

Branigan Library photo

Have you been thinking about getting your General Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Don’t wait any longer. Classes, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., begin Sept. 24, 2019. Registration is not required. Participants will have access to free coaching and materials...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism at the Branigan Cultural Center

LGBT Voices

The Branigan Cultural Center is pleased to announce Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism, a new exhibit that highlights the stories of LGBTQ individuals and organizations from southern New Mexico, as well as national and state landmark social justice events a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Political Signs

Due to numerous complaints of sign violations in elections past and in an attempt to be proactive, all candidates for election are being advised of the ordinances pertaining to the placement and duration of political signs.

For more information or to repor...

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