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Posted on: May 20, 2022

City Council Work Session on May 23, 2022

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The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2022 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., for a work session.

City Council will be presented with a progress update on the development of a new Public Safety Impact Fee. On April...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

West Boutz Road Flagging Operation

Orange barrels on street

West Boutz Road will experience a flagging operation Monday May 23, 2022. The flagging operation will take place northeast of Crossley Lane to Stern Drive. Detours and signs will be present directing traffic around the work zone. Motoris...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Applicants Sought for Wrecker Rotation Program

Towing Car

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – a tow truck – is...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Northrise Drive Road Closure

Road Closed Sign

Northrise Drive, between Rinconada Boulevard and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, will be closed to traffic between the hours of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the nights of Tuesday May 24, 2022, through Thursday, May, 26, 2022. A detour will be in place around the wo...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Bit of Blue: Resin-Poured Ocean Magnets

Bit of Blue

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library celebrates “An Ocean of Possibilities” during this year’s Summer Reading Program. As part of the summer reading program, you are invited to join library staff in crafting ocean-themed...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Expanded Early Voting Begins at City Hall Saturday, May 21, 2022

Vote Here Sign

Registered voters in Dona Ana County can begin casting their ballots Saturday for the 2022 New Mexico Primary Election at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main Street.   Early Voting and Absentee Voting began Tuesday, May 10, 2022 a...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 5

Road Closed Sign

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Monday May 23, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Rinconada Boulevard: From...
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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Underground Oceans: Aquifers

Underground Oceans

Come join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library for our first “An Ocean of Possibilities” Adult Summer Reading Program of the season, Underground Oceans: Aquifers! Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, as Brian A. Hampton, P...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership and City of Las Cruces Install Additional Bike Racks in Downtown

Bike Racks

Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m. May 24 in front of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery

In an effort to continue Las Cruces’ goal of becoming more bicycle friendly, the City of Las Cruces and the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership have teamed up to ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Conducts Annual Community Survey

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership

Deadline to Complete Survey is May 31

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP), a nonprofit, New Mexico MainStreet accredited organization, is collecting responses for their fourth annual community survey. The brief survey can be completed in less t...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

"An Ocean of Possibilities" at Branigan Library

Ocean of Possibilities

This summer, join the Branigan Library for our all-ages Summer Reading Program, “An Ocean of Possibilities.” Track your progress using the Beanstack app and earn prizes for hours read. “An Ocean of Possibilities&...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Physical Training Tests to be held Saturday Morning

Police Officer

The Las Cruces Police Department will host Physical Training Practice Courses Saturday morning for those interested in a career in law enforcement.  Physical Fitness Practice Courses for prospective applicants, hosted by LCPD recruiters,...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

U.S. Highway 70 Overnight Closures for Powerline Placement

NM DOT Logo

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents. Nighttime closures of U.S. Highway 70, also known as north Main Street, will be in effect from 10 p.m. to ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Police Warn of Scams that Seek Personal Info, Money

Phone Scam

Las Cruces police are warning residents about unsolicited calls, text messages or social media contacts that promise lucrative investment opportunities in property, merchandise or digital cash such as Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. The scam text, mes...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Fire Damages Home, Displaces Family Tuesday Evening

West Las Cruces Avenue Fire

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a residential structure fire that displaced a family of three on Tuesday evening.  Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Turkey Knob Drive where t...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue

Traffic Signal Red Light

Traffic Signal upgrades at El Paseo Road and Idaho Avenue will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday May 22, 2022. The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Sunday Evening May 22, 2022. Intermittent lane closures may be necessary. Temporary stop signs will be in...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

City Council Recap for May 16, 2022 Meeting

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council adopted a Resolution approving a $515.4 million budget for City government’s 2022-2023 fiscal year.

City Council’s approval came at its Monday, May 16, 2022 regular meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 7...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

J.C. Borrego Selected as Deputy Director of Human Resources

Borrego CP

The City of Las Cruces is formally announcing J.C. Borrego has been selected for the position of Deputy Director of Human Resources.  

Borrego joins the City of Las Cruces from Sandia National Laboratories (“Sandia”). ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Agave Drive Shoulder Work

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

Shoulder work will be done on Agave Drive, between Stern Drive to Vista Cuesta, from Wednesday, May 18, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022.  Work also will be taking place from Agave Drive to approximately 200 feet south on Vista Cuesta d...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Fire Flow Test May 19, 2022

Fire Flow Test

Residences and businesses in the east Lohman area, may experience discolored water between 9 p.m. Thursday May 19, 2022, and 4 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022.  The City of Las Cruces, Water Section will be performing a fire flow test in the e...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 4

Crack Seal Maintenance Road List 4

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Wednesday May 18, 2022.  The following affected streets include: 

  • Rock Springs...
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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Free Swim Days

Free Swim Day

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim days on May 30, June 19, July 3, and Sept. 5, 2022, at the City’s outdoor pools: East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive, and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho Av...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting #2

West Gallagher Park Renovations Public Meeting 2(1)(2)

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will present renovation design options for Gallagher park, and will facilitate a public discussion and the selection of an option. Your input is important. Please join in the meeting.  &...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Memorial Day Schedule 2022

Photo of Las Cruces City Hall exterior front view

City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected. The following is a list of closures:   

  • Frank O&rsqu...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court Lane Closure

Lane Closure (1)

A lane closure will be in effect at the intersection of Don Roser Drive and Memorial Court for one day starting Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Motorists will also experience shoulder work on Memorial Court. H & H Underground will be digging...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

City Council to Meet May 16, 2022

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2022 for a regularly scheduled meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

City Council will consider a Resolution to adopt the budget for City government’s 2022-2023 f...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgrades at the Intersection of South Main, El Paseo, Alameda

Traffic Signal Repair

Traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of south Main Street, El Paseo Road, and Alameda Boulevard will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022 and are expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022. Motorists should be aware that ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

High Temperatures Hazardous for Children, Pets

Dog in Car

The Las Cruces fire and police departments remind motorists that high temperatures – daytime and evening temperatures – can cause death or serious injury to children and pets left in an enclosed vehicle.  Research sho...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

West Boutz Road Flagging Operation

Orange barrels on street

West Boutz Road will have a flagging operation from Monday, May 16, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022. The flagging operation will be from northeast of Crossley Lane to Stern Drive. Detours and signs will be present to direct traffic around the w...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Road Closure Road List 3

Orange barrels on street

As part of the 2021-2022 Crack Seal Maintenance Project throughout Las Cruces streets, some city streets will temporarily have lane closures beginning Monday, May 16, 2022. The following affected streets include: 

  • Pepper Post Avenue: From...
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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Statement from City Manager Ifo Pili

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Below is a statement from Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili regarding the April 16, 2022, incident on Fir Avenue. No additional information is available at this time. Here is the statement: The investigation into the April 16 shooting on ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Corralitos Road Maintenance

Orange barrels on street

Streets Management will be conducting road maintenance on Corralitos Road beginning Thursday, May 19, 2022. The work is expected to be completed the same day. This schedule is subject to change. For the public’s convenience, cr...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Family Game Nights

Family Nights at the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents “The FUN (F-Family U-Unity N-Needed) Experts Family Game Nights.”

The event will be every Wednesday evening beginning June 1 at Apodaca Park, 804 E. Madrid Ave. The FUN E...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reminder: Bike to Work Day will be May 20, 2022

Bike to Work Day

The City of Las Cruces’ Bike to Work Day will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. The public event will be on the west side of City Hall. Information about existing and proposed bike facilities, the basics of bike commuting, ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Las Cruces Provides Tips for Safe Outdoor Adventures

Hiking Big Mountain

Warmer temperatures and longer days call for more outdoor adventures and especially in the mountains surrounding Las Cruces, a city that sees more than 320 days of sunshine each year.  Hikers, bikers, campers and four-wheel enthusiasts s...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Teen Science Café “Creative Coding with Karen Carter, MS”

Creative Coding

The Museum of Nature & Science and Teen Science Café Network present “Creative Coding” with guest speaker Karen Carter, MS. Carter joins us at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Tuesday, May 24 from Las Cruces, NM. Please contact educat...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Branigan Cultural Center Accepting Proposals for Exhibits for 2023

A photo of the exterior of Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center is accepting proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural and historical significance relating to the Borderlands and U.S. Southwest to be presented in 2023. We invite submissions from informal and formal scholars, cultural heri...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Blank Conversations Theatre Company Presents Meteor Shower by Steve Martin

Rio Grande Theatre 2

In continuation of our 2022 theatrical series, Blank Conversations is back at the Rio Grande Theatre May 19-22 with the witty comedy, Meteor Shower written by comedian Steve Martin.

The performance stars local actors Knut Eric Brekke as Norm, Jazmin Buchma...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

THC Found in Public Schools

THC Snacks

Public school officials and school resource officers are asking parents to be aware of potentially dangerous tetrahydrocannabinol-infused products disguised as popular snacks and vapor pens that are laced with THC.  In the last several w...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Color Me Calm

Color Me Calm

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for our stress-relieving program, Color Me Calm.

Need to decompress or feeling overwhelmed? Need a moment to clear your mind?  Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring an...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Mayor's Bike Ride Returns in 2022

Mayor Bike Ride

In celebration of National Bike Month, which occurs every May, Las Cruces residents with bicycles are invited to join Mayor Ken Miyagishima for the Mayor’s Bike Ride and to the Bike To Work Day event.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 p...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project to Begin May 10, 2022

Landfill Cleanup

Las Cruces Utilities will restart the Pre-1965 Landfill Waste Excavation Cleanup Project, south of Lohman Avenue and east of Paseo de Oñate, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  This project is to remove the waste from Cell No.1. Cells ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Weed and Seed Program – Summer 2022

Weed and Seed Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Weed and Seed program will begin registration for its Summer Program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, and will continue registration until the number of participants is filled. The program i...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

2022 Building Safety Month Begins

Community Development 2

The International Code Council’s (ICC) 42nd annual Building Safety Month began this week and the 2022 campaign highlights how building science, innovation and energy efficiency are leveraged to create safe and sustainable construction within our...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Las Cruces Fire Issues Temporary Restrictions on Open Burning

Fire Restriction

The Las Cruces Fire Department will stop issuing burn permits for open burning of vegetation effective Friday, May 6, 2022.  The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of severe drought conditions in Dona Ana County. Southern...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

"Listen to Your Art" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture with the Museum of Art will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. Candace Printz will explore the life and work of German artist Käthe Kollwitz. Please use the following link, mee...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

New Mexico's Summer Monsoon: What to Expect This Year

Monsoon Season

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will present a program on the 2022 summer monsoon season in New Mexico and what the region can expect this year.

This presentation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022 in th...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Plain White T’s to Headline Las Cruces Fourth of July Concert

Plain White T

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks display at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, on the NMSU campus....

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Branigan Book Club

Reading Book

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites you to join us for the Branigan Book Club, our monthly book discussion group where we read and discuss a new book each month. Discussions are at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the mo...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2022 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!” 

T...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Call for Volunteers for "Team Up to Clean Up" City Council District 6 Event

Trash Clean Up

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its first Team Up to Clean Up ev...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

LCFD Physical Ability Test

pike

Interested in a career as a Las Cruces firefighter? The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) is preparing for an academy to be held this fall and is offering the Physical Ability Test (PAT) to prospective candidates, 18 years and older, to assess their stami...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Aquatics Facilities Summer Hours of Operation

Regional Aquatic Center for Party Rental Sessions

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Aquatic facilities summer hours of operation, from May 23, 2022 through September 5, 2022, will be as follows:  East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds Drive: Two open swim sessions, ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Great Tours: France Through the Ages

Great Tours France Through the Ages

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will host a discussion group about The Great Courses video series “Great Tours: France through the Ages.”  This group will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the following date...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in May

Female hands typing on a computer keyboard

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., offers a variety of free computer literacy classes designed to help adults develop confidence and skills, helping them to be more comfortable in today's digital world. Registration i...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

2022 Movies In The Park

2022 Movies in the Park

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2022 Movies in the Park series. Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, June 11, with “Encanto.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays from Ju...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

May STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature and Science

STEM PROGRAM 1

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer in-person Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for children and families this May.  The programs are free but require registration in advance...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

2022 Music In The Park Series Begins May 29

Music at the Park

The Parks & Recreation Department’s 2022 Music in the Park Series begins at 6 p.m. May 29, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St., with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest.

The Mayor’s Jazz Fest will feature performances by New York based sax player/vocalist and so...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Young Park Erosion Control Project Scheduled Pavilion Closed for Reservations

Young Park Erosion Control Project

The City of Las Cruces Public Works Department has scheduled an Erosion Control Project at Young Park, 850 S. Walnut St., from Monday, April 25, 2022, to Saturday May 28, 2022. The project area is adjacent to Young Park Pavilion and along the pat...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Adult "Summer Kickoff" Basketball Tournament (four weeks)

Basketball

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer team registration for the Adult “Summer Kickoff” Basketball Tournament. Pool play games start the week of May 31, 2022, with tournament games beginning the we...

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