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Posted on: January 27, 2023

University Avenue Water Line and Mill Overlay Improvements Project

Pre Construction

A Pre-Construction Public Awareness Meeting for the University Avenue Water Line and Mill Overlay Improvements Project will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in the Senate Chambers, Room 302, at Corbett Center Student Union, at New Mexico State Unive...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Amador Avenue Lane Closure

Lane Closure (1)

A lane closure will be in effect from Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, to Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, on Amador Avenue, for eastbound traffic only, between McSwain Drive and Compress Road.  Caliper Construction will be removing concrete as part of the C...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Community Garden Plots Open for the Season!

Community Garden Plots

If you have ever wanted to grow your own vegetables and flowers, here is your opportunity.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will open-up leases for available community garden plots to the public. The cost t...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Community Development Department Revised Lobby Hours

Community Development

Beginning Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department lobby hours will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The revision in hours is being adjusted to align with City Hall hours and prov...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

LCPD Recruiting in El Paso Saturday, Hosting Physical Fitness Testing Weekly

Physical Fitness Tests

The Las Cruces Police Department is recruiting at Bassett Place in El Paso on Saturday and hosting physical fitness testing weekly in Las Cruces.  Recruiters will be in El Paso at Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway Blvd. West, from 10 a.m. to 4...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Madrid Avenue Intermittent Shoulder Work

Shoulder Work

Intermittent shoulder work on Madrid Avenue, from Solano Avenue to Sexton Street, will start Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. Highland Enterprises, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will make utility and pedestrian improvements. This portion of t...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Walnut Street Road Closure

Road Closed Sign

Walnut Street will be closed to all traffic from Spruce Avenue to Seldon Avenue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023.  Highland Enterprises, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be installing a new water system. RoadRU...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Police ID Woman Found Dead on East Lucero Avenue

Blue and Red Police Lights Update

Las Cruces police have identified the woman who was shot Wednesday on east Lucero Avenue as 42-year-old Rachel Miranda.   About 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a gunshot victim at a ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Two Men Arrested after Woman Found Dead on East Lucero Avenue

Unit Lights Daytime Overheads

Las Cruces police have arrested a man believed to be involved in Wednesday’s shooting death of a 42-year-old woman.   David Aguilar, 26, was arrested Wednesday evening and is charged with one felony count of voluntary ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

"Plutomania" at the Museum of Nature and Science

Picture of a planet

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St. will host “Plutomania” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.  This is a free, family event that is open to the public.  Every year the mu...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2023

2023 Spring Youth Cheer Program Individual Registration

2021 Fall Youth Cheer Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming Spring Youth Cheer Program beginning Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.  This FUNdamen...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Financial Services Earns GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Certificate of Achievement

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Las Cruces Financial Services Department the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Branigan Library Partners with Empowerment Congress to Host Vaccination Clinics

Children lined up receiving vaccine

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is partnering with Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County and Premiere Medical Group to offer free COVID vaccine clinics in the library’s Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho Ave.  Clinic...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Branigan Library Partners with State Library to Offer Scribe Mini for Blind and Print Disabled

Scribe Mini Machine

Starting Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., is partnering with the New Mexico State Library to offer access to a Scribe Mini machine for Blind and Print Disabled customers.  The Scribe Mini is a...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

February STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature and Science

museum of nature and science

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer free programs for children and families this February.  Admission to the museum and programs are free.  “Nature & Science Discovery PreK&am...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

"Gaspar Enriquez: Chicano Pride, Chicano Soul" to Open at the Museum of Art

Gaspar Enriquez' art work

Join us at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., for a new retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Art, “Gaspar Enríquez: Chicano Pride, Chicano Soul.”  Gaspar Enríquez is a nationally...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Recap of Jan. 23, 2023 TIDD Board Meeting and City Council Work Session

City Councilors

The City of Las Cruces’ Tax Increment Development District, which largely consists of members of the Las Cruces City Council, received updates on finances and current projects at its quarterly TIDD Board meeting, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in Counci...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Fiscal Year 2023 Road Striping and Markings Maintenance Project

Close up photo of asphalt road with yellow stripes

From Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, to Tuesday, June 6, 2023, San Bar Construction, Inc. will perform pavement striping and markings maintenance work on various streets throughout Las Cruces.  The work will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. All ro...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Community Seed Packing Nights at Branigan Memorial Library

Seeds Bags

Join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in the library’s Roadrunner Room to prepare the Tierra Sagrada Seed Library for the spring season! &...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Branigan Library to be Closed for Staff Training

Man speaking to audience

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be closed Friday morning, Jan. 27, 2023, for staff training.  The library will reopen to the public at noon Friday.  eBooks and other digital materials will be availabl...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Notice of Intent to Approve Transfer of Liquor License Ownership to Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

City Councilors

Notice is hereby given that the Las Cruces City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss approval or disapproval of A Transfer of Ownership and Change of Location of Inter-Local Liquor License No. 2628 with On-Premises Consumption and Patio Service t...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Community Development Department Wins Sustainability Award

Sustainability Planning Award

The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department has received the Sustainability in Planning Award from the American Planning Association-New Mexico Chapter. The City’s award is for the East Lohman Avenue Development Plan.

The award was pr...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Children's Museum Survey Now Available to the Public

Dinosaur skull

The City’s Quality of Life and Department and Ngage New Mexico have partnered to begin planning for the development of a Children’s Museum in Las Cruces.

A survey has been created and is now available on the City’s social medi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Butterfield Shooting Range ADA Improvement Project *Updated Project Duration*

Benches at Butterfield Trail Shooting Range

The duration of the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range Americans with Disabilities Act Improvement Project has been updated.  It is now projected to be from Saturday, Jan. 20, 2023, to Friday, April 7, 2023. The Shooting Range is west of L...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Fire to vacant building causes minor damage

Firefighters fighting fire on N. Main St.

Las Cruces firefighters were called to a fire in a vacant building in the 1400 block of north Main Street at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. 

Arriving at the scene, firefighters initially found smoke coming from the structure. Crews entered the...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

University Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

Intermittent lane closures for eastbound traffic on University Avenue. between El Paseo Road and Espina Street, will be in effect Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, through Tuesday Jan. 31, 2023.  Underground utility work for a private utility perm...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Spruce Avenue Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

Intermittent westbound lane closures on Spruce Avenue, at the Walnut Street intersection, will be in effect Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.  Highland Enterprises, under contract with the City of Las Cruces, will be working on the water system....

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News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Sixth Street Road Closure

Workers laying pipe in a trench

Sixth Street will be closed to through traffic between Picacho Avenue and Madero Avenue, from Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, until 5 p.m. Feb. 2, 2023, as part of the Water Main Rehabilitation Alley North of Picacho Project.  Affected residents ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

2023 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball Individual Participant Registration

Children playing basketball game

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers the following individual registrations for the upcoming Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League.  There will be four age divisions for all genders between the ages of 4...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Solano Drive Pedestrian Crash Proves Fatal

Blue and Red Police Lights Update

Las Cruces police have learned that the pedestrian struck by a vehicle Jan. 5 on Solano Drive succumbed to his injuries earlier this week.   Jake Baker, 36, died Sunday, Jan. 15, from injuries he sustained in the Jan. 5 crash. B...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Natural Gas Prices Have Increased for Las Cruces Utilities Customers

Picture of a utility bill

Las Cruces Utilities customers should be aware the cost of natural gas prices has notably increased. The cost increase will be reflected in the January utility bill customers will receive.

The cost of natural gas is directly passed on to LCU customers.

To e...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Team Up to Clean Up 2023!

Volunteers picking up trash in front of colorful mural

The Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful invites the Las Cruces community to Team Up to Clean Up!  By volunteering with your family and neighbors for a clean-up event in your neighborhood, you can help reduce the...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Sage Cafe Branch Library Reopens

Shelves of books in front of purple wall

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to announce the reopening of its Sage Café branch, 6121 Reynolds Drive.  The Sage Café branch will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Library users of all age...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Father and Daughter "Diamonds and Denim" Dance

Father Daughter Dance

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the 3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dinner Dance.

This year’s theme is “Diamonds and Denim.” The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 10, 2023, at Frank O&...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Visit Las Cruces Debuts Free Spring Festival ¡mira! Las Cruces

Picture of Frank Ray

Frank Ray Headlines April 29 Event at Plaza de Las Cruces

 Visit Las Cruces presents ¡mira! Las Cruces, a free, family-friendly festival highlighting the art and culture, cuisine, music, and outdoor recreation that make the city...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

U.S. Highway 70 Roadway Rehabilitation Project

NM DOT Logo

Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents.The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office, in cooperation with Mountain States Construction, Inc., is ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Recap of Jan. 17, 2023 City Council Meeting

City Councilors

The Las Cruces City Council has adopted a Resolution establishing the City of Las Cruces Small Business Store Front Repair Program.

The Council’s approval came at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Council Cham...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Fire Damages Mobile Home on South Valley Drive

Firefighters fighting fire in mobile home on South Valley Drive

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a mobile home fire on south Valley Drive early Tuesday evening.About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on the 2300 block of south Valley Drive. Upon arrival, firefighters foun...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Americans with Disabilities Act Improvement Project Starting at Butterfield Trail Shooting Range

Butterfield Trail Shooting Range

Construction of parking and access areas that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act will begin Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range, which is west of Las Cruces, and north of Interstate 10, Exit 127.The project...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Vaccination clinics for seniors

Munson Center

City of Las Cruces Senior Programs and New Mexico Department of Health are partnering to offer late-season flu vaccines, as well as COVID vaccines, for senior citizens who are interested in receiving one.  Vaccine clinics will b...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Branigan Library offers free computer literacy classes in January

Picture of computer and keyboard

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will again offer a variety of free computer literacy classes designed to help adults develop confidence in their computer skills and grow more comfortable in today’s digital world. ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2023

"City of Hope: Resurrection City" Exhibit to Open at Branigan Cultural Center

Picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us for a new exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center, “City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.” The exhibition opens January 20 and closes April 1.  The exhibit discusses th...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

"Vale la Pena" Exhibit to Open at the Branigan Cultural Center

Artwork by Gina Gwen Palacios

Join us for a new exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center,501 N. Main St., “Vale la Pena” (It’s Worth It), featuring artwork by Gina Gwen Palacios, a multi-media artist who draws upon her family history and Mexican American i...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Walnut Street Construction

Picture of traffic cone

Walnut Street from Spruce Avenue to Hadley Avenue will be under construction starting on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 for the installation a new water system and for repaving the roadway. The work is anticipated to take three months to complete.

This work is b...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Winter Reading Program: "All The Feels"

Picture of different happy faces

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is celebrating this year's Winter Reading Program: “All The Feels.”  Start the new year and explore the importance of emotions, learn about the history of emojis, and discover fun activities to express yo...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2022

"Rise, Explore, Persevere: Women In STEM" Opens at the Museum of Nature and Science

Museums

The Las Cruces Museum System is proud to announce the Museum of Nature & Science has been awarded a grant from the Association of Science and Technology Centers, with support from Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the IF/THEN® Initiative, to produc...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2022

January STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature and Science

Museum of Nature and Science 2

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St. will offer free programs for children and families this January. Admission to the museum and its programs are free.  “Nature & Science Discovery PreK”...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Renovations to Resume on Parking Lot 7 Behind the Rio Grande Theatre

Parking Lot 7 with bathroom building

Construction at Parking Lot 7 will resume Dec. 27, marking the final phase of renovations for the parking lot on the corner of Water Street and Las Cruces Avenue.

The north side of the lot was resurfaced in 2021.

The project also includes the demol...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Westway Avenue Closure

Road Closed Sign

A full road closure of Westway Avenue, between north Motel Boulevard and Westgate Avenue, began Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, and will continue through June 25, 2024. The road is closed to all through traffic.  Bradbury Stamm is constructing ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Las Cruces International Film Festival & Visit Las Cruces Presents "Visit Las Cruces Stories"

city mural in downtown las cruces

The Las Cruces International Film Festival and Visit Las Cruces announce a public call for entries for the “Visit Las Cruces Stories” video contest. The public is encouraged to participate to show off what Las Cruces has to of...

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