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City to Activate Cooling Stations

With triple-digit temperatures in Las Cruces’ weather forecast for at least a few days this week, the City of Las Cruces will activate cooling stations Wednesday, June 5, and …

Desert Circle Road Closure

Desert Circle from Desert Drive to the east cul-de-sac will be closed to thru traffic beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The closure will last for approximately three weeks. Access to residences …

Hot weather poses hazards for children, pets

Vehicles function as highly effective ovens in hot weather, to the danger of people or pets left inside.

As temperatures rise, Las Cruces police and fire departments jointly issued a reminder to residents that parked cars function as ovens in hot weather, endangering people or pets left inside. …

Getting calls from the police isn’t fun, especially when they ask for your credit card number.  The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that calls from …
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) have been installed on Walnut Street for the crosswalk at Capitan Avenue. On Friday, May 24, 2024, the beacons will be uncovered and activated for use by …
The Las Cruces Public Libraries announced it will “kick off summer” with a book fair on the east mesa early in June. The fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8, at …
Doña Ana County announced a 45-day closure of Lomas Avenue, to commence on May 27 for the installation of storm drain structure. The project is taking place in the Del Cerro community. …
Previous updates

Fire camp registrations open Friday

A two-week summer camp organized by the Las Cruces Fire Department to instill confidence and leadership skills in youth will open for registration Friday. Admission to the free day program is open to …

Juniper Avenue closure

Beginning Monday, May 13, Juniper Avenue will be closed to thru-traffic from N. Solano Drive to the cul-de-sac west of N. Mesquite Street for approximately three weeks, the city said. The …

Road repair scheduled for northern part of County

Doña Ana County, NM - The Doña County Road Department will begin chip sealing roads in the northern part of the County, starting Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 31. The roads …

Gas main rerouted on Roadrunner

The city reported that Las Cruces Utilities Natural Gas and Energy began rerouting a four-inch natural gas main near 131 N. Roadrunner Parkway on Wednesday. Work to re-route the line is expected …

Foothills Landfill resumes commercial service

The city of Las Cruces announced that Foothills Landfill, at 555 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, has resumed services to commercial customers following a temporary closure due to operational issues. …

Downtown restroom closure

Construction work will require about a five-day closure of public restrooms in a parking lot behind the Rio Grande Theatre, the city announced. The facilities are located in parking lot #7 on …

Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

The annual restrictions prohibit the watering of outside vegetation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. A watering schedule allows customers with even-numbered addresses to water outside …

Police Run Out of Autism Awareness Decal Supplies

The response to the Las Cruces Police Department’s autism awareness decal giveaway has been so overwhelming that supplies were depleted in less than two days.   The window decals – …

Missouri Tank Shutdown and Warranty Inspection

Missouri tank will be isolated and shut down for its one-year warranty inspection. Missouri Tank was rehabilitated last year and needs to be inspected for quality assurance according to New Mexico …

Lane closed for Highway 70 work

A new lane closure took effect Wednesday as part of ongoing construction work on U.S. Highway 70. The closure is to the eastbound right lane, also known as N. Main Street, from Temple Street to …

Nevada Avenue Water Outage

Residences and any businesses on and near Nevada Avenue will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2024. Affected streets include: Lees Drive : Between …

Avenida de Mesilla Road Closure

Date: March 21, 2024 Contact: Fernando Ortiz, Project Manager, Utilities/Technical Support Phone: (575) 528-3533 Avenida de Mesilla Road Closure Avenida de Mesilla will be closed to …

Power outages, demolition at Apodaca Park

The city announced that demolition of the former pool and bath house at Apodaca Park will require occasional power outages at the park Monday through Wednesday this week. The city said …

Triviz Drive closure scheduled

Triviz Drive will be closed during daytime hours between Wisconsin and University avenues for the week of March 18 through 22. The city of Las Cruces said the closures, allowing for utility …

Mall Drive undergoes shoulder work

The city announced that crews will be working on the shoulder of Mall Drive near the intersection of Idaho Avenue next week. Crews will be installing communication lines beginning Monday, March …

City activity pool to reopen

The activity pool at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center will resume regular service after undergoing maintenance, beginning Monday, March 4. The city stated in a news release it will …

Deputies to conduct sobriety checkpoints in March

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office announced it will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols through the month of March. Its stated aim is to help reduce crashes, injuries …

Motel Boulevard closure

Replacement of broken concrete slabs will proceed on southbound lanes of Motel Boulevard between Amador Avenue and Interstate 10 Monday, March 4, with that section of the road closed continuously …

Lane to close on Utah Ave

Pothole repairs as part of a utility project will require a period of daily closures to the eastbound lane of Utah Avenue between El Paseo Road and Mesquite Street beginning Friday, the city …

Bellamah Drive Water Outage

Residents in the Bellamah Drive area will experience a water outage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. The affected areas include: East Idaho Avenue : From Lees Drive to Locust …

Everything to know about the US Hwy 70 construction

Getting across Interstate 25 on the northeast side of Las Cruces is a challenging feat. During peak traffic hours, it can take an hour to move across the highway – one of the main ways …

Interstate ramp closure at Motel Blvd.

The off ramp from the Interstate 10 eastbound exit 139, as well as the northbound lanes of Motel Blvd., will close for nine days beginning Monday. The state Department of Transportation said …

Closure planned for I-10 off ramp and Motel Blvd.

LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office will close the I-10 eastbound off ramp (I-10 exit 139/NM 292) and the northbound lanes of Motel Blvd., under I-10 …

Lane closure on El Paseo Road

The city announced Monday that one southbound lane on El Paseo Road will be closed between Wyatt Drive and Idaho Avenue for two weeks beginning Thursday. The work is related to a utility permit, …

Lane closures on Tashiro, Valley

On Thursday, the city announced temporary lane closures on two separate roadways in Las Cruces: Valley Drive The northbound lane on Valley Drive between W. Farney Lane and Marquess Street …

Monte Vista Road Closure

Monte Vista Avenue, from south Solano Drive to south Locust Street, will be closed to traffic for approximately one week beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. Access to residences and businesses will be …

Lohman Avenue and Foothills Road Intermittent Lane Closures

Intermittent lane closures will be in effect from Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, to Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, on Lohman Avenue, at the Foothills Road intersection, and on Foothills Road, from Lohman Avenue to …

RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 changes

The city of Las Cruces announced changes Wednesday to RoadRUNNER Transit’s Route 1 bus route owing to reconstruction of U.S. Highway 70 along N. Main Street between Solano and Elks drives. This …

New playground coming to Safe Haven

The old playground at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo Street, is set to be replaced next week, the city of Las Cruces announced Tuesday. The current playground will be demolished …

LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols

The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols within city limits during the month of February.

Las Cruces police temporarily close part of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard

Las Cruces police temporarily closed part of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and neighboring roadways Tuesday afternoon as a bomb removal team responded to a storage facility.

Sandigale Drive Road closes for 2 weeks

Sandigale Drive will be closed to traffic from Delano Drive to Crestview Drive for two weeks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30. The city of Las Cruces stated in a news release that access to residences …

Young Park Install 2-Wire Irrigation Improvements & Upgrades

Young Park will undergo irrigation improvements and upgrades with construction and excavation in certain areas. Park area sections will close while construction is taking place during Jan. 29, 2024 …

Lees Drive Road intersection to close

The city of Las Cruces announced that the intersection of Bellamah Drive and Lees Drive will be closed during business hours next week for installation of new sewer access. The closure will be …

Flooding in Downtown District

Traffic navigated a flooded Main Street in downtown Las Cruces on the morning of Jan. 12 near the rotary intersection with Hadley Avenue and Water Street. Roadway damage and a lost trailer …

Del Rey Boulevard will see lane closures

Del Rey Boulevard will see intermittent lane closures between Mars Avenue and Bataan Memorial West for two weeks beginning Friday, Jan. 12, according to an announcement from the city of Las Cruces. …

DOT to host meeting on Hwy 70 / N. Main project

The public is invited to a presentation about upcoming improvements to a mile of state roadway on the north side of Las Cruces, with work beginning in January and expected to run through October. …

Midway Avenue Reconstruction

Mesa Drive will be closed to traffic at the Midway Avenue intersection beginning Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Morrow Enterprises will be working at that location as part of the City of Las Cruces Midway …

Sonoma Ranch Boulevard lane closures next week

The city of Las Cruces announced Intermittent lane closures will be in effect from Monday, Jan. 8, to Wednesday, Jan. 10, on southbound Sonoma Ranch Boulevard between Camino Coyote and Lohman Avenue. …

New Mexico State Police to host second gun buyback in Las Cruces

The New Mexico State Police announced a second gun buyback event in Las Cruces after the first saw dozens of residents turn over guns in exchange for gift cards. The event is part of a broader …
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