Las Cruces, New Mexico

South Central Solid Waste Authority New Rates Begin July 1

New service rate increases for the South-Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) will go into effect Friday, July 1, 2022. Las Cruces customers who have curbside recycling will see their monthly bill increase slightly to $7.65 from $7.50. The Price-Per-Ton charge at the Amador Transfer Station will increase to $64.14 a ton, and the minimum flat-rate fee at the Amador Transfer Station will be $7.31.
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Fireworks and Pets a Stressful Mix

The Fourth of July, and the days and nights surrounding the holiday when fireworks are lighting up the night sky, can be a stressful time for dogs, cats and livestock. Many pets become stressed, hide or run away because they are startled by fireworks. Dogs, particularly, may show signs of anxiety such as whining, whimpering, restlessness and panting when fireworks are ignited nearby.

Final Day to Submit Applications for Fire Academy

Those interested in a career as a Las Cruces firefighter have until midnight to complete an online application. Applications for the Las Cruces fire academy, scheduled to begin this fall, must be completed and submitted online prior to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Prospective applicants must have a high...

City Council to Meet for Work Session June 27, 2022

A Las Cruces City Council work session focusing on General Obligation (GO) Bonds, present and future, will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. An update on the 2022 GO bonds initiative followed by a status update of GO...

Roadrunner Parkway and Mission Road Lane Closure

A lane closure north from the intersection of Roadrunner Parkway and Mission Road will be in effect for one day starting Thursday, June 30, 2022. Smith & Aguirre Construction Company will be digging potholes to verify existing underground utilities. The lane closure will not affect any RoadRUNNER Transit routes. This...

2022 Fall Youth Cheer Program Individual Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming Fall Youth Cheer Program beginning Monday, July 11, 2022 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. This FUNdamental recreational program focuses on self-esteem, social skills, positive peer relationships, jumps, stunts, cheers, with an...

Electric Light Parade Closures

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, the City of Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration will kick off with the Electric 5k and Fun Run followed by the Electric Light Parade. The parade route will begin at Apodaca Park and will travel a short distance west on Madrid Avenue, south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley Avenue, and will finish at Meerscheidt Recreation Center. The Electric 5k will run the opposite route.

Second "Faith for the Unhoused" Meeting

In coordination with the local faith-based community organization, NM CAFé, City Councilors Kasandra Gandara and Johana Bencomo will host the second of a series of conversations with local clergy and faith leaders on the issue of homelessness at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2022 at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

Branigan Book Club

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 month in the Roadrunner Room. This month’s...

Las Cruces Ranked Seventh in 2022 Survey

For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Las Cruces is ranked among the best run U.S. cities, according to an annual survey conducted by In 2022, the City of Las Cruces is ranked as the seventh best-run U.S. city in WalletHub poll. The results of this year’s survey can be found at

Las Cruces Teen Located

Xavier Hernandez, the 13-year-old Las Cruces boy reported missing on June 11, has been located and returned home. The Las Cruces Police Department thanks those who helped disseminate information on this missing person case.