National Night Out 2017


The City of Las Cruces will once again participate in National Night Out.  The community event takes place tomorrow evening, from 6-9 pm in downtown Las Cruces.

Las Cruces is hosting more than 50 community services or agencies, usually police and fire agencies, as the event began as a community police awareness-raising event. Programs have included drug prevention and neighborhood watch, but has grown to include fire prevention, safety and health awareness.

Please join your neighbors and friends at Las Cruces downtown on Tuesday, August 1st. All participants offer free services or activities to the public.

Branigan Library

will be closed

Monday, August 7


Saturday, August 12

for library inventory, staff training, and library cleaning.  We will re-open on Monday, August 14.



These days, people love to watch other people dance. Competitive dance shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars are dominating the world of reality television.

Studies show that dancing can help you:

Boost Memory
Improve Flexibility
Lose Weight
Balance Better
Increase Energy
Help Your Heart
Diminish Depression
Make Friends
Reduce Stress

What are you waiting for? Start reaping the many health benefits of dance today.


One-Mile Challenge Series


Free to youths 8th grade and under, sponsored by Las Cruces Running Club.  Youths collect tickets fro any and all of five races for chances to win prizes, shirts and other participation awards will be given for each race.  Races will be held June 10 at La Llorona Park, June 24 at the dam behind Albertson’s on East Lohman, July 3 at Meerscheidt Center July 15 on Triviz Trail at Kohl’s on North Main, and August 5 at Sagecrest Park on Roadrunner Parkway.  The August 5 race will culminate in a free breakfast and awards ceremony for all participants, parents and volunteers.  All races start at 9 a.m., except for the July 3 run, which starts at 7:45 pm before the Electric Light Parade.  Registration is 7:30-8:30 a. for each race, except the July 3 run, which is 6:15-7:15 pm.  Parents can run with their children at no cost.  Information:



Let the Sun Charge Your Phone or Tablet for Free!

Seven Soofa® solar benches and tables were placed along Main Street in Downtown and they are now available for public use. They are a great place to plug in, hang out, and let the sun charge your phone or tablet. They will also help the City measure the Downtown’s growing popularity.

The Soofa® sensor platform measures pedestrian traffic in outdoor spaces. This data will help the City and businesses track how different amenities attract people and the times of day locations are busiest. The City will be able to correlate data with weather, marketing activities or special events.  Las Cruces is the first city in New Mexico with the sustainably-friendly innovation.