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Las Cruces, New Mexico is located in Dona Ana County. Zip codes in Las Cruces, NM include 88006, 88003, and 88007. The median home price in Las Cruces is $179,900 which is roughly $87/per square foot. More Las Cruces information.

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Mesilla restaurant takes top salsa honors at state fair

Courtesy photo Several hundred visitors to the New Mexico State Fair helped Andele! Restaurante's Traditional Salsa win the annual Battle of the Salsas on Saturday in Albuquerque. LAS CRUCES >> Andele! Restaurante in Mesilla is bringing home top honors as best salsa in this year's Battle of the Salsas at the 2014 New Mexico State Fair.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

SalsaFest in Las Cruces named one of North America's best events

LAS CRUCES >> The American Bus Association has announced that SalsaFest, hosted by the Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, was selected as one of the top 100 events in North America for 2015, according to a news release. According to the ABA, the festival offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

$10.10 minimum wage backers scold Las Cruces councilors

LAS CRUCES >> Proponents of a measure to raise the minimum wage in Las Cruces to $10.10 hourly by 2017 berated the Las Cruces City Council on Monday, a week after a controversial vote on the question that left supporters wondering what's next for the proposal. Backers of the measure, including several from the group NM CAFe, addressed the council during a public input session that happens at regular meetings.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces man gets 16 years in prison for stabbing death of friend

LAS CRUCES >> A Las Cruces man who admitted to fatally stabbing a friend during a heated argument inside an SUV received a 16-year prison sentence Monday in state District Court. Israel Torres, 28, pleaded guilty in July to second-degree murder and two other related charges in the Aug. 21, 2013, death of 30-year-old Ramon Robledo.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Chance for heavy rain in Las Cruces forecast

LAS CRUCES >> It's not often that remnants of a hurricane pass through Las Cruces, but that's what is anticipated this week. Rain chances for Las Cruces began increasing Monday night, and before it's all said and done sometime Friday, the city could potentially receive as much as 1.25 inches.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Anthony man arrested after weekend of harassment

LAS CRUCES >> Dona Ana County investigators arrested an Anthony man Sunday morning after his ex-girlfriend told law enforcement he spent the weekend coming over uninvited, hiding out in her house, and assaulting the woman and her new boyfriend, according to a news release. According to investigators, 28-year-old Luis Ordones was found hiding in the closet of a home in the 1100 block of Longoria just before noon on Sunday.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Yappy Hour Wednesday in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES >> Yappy Hour is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, on the outside lawn and patio. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces man killed in Downtown El Paso motorcycle crash

A 40-year-old Las Cruces man died during a motorcycle crash in Downtown El Paso on Sunday evening, police said today. Benjamin Chavarria was killed after he and two other motorcyclists crashed into a concrete median in the 400 block of West Paisano Drive.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces girl reported missing has returned home, police say

A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon.

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King's 3rd campaign manager resigns after 2 months

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King's campaign manager has resigned after two months on the job, according to a news release from King's campaign. Keith Breitbach submitted his resignation on Sept.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Former NMSU regent Laura Conniff named to spaceport board

SANTA FE >> Las Cruces real estate broker Laura Conniff has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority. Conniff is the co-owner of a real estate business and a former member of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Deming family petitions U.S. Supreme Court in federal firearms case

LAS CRUCES >> Three members of a Deming family convicted in 2012 of making false statements on investigation forms during a firearms sting could be sentenced soon, and they are hoping to avoid prison time. As the family waits, defense attorneys for Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their son Ryin Reese, have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Plenty to pick from this year at Arnold Brothers apple orchard

Sun-News Jayce Arnold, 4, chooses an apple to pick on Friday at U-Pick-It apples, located at 2330 Shalem Colony Trail. The orchards has had a bumper crop this season.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Do a Ana County commissioners to talk franchise fees Tuesday

Franchise fees are assessed to utilities using public rights of way throughout the county. They're usually passed along to customers, officials have said.

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City officials consider putting up welcome signs along major roads into Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces is at the crossroads and city officials want to let visitors and motorists passing through know they are welcome. City officials are considering putting up "Welcome to Las Cruces" signs at each of the major entry points into Las Cruces, on Interstate 10, I-25, and U.S. Highway 70. The signs would be 40 feet long by 20 feet tall - about the size of a billboard, and could also tout the city's relationships with New Mexico State University and White Sands Missile Range.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Police search for missing Las Cruces teen

LAS CRUCES >> A Las Cruces teenager was reported missing Sunday and Las Cruces Police are asking for the public's help in locating her. Nayeli Castillo, 13, of 1955 Colorado Ave., told family that she was going to a friend's residence in the same apartment complex but never showed up, according to a news release.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Editorial: City should now implement CAF proposal

For the second time in the past several weeks, the Las Cruces City Council has voted 4-3 to increase the minimum wage, with those on the council who oppose raising the minimum wage voting in support of the measure, and those who support raising the minimum wage voting against. The political machinations can be a bit hard to follow, but it will become crystal clear soon enough whether this was an honest effort to help full-time workers in our community lift themselves out of poverty, or a political sleight of hand to subvert the will of the voters.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces trash fees to rise

LAS CRUCES >> Trash fee rates for Las Crucens are about to rise, mainly to pay for new garbage trucks and related equipment. The new fee schedule, OK'd last week, will mean increases for city residents and businesses in most categories of trash pick-up and dumping services.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Burn Lake park sees summer upgrades

The city of Las Cruces is making improvements to Burn Lake park. A project, which began in June and will wrap up in late October, entails building pavement along a dirt portion to the south of a soccer complex at the park.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Frontier Day offers a blast into the past

Dave Harkness, of Las Cruces, shows off a crank-powered rotisserie - like what soldiers stationed at Fort Selden in the 1800s might have used - on Saturday during the 26th annual Frontier Day. Re-enactors celebrate the days of yesteryear and honor the soldiers and civilians who lived at the fort built in 1865.

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Flash Flood Watch for Dona Ana County was issued at September 16 at 4:13AM MDT

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