Las Cruces, NM
What town:Las Cruces
Station:Las Cruces, but agents from Santa Teresa and Deming also live here
Population: 80,000 (city) 186,000 (county)
Telephone Co. Name: Qwest
Electric Co. Name: El Paso Electric 526-5555
Gas Co Name: Rio Grande Natural Gas Association 528-3505
Cable Co. Name:
Rio Grande Satellite 526-3407
Sun Comm (Satellite) 526-4000
City Trash Name: Las Cruces Utilities/Solid Waste 528-3700
City Water Name: City of Las Cruces* 528-3511
*within city limits, several other water companies provide service to other areas of city
Memorial Medical 522-8641
Mountain View 556-7600
Parks and Rec. 53 city parks, 18 tennis courts, 4 golf courses, 5 city museums
Many youth, recreation, and senior programs and activities
City of Las Cruces 541-2550
Las Cruces Sun News 523-4581
Albuquerque Journal* 823-4400
El Paso Times* 522-4998
Chamber of Commerce:Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau:Las Cruces Visitor Center
505 S. Main, Suite 357 524-6215
3961 E. Lohman Avenue 373-1367
Station type of work -
Las Cruces is a checkpoint station currently operating 3 checkpoints. They also have a Brush Unit, Bike Unit, ATV Unit, Prosecutions Unit, Borcap Unit and DEA Task Force. They catch a good amount of narcotics and aliens. As a new agent, you can expect to learn paperwork procedures well and use your Spanish skills often. Trainees can expect to be challenged and experience a learning process that continues after leaving the academy.
You will learn how to catch tons of dope and find false docs.
We have about 140-150 agents,
Shopping - Mesilla Valley Mall ,
Chain stores include: Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, Ross, Marshalls, Starbucks, Pier One Imports, Hobby Lobby, Staples, Office Max, Best Buy, Hastings, Bed Bath and Beyond, Old Navy, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, and Lowes Home Improvement. Las Cruces is a growing area, and new restaurants and stores are popping up all over town.
Eateries - There are so many great places to eat in Las Cruces. A local publication, ¡Sabroso!, has a good list of restaurants around town. There are many local establishments with a variety of international cuisine, as well as many national chain restaurants. Check out the link above for a full list of what is available in this area.
Here is a list.
Cellular Telephone -Verizon Wireless has very good service for Las Cruces and the surrounding areas. Other providers with service locations in Las Cruces are:
Alltel, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile
Other Services -New Mexico State University
Pan American Center: event facility for concerts and sporting events
Any other information that you would like to add:
City Police Non-Emergency 528-4200
Sheriff’s Office 525-1911
Las Cruces has been recognized as one of the country’s best destinations, best places to live, and best places to retire. The friendly atmosphere, economic growth, and bright sunshine virtually every day of the year make Las Cruces a beautiful place to live.
Subscribing to the Las Cruces Sun News is a great way to become familiarized with our town. The El Paso Times is also a great resource for area and community events and news. There are also several free publications available including a relocation guide, yearly events and recreation booklet, local restaurant magazine and senior resource/retirement magazine.
If you are new to desert region living, visit the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History. Their Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center houses many live animals unique to desert regions.
Monthly Events: Take a look at this month’s events around Las Cruces
Feb - Chile Challenge
Apr - La Viña Blues and Jazz Festival
May - New Mexico Wine Festival, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, La Feista de San Ysidro
Jul - 4th of July Electric Light Parade, Celebration and Fireworks
Sept - The Whole Enchilada Fiesta – 3-day festival including food, dancing, parade, live bands and the making of the official world’s largest enchilada; Mesilla Valley Corn Maze; White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational; Hatch Chile Festival; Hillsboro Apple Festival;
Nov - Annual Renaissance Craft Fair; International Mariachi Conference & Concert
Dec - Christmas Carols and Luminarias on the Plaza in Mesilla
National Border Patrol Museum – 40 minutes
Old Mesilla – a historical district full of shopping, music, history, culture and art
Stahmann Farms - one of the largest pecans farms in the world
White Sands National Monument – 21 miles
Elephant Butte State Park and Lake – 81 miles
El Paso, TX – 45 miles
Gila National Forest – 170 miles
Ruidoso, NM – 115 miles
Carlsbad Caverns – 211 miles
Tucson, AZ – 275 miles