UPDATE: At approximately 2:30 p.m., power was fully restored to customers in Las Cruces. EP Electric says that a bird got into electrical equipment and caused the outage. Horizon customers also had their power restored around 2:10 p.m.
With the onset of the monsoon seasons in southern New Mexico, the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department has authorized each of its 16 Volunteer Fire Districts to stock and distribute sandbags.
The City of Las Cruces reminds business owners and residents that the Gross Receipts Tax collected on the sale of goods and services will increase from the current 7.5625% to 7.9375% on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.