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Posted on: September 15, 2019

See a water leak? Please speak up - on the phone!

water leak

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/15/19 

Water leaks are a daily reality for any city. Over decades, underground water pipes age and can corrode in the soil and suddenly there’s a puddle of wate...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Teaching with Touch-A-Truck

TEACHING WITH TOUCH-A-TRUCK FINAL SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

This year, instead of just getting close enough to touch, kids coming to the 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck event at Camino Real Middle School on a Saturday morning were able to cl...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Growing with a "Best Run City": Delilah Walsh joins Las Cruces Utilities

Delilah Walsh

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes Delilah Walsh, who joined the department as the new – and first ever – Assistant Utilities Director in July ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Sisbarro Truck Store Thriving Even During Valley Drive Road

SISBARRO TRUCK STORE - FINAL - SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/6/19

“One look around and it’s very clear that this is not business as usual,” says Dan Sisbarro of the Sisbarro Dealerships. New Mexico Department o...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Women in the Gas Industry: A Las Cruces Utilities Local Profile

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/1/19

Shari Avent has spent 30 years in the gas industry; now she’s bringing her knowledge and experience to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the residents of Las Cruces. A...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

New Water Quality Laboratory Opens its Door to the Public

WQL - Public

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

The new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Quality Laboratory (Lab) has the pleasant new building smell, and in mid-August giddy employees - happy to share their new...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Full Service Veterinary Care Even During Valley Drive Construction

Animal Clinic

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

Dr. Kyle Schumacher is on the phone, easing the concerns of a patient’s family, in particular the care for a drain tube. She requests that the family makes sure th...

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Posted on: August 25, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Completes Crisis HAZWOPER Training

PHOTO 1 HAZWOPER decontamination (1)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

In a crisis, it’s training that allows for the best outcome. But how do you train for a crisis? Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) personnel train to respond to ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2019

Need a Little Help with your Recycling? Meet the SCSWA Recycle Coach!

Recycling

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

If it’s hard to remember when to put your blue recycling bin at the curb… go online and sign up for Recycle Coach at the South Central Solid W...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Good Vibrations again at Allstate on Valley Drive

Allstate

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/23/19

“We could just feel the whole building vibrate,” explains Kelly Gonzales, Allstate Insurance agent at 455 North Valley Drive. She’s talking abo...

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Posted on: August 18, 2019

Businesses: Got Big Trash? The Grappler is available for you, too!

Grappler

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/18/19 

The Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Grappler is not just for residential pickup of large, bulky items; it’s ready to assist businesses, too. For residences, t...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Local CPA Weathers Valley Drive Road Reconstruction

LOCAL CPA WEATHERS - FINAL -VALLEY DRIVE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION AUG2019_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/16/19

There are things that money can’t buy, like the extra support provided by Kristi Micander PC CPA (585 S. Valley Drive) while she manages bookkeeping and prepares t...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

The "Flushable" Fantasy: DO NOT FLUSH ANY WIPES

WIPES ON A RAKE

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in theLas Cruces Bulletin 8/16/19.

 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) again warns customers that advertised “flushable” wipes clog pipes. Wipes can not only damage the pipes at the resid...

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Posted on: August 11, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Opens New Water Quality Laboratory

WQL Ribbon Cutting

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/11/19

 

After nearly 30 years of planning and one year of construction, the new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Quality Laboratory is ready to take the community&rsqu...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Western Mercantile: Where they shape your hats and know your name

Western Mercantile

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/9/19

It’s been a long, hard year living through the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive. But the road is now open in fron...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Digital Lifts Save Backs at Las Cruces Utilities

DIGITAL LIFTS SAVE BACKS - FINAL2 - AT LCU AUG2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/9/19

They say it’s the small things, but sometimes for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) it’s the large things, especially when it comes to in-house maintenance and r...

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Posted on: August 4, 2019

Water Confidence Annual Report Available Now (CCRs)

water confidence

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/4/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) now publishes 6 different Water Quality Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) every year to provide comprehensive information about drinking ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Dock Diving for Dogs on Valley Drive

dogs on valley dr

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/2/19

In the sweltering Las Cruces summers, it’s not just humans who feel the heat, but also our pets. For both the adventurous dog and owner, a cool way to cool off is a...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Learns from Annual Customer Survey

survey 1

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/2/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is on a continual journey of improvement in its mission to provide four utilities to the residents and businesses of Las Cruces.

Key to evaluating t...

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Posted on: July 28, 2019

Area Youth Get Real Work Experience with Youth Conservation Corps

youth get real work experience

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 7/28/19

It was a tour of the Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility that first sparked an interest in the mind of a local youth. Dustin Arri...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Valley Drive Bike Lanes A Comfort to Former Las Crucen

Bike Lanes

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 7/26/19

Marc Wright walked along Valley Drive in amazement. He hadn’t been back in Las Cruces for 25 years, and while he expected changes, he didn’t expect the b...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

A Summer of Learning: City of Las Cruces & Youth Conservation Corps

LCYCC

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 7/26/19

Even at 8 a.m. it’s hot. Despite the hot temperatures, 15 young City of Las Cruces employees under a local Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) grant are ready to start their duti...

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Posted on: July 21, 2019

LCU: A Strong Partner for New Business (The Fresh Chile Company)

The Fresh Chile Company

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 7/21/19

Randy McMillan, owner of The Fresh Chile Company, is hoping to open his new chile roasting business in time for the fall harvest, just weeks away. He’s working wit...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Quick Delivery from Frontier Roofing Supply on Valley Drive

Roofing Supply

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 7/19/19

As the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) moves into the final phase of Valley Drive road reconstruction, the road work has landed right outside the front of do...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Keeping us Safe: Utilities Sniffer Truck

sniffer truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 7/19/19

It looks very similar to other City of Las Cruces trucks you see on the streets, except for the attachment on the front that might cause you to take another look. Hanging fr...

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