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Posted on: October 21, 2021

LCU Water Talk: The Safe Drinking Water Act was a Game Changer

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By Interim Deputy Director Water Ronald N. Borunda and Cassie McClure  

Published in Las Cruces Sun News 10.23.2021

Water in Las Cruces comes to our taps without too much thought for the average resident. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) provides safe, c...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities: Build a Career, Build a Future

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin, on October 22, 2021. 

On October 6, 2021, the Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s (LCHBA) Build My Future event allowed Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) high school students who ma...

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Posted on: October 17, 2021

City of Las Cruces City Manager: LCU Leak Notification Works

LCU Leaks

By Cassie McClure 

Published in Las Cruces Sun News 10.16.2021

Water leaks aren’t always obvious. When an unfortunate leak is underground or not in an obvious location, it’s the consumption of water that alerts Las Cruces Utilit...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Joint Superfund Project at Griggs-Walnut Holds 9-Year Anniversary Open House

2021 Griggs Walnut

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10.15.21

Many residents routinely visit the Harty Athletic Complex, the BMX bike track, or the skate park off Hadley Avenue. Maybe a few have wondered what is beyond the recreational areas, th...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Have You Registered for UtilityHawk Yet? It's Free!

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by G.H. Scott

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 09.24.2021

Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) Jeff Dillard is a man on a mission, his task which he eagerly accepts is to educate LCU customers on the benefits of UtilityHawk. What is UtilityHawk you ask? Ut...

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Posted on: September 5, 2021

Federal Regulators Approve Las Cruces Utilities Storm Protest

LCU gas crew working on gas line

by G.H. Scott

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 09.05.2021

While we continue savoring the waning days of summer, Winter Storm Uri is still making news for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and customers. Recently the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Does Have an Eye on The Future

Eye on the Future

by G.H. Scott

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 09.12.2021

The advantage to being a customer of a City-owned utility such as Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is that you have a voice, either directly to staff or through your LCU Board members. The reverse is a...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Natural Gas Prices are Rising and so May Your Winter Utility Bills!

LCU associate working on high-pressure natural gas pipeline

by G.H. Scott

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10.08.2021

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Business Services Jose Provencio who works with the team that is responsible for acquisition of short-term, intermediate, and long-term supplies of natu...

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Posted on: September 19, 2021

Water Talk: The Water Cycle Connects Us All

LCU Water Cycle

By Interim Deputy Director Ronald N. Borunda and Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News on 09.19.2021

This is the first part of a series of articles called Water Talk, where Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) hopes to move from common knowled...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Celebrates National Public Natural Gas Week October 3-9, 2021

Natural Gas Week News Release

City of Las Cruces Utilities Department News Release

Distributed for publication by City of Las Cruces PIO on 10.01.2021

 Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will observe the national Public Natural Gas Week from October 3 to 9. This annual nationwide event...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

What Changes in Solid Waste Municipal Code Means for You

LCU Lift Container Truck

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin, 09.17.21

It’s been 33 years since there were updates to Chapter 25 of the City of Las Cruces Municipal Code. It’s the chapter on solid waste, defining the management of th...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

How to Apply for Jobs at Las Cruces Utilities

How to Apply for LCU Jobs

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin on 09.10.2021

Sometimes a job hunt can make you dizzy, especially if you’re not exactly sure what you’d like to do or even know for what you might be qualified. Thanks to t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

The Skills of a Father: Las Cruces Utilities Associate Helps Build Daughter’s Business

LCU Garcia Francy Emilade Truck

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09.03.2021

There’s a small sticker on the back that says, “Made by Dad” and there’s clear excitement when Las Cruces Utilities Gas Compliance Inspector Ruben Garc...

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Posted on: October 3, 2021

Jobs and Education: Las Cruces Utilities Associates at 2021 Wings n Wheels Fest

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By Cassie McClure

While eyes were on the sky for both the planes and the threatening rains, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) was on-hand at the Wings n Wheels event on Saturday, September 25, to chat with visitors about things closer to the ground, like conservi...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

First Annual Las Cruces Utilities Skills Rodeo Brings a Chance to Shine

LCU SK Backhoe Skills Rodeo

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin on 10.03.2021

It was a chance for employees to let their hair down, and show off their moves, at the First Annual Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Skills Rodeo on September 24. The moves would inclu...

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Posted on: September 26, 2021

Passing on Institutional Knowledge: Dr. Jorge A. Garcia Mentors at Las Cruces Utilities

LCU Garcia Mentors

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News online/print September 25/26, 2021

With a retirement, particularly at the end of a long tenure, plenty of institutional knowledge can leave with the employee. Some of it is technical knowledge...

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Posted on: October 10, 2021

Shifting Paradigms is Key to Success: New CIAC Member Don Curnutt

LCU Don Curnutt

By Cassie McClure 

After retiring for the third time and moving back to New Mexico in 2018, Don Curnutt looked for a way to put his extensive professional experience to good use. Curnutt has joined the City of Las Cruces (City) Capital Improvement...

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Posted on: August 29, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Wants to Assist Customers before Disconnections for Nonpayment Resumes

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/29/21

Las Cruces Utilities Wants to Assist Customers before Disconnections for Nonpayment Resumes on September 1, 2021

If you have a past due account at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), now is the ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Aids with Local Flooding

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/27/21

Emergencies happen at all hours of the day, and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is prepared to jump into action – day or night, and even rain or shine. With rain threaten...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Las Cruces Water Quality Lab Renamed for Former Director

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/22/21

One of the newest Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) buildings will be named to honor the long-term LCU Director, Dr. Jorge A. Garcia. The water quality laboratory built in 2019 will now be kno...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Celebrates Two New Interns

Gerardo Carrasco new intern at LCU

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/20/21

It was signing day for the new interns starting their careers with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), and a buzz was in the air. Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili said it reminded him of a sign...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Host County Interns to Contribute to Customer Education

LCU Michael Joel

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/15/21

First jobs are always nerve-wracking, but internships are a great way to ease into a job experience with the patient support of those already skilled in a career. Through the Do&nti...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

National Night Out with Las Cruces Utilities

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/13/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) joined City of Las Cruces (City) Police and Fire Departments during the National Night Out (NNO) event on Tuesday, August 3. NNO gives residents an evening to...

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