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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

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 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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Posted on: July 14, 2019

Maintaining Underground Gas Lines through a "Keyhole"

keyhole

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 7/14/19.

The task at hand: locate the underground yellow polypipe gas line, find where it joins to the older, steel piping under La Fonda Drive, update Geographic Information System...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

NMDOT Road Reconstruction Tops the List at District 4 Meeting

district 4 meeting

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 7/12/19

On Monday, June 24th, residents of District 4 gathered at an evening community meeting, hosted by City Councilor Jack Eakman and held at the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Admin...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Utilities Tiny Robotic Truck does a Big Job!

tiny robot truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 7/12/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Wastewater Collection Inspector Lonnie Orona gets his little truck ready to cruise through the pipes. It’s a small robotic truck with wheels...

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Posted on: July 7, 2019

Assessment of Corrective Measures at Old Foothills Landfill

PHOTO 1 OFL Assessment of Corrective Measures residents maps

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

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

On June 20th, more than 30 residents came out to Desert Hills Elementary to hear Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) present the Assessment of Corrective Measures Report (ACM) on what is ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Las Cruces Collision Center: Front seat view Valley Drive Construction

PHOTO 1 LAS CRUCES COLLISION CENTER_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 7/5/19

It’s 8 a.m. and 3 employees in the Las Cruces Collision Center (524 N. Valley Drive) are already hard at work: one woman stands on a wooden box to gain height while put...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Easily Accessible and No Wait: LCU East Mesa Customer Service Center

PHOTO 1 EAST MESA CUST SR

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 7/5/19

Customer Central staff have a quick smile for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers walking through the frosted door of the East Mesa Utilities Customer Service Office at 5195 Bat...

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Posted on: June 30, 2019

Capital Improvements Advisory Committee Tours LCU Facilities

CIAC TOURS

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6/30/19

The Las Cruces Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC) is dedicated to reviewing the City’s infrastructure growth necessary to support our growing community. CI...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

NAPA Auto and Truck Parts

PHOTO 1 NAPA AUTO AND TRUCK PARTS_

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 6/28/19

Levi Livingston had a great sale last week at NAPA Auto & Truck Parts on Valley Drive, with more than 200 customers coming in to find new tools and maybe a spare part or two...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Vescovo Toyota: Seeing Success on Valley Drive

Vescovo

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 6/21/19

They say good things come to those who wait, and good things have come to fans of Vescovo Toyota in Las Cruces. When the dealership made the move to the new location at 780 S. V...

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