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Posted on: November 19, 2021

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This is the time of the year when we all give thanks, count our blessings, and as the temperatures drop outside, make sure that the roof over our heads keeps our families warm. But for some families, staying warm is difficult due to financial st...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Exploring Options for a Beautiful City: Meet new LCU Board Commissioner Raymond Hickman

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Sun-News 11.18.21

The November meeting of the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Board of Commissioners (Board) was the first for the new Commissioner, Raymond Hickman. It was a full schedule, with a work session before the regular me...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Updates Foothills Landfill Composting Facility Station

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in Bulletin 11.19.21

While many in the community may have been taking time to work on random fixes around their homes during the pandemic, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) did the same at some of their facilities, including t...

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Posted on: November 14, 2021

Analysis for Water Availability: Las Cruces Utilities Engineers at Work

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in Sun-News 11.14.21

You might have seen a Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) well house around your neighborhood and assumed that’s where the water from your tap comes from. But, to ensure that there is enough water ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Nuestra Gente: Get to Know the People of Las Cruces Utilities

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 11.12.21

Nuestra Gente is a series of articles, once a month, to profile various employees at the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU).

Why did you decide to join the LCU? 

In one word…Opportunity. ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Dispatch: Answering the Call 24/7

LCU Dispatch

By Cassie McClure 

Published in Sun-News 11.05.2021

When there is a rotten egg smell coming from inside or outside your house, it is likely a gas leak and the next thing to do is call the 24/7 Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Dispatch line, 575-526-0500 ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities: Continuing Education at All Levels

LCU Lucio Garcia

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 11.5.2021

A lifetime’s learning never ends. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) ensures that employees stay up to date on the latest industry standards and best practices that increase the staff’...

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Posted on: October 31, 2021

All Indications Point to Higher Natural Gas Prices This Winter. Are You Ready?

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By G.H. Scott for Las Cruces Utilities 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10.31.2021

You probably noticed in your latest monthly bill that Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is being proactive by informing its customers that natural gas prices are surgi...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Be in the Know: Update Your Las Cruces Utilities Contact Information

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By Cassie McClure

 Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10.29.2021

When the orange cones go up on your street, are you the one who wants to be the first to know what is happening - and if you and your neighbors might be affected? If you want to kno...

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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 10.22.2021

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 may be interested in t...

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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

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10.15.2021

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, ...

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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: 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: October 3, 2021

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

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News on 10.03.2021

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 visitor...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

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

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin on 10.01.2021

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: October 10, 2021

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

LCU Don Curnutt

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10.09.2021

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 th...

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