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Posted on: June 26, 2022

NM Tech Students Collaborate with Las Cruces Utilities to "Get a Taste" of the Real World

LCU NMT Collab

By: Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.26.22

College life is sometimes detached from the world that students encounter when they graduate, especially when working with clients on real-world solutions. Senior students from New Mexico Institute...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Seizing the Opportunities to Grow: Professional Development at LCU

NM Edge Alma Ruiz

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 6.24.22

Life is filled with opportunities – even when they arrive during a pandemic – especially for those willing to reach for them. At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), professional development is encouraged fo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2022

BEWARE OF THE ORANGE FLAME

Beware of the Orange Flame

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.19.22

Have you ever noticed the flames on your gas stove turning orange? Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Natural Gas and Energy Office Manager, Deborah Hurst noticed a sudden change in flame color one weekend. Th...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Focuses on Vehicle Safety for All Employees

LCU Vehicle Safety

By: Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.17.22

Residents pull up alongside City of Las Cruces (City) vehicles every day. From work trucks heading out to connect new accounts or check up on a reported leak, to the large trash trucks that make th...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

NETWORKING FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY

LCU associate working on high-pressure natural gas pipeline

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 6.10.22

For the past three years Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has been networking with other utility municipalities in the Southwest to strengthen their information sharing for the betterment of their customers....

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Posted on: June 11, 2022

Free Tuition in New Mexico Bolsters LCU Internship Program

LCU Internship

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.11.22

New Mexico passed a bill in March 2022 that waived tuition for students attending in-state public schools or tribal colleges – and shifted how Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) could app...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Spring Stroll Highlights Drought-Tolerant Plants and the Uses of Free Compost

LCU Spring Stroll

By: Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.3.22

On a beautiful Thursday morning, a relaxed crowd gathered at the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Demonstration Garden for the return of the annual Spring Stroll on May 26. With coffee and donuts, visitor...

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Posted on: June 4, 2022

The Grappler Takes Before and After Pictures of Pick Ups

LCU Grappler Before

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 6.04.22

Many Las Crucens cleared out their homes while at home during the pandemic. Plenty of that trash ended up on the curb for pick up by the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Grappler. Drivers like LCU Solid W...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

NATURAL GAS PRICES SPIKING, WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET

gas meter and worker

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5.27.22

New Mexicans are feeling the pinch in rising fuel prices and your May gas utility bill is no exception. Just like oil, natural gas prices are on the rise, the question is how high and how long will the...

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Posted on: May 29, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Crews "Respect The Gas"

Las Cruces Utilities Crews "Respect The Gas"

By G.H. Scott

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 5.29.22

If you had to create a list of the dangerous jobs, you would probably start with police officer or firefighter, while many jobs have their share of risks, the daily demands of utility workers are near t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2022

Take the Las Cruces Utilities Survey Online

LCU Farmers Market Customer Survey

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 5.22.22

If you missed Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) seeking takers of their annual survey at the Farmer’s Market downtown last weekend, you’re in luck - the survey will be hitting a mailbox...

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DECARBONIZATION RIDER

University HP 1-ADA

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.15.22

What do you know about decarbonization? For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers it’s a word you are going to hear a lot about and it will change things for the better. 

In approving...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Seeing Desalination in Action: Las Cruces Utilities Visits El Paso Plant

Las Cruces Utilities El Paso Desalination Plant Tour

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 05.13.22

The future of water in our region will include innovative methods that account for our population growth, like looking at how to treat salty water that may exist deeper underground. El Paso Water (...

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Posted on: May 8, 2022

Before You Dig, Call 811: Las Cruces Utilities

Enrique Arzabal - Gas Line Locator

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.08.22

When property owners called 811 to find the locations of any underground utilities lines before they would dig and maybe hit them, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) would have two specific teams come loca...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

A Day in the Life: Water Production

LCU WP Horacio

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5.06.22

If it’s a Monday, Wednesday, or a Friday, it’s a day to make the rounds for a crew of six in the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Production program. Each of the six has their ow...

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