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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Growth at Las Cruces Utilities Needs People Like You

LCU Valerie Marrs

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin on 1.14.22

As of January 3, 2022, there are 66 positions to be filled at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). Some of those positions will be filled by internal employees who have grown their skills and are ready to...

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Posted on: January 9, 2022

New Blue Bins: Las Cruces Utilities and South Central Solid Waste Authority Team Up

LCU New Recycling Containers

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 1.9.22

The blue recycling bin outside the garage or by your door might suddenly look different - a little newer, with some updated logos, and with a new number to call for questions. Las Cruces Utilities (L...

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Posted on: January 2, 2022

Winter Water Conservation at Home

LCU Dye Tab

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 1.2.22

Water conservation may not be the highest priority in the winter, but colder months are still a good time to check outside and inside your house for leaks and ways to conserve water for your desert h...

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Posted on: December 31, 2021

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

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 12.31.21.

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

Eli Duran, LCU Metering Infrastructure & Building Support Supervisor

Why did ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2021

Don’t Throw Your Christmas Tree in the Trash: Recycle It!

LCU Christmas Tree Recycling

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 12.26.21

Whether you cut in down yourself in Cloudcroft or bought it from a local greenhouse, Las Cruces residents can recycle real Christmas trees for free at the City of Las Cruces Foothills Clea...

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Posted on: December 24, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Celebrates the Holidays and its Employees

LCU Award 1

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 12.24.21

“Our annual awards are a time to celebrate a trait that our employees share at all levels, resiliency,” said Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Director Delilah Walsh. “It mad...

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Posted on: December 18, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Pollution Prevention Keeps Water and Infrastructure Safe

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 12.18.2021

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has many programs that keep residents safe. However, unless there is industry knowledge – having worked at a restaurant or large industrial plant – ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Enhances Employee Educational and Career Opportunities

LCU LMS Moreno

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 12.17.2021

There are many parts to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) for new employees to learn. LCU uses an adapted version of the City of Las Cruces (City) Learning Management System (LMS) for onboarding and lea...

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Posted on: December 12, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Gas Meter Training Ensures Accuracy

gas training photo

By Kelly Koepke for Las Cruces Utilities

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 12.12.2021

Natural Gas Pressure and Service Technician, Isaac Armendarez, with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), put his recent training to use before the class was even over. Armendarez an...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps the City Get in the Holiday Spirit

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 12.10.21

Were you able to get the perfect picture for your holiday card at the Las Cruces Utilities booth during the City of Las Cruces Tree Lighting Ceremony? Kids, and those young at heart, also received ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Drivers Thank Residents for their Patience During Route Changes

LCU Philip

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 12.05.21

The planning for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) rebalancing solid waste routes took months. Still, when the new routes started on January 1, 2021, some pickup days changed not only for residents but al...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Don't Let Your Fats, Oils, and Grease Go Down Your Drain This Holiday Season

Fats, Oils, and Grease

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 12.3.21

It’s getting cold outside, and the brief warmth that your drains might get from a flow of hot grease from your turkey will not add to the holiday cheer at your house. In fact, it may add s...

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Posted on: November 28, 2021

Water Talk: Gratitude for Hidden Infrastructure

LCU Infrastructure

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

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 11.28.21

Around kitchen tables throughout the country, there will be gratitude for the food and the company of our friends and family. The suppo...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Get Protection From Disconnection

Winter Connection Protection

 

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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