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Posted on: October 6, 2019

LCU Learns from Customer Service Surveys

LCU Customer Service Surveys

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/6/19

If you filled out a Las Cruces Utilities Customer Service Survey, either by mail or in-person at either City Hall or the East Mesa Customer Service Location: Thank you! Taki...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Waiting for the Light: South Plains Implement on Valley Drive

South Plains

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/4/19

Need a tractor? South Plains Implement on Valley Drive is open for business! For five years, it’s been a one-stop shop on 401 South Valley Drive for John Deere tra...

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Posted on: September 29, 2019

UCAG in Action: Listening to Residents at City Hall

UCAG in action

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/29/19

It’s the end of the day and it’s time to pay the utility bill. For many, that means a trip to Las Cruces City Hall, and for the next week, residents can ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2019

LCU Always on Call for Emergencies

LCU dispatch emergencies

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/29/19

After he answered the 1:00 a.m. phone call from the serviceman at the scene on Thursday, September 5th…Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Production Supervisor, Vin...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Los Amigos on Valley Drive; Packed with Friendly Bargains!

amigos

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/27/19

Need jeans? Cowboy Boots? Work boots? Sunglasses? Shoes? Jewelry? Meet Los Amigos (580 S. Valley Drive, Suite 200-A). This friendly business has welcomed customers on Valley...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

48 hours of water line breaks on University Avenue

Water Break on Uni

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/27/19 

“It was a busy two days and nights for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water line of business supervisors and their crews,” explained Water Deputy D...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

Solid Waste Rates Under Review; UCAG Seeks Input

UCAG solid waste rate review

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/22/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) provides four different utility services – gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste – to the residents and businesses...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

Public Invited to 7-Year Anniversary of Superfund Site

Superfund site

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/22/19 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and Doña Ana County invite the public to the 7-year Anniversary of the Griggs-Walnut Groundwater Plume Remediation Project (163 N. Cotto...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Coordinating the Deep Dig (Valley Drive)

Coordinate Deep Dip

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/20/19

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) road reconstruction of Valley Drive has required complex coordination between the State agency, the City of Las Cruces, a...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

LCU Trains for the Worst with one of the Best!

Trains with the best

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/20/19

Even before she became an emergency response trainer, Janet E. Kerley had a knack for being at the right place at the more dangerous times. “First I was in Mexico ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2019

See a water leak? Please speak up - on the phone!

water leak

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/15/19 

Water leaks are a daily reality for any city. Over decades, underground water pipes age and can corrode in the soil and suddenly there’s a puddle of wate...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Building Deep to Last - Valley Drive

NMDOT

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/13/19

“People complain that they don’t see us out working, except what they can’t see from their car is that we’re working deep in a trench...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Teaching with Touch-A-Truck

TEACHING WITH TOUCH-A-TRUCK FINAL SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

This year, instead of just getting close enough to touch, kids coming to the 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck event at Camino Real Middle School on a Saturday morning were able to cl...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Growing with a "Best Run City": Delilah Walsh joins Las Cruces Utilities

Delilah Walsh

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/8/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes Delilah Walsh, who joined the department as the new – and first ever – Assistant Utilities Director in July ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Sisbarro Truck Store Thriving Even During Valley Drive Road

SISBARRO TRUCK STORE - FINAL - SEPT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/6/19

“One look around and it’s very clear that this is not business as usual,” says Dan Sisbarro of the Sisbarro Dealerships. New Mexico Department o...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Women in the Gas Industry: A Las Cruces Utilities Local Profile

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/1/19

Shari Avent has spent 30 years in the gas industry; now she’s bringing her knowledge and experience to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the residents of Las Cruces. A...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 30, 2019

New Water Quality Laboratory Opens its Door to the Public

WQL - Public

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

The new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Quality Laboratory (Lab) has the pleasant new building smell, and in mid-August giddy employees - happy to share their new...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Full Service Veterinary Care Even During Valley Drive Construction

Animal Clinic

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/30/19

Dr. Kyle Schumacher is on the phone, easing the concerns of a patient’s family, in particular the care for a drain tube. She requests that the family makes sure th...

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Posted on: August 25, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities Completes Crisis HAZWOPER Training

PHOTO 1 HAZWOPER decontamination (1)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

In a crisis, it’s training that allows for the best outcome. But how do you train for a crisis? Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) personnel train to respond to ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2019

Need a Little Help with your Recycling? Meet the SCSWA Recycle Coach!

Recycling

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 8/25/19

If it’s hard to remember when to put your blue recycling bin at the curb… go online and sign up for Recycle Coach at the South Central Solid W...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Good Vibrations again at Allstate on Valley Drive

Allstate

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/23/19

“We could just feel the whole building vibrate,” explains Kelly Gonzales, Allstate Insurance agent at 455 North Valley Drive. She’s talking abo...

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Utilities
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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