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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Gov. Lujan Grisham seeks deployment of Army hospital to N.M.

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has formally requested that the U.S. Defense Department deploy a staffed 248-bed U.S. Army combat support hospital (CSH) to Albuquerque as a proactive measure intended to enhance the state’s treatment capacity.

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Waste Excavation and Relocation from City of Las Cruces Lohman Property

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 3/22/20

This week, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) began removing layers of old trash from the City of Las Cruces (City) Lohman Property (Pre-1965 Landfill) on the city’s eastside ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Fish Tape: Funny Name, Smart Technique for Gas Locating

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/27/20

On average, LCU responds to more than 8,000 calls every year asking for “locates” of underground utilities. Homeowners and contractors definitely want to...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

It’s a Toilet, Not a Trash Can, Don’t Flush Paper Towels or Wipes

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is urging customers to stop flushing paper towels and disinfectant wipes down the toilet. The items clog drains, back up sewers, and cause issues at sewage treatment plants. Toilet paper is in short supply in some areas due to h...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

From the Ground Up: Las Cruces Utilities Lush and Lean Series

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/6/20

It’s an uncommonly dark morning, with a threatening rain in the distance. William Lindemann, Ph.D. (retired soil science professor) is stopping by New Mexico State ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

First Las Cruces Utilities Intern Graduates to Full-Time Position

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 03/01/20

In 2017 the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Board of Commissioners approved the initiative to establish a new LCU Internship Program, due to the increasing difficulty in hiring and ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Know Yourself as You Know Your Plants! Lush and Lean 2020

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 02/28/20

This might be a great time to walk around gardens in Las Cruces, including the beautiful landscaping at City Hall, to simply observe. Observe and see which plants are doing...

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Posted on: February 23, 2020

Natural Gas Supply Helps Las Cruces Customers Save

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/23/20

Due to technology advances Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has seen a steady reduction in the cost of gas that it passes on directly to utility customers. It’s up to Ma...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Associates Instruct Peers at “Short School”

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/14/20

It was the 65th year of the New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association (NMWWA) Annual School and this year it came to Hotel Encanto the last week in January 2020. With vend...

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Posted on: February 9, 2020

LUSH AND LEAN 2020: A CLEAR VISION OF GARDENING SUCCESS!

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 2/9/20

Want a lush landscape this year, while keeping your water bill lean? Get ready! Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is gearing up to host its ever-popular, free-to-attend “L...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Challenge: Name Our Little Sewer Truck

Little Truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 2/7/20

Last spring, Hillrise Elementary students rose to the challenge of naming the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) water conservation roadrunner sculpture. “Aguacito&rdqu...

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