Cassie McClure, Las Cruces Sun-News

Cassie McClure

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Past articles by Cassie:

Superfund site facility named in honor of Pascual Rodriguez, Jr.

Las Cruces Utilities announced the renaming of the site in honor of retired long-time LCU Water Production Supervisor Pascual Rodriguez, Jr. → Read More

LCU Water Conservation team grows to support and educate community

Las Cruces Utilities has expanded its water conservation team to help support, educate, and catch water violations throughout the city. → Read More

Las Cruces Utilities Internship Program signs new student

The newest signee to the Las Cruces Utilities Internship Program, Jeremiah Avery, is moving to Las Cruces to explore his new career opportunities. → Read More

Garcia joins American Public Gas Assn. board

Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director Natural Gas and Energy Lucio Garcia has been appointed to the American Public Gas Association Board of Directors. → Read More

Rate design keeps infrastructure safe and sound for the future

Setting the rates people pay for utility services has been Jose Provencio's job for more than 40 years. Now he's retiring. → Read More

LCU builds curriculum to build up Doña Ana County interns

For the second year, Las Cruces Utilities welcomed 12 interns from Doña Ana County’s 2022 Summer Enrichment Internship Program. → Read More

Innovation improves Las Cruces Utilities' free mulch for residents

When Las Cruces Utilities picks up yard waste throughout the city with its Green Grappler, it becomes mulch that residents can pick up for free. → Read More

Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners and meetings explained

At Las Cruces Utilities, oversight of its projects and policies are guided by the Board of Commissioners for the City of Las Cruces Utilities. → Read More

New Mexico Tech students collaborate with Las Cruces Utilities

College life is sometimes detached from the world that students encounter after they graduate, especially when working on real-world solutions. → Read More

Free tuition in New Mexico bolsters Las Cruces Utilities internship program

New Mexico passed a bill in March 2022 that waived tuition for students attending in-state public schools, shifting how Las Cruces Utilities could approach its popular internship program. → Read More

The Grappler takes before and after pictures of pick-ups

Drivers don't just pick up the trash from 100 to 120 locations per day; they also record their work through snapshots to show the before and after. → Read More

Take the Las Cruces Utilities survey online

Even if you missed Las Cruces Utilities seeking takers of their annual survey at the Farmer’s Market downtown last weekend, you’re still in luck. → Read More

Before you dig, call 811: Las Cruces Utilities combines both water and gas line locators for increased efficiency and customer safety

LCU will now be combining efforts into one team to enhance efficiency, to protect the integrity of the utility systems and increase customer safety. → Read More

Las Cruces Utilities water conservation plan steering committee reflects on efforts

Two years ago, Las Cruces Utilities engaged a community-led Water Conservation Steering Committee. Here's what they do. → Read More

A molecular detective: New Las Cruces Utilities deputy director of wastewater seeks new solutions

“My goal was to be a molecular detective, looking for the unknown,” said Laura Montoya. → Read More

Las Cruces Utilities welcomes new deputy director for solid waste

Coming from Colorado, Carl Pierce joined LCU in March, but is still adjusting to the superior green chile he’s finding in New Mexico. → Read More

Las Cruces Utilities plans for a sustainable future

For Las Cruces Utilities, its newest strategic business plan included planning for a sustainable future. → Read More

Las Cruces Utilities gets new tech to improve field services

The introduction of iPads for the LCU Field Services team is starting a shift to greater connectivity between employees in real-time. → Read More

Las Cruces Utilities deputy director graduates from Duke University leadership program

After the year-long program, Clark will bring new approaches to new water and wastewater management, sharing what he learned from experts in the industry. → Read More

Windy days can create litter. Bag your trash.

With gusts of wind, as high as 60 miles per hour in recent weeks, any trash not bagged can be at risk of getting swept away. → Read More