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PNM has issued tips to stay safe during high winds. Spring in New Mexico, from March to June, can bring strong winds that can cause hazardous and unsafe conditions, especially around electricity. Wind may blow tree branches or other objects into powerlines. Never attempt to remove anything from powerlines, stay away from downed or sagging powerlines, and if a powerline falls across a car that you are in, stay in the car if possible. Call 911 and wait until first responders and PNM are on site to clear the scene. Any downed powerlines should be immediately reported by calling 888-DIAL-PNM.
Jacob Bennett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has announced that Mikaela Johnson, a senior at Silver High School, has been selected as the New Mexico State Good Citizen Scholarship Award Program Candidate. Mikaela Johnson, is the daughter of Martha and Michael Johnson and was awarded this honor after having been selected from all high school seniors in the Grant County School systems. The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education. Additional award winners included: Samantha Jones, of Cliff High School; Madelyn Reyes, of Cobre High School; and Tiger Lily Warner, of Aldo Leopold High School.
Burning southeast of Reserve in Catron County, the Collins Fire at the time of this report has covered 3,030 acres. The fire was report 100% contained, but there are still fuels consuming, so smoke may be seen for some time. The Collins fire started on Thursday, April 7th, and the cause is still under investigation.
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