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PNM continues to urge past-due customers to immediately take action to avoid a shutoff situation. PNM is resuming disconnections as soon as Monday, August 16th, for residential customers who are past-due on their electric bill after the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has ended the temporary emergency COVID moratorium. According to a news release, nearly 44,000 customers have been provided power for the last year and a half since the start of the pandemic. These customers are still responsible for paying for the electricity they used. PNM wants to help avoid shutoff situations, but customers must take immediate action by contacting PNM online at or by calling 888-DIAL-PNM Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 6:00PM. There are 3 ways to avoid disconnection:

  • Contact PNM to obtain financial assistance
  • Contact PNM to arrange a payment plan to pay over multiple months, or
  • Immediately pay the past-due balance in full

As of the time of this report, there are 44,000 PNM past-due customers. In addition, there is currently millions of dollars of financial assistance available for New Mexicans that need assistance with their PNM utility bills.

State health officials announced yesterday an additional 713 additional COVID-19 cases statewide. Locally, Grant County has reported 5 news cases, Hidalgo County with 5 new cases, Luna County with 6 new cases, and Catron County with 3 new cases. In addition, the Department of Health has reported four recent COVID -19 deaths statewide, sadly including one individual from Grant County who was hospitalized.

The Hurley Town Council will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, August 17th at 5:00 P.M. at the Hurley Community Center at 312 Carrasco Avenue. The discussion will consist of matters concerning approval of a proposal from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department regarding Hurley Police Department. This meeting is open to the public and residents may attend.

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