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The New Mexico Department of Health has issued an urgent call for licensed heath care professionals statewide to volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps. According to a news release, due to the increase in hospitalizations across the state, nurses and recently retired health care personnel with active licenses are being asked to join. The New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps maintains New Mexico’s statewide registry of volunteer healthcare providers and support personnel. It is part of the Emergency Systems for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals. Hospitals in New Mexico and across the country are experiencing an increase of hospitalized patients due to delayed care or postponed surgeries and as a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant. Healthcare personnel can register by visiting online at

PNM has notified customers for several months about upcoming disconnections to customers who have not paid their overdue balances. Disconnections began yesterday for households that did not get on a payment plan for apply for financial assistance. According to a news release, PNM will be disconnecting and average of 500 to 600 customers statewide per business day. In addition, PNM will attempt to give a final 2-day call to customers prior to disconnection.

Pet owners in Deming and Luna County are eligible for $100 vouchers for pet health services due to a donation from the Carroll Petrie Foundation. The Deming-Luna County Humane Society has vouchers for spay/neuter procedures, pet vaccinations, and rabies shots. The vouchers are accepted by all veterinarians in the Luna County area. The Carroll Petrie Foundation is a family foundation located in Santa Fe, dedicated to supporting animals and the natural world. In addition, the Foundation offers finding through Animals and the Environment, focusing on New Mexico and the American Southwest.

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