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PNM is again reminding customers that have a past-due balance in their bill to apply for available help online as soon as possible. The temporary emergency measure designed to assist residential customers during the pandemic is about to expire, as soon as Thursday, August 12th. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted recently to end this measure, which means disconnections will resume. PNM has offered to help households find the assistance program that may work for them. Some these programs are follows: the PNM COVID Customer Relief Fund; the PNM Good Neighbor Fund; the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program; the State of New Mexico Emergency Renters Assistance Program; and more. In some cases, programs can be combined to maximize the amount of assistance applied to the bill. Customers may apply over the phone to PNM at 855-364-2950 Monday through Friday or visit online at

WNMU is resuming the annual symbolic hawk release during new student orientation next week. According to a news release, “Each fall, just after families say good-bye to their loved ones beginning their educational journeys at WNMU, the university facilitates the release of a young bird to parallel the experience families and students are embarking on.” The event began in 2016 but was put on hiatus last year due to the pandemic. The University, in collaboration with Gila Wildlife Rescue, has selected a young Swanson’s Hawk to be release next week. This bird was rescued from a nest in the southern part of the Burro Mountains and raised to full adulthood by Dennis and Denise Miller of Gila Wildlife Rescue, which is a nonprofit licensed to rescue and release all types of New Mexico wildlife. One WNMU student who wins a drawing will have a hands-on role in releasing the hawk next Wednesday, August 11th at 6:00 P.M.

Have you been thinking about having your lids 12 and older get vaccinated before they go back to school or start in-person sports? Healthy Kids Grant County and Hidalgo Medical Services are holding a voluntary vaccination clinic, this Saturday, August 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Silver High School. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must accompany any student getting a vaccine.

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