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PNM has issued a news release pleading with more than 47,000 past-due customers to immediately contact utilities before disconnections resume as early as August 12th. According to the release, $21.4 million in past due customer electric bills are currently outstanding due to the shutoff moratorium that has been in place since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. There are more than 47,000 PNM customers with an average past-due balance of $448 each because customers are still responsible for paying for the energy they have used. Customers have three ways to avoid disconnection:

  • Immediately pay the past due balance in full
  • Contact PNM to obtain financial assistance to help pay down or possibly pay off your past-due balance.
  • Contact PNM to get on a payment plan to pay over multiple months

For help paying a past-due PNM bill, customers may apply online at or call PNM at 855-364-2950 Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Several local youths from Grant County competed in the year’s State 4-H Competitions along with other members throughout the state. This year Livestock Judging Team One consisting of Kylee Jones, Nolan Vermillion, Ketch Bays, and Tucker Gatlin placed 6th in the state. Team Two, consisting of Colter Massengill, Kaleb Newman, Clayton Peterson, and Krysten Jones placed 7th in the state. Ketch Bays, placed 12th as an individual and Kylee and Krysten Jones placed 19th and 20th respectively out of 47 other youth individuals in the state. In addition, Krysten Jones placed 9th as an individual in the horse judging contest and Trey Greeman, placed 3rd in the Impromptu Speech competition AND won the State Talent Contest! Congratulations to Grant County 4-H!

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