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Recently, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted to end the yearlong COVID moratorium on shutting off electricity starting as soon as August 12th for PNM customers. The moratorium had been a temporary emergency pandemic measure designed to help customers at the start of the pandemic. According to a release, the utility moratorium on disconnects prevented customers from having their electricity disconnected due to non-payment, however, customers are still responsible for paying the energy they have used which has resulted in past-due bills stacking up over the months. “As of May 7, approximately 43,413 residential customers, about 8 percent of 530,000 total PNM customers, are past-due on their PNM bill with an average past-due amount of $469 per customer.” Customers that require help paying past-due PNM bills may visit or call 855-364-2950.

The New Mexico Department of Health has been investigating multiple outbreaks of norovirus around the state and is recommending precautions be taken around the very young, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems.  Norovirus is a highly contagious disease often called the “stomach flu.” The best way to prevent norovirus spread is frequent handwashing – and it’s important to note, hand sanitizer does NOT work against norovirus.

After a year long hiatus, the Grant County 4-H Shooting Sports Program has commenced with practices and competition participation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the county team competed locally and submitted their scores to the state in order to compete with other teams throughout New Mexico. The winning results are as follows:

  • The .22 pistol team earned 2nd Place with members, Javiel Garcia, Jeraiah Garcia, Xander O’Loughlin, and Jacob Maciel
  • The Shotgun Team was named State Champions with members, Luke Bower, Jacobi Lockett, Matthew Garrison, and MJ Drennan

The Grant County State Champion Shotgun Team will progress to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska on June 20 through 25th.  Congratulations to members of the Grant County Shooting Sports team.

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