Community News
Week of March 24th - 30th, 2020
Update from the Motor Vehicle Department for service here in Deming.
In response to the Corona-virus public health emergency, the Sixth Judicial District and Magistrates Courts will be implementing an interim procedure for allowing the filing of documents by email or fax to reduce the requirement of self-represented litigants (SRL) and attorneys to enter the courthouse to file documents. Self-represented litigants and attorneys are immediately permitted to file documents via email or fax in those case types that are not eligible
for electronic filing through the existing File and Serve and meet criteria which can be found at the Sixth Judicial District’s Website Home Page at this link:  
Stop by and see what's on Marie's Italian Grill menu for delivery, carry out and curb side pick up!
FOR RELEASE March 16, 2020 

In observance of the Amended Public Health Order of the New Mexico Department of Health for the COVID-19 virus, the Luna County public offices will be closed effective March 16, 
2020 until further notice. Essential and limited non-essential employees will remain on duty. We are maintaining a close eye and monitoring recent developments from the CDC and the New Mexico Health Department. 

The deadline for registering as a write-in candidate is March 17, 2020 from 9AM to 5PM. The County Clerk’s office will be open; however, due to the closure, the building may be locked. Please call the Clerk’s office at (575) 546-0491 for entry for additional information. The office of the County Manager will remain open, but all other offices will be by appointment only. Please call (575)-546-0494 to set up an appointment in emergency cases only. In the event of an emergency, dial (911). 

On March 16, 2020, The New Mexico Department of Health ordered a public health emergency which includes specific directives for mass gatherings and certain types of businesses. Please refer to the press release by the Department of Health for the protection of public health. new-restrictions-to-public-gatherings/ 

For more information: Office of the County Manager, Luna County 575-546-0494 

Amended March 17th 2020 : County offices are open during regular business hours via telephone and email. Walk ins are by appointment only. 
To Our Neighbors:
We know that the impact of the coronavirus on our lives continues to change with each passing day, so I am reaching out to every customer to let you know how PNM is handling this crisis. 
First and foremost, we care about you, and providing safe and reliable power to your homes and businesses is our highest priority.
We are here to help any of our neighbors and friends if they face financial hardships during this time.
Because we want you to focus on you and your family at this time, we have implemented the following actions due to the coronavirus outbreak:
  • We have suspended electric service disconnections and late fees for nonpayment for customers until further notice. Collection and credit reporting for nonpayment have been suspended.
  • We will provide customers with notice before our billing/disconnection policies resume.
A few other items to be aware of:
  • Please be on the lookout for scams. Do not respond to messages telling you that you must pay your bill, or your power will not be disconnected during this time. Contact us directly through the contact information below if you suspect a scam.
  • When the COVID-19 situation stabilizes, and payments resume, each community has programs to help provide relief catching up on your bill. We will also work with you to establish a payment arrangement, so you do not have to worry about bringing your account current with just one payment. For more information, visit

  If you need to contact us, you can do so through the following means:
We will get through this together. Many thanks to you and our PNM family for staying healthy and united. 

Pat Vincent-Collawn
Chairman, President, and CEO
For the safety of our volunteers, their families and our community, Silver Whiskers will be closed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.
A HUGE Thank You to
for all of the Radio Spots we have aired featuring our local Chamber Members!!