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8 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 Suicide prevention focused at Animas, Lordsburg students On February 16, national speakers were present in Hidalgo County to give Suicide Prevention .pre- sentations to Animas and Lordsburg Schools, grades seven through twelve. Informa- tion presented to students in- cluded signs to look for, what to say and do if someone is talk- ing about or contemplating sui- cide, feelings experienced by family members and friends left behind, and contact numbers for venting/help and/or emer- gencies. Each student also re- ceived booklets and magnets displaying this information. For more information, please call (575)313-3348. Submitted by TAMMY HOPKINSHidalgo County Health Consortium Submitted by PNMIAIbuquerque PNM has launched PNM Quick Saver, a new hassle-free program to help small businesses cut energy costs. "A small business customer may not have the time, know- how or money to invest in energy- saving steps, "said Don Maez, PNM energy efficiency manager. "With PNM Quick Saver. we can reduce the work. mystery and cost for that customer." Here is how the program works: A PNM-approved con- tractor* does an on-site assess- ment to identify energy-saving opportunities and presents the proposal to the customer. If the customer approves the proposal, the contractor files the necessary paperwork with PNM and installs the measures. PNM pays a portion of the project costs directly to the contractor. The customer pays the balance and is usually able to re- cover those out-of-pocket costs through utility savings in less than a year. PNM Quick Save( M- small businesses get the savings, PNM does the work PNM can help businesses find savings opportunities in lighting, refrigeration and more. According to U.S. government statistics, lighting accounts for 20 to 50 percent of overall en- ergy use in businesses; refrigera- tion consumes 25 to 60 percent of the energy used by groceries, convenience stores and restau- rants. Savings through PNM Quick Saver vary depending on the measures taken, energy use pat- terns, and the size and type of business, Maez said. Example: If a customer who operates 11 hours a day, five days a week. replaces 10 standard T12 fluores- cent lights and fixtures with 1O high efficiency T8 fixtures, the costs versus savings could be: Est. Project Cost: $675* Program PNM Incentive $420 Payback Period: 10.5 months Annual Utility Savings: $280 *Actual project costs may $12 vary. Additionally, T8 bulbs and electronic ballasts provide a brighter, more natural quality of light, last longer, and eliminate the hum and flicker associated with fluorescent lights, said Maez. T12 bulbs, for many years the standard in business lighting, can be identified by their 1.5-inch diameter. Maez believes that PNM en- ergy efficiency pro'grams can help business owners cut overhead. improve their work or retail envi- ronment, make office space more attractive for potential tenants and reduce their carbon footprint. He hopes to help enough business this year to save nearly 13 million kilowatt hours, or the equivalent annual energy use of 1800 average homes. To apply for PNM Quick Saver. call Alena Gilchrist at (505) 241-4428 or email energyefficiency @ PNM.com. All PNM Small Power cus- tomers, and PNM General Power customers who have usage with monthly peak demand of 100 kilowatts or less during the pre- vious 12 months, may qualify for PNM Quick Saver. Look on your PNM bill to determine if you are a Small Power customer or ask about your usage when you call to apply. PNM offers rebate programs to fit any size business oT com- mercial customer. Visit PNM.com/ rebates for complete rebate pro- gram information. Visit business.gov for tips and infor- mation on making your business more energy efficient. l-ip.--'ll:Vl " A Native New Mexican ilLl" t1 .... from a multi-cultural " . . :._. - family who believes in: runorau/  Defending our nation 2nd Amendment Rights 11 Health Care Reform (putting the patient first) Reforming Government to serve the people 11 Investing in New Mexicans 111 Energy Independence 11 Protecting our Families Corner of Main & 2nd Street Small,Business: The Engine of Job Growth BBQ Boxes for sale ($10 for 2, $20 for 4, $30 for 6) BBQ Brisket, Roll, Beans & Coleslaw Free & Fair Trade For pre-orders call 575-388-8186 or 575-538-8370 Education HAILII "DUTCH" CA|lADY Republican Candidate for State Representative District 39 PAtD FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT CHARLES W CA$SADY (BUTCH) Senator Udall recruits applicants for D.C. Summer Internships Courtesy information U.S. Senator Tom Udall invites New Mexico college stu- dents interested in gaining leg- islative or press relations expe- rience to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., office. To apply online or download an application, please click here, or visit Udall's website at www.tomudall.seuate.gov. There are two sessions for summer internships: June 1 - July 2 and July 6 - August 6. Deadline to apply for both ses- sions is March 15. "Working in my Washing- ton, D.C., office will give stu- dents a unique and unparalleled perspective into the inner work- ings of the 'world's greatest de- liberative body.' Interns also play an integral role in my office's day-to-day operations," Udail said. "This is a great learning experience for anyone interested in public service and I encourage students to apply." All internships may count toward college credit. Students Report off-highway vehicle violations on new hotline Submitted by NM DEPT of GAME & FiSHSanta Fe The next time you see an ATV, dirt bike or other off-high- way vehicle in violation of state OHV laws, take the time to gather some information and call the state's new toll-free OHV Violations Hotline, (800) 366-4868. The Department of Game and Fish launched the 24-hour automated hotline Wednesday, Feb. 10. Callers will be prompted for basic information, which will be forwarded to the OHV program manager for in- vestigation. All reports will be confidential. For emergencies, people are advised to call 911. Hotline callers will be asked to provide" Date and time of vio- lation.. Location and county. Type of vehicle in- volved -- ATV, dirt bike, snow- mobile, side-by-side. Details of violation, Suspect information, vehicle description and license plate. Your name and phone number if you wish to be con- tacted. Any information about off- highway vehicle violations is helpful as the Department and other law enforcement, agencies increase efforts to enforce the New Mexico Off-Highway Ve- hicle Act. People who witness violations are encouraged to re- port them, but are discouraged from confronting violators on the trails. For more information about state OHV laws and the Department's Off-Highway Ve- hicle Program, please call (505) 476-8140 or visit www;wildlife.state.nm.us or www.b4uride.com. should check with their respec- tive college or university for re- quirements. College students from New Mexico or college students attending New Mexico schools are given first prefer- ence, and students of all majors are encouraged to apply. Candidates are encouraged to apply online as there is a de- lay in Senate offices receiving mail. If applications or letters of recommendation are sent via U.S. Postal Service, please take into account this delay. Inquir- ies may be emailed to internship_program @ tomudall.senate.gov. BYA offers cure for boredom Nothing to do? Come to the BYA office we are open from 4pm-8pm Tues- days-Fridays and 12pm-4pm on Saturdays. Come hang out and learn some interesting facts, do crafts, ,and help with event plan- ning. We are located at 7th and Pyramid. If you have any ques- tions feel to give u s a call at 542- 3908. ELECT SALVADOR DIAl, JR. Mayor, City of Lordsbur A los ciudadanos de Lordsburg: Pagad0p0relcandidat0 Es con gran honor que trato de ser elegido para el puesto de juez municipal de la ciudad de Lordsburg. ?ido disculpas de no poder ir de puerta en puerta para solicitor su voto y apoyo durante esta campana. Debeido a una lesion me es imposible hacerlo. Sin embargo, prometo hater una cosa si elegido. Hare el major trabajo que posiblemente pueda. Sere justo e imparcial pero, tambien cumplire con los requisitos de esta posicion. Me gustaria anima a cada uno de ustedes, que pasen a la base y utilizen su derecho a votar y tener una voz en esta eleccion. Por favor voten el 2 de Narzo. His mejores deseos a todos los candidates que aspiran a posiciones en nuestro gobierno municipal. Quienes tengan exito en ser elegidos, les que .unca olviden que fueron elegidos pot el William F. pueblo y para el pueblo. Pido que siempre ELLIS tengan el interes de nuestros ciudadanos y de nuestra comunidad en mente cuando tomen "Tiny" decisions. Humilidemente pido su voto para juez for City of I,ordsburg municipal el 2 de Marzo de 2010. Municipal Judge p J