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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 1 1 Th.r usinesses na "PNM Energy Effi ' ncy Stars" Submitted by PNWAIbuquerque Grant County went above Ruidoso stores, making them a PNM recognized three Silver and beyond building code in model for energy-efficiency ef- City businesses that have gone planning and installing outdoor forts. This project resulted in a above and beyond in saving en- lighting at the new convention PNM rebate check of just over ergy in 2013. The PNM Business center. This forethought and com- $9,000. These energy saving ef- Energy Efficiency Stars named mitment to green building earned forts will pay for themselves in are: the county a rebate check of only seven months. Grant County Conven- $17,401 and annual energy sav- Rue 21 was also recognized don Center - large business with ings of more than 160,000 kWh. for replacing older, inefficient the highest energy savings. Foxworth Galbraith Lumber fluorescent lighting with new Foxworth Galbraith - Company replaced old ineffi- LED lights. Lighting is important small business with the highest cient fluorescent lighting with to retail businesses and often energy savings, newer, energy-saving lights, times complex. The innovative Rue 21 - most innova- They've also completed similar portion of the Rue 21 project is tive energy-saving projectprojects at their Deming and the lighting controls which will actually save more energy than I the lights. SO~l~h~~ AII~ ~ eourte,y N, "An important part of what Dept. of] we do at PNM is partner with busi- p nesses save ~llishi~lg ~e 0~~--Game & Fish] to helpthem energy and ultimately save money," said This fishing report, provided by Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was Amy Miller, director, PNM En- Bill Dunn and the Department of slow for all species. Fishing pres- ergy Efficiency Programs. "Silver Game and Fish, has been gener- sure was very light. City businesses continue to find ated from the best information Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow innovative ways to reduce energy available from area officers and to fair using minnows, night use and we will continue to sup- anglers. Conditions encountered crawlers and liver for channel cat- port that with rebates and pro- after the report is compiled may fish. White bass fishing was fair grams." differ, as stream, lake and for anglers trolling crank baits Since 2009, Silver City busi- weather conditions alter fish and and casting topwater lures. We nesses have cashed in more than angler activities, had no reports on other species. $120,000 in rebates through CATCItES OF THE WEEK: PNM programs aimed at helping Abiquiu Reservoir: Aug. 17, Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing businesses make energy-efficient Bryan Harris of Rio Rancho was fair to good trolling white, upgrades. Those businesses are caught a 25.5-inch, 6.5-pound chartreuse and chrome crank baits credited with "saving more than walleye. He was dragging night for white bass. Fishing was fair 1.3 million kilowatt-hours. That crawlers in 15 to 20 feet of water, using topwater lures, crank baits, savings is equivalent to remov- Monastery Lake: Aug. 16, jerk baits, tubes, grubs and finesse ing 133 cars off the road and con- Lorenza Martinez of Albuquer- worms for smallmouth bass and serving 470,000 gallons of wa- que caught a 21-inch, 4-pound largemouth bass. Fishing was ter. rainbow trout and a 19-inch, 3- good using shiners, shrimp, hot For more information on the pound rainbow trout. She was us- dogs, chicken liver and night PNM Business Energy Efficiency ing a spinning combo with a cast- crawlers for catfish. We had no Program, please visit pnm.com/ ing bubble and a streamer called reports on other species.. The sur- bizrebates. a "magic fly" tied by her husband, face water temp was inr the high PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Oasis Park Lake: Aug. 16, Caleb 70s and low 80S. Resources, an energy holding Durham of Portales caught a 27- Eseondida Lake: Fishing was company based in Albuquerque, inch, 13-pound channel catfish, generally slow for all species but N.M. PNM provides electric util- Aug. 17, the Durham family there were a few catfish caught ity service to 500,000 customers caught a 24-inch, 11-pound chan- nel catfish and a 22-inch, 9-pound by anglers using hot dogs and stockin NeWis MexicO.traded primarilyPNM ResourCeSon the liver. channel catfish. NYSE under the symbol PNM. For The following came in too Gila River: Water flow on the more information, see the late for the last reports but we felt Gila as of this past Monday was company's Web site at PNM.com. they were definitely worth men- 142 cfs. Fishing on the main river tioning: and on the West Fork was slow. Bluewater Lake: Aug. 5, Martin We had no reports from the Middle or East Fork. Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using Power Bait for stocked rainbow trout. Chavez of Los Lunas caught a 41- inch, 21-pound tiger musky. He was using a hot dog. Chama River: Aug. 3, Candi Aragon of Albuquerque caught a Lake Roberts: We had no reports 22-inch brown trout. She was fish- from anglers this week. ,ing ,below E1 Vado and using Percha Dam: We had no reports worms, ; . ~ : .... from ~.n'glers this week. If you have a catch of the Quemado Lake: Fishing was week story or just want to tell us slow but there were a few trout about your latest New Mexico caught by anglers using Power fishing experience, send it to us Bait. We had no reports on tiger at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in ~our musky. next report. For catches of the Rio Grande: Water flow below week, include name, date, and Elephant Butte on Monday was location, type of fish, length and 12 cfs. Fishing was slow for all weight if possible and bait, lure species. or fly used. Snow Lake: We had no reports SOUTHWEST AREA from anglers this week. Bear Canyon: Fishing was slow Young Pond: We had no reports for all species, from anglers this week. GET CASH for your Gold jewelry, scrap, broken pieces, dental, any condition, 8K-z8K 575-639-2484 COTTAqE HOUSE 21 4 E. Motet Drive NOTICE OF AIR QUALITY PERMIT APPLICATION Lordsburg Generating Station announces its intent to apply for a modification of its air quality construction permit. PNM is reposting the application to include the maximum quantities of regulated pollutants listed below. Lordsburg Generat- ing Station is an electrical generation plant consisting of two simple cycle natural gas-fired turbines that currently operates as a peaking facility under NSR Permit 2613-R2. The application was submitted on May 30, 2014. This notice is a requirement according to New Mexico air quality regulations. The exact location of the Lordsburg Generating Station is located in Lordsburg, Hidalgo County, New Mexico on of Highway US 70 and Motel Drive. is at Latitude 32g 21' 01 ", Longitude 108Q 41' 49". This facility East A Street, approximately 0.6 miles east of the intersection The proposed permit modification is to correct an error in the calculation used to determine sulfur dioxide emissions resulting from combustion of natural gas. The corrected calculation will change the maximum potential sulfur dioxide emissions from the two units from less than I ton per year to 7.06 tons per year. No changes are proposed to emission limits for other air pollutants. This permit modification will not modify any operations at the facility and will not increase actual sulfur dioxide emissions, facility capacity, or the quantity or quality of the natural gas used by the facility. The current NSR Permit 2613-R2 and proposed maximum annual regulated air contaminants are listed in the following Table for SO2. (The emission estimate could change slightly during the course of the Department's review of the application). No changes to emission limits for other pollutants are proposed.The facility estimates its maximum quantities of any regulated pollutant to be: Pollutant: Pounds per Hour Tons PerYear Particulate Matter (TSP) 21 91 Particulate Matter (PM 10) 21 91 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 21 91 Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 95 490 Carbon Monoxide (CO) 320 490 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) 14 62 Sulfur Dioxide (S02) 2 7 Total Sum of all Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) 1 5 TISe permitted operating schedule of the plant will be 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. The owner and operator of the plant is: Public Service Company of New Mexico, 2401 Aztec Road NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107 If you have any comments about the construction or operation of the above facility, and you want your comments to be made as part of the permit review process, you must submit your comments in writing to the address below: Permit Programs Manager New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507-3113 (505) 476-4300 Other comments and questions may be submitted verbally. Please refer to the company name and site name, as used in this notice or send a copy of this notice along with your comments, since the Department may not have received the permit application at the time of this notice. Please include a legible mailing address with your comments. Once the Department has performed a preliminary review of the application and its air quality impacts, the Departments notice will be published in the legal section of a newspaper circulated near the facility location. a22pcc Some shoe box gifts from Southwest New Mexico were delivered to children in remote parts of Mindanao, Philippines. The gifts had to be transported to villages by volunteers who rode horseback through mountains and creeks. Time to pack Shoe Box gifts for the needy Submitted by MARSHA spiral notebook, pens, pencils, RHODESIOCC erasers, pencil sharpener, crayons, Operation Christmas Child coloring books, calculators, (OCC) for Southwest New blunt-ended scissors, and pencil Mexico is in full operation work- pouches. No war-related action- ing with churches, organizations, figure toys or hostile logos on T- individual contributors, and cor- shirts are permitted. porate partners in Las Cruces, T Many of the children who are or C, Deming, Silver City, recipients of the OCC shoe boxes Glenwood, Hatch and cannot go to school unless they Alamogordo. OCC (part of have pencils and paper, so be sure Samaritan's purse) is an intema- to include these items in every tional project that Southwest box. There are some very good New Mexico volunteers have sales right now on back-to-school taken part in since 1993. The supplies to pack in OCC shoe boxes. Last year businesses had purpose of OCC is to reach mil- 70 CT. Spiral notebooks for $.17 lions of underprivileged children each, crayons for $.25 for a box with the distinctive "shoe box of 24, 2 blunt-ended scissors for gifts". The shoe boxes are tools $1.00, and 24 pencils for $.50. for sharing Christianity with chil- A volunteer who went on a dren suffering from war, poverty, shoe box distribution to Zambia famine, disease and natural disas- last fall shared an experience that ter. happened to him. As he was pass- At the recent OCC Connect ing out shoe boxes, there was a Conference, a goal of collecting boy who had on a ragged portion 6100 shoe boxes was set for of a t-shirt, which consisted of the Southwest New Mexico. Each neck band and a tattered portion shoe box may contain hygiene of the front of the shirt, no back. items, school supplies, and other When he opened his box, there gifts. Examples for inclusion in was a new blue shirt on top of the shoe boxes are toothpaste, other small gifts. His joy was in- toothbrush,'bar of soap (no liq- describable as he took off the old uids), wash cloth, comb, brush, rags and put on his new shirt. It small toy(s), T-shirt, hard candy, opened the door for the volun- teer to share the Gospel of Jesus with the boy: how to take off the "old rags" of his life and accept "new life" with Jesus. Statistics show that every shoe box impacts from 7 to 10 people. So, every shoe box makes a huge difference for good in the world. For more information, see the website www.sarnaritans purse.org and then click on Op- eration Christmas Child. The OCC Southwest New Mexico Collection Center Coordinator is Kathy Douglas. She can be reached at her email kathyldouglas @ msn.com or phone (575) 522-8825. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! REGISTER & "rh~ last d~l3 to register to Vote in the November 4 (;cncral Elcction is OCTOBER7 Visit tile l[idalgo County C!crk's Office for dcrail~ Fast Approval Build Your Credit No Checking Account Needed No Hassles Call Us Today! Apply in person on call ahead! 716 S. Main St * Lord burg, NM Call today/