Help Thank Our Lineman
Lineman Appreciation Day is April 18, but we think these guys deserve more than just a day, which is why this website will run for the entire month of April.
Whether in extreme heat during the summer months or the pouring winter rain, electrical lineworkers build, maintain and repair the power grid to ensure communities have access to reliable electricity. PNM crews rush out into a storm and work in other dangerous conditions to keep the power flowing to families here in New Mexico. PNM would like your help in thanking them.
Help us say thank you by submitting your note with the button below. Once you submit your thank you, take some time to view the other notes from the community in the slideshow below. Each card automatically gets added to the slideshow and the collage, so PNM linemen can visit the site and view the card in real-time.
Click below to send a thank you card to your local crews.
Hi, we saw a couple of the super sized PNM trucks at a house fire in our neighborhood. They were helping to cut power and turning off power the the house that was completely engulfed by flames. The lineman and firefighters were clearly working together to keep everyone safe. We just wanted to thank them (and the AFD) for doing this in the middle of the nite and keeping us all safe. Thank you! We appreciate your expertise and hard work, (Belair neighborhood.)
Sunny, Albuquerque, NM
I for one really appreciate what you do, the risks, and the inconvenience to your families when you have to be out in the cold/heat/rain/or snot to keep power working. I have a grid-connected solar system (permitted, and blessed by PNM) and have taken great care to ensure that is can be safely disconnected in the event you are working in my area. As an aside, I am present in the progress of having a battery backup system (again, with all safety precautions, per PNM requirement). With a battery backup, I won't be one of the customers complaining and frustrated 🙂
Thanks so much for all your hard work to keep the lights on! Be well!
We appreciate all you do behind the scenes to keep our homes and society functioning 😊👍
Larry & Patricia, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you for the critical service you all perform. Keep up the great work and thank you very much!
We Appreciate you All! Thank you for keeping the lights on 24/7! Always be Safe First!
Rosie, Albuquerque, NM
My son worked as a lineman for a while. I know how dangerous your work can be and recognize that it takes a certain kind of courage to do that difficult a job and be certain you don't make mistakes. You are appreciated. Thank you!
Effie, Cedar Crest, NM
Your daily care to keep the grid running and resilient helps us make our livelihoods and stay connected with our communities! Thank you!
Sean, Albuquerque, NM
We are so thankful for every one of these linemen and the job they do, especially in Hurley, Bayard, and Grant County, New Mexico. We bless you and pray for you every time there is an outage here. You guys are THE best in the world! Keep it up, and I, as a Grant County veteran, am always glad to meet you and support you and your families.
JIM, HURLEY, NM
Guess what – my dad was a lineman in Texas In the 70s and 80s. It was hard work but he enjoyed being outdoors and everyone he worked with. I got to see him go up a couple of times. That’s when I realized what he did was very important and really hard work that deserved a lot of recognition. Thank you all for all you do!!!! We appreciate it.
Thank you linemen for keeping our homes with power so we can take care of our families everyday. Couldn’t do it without you guys. We appreciate you, stay safe out there.
Sam, Albuquerque, New Mexico
I am very grateful for my electricity and I know you risk many dangers to keep my lights on! Thank you so much from me and my kitties, and plants! Surrounding you with angels!
Maeyer, Las Vegas New Mexico
Thank you for doing fantastic work. Always on call when disasters hit our star and to the states that need your help. Bravo,
Robert, Santa Fe,Nm
Thank you so much for keeping our electricity on. You have a dangerous job. Going out in horrible weather conditions to keep us with power. A big heartfelt Thank You! Prayers for your safety.
I just wanted to make certain that I thanked all you PNM linemen. I know that your work doesn't get mentioned enough in our community. But I definitely appreciate you for all you do. My uncle was a lineman when I was a child, and then later, my brother in law was/is a lineman in Washington state. I know the long hours they have put in at times. So, again, Thank You for all you do to help make our community safe and comfortable.
Wendy, Albuquerque, New Mexico
We very much appreciate all of you who work so hard to keep our power on. Thank you!!!
Gloria, Santa Fe
Without electricity our modern day world would not exist. Thank you for your dedication to quality distribution!!
Don, Las Vegas, NM
Many thanks for ALL you do on your dangerous job!!
Jerri, Santa Fe
I got to make 60 cycle electricity for ~34 years.
Very much impressed with your dependability (I thought Wyoming had strong winds), and a killer, relentless sun. Never get a bump when you're doing major work-- changing out sections of poles and replacing cross-arms, etc. When the power is out, it's not for long. Well done. Mike Nuss, Deming
Mike Nuss, Deming, NM
You don’t know me but I am a fan of yours.
I have experienced excellent service from PNM over the past 40 years and the main reason is how quickly they resolve service interruptions. I know you are the one who does this difficult work and I want you to know how much I appreciate and admire your skills.
Thank you , thank you and THANK YOU!
Being a retired Lineman. In my days we used sticks to do most of the work. At least we had 6 feet clearence. You guys/gals are rubber gloving and it is in your Face! Please, practice all safety rules. They are there to protect you. Be Safe out there...
Long live IBEW, Brother, Lamy Lineman
Lamy Lineman, Lamy NM
Thank you for your dedication to keeping the power on day and night, in good weather and bad and during emergencies.
Faye, Belen, NM
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you do, seen and unseen. We all take for granted that our power works simply by flipping a switch and forget that there are people out there everyday making sure that when we do flip a switch that the power is available. So with that said, please accept this thank you and know that you are appreciated!
Elenita, Albuquerque NM
Thanks for electrifying my life! I appreciate the dangerous work you do to ensure the lights stay on! All the best to you! Cheers, Susan
Susan, Rio Rancho NM
Thank you for your service to our customers whenever needed and whatever conditions. I appreciate what you do! Stay safe and look out for one another.
Chris, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you to all our lineman who dedicate themselves to our customers, keeping the lights on and helping in often tough situations. You are appreciated.
Thank you for your dedication and all your efforts each day to keep the power on! We appreciate your support to our communities!
Just wanted to give a shout out to the hard working men and women of our PNM line department. I have one in my family. Some of you may know or heard of my dad James (Chick) Herrin who worked for PNM in the early 70’s-80’s. He was the first lineman inducted into the Linemen Hall of Fame. He may have instructed some of you currently at PNM. Thanks to all that help keep the lights on!
Kelly, Albuquerque, NM
In honor of linemen day/month I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you lineman for all your hard work! You sacrifice so much. Out at all hours of the night and/or weekends and missing time with your families. Now, during the McBride fire in Ruidoso/ Nogal you all sacrificed hours of no sleep for days so customer's could have their electricity restored during a dangerous situation. Something many customers/ people take for granted! We are proud of you son. May God take care of you and be with you always for your selfless sacrifices!
Love you, Dad and Mom
We know that we can depend on our electric power because you are willing to get out in all kinds of wind and weather, day or night.
Thank you for all the brave lineman out there ! You are very much appreciated !!!
Melanie, Alamogordo NM
He walks through the door at the end of his day,
just kisses his wife he has not much to say.
His brain is still tired from working lines hot,
Its a lineman thing this tired brain he's got.
From watching each move he's made all day long,
To watching his buddy so nothing went wrong.
High in the air they work hot primary,
I've heard people say that job's just too scary.
With his hands still wrinkled from wearing the gloves,
He touches the face of the woman he loves.
His boots feel so heavy as he unties the laces,
They're old, worn and dirty they've been many places.
With his head in his hands he takes in a sigh,
And thanks the good Lord today he didn't die.
With a thin rubber glove protecting his life,
The Lord brought him home to be with his wife.
Some say he's crazy to work like he does,
He can't see the juice he can just hear it buzz.
But he made it home safely and tonight he'll pray,
That tomorrow God walks with him through one more day.
-Steven Crawford; Mississippi Power Co.
A big shout out to all that you guys do, no matter the time of day or night and/or the conditions. What you do is so necessary and much appreciated!! Please be safe out there and keep up the good work.
Thank you to all of our PNM Linemen. You keep us COOL in the summer and WARM & COZY in the winter!
Eloisa Yvonne, Albuquerque
Thank you for all you do! Thank you for putting in those extra hours on the weekends, in the evening or just showing up for a days work, your dedication is noticed and appreciated! We would literally be in the dark without you!
Jen, ABQ, NM
Thank you for all of your hard work!
Lisa, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Thank you for getting my power back on.
Patricia Warren, Ruidoso, NM
Thank you so much for your hard work every day. Bless you and your family.
Thank you so much for keeping our electricity flowing, our lights on, our home and work computers working, our fridge and freezer able to preserve our food, our homes and offices cool in the summer, and so much more. We rely on you. Our lives would be very different if you were not there! We appreciate you so much for all the good work that you do. Thank you.
Lia, Placitas, NM
Thank you for the hard work you do every day to keep us so comfortable and well lit. You do not get enough praise for all you do!
Debra, Albuquerque NM
Thank you all so much for all of your hard work in our community of ruidoso the last week and continuing forward you put your lives at risk everyday dealing with the high voltage electricity that you do I don't feel that people appreciate you enough and I just want to say Thank You you all are heroes ♥️🙏
Karra, Ruidoso nm
Thank you to all the linemen that keep our lights on in any weather,
I am very grateful and appreciate all you do.
God Bless you and your family,
Caroline, Alamogordo, NM 88310
As a former lineman/cable splicer for a telephone co. in northern Wis. for 30 years, I can sympathize on some of the worst weather conditions imaginable that you get called out to work in. It's very dangerous. I want to Thank You for being out there keeping the lights on for the rest of us. Please stay SAFE and Thank You again.
Ron, Rio Rancho. NM
Thank you for all you do! May God bless you and keep you safe.
Geraldine, Santa fe, NM
Thank you all for always being there to fix whatever problem that is there!! U take care and GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE!!
MaryLou, Los Lunas N.M
Because most people just don't hear it enough. I appreciate the work you do. I grumble a lot at power surges or outages, but I never take the time to wonder who handles the job when unexpected things happen. For all that you do, Thank YOU!!
Thank you for all your hard work and keeping us up and running!
Bonnie, Albuquerque, NM
Thanks for keeping us alive by keeping the current flowing.
Jack, Albuquerque NM
Thank you for all you do. You are out there in all kinds of weather while working hard to keep homes lit., equipment and appliances running! You risk your lives to keep the public safe. Without your dedication, our world would at times be a dark and dangerous place.
Thank you for all you do, you are appreciated!
Rebecca, Los Lunas, NM
We take it for granted our lights will work, the house will be cool in the summer, and we can make coffee in the morning, but none of this would happen without the efforts of the lineman out there in the cold of winter, rain of spring, heat of summer, and fantastic fall days. Thank you
John, Santa Fe, NM
Thank you for your time and service!
Henry, Rio Rancho, NM
Thank you for your dedication and service!
Kaylie, Albuquerque, NM
We appreciate all that you do for our PNM & TNMP Customers. I know we have all been affected by the Pandemic, and it can be challenging . We know we can count on each one of you for any situation that may arise. Thank you so much and God Bless you and your families!
Yvonne, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you for enduring weather, hazards and all other sorts of obstacles to help ensure the power stays on. Your work is not un-noticed.
Ruby, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you for your hard work and dedication, you and the work you do are very much appreciated.
Thank you for keeping the lights on!!
Loretta, Albuquerque, NM
I am in awe of the skill and stamina the line workers display every day. Thanks for the hard work!
Stacey, Santa Fe, NM
Thank you for braving through any storm and working in the most challenging conditions to keep the lights on for all of us! "In the middle of the storm, it's good to have friends in high places." Stay safe out there! #thankalineman
Kerry, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you for your continued dedication to PNM, your community and your special trade. You risk yourself, day in and day out, to ensure power is delivered to customers across our state. Your specialty knowledge is unmatched and we would not be the organization we are without you. Stay safe and know you are appreciated!
Rachael, Albuquerque, NM
I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for all that you do. Your hard work and dedication to make sure that our community has power does not go unnoticed! Please be safe and take care.
Briana, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you for all your service.
It is greatly appreciated.
Deborah, Albuquerque New Mexico
Thank you for your hard work and dedication! I appreciate the sacrifices you all make to keep service flowing for our communities.
Thank You !! for all you do to keeps our lights on !! 🙂
Mikey, Albuquerque NM