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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.

#thankalineman

4/18/2022

Great work!
Great work!

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

Great work!
Thank you all Line men/Line woman for all you do.
Thank you all Line men/Line woman for all you do.

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 🙂

David, Albuquerque

Thank you all Line men/Line woman for all you do.
Thank you!
Thank you!

Thanks so much for all your hard work to keep the lights on! Be well!

Jessica, Albuquerque

Thank you!
Thank You
Thank You

We appreciate all you do behind the scenes to keep our homes and society functioning 😊👍

Larry & Patricia, Albuquerque, NM

Thank You
Big Thank You
Big Thank You

Thank you for the critical service you all perform. Keep up the great work and thank you very much!

Brandon, ALBUQUERQUE

Big Thank You
We Appreciate you ALL!
We Appreciate you ALL!

We Appreciate you All! Thank you for keeping the lights on 24/7! Always be Safe First!

Rosie, Albuquerque, NM

We Appreciate you ALL!
Thank you
Thank you

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

Thank you
Linework makes NM work!
Linework makes NM work!

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

Linework makes NM work!
Soooooooooooooooooo thankful ….
Soooooooooooooooooo thankful ….

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

Soooooooooooooooooo thankful ….
Your Awesome!
Your Awesome!

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.

Gale, Albuquerque

Your Awesome!
Thank you Linemen!
Thank you Linemen!

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

Thank you Linemen!
Thank you for all you do!
Thank you for all you do!

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 all you do!
Thank you, Lineman
Thank you, Lineman

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, Lineman
Thank you lineman!
Thank you lineman!

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.

Susie, Alamogordo

Thank you lineman!
Thank You
Thank You

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

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You

We very much appreciate all of you who work so hard to keep our power on. Thank you!!!

Gloria, Santa Fe

Thank You
Thank you, Linemen!
Thank you, Linemen!

Without electricity our modern day world would not exist. Thank you for your dedication to quality distribution!!

Don, Las Vegas, NM

Thank you, Linemen!
BIG Thanks!
BIG Thanks!

Many thanks for ALL you do on your dangerous job!!

Jerri, Santa Fe

BIG Thanks!
Thank you and well done!
Thank you and well done!

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

Thank you and well done!
Thank you for doing a great job
Thank you for doing a great job

PNM Lineman,
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!

Cheryl, Corrales,NM

Thank you for doing a great job
Lineman Safety
Lineman Safety

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

Lineman Safety
Thank You!
Thank You!

Thank you for your dedication to keeping the power on day and night, in good weather and bad and during emergencies.

Faye, Belen, NM

Thank You!
Thank you for all you do!
Thank you for all you do!

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

Thank you for all you do!
Applaud your work!
Applaud your work!

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

Applaud your work!
Thank You
Thank You

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
Thank you to our linemen
Thank you to our linemen

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.

Becky, Albquerque

Thank you to our linemen
Thank you!
Thank you!

Thank you for your dedication and all your efforts each day to keep the power on! We appreciate your support to our communities!

Anna, Albuquerque

Thank you!
Thank a lineman
Thank a lineman

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

Thank a lineman
Devon Arteche
Devon Arteche

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

D'rese, Carrizozo

Devon Arteche
We appreciate what you do!
We appreciate what you do!

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.

Thanks!

Kim, Albuquerque

We appreciate what you do!
Thank you
Thank you

Thank you for all the brave lineman out there ! You are very much appreciated !!!

Melanie, Alamogordo NM

Thank you
“The Lineman”
“The Lineman”

“The Lineman”

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.

"The Lineman"
-Steven Crawford; Mississippi Power Co.

Teresa, Belen,NM

Thank you!
Thank you!

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.

Lynn, NM

Thank you!
We Appreciate YOU!
We Appreciate YOU!

Thank you to all of our PNM Linemen. You keep us COOL in the summer and WARM & COZY in the winter!

Eloisa Yvonne, Albuquerque

We Appreciate YOU!
Thank You!
Thank You!

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!
Thank you!
Thank you!

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Lisa, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Thank you!
I had my power off for 21/2 days.
I had my power off for 21/2 days.

Thank you for getting my power back on.

Patricia Warren, Ruidoso, NM

I had my power off for 21/2 days.
Thank you
Thank you

Thank you so much for your hard work every day. Bless you and your family.

Connie, Albuquerque

Thank you
Thank you!
Thank you!

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!
Thank you!
Thank you!

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!
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 ♥️🙏
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 ♥️🙏

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 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 ♥️🙏
Thank You
Thank You

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

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You

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
Thank you for all you do!!!
Thank you for all you do!!!

Thank you for all you do! May God bless you and keep you safe.

Geraldine, Santa fe, NM

Thank you for all you do!!!
Thanks for all you do!!!
Thanks for all you do!!!

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

Thanks for all you do!!!
Thanks
Thanks

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!!

Leticia, Albuquerque

Thanks
Thank a Lineman
Thank a Lineman

Thank you for all your hard work and keeping us up and running!

Stay safe!

Bonnie, Albuquerque, NM

Thank a Lineman
Thanks
Thanks

Thanks

Nara, Albuquerque

Thanks
Thanks for keeping us alive.
Thanks for keeping us alive.

Thanks for keeping us alive by keeping the current flowing.

Jack, Albuquerque NM

Thanks for keeping us alive.
Wonderful men and women
Wonderful men and women

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.

Valerie, Albuquerque

Wonderful men and women
Thank you!
Thank you!

Thank you for all you do, you are appreciated!

Rebecca, Los Lunas, NM

Thank you!
Thank you
Thank you

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
Thanks!
Thanks!

Thank you for your time and service!

Henry, Rio Rancho, NM

Thanks!
Thank you!
Thank you!

Thank you for your dedication and service!

Kaylie, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you!
“Gracias” Thanks so Much!
“Gracias” Thanks so Much!

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

“Gracias” Thanks so Much!
Thank you
Thank you

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.

THANK YOU!!!

Ruby, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you
You are appreciated!
You are appreciated!

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

You are appreciated!
Amazing Work
Amazing Work

I am in awe of the skill and stamina the line workers display every day. Thanks for the hard work!

Stacey, Santa Fe, NM

Amazing Work
Appreciation #thankalineman
Appreciation #thankalineman

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

Appreciation #thankalineman
100 Mw of Thanks!
100 Mw of Thanks!

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

100 Mw of Thanks!
Thank you for all that you do!
Thank you for all that you do!

Dear Lineman,

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 that you do!
Thank a Lineman
Thank a Lineman

Thank you for all your service.

It is greatly appreciated.

Deborah, Albuquerque New Mexico

Thank a Lineman
Everyday Lineman Appreciation
Everyday Lineman Appreciation

Thank you for your hard work and dedication! I appreciate the sacrifices you all make to keep service flowing for our communities.

Shalene, Albuquerque

Everyday Lineman Appreciation
Thank You !! for all you do to keeps our lights on !! 🙂
Thank You !! for all you do to keeps our lights on !! 🙂

Thank You !! for all you do to keeps our lights on !! 🙂

Mikey, Albuquerque NM

Thank You !! for all you do to keeps our lights on !! :)
THANK YOU