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National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of our linemen.

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.


Thank you Linemen

Thank you, Linemen and Linewoman for providing electricity to us. I have experience in the electrical field and am aware how dangerous it can be. Please stay safe and God bless you.

Dori, Rio Rancho, NM




Thank A Lineman

I am so grateful for your dedicated service,and courage to give us light, and power through out our city each day, and especially through these very difficult times.
Melissa, Albuquerque

Melissa, Albuquerque,NM

Electricity-You can’t see it but what would we do w/out it?

Ever so often I see you up in your cherry picker. How envious I am of your view. I haven’t a clue what you do up there but I’m so very thankful you keep us supplied with the “current of life”.

Gwyn, Albuquerque

Thank You!

Without all of you, the rest of us would be helpless - Thanks so much for everything you do!

Jessi, Albuquerque

Heartfelt Gratitude

My father, a mechanical engineer, designed bucket lifts. I have known of linemen & their work since childhood.
After an outage, as power is restored, I bless the linemen who keep civilization going

Ann, Ruidoso, NM


Thanks to each and everyone of you! You continue to do an amazing job during this difficult time.
We are so grateful. Stay Safe & Healthy.

Gerri, Rio Rancho, N.M.

Thank a Lineman

Many Thank u's for your Hard Work and Dedication. We appreciate you!

Rosie, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you

So very thankful for the electricity that powers our home. Our lives are much simpler and more pleasurable because of you and the lines you maintain (and on occasion, repair). Thank you!

Effie, Cedar Crest

Thank you

Many thanks,,,for all the work you do no matter what the weather is like !!

Bronwyn, Albuquerque

Thanks for your service

Life as we know it would not be possible without lineman. Thanks for rescuing us when the lights go out. Above all, STAY SAFE.

Jud Blickley, Albuquerque, NM

Keepin’ it light

During these rather dark days, thank you for all you do to help ensure a bright future for us all!

Randall, Albuquerque, NM

I’m grateful

For very special people who live with risk every day of their job - Thank you very much. I couldn’t do your job & I love my electricity. My prayers ask that you be kept safe. Bless you all.

Gwen, Albuquerque, NM

Thank yous!!!

It's a crazy world right now out there... I appreciate all that you do!! Be safe out there!!

Maria, Albuquerque

You guys are the Best!

Thank you for all your hard work, early days, long hours and the personal sacrifice you make to ensure we all have power in our homes. Thanks to you we can live comfortably in our homes. Thank you!

Arina, Albuquerque


Thanks for all the great work you do throughout the year, and especially during these difficult times. You are appreciated! Bless you! Be safe!

Ralph, Albuquerque, NM

Thank You!

Thank you for making our society run. We are very appreciative of all you do!! May you all stay safe and protected while doing your very important work ❤️ THANK YOU!

Lauren, Albuquerque, NM

Thanks for all you do!

Thank you to all the LInemen in PNM. You are very much appreciated!

- Bill

Bill, Rio Rancho, NM

Essential Worker’s

Thank you to all linemen who aren't given enough credit on a daily basis & during this epidemic. You put your lives on the line on a daily basis & my family appreciates you! Be safe and God Bless

D'rese, Carrizozo

Thank you

Thank you for your dedication and service. Our country could not function without you. My father worked his entire career as a lineman and I know how hard you work and important you are.

Bill, Albuquerque

Thank you 🙏🏽

Recently, during this pandemic, our electricity turned off during a windstorm. Thank you for acting quick to our report & having the electricity back up & running by the time we woke the next morning.

Nook, Albuquerque,NM

Thank You

My husband and I thank all of you for keeping our electricity functioning all the time. We pray for your safety and good health. I want to send a special thanks to my nephew, Carlos Quintana.

Jeanie, Albuquerque, NM

Thank You…Today and Everyday!!

We Thank You Everyday, but more so than ever....Today. For continuing to go out each and every day to ensure that the "lights stay on" for all of us!

Angela, Albuquerque, NM

Always essential!

Thank you to all of our essential and special lineman out there, especially the one lineman who has my heart! Y’all are the unsung hero’s in everyone’s everyday lives. Thank you for your dedication❤

Christi, Albuquerque, NM


My dad was an exterior electrician. I have great childhood memories of the bucket trucks at the shop. He was a good man. Here is a Pic of him up on a pole. Thanks for all you do! It’s noble work.

Jason, Albuquerque, NM

Thank You for being dedicated to our community

Thanks for all you do to keep our friends, families and community supplied with vital energy to keep things running and "normal" 24/7 and 365 days a year.

Jeff, Corrales NM

Thank you Linemen!

To each and everyone who work so tirelessly to keep our lights and electricity going--Thank You! You truly are heroes!

Juanita, Albuquerque

Awesome crew!

Gerald Moraga, Eric Cox, Isaac Padilla, Otis, & Lucas handled our emergency issue so quickly & efficiently today! They were courteous & knowledgeable & put us at ease! Awesome linemen! Thank you guys!

Amanda & Mo, Corrales, NM

A Thank You

Dear Lineman/Linewoman,
Thank you for your tireless work to keep of out of the dark. Your work and commitment is very much appreciated.

Pam, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you!

I know how dangerous the job of a lineman can be, so I am especially grateful for your dedication to keeping the lights on for everyone! Thank you!

Gena, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you!!!

I have lived in NM my entire life. Some of my earliest memories are of line crews restoring service in the middle of the night: they helped me to choose working for a utility. Thanks to all of you!!!

John, Albuquerque


If not for the power i couldn't charge my phone to give thanks!

Silver, Silver City, NM


If not for the power i couldn't charge my phone to give thanks!

Silver, Silver City, NM

Thank You to Our Lineman

I want to thank all the lineman but especially OURS, thank you Alex for always making safety your priority so you can come home to us. You make us proud! You work so hard and we love you! Love, US

Andrea Ortiz, Veguita, NM

Thank You

Thank you for the work you do keeping our eletric working. Please stay Safe and Healthy

Sarah, Albuquerque

Thank you, Linemen

Thank you for working so hard - in all kinds of weather! My grandson is a lineman in Minnesota, working with ExCel Energy, so I understand how hard you work & the sacrifices you make! THANK YOU 🙂

Anita, Rio Rancho, NM


I Salute the best Linemen in the world.

Tom, Rio Rancho


I Salute the best Linemen in the world.

Tom, Rio Rancho


In the WIND, RAIN, SNOW, or SHINE, when my power goes out, you restore it every time! Thank you LINEMAN for all that you do, for we know that we wouldn’t have our POWER without you!

Anonymous, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Thank you!!!


Thank you for the critical job that you do. You make it possible for New Nexicans to cook, learn, work, play, and communicate with loved ones from the safety of their homes.

Janise, Albuquerque

Thank You

Thank you for keeping our power on!

Dolores, Albuquerque, NM

Stay safe!

Thank you all for your work to help ensure that our lives run smoothly. You are appreciated, believe me. Shockingly, I can't think of a pun right now! Stay safe.

Noah, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you!

Thank you for all your hard work and keeping our city bright when it gets dark!

Miranda, Albuquerque

First responders

I spent 35 years as a firefighter paramedic & I couldn’t tell you the number of times I was a “second responder” as linemen made the scene safe. Be safe in those buckets & thanks for being pros!

Marc, Santa Fe

In appreciation of your service.

More of the often overlooked "front line" workers we could not do without. Thank you for your service. Stay safe, and know that we appreciate your work, and know we can't do without you.

Howard, Albuquerque, NM

Thanks for your service

Thank you for being on the job and making sure I have electricity. Your service is much appreciated and I hope you have a blessed day. Stay safe.

Gloria, Rio Rancho

PNM linemen are top talent

Linemen, you are on top of everything that matters in our community. You always have been. Proof? This 1985 Zozobra. We appreciate all you do for our people, our city & our traditions. Muchas Gracias!

Santiago, Santa Fe

Thank you

There is no better employee committed than our lineman who day in and day out face tough challenges and sacrifices for the betterment of helping our customers receive reliable and trusted service !

Chuck, Sandia Park, NM

Thank you! We are Grateful!

To our Daniel, thank-you! Your hard work will never go unnoticed. We are and always will be so grateful. We love you!
Lineman- Thank you so much for all you do! Be safe.

Michelle & Derrick, Rio Rancho, NM

Thank you Lineman

Thank you for keeping the electricity on and still working through this pandemic.

Jeremy Padilla, Edgewood, NM

Thank You

Thank you PNM line crew for providing essential and reliable service throughout the year! We can always count on you!
Flora S. Albuquerque

Flora, Albuquerque, NM

We love and are thankful for our grandpa

we love you and are thankful for everything you and your coworkers do Grandpa AKA "GUIDO" love LIJ AND ERICA

Erica and Elijah Perez, Albuquerque nm

Thank you, linemen and linewomen!

Thank you for keeping us safe during this scary and unsure time! If it wasn't for you, the world would most certainly fall into chaos. New Mexico is forever grateful for all that you do.

Sofia, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Thank you

Hearty thanks to linemen and all other PNM folks who work around the clock to keep us warm, (or cooled), fed and connected to the world.

Robin, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you for taking care of essentials

We are both seniors and very much appreciate all you do to keep us
safe and healthy, in All weathers!

Donna & Bob, Albuquerque, NM

Thanks for everything you do

Zozobra looks grouchy but what else is new! When I bring my students to watch you raise him, they learn about and appreciate our traditions in a whole new way. Thanks, Linemen for EVERYTHING you do!

Loretta, Santa Fe

Your Work to keep the System Running

Thank you for your work which is often carried out in the most challenging of conditions, and especially
in this time of crisis,, to keep this very essential system up and running.

Larry, Albuqureque

Grateful for the Work You Do

Thank you for keeping our city powered! Electricity is life-sustaining and essential for so many of us, and we couldn't have power in our homes without your incredible work.

Althea, Albuquerque, NM

Many Thanks for all you do.

Without you guys and gals my husband would not be able to breath he is on oxygen and a concentrator and we need the electric
at night for the concentrator.
Our thanks for all you do.

cathy, Rio Rancho

Thank you

Being an essential worker during these difficult times means you risk yourself for others safety and security. Thank you

Paula, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

Up, Up and Away

1981 seems like forever ago, but this shot of the bucket and Zozobra is right on for showing what you guys do. Amazing aerial work for our community on every level including helping us burn our gloom.

Leonard, Santa Fe

Thanks for giving your time and energy to our community

The 2017 Zozobra reminded me of my dad who always wore a cardigan sweater - what a throwback! Thanks PNM linemen for your commitment to our city and for the memories that come from all your good work.

Mary Ellen, Santa Fe, NM

Thank You!

Thanks to all the wonderful linemen that go out everyday and keep the lights on for all of us.
Please know that we are grateful for all you do to make our lives better!!

Vicki, albuquerque


Most people dont know how dangerous and hard your job is. you work long hours in the middle of the night sometimes, in bad weather, on holidays. Thank you for keeping us safe and warm

marianne, santa fe

Thank you for being the heart of the company. Without you we would not exist as a company. Thank you for keeping the lights / power on.

Thank you for being the heart of the company. Without you we would not exist as a company. Thank you for keeping the lights / power on.

Frederica Romero, Albuquerque, NM

Thank You

Thank you for all that you are doing!

Robert, Albuquerque

Thank you!

Thank you for all you do. Your talents, skills and abilities are amazing and very much appreciated.

Paul, Albuquerque, NM




Antoinette, Albuquerque

Thank you!!

Thank you for all that you do! Day or night you are always there to make sure we have power. You are appreciated.

Lisa, Albuquerque, NM

The work you do is remembered with gratitude

I was hardly out of diapers when my folks took me to see Zozobra rise (think this is 2001) and it made a big impression. Even now I try to go to the field to see him go up. Thanks for this extra job!

Matthew, Santa Fe, NM

Thanks for a good job

Watching you all hang Zozobra on his pole is a trip! Seeing this old 2015 baldie wiggle as he went up was amusing, but I know it takes a lot of work to get him up safely, so thanks for your expertise!

Bill, Santa Fe

Thank a Line Man

Thank you for the essential and often dangerous work you perform.

Roddriguez, ABQ NM

Heartfelt appreciation

Linemen are among our communities unsung heroes. You literally help us power on. You brave outdoor elements that no one wants to be in and you risk your lives to provide us with electricity. THANK U!

Shannon, Albuquerque, NM

Thanks for the memories

I found this in my mom's stuff and it must have meant a lot to her if she saved it. Zozobra still means a lot to our family. Any of those great guys still out there? Our thanks to them and all of you!

Sadie, Tesuque NM


PNM has been doing good for our city and Zozobra for so many years, way before this 1973 memory from when I was a kid. Keep up the good work. Our community appreciates all you do and you do so much!

Carlos, Santa Fe, NM


THANK YOU for all you do to keep our lights on, working day and night, often through storms and inclement weather, all while watching out for each other to stay safe! You are valued and appreciated!

Shirley, Santa Fe

You do more than keep the lights on, you power our traditions

My Great Grandfather gave me this picture, I think its 1938. The man on the top of the pole and the gentleman holding the rope are "PNM Pole-climbers" or at least that what he told me. Wanted to share

Rudolfo, Santa Fe

Thank you

Thank you for keeping our electricity available. I'm home with two kids we need our PBS channel and news.

Nikki, Santa Fe new mexico

To Our Heroes!

April 18, 2020, is National Lineman Appreciation Day. Celebrating you and your work this Saturday &everyday. Thanks for going above and beyond to keep our power on.

Mary Beth

Mary Beth Hames, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you. I appreciate YOU!

Thank you to all of the linemen and women, and a very special thank you to the men I work with in Santa Fe. I am so proud of each and every one you, and I am amazed at all you do. Stay safe!

Andrea B., Santa Fe, NM

Thank you!

Our entire family thanks you for your service, not only during these difficult times, but for the service you provide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We appreciate all the hard work!

Ally, Ryan, Julie and Henry Monroy, Rio Rancho, NM

Here’s looking at you, PNM LInemen

With all you have to do in our community to keep things up & running, I can hardly believe you have time to raise Zozobra up every year too! Thanks for your dedication to our needs & our traditions.

Jean-Louise, Eldorado at Santa Fe

Thank You

Thank you all for your dedication, persistence, and giving. You give time, whenever called, to fix connection problems of all kinds. You keep the power on for all of us. Thank you for your families.

Edwina, Rio Rancho, NM

When you raise Zozobra, you do a lot for Santa Fe

I'm a Santa Fe native that grew up on Zozobra, and I see how he brings visitors to spend time and money in our city, keeping people like me employed. Thanks for helping that to happen.

Margaret, Santa Fe

Thank You!

Thank You All for Your Hard Work in Helping Keep New Mexico Going During This Time! Know That We All Appreciate Your Hard Work!

Claira, Santa Fe NM

Thank you so much!

You all are so much appreciated, now more than ever, for taking care of our electricity needs. And now, you’re helping us to have a sense of normalcy during this stressful time. You’re our heroes! ❤️

Debbie, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Deep Appreciation

Thank you Linesman/woman. To a child and family, a simple "click" means comfort and safety in knowing that their lives can move on everyday and night. Stay safe. God Bless You

Gloria, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thank you

We don't often have to think of you and that is thanks to your great, unselfish work. Well, we think of you now with great gratitude in our hearts!

Debra, Albuquerque, NM

PNM‘s commitment to our community goes back decades

I was able to locate a picture I had taken with my father as a little girl back in the late 40s. Here is a PNM lineman helping to hang a Zozobra before the big trucks. Thank you for years of caring.

Lucinda, Santa Fe

Couldn’t do any of this without you!

I am incredibly grateful to be able to stay employed and work from home right now and I realize that I couldn't do any of it without electricity! You're making things as good as they can be!!!

Lisa, Albuquerque, NM

Couldn’t do any of this without you!

I am incredibly grateful to be able to stay employed and work from home right now and I realize that I couldn't do any of it without electricity! You're making things as good as they can be!!!

Lisa, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you

Thank you very much for all you do!! My POWER HEROES!!!

Dale, Rio Rancho, NM

Thanks PNM

I've been to so many Zozobras and I never get tired of watching you guys lift him up. If he didn't go up, he couldn't burn down. We always need to burn our gloom so thanks for all you do for us.

Fred M., Santa Fe


Thank you for all you do you keep our power up and running! We appreciate you!!❤️❤️

Karen, Albuquerque nm

Linemen helped me burn my gloom

I graduated from high school in 1993 and I had a lot of gloom. My hito found this picture from then and I can't imagine what it would have been like if Zozobra didn't burn that year. Thanks!

Michelle, Santa Fe

Thank you!

Thank you for all the hard work you do for the community. As a teacher I hold up your essential work for my kids. Thanks for keeping the lights on and all our gadgets running!

Sondra, Albuquerque NM

Thank you

Thank you all for the wonderful job you do, so we can have can all of the comforts at our homes. Stay safe .

Ben and Wanda Giovengo, Rio Rancho N.M.

Great job!

My family is very grateful to the linemen who came out to Cedar Crest last night after a power outage from heavy snowfall. We had lights and heat again in less than 2 hours! You all are the best!

Sharon, Cedar Crest, NM