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From The Desk Of Gary Sloman…

The cover of this issue of NM811 Magazine features New Mexico’s well known state bird, the Roadrunner. The hen is on high alert and ready to move the instant it comprehends what is about to happen. Could be the danger sensed by the presence of the photographer, could be prey for a meal, but whatever […]

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Protect What Matters

There are almost 19 million miles of buried pipelines, power lines, and telephone cables in the United States. That is the length of a football field of buried infrastructure for every man, woman, and child. When an excavator hits any of these, it can lead to explosions, loss of 911 service, power outages, electric shock, […]

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The News Line

• AZ811, NM811, and CO811 have been selected to host a group of International Visitors to the United States who are attending the National CGA Conference. Scott Landes says the three centers are well run and structured and will be a great help to the other countries in developing their damage prevention processes. The visitors […]

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NM811 Continues to Receive High Survey Marks

By Gary Sloman Executive Director New Mexico 811 I am very pleased with the 2013 survey results because they are a strong indication that staff and our processes are working well. Customers (excavators who request tickets) and members (who fund the organization’s services) both indicate NM811 is doing very well. While our overall marks are […]

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NM811 Member & Excavator Survey Report

  For the past 22 years, NM811 has engaged Cooney Watson & Associates, Inc.(CWA) to conduct comprehensive, independent surveys of a representative number of members. The purpose of these surveys is to assess member satisfaction with the organization, identify any needs not currently being met, and assess priorities for future projects. This is the fifth […]

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“We have met the enemy and he is us”

By Gary Sloman Executive Director New Mexico 811 Some readers of the older generation will recognize this quote, which first appeared in a poster for the first Earth Day in April 1970, and next, in the Pogo comic strip itself in August 1970. The comic strip was published between 1948 and 1975 by American cartoonist […]

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7 Fundamental Steps to a Quality Locate

By Bob Nighswonger It has been my experience as a locator that when I followed the same steps during each locate and kept my truck organized, I was much more productive during my day and made far fewer mistakes. Although many locators may approach the task differently, I’d like to present seven fundamental steps for […]

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Me & Dillard

Here’s what I liked best about the occasional snows we got when I was a kid in Southwest Arkansas: •   School was out because the buses couldn’t get up the hills where I lived. •   You could track rabbits and we had lots of rabbits. •   School was out because the buses… […]

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Where Does Time Fly?

by John Jacobi Today is November 1, 2013. One year ago yesterday, I retired after over 19 years as a Federal civil servant. It seems like only yesterday. The first ten were with the US Army Materiel (yes – MateriEl) Command early in my career. From 2003 through October 31, 2012, I was a Community […]

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From The Desk Of Gary Sloman…

The cover of this issue of NM811 Magazine features the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge on US Hwy 64, 10 miles northwest of Taos. Travelers often record their experiences visiting the bridge as stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking…and a little bit scary. You can’t beat the view and you can’t help but feel a little woozy when you […]

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