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Gasoline prices hit $ 3.05 per gallon

AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch reported that statewide gas prices per gallon for unleaded fuel hit a low of $ 3.05 this month. That’s two cents less than last week today and $ 1.04 more per gallon than a year ago.

On average, Farmington residents currently pay the highest price per gallon at $ 3.28. Albuquerque drivers pay the least at $ 2.99. Taos County’s residents pay about $ 3.11 on average. Nationally, the average gasoline price per gallon is $ 3.15.

The demand for gas has increased year over year, according to the Energy Information Administration. The weekly number of regional fuel deliveries also rose slightly. Crude oil prices have fluctuated recently amid concerns about rising COVID-19 cases in many areas of the country. Hurricane Ida is expected to affect gas prices by the end of the month as the tropical storm crippled 90 percent of Gulf Coast refineries when it hit land last week.

USDA offers one percent rural home renovation loan

According to a USDA press release, a new US Department of Agriculture program is offering loans of up to $ 40,000 to very low income homeowners to repair, upgrade, or “upgrade” their homes at a fixed rate of one percent that month.

Known as the Section 504 Home Repair Program, the credit initiative is aimed at homeowners in rural areas with fewer than 35,000 residents. The program also offers grants of up to $ 10,000 to elderly residents on very low incomes to help eliminate health and safety hazards in their homes.

Alice Choyou, a Gallup homeowner, was featured in this month’s press release. She used funds to fix a leak in her sewer system that posed a risk.

To find out if you are eligible for funding, call (505) 761-4950.

TSV is holding ‘Mutt Strut’, a benefit for Stray Hearts

On Saturday (September 4) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Resort Plaza in Taos Ski Valley will be filled with a 5k Dog Fun Run / Walk, dog activities, music, food, and fun, with proceeds going to benefit Stray Hearts Animal Shelter .

Dogs must be on a leash and the owner / handler is responsible for cleaning their puppy’s droppings.

Online registration runs until Friday (September 3rd) at 6:00 p.m. The prices for multiple dogs apply to dogs in the same household, according to a press release. Please note that the ski area only accepts card payments.

1 dog: $ 20; 2 dogs: $ 35; 3 dogs: $ 45

Registration day: 1 dog: USD 25; 2 dogs: $ 40; 3 dogs: $ 50

9:30 am: Registration / check-in

10 a.m .: Stray Hearts booth open

11 a.m .: Mutt Strut: 5 km fun run / walk starts

11:30 am: 2:30 pm: Live music

12:45 p.m .: Awards and prizes

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