162 New Mexico’s Stagnant Population Numbers and More

On this week’s podcast, Paul and Wally discuss some new population data which the Census Bureau put out outlining state population shifts over the past decade. Unlike its neighbors which mostly saw double-digit growth, New Mexico’s population barely budged during the last decade. Also, the annual United Van Lines moving study includes some rare GOOD news for New Mexico in terms of population growth as it made the moving company’s list of Top 10 inbound states during 2019.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will shut down its 253-megawatt coal-fired generating station near Grants by the end of 2020 in an effort to comply with the Energy Transition  Act. This is going to impact the Grants area, but also the customers of New Mexico’s rural co-ops. Paul and Wally discuss.

Finally, a new report from the federal Housing and Urban Development department addresses the uptick in homelessness in Albuquerque which saw the highest uptick in the nation.