For June 28th, 2022: $200 per tribal member
Checks will be distributed on the following schedule:
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Mescalero Community Center – Gymnasium
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Mescalero Community Center
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Checks will be distributed July 1, 4, 2022 at the
Ceremonial Grounds Administration Office
from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Deductions up to 50% of this dividend will be taken for child support in arrears.
Check mailing information:
- Checks will be mailed on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm
- Checks will be mailed to out-of-town residents only
- if you reside in Mescalero, Ruidoso, Tularosa or Alamogordo (locals) and would like your check mailed, please notify the Finance Department no later than Thursday, July 7th, 2022 by 4:00 pm
- If you are an out-of-town resident and do not want your check mailed, please notify the Administrative front desk receptionists no later than Thursday, July 7th by 4:00 pm
- All address changes will need to be made with Crystal Lester as soon as possible
- Once the checks are placed in the mail, they become property of the US Postal service- we cannot go back and request for a check to be pulled or recovered
- All returned checks will go directly to Tribal Finance
- Please call Crystal Lester with any address changes
- Tribal Finance will then contact Crystal Lester for an updated address
- If an updated address is not received, the check will remain in Tribal Finance until a new address has been received
- Once Tribal Finance receives the updated address, the check will be mailed out the next business day
- If you lose a check or it is stolen, you will need to notify the Tribal Finance Department
- A request to place a stop payment will need to be completed. There is a $35 stop payment fee
- The stop payment takes approximately 3 business days
- Once the stop payment has been approved, it will be re-issued the Friday after
Things to remember:
- Notes are accepted only with the approval of the President, Vice-President or designee.
- Please have an ID available, as the individuals distributing dividend may not know you, and will need to verify your identity
- If you are under the influence, your check will not be distributed to you
- Early check releases are not allowed
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
SANTA FE – Spring is the time of year when most wildlife babies are born. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish reminds the public to leave alone any deer or antelope fawns, elk calves, bear cubs or other wild animals they may find.
Most young-of-the-year wildlife people discover are simply hiding while awaiting their parents’ return from foraging nearby.
Removing these young animals can cost them their lives, Orrin Duvuvuei, Department deer biologist, warned. “For about a week after birth, young wildlife exhibit hiding behaviors to avoid detection and increase their chance for survival. You might think it has been abandoned, but in reality, the mother is typically a few hundred yards away,” Duvuvuei said. “In most cases, the best thing to do is just leave it alone and quietly leave the area.”
Returning a young wild animal to its natural environment after being carried off by a human can be very difficult and may not work in many cases, Duvuvuei said.
If you see young wildlife, please follow these guidelines:
- Do not approach. Its mother is likely close by and aware that you are in the area.
- Leave the area quickly and quietly.
- Observe the animal from a safe distance, but don’t linger in the area or touch the animal.
- If you think the animal has been abandoned, mark the location using a GPS if possible and contact the local Department of Game and Fish office.
Here are several resources to learn more about young wildlife and for more information about living with wildlife in New Mexico:
- Encountering newborn deer fawns
- Feeding wildlife puts you and others at risk
- Living with large predators in New Mexico
- Department’s publication page
As of June 13, 2022:
Number of tests performed on June 13, 2022: 32
Number of “Positive” results on June 13, 2022: 6
Number of “Negative” results on June 13, 2022: 26
Active Cases on June 13, 2022: 24
Direct Contacts on June 13, 2022: 24