The Chronicles Of Grant County

western new mexico university photo one one 35Western New Mexico University educates many students from Grant County and beyond. (The photograph was provided courtesy of the Western New Mexico University.)

The Chronicles Of Grant County has contacted several of the governmental entities that serve people of Grant County during the past two months to determine if funds that appear to be unclaimed monies due to those governmental entities are in fact funds due to them.

Western New Mexico University (WNMU) is one of those governmental entities locally that appear to have unclaimed monies owed to them. These funds are being held by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.

According to information on the MissingMoney.Com website, funds potentially owed to WNMU came from a number of different entities. An entity named "EOG Resources" reported that it owed less than $100 to "New Mexico University Western." The records indicated that Avaya reported that it owed more than $100 to WNMU, while Western Bank is listed as the entity that reported that it owed more than $100 to "Western NM University."

Edward Jones & Company is listed as the entity that reported it owed "Western New Mexico U" more than $100, while International Data Group reported that it owed more than $100 to "Western New Mexico Univ." XCEL Energy is listed as having reported two amounts due to "Of Regents NM West College Board" at 1000 West College Avenue; this address is listed as the main address for WNMU. Mobil Corporation is listed as having reported that it owed more than $100 to "Of Regents of NM Board."

United Healthcare Insurance reported that it owed more than $100 to the "Western New Mexico University Famil" at 513 12th Street. This street address is listed as the location of the Western New Mexico University Family Counseling Center.

In addition, there are nine payments reported from one specific entity as due to "Western New Mexico," but that entity could be one different from WNMU. One of these nine items listed an address that is different from what appears to be the location of WNMU.

"Western New Mexico University is diligent about following up on outstanding payments," stated Amanda Stern, Director of Fiscal Affairs at Western New Mexico University. "Evident by the minimal number of possibly unclaimed funds, WNMU strives to ensure our books are updated and accurate. Along the same lines, we in the WNMU Division of Business Affairs are also careful to communicate with our students, staff and community partners when they should expect refunds or payments and ultimately to transfer any unclaimed money to the state or the federal government."

"Sites like this one you referenced are useful for personal use," Ms. Stern continued. "However, WNMU, as a government entity with a history of good stewardship of public funds, works to ensure it collects funding that belongs to the university and our community as a whole. The instances of monies listed on this site as unclaimed by WNMU appear to be mostly cases of vendors having the university's account information incorrect. Being aware of these possible imbursements, the WNMU Division of Business Affairs is looking into each individually."

Information about unclaimed funds potentially due to other governmental entities in Grant County will be detailed in future editions of The Chronicles Of Grant County.

Do you have questions about communities in Grant County?

A street name? A building?

Your questions may be used in a future news column.

Contact Richard McDonough at

If your email does not go through, please contact

© 2021 Richard McDonough

Click to search the Beat Click to search the Beat

Submitting to the Beat

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as for the editor.

Advertising: Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.

Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a cheaper and shorter option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. The former software failed us, so it's just a category now, with prices posted. Send your information to and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.

Editor's Notes

It has come to this editor's attention that people are sending information to the Grant County Beat Facebook page. Please be aware that the editor does not regularly monitor the page. If you have items you want to send to the editor, please send them to Thanks!

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News. Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—

Feel free to notify if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.  The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised. 

Content on the Beat

WARNING: All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member. We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.

  • The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues.

Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option at the top of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Go to Top