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Hermit’s Peak Fire Info and Resources

NMHU campus/academic fire response page

Resources and information about the Hermit’s Peak / Calf Canyon Fires

Fire information
Fire information I Evacuation instructions and maps I Evacuation shelters

Government assistance
Government resources I FEMA (English) I FEMA (español) I FEMA rumor control

Disaster Unemployment Insurance

Property loss assistance (including rentals) I Additional resources I Assistance events

Medical and emotional assistance
Mental and emotional support I Medical support I For parents and families

Pets and livestock
Pets and livestock assistance

How to help
Donations and volunteer information

How your donations are helping

Let people know you are safe/Locate missing family & friends

NMHU emergency leave and employee resources


Mental and emotional support resources

Mental health services for the New Mexico Highlands University community are available at the NMHU clinic 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, call 505-454-3218.

Mental Health Counseling available for all in San Miguel and Mora counties Community-Based Services–NM Behavioral Health Institute after-hours crisis line: 505-425-1048

Statewide NM crisis line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (855-662-7474)

Office locations

Please phone first to ensure staff is on site. Phone lines may be busy.

Las Vegas
700 Friedman Avenue, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Walk in: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

HC 74, Box 310, Pecos, NM 87552
Hours limited to Thursdays–call to ensure on-site, walk-in locations and availability.

Statewide NM crisis line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (855-662-7474)

Calf Canyon-Hermit’s Peak Fire Emotional Support Group

If you would like support for you and/or your loved ones during this difficult time, join our support group. Many are struggling with not only stress but grief and loss time, you are not alone. Your feelings are valid and you deserve a safe space to share them.

Everyone is welcome!

Every Monday at 5 p.m.starting May 16, 2022

Memorial Middle SchoolLas Vegas, NM 87701

If you would prefer individual or family support, please call or text 505-587-9549 or 505-429-3511

Sponsored by  100% Community Behavioral Health Action Team

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Fire, smoke and weather

Fire information from NIFC- includes evacuation map, fire status

High resolution ARCGIS evacuation map: This map actually gets to street level.
View high-resolution map

Ready, Set, Go evacuation status updates:

NM Fire Information book on how to evacuate:
Ready Set Go! Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide
Learn about safe and timely evacuation during a wildfire, how to prepare for an evacuation, and create your own action plan.

San Miguel County fire information:

To receive text alerts for San Miguel County, text SMCNOTIFY to 67283.

Evacuation information:
Check frequently with the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook:

San Miguel County Sheriff’s office web page has fire and other emergency updates:

New Facebook page dedicated to  Hermit’s Peak /Calf Canyon fires. Regular updates on fire progressions, evacuation zones.

Taos County fire information:

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“We’re safe” registration: Red Cross

Red Cross safety and welfare checks and “we’re safe” registration:
To register as safe from the wildfires, please visit Red-Cross-Safe-and-Well

To speak with someone at the American Red Cross concerning a missing friend or relative, please contact 1-800 Red Cross.

English –

Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English.

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USDA/Forest Service, National Weather Service, fire and smoke watch, and more updates

USFS/Santa Fe combined data website:
US Forest Service Santa Fe combined fire, evacuations, and progressions data from Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon fires

Wildfire updates:

New Facebook page dedicated to  Hermit’s Peak /Calf Canyon fires. Regular updates on fire progressions, evacuation zones.

U.S. Forest Service — Santa Fe National Forest Facebook page: 
If you have access to Facebook, you’ll find fire status briefings, predictions, contact information, live and replay updates, and more.

In person: Per the USFS SF Facebook page, public information officers (PIOs) are staffing the following locations:
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“A lot of information is shared electronically these days, but we realize it is still vital to have face to face communication with people. Public Information Officers (PIOs) update information boards and staff them daily to answer questions about the #Hermitspeakfire and #CalfCanyonFire.

Information boards are set up at:
Old Mission Middle School Evacuation Center, Las Vegas
Glorieta Adventure Camps Evacuation Center, Glorieta
Love’s Travel Stop: 2401 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas
Walmart: 2609 7th St, Las Vegas, by the grocery entrance
Speedway Gas: Romeroville, NM just off I-25″

USFS Hermit’s Peak /Calf Canyon fire contact information:
505-356-2636 8 a.m. to 8 pm.
By email and

Forest Service Fire Information Center – Hermits Peak Fire Information
InciWeb the Incident Information System at
or call 1-877-971-3473.

InciWeb fire map: Hermit’s Peak, Cerro Pelado and Cook fires (scroll in and out for details and for other local fire views):

National Weather Service outlook for Las Vegas, NM and the surrounding area National Weather Service

Fire weather watch and current map This is for the state, but you can scroll in for details.

Smoke Outlook and Air Quality Index (AQI) real time updates
Current Smoke Outlook for Eastern New Mexico (
Prevent smoke-related health conditions. If experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care provider.

Protect your health during fires and on smoky days
NM-EPHT – Protect Your Health During Fires and On Smoky Days (

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Evacuation shelters

News releases and Ready, Set, Go evacuation status updates:

Glorieta Adventure Camps: 11 NM-50, Glorieta, NM 87535
Josh Nelson at 505-757-6161, ext. 713.
As of 5/5, walk-ins available. We are advised that this weekend could mean evacuees will need to call first.

Peñasco High School gym, 13 School Road, Peñasco.
Contact Melissa Sandoval at 575-779-3057
Hosting evacuees indoors as well as those with campers.

May 18, 2022 Temporarily Closed: Red River Convention Center, 101 West River St., Red River NM 87558
Temporarily Closed: Please call first. Phone 575-754-1708
Okay to call first, but walk-ins are welcome. Shelter only; best to bring your own food if possible but other arrangements can be made. Cots and blankets available.

San Miguel County Evacuation Shelter, Old Memorial Middle School (MMS), 947 Old National Road.
No active phone number as of 5/5/22.

San Miguel County Public Works in Las Vegas
Phone 505-652-8728
For those not comfortable in shelters, the site at 10 Airport Road offers temporary campsites for vehicles and tents — you must bring your own gear and supplies. They have two porta-potties. No reservations needed at this point.

City of Santa Fe: Genoveva Chavez Center
3221 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507
(Excerpted from City of Santa Fe announcement, 5/09/22)

… The City of Santa Fe and the American Red Cross have prepared the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (GCCC) as a temporary shelter for evacuees escaping the threats posed by regional fires.

The American Red Cross has established operations there in case the shelter capacity is needed. The region is currently under a Red Flag Warning of extreme danger.

The public is advised that no donations of any kind will be accepted at the GCCC. 

The Governor has approved sheltering in state parks and waived the rate for those displaced by fire. Patrons show proof of address to the ranger to have the fee waived.

Federal Assistance:
Official message from Governor Lujan  Grisham 5/5/22
“If you are affected by New Mexico’s ongoing wildfires and need support identifying shelter or other resources, please call the state fire resource hotline: 1-800-432-2080 (now a direct line; option #4 no longer needed). Find additional up to date information on the fires at”

Register at for federal assistance.

NMHU faculty, staff and students: Please contact Associate Vice President Denise Montoya at 505-429-2246 if you need help with other accommodations. NMHU is prioritizing providing accommodations to members of the NMHU community, and we will continue to work with the San Miguel County Emergency Management team to provide accommodations where possible. Note that anyone not affiliated with NMHU will be directed first to county resources.

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Donations and how to help

Thanks to your generosity, the locations below can no longer take physical donations. Please see the “Send money” and “Donate goods” lists below. 

The following organizations are no longer accepting donations. Please do not bring anything else:

Center for Teaching Excellence and NMHU main campus in Las Vegas are not accepting any further donations.

Calvary Chapel has moved operations to Glorieta Adventure Camps at 1 NM-50, Glorieta, NM 87535 and is no longer accepting donations at the Las Vegas location.

Genoveva Chavez Community Center/temporary shelter in Santa Fe:  The public is advised that no donations of any kind will be accepted at the GCCC.


To send money:

American Red Cross:  

HELP New Mexico: HELP New Mexico is also providing resources and support in the form of housing vouchers, mental health resources, and more. Currently assisting those age 55 and over.

Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation:
How your donations are helping

In Santa Fe:

The Santa Fe Community Foundation

The All Together New Mexico Fund

The Food Depot Disaster Relief Fund and the State Employees Credit Union are accepting both dry goods and monetary donations.


To donate goods:

Salvation Army: Contact Karen 360-281-4307 or Nicole 202-270-7520.

Small Carload Donations (food, clothing, hygiene products, pet supplies, etc.) are now located at Glorieta Adventure Camps at 1 NM-50, Glorieta, NM 87535.

List of immediate donation requests:

Socks and underwear (all sizes)
Diapers and Depends (all sizes)
Shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, tooth paste, deodorant, and other toiletries.
Toilet paper
Baby formula, baby food, baby wipes, baby soap and lotion
Juice boxes
Snack – Individually wrapped
Disposable bowls, plastic cutlery, foil, paper towel rolls
Reusable tote bags
Phone Chargers
Outdoor games for kids – basket balls, kickball, footballs, baseballs

Peñasco High School gym, 13 School Road, Peñasco.
Contact Melissa Sandoval at 575-779-3057.

Peñasco is feeding and supplying evacuees and first responders. They need “everything but water.”

Please do not bring water. The items below are needed:

Sports drinks, other soft drinks
Easy-open snacks (like potted meats) that don’t require cooking
Groceries for basic meals (for those living in campers)
Grocery donations, family-suitable, for the shelter to feed evacuees

Clothing and toiletries:
Socks and underwear, all sizes, new
Basic toiletries, all kinds

Please be cautious about donating to unverified fundraisers; some campaigns are not legitimate fundraising efforts.

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El Centro Family Health – see locations below

From Facebook:

Needs for varying regions as follows. Please see list of donation locations below. Drops offs can be made during regular business hours. *Please do not donate used items.*

NORTH REGION (Penasco School Evacuation Site)
Diabetic snacks i.e. sugar free items, pillows, socks for fire fighters, foot powder, snacks, cotton t-shirts, hygiene stuff like baby wipes, deodorant, eye drops, non-perishable food, towels, peanut butter, jelly, potatoes, tissue, paper towels, canned goods, coffee cups, baby wipes, diapers, sunscreen, chapstick, mens underwear, mens socks, undershirts, pet food, canned pet food, women’s underwear, women’s crew socks, eye drops.

Drop-off locations:
Taos Clinic | 1331 Gusdorf Road, Taos, NM 87571
Peñasco Clinic | State Road 75 # 15136, Peñasco, NM 87553
Embudo Clinic | 2243 NM- Hwy 68, Embudo, NM 87531

WEST REGION (Glorieta Camp Evacuation Site)
Taking all items except used clothing and linens, per request. Current needs include baby formula, baby wipes, phone chargers, sunscreen, towels, feminine products, and laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, bleach).

Drop-off locations:
Administration Offices | 538 N. Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532
Rio Arriba Health Commons | 2010 Industrial Park Rd., Española, NM 87532
Bond Street Clinic | 711 Bond St., Española, NM 87532
Española Dental Clinic | 608-B La Joya Street, Española, NM 87532

Current needs include nail clippers, ChapStick, personal items, new pajamas, new warm ups, new athletic shorts, new underwear, new socks in all sizes, Tylenol single use packs.

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Santa Fe, NM:

Fire Station 5
Donations of dry goods (kitchen and bath supplies) only are accepted at Fire Station 5 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Donations of clothing, bedding, etc. are not needed at this time.

and …

The Food Depot Disaster Relief Fund and the State Employees Credit Union are accepting both dry goods and monetary donations.

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Pets and livestock

Animal boarding and shelters:

Boarding horses or livestock: Zamora Arena is providing shelter. For assistance, contact Matthew Romero at 575-643-6805.

Cat owners in areas under fire evacuation orders:
Santa Fe Cats currently has space available for caring for your cat(s) while you are evacuees. For those without insurance reimbursement for pet boarding, a donation is appreciated. No cat will be turned away for lack of insurance or inability to donate. Call SFC at 505-216-5141 to make arrangements.

Preparing to evacuate pets and service animals:

Fillable, printable PDF records workbook for seniors, the disabled, families, and those with service animals and pets:
PDF GCD-Evacuation-Workbook

This workbook explains what you’ll need to list and provide when you bring your service animal with you.

Animal Protection New Mexico has a comprehensive information section about evacuating pets during a disaster (scroll to the lower half of the page).

They also provide a how-to for creating disaster kits for animals:

Locating displaced pets
The USFS/SF supplied the following information:
“Donations of dog and cat food are given to firefighters in case they find lost pets in the #HermitsPeakFire and #CalfCanyonFire.  … To help owners find other displaced pets due to the fires visit animalwelfarenewmexico or call the AWC Pet Center at 505-429-1372 and they will assist you.”

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Those experiencing wildfire-related property loss and damage

NEW May 19, 2022
FEMA Types of Assistance: PDF document
Includes lodging, rental and home repair assistance not covered by your insurance.

May 18, 2022, 3 p.m. NEW: Assistance for displaced renters
Info from:
Pamela C. GarcíaConstituent Services Director | Office of U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (N.M.)P.O. Box 1368 Las Vegas, NM 87701Excerpt below:

May 18, 2022

DFA Offers Housing Assistance to Renters whose housing was destroyed by the 2022 Wildfire Season

SANTA FE – The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) offers emergency temporary housing assistance to renters whose rental unit was destroyed by the 2022 wildfire season and are currently displaced. The New Mexico Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) allows New Mexico renters to receive aid for current, temporary, or new rental housing in New Mexico.

Eligibility criteria for those affected by the fires include:

  • Applicants must be a renter in New Mexico
  • The rental unit was destroyed by the 2022 wildfire season
  • The applicant or household makes under 80% of the average median income for each respective county

Potential assistance includes:

  • Temporary hotel/motel cost at a New Mexico establishment
  • Three months of future rent and utilities
    • Assistance is only for housing in New Mexico

Individuals should visit DFA’s website to begin the application process. Those affected by the fires will receive priority for temporary housing placement. Renters should fill out the contact information on the website, and a staff member will contact you.


End excerpt. Full details here:

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website lists the federal resources, including individual assistance programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); public assistance grant programs; and the property damage assessment form You can also find specific information about documentation and FEMA assistance here:

If you do not have Internet access, please call 1-800-621-3362. Lines open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Anyone who has lost a home or sustained property damage should register (in person if possible) with HELP New Mexico, located at the official American Red Cross shelter at Memorial Middle School. A list of additional resources will be provided to those who register. You can also reach HELP New Mexico staff Julie Martinez at 505-469-2073 or Moriah Griego at 505-235-5276 or 505-573-8886.

Currently assisting those age 55 and over

Property Damage Survey: Call San Miguel County at 505-425-9333 for help with the survey (below) viewform

Help for food producers related to livestock loss, forage loss, fencing, structures, water supply:

People needing assistance are encouraged to go directly to Memorial Middle School rather than calling, if possible. Staff members are on site daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Government resources and help

Official message from Governor Lujan Grisham 5/5/22
“If you are affected by New Mexico’s ongoing wildfires and need support identifying shelter or other resources, please call the state fire resource hotline: 1-800-432-2080 (now a direct line; option #4 no longer needed). Find additional up to date information on the fires at”

Register at for federal assistance as of 5/6/22

Resources pamphlet from NM Senator Ben Ray Lujan
Contains state fire assistance hotline, evacuation shelter information, livestock feed and more.

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
NMDHSEM has information about federal assistance, housing, how to donate and current fire information across the state.
FIRE RESOURCES 1-800-432-2080 (now a direct line; option #4 no longer needed)

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FEMA is now on-site at many of the evacuation locations.

NEW 5/18/22 FEMA Rumor control

You can also find specific information about documentation and FEMA assistance here:

If you do not have Internet access, please call 1-800-621-3362. Lines open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Here’s what you need, if you have them:

Photos of damage to property and belongings
List of damaged or lost property and belongings

If you have insurance, you must file a claim with your insurance company.

Documents to provide to FEMA
Insurance identification letter
Proof of identification
Proof of occupancy or ownership

There are three ways to apply for FEMA aid:

Download the FEMA app

By phone: 800-621-3362
TTY: 800-462-7585

Please note: FEMA cannot provide assistance for losses covered by insurance.

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Comience su proceso de recuperación

Tome fotografías de los daños a su vivienda y sus pertenencios
Haga una lista de artículos dañados o perdidos.

Si tiene seguro, necesita presentar una reclamación a su compañía
de seguros.

Documentos que necesita presenter a FEMA:
Evidencia de su identificación
Carta de la decisión del seguro
Comprobante de titularidad o domicilio

Tres maneras de solicitar el ayuda del FEMA:

En línea a través de

A través de la aplicación móvil de FEMA

Llamando a 800-621-3362
TTY: 800-462-7585

FEMA no puede proporcionar asistancia para pérdidas cubiertas por pólizas de seguros

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NEW May 19, 2022 New Mexico Workforce Connection Center disaster unemployment assistance
New Mexicans may apply for disaster unemployment assistance at various evacuation shelters, at any New Mexico Workforce Connection Center across the state, or by calling 1-877-664-6984, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2022. For more information, visit

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Additional resources

HELP New Mexico is also providing resources and support in the form of housing vouchers, mental health resources, and more. They are located at Memorial Middle School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily. HELP New Mexico is currently assisting those age 55 and over.

For more detailed information about the tiers of prioritization, refer to the video posted on April 25 on the HELP New Mexico Facebook page:

Finding shelter and other resources: Emergency Manager Dennis Esquibel at 505-429-6805

Food safety in the event of a power outage:

Evacuation assistance: San Miguel County Sheriff at 505-425-7589.

Medical or emergency assistance call 911: The American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 is available for non life-threatening emergencies

The 100% Community-San Miguel has resources available for those in need. Visit

After hours NMHU crisis line: 505-795-3665

Statewide NM crisis line:  1-855-NMCRISIS (855-662-7474).

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For parents and families

Free book for children who have been through wildfires

Parent Support Action Team – This information and more can be found on our Facebook page – Parent Support Group-100% San Miguel County. Visit to learn about 100% San Miguel and 100% New Mexico – An Initiative of the Anna, Age Eight Institute

After hours NMHU crisis line: 505-795-3665

Statewide NM crisis line:  1-855-NMCRISIS (855-662-7474).

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Medical information and resources

Always call 911 in a medical emergency.

Have prescription medications ready in case immediate evacuation is required. Contact your PCP for refills or search here:

Contact your PCP if you are having respiratory symptoms.
Clinics accepting new patients can be located at

Mora Valley Community Health Services is taking calls but operating from a safe location. Call 575-387- 2201, 575-387-3323 for medication refills, or 505-490-2098 for nurse triage.

Aging & Long-Term Services Department
Call center hours are extended until midnight: 1-800-432-2080.

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Emergency leave

President Minner is authorizing 40 hours of paid administrative leave for any faculty or staff member dealing with devastating consequences of the fires on their homes or properties. NMHU employees and students should reach out to their supervisors or advisors to arrange leave. More information will be forthcoming about the accommodations NMHU will be providing to the campus community for those affected by the fire.

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Assistance events

From the office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
The fires burning in our state have put so many New Mexico families in impossible situations. This past weekend, I was on the ground in the Jemez Mountains receiving an update from the Incident Management Team on the Cerro Pelado Fire and delivering supplies to the shelter in Peñasco, where I met with families who have evacuated from the Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fire.

My staff will continue to host Mobile Office Hours to provide direct assistance to New Mexicans who have been impacted by these fires. Today, my staff will be at the Old Memorial Middle School in Las Vegas. We will be at the Fire Evacuation Site at the Peñasco High School Gym on Thursday, May 19, and at the Glorieta Conference Center on Wednesday, May 25.

We will be on hand with information on federal disaster assistance, recovery of federal documents, and help if you are experiencing difficulties accessing federal assistance.

Las Vegas Mobile Office Hours – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff
WHEN: From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m MT
WHERE: Old Memorial Middle School – Open for all Evacuees – 947 Old National Rd, Las Vegas, NM 87701

Peñasco Mobile Office Hours – Thursday, May 19, 2022

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff
WHEN: From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m MT
WHERE: Peñasco High School Gym – Fire Evacuation Site – 13 School Road, Peñasco, N.M. 87553

Glorieta Mobile Office Hours – Wednesday, May 25, 2022

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff
WHEN: From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MT
WHERE: Glorieta Conference Center, 11 N.M.-50, Glorieta, N.M. 87535

With the President’s Major Disaster Declaration, critical help is now available. If you or your family have been impacted, I encourage you to please call 1-800-621-3362 or apply online at to begin the process of applying for Disaster Survivor Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

If there is any way that I can be of assistance to you or your family, please call my office at (505) 346-6601.


United States Senator

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News releases and Ready, Set, Go evacuation status updates:


Social media cautions

We are urging everyone to remember to be sensitive to the private lives of those who are being affected by the fires.

Please be thoughtful and respectful about the images you choose to share on social media. Many people do not yet know if their properties have been affected and it could be detrimental to learn about property loss through social media.

NMHU Emergency Operations Command 

The Emergency Operations Command team will remain active round the clock for the foreseeable future until the fires are contained and evacuees are able to return home. This page will be updated as information becomes available.

General resources available through the Homeland Security Resource Hotline at 1-800-432-2080 (now a direct line; option #4 no longer needed).