Power outages not quaint
To the editor: September 16, 3:25 a.m. Power failure, Blinking into a pitch-black kitchen. The moon came up.
September 17, 4:49 a.m. Power failure. The wind blew. Or it rained, or snowed; the sun rose; we set our clocks back; I parked my car facing out from the carport. It knows no reason. There is no pattern. Power Failure!
It is not quaint. It is not charming. It is not okay.
It happens all year round. It is phone service, electric service, internet service in town and out. And if you ever think you may receive a refund or credit for services paid for and not received, forget it. It is downright third world, and we, right here in the United States of America put up with these unreliable services as a matter of course and give it a pass as if it’s okay, all the while paying as we go. At home and at my business, in Valdez or in town.
What will it take to fix the outdated, overburdened, inferior infrastructure in Northern New Mexico? How long will it take? How much business do I have to lose?
And condemning me with “if you don’t like it, move,” is the answer of an idiot.
FIX IT. TERRY POLIS Because of their foresight bearing fruit, thousands of people crawled Taos’ streets last Friday and Saturday watching and experiencing the imaginative, thought-provoking and amazing art installations in the Historic District. It was truly an event for Taos’ entire demographic. And it was free!
Putting on a production of The Paseo’s magnitude takes an enormous amount of work by vast numbers of people. Everyone who helped should be very proud of themselves for making the event so enjoyable. The Paseo deserves all of the monetary and physical support it needs to be a yearly weekend that can be widely publicized to attract tourists.