Pipes down everywhere

Pipes down everywhere

There are 25 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Feb 8, 2011, titled Pipes down everywhere. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Jubal Hall, a maintenance supervisor for the village of Cloudcroft, clears away snow Tuesday afternoon at the Corona Avenue and Curlew Place to check for a possible water line break.

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WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#1 Feb 9, 2011
Good move mayor, way to stop all of that yard watering this time of year! We don't want anybody to green up their snow!
SomeOtherGuy

Cloudcroft, NM

#2 Feb 9, 2011
"Cloudcroft... The small remote logging town..." Are they outsourcing their writing now? Or re-using descriptions from the 1940s?

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Feb 9, 2011
WARRIOR wrote:
Good move mayor, way to stop all of that yard watering this time of year! We don't want anybody to green up their snow!
Good solution! There are actually people who water this time of year. I know someone who is watering twice a week!
Stupid Homeowners

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Feb 9, 2011
"Cloudcroft Mayor Dave Venable said the village of Cloudcroft is at a critical stage right now.

"We had 81 water line breaks in the town," Venable said. "Out of the 81 breaks, 25 breaks were significant (or major breaks). We've had breaks at the water meters and lines inside the houses. A lot of them are in seasonal houses where people have not winterized their residents [sic] properly."

I don't get it. The people (mainly Texans) who have vacation homes up there, and KNOW that Cloudcroft has freezing temps EVERY year, they don't know to winterize their homes before closing them up at the end of the summer (which means turning off the water and draining the pipes, for one thing)??? If that is truly the case and utility workers had to go to their homes to fix breaks, I hope they get DOUBLE bills from the village for being so stupid.
whatever

Tularosa, NM

#5 Feb 9, 2011
Stupid Homeowners wrote:
"Cloudcroft Mayor Dave Venable said the village of Cloudcroft is at a critical stage right now.
"We had 81 water line breaks in the town," Venable said. "Out of the 81 breaks, 25 breaks were significant (or major breaks). We've had breaks at the water meters and lines inside the houses. A lot of them are in seasonal houses where people have not winterized their residents [sic] properly."
I don't get it. The people (mainly Texans) who have vacation homes up there, and KNOW that Cloudcroft has freezing temps EVERY year, they don't know to winterize their homes before closing them up at the end of the summer (which means turning off the water and draining the pipes, for one thing)??? If that is truly the case and utility workers had to go to their homes to fix breaks, I hope they get DOUBLE bills from the village for being so stupid.
Texans stupid? Commmmmmmme on get real!
WhatsHisFace

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Feb 9, 2011
"Good move mayor, way to stop all of that yard watering this time of year! We don't want anybody to green up their snow!"

Well the mayor has to think of something to say....even if it doesn't make sense I reckon..These people are paid to run their mouths, not to ACTUALLY KNOW WHATS GOING ON or have any kind of practical hands-on solutions!!
Close Texas border

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Feb 9, 2011
Yes, and racist. They have done serious damage to the strong sense of community in New Mexico.

Since: Feb 11

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#8 Feb 9, 2011
who in the HELL is gonna be watering their lawn in thise temps??????????

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Feb 9, 2011
Vegetarian2U wrote:
who in the HELL is gonna be watering their lawn in thise temps??????????
If you water in these temperatures, your pipes will freeze and break!

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Feb 9, 2011
Vegetarian2U wrote:
who in the HELL is gonna be watering their lawn in thise temps??????????
My neighbor waters twice a week all year long. I don't think he knows how to shut off his sprinkler timer.
Front Sight

Carrizozo, NM

#11 Feb 9, 2011
The good mayor of Tularosa could have added an addendum to his warning, to wit, usage of
tire/snow chains this August on vehicles in the village will not be tolerated!
Corporate Atty

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Feb 9, 2011
Front Sight wrote:
The good mayor of Tularosa could have added an addendum to his warning, to wit, usage of
tire/snow chains this August on vehicles in the village will not be tolerated!
Ok,it may not sound like an intelligent comment, but I will defend it. You see we live in a society now that blames everybody else, and accept no responsibility for there own actions. Case in point representing a lawn mower company that was sued by 2 men who's hands were cut off by a lawn mower. How? They attempted to use a lawn mover to cut a hedge, and since the lawn mower did not have a label saying it could NOT be used as a hedge cutter the jury awarded 2.3 million. So you see if we don't tell people what NOT to do they will probably sue the Village when they don't have water to drink, saying you did not tell me I could not water my lawn. So as stupid as it may sound it is called CYA

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Feb 9, 2011
BarbMoore wrote:
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My neighbor waters twice a week all year long. I don't think he knows how to shut off his sprinkler timer.
That may be my friend. He and I obviously disagree about watering. I had him turn off my sprinklers Nov. 15th because running sprinklers on the December & January water bill will really run up the sewer bill. He told me I was killing my grass.

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Feb 9, 2011
Front Sight wrote:
The good mayor of Tularosa could have added an addendum to his warning, to wit, usage of
tire/snow chains this August on vehicles in the village will not be tolerated!
It takes an idiot to drive on dry roads with chains. Such a person should be ticketed for unsafe driving or possibly property damage to the road. Colorado has a law that restricts the use of studded tires to certain months. NM probably doesn't have a similar law regarding chains because there should be no need to write laws regarding idiots.

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Feb 9, 2011
Corporate Atty wrote:
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Ok,it may not sound like an intelligent comment, but I will defend it. You see we live in a society now that blames everybody else, and accept no responsibility for there own actions. Case in point representing a lawn mower company that was sued by 2 men who's hands were cut off by a lawn mower. How? They attempted to use a lawn mover to cut a hedge, and since the lawn mower did not have a label saying it could NOT be used as a hedge cutter the jury awarded 2.3 million. So you see if we don't tell people what NOT to do they will probably sue the Village when they don't have water to drink, saying you did not tell me I could not water my lawn. So as stupid as it may sound it is called CYA
Depends on if the jury are complete idiots. I remember an idiot lady burnt with hot coffee from McDonalds collected a large sum about 17 years ago!
House of Critters

Cloudcroft, NM

#16 Feb 9, 2011
Andy Whiteman wrote:
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Depends on if the jury are complete idiots. I remember an idiot lady burnt with hot coffee from McDonalds collected a large sum about 17 years ago!
I heard recently there was a little more to that story - that store employees testified they were supposed to heat the coffee well beyond normal temps, because that way people didn't ask for too many refills. Not sure as to the veracity of that, but it does illustrate that we don't always get the whole story - just what sounds most shocking.
House of Critters

Cloudcroft, NM

#17 Feb 9, 2011

“Leadership is listening.”

Since: Jan 09

Casper, WY and Alamogordo, NM

#19 Feb 9, 2011
House of Critters wrote:
http://www.lectlaw.com/files/c ur78.htm
Very interesting HOC. Thanks for the link!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#20 Feb 9, 2011
Andy Whiteman wrote:
<quoted text>
Good solution! There are actually people who water this time of year. I know someone who is watering twice a week!
I suppose they mow once a week!
Front Sight

Carrizozo, NM

#21 Feb 9, 2011
Andy Whiteman wrote:
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It takes an idiot to drive on dry roads with chains. Such a person should be ticketed for unsafe driving or possibly property damage to the road. Colorado has a law that restricts the use of studded tires to certain months. NM probably doesn't have a similar law regarding chains because there should be no need to write laws regarding idiots.

It also takes a very naive person, who does not recognize the content of a posted comment.

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