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County fast-tracks phone fixes after weekday electricity surge

By Cody Hooks
chooks@taosnews.com
Posted 2/15/19

Electricity issues over the last three days in Taos County have been seeing  resolution before the weekend comes around.

A surge in power Wednesday (Feb. 13) caused the phone lines at the …

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County fast-tracks phone fixes after weekday electricity surge

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Electricity issues over the last three days in Taos County have been seeing  resolution before the weekend comes around.

A surge in power Wednesday (Feb. 13) caused the phone lines at the Taos County Administrative Complex — where the offices of the clerk, assessor and a number of other departments are located — to go down, said Taos County Manager Leandro Cordova.

That’s been temporarily resolved, said Cordova.

Money had already been set aside in the budget to replace the phone system. The issue from Wednesday is “expending” that planned replacement, Cordova said.

However, winter weather also caused an electricity outage on Thursday evening (Feb. 14).

Michael Santistevan, spokesperson for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, said a 30-minute power outage was reported from in Arroyo Hondo and stretched north to Amalia and west to Tres Piedras. That outage was caused by an issue in one of the system’s high-voltage power lines.

The Tres Piedras Ranger District office of the Carson National Forest was closed Friday (Feb. 15) due to a loss of power, according to the forest’s Facebook page.

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