Dear Editor:

My wife and I have been part-time residents of Pagosa for nearly 14 years. We recently arrived on Monday, July 28, and as has been our tradition, had dinner the first night back in town.

I have an old Toyota pick-up truck I keep here throughout the year, and just to make sure it was running OK after sitting a few months, drove it into town for dinner. Upon leaving the restaurant, I noticed that I had left the lights on, and as a result the battery had run down and the truck wouldn’t start.

Before calling a tow service, I walked across the street to a local bar to see if someone there could help me. I had jumper cables. I just needed a jump. As I explained the problem to the bartender, four young men seated at the bar all volunteered to assist. Before I even got back across the street to the parking lot, one young man had pulled up next to my truck and minutes later got it started. I offered to pay him for his trouble, but he refused.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks again to those willing young men, and especially to the young man, who came so quickly to the rescue.

Ted and Kathy Fink

This story was posted on August 7, 2014.