For several years now I have seen the small businesses here in Pahrump closing.
Is it because they are too expensive, out of our way, or just not convenient? These small businesses rely on us as a community to keep them going.
When our house is on fire, does the fire department decide if our home is in a convenient location, or will it cost too much to help us?
Does the ambulance not come because it’s out of their way?
So why do we as a community not support our businesses?
Sure, the big businesses are much more convenient because we can get everything there. But wait, if we go to those smaller businesses at least once a month, aren’t we helping out our neighbors, aren’t we helping out ourselves?
When I first moved here I was impressed how this small community stuck together. But as the economy has gotten tougher, we have become a group of individuals, not a community.
I’m sure my small letter to the editor won’t hit all of you, but I hope it hits a majority.
Next time you’re heading to the store think about going to a different one instead of your favorite. Let’s keep our town going. Save the jobs.