Fight flares up after man claims he was cheated by firewood vendors

Tom Sharpe | The New Mexican

State Department of Agriculture inspectors visited Santa Fe’s oldest wood yard on Monday to warn the owners they must sell firewood by the cord or fraction of a cord — not simply by the truckload.

Monday’s visit to the Rios Wood & Freight Service on Camino del Monte Sol was in response to a complaint lodged by Michael Bosbonis, who claimed he ordered two cords of wood but that only one cord was delivered.

Bosbonis said he began calling wood vendors six weeks ago to check prices on behalf of his 87-year-old mother-in-law, Jenny Romero, who uses a wood stove at her residence, but he decided on Rios Wood after seeing the 75-year-old family-owned business featured in The New Mexican. READ FULL STORY >>