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Many thanks to Vigilante Electric Cooperative and other power companies for keeping the power on during the recent blizzard. Makes you appreciate these people. Rural areas depend on electric power to heat water fountains for livestock. Our neighbor had baby calves in her bathroom to dry them off. You do what the situation requires. You appreciate the heat.

The bitter north winds closed down miles of county roads with snow drifts to the top of the fence posts. You can’t plow roads that drift in behind the plows as fast as they clear them. Thanks to the snow plow drivers for getting people out after being snowed in for days. My corral fence is only 1 ft. tall.

You just hope you don’t have a medical emergency. Search & Rescue would have to come get you out on snowmobiles and sled you out to a waiting ambulance. You can’t fly helicopters in a blizzard.

Be careful that you don’t complain to a rancher about how tough you have it. Ranchers were teetering on the brink of disaster during the recent blizzard.

We are thankful for neighboring rancher that came with a big tractor with a front end bucket to dig us out to the county road.

We all had better hope the Democrats’ “Green New Deal” doesn’t take hold. People’s lives are at stake.

Gene Galovic, Twin Bridges

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