To whom it may concern:

This is a response to Bonnie Borth's letter of 1/17/07.First I would like to thank Dist 1 for digging out my propane tank as soon as I asked,and Darwood Davis for delivering propane on a Sat morning when it was snowing,and Stanley Holloway and Joe Bud Layton for digging me out so I could get a door open, and Eddie and Sandy Miller for digging out my well so Neal could fix it after 10 days without water,to Neal for fixing my well, Ray Damron for fixing my electricity and I had lots of encouraging phone calls with offers of help. None of these people had the time to go to the command center if they even knew it exsisted.I know Dist 1 men were too busy helping us to go into town.Bonnie, How was I to know a command center existed when I called the sheriff's office on Sunday evening, The dispatcher (she didn't identify herself) Didn't ask who I was, where I was or impart the information that there was a command center. I told her I couldn't get out of my house she said okay, goodbye.Bonnie, you made it sound like only a few helped—maybe you only saw a few but lots and lots of people were out helping and still are.And by the way I know your husband worked long hours but that is a job he wanted and is being paid for. Also the dispatchers are paid. I know Danny Bass and his men were out helping people Friday and Saturday during the worst of the storm.I felt it was a slap in the face when you only thanked Dist 2 boys! What about the hospital crew for all they did with little help and extra people to take care of.I think we live in a great county with lots of caring people that are willing to help each other. I just want everyone to know that Cimarron County is a great place to live.

Thanks to everyone ,

Janice Strong Smith



To all the citizens of Boise City and Cimarron County ;

  I sat at home watching the news, hearing of the storm going through Colorado and N.W. Oklahoma, wondering how much snow Cimarron County was getting and thinking how it might be if things had worked out for me. Not knowing what was really going on up there until I read about it after the fact, in the Boise City News. I was amazed to read of what had happened and how everyone was without power, food, water, heat and many of the bare essentials. If I would have known what was going on up there I would have gone up to help.

  I liked living in your city but employment wise it wasn't panning out. I enjoyed the short time I was blessed with and welcomed into your community. I want to thank everyone for the great hospitality that my family and I received while we lived there and want to wish you all the best in this new year.

 God Bless,

 SGT Tim Puclik

Force Protection Officer

Operations Office

Las Cruces , NM