Dear Editor,

We want to take this opportunity to thank the Orofino Fire Department, CPTPA, the Idaho Bureau of Land Management, the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department, and the helicopter pilots for all their hard work in fighting the Whitetail Loop Fire.

We want to thank Ryan Smathers for getting the word out and the community for the outpour of support we received. Thank you everyone for the donations of clothes, the meals from various restaurants and cash donations have been overwhelming.

Also thank you to Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Harold Kinne VFW, Debco Construction, the Nazarene Church, Finders Keepers and the staff at the Fish Store.

A big thank you to Dana and her staff at the White Pine Hotel for taking such good care of us while we dealt with the loss of our home. Also, thank you to Tess Bradley for caring for Gracie.

Also a big thank you to Curtis Rainey and his family for setting up the pay pal account for us.

A very special thank you to Alina and Carson Paul for your words of comfort. Sending you big hugs.

If we have forgotten to mention someone we apologize. We want to thank everyone that helped us in one way or another.

Brian Yoemans & Lori Petersen

Old Ahsahka Grade

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