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Letter: Respectfully decent

With all the craziness in the world today, indiscriminate blaming and universal victimhood, when I read the article in Steamboat Pilot & Today about the trailers and cabin that burned, I was taken by the candor of the fate of Jim and Barb Ficke. Although they and their partners lost much, they did not ask for sympathy but spoke with a tone of acceptance of fate and decency not often seen. They even had a positive attitude about the possible benefits to wildlife in the area.

These wildfires are dangerous and life-changing for many. I don’t mean to downplay them; it’s just what struck me out of the article. Being new to this beautiful country, I have met a lot of Jim and Barb Fickes, and I thank you for being you.

Robert Nestora

Steamboat Springs

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