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Letters to the editor July 31

| July 31, 2021 12:00 AM

Round Up for Safety

Thanks to Flathead Electric Co-op’s Round Up for Safety program.

The Klothes Kloset thrift store in Columbia Falls now has a safe and sustainable paved parking lot. Previously our parking lot had reoccurring holes with the potential to cause falls for our retired volunteers and community members who donate to our nonprofit store. Without the help of the grant, we could not have afford to pave the lot.

If you aren’t already rounding up for safety, I encourage you to do so. This program benefits many people in our valley.

—Roxy Rogers, Columbia Falls

Respect others

I have traveled to Montana, mostly the Glacier Park area, for over 20 years. In times past, the trails offered solitude and a time for self reflection, how small we are in the scheme of things and the vast beauty that surrounds us.

Others that enjoyed the surrounding beauty were there also, but very respectful of their surroundings. The wilderness areas, particularly the parks, are a great gift for all to enjoy.

As Ms. Berg pointed out in her opinion letter, there seems to be an influx of people that are not there to partake in the enjoyment that solitude can offer, but to bring their music, cellphone conversations, etc. to these areas and disturb the peace that others seek. This is a reflection of a society that thinks the rules are for others and if “I” want it, who cares about others.

To Kathryn Berg, thank you for a wonderful letter and I sincerely try my best to be respectful of others and my surroundings when visiting. I hope you and Montana never change!

—Barbara Hanka, Floyd’s Knobs, Indiana