To the Editor:

A hearty thanks to all the community members who have reached out to me during this partial government shutdown asking about the financial, emotional, and physical health and well-being of our employees and what you can do to help. It is greatly appreciated and heart-warming to live in a place where public employees feel valued and supported by their community.

This is, unfortunately, not the case everywhere.

We are all looking to getting back to work once this is resolved to care for the land and serve you, the citizens of Sisters Country.

Ian Reid

Sisters District Ranger