Winter is coming

To the Editor:

With the cooler temperatures and the pending rain, once again we can sigh a breath of relief for the Mother Lode. We made it through the hot summer and fall seasons. As a resident here, we are blessed and grateful to have the fast responding Cal Fire team and Air Attack base stationed in Columbia.

Our family moved here from Sonoma and it was heartbreaking to see the devastation that a quickly moving wildfire caused to this beautiful area. We still remain in close contact with our friends there and they say that they are recovering now from a war zone.

So again, a sigh of relief we made it through a dry, hot fire season. Happy to know winter is upon us.

Lisa Westbrook