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Found: two kids and a caring community

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

I am writing to express heartfelt thanks to all of the police officers, peace officers, firefighters (both on-duty and off) and neighbors who helped us during our 45 minutes of anguish last week when our two, little 5-year-old creatures decided to take a detour into a next-door neighbor’s home while they were supposedly playing contentedly in the back yard.

We had looked in all of the places we could surmise that the two sweet little girls may have gone by the time I called 911 at about the 10-minute mark (what can I say, I’m from the city, where people don’t even know neighbor names – I was sure they were lost and scared, hurt and in need of help, or abducted!). They seemed to have simply vanished, and I was terrified.

All of you were not only helpful in the search, but also in your efforts to comfort at least one tearful, hysterical parent. Your genuine concern for our children and your shared joy in their safe return will always be treasured. Another scene etched in my memory will of course be the baffled look on their faces when the two girls emerged from the neighbor’s house giggling and clad in another child’s dress-up costumes, only to meet up with a search party of more than 50 concerned citizens and uniformed individuals! Thanks again one and all.

Andrea Kulberg

Basalt


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