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Late to this thread but ty Mr Wonder. Touching sh*t.
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Weiser citizens found strength and help from each other as snow stroms blasted the area | Idaho Statesman

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Snow is the enemy in Weiser.

Storms rolling into this Southwest Idaho town on the Oregon border this month crushed roofs, knocked out a bowling alley and smashed the city’s only grocery store. Children couldn’t attend schools for half the month. Snow piled up on city streets, making icy ruts that led to treacherous driving conditions.

Gov. Butch Otter declared Weiser a disaster area and crews spent last week hauling away hundreds of dump-truck loads of snow, starting to return those roads to normal.

Weiser also saw friends and strangers helping each other, saving a business owner’s inventory and digging out a pregnant woman’s truck so she could get to the hospital.


People who come to Weiser only for its famous summer fiddle festival would have hardly recognized the place choked in winter’s white last week.

▪ Snow was piled more than 5 feet high at some intersections.

▪ A man on the roof of a Mormon church was using a motorized blower to spit snow to the ground.

▪ A tow truck tried to budge a stuck flatbed truck that was outfitted with chains.

Snow turned Weiser residents such as 63-year-old Curly Baker into shoveling machines.

“Friday I spent seven hours working like a crazy man,” he said. “Saturday I spent seven hours. Sunday, three hours.”


In his 50-plus years in Weiser, Baker said, he has never seen anything like the storms of 2017 that pelted the city over the past month.

“I’ve heard some people say ‘Oh, we had this before.’ ... No. Not like this,”said Baker, as he employed a wide broom in hopes of pushing snow melt into the street and down a storm drain. “I’m trying to keep somebody from slipping and falling.”

The city and Washington County do not have an official number for the amount of snow that has fallen on Weiser since late December, and neither does the National Weather Service.


Buildings reported destroyed or damaged from the storms in Washington County
Matthews Grain and Feed’s main building was constructed in 1897 and served in its past as a saloon. When the snow hit, that old brick building withstood it. But the Matthews’ lost two storage sheds to the snow — one built with steel I-beams.

That’s scary, Patti said.


Snow or no, lending a hand

People in Weiser, however, refused to buckle. They’ve been helping out however they can.

Ken Avant, manager of Picker’s Paradise, Weiser’s only music store, faced a huge problem. Nearly 50 guitars were stored in the attic of his business at 440 State Street, and water from a leaky roof begin pouring in over the boxes of his inventory.

Tom Roberts, a Ukranian Orthodox priest who lives in Weiser, happened into the store, saw the problem and quickly lent a hand. Before long a group of people were aiding Avant, handing down guitars in a human chain from the attic.

“There was just a river running down the staircase,” Roberts said.

Avant’s inventory was saved.

“That is what is great about this town,” he said. “People care about each other.”

Roberts and his family have offered help to a lot of people during this bleak winter. They’ve pushed cars out of the snow and run small errands for people.

“(Weiser people) are known to be a little cliquish to outsiders,” Roberts said. “But boy, if you need anything, we’re right there to help you.”

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Coffee Stand Employees Stop to Pray With Grieving Customer

(NEWSER) – A grieving woman who had just lost her husband found solace in an unexpected place: the young employees of a local drive-thru coffee stand. The Oregonian reports employees at Dutch Bros. Coffee in Vancouver, Washington, noticed one of their customers seemed upset while waiting in her car Saturday. It turns out her 37-year-old husband died the night before. When 19-year-old employee Pierce Dunn found out, he gave the woman a free coffee and asked if he could pray for her. The next thing you know, Dunn and two other employees were leaning out the drive-thru window, holding the woman's hand, and praying. "We just love people," Dunn tells KATU. "Anytime we see someone sad or mournful, it takes five minutes to make their week, make their life. It's a small price to pay."

Barbara Danner was waiting in line behind the impromptu prayer circle and snapped a photo, which she posted to Facebook. By Tuesday afternoon, the photo had gone viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of shares and likes. Evan Freeman, a 21-year-old Dutch Bros. employee who joined in the prayer despite not being religious, says the employees didn't want attention for their actions; they just wanted to make the woman feel the joy and love that is in the world. "She could have said she wanted an apple, and I would have gone and planted a tree and grown her an apple," he tells the Oregonian. The woman spent about 10 minutes talking and praying with the Dutch Bros. employees, but Dunn tells the Columbian waiting customers didn't seem to mind at all. (A Delta pilot made headlines for his big gesture on behalf of a grieving family.)

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