The Tribal Council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes considers Suzie Green, a plow operator for the state Department of Transportation, a hero. I wanted to offer sincere thanks and appreciation for her rescue efforts early March 1 near Arlee.
Tribal Officers Don Bell and TJ Haynes relayed the story to Council. Suzie's decisive action enabled the rescue of two middle aged men who became stranded in 7-foot-high snow drifts near Arlee. With the 5-degree temperatures and high winds, we have no doubt that a three-hour wait for a Search and Rescue team may have proved disastrous. We wanted you to know that we have shared our appreciation of your help with the state director of transportation and to the governor.
From our perspective, you took the best course of action that night.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes