By Liz Wood 

Helping the helpers


Liz Wood

Mike Janssen, owner of Saratoga Resort and Spa, shows participants in Saturday's poker run the route.

As participants were signing up for the Sixth annual Snowy Range Poker Run, Homer Beach and Jim Piche were eating breakfast in The Rendezvous Lodge Saturday morning.

Beach had already had a long night and was now on call for the poker run in case anyone got lost or injured.

Beach, who has been a fireman for 50 years is also on the Ryan Park Search and Rescue Team.

He had been called out at 3 a.m., because snowmobilers had gone down to the French Creek Canyon and were unable to get out.

The search ended successfully at 6:30 a.m. The stranded snowmobilers had done what they were supposed to...

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