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Three Pepper ‘Burger’ Fajitas

2 large bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow), seeded and cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
4 flame-grilled meatless burgers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 large Vidalia onion, sliced
2 jalapeño or serrano chilies, seeded and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons. olive oil 2 to 3 teaspoons. Southwestern or fajita spice blend, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1. Preheat baking sheet in 450F oven. Cut four 20-inch sheets of heavy-duty foil.
2. Toss all ingredients in bowl. Spoon 1/4 mixture on one half of foil sheet. Fold foil over, and crimp edges to seal. Repeat with remaining ingredients and foil.
3. Warm tortillas alongside packets during the last 10 minutes of cooking time. To grill these foil packets, heat your grill to medium-high, place the packets on the rack, cover with vented lid and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
4. Warm tortillas alongside packets during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
5. To serve: place packets on plates, slit tops, and fold back foil.
Yields 4 servings. Per serving: 210 Cal; 15g Prot; 10.5g Total Fat (2g Sat. Fat); 19g Carb; 545mg Sod; 7g Fiber; 6g Sugars.


John I. Sanchez

My grandfather, John I. Sanchez, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, June 24, 2007, after two-and-a-half years of battling cancer.
My grandfather was born on July 17, 1930, in Dyke, Colorado, to Jose (Joe) and Martina Sanchez. He had 16 brothers and sisters: Gabe, Joe, Nona, Isidoro, Jimmy, Elsie, Francis, Carmen, Billy, Arthur, Donald, Sarah, Val, Fred, Theodora and Luis. His beloved brothers and sisters all loved him dearly.
On November 5, 1952, Grandpa John married Grandma Mercy Garcia, the love of his life. They had three beautiful children. Louella was the oldest and the only girl. Johnny was the oldest son, and Angelo was the youngest of the three. Gabe became their son as well through adoption and became the oldest son of the family.
Grandpa John was the proud grandfather to Joe, Terry, Becky, Chelsea, Dylan, Trace, Kayla and Kyle John. He was the perfect Grandpa because he was loving and would do anything for his grandchildren.
Years later, the proud husband, Daddy, and Grandpa, would become a great-grandpa to Devon Brent and John Dean.
Our Grandpa John loved hunting, fishing, his family, friends, the mountains, wild flowers and God.
My Grandpa John will always be my/our hero. I love you, Grandpa. Kayla Nicole.
The visitation was held at 5 p.m., followed by the Scripture and Rosary at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Anita Lehmann
Anita Lehmann, 86, of Pagosa Springs, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 12, after a battle with lung cancer.
 Anita was born and lived in Illinois and California until 2001, when she and her husband relocated to Pagosa Springs. Anita is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Lynn Funk; son-in-law, Edward Funk; grandson Eric Greene and great-grandson Joseph Greene.
 Anita’s passion was taking care of her family, oil painting and ceramics.
 She requested no service be held.  The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Pagosa.



The San Juan Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is proud to award a $2,000 scholarship to Trina Zielinski, graduating senior from Pagosa Springs High School. Trina, seen here with Dave Bohl of the foundation, was awarded the scholarship to attend Fort Lewis College and intends to major in biology.
Over the last four years, RMEF has been able to award $9,000 to five high school graduates through the generosity of local participation in the scholarship raffle program.
The members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation committee want to express their gratitude to all the people who purchased tickets to support the scholarship program for local high school students and the banquet.

The Life Teen Scholarship Committee of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is pleased to announce that Jamilyn Harms and Jenni Webb-Shearston (pictured here with Father Carlos Alvarez) will each receive a $1,000 renewable scholarship for the upcoming academic year.
Jamilyn will attend Western State College in Gunnison, and Jenni will begin her college career at Regis University in Denver.
The committee also renewed the scholarships for former Pagosa Springs High School graduates Jenna Finney, who will be a senior at the University of Portland; Chris Nobles, who will be a junior at Colorado School of Mines; and Emilie Schur, who will be a sophomore at McCalester College.

Eddie Oldham scholarship winner announced

The Eddie Oldham Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that Jamilyn Harms of Pagosa Springs is the winner of the Eddie Oldham Scholarship for 2007.
Jamilyn is the daughter of Ken and Jan Harms. She graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in May with a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Western State College to pursue a major in elementary education. Jamilyn has been active in FBLA, student council, Recycling Club, basketball, varsity cross county, varsity track, Life Teen, 4-H and has been a member of the National Honor Society.

The Eddie Oldham Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to at least one applicant. After that, the winner can reapply every year to receive funding for multiple years. The 2006 winner, Matthew Nobles, and 2005 winner Christopher Nobles, are receiving renewed awards.

The late Eddie Oldham became involved in 4-H at an early age and loved working with livestock animals. Eddie grew both physically and mentally over the years with a steer placing last in the early 1980s to receiving the Reserve Champion Steer and winning the carcass contest in 1989. During those years, his parents were very involved in the 4-H program and made many contributions in time, support and education.

The Eddie Oldham Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991, and is overseen by Ike Oldham and his wife, Sharron. The scholarship was established when their son, Eddie Oldham, was tragically killed in an accident in 1989. Donations can be made to this scholarship fund through the Bank of the San Juans or by contacting the Archuleta County Extension Office at 264-5931.