Larry and Virginia (Ginnie) were married on June 12, 1948, in Richmond, Va.  After retiring from the U.S. Army in 1969, Larry and Ginnie owned and operated a flight school in El Paso, Texas. Larry also served as a corporate pilot and FAA-designated examiner. Ginnie was active as an artist and served as president of the El Paso Art Association for many years. Retiring from these activities, they moved to Pagosa Springs in the summer of 1983. The couple have three children, eight grandchildren and five (soon to be six) great-grandchildren. They are active in the Pagosa Bible Church.

Amber Nichole Beye

Amber Nichole Beye, the daughter of Scott and Denise Beye, has been accepted into the Peace Corps. She departed for Tanzania on June 7 to become a village-based extension facilitator volunteer. Beye’s work will include environmental education and sustainable agriculture in rural communities as well as HIV/AIDS education and awareness. A graduate of Pagosa Springs High School, she attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins and earned a bachelor of arts in sociology as well as a minor in English history while studying abroad in Keele, England. Beye previously worked on the tree and flower crew at CSU and was an intern at the Northern Colorado AIDS project in Fort Collins. After serving in the Peace Corps she intends to seek a master’s in medical anthropology.


Bob, Jen, Amanda and Will Brown welcome Karina Sue, born May 22, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Durango, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 19 inches long.


Robert and Sara Kirkham are proud to announce the birth of Keagan Marshall Kirkham in Colorado Springs, Colo., at 2:32 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2008. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Bill and Jane Downey and Dot Kirkham, and the late Jimmie Kirkham, all of Pagosa Springs. Great-grandparents are Elmer and Bessie Downey of Pueblo, Colo., Betty Guy of Bethune, Colo., and Bobbie Kirkham of Cleveland, Texas.


Dawn Marie Olson, of Pueblo, Colo., graduated cum laude from Colorado State University in Pueblo, with a bachelor of arts in psychology, Saturday, May 3, 2008. Dawn is a member of the Pagosa Springs High School graduating class of 1994.
She is the daughter of Lucy R. Gonzales of Pagosa Springs.


Jesse Morris, a graduate of Pagosa Springs High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Colorado College for the 2007-2008 academic year, where he is majoring in International Environmental Policy, with minors in Asian Studies and Non-Violence.  He continues his work with music and the performing arts as Musical Director of CC’s a capella vocal group Room 46, performing with school, local bands and orchestras on percussion, and piano studies.  He is currently doing a summer internship with an environmental leadership training organization, GreenCorps, in San Francisco.


James Kirkham, of Pagosa Springs, is listed on the 2008 winter semester Dean’s List at Ft. Lewis College in Durango. He was also listed on the 2007 spring and winter semesters’ Dean’s List.

Kirkham has completed 15 or more credit hours and earned at least a 3.6 grade point average.

He is the son of Dot Kirkham and the late Jimmie Kirkham of Pagosa Springs.