Cards of Thanks


Heartfelt gratitude is extended to PLPOA staff members Carol Griego, Jerry Heber, David Kenyon, Larry Lynch, Arthur Maez, Gloria Petsch, Joseph Rivas, Sirri Thompson, Barbara Tsonis, Waste Management of Four Corners — its district manager, Dennis Gallegos, and employees Marie Gillingham and Chris Chavez — and residents for their participation in a successful Project Cleanup. With supports, with a foundation, we can build a community.


Margaret Gallegos

Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association, Inc.


On behalf of our entire family we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to everybody who reached out to us during our time of loss. The cards, flowers, phone calls and words of encouragement were an overwhelming gesture of humanity and kindness.

 We would like to extend an extra special thank you to the members of the Pagosa Bible Church, the staff at uptown City Market, Nancy Vigil, Tim and Lucy McAvoy and the Valdez family. Your generosity and compassion will never be forgotten.

 The family of Chris J. Maes


The Toth family would like to say thank you so much for everyone’s kindness following Nick’s accident.  It means the world to all of us.  Words can not describe our gratitude for the phone calls, visits, food, cards, and the extra help (in many ways).  We would also like to say a special thank you for the prayer quilt from the members of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.  Nick is doing great — minus a few digits. Please take the time to check out  There are more than 60,000 injuries a year, and over 3,000 amputations a year from table saws.  That is one injury every nine minutes.

Thank you again; we are forever grateful. 

Carrie, Nick, Nicky, Jackson and Harrison Toth

Community center

A heartfelt thank you to all the businesses, organizations, corporations and our Halloween elves for helping to make the Halloween party a huge success. There was over 1100 Trick or Treaters through the doors.  Kiwanis, A&P Tents, Abba Eye Care, Affordable Kitchens, Alco, Alley House and Farragos, Alpine Glass, Archuleta Housing, Art and Framing, Aspen Springs Realty II, Astara Boutique, Bank of Colorado, Bank of the San Juans, Bucks Stops Here, Ray Finney, Gloria Haines, CenturyTel, Chato’s, Christine’s Cuisine, City Market Downtown, City Market Uptown, Colorado Dream Homes, Coyote Hill Lodge, DeClark Granite, Duplicate Bridge Group, Exit Realty, Goodmans Dept. Store, Hart Construction, Jaynes Corp., Jann Pitcher Real Estate, Jim’s Locks and Key, McDonalds, Keyah Grande, Kiwanis Key Club, Knights of Columbus, Knoblauch Mountain Log Homes, LPEA, Monograms Plus, Mountain Home Sound & Security, New York Life, Pagosa Artisans Co-op, Pagosa Baking Co., Pagosa Brewing Co., Pagosa Candy Co., Pagosa Dental, Pagosa Lodge, Pagosa Morning Rotary, Pagosa Peak Custom Fireplaces, Chamber of Commerce, PS Welcoming Service, PC Servant, Peak to Peak Tile, Just for Fun, Arts Council, Pagosa Brew Pub, Pagosa Insurance, Piedra Automotive, Resport, Real-estate Investments, Marta Bonsignore, Rotary afternoon club, San Juan Outdoor Club, Shell station, Sonic, Southwest Custom Builders, Summit Ski and Sports, Special Olympics, Pagosa Springs Assoc. of Realtors, Professional Insurance, Pinewood Inn, The Outfitters, The Real Choice, Vacation Station, Jim Mudroch, Abel and Marina Solis, Ahuva Novak, Anne Rassich, Ben Douglas, Beverly Chester, Nancy Grovhog, Beverly Arendell and Ben Bagwell, Bob and Janis Moomaw, Brenda McCooney, Ron and Cindy Gustafson, Todd and Kellie Stevens, Jim McDermaid, Claudia and Jack Rosenbaum, Dennis & Dana Ford, Diana Baird, Dick Babillis, Dru Sewell, Eddie Bennett, Erma Mesa, Garry Lassman, Gloria Smith, Hope, Molly and Heidi Walker, Ingrid Dorgin, Jennifer Hedrick, Jerry LaQuey, Jeanne Pepper, Judy Cramer, June Geisen, Ken and Linda Morrison, Lisa Scott, Maureen Munroe, Jim Plant, Nancy Hay, Bob Monjure, Mark McAnelly, Marsha Hill, Matilda Villalobos, Nancy Seay, Patti and Jack Theisen, Pastin’s, Peggy and Dick Carrai, Desiree Pastin, Aleisha Young, Isaiah Thompson, Peter Morey, Jacob Anderson, Ron Chacey, Stan and Lori Church, Sue Balloon Lady, Sue McGuire, Thea Lanier, Winnie Paulovich, Colton Polozynski, Austin Marchand, Casey and Denise Mudroch, Alexis Lowen, Dustin Spencer, Lyn Johnson and Tim Horning  Sorry to anyone we may have missed and thank you to all who left treats and no name.

Pagosa Springs Community Center staff


Another Domestic Violence Awareness Month passes with great success due to those who believe in our work and what we do for victims everyday.  Most importantly, we are truly grateful for the brave survivors of domestic violence for sharing their stories and emotions on their thoughtfully decorated T-shirts.  These T-shirts will always be especially touching as they were the first ones to start our inaugural Clothesline Project.   We would also like to sincerely thank the Community Center and the Sisson Library for displaying our inaugural shirts; the Town of Pagosa Springs for the purple Domestic Violence ribbons on their lamp posts; and the Pagosa Springs Sun for presenting our articles.  Together we can end domestic violence.


Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program board, volunteers and staff.

Mind UR Head

Mind UR Head would like to thank the sponsors of our third annual Halloween party’s “Safe Ride Home” program. Sponsors donated money for radio airtime about the program and fuel used by our volunteers, as well as prizes to be given away. They are: Pagosa Liquor, The Critter Outfitter, The Costume Pitstop and The Outfitter on Putt Hill. Special thanks to Kathy Frey of PRECO for the cash prizes for best costumes. Thanks go to our “designated drivers” Tim McAvoy, Shane Lane and Joe Behr. We must also thank Jim Stone at the Buffalo Inn for having the show. Mattie, Robin, Carl and Amy worked so hard, you guys rock! Carl, thanks for the decorating help, too. Donations of bed sheets were supplied by Pagosa Lodge, First Inn, Pine Ridge and The Springs Resort. Thank you so much; the bus looked fantastic. We look forward to next year’s Halloween Bash; wait to see what the bus is going as next year.

Mind UR Head


Dear Pagosa residents and all dear friends:

I must hold the record for the number of “cards of thanks” I’ve had in the paper in the last 14 months. So here goes. My most heartfelt gratitude for all of your love and prayers throughout this most difficult time for myself and my mother, Peggy. You have lifted me and aided me on my way to being a breast cancer survivor.

My job is becoming apparent — give hope and help others. Thank you for your continued kindness and support. I pray for all of you and your loved ones in these most difficult times.

With gratitude and joy,

Terri Pritchard and Peggy Zelder