Cards of Thanks

National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society would like to thank the following people and businesses for their encouraging words, support and generous gifts: Subway West, and East, McDonald’s, Sandie’s Car Wash LLC, Terry’s Ace, The Springs Resort and Spa, Pagosa Dental, The Malt Shoppe, Stephanie Hill, Tim Brown Const. LLC and Tim Brown Properties LLC, Wolf Creek Ski Area, Sherwin Williams, San Juan Dental Hygiene, City Market West, City Market Downtown, Quest Aerospace Inc, Sonic, Ponderosa Lumber, Lantern Dancer, Treasures of the Rockies, PQC Builders, KFC/Taco Bell, J.R. Towing, Pizza Hut, Floured Apron, Quizno’s, Benny and Lupita Gallegos, Boss Hogg’s, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Rio Grande Savings and Loan, Boss Tin, JJ’s Upstream Restaurant, Wells Fargo Bank, Eco Safe Septic Systems, Design-a-Sign, Centerpoint Church, The Rose Café, Ski and Bow Rack, Shang Hai Restaurant, Ole Miner’s Restaurant and Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant.

Builders Association

The Builders Association of Pagosa Springs and Ronnie Zaday, chair of the 2009 Home and Garden Show, would like to thank the many people and agencies that made the Home and Garden Show a success — with their time, expertise, and energy they helped “Build a Better Community.” Thank you: Home and Garden Show committee, Builders Association board, 60 exhibitors, K.K. Paddywhacks Embroidery, LLC, Mountain West Insurance, and Mountain Home Sound and Security, Design-a-Sign, At Your Disposal, Alpine Toilets, PC Servant, Old West Press, raffle managers, food vendors: Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant and Eddie B Cookin’, Archuleta County-Greg Schulte, Frank Martinez, Chris Scarpa, Chris Tanner, Cindi Galabota, Archuleta Seniors, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, County Extension staff, Ponderosa (Sterling Lumber), Hart Construction, Colorado Mounted Rangers, KWUF, Charlie from A&P Tents, and our sponsors: Platinum — Hart Construction and Ponderosa Lumber; Gold — Zaday Home Builders and Sherwin Williams; Bronze — First Southwest Bank, Doors & More, and Eco-Safe Septic. A huge thank you to our volunteers who worked through the weekend to make everything so special: Amanda Brown, Lee and Pauline Murphy, Dale and Carol Verrilll, Dick Warring, Dusty Pierce, Brayden Mitchell, Tamara Gayhart, Summer Tucker, Katelyn McRee, Max Miller, Shanna King, Madison and Morgan Lewis, Nicole and Devon Jurcak, and Mikala Hart. And a special thanks to Toby Hinson for her dedicated support through the planning and implementation of the show.


On the weekend of April 16 and 17, Hospice of Mercy held its annual 20-hour training requirement for Hospice volunteers. I would like to thank the 18 community members from Archuleta and La Plata counties that attended. The commitment is quite large and for many can be very exhausting. Hospice cannot be without the volunteers, so our gratitude goes out to all of those folks who spent their time with us. Special thanks to Bread for the generous donation of baked goods for the participants to enjoy, and to Mercy Regional Medical Center for the space to hold the training in.


Kati Bachman


I want to thank all of the people of Pagosa whom helped my family through the difficult time of my Mom, Patty, passing away. I cannot begin to express how much the generosity has meant to me — all of the kind words, the organizing of the service and the donations. Without this, I don’t know how we would have gotten through such a difficult time. This has just been another reminder of why my Mom loved it here so much.

Shellie, Nakeisha, Arianna Morrison?and Brandon Gunn