PAWSD the subject of next Wake Up Pagosa session

What constitutes a tap fee?

How are fees calculated in building a new facility or in renovation?

Do you know the conservation credits that are available to you?

Answers to these questions and many more will be part of the discussion at the July 7 Wake-Up Pagosa series, featuring representatives of the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District.

This breakfast series is designed to give the community first-hand information on particular topics and issues in the community. It is a forum in which questions from the audience can be addressed and the presenter can also learn of concerns expressed by audience members.

The breakfasts are held at the Pagosa Mountain Hospital, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The cost is $8 for Chamber members, $10 for nonmembers. Walk-ins are welcome; however, space is limited, so call the Chamber to reserve your slot. Reservations are given first preference. We look forward to another informative breakfast session on July 7.

Gear up for the Fourth

Numerous activities for the fourth of July are in the works.

Enjoy Patriotic Night at the community center on July 1. The Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo begins July 2 and continues July 3 and 4.

Applications for the Fourth of July Parade, with its theme of “America the Beautiful,” are available now at the Chamber. We can either fax you an application, or you can stop by and pick one up. The parade route will be the same as always, however there is one important change: parade participants will not be able to hand out goodies or information until they reach Lewis Street. There is just too much traffic from 8th Street to the Lewis Street intersection, and the danger of someone getting injured is too great. Please be aware of this change.

The fireworks display will take place at the high school fields, with live music, food provided by the Knights of Columbus, the Bounce House by P.S. Just for Fun, and other treats beginning around 5 p.m. This is not an open-vendor venue. If you are interested in selling or displaying a product, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 264-2360.

The Arts and Crafts Fair will be in full swing from July 3-5. Fabulous and unique crafts will be available for three days at tents set up from Town Park to Centennial Park.

Mark your calendars now for a fun filled weekend. A schedule of activities will be posted in the next couple of weeks.


The Springs Theatre Company continues with their dinner theatre presentation of “The Plot Thickens,” by Rick Artis. The barbecue dinner presentations will take place June 19 and 20 at the Harman Park Pavilion. Tickets are $28 for adults and $20 for children, 12 and under. You can purchase tickets at the Plaid Pony or online at


Those crazy nuns are back with “Meshuggah-Nuns!,” presented by the Music Boosters. Performances at the high school theater begin at 7 p.m. June 26 and continue on June 27 at 7 p.m. and June 28 at 2 p.m. The shows also run July 1, 2, and 3 at 7 p.m. As the nuns embark on a cruise, the audience is in store for a lot of laughs. Tickets are available at the Chamber, at the door or online at

Membership news

We have a number of renewals this week and they include: Home Again; Wild Spirit Gallery; Design a Sign; Pagosa Springs Office Supply; the Alpine Inn of Pagosa Springs; Abba Eye Care; Clifford Construction; and the San Juan Appraisal Group.

Summer continues to remain busy with plenty of activities for everyone. Although the Community Picnic encountered some bad weather and got rained out, we will offer this great event at another date. There’s still time to enjoy great trips or dinners soon.