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Cards of Thanks

Kids rodeo

On behalf of the Archuleta County Fair Board, the rodeo managers, and all the participants, we’d like to say thank you to all the generous sponsors that helped make the kids rodeo possible: A&M Construction and Excavation; Hard Times Concrete; Pagosa Rooter; Saddle-Up Outfitters; Boot Hill Tack and Feed; Colorado Rock and Dirt Excavation; Trapper Creek Outfitters; The Springs Resort and Spa; Wapiti Company; Summit Transport; Dorothy’s Restaurant; Scott Strategic Investments; Junction Restaurant; Squirrel’s Pub; and Lantern Dancer gallery.

Thank you also to the Busted Spur Rodeo Company; the Upper San Juan EMS crew; and all the great volunteers that gave their time and effort. The rodeo was a huge success


The Hinger family would like to thank every one in the community that supported Tate in the Second Annual River Run for Orphans (5K race) held in Durango last weekend. Tate more than doubled his support from last year and raised over $1,700 for the cause. The event netted over $23,000 for various organizations that care for and support orphans throughout the world. With 185 participants, Pagosa was well represented with our own J.D. Kurz winning the event. Please join us next year and get involved in the River Run for Orphans. For more information, call The River Church at 247-7777.

Youth Crew

Thanks to the Volunteer Youth Crew.

The youth from the community served 120 guests at the St. Patrick’s Shamrock Festival and did a fabulous job. Coleman Smith, Ben and Andie Miller, Tyler, Madison and Megan Greeley, Blake Irons, Michael Iverson, Robert Neel, Evan Greer, Jesse Lee, Mariah Mondragon, Julia Lelievre, Amber Onello, Jennifer Smith, Mesa Lynch, and the behind the scenes kitchen staff, Desiree Ewing, Sue Iverson, Michael DeWinter and Zack Irons.

Thank you to St. Patrick’s for supporting the youth in our community.


Appreciation goes out to all friends and family of Joseph “Billy” Chavez for all your support. Angela’s Flowers, thank you for the elegant flower arrangements. To who sent flowers, they were very respected, thank you. Padre Carlos and Deacon Jerry, thank you for preceding a wonderful vigil service and mass following. Las Guadalupanas, thank you for your participation in the luncheon. All of who donated and cooked food, thank you. Juanita Gallegos, Sarah Gallegos and Chris and Darlene Gallegos, thank you for leading such a beautiful rosary prayer. Mike Martinez, thank you for presenting your time in the preparation of the burial site. The White’s Family Funeral Home, thank you for all you did and for making “Billy” look tremendous. Thank you to all the pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. A special thanks to Shelby Chavez, Victoria Espinosa and Christopher Mannara for your magnificent courage.

The Chavez family

Housing collaborative

Habitat for Humanity and Colorado Housing, Inc. together as the Archuleta County Affordable Housing Collaborative would like to thank the many donors and volunteers that made our August Chamber Sundowner a fun event. A big thanks to Farrago Market Café for donating pizza, and to Pagosa Brewing Company, The Costume Pit Stop, The Overlook Mineral Springs Spa, ECB Creations and Plaza Liquor for donating our door prizes. Special thanks to Habitat for Humanity board members Terry Jackson, Jason Peterson, and Bob Moomaw and Colorado Housing, Inc. board members, Natalie Carpenter and Courtney King for supporting the event. Thanks.

Wildlife park

The Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park would like to say thank you to all who attended and donated to the annual fund-raiser on Saturday, Aug. 22: Shang Hai, DSP Pizzaria, Radio Shack, Betty Patrick, Jackie Reece, Barnwood Crafts, Images on Stone, Sodbusters, Choke Cherry Tree, Bacci Italian Restraunt, Upscale Resale, Floured Apron, Randy Albers, Ski and Bow Rack, Lantern Dancer, Rocky Mountain Candy Company, Citizens Bank, Victoria’s Parlor, Back Door, Peter and Rebekah Laue, Chato’s Mexican restaurant, Chuck Nyre, Slices of Nature, Darlene Raes, Elaine Kleckner, Goodmans Dept. Store, Rainbow Gifts, Home Again, Cheryl McMains, Spring Inn, Wayne Justus, Cloud 9 Chiropractic, Pagosa Outsiders, Pam Schoemig, Be Our Guest Bed and Breakfast, Paul and Jerri Rector, Maria Kolpin, Mud Shaver Car Wash, The Spa Motel, Carol Harper, Marilyn Krings, Boothill, Will Dunbar, Branding Iron, Marilyn Copley, Plaid Pony, Moonlight Books, Purple Sage Café, Boss Hogg’s, Pagosa Nursery and Feed, Doug and Linda Shelton, Touch Stone, Made in Colorado Shop, Rebecca Cortez, Shannon Daignault, Sherry Mellette, Malt Shop, Last Chance Mine, Jennifer Dean, Four Corners Framed Art, Darlene Raes, Pagosa Office Supply, Liberty Theatre, Treasures of the Rockies, Plaza Liquor, Jake Montroy, Ryan Montroy, Phil Janowski and Eddie Archuleta.


Hospice of Mercy would like to thank St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Pagosa Springs for their recent donation of $1,200. Church member and Hospice of Mercy volunteer Susie Reno has worked with the church to raise awareness about hospice care. We would like to thank all of the members of St. Patrick’s Episcopal for their generosity.