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Cards of Thanks

Hospice of Mercy

The Pagosa Springs staff of Hospice of Mercy would like to thank the Mountain View Homemakers’ President Mary Webb and all the ladies for the beautifully sewn comfort pillows.

These fine ladies select fabric, sew and deliver comfort pillows for use by our patients in the Archuleta County area. Many of our patients are bedbound and these pillows provide support, both physically and emotionally. We are most grateful for their generous donation of time, labor and materials.

Tina Gallegos

Clinical director

Mercy Home Health and Hospice


Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County would like to thank First Southwest Bank for the large donation of a variety of brand new construction materials. We would also like to thank Lee Riley for the use of his truck to transport the materials. Finally, we would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped load and unload the materials. In absence of a Habitat Restore in Pagosa Springs, we will be selling donated materials at the Restore in Durango and receiving a majority of the proceeds. If you would like to learn more about donating to Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County, call 264-6960.


The staff, board of directors and partner families with Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County would like to give a BIG thank you to everyone who participated in the Harlem Ambassadors show on March 7th. We would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors, Bank of the San Juans and The Spa @ Pagosa Springs. We would also like to thank the Habitat Hammers basketball team and volunteers for your time and energy. Finally, we would like to thank everyone who braved the weather to attend the game! If you would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County, please call 264-6960.

Cindi Galabota

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Saturday, March 20, volunteers from Pagosa Springs and Durango gathered at Rolling Thunder Lanes in Ignacio for Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Bigs and Littles also came to celebrate the day, many of the Littles enjoying their first bowling experience.

I want to thank the sponsors of Bowl For Kids’ Sake, incuding The Springs Resort and Spa (platinum sponsor), Jack and Katy Threet (silver sponsors), St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Citizens Bank, and Scott Strategic Investments, (bronze sponsors), Bank of Colorado and Pamela Lynd of Pagosa Mountain Morning Rotary Club (Big sponsors), La Plata Electric Association and The Spa (lane sponsors), and the enthusiastic teams of bowlers. I extend thanks to Siri Schuchardt and Cherlyn Gwin who proved to be tireless helpers and organizers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters simply could not exist in Pagosa Springs without this valuable support.

I wish everyone could see what I see in the smiles on the faces of these children, enjoy their hugs, and hear their thanks for allowing them so many wonderful opportunities. But, since that is not possible, I will offer thanks on their behalf.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Sally L. Neel

Community Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters


We, the 2009-2010 girls’ high school basketball team, would like to thank our local community for all your support this season. So many of you showed us support at home, and we also had a tremendous following to our away games. Both our district tournament games and our sub-region playoff games were nearly sold out.

We send a very special thank you to the local fire department, the Town of Pagosa Springs police, the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Department and the elementary and intermediate schools for the amazing send-off to Fort Collins for the state tourney; the high school student council for the gift bags for our trip; the parents who decorated the bus and prepared coolers of food, drinks and snacks for our ride up; the high school administration for their support; and to our loyal fans who made the long haul to Fort Collins to support us at the state tournament. Thanks again!

Lady Pirates of 2010: Coach Wes Lewis; assistants Nicolle Looper and Norma Slade; seniors Victoria Espinosa and Megan Bryant; juniors Breezy Bryant, Mary Brinton, Sienna Stretton, Magan Kraetsch, Cheyenne Dixon and Kyrra Condon; sophomores Brooklynn DuCharme, Destiny Soto, Leslie Baughman; and freshmen Haleigh Zenz, Sienna Espinosa and Elle McGinn