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Cards of Thanks

National Jr. Honor Society

The National Jr. Honor Society would like to thank the following businesses and people for?our congratulatory gifts. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness: Wolf Creek Ski Area; Sandie’s Car Wash LLC; The Springs Resort; Sonic; Choke Cherry Tree; Ponderosa Lumber; Bank of the San Juan’s; JJ’s Upstream; The Malt Shoppe; Wells Fargo; Citizens Bank; Doc and Ronnie Doctor; City Market Uptown;? City Market Downtown; Pagosa Homestead Properties; Quest Rocketry; Terry’s Ace; Pagosa Dental; Lantern Dancer; Subway; Boss Tin; McDonald’s; Ski and Bow Rack; Marianne and Randy Hall; Radio Shack; Day Spring Chiropractic; The Rose Cafe; Sherwin Williams; Floured Apron; and Lucero Tire.

We would also like to thank Pam Levonius all her work with the NJHS.


The staff at Pagosa Springs Junior High School would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our volunteers who have given selflessly of their time and energy throughout the 2009-2010 school year. It would take far too much space to name everyone who volunteered, but to give the public a general idea of how many volunteers it takes to pull off a successful school year, see below.

Bandelier — 20 volunteers per trip for three days; track —12 volunteers for each home meet; football — four volunteers for each home game; basketball — four volunteers for each home game; volleyball— volunteers for each home game; wrestling — 11 volunteers for each home meet; concessions — two volunteers for each home event; Veteran’s Day — 10 volunteers; soccer — six volunteers, including coaches; school Accountability Committee — six volunteers.

If you total each one of these volunteers and multiply it by the number of events, it results in over a hundred people and multiple hundreds of man hours. We could not do it without you. Thank you so much.


Thank you to everyone who donated and purchased goods at the bake sale for Ruthie Montoya on May 15. Also, thank you to everyone who generously baked. A special thank you goes out to Amber, Dominic and Sierra Montoya for helping to put the bake sale together. I truly appreciate all the support and help.

Sophie Jacobson


We would like to thank Kitzel Farrah and her staff for giving up their Saturday to present an excellent Equine Shot Clinic, as well as informative seminars about equine parasite control and equine dentistry.

It’s great to see that our equine professionals are willing to do this for horse owners. The unfortunate thing is that there were not many participants, which leads me to wonder why. I know there are a good many horse owners here in Archuleta County, but for some reason, which we cannot fathom, they don’t take advantage of what is offered for our and our horses’ benefit.

I do hope that horse owners open their eyes and really help support our professionals; otherwise these seminars and clinics will not be available, which would be a real shame.

Once again, Dr. Farrah, many thanks to you and your staff, as well as Derek, who provided a very tasty barbecue. And thanks to Eric Johnson and his wife for traveling from Colorado Springs to bring us some very useful information on equine parasite control.


Pattie O’Brien and Steffy Hodge

Girl Scouts

On behalf of the Girl Scout troops of Pagosa Springs, I want to say a belated thank you to the Pagosa community for supporting our girls during the Girl Scout cookies sales this season. We had 37 girls from six different troops braving the cold weather, selling cookies to their neighbors, teachers and friends and at booth sales. We sold almost 8,000 boxes of cookies right here in Pagosa Springs. Because of your generosity and support, that brought in over $4,000 to our troops and to our community. Thank you so much. And look for us again next year.

Carole Nasralla

Raft trip

Pagosa Springs Junior High School students and staff would like to give a big thank you to Wayne Walls and Wilderness Journeys for providing our eighth-grade students with an incredible rafting adventure on their last day of school. Because of your generosity and help, our eighth-grade students had a memorable time and fun last day at the junior high.