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Cards of Thanks


Perhaps you joined us

At the Mass of Christian Burial,

Perhaps you sent a lovely card,

Or sat quietly in a chair.

Perhaps you sent a lovely bouquet

If so we saw it there.

Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,

As any friend could say;

Perhaps you were not there at all,

Just thought of us that day,

Whatever you did to console our hearts,

We thank you so much whatever the part.

A very special thank you to Reverend Carlos Alvarez for a beautifully personal and meaningful Rosary Vigil and Mass of Christian Burial from Immaculate Heart of Mary and Pope John Paul II Catholic Church; to Steve Van Horn and Bill Norton for providing the extraordinary music; to Gene Tautges and Theresa Iserman for an outstanding pictorial/audio presentation of Ethel’s life; to Deacons Jerry Sadler and Pat McKenzie; to the altar servers, mass gift bearers, readers, Eucharistic ministers and office staff of the Church; to friends and Guadalupana Ladies who prepared, brought and served food at the funeral luncheon; to Don Strait for his constant support to Ethel and the family; to the Cassio Group for the memorial booklet; to the gracious and loving Senior Center staff and volunteers who brought meals and cheer to Ethel during her long illness; to loving, compassionate caregivers Cindy Eaklor, Vikki Thompson and Connie Langseth; to nurse Helen from Durango; to Dr. Evette Polezynski, her staff and nurses Ruth and Diane for extraordinary loving, compassionate and professional care; and for the outstanding, professional, loving care from Mercy Home Health Care and Hospice.

We are very appreciative of the gentle comfort provided, the lovely funeral cards and professionalism of Hood Mortuary.

We are truly blessed to have received so much love, support, compassion, comfort and sympathy from our dear community.

With heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to each person that had a part in her life of generosity. She was truly a kind and lovely Lady who made a difference in the lives of many.

The Family of Ethel Irene Campbell Poma

Aspen Springs

Aspen Springs Metropolitan District and Aspen Springs Community Pride would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all of the folks who came out and enjoyed our community potluck with us on July 22. More than 75 people attended the event. All six units of Aspen Springs had representation, and we had the pleasure of several guests. All five members of Aspen Springs Metropolitan District were in attendance: Pat Ullrich, Glenn Robinson, Dick Warring, Claudia Smith and Holly Fulbright. Special thanks goes to Archuleta County Commissioner John Ranson for coming, as well as Archuleta County Commissioner candidate Michael Whiting. Adrian Archuleta of the Division of Wildlife shared some information about bears and deterring them. Archuleta County Emergency Services also had Tim, Christina and Brian available to answer questions regarding fire mitigation, FireWise and red zoning. Ron and Cindy Gustafson were so gracious as to supply paper goods for the event. Our gratitude goes to Maria Olson of Turkey Springs Trading Post for supplying ice and delicious baked goods. Thanks must also be extended to Bob, Dick and Ronnie who had a steady stream of burgers and hot dogs available for all to enjoy. However, it would not have been such a success without the presence of our Aspen Springs Community; it is truly the people that make Aspen Springs great.

American Legion

The American Legion would like to thank our co-sponsor, Four Corners Distributing (Budweiser), our banner sponsors, American Legion Auxiliary, Boot Hill, Pagosa Bar/Silver Dollar, Bob’s LP, Sky Ute Casino, Terry’s Ace Hardware, our umpires, scorekeepers, Andy Gonzales, Fred Manzarez and our clean-up crew. We would like to also thank everyone else who helped us with our softball tournament.

Thank you,

Julian Archuleta, American Legion


There are many people to thank for their contributions and participation at the High Rollers dance/concert benefit last Friday evening. To begin with we’d like to say “thank you” to everyone who helped get the word out. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout. Thanks to Stacy Kirby of the Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to share the park, and Jim Miller and Chris Gallegos of the Town of Pagosa Springs for working with us to get things ready. Thank you to those who donated and worked hard to prepare concessions, particularly Linda Janowsky and her mother, Jessie Brumley, Mary Jo Janowsky for donating drinks, and, of course, Mike Branch for the delicious brisket and pulled pork. Thanks to the many people who made the event fun by their attendance and participation, and for all those who donated, particularly Pat and Debbie Candelaria and Boot Hill for their generous contributions. And once again, thanks to the High Rollers who put on another great show, this time in spite of the heat. (The High Rollers have now played for us through every type of weather known to Pagosa except snow.) Proceeds from the event will be used primarily to defray travel costs in the upcoming year. Regardless of how you found out about it or why you were there, thanks to all for making it a fun evening in Town Park.


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