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Thanks to all the generous participants that showed up and made both The Jerry Bolos Fighting Fund Competitive Shoot and the Silent Auction a super fun and successful event. As well, thanks to everyone who contributed items for the silent auction or brought a raffle ticket. Thanks also to all the businesses in town that donated Items to the silent auction. A special thanks to all those who volunteered their time; we could not put on this event without your help.

Jerry Bolos’ family and friends


A note of thanks to Pagosa County’s litterati.

We are so very lucky to live in such a beautiful and picturesque part of Colorado, which is, of course, at the heart of attracting our many tourists. In turn, the sense of community and civic pride in controlling litter here in Archuleta County and Pagosa Springs has been, and will continue to be, so important to the success of our tourism industry.

I am encouraged by Pagosa Country’s resource of organizations and concerned citizens, dedicated to educating and controlling litter in our wonderful community — on our roadways, in town and in the backcountry. As your kindred spirit, I join you in taking pride in our worthy accomplishment.

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone in Pagosa Country who has helped keep our community clean and green across the years. Following are our unsung heroes in the battle against litter. If I have missed any group, please forgive me, as no slight was intended.

American Legion; Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners; Archuleta County Democrats; Archuleta County Road and Bridge Department; Archuleta County Solid Waste Department; Archuleta School District; Aspen Springs Pride; Colorado Department of Transportation and Adopt-a-Highway; Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, dog walkers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Knights of Columbus; Mayor’s Green Panel on Litter Awareness and Education; PLPOA, Adopt a Street and volunteer residents; Pagosa Springs Parks and Recreation Department; Pagosa Springs Rotary Club; Pagosa Springs Town Council, Town Administration and Streets Department; Pagosa Women’s Club; “Pick Up Pagosa Country” campaigners; and San Juan Outdoor Club.

Ross Aragon


A special thanks to Dorothy, owner of Dorothy’s Restaurant, for hosting the benefit dance to raise money for David Velarde who was in a motorcycle accident in May.

David had an extensive stay at Albuquerque hospital, then was moved to Denver for rehab, and remains there still. Many blessings and thanks to all who attended and made the event possible.

An account has been set up in David’s name at Bank Of Colorado for anyone who would like to further lend their support to David and his family.

Sincere thanks,

on behalf of the entire Dave Velarde family

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library wishes to thank the following for contributing to another great book sale: all those friends and volunteers that helped with setting up, Lee Riley for the loan of his moving truck, Silver Dollar for saving all those flats, our wonderful firefighters for their labor, everyone who provided all the really great food and those boy scouts who helped with the tear down. Also, the general public for purchasing lots!

See you all again next year.

Donna Geiger


Thank you to the wonderful people of Pagosa Springs for their generous prayers, help, support and donations in the benefit held for Patricia Martinez-Daniels. A special thank you to the following: God, for only He works miracles; Gerald and Tina Martinez; Fred and Liz Martinez; Marty Martinez; Reyes Rivas; Baltazar Gallegos; Ashley Torres; Priscilla Martinez; Audrey Martinez; Dorothy Griego; Frances Griego; Lupe Sanchez; Tessie Curvey; Carmen Valdez; Women Helping Women; Joanne Irons; Don and Evelyn Donley; Beverly Bondag; Barbara Noriega; Eliza Lucero and Judy Cramer. If we forgot anyone, please forgive us.

May God continue to bless you.

Lenore Martinez,

Maria Martinez-Gallegos