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Cards of Thanks

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 3459 recently concluded a food drive and donated all the collected food to the Methodist Church as one of their chosen activities to serve the community. The Girl Scouts would like to thank all the individuals and families who donated non-perishable food items, as well as the following organizations for their willingness to “host” food donation boxes as part of this effort: Pagosa Springs Elementary School, Post Office, Ponderosa, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Wells Fargo, Alco, Parts City Auto Parts and the fire staion on North Pagosa Boulevard.

Arts Alliance

One could feel the excitement and the possibilities in the air at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts Open House held on Nov. 12 at the new theater building on Eagle Drive.  More than 400 attendees toured the new space, filled with art and sculpture, theater props, sets, puppets and costumes.  Guests of all ages filled the rooms with energy, hope, fun and animated conversation.  The open house was a collaborative venture, as the Pagosa Springs Arts Alliance partnered with Tim and Laura Moore to introduce the community to the project.  We worked with the Arts Council, Wild Spirit Gallery, Robert Garcia and other local individual artists to fill gallery space.  Music Boosters provided many of the costumes, props and set pieces on display.  Local eateries and caterers including Plaza Grille, Nello’s, Alley House, Pagosa Baking Company, Tari Woods, and Ahuva Novack provided delicious and tasty foods to enjoy.  Entertainers donating their time were  Stephanie Jones, Randall Davis, Bob Hemenger, Chad MacCluskey, John Graves, Johnny K, Larry Elginer, the “Plaids” from Music Boosters — Joseph Portal, Jarret Heber, Tim Moore, Robert Neel — Sue Anderson, Sally Neel, Tony Saladino, Valley Lowrance, Kate Kelley, Heidi Tanner, Nancy Smith, Laith Scherer, Music Boosters “Annie” orphans ­— Hannah Hemenger, Ella Hemenger, Zoe Geraghty, Taylor Jones, Elsa Lindner, Hayley Mitchell and Matt Brunson. and thanks also go to Rob Shoffner for the loan of the baby grand piano.  The Arts Alliance thanks everyone who volunteered, donated time and talents and our wonderful community for supporting this exciting venture that began as a dream in 2002. 


The staff at the Ross Aragon Community Center would like to thank the following people for their generous time at the Festival of Trees; Key Club Members, Tyler Fearon, Roxana Palma, Rocio Palma, Gabriela Gonzales, P.S. I Love Red Hats, Janis Moomaw, Nancy Strait, Ruben and Erma Mesa, Richard and Barbara Ferrick, Tim Horning, Tom and Kathy Zilhaver, Joanne Howell, Beverly Arrendell, Jake and Bryon Montoya.

Thank you and have a happy holiday season.


A note of thanks to all of the people at Pagosa Mountain Hospital for their compassionate and competent care provided my wife, Peggy Hill, over the past week. From the emergency room last Sunday to the release today, Friday, it could not have been better. Special thanks to Drs. Galloway and Marshall and to Mary, Ginger, Suzie, Maureen, Mo, Carey and all the rest. Pagosa Springs is fortunate to have such a fine facility.

Bob Hill


Pagosa Mountain Hospital and Clinic would like to sincerely thank the residents of Pagosa Springs for attending our open house on Nov. 10. Over 300 people entered the hospital’s doors to see the tremendous progress that has been made in both the hospital and the clinic. We appreciate your interest in the hard work that has been accomplished over the past year, and we hope to continue to create a medical facility to meet the needs of everyone in this community.


Brad Cochennet