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Cards of Thanks


I personally would like to thank all the folks at the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, as they completely outdid themselves at the December SunDowner and a lot of that was accomplished through the excellent help from Matt Sprowles and his ever-friendly staff at the Ecoluxe building at The Springs. Of course, it all couldn’t have happened without the gourmet hor d’oeuvres that were made and properly prepared for by the superb staff at the Alley House Restaurant. They were the most delicious and mouthwatering tidbits of food that could ever be consumed. The members of the Chamber that missed this SunDowner, missed one memorable evening that Pagosa has ever had, or at least for some time.

I’m quite sure that statement could be echoed by most, if not all that were in attendance at Wednesday evening’s get together at the Ecoluxe. That building afforded us one of the nicest settings that I’ve been to in a long time, including most of the new buildings in the Denver area. “We are uptown folks.”

Getting back to our Chamber friends, Mary Jo and Kimberley had their staff well prepared like the professionals they are, and all of us attending this event had the luxury of their attention all during the evening. Well done, Chamber.


Bob Sprague

St. Patrick’s

The people at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church wish to thank the 4-H Club, the Empty Bowls project, and all others who have contributed food to our Food Pantry during the month of December. As many of you know, the need for food is greater now than at any time in the history of our food pantry. The generosity of the people of Pagosa Springs is greatly appreciated, especially by those who are recipients of your kindness. Thanks to you, many people in Pagosa Springs will not have to go hungry during these cold winter months. God bless you!

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts of Pagosa Springs wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the following supporters of “The Girl Scout’s Gift of Christmas.”

Project sponsors: Home Again, Goodman’s Department Store, Pagosa Dental, Boss Hogg’s Restaurant,Wilson, Rea, Beckel and Assoc., CPA, Angel and Erlinda Gonzalez, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Ponderosa Home Center, Proline Plumbing, Koch Family Enterprises, BossTin, Your Wig Hair Salon, Terry’s Ace Hardware, Tracy Patane, Summit Ski and Sports, Taste of the Rockies, Family Dollar Store, WalMart, Pagosa Photography and The Floured Apron.

Additional donations received froml local businesses and residents: Pagosa Ski Rental, Next Door Decor, Shang Hai Restaurant, Eagle Mountain Mercantile, Shear Talk Salon, Pagosa Express Lube, Alco, Beverly Johnson and Gary and Alta Kimble.

Special thanks to Girl Scout parent volunteers John Unger, Mike Bradley and Jessie Jones for their help in decorating the family’s home.

Thank you to the Pagosa Springs community for all their help and support in making this a special Christmas for the Bacca family.


The people of the Community United Methodist Church would like to thank the following organizations who have given from their abundance to help those who are hungry during this time of great need.? It is because of organizations like these that Pastor Don Ford says “No one goes hungry in Pagosa Springs.”

“The Harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.” LUKE 10:2

Empty Bowls Program and the school board, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Grey Wolves, 4-H, Pagosa Mountain Hospital, Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation, Pagosa Fire District, La Plata Electric, Monday Bridge Group, Pilots at the Airport, City Market and all the other individuals and groups who continue to make donations to the CUMC food pantry.