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Cards of Thanks


A huge thank you to all of the businesses who made Our Savior Lutheran Preschool’s“ A Night to Remember” a success. We could not have done it without everyone’s donations and hard work. I would like to thank the following people and businesses:

Bill and Keely Whittington and the staff at The Springs Resort Hotel, Jeff Laydon, Rhonda Ash, Mount-N-Man Taxidermy, Hydro Cut, Ron and Deborah Parker, LPEA, Bull Chic, OK Nails, Eagle Mountain Mercantile, Pagosa Skin Therapy, Margie Richter at Morning Star Jewelry, Mike and Alicia Brodner, Lantern Dancer, Navajo Trail Rental, Old Time Photos-Photos by Griz, Critter Outfitters, Wendy Jasso Grooming, Waggin Tails Pet Grooming, The Spa, Body Works, Pagosa Brewing Company, Dan Meyer, Pagosa Feed Company, Durango Wal-Mart, Pedal and Powder, Old West Spirits, Alco, Grace youth group, City Market, Best Rate Automotive, Heaven’s Tiny Treasures, Made in Colorado Shoppe, Ace, Your Wig, The Club, Cherry Cement Salon, Healing Waters Wellness Center, Chato’s, Pagosa Ice Cream Company, Goodman’s, Mountain Home Sound and Security, Upscale Resale, Pagosa Gym, The Outfitter, Antiques and Shabby Sheek, Alpen Haus Ski Center, Overlook Hot Springs Spa, Springs Gymnastics and Dance, Ski and Bow Rack, Summit Ski, Elkhorn, Boot Hill, Wolf Creek Ski Area, San Juan Veterinary Hospital, Pagosa’s Homeschool group, Next Door Decor, Diane, Ron, Tanya and Sylvia at Sheer Talk, Mountain Spirits, Kips, Sears, Buck Stops Here, Lori Unger, Dan Kuening, Roy and Betsy Gill, Mark and Kathy Young- At Your Disposal, Ramon’s, Boss Hogg’s, Alley House Grille, Cafe Colorado, Best Western Corporation in Dulce, N.M., Pagosa Express Lube, Chavolo’s, Stacey Lewis, Irene Mueller, Amy Martinez, Jami Gurule, Melissa Snarr, Tiffany Wilkins, Tosha Smith, Annette McInnis, and the church and school board at Our Savior Lutheran Preschool. We appreciate everything that you do for our community. Have a blessed year.

Deborah Hainer


I can’t begin to thank all of those who were involved in helping make this year’s Soup for the Soul another successful event. We owe our success to the participating restaurants, volunteers, staff and local high school students. Because of your time and generosity, we will be able to provide more care for our hospice patients and families. The generous silent auction donating artists and local businesses also enabled us to raise additional funds for hospice.

We could not have put on the event without the help from all our wonderful volunteers and staff. A special thank you to Carol Treat and Marjie Wilson for coordinating the auction and centerpieces and Jeff Laydon for photography.

I would specifically like to thank the students of Cynthia Toner at Pagosa Springs High School for helping with the event: Silas Thompson, Dylan K.?Koch, Travis Loran, Kelsea Anderson, Megan Davey, Toni Stoll, Kalie Ray, Kevin Crow, Markin Garbias, Evan Brookens, Garrett Stoll, Sarah Stuckwish, Mele Lelievre, Tayler McKee, Lars Schneider, Danielle Pajak, Kylie Johnson, Devyn Doctor, Rolle Graveson,? Madlyn Davey and Gabby Pajak.

Thank you to Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce and Moonlight Books for assistance with ticket sales.

If you’re yearning for more soup, join us on March 23 for Soup for the Soul in Durango at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Local Durango restaurants will offer their favorite soups and appetizers. For more information, visit

With sincere appreciation,

Tina Gallegos, Senior Clinical Manager

Hospice of Mercy and Mercy Home Health


Many thanks to all who made the first annual Heart Beat Ball, a fund-raiser for the Pagosa Springs Medical Center, such a huge success. The Pagosa Lodge for the donation of their fine facility, the DJ, the volunteers who assisted with the auction, especially our live auctioneers Bob Hite and Steve Levy, along with their beautiful wives modeling all the fine jewelry. The food, we can’t forget the food! Delicious morsels were brought in from Boss Hogg’s, Austin Bar-B-Q, Alley House Grille, Dorothy’s, DSP Pizza, Christine’s Cuisine and Colorado Cowboy Catering. We had nearly 100 auction items and with ticket sales, we are anticipating a final dollar amount at nearly $10,000 with a cost of less than $400 to host the event. A very special bow to Wildflower Floral and Gift Gallery for all the table centerpieces and the gorgeous front entry arrangement. Again, so many individuals and local merchants opened their doors and hearts to our town and hospital, so kudos to all of you for your fine efforts. We’ll be back next year, bigger and better. And the beat goes on ...

Tari Woods

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