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Cards of Thanks

Elementary school

The Pagosa Springs Elementary School would like to thank The Springs Resort for allowing the Jump Rope for Heart kids to swim there. We had a lot of fun! We would also like to thank Debbie Ray, Coach Kurt-Mason, and Coach Thompson for making it all happen.

On behalf of the third and fourth grade Jumprope for Heart kids, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Morgan Thompson


I wish to thank everyone for the pleasure and honor of your involvement in three events in my life over the past year.

• My 90th birthday celebration.

• My selection as the 2010 “Fair Lady.”

• The kind letter published in The SUN from the Silver Foxes Den.

I apologize for not expressing my appreciation sooner, but my life has been occupied with dental surgery, cataract surgery in both eyes and by a bad flu shot reaction.

I especially want to thank my granddaughter Patti Mettam and Don and Barbara Ford for all their efforts, and my great-grandson Vince Lamberton and great-great-grandson Colin Lamberton for attending my birthday party.

I extend my love and appreciation to all who attended and contributed and ask our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, to bless each and every one of you.

With love and appreciation,

Tinnie Lattin

Youth Center

Thank you for all the wonderful things that took place at the Pagosa Springs Youth Center this spring. Michelle Jamison celebrated her 50th birthday with hopes to support the food program at the center. After a wonderful celebration, $1,000 was donated to the center. Thank you Birthday Girl! Community United Methodist Church helped pay our winter gas and electric bills with an $800 grant from their Russ Hill Memorial Bazaar. El Pomar Foundation supported the work by donating $1,500 and an anonymous donation was made to continue to feed the kids after school and during the summer. Thank you to the library for our sofa, 4-H for cookie dough, Loaves and Fishes for great leftovers, and The Nerds for dedicating their first-place regional trophy to us. Thank you to Crossroad Fellowship for sponsoring our Youth Leadership training, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and Grace Evangelical for showing your support through your kind donations. Thank you Rotary Noon Club for your wonderful donation of two new computers and 4 Way Test Banner as we add a computer room to the center. Thank you John Voden for donating our newest pool table and special thanks to Ray and Robin Ball for setting it up.

Special recognition and a huge thank you to our AmeriCorps members Soledad Leo and Jo Ferko for continued dedication to our youth in Pagosa Springs.

Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair “Book Fair Carnival — Your Ticket to Read!” held at Pagosa Springs Elementary School during April and May was an outstanding success! Gross sales were over $7,200 which will translate into approximately $2,700 of profit. Additionally, the school library received $220 worth of new books and $150 of resource materials.

Thank you to all of the students, teachers, parents, relatives and friends who shopped at the Book Fair and for all the excitement about the event. It would be impossible to put on this two-week event without all of our willing and able volunteers. Huge gratitude goes to 31 individuals who decorated, unpacked and packed boxes, sorted books, staffed the cash register or assisted with Family Night: Elitza Bartz, Lavender Booth, Cheryl Bowdridge, Kendra Bridges, Ronnie Doctor, Sky Gabel, Treshunna Gonzales, Cheree Henderson, Lauri Heraty, Lindsey Hoover, Carmen Hubbs, Becky Jacobsen, Beth Jones, Lara Khung, June Landgraf, Drew Mackey, Debbie Mackey, Lindsey Mackey, Carol Nasralla, Jessica Perdee, Sanya Peterson, Dawn Robel, Kristen Roth, Tina Schroeder, Lisa Scott, Barbara Simpson, Ed Simpson, Liz Starks, Tensy Thatcher, Keely Whittington and Michelle Ziegler.

As always, we’d like to thank the school custodians, Jim Sellers and Jack Constant, and cafeteria manager Colleen Littleton for their assistance outside of their regular duties.

Pagosa Kiwanis Club members Ron Gustafson, Dan Howe, JB Smith, Nick Tallent, and Roy Vega provided extraordinary dinner service and kitchen assistance.

Finally, the highlight of our event was the evening with professional strongman Marshall White, emcee Cade White and strongman and bus captain Jacob Miskins.

Principal Lister, Superintendent DeVoti, teachers and staff, and the Pirate Mascot also added to the immense spirit of the event.

Thanks to everyone for making this school event so successful!

Lisa Scott and Debbie Mackey

Les Mis

The high school production of “Les Miserables” was a tremendous success in all ways! Thank you thank you cast and crew, you were beyond extraordinary! Also, special thanks to: PSHS, David Hamilton, Sean O’Donnell, Sally Neel, Darcy DeGuise, The Pagosa Springs SUN, KWUF, The Pagosa Journal, Old West Press, The Daily Post, Pagosa Springs Music Boosters, Linda Miller, Kurt Laverty, Jeff Schaupp, Lisa Hartley, Wendy Gardner, Donna and Jim Hudson, Sherwin Williams, Pagosa Do-It-Best, Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, FAMA, Bob Hemenger, “Raymond,” Johnny K, Grace Church, our families, our friends, our audience.

We are in deep gratitude to Brenda Richey, our scenic artist, for her dozens of work hours on the “Les Mis” set murals.

Big hugs and thanks to Bill Stine for his generous donations of time, equipment, supplies love and good humor in support of our production.

A huge thank you to Gary Morris, who offered a masters class workshop to the cast of “Les Mis,” and honored us with his solo rendition of “God On High.”

The PSHS Music and Theater Departments would like to offer their thanks to the Pagosa Springs Music Boosters organization for their mentoring and educational partnership with us, for their expertise and apprenticeships and for their sharing and loan programs, without which our shows could not be produced at such exceptional levels. Music Boosters supports every aspect of show production, from performance to set design, lighting, sound and costuming, sets and props. Music Boosters is the vehicle through which the community can support the performing arts in our schools.

“Les Mis” blew us all away!

Dale Morris


LASSO would like to thank Dr. Dwight Hooton and Dr. Greg Schick for the very informative horse clinic held May 7. Your support in the care of animals in this area is greatly appreciated. We feel extremely fortunate to have veterinarians who graciously give of their time and expertise. All of the attendees expressed how valuable the information you provided was to them. In addition, a special thanks to Petra Christensen, Parelli Level 2 instructor, for an interesting and educational presentation. Pagosa Feed and Nursery, Boot Hill Tack and Feed, thank you so much for your continued sponsorship. Thanks to the many who support LASSO and the volunteers who make these clinics possible.


Seeds of Learning and the Parent Advisory Committee would like to thank Jim Miller for helping create the opportunity to clean up Mary Fisher Park. Jim guided our efforts and supplied us with the tools and equipment to clean up the park. As a non-profit organization, supported by our community, we want to show our appreciation for your support.

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