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PLPOA board appoints new director

At its special meeting a fortnight ago, the PLPOA Board of Directors interviewed applicants who volunteered to fill the irregular vacancy on the board as a result of the resignation of Gregg Mayo.

Once the interviews were complete, Tim Jennings was chosen to serve until the next election in July.

Tim and his wife, Deborah, have owned a home here since 2005 and moved here full time this past July. The Jennings previously lived in Littleton, Colo., for 30 years.

Tim has a long history of being involved in civic associations and has already been involved in local Pagosa events.

Jennings, when asked why he wanted to participate on the board, said, “I want to become involved with our community, better understand what the association contributes to the community and hopefully bring new ideas to the board.”

Tim has had previous experience as a board member for a community association, and our directors are pleased to welcome Tim to their ranks. Tim has expressed interest in running for election by the full membership in July.

The board is thrilled to have a new perspective added to their brain trust, and also thanks Gregg Mayo for his years of service to the PLPOA and wishes him well. Be sure to thank Gregg and welcome Tim if you see them.

Property owners in Pagosa Lakes who are not already receiving the weekly news flash from the association’s general manager, but would like to, please sign up on the website, The purpose of this weekly news flash is to keep members of the association informed. You can also communicate with your association via e-mail by going to the website.

Ice fishing tournament

The Pagosa Lakes annual ice fishing tournament at Village Lake this past Saturday was a great success. More than 200 contestants (150 adults and 54 children) turned out for the tournament. The fishing was good and the weather even better. Most of the anglers were successful with the different species. All the children received a prize and almost every child caught multiple fish.

I would like to acknowledge the work put forth by members of the PLPOA’s Department of Property and Environment — Larry Lynch, Joe Rivas, Jerry Heber and Rick Starr — who pulled this tournament together. A thank you is also extended to Eagle Mountain Mercantile for sponsoring the event. Eagle Mountain Mercantile donated a number of door prizes and also subsidized the individual prizes for the children.

All the money from tournament ticket sales was returned to winners in cash prizes. One hundred and sixty-five dollars was awarded to each of the following contestants: Jeremy Smith (largest perch), Richard Escalante (largest crappie), Barry Barnes (largest bass) and Bill Laredo (largest trout). Winning catches were determined by weight. The Grand Slam winner, Jason Bandy, took home $200 for having caught one of each species — a trout, a bass, a bluegill and a perch.

Rec center update

The pools and hot tub at Pagosa Lakes Recreation Center will be closed for cleaning, maintenance and repairs from Monday, Feb. 6, to Thursday, Feb. 9. The rest of the facility will remain open. We hope to have the pools and the hot tub fully operational by 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. However, we may not be able to have the pool water temperature up to its 84 degrees by that day as the water coming from the pool fill valve is cold — between 45-47 degrees. Call us at 731-2051 just before you come in to swim and we’ll give you the latest temperature reading.

United Way

These $20 dining certificates are still available and will be handy to have when you take your sweetheart out to dine on Valentine’s Day. The certificates are redeemed at full face value at any of 27 participating restaurants in Pagosa Springs. The participating restaurants have agreed to generously donate $4 out of each redeemed certificate to United Way. This win-win fund-raiser has been well received by the public and restaurant owners. If you are going to eat a meal out, buy and use these dining certificates. You have nothing to lose. The community — through the good works of 19 agencies supported by United Way — has a lot to gain.

Dining certificates can be purchased at the Pagosa Lakes Recreation Center or at the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce.

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