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Cards of Thanks


Our family would like to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers and support for Steven during his recovery. A special thank you to David Lucero, David Kelly and Roc Wilson for being Steven’s guardian angels and to Darek Allen, Josh Dikes, Elder Grown and Jim and his staff at the Buffalo Inn for bringing everyone together for a wonderful night to celebrate the safety of our son with the community we love and are proud to call home.

Forever grateful,

Terry, Lanette, Steven, Justine and Kayleen Smith

Food bank

Thank you, Mary Jo Coulehan, for raising $837 for the Immaculate Heart of Mary/Pope John Paul II Food Bank in the third annual Penguin Plunge Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.


First of all, I would like to thank all of these folks for being part of my team. It takes all of you to make a great transportation department and that is what we have. You guys are on the road every day before most people even think about getting out of bed.

You guys put your lives on the line every day, driving in the dark, inclement weather, zero visibility, while enforcing at least five bus rules at a time, watching out not to hit deer and elk, and not to mention all the other people on the road coming down Put Hill in a snowstorm, getting kids to school safely. You all deserve to be recognized.

Last year, you guys drove 740 miles per day with 1,174 students registered to ride the bus daily. In 167 days, you guys drove 123,580 miles getting kids to and from school accident free ... except for Doug who manages to damage everything he drives. Anyway, add another 31,958 miles in shuttles, field trips and athletic trips.

Thanks for all you do.

Dolly Martin


Seeds of Learning would like to thank Jan Santopietro and Stacy Kirby for “plunging” for Seeds of Learning. Between the two of them they raised almost $2,000!

Head Start

Pagosa Springs Head Start recently received a welcome holiday gift from Women Helping Others (W.H.O.). This local organization sponsored a fashion show in November, raising $3,500 for new playground equipment. The other beneficiary of proceeds from the fashion show was our local youth center.

W.H.O. is comprised of a group of local women dedicated to assisting those individuals and organizations involved in the education, health and well being of the members of our community. Members of W.H.O. are LaQuita Johnson, Maria MacNamee, Suzy Bruce, Julia Buenafe and Sharee Grazda.

The staff, students and families at Pagosa Springs Head Start wish to thank Women Helping Others, as well as the generous members of our community who helped make this event a success.

Youth archery

Pagosa Youth Archery Program would like to thank the following for their support in sending the team to Las Vegas to compete in the World Archery Festival. The Ski and Bow Rack, Elk River Construction and the Hockett family, and Bowshield, the Diamond T Ranch, Step Outdoors, Perfecto Archuleta Construction, Bank of the San Juans, Father and Son Trucking, Solid Management Disaster Restoration, Hands-On Art Camp, Pagosa Inn and Suites, T. Hagan, Monograms Plus, C. Church, C. Halverson, L. Hartley, A. Bishop, J. Ross, S. Lewis, the Engelkings, Breckenridge Grand Vacations and all other anonymous donors. Leftover funds will be used for PYAP to participate in other area shoots.

RAD Fund

The Nuturing Center and the RAD Fund wish to thank all those who came out to celebrate one of our younger volunteer’s birthday and to help raise funds for our community. Special thanks go to Dorothy and her family of Dorothy’s Restaurant for their hospitality and to the musicians: Jose Louis,Bobby Rivas,Fabian Gonzalez, John Alex Tarbet and Marcus Rivas. We also wish to thank those who donated to our silent auction: John Vick, Mike and Liz Alley, Susan Hagan, Andrea Lyle and Marion Payne. We are so grateful to these individuals and all our Nurturing families and friends who made this event a success.

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