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Cards of Thanks


On behalf of the animals, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs staff, volunteers, Adopt-a-Thon crew, supporters and friends for helping to make Let it Fly’s 15th anniversary celebration and fund-raiser a success. Without you, it would not be possible for animals like me to “rescue” people like Pops.

 R.I.P. “Blueberry Cowpie” (Granite), “Bertha D. Blues” (Bertie)

Kisses for all,


Team CenturyLink

Relay for Life Team CenturyLink would like to thank the following businesses for their support this year in making the annual John Jones Memorial Horseshoe Tournament a success:  CenturyLink, Coca-Cola, The Pagosa Springs SUN, Pagosa Daily Post, KWUF, Ramon’s Restaurant, Bob’s LP, Goodman’s Department Store, Southwest Elegance Gallery, Ray’s Hair Care, Treasures of the Rockies, Jackisch Drug and Alco.  These businesses donated prizes for the following winners: 

1st place single: Mason Carpenter

2nd place single: Mark Bergon

3rd place single: Stan Ellis

1st place double: Stan and Mark

2nd place double: Mason and Mike

3rd place double: Lenny and Greg

It is reassuring in these hard economic times that small town businesses and people give so much of their time and goods.  Your generosity is very much appreciated. Together we can find a cure.


More than 60 people enjoyed the Memorial Day service on May 28 at the Allison-Tiffany cemetery. People from all surrounding communities enjoyed the morning. John Beatty brought his ’46 fire truck for everyone to share.

Bob Daniels and Jimmy Sutton, both veterans, raised the flag. The Durango Acapella Quartet sang “God Bless America,” “It’s a Grand Old Flag” and more. Pastor Al Tebrink lead us in the Pledge and gave a history of Memorial Day and its meaning.

To honor the veterans, flags had been placed on their graves and veterans were also honored that were at the service.

Tyller Gummersal sang “Amazing Grace” and”“Proud to be an American,” with everyone joining in.

The message was “Now abides faith, hope, love” — but the greatest of this is LOVE. 1 Cor. 13:13. Refreshments were served as people visited. Thanks to everyone that made this day so special.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado had its annual raft trip this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day and 12 participants came along to enjoy the float down Mesa Canyon. Pagosa Rafting Company and Wilderness Journeys provided the boats, as well as the wonderful and knowledgeable guides that made the trip fun and educational. Thank you Wayne, Nancy, Julie and Ron for making this day so awesome. Thanks to Griselda from Photos by Griz, for providing pictures to add to the memories. And special thanks to the San Juan Outdoors Club for donating an activity grant to make this trip possible. Two children who had never rafted before and two other children who had never been on the San Juan were able to participate in this fun activity, so thank you to everyone who made this another great outing for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Maggie Ives

CSU Western Regional Meeting

CSU Extension and Archuleta County 4-H wishes to thank the following for their help and support during the Western Regional Meeting: Ken Jones, Dorothy’s Restaurant, Astraddle-A-Saddle, Katelyn McRee, Kendra Schlom, Sabrina Jack, Kim Hunsicker, Mesa Lynch, DeAnn Schaaf, Trent Engelking, Austin Drake, Susie Drake, Reese Daily, Dean Scott, Lisa Scott, Lane Schaaf and Morgan Schaaf. We were also lucky enough to have items donated from the following businesses and people: The Springs Resort and Spa, Chamber of Commerce, Made in Colorado Shoppe, Earthsense, Choke Cherry Tree, Glisten Soap Company, Pagosa Photography, Archuleta County Commissioners Lucero and Wadley, Marianne DeVooght and Terry Schaaf. Next time you’re in, thank them for supporting 4-H. It is such a blessing to know that we all contributed and came together to show off what makes Archuleta County special and unique.

Garden Club

During the April meeting of the Mountain High Garden Club, “Spring Plant Therapy,” Archuleta County 4-H held a bake sale. Many items were donated by Garden Club members, who then in turn allowed us to sell them and keep proceeds for our 4-H Council. A huge thank you to all of you that donated and ate our goodies; we sincerely appreciate your support!

Cookie dough fund-raiser

Thank you to so many of you who purchased cookie dough from many local 4-Hers. Because of these sales, we are able to fund members to go on trips, pay for supplies and promote 4-H. Our three top sellers were: Sabrina Jack, Brittney Sjoblom and Kaden McKee. Thank you to Goodman’s Department Store, River Pointe Coffee Cafe, Healing Waters Resort and Spa, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park and Conoco East for donating prizes to our many sellers.

Little Sand Fire

On behalf of the entire Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team B, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all the support you showed us during the Little Sand Fire. The generosity of your community was overwhelming and this is a place none of us will soon forget. As a team coming into an area that is experiencing a difficult time, we never know what to expect. We appreciate the patience and support of the affected communities, and thank you for your support during our time here. We can only hope the rest of the fire season will provide a continued positive experience.

Stay safe

Rocky Mountain Type 2 Incident Management Team

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