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Cards of Thanks

United Way

Thank you to Mongo and Wench (Dave and Shirley Miller) and the San Juan Shootists for sponsoring a Cowboy Fast Draw to benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado in Archuleta County. Thank you to everyone who came out to support United Way by learning “The Cowboy Way.”


To the anonymous donor of the delightful floral arrangements that are being delivered weekly by the Wildflower Floral and Gift Gallery, we want to express our genuine appreciation for a very bright spot on our counter that not only brings us pleasure, but to our visitors as well. Thank you so very much for your generosity and for your messages of appreciation for our effort.

Your delighted friends at the Pagosa Fire Protection District


The residents of Mesa Heights would like to give a big thank you to the Alley House Grille, Farrago, The Back Room Wine Bar, First Crush Olive Room and Kip’s Grill and Cantina for the candy they sent up to Mesa Heights to be distributed to the Halloween trick-or-treaters. Your help was very much appreciated. The count for kids was somewhere to be 700 to 800 children. Everyone had a good time. I have watched these children grow up; now, they bring their children.

Warren Grams and Mesa Heights residents


The residents of Mesa Heights would like to take the opportunity to thank the owners and their families of Alley House, Farrago, The Back Room Wine Bar, First Crush Olive Oil Room, Kip’s Grill and Cantina and the USJHD EMS for their donations made for Halloween. Another successful Halloween for the kids and families that trick or treat in our neighborhood. Candies were brought to each of our residences and donations from EMS were made in giving us a hand for a large group that we receive each year and that is growing. Your thoughtfulness and consideration is greatly appreciated by Mesa Heights residents making this so fun and safe for the kids, our kids and families.

Carrie Trumble

Resident, Mesa Heights

School district

Archuleta School District Transporation Department would like to send out a huge thank you to all the the local vendors who gave such generous donations for our Transportation Department Halloween Costume Contest. Thanks for recognizing our school bus drivers. Wolf Creek Ski Area, The Springs, The Spa, Shang Hai, Boss Hogg’s, Bear Creek, Cafe Colorado, Elkhorn, OK Nails, Pagosa Baking Co., Two Chicks and a Hippie, Goodman’s Department Store,The Overlook, Kips, Boothill, Ski and Bow Rack, Satori Boutique, LaBellas, Coyote Janes, Home Again, DSP Pizza, City Market, Sweets-N-Such, Pagosa PICS, Next Door Décor, The Outfitter, Bear Controls, Sonic and Rainbow Gifts.

Community Center

The Ross Aragon Community Center staff would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who helped out with the Halloween carnival event this year: Mona Gonzalez, Matthew Boyle, Lera Boyle, Ernie Garcia, Diana Baird, Melanie Morgan, Deb Jennings, Tim Jennings, Kiwanis, Gregory Armstead, Samantha Armstead, Tanya Rivas, Cindy Gustafson, Stephanie Gutierrez, Rosa Gutierrez, Jackie Schick, Susan Hanson, Kathie Lattin, Michael Bishop, Hayleigh Brown, Kira Ellsmore, Susan Lane, Monte Lane, Brooke Bowdridge, Tyler Bowdrige, Matt Bowdridge, Lauren Fortney, Jason Nichols, Rocio Palma, Matt Breman, Duane Breman, Paul Roberts, Carla Roberts, Claire Skeggs, Prince Rios, Linda Rigney, Linda Cushner, Diana, Andrea Wyatt, Terry Wyatt, Lilly Tarbet, Beverly Arendell, Cathy Harker, Glen Garton, LaQuita Johnson, Christine’s Cuisine, Ponderosa, Bank of the San Juans, Bank of Colorado, Rio Grande Savings and Loan, Red Hats, City Market, Ace Hardware, Conoco East, Claudia and Jack Rosenbaum, Pickleball group and the Duplicate Bridge group. We would like to also give special thanks to Carrie and Joshua Thomas for the donation of the bounce houses, J.R. Ford for the hot dogs and buns. Anyone who donated candy and helped with the setting up of this event, we greatly appreciate all of you. Can’t wait till next year!

Curtains Up

Curtains Up Pagosa! offers a heartfelt thanks to “the best music in town” (a quote from Doug Neel) — musicians Sally Neel, Jessica Peterson and Heidi Tanner for their beautiful performance, “Night Song,” a fund-raiser for youngsters studying performing arts. Our appreciative audience closed their eyes and basked in their peaceful and inspiring performance. Thanks also to Jack Searle and the sponsorship of Old Towne Market, and to the market’s and Two Chicks and a Hippie’s generous donations of delicious baked goods. A very special thank you to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church for the use of their beautiful space for our venue.

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