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Veterans’ appreciation dinner set for Nov. 10

Photo courtesy Pagosa Catholic Community
The Fourth Degree members of the Knights of Columbus will hold a sit-down veterans’ appreciation dinner on Friday, Nov. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Church at 353 S. Pagosa Blvd. Veterans will be admitted free with a suggested donation of $10 for others.
Photo courtesy Pagosa Catholic Community The Fourth Degree members of the Knights of Columbus will hold a sit-down veterans’ appreciation dinner on Friday, Nov. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the …

18th annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner set for Nov. 17

Photo courtesy St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, along with Loaves and Fishes and Centerpoint Church, will provide the annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Friday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Photo courtesy St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, along with Loaves and Fishes and Centerpoint Church, will provide the annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Friday, …
Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership issues invitation to celebrate harvest of local foods and creativity
By Sally High | Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) is hosting the Three Sisters at your Thanksgiving Table Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pagosa …
Photo courtesy St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Loaves and Fishes and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will be hosting the 18th annual early Thanksgiving meal
Photo courtesy St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Loaves and Fishes and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will be hosting the 18th annual early Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 17 at the Ross Aragon Community …
Celebrate Three Sisters at Your Thanksgiving Table with Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership
By Sally High and Rose Chavez | Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) will host a harvest party on Nov. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners …
Photo courtesy Jacque Aragon
This year’s Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic judges and event coordinator pose for a photo. From left to right are James Jolly, event coordinator Jacque Aragon, Mariah Snarr and Janet Campuzano. The event was part of last weekend’s Mountain Chile Cha Cha.
Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic judges and event coordinator
Photo courtesy Jacque Aragon This year’s Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic judges and event coordinator pose for a photo. From left to right are James Jolly, event coordinator Jacque Aragon, Mariah …
Photo courtesy Jacque Aragon
The judges and event coordinator for the margarita competition at last weekend’s Mountain Chile Cha Cha smile for a picture. Left to right are Randy Walker, Becky Deitemeyer, event coordinator Jen Lister, Olivia Modern, Chris Pitcher, Nikki Macomber and Melissa Buckley.
Mountain Chile Cha Cha winners announced
Photo courtesy Jacque Aragon The judges and event coordinator for the margarita competition at last weekend’s Mountain Chile Cha Cha smile for a picture. Left to right are Randy Walker, Becky …
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Warm and Wonderful Pastrami-Spiced Veal Burgers
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Bite of Bliss: Must-Have Big Game Watch Party Dessert

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California Walnuts: Your perfect partner for American Heart Month

(BPT) - February is American Heart Month, which is an excellent time to make sure you’re supporting your heart health by incorporating walnuts into your everyday meals or snacks. Heart disease …

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Tips for hosting the perfect Super Bowl party, depending on your guest count
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Sweet Family Favorites to Celebrate Lent
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(Culinary.net) A smooth, fruity smoothie provides a delicious way to start your morning strong, add much-needed afternoon energy or cap off a successful day as a better-for-you dessert.
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