Cards of Thanks


The family of Abner Hahn would like to thank everyone that donated to Hospice of Mercy in his name and for all the thoughtful cards.


I would like to thank everyone who donated money to help my granddaughter Tiara Pacheco for muscular dystrophy. The money collected will go toward research for MDA.

Lupe Sanchez


Lou and I would like to thank the Pagosa Fire Department in their attempt to rescue our cat from a neighbor’s tree. Yes, a cat in a tree. He was at least 30 feet up to start, and then went higher as attempts to rescue ensued, and was told he had been there for two nights while we were on R & R in Arizona. But, our champions are Sara and her mother, Kathy Sloan.

Having heard of our plight, they refused to let our cat stay in the tree another night with blowing wind and heavy snow. So, Sara climbed that tree ( by this time we estimate he was 50 feet up at the top), grabbed the cat, put him in her coat, climbed down the tree and came home with us to make sure he didn’t run away.

So, thank you Sara and Kathy Sloan. Kitty has stayed very close to home since the incident. You both, again, are champions.

Lou and Gloria Haines


We would like to thank everyone for the flowers, food, cards, phone calls, thoughts and prayers in our sad time; we lost a father, grandfather and wonderful friend.

We would especially like to thank the following individuals/organizations for all their help when Tom (Bamp) Richards passed away.

Randy Talbot-Colorado State Troopers, Pete Gonzales-Archuleta County Sheriff Department, William Rockensock-Town of Pagosa Springs Police Department, Bob Case-Masonic Lodge, Raymond Taylor-American Legion/Veterans, and Pagosa Springs Funeral Home. You made our difficult time a little easier with all your kindness and respect for Bamp.

If we have forgotten anyone, please forgive us, we are truly blessed to live in a community that cares so much.

Elsa Lucero, Craig Lucero and Shane White

This story was posted on March 21, 2013.