Cards of Thanks

Book Fair

Thank you to all of the students, teachers, parents, relatives and friends who shopped at the Book Fair and for all the excitement about the event. The Spring Book Fair “All-Star Book Fair-Every Reader is a Star!” held at Pagosa Springs Elementary School in November was an outstanding success. Gross sales were over $9,300 that will translate into approximately $2,700 of profit. Additionally, the school library received $320 worth of new books.

It would be impossible to put on this two-week event without all of our willing and able volunteers.  Huge gratitude goes to 29 individuals who decorated, unpacked and packed boxes, sorted books, staffed the cash register: Monica Archuleta, Lavendar Booth, Dusty Broyles, Nicole Cotts, Carla Elliott, Jean Garcia, Lauri Heraty, Chelsea Hill, Carmen Hubbs, Chanlor Humphries, Debbie Jennings, Lara Khung,  Kimberly Laverty, Aubrie Limebrook, Kim Ludlow, Lindsay Mackey, Debbie Mackey, Robin Metz, Carole Nasralla,  Sanya Peterson,  Dawn Robel, Kim Sanders, Lisa Scott, Rosanna Slingerland, Don Smith, Cory Warden, Keely Whittington, Jess Wilton and Lesha Zander. We’d also like to thank the school custodians, Jim Sellers and Jack Constant, and office secretary Jackie Hart-Trujillo for their assistance outside of their regular duties. Thanks to everyone for making this school event so successful!


Lisa Scott, parent chairman

Debbie Mackey, school media specialist


Thank you to the Shear Talk crew for once again beautifying Pagosa with purple hair and raising some extra money for our work to end domestic violence. You guys are true allies to the cause. Thank you.


The Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program Team


On behalf of the seniors of the Silver Foxes Den, a big thank you to Dr. Nick Kurz for his continued wealth of knowledge and presentations regarding health topics. They particularly enjoyed the “Why do I bruise easily” presentation and found it very informative. They’re looking forward to next month’s topic: the importance of routine medical tests and the different types of test.

Musetta Wollenweber


The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club would like to thank the Bank of Colorado, Citizens Bank, Bank of the San Juans, Granton Bartz, John Duvall, Jackie Welsh and Nick Tallent for their financial support with our organization’s annual Third Grade Dictionary Giveaway. We also thank the McKeehans, of Old West Press, for their donated services.

This past week, many Rotarians presented a dictionary to every third-grade student, taught them how to use their new book and saw the joy and excitement on over 100 little faces. Talk about fun!

As one of Rotary’s many community contributions and holding true to our motto of “Service Above Self,” this event is among the most rewarding projects for us. We once again witnessed how this beautifully illustrated book encourages educational growth through reading.

Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is honored to be able to provide this assistance to our school system along with the partnership of these community minded businesses.

JoAnn Laird

Pagosa Springs Rotary Club Dictionary Project coordinator

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run would like to thank all of the amazing girls, parents and coaches who made the Fall 2012 season such a success! Third through sixth grade girls learned about healthy life choices and ran a 5K together — all while having lots of fun and girl power!

Thank you to all of the coaches: Stacey Lewis, Carmen Hubbs, Shane Lucero, Joanne Irons, Mara Koch, Tish Smith, Joyce Hines, Cara Hagman, Anita Bowles, Alicia O’Brien and Melissa Garduno. We couldn’t have done this without your dedication. Thank you to Pagosa Springs elementary and middle schools for supporting this great after-school program. A special thank you to Pagosa Lakes Porpoises for allowing our girls and coaches to run in the 2012 Turkey Trot.

Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program brings Girls on the Run to Pagosa Springs as part of their violence prevention efforts in our community. Thank you ACVAP for providing such a positive activity for our young girls.

This story was posted on December 6, 2012.