Cards of Thanks


This past Saturday, Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsored a bike rodeo for the kids in the program. Steve and Anya Potter from The Hub Bicycle Shop generously offered free labor to fix the kids’ bicycles for the summer. We then had a barbecue and Bike Rodeo where the kids competed in challenging bicycle games for prizes. Annie Thompson, the manager took time to teach the kids about the need for proper tire pressure and correctly fitting helmets. It was a really fun event that was attended by half of the kids in the program. They had a great time riding their bikes and playing Frisbee. The Hub gave the kids Frisbees for attending the event. Thank you to the Hub for hosting this wonderful event which allows the kids to have good working bicycles for the summer. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


The Pagosa Springs High School varsity boys’ basketball team would like to thank the community for all of their support throughout the basketball season. From the start of the season, the community filled the high school gym, traveled long distances to away games and cheered our team along the way. When we traveled to Fort Collins for the state tournament games, many people were either there in person, listening on the radio or watching on their computers. We, as a team, were so impressed and thankful to see all of the enthusiastic fans on the streets with the posters of “Pagosa Pride” as we returned to Pagosa Springs as state champions. The team appreciates all of the support of not only the high school community, but of the entire community and of the local businesses.

Traditionally, championship rings are purchased by the winning teams to remember and celebrate their accomplishment. Please join us in our efforts to raise the money to purchase our championship rings. We will be having a fund-raiser, selling autographed pictures of our team on the floor after the state championship win. We will be outside of City Market on Friday, May 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. If you would like to help support us and can’t make it, you can send checks to Pagosa Springs Boys Basketball, P.O. Box 1498, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Make the check payable to Pagosa Springs Basketball and note in the memo space, “Basketball Rings.”


I would like to thank all the people that made Week of the Young Child so successful. Tiffany Wilkins, Anette McInnis, Head Start and Seeds of Learning deserve a big round of applause for planning and putting the whole event together. A big thank you to Kate Lister, Jim Sellers and the elementary school for hosting the Kid’s Fair. It was a huge success this year with over 100 children and their families attending. A big thanks to Kiwanis, too, for providing a yummy hot dog, chips and lemonade lunch. Thank you, Rose Salas at Head Start, for making sure we all had poster board to make dolls for Doll Day. A big thank you goes out to Restoration Fellowship for hosting Night of the Young Child. It was the perfect place to cheer on and honor all our very talented local children. Thank you, BaiLee Gallegos, for emceeing the event, scratchy voice and all. You did great. A big thanks, too, to Ryan Searle for being the sound and music expert at NOYC. And last, but not least, a big thanks to Liberty Theatre for having a Week of the Young Child matinee on Friday. Week of the Young Child theme this year is, “Investing in Young Children Benefits All.” It truly does take a village to raise a child. Thanks, everyone.

Lynne Bridges


Thank you to all the people that worked hard on making the special election concerning Reservoir Hill a successful voting experience in so many ways.  Thank you to all the people that voted — voting is your right and your voice.  Thank you to the sponsors of the petition for all your hard work gathering signatures to make the election take place — Mat, Julie, Jaime and Dan.  Thank you to Matt Roane for all your work in campaigning via Pagosa Votes.  It was about getting people out to vote as much as it was about the outcome.  The people of Pagosa Springs have spoken. Let’s move forward in a community spirited direction led by many and not just a few.  Thank you to all the supporters of The Friends of Reservoir Hill who have a vision for our park that is about the community and not just the tourist dollar.

Christine Funk

This story was posted on May 2, 2013.