Cards of Thanks


Pagosa Springs High School baseball team, coaches and parents would like to express their gratitude to Steve Potter, Mountain Home Sound and Security, for donating and installing the new sound system at the high school baseball field. Chuck Sauer, Sonoco gas station, for contributing to a home game cookout for the players and fans. Mark Stauth, Bear Creek Saloon and Grill, for cooking a delicious breakfast for the players and parents before a home game. We appreciate your support and contributions to the high school baseball program and the community.


The Americana Project would like to thank the following people for helping us put on a great concert with Victor Wooten: The SUN, KWUF, Kip’s, Chivalrous Shark, Colorado Creative Industries, KSUT, Christine Funk, Evan Suiter, Jack Kott, Clint Shaw, Paula Miller, Sean Downing, Darcy and Matt Deguise, Jack and Claudia Rosenbaum, Sugar High, DI Nerds, SRT class, and Special Olympics.  We would also like to thank Victor Wooten who not only donated his time to help raise money for the Americana Project class, but inspired the entire high school during the assembly.


Thank you to the 30 community members, 4-H youth and adults and veterans who came to clean Hilltop Cemetery last Saturday. A lot of work was done and memories of loved ones shared. We appreciate the Town of Pagosa Springs granting us permission to do this work and taking away the trash that we gathered. A special thank you to Alpine Portable Toilets for providing a toilet for our convenience. We look forward to more workdays at the cemetery.

Shari Pierce, Ken Jones


A huge thanks out to Trace Gross-Sanchez, a 2011 graduate of PSHS, studying theater at Adams State College, for his work on the recent high school musical, “The Little Mermaid.” Trace did a workshop for students early on in the rehearsal process, focusing on character understanding and development and movement and space awareness. Trace also did extensive research on costuming for the show and the history of the original play on which the musical is based. Thanks to Trace for all his work in supporting the performing arts in our schools and community.


Words cannot describe the outpouring of love and generosity showed at the Michael Martinez Benefit Chili Dinner held May 11. There are too many wonderful people to mention by name. Without all the donations, support, thoughts and prayers, it would not have been the success it was. We are deeply grateful to each and every one for their contribution. A great time was had by all. Thank you all so very much.

The Mike Valdez Bowshoot Committee


Grammy performance.

What a great show we were treated to at the high school last Tuesday night. Five-time Grammy award winner Victor Wooten was phenomenal … and so humble to accompany the high school students with their amazing original songs. Thanks to Bob Hemmenger for heading up the Americana Project and bringing such great talent to our town.

George and Julie Brown


Thanks to Jim Stone, owner of the Buffalo Inn. During this last weekend, May 10, 11 and 12, he offered his place so people could come and go as they raised money first for the veterans who help other veterans in their time of need, and then a fund-raiser for Dolly Martin, who is fighting cancer for the third time. It has been a privilege enjoying music and having a good time. We are fortunate to have such a good man helping so many of us.

Cindy Gustafson


The staff at GOAL Academy Pagosa Springs would like to thank the following businesses for supporting our students through their donations towards the GOAL Academy Student Success Program: Uptown Subway, Pizza Hut, The Ice Cream Shop, DSP Pizza, Plaza Grille, Radio Shack, Boulder Cafe, The Liberty Theatre, Higher Grounds, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and The Overlook.

This story was posted on May 16, 2013.