Cards of Thanks

Community center

The staff at the Ross Aragon Community Center would like to thank everyone for coming to the Hazel Miller Concert and for all the wonderful volunteers who helped out with this event: Cory Dysinger, Jeff Dysinger, Debbie Waddell, Terry Waddell, Bob Hemenger, Shane Lucero, Brook Bowdridge, Susan Williams and Josh Billings. What a great event you made happen. The Ross Aragon Community Center would like to thank everyone for coming to Dance for Disaster Relief and for all the wonderful volunteers who helped out with that event: Fran Nylander, Jim Nylander, Judy Patton, Sherryl Egy, Mellody Garthley, Sharee Grazda, Mike Hayward, Diana Litt, Jack Litt, Heidi Martinez, Siri Schudchardt and Beverly Chester. We would also like to thank all the nonprofits that helped sell tickets and help support this event.

Arts camp

Hands-On Arts Camp would like to thank community members who have sponsored children to be able to attend our program. Through your generous contributions, we are able to create scholarships. You have made children’s dreams come true and you put a smile on their faces. A memory that will last a lifetime! Thank you from the bottom of our Arts.

Tessie Garcia and Lisa Brown


GECKO would like to sincerely thank all the Pagosa Springs volunteers who assisted with the XTERRA Turkey Track Trail Run: parking assistants, course markers, sweeps, first aiders, BBQers, registration, setup and teardown, time keepers, aid station workers, photographers and videographers — and the list goes on. We could not stage an event like this without you. A special mention of thanks to the following local organizations for their assistance: Pagosa Trails ATV Club, Pagosa Springs High School cross-country Pirates, R.I.P Rollergirls in Pagosa, San Juan Back Country Horsemn and Terry Wilson, Mountain Home Sound and Security, The Hub Bike Shop, Higher Grounds Coffee, TTC, U.S. Forest Service and Paul Blackman, Mountain Landing, Quality Resort, Pagosa Baking Company, ReSport, Pagosa Springs Elementary School, Pagosa Brewing Company, Southwest Land Alliance, Pagosa Springs Youth Center, Chamber of Commerce, Victims Assistance and Athletes@Altitude. As a result of your generosity, the event was a great success.

Youth Center

Pagosa Springs Youth Center would like to thank the following for their many gifts of food, money and collaboration: Ride the Rockies, ZeroHero, Humane Society, ACVAP, Loaves and Fishes, The Oakridge Lodge, GECKO, the Chamber staff, Mary Jo Coulehan, Lee Ann Skoglund, Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, Morning Rotary, Grace Vacation Bible School leaders and cowboy Rodney.  We are blessed with a community of young children who need all of us in their lives.


The Lister family wishes to thank the community for acts of kindness and generosity in our time of need.  May God bless you.

United Way

United Way in Archuleta County thanks La Plata Electric Association for being our largest workplace donor in the 2012-13 campaign.  Thank you to Mike Alley for leading the campaign, and to all LPEA employees for your generosity.


Thank you. Words cannot adequately express how grateful and thankful we were for all those who showed up to assist in loading the 20-foot U Haul to be driven to California.

A special thanks to Monte Apple for packing the truck; to Don Volger for dismantling the storage area; to Zane Kraetsch for recruiting the young muscle to make the job easier than it was; and to Carolyn Townsend for supplying the pizza.

Lisa and Magan made it to Redding, Calif., “without a hitch,” so bless you all.

Lisa, Magan and Zane Kraetsch and Judd and Diane Cooney

This story was posted on June 20, 2013.