Cards of Thanks


Thanks to all the people of the Pagosa school system that made the veterans breakfast possible. The food was great, and the boys and girls were so nice and respectful. Being a WW II vet, it made me proud to have had a part in preserving the freedom of a country that produces young people such as you are.

Thanks again.

Tom Reynolds Jr.

Justice Ministries

Justice Ministries of Pagosa, Inc. would like to recognize and thank the volunteers and organizations in our community for their participation in a mission to provide firewood for deserving individuals and families in Archuleta County. Mark and Phyllis Young, thank you for your vision, your donation of hundreds of timber rounds from Born Lake, and for allowing access to your property to obtain this valuable resource. To Mike Moore, Ken Smith and Kevin Neal — thank you for your ongoing assistance in this wood distribution project. Your companies never failed to lend a helping hand. Also, a special thank you to “Big John” and “Thor.”

Lenny Baker, you are a wood angel. For the past several months, you donated your time, energy, truck, trailer and fuel to orchestrate and lead every wood retrieval trip. Your unselfish acts of kindness made this mission a reality.

This project would not have been possible without the help of our local churches, organizations and volunteers. Thank you to Pope John Paul II Catholic Church, Centerpoint Church, Grace Evangelical Free Church, Amazing Grace Church, Restoration Fellowship, Justice Ministries and all of the volunteers. Everyone, you caught the vision and embraced this mission.

Deserving people in our community have received the donation of much-needed firewood. Folks otherwise unable to obtain wood to keep themselves warm throughout the winter have been helped. Pagosa Springs has been blessed by the generosity and kindness of others. Justice Ministries is honored to have been a part of this project and we pray that God continues to pour out His abundant blessings on our community. Again, thank you to everyone involved who helped make this mission a reality.


A big thank you to The View for allowing us to have Keagan Smith’s fund-raiser and providing the fantastic appetizers.

As most of you know, Keagan was injured in an accident on Oct. 30 and was airlifted to Denver, where he remains today.

Thank you to Dave Mensch for the great music. To all the merchants in town who so graciously donated so many wonderful items for the silent auction and raffle drawing. I cannot say enough for our wonderful town of Pagosa Springs.

Thank you to my granddaughter Selena Touchstone for putting it all together in a week’s time, to her boyfriend Travis Jones for working alongside of her, and to all the people who attended and everyone who gave from their hearts.

I know Keagan will get stronger with each passing day, with his wife, Cheyenne (my granddaughter) and my little great-grandson, 3-month-old baby Kai at his side.

All his family and friends thank you and may God bless you all.

So many people have called; there is a donation fund for Keagan Smith at Wells Fargo.

Thank you all for the love and continued prayers.

Diana Millan


I would like to thank Mudshaver Car Wash for being so incredibly generous. On Saturday, Nov. 9, they allowed eight GOAL Academy students to wash cars and have a bake sale. They donated 100 percent of the funds raised toward their trip to Costa Rica this coming May.

The car wash was a huge success, raising the second highest amount in Mudshaver fund-raising history.

Aurora, you are the best. We appreciate your willingness to contribute to our community and our hard-working students. We will never wash our cars anywhere else.

Missy Shaw


We want to thank the community for the robust attendance to the documentary entitled “The House I Live In” that presented a profile of America’s longest conflict, our War-on-Drugs. We especially want to thank the four panelists Wyn Hooper, Michelle Jamison, Carl Smith and Sam Conti who donated their time to participate in the open forum discussion. Many valuable ideas and concerns were brought forth and expertly discussed by our panelists. Please visit The House I Live In website for information on how to become more involved.

Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


Curtains Up Pagosa would like to express their thanks to John Graves for his generous donation to us from the proceeds of his recent Tribute Show held at The Center For The Arts.  John’s donation will go towards supporting and mentoring our young people as they pursue their studies in the field of the performing arts.  John has been involved with CUP (formerly Music Boosters) for many years; we appreciate his gift as well as the time he has spent mentoring and teaching all of us.


Mercy Health Foundation and Hospice of Mercy in Pagosa Springs greatly thank the Mountain View Homemakers Club for their continued support of the hospice program. Their generous contribution this year will help in continuing quality, compassionate end of life care for friends, families and neighbors in the community receiving hospice care.

This story was posted on November 21, 2013.