Cards of Thanks

Pavilion Project 

The Pagosa Springs Multi-Purpose Pavilion Board wishes to thank all of those involved for their efforts.

Rob Webster volunteered his musical talents and wooed the crowd on his acoustic guitar.

Our last event in the recipe contest was for “casseroles, entrees and sides.” With hardly a morsel left we awaited the judging.

More gold, silver and bronze medals were given out and we have now awarded a total of 33 medals.  All of the medalists will be preparing their food for the Winner‘s Circle Buffet and Dinner Dance.

The judges did an outstanding job and many thanks to all who contributed to the making of the Derby hats for the Rotarians’ “Derby Day.”

We have had so many volunteers and auction donors for all of our contest events that it is too long a list to mention them all by name, but please know how very much we appreciated all of you. Thanks also to so many “givers” in this wonderful town for so generously contributing their money and time to Pagosa’s future and the Pavilion.

Look for our ad in The SUN for our next event on June 6. The cookbooks will be available for sale at the event.

Bryant family

Words cannot express our family’s gratitude with the many wonderfully kind, generous and thoughtful gestures. Thank you for the many encouraging words, prayers and the tremendous outreach lifting up our family in time of shocking and devastating prognosis. Thank you for such astonishing support and assistance. The family believes in the power of prayer and in today’s advancing medical research. We are in for a long battle and feel very fortunate to belong in such a caring community. With much heart filled gratitude, thank you.


The Bryant family

Disc Golf Club

The Pagosa Disc Golf Club would like to thank the Pagosa Springs Junior High eighth-grade class for the tremendous work they did on our newest 18-hole course out at the Cloman Community Park. While formal signage still needs to be installed, this course is open to the public and we encourage everyone to take a stroll, throw some discs and enjoy this tremendous amenity.

Mat deGraaf


A big thank you to all who made possible the first Prompalooza event at Pagosa Springs High School. With generous support, we were able to talk with youth about some of the risks and choices they might face on prom night, and everyone had a blast in the process.

Thank you to Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition, San Juan Basin Health Department, Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program, Dragon Youth Project, Pagosa Fire Protection District, Archuleta School District 50 JT, the Pagosa Pregnancy Support Center, Axis Health, EMS and AmeriCorps for organizing this fun event.

Thank you to those who sponsored the event and donated great prizes for the students — Koch Family Enterprises, Colorado Legacy Foundation, Colorado Rock and Dirt Excavation, The Hub Bike Shop, Leroy Lucero, Rollergirls In Pagosa, Citizens Bank and the After Prom Committee.


I would like to thank everyone who brought me flowers and best wishes during the five weeks I spent in the nursing home. The personal visits were so nice — Bev Arrendel, Clare Skaggs, Susie Bates came several times — always good to see them.

One of the therapists who came from Bayfield said, “I have never seen someone so loved” as she noticed the flowers and other gifts.

Dan Pickett came one day, bringing his three well-behaved dogs, and Judy Dodd brought her beautiful setter.

All of this attention was very much appreciated and helped me get to the point where I could go home.

Cindy Gustafson

This story was posted on May 22, 2014.