Celebrations – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:51:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 Addison Elena Alexander http://www.pagosasun.com/addison-elena-alexander/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:00:23 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192445 Proud parents Bryce and Sarah (Schultz) Alexander announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Elena Alexander, who was born on Oct. 5. Addison weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.

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Manzanares/Hutcherson http://www.pagosasun.com/manzanares-hutcherson/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191251 Vince and Lynette Manzanares, of Pagosa Springs, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Manzanares, to Colton Hutcherson, son of Chris and Kimberlee Hutcherson, also of Pagosa Springs. The happy couple is planning to marry in the summer of 2020.

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Pagosa resident receives ‘Shriner of the Year 2019’ from the San Juan Basin Shrine Club http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-resident-receives-shriner-of-the-year-2019-from-the-san-juan-basin-shrine-club/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190630

Photo courtesy Patsy Troutner
Richard Wholf is honored with the 2019 Shriner of the Year by the San Juan Basin Shrine Club at its early Thanksgiving Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 2. Left to right are David Sheetz, San Juan Shrine Club vice president; Dean Dooley, club president; Wholf; and Richard Rohrbacher, club secretary.

By Patsy Troutner
Special to The SUN
Pagosa Springs resident Richard Wholf was surprised at being named the 2019 Shriner of the Year by the San Juan Basin Shrine Club at its early Thanksgiving Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 2, held at the Durango-San Juan (Silverton) No. 47 Masonic Lodge building in Bodo Park, in Durango.
The award was to recognize Wholf for his dedication to the San Juan Basin Shrine Club and the success of its 2019 Shrine Raffle. Wholf pointed out that “… while I’m retired and on limited income, I have lots of time that I can use to raise money for the Shrine Hospitals for Children. I’ve been blessed to have met family members as well as children who have been helped through our hospitals. It takes amazing amounts of money to cover the medical expenses.”
There were 63 dinner attendees, representing Masons, Shriners and their wives from Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Durango, Mancos and Dolores; in addition, there were a number of Order of Eastern Star members from Pagosa, Bayfield, Durango and Mancos, as well as invited guests, including some first responders. While people often think of Shriners for their participation in local parades, the organization is best known for the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children that it administers and the red fezzes that members wear.
In the last three years, two children from Pagosa Springs have been sent to two of these hospitals, one to Sacramento, Calif., and one to Salt Lake City, Utah. While all the medical expenses of the child are covered by the Shrine, usually the family covers the travel expenses. However, in these two local cases, the local San Juan Basin Shrine Club covered the travel costs due to the particular medical needs of the children.
In addition, two years ago, the San Juan Basin Shrine Club donated $20,000 to the Salt Lake City Hospital. This year, with money from the club and donations from citizens and Four Corners businesses, a check for $10,000 will be going to the hospital.
The San Juan Basin Shrine Club is one of the eight Shrine Clubs which make up the Al Kaly Shriners headquartered in Pueblo, Colo. Al Kaly is pronounced “alkali.” Each year, the Al Kaly Shriners (as clowns, riding mules, being in bands or driving Tin Lizzies and other miniature vehicles) participate in 24-25 parades from May through November in Colorado communities and outlying towns.
Shriners International (of which Al Kaly is apart) is a nondenominational Masonic fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 350,000 members from nearly 200 lodges (aka temples) in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Bolivia, the Republic of Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe and Australia.

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Lewis/Griego http://www.pagosasun.com/lewis-griego/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=189083 Ross and Stacey Lewis, of Pagosa Springs, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Jayne, to Isaiah Paul Griego.

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Capt. Justin Cowan http://www.pagosasun.com/capt-justin-cowan/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:00:37 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=178173 Capt. Justin Cowan of Pagosa Springs recently graduated from the United States Army Captain Career Course. The year-long course consisted of a phase-one distance learning component and was capped with a two-week resident phase at the United States Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Cowan studied strategic leadership, ethics of leaders, constitutional law, military decision-making and planning process, and global religious and cultural analysis methodology with an emphasis in Middle Eastern studies.

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Sanders-Stickney http://www.pagosasun.com/sanders-stickney/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:00:17 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176449 Lark Sanders and Dalton Stickney were united in holy matrimony Aug. 13. Family and friends witnessed the joyous event and joined them for dinner and dancing to live music. The wedding was held in the foothills near Denver.

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Campbell http://www.pagosasun.com/campbell/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:00:17 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176434 Garrett and Megan Campbell proudly announce the birth of their son, Cooper Edwin Campbell. He was born Aug. 6 at 9:54 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long.

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DeBoer http://www.pagosasun.com/deboer/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:00:56 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175445 Alan and Sharon DeBoer would like to cordially invite all of their friends and family to celebrate their 50th golden wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Restoration Fellowship located at 264 Village Drive.

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Carpino http://www.pagosasun.com/carpino-3/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:00:24 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174838 Hosted by Paul and Lorrie Carpino, of Pagosa Springs, 35 members of the Carpino family attended a reunion to celebrate five living generations.

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Lynch http://www.pagosasun.com/lynch/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174841 Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) is pleased to announce the matriculation of student doctor Mesa Lynch of Pagosa Springs. Lynch was one of 162 students selected to matriculate at RVUCOM out of an applicant pool of over 5,100 candidates.

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