Chamber News – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:15:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Continental Divide Gateway Community: a greater awareness http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/16/continental-divide-gateway-community-a-greater-awareness/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:00:41 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175437 Work where you play. Live the lifestyle. Play in your backyard. These are all catchphrases that many of us use a lot of the time to describe where we live. It is a determining factor in why people move to a community. It is often the case of why we live here.
We know we have thousands of acres at our disposal to fish, hike, hunt and ride (from ATVs to bikes and horses). What many people may not know is that our backyard hosts part of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).
The CDT is about 3,100 miles, stretching from Mexico to Canada, and is the highest and one of the most challenging of the 11 National Scenic Trails.
What you also may not know is that Pagosa Springs is a designated Gateway Community for the CDT. Gateway communities are known along the trail as friendly places to stop and visit, provide services needed by long-distance hikers and other tourists who want to visit the CDT, and advocate for continued access to public lands. This description fits Pagosa: friendly, informative and welcoming.
Your business can support the CDT Coalition. How can you do this? By joining the coalition, you would show your support by displaying a window decal being a CDT-supporting business. You can offer discounts to coalition members, you might create a product referencing the CDT or even offer shuttle service to hikers from town back up to the trail or vice versa.
In return, CDT travelers know where the gateway communities are located and what businesses offer these discounts and services and those that support the CDT. Perhaps your lodging facility would like to offer a special CDT rate and also receive packages for hikers to claim once they get to town.
There is a free part of supporting the CDT and signing up allows you to receive a free supporter window decal and other information. If you would like to participate on a greater scale, then you can also become a member or have the business join the Gateway Ambassador Program.
Organizations can also join the ambassador program. Ambassadors explore sections of the trail and look for maintenance issues, increase local knowledge and awareness of the trail, and host a few events throughout the year to increase awareness and participation.
Is this a program that your employees could engage in as a business “give-back” program? Is your group involved in outdoor activity and could you sign on as a CDT supporter?
If you would like more information about being a CDT business participant or you would like a supporter window decal and information material, the Chamber of Commerce has forms you can fill out and mail in, or you can fill out the form online at www.bit.ly/CDTsupport.com. In a 2017 survey of small businesses along the CDT, 88.5 percent reported that trail users had an impact on their business. Is this a clientele that you would like to reach? Find out more and promote and protect this part of Pagosa’s backyard.
ColorFest is fast
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With all the rains lately, there is a chill in the air, especially in the mornings. ColorFest, which will be held from Sept, 20-22, is right around the corner. Plans are quickly moving forward.
We are pleased to announce greater participation from our restaurant community this year in the Passport to Pagosa Wine and Food Festival, and more and new brewers coming to the Saturday Bands and Brews event. More restaurant participation means more food, shorter lines and a greater selection of cuisine. Along with our local fine brewers, new brewers will be joining the ranks.
A great weekend of food and beverage is planned. To obtain your tickets, go to the Chamber website, www.pagosachamber.com and scroll down to the Chamber and Community News section, where you can click on the link to purchase your tickets. You can also purchase your tickets for the Adventure Package Raffle and we will draw the winning ticket at 7 p.m. at the Bands and Brews event. You do not need to be present to win.
In addition to the Chamber events, you can purchase tickets for the Arts Council’s Mosaic Extravaganza on Sept. 19, the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s Breakfast with Balloons on Sept. 21, and Rise Above Violence’s ColorRun/Walk also on Sept. 21.
The hot air balloons will be launching on Sept. 21 from the downtown area and on Sept. 22 from the west side of town. If you have friends coming to town, it is a perfect way to entertain them at one of the afore mentioned events. Get your tickets now.
Membership news
We have one new business to add to the membership roster: Mountain Paws Dog Sled Tours.
Our renewals this week include AAA Propane, Footprints, the Made in Colorado Shoppe, the San Juan Historical Society, and individual members Kenny and Karin Daniels.

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Volunteer opportunities, benefits in Pagosa Springs http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/08/volunteer-opportunities-benefits-in-pagosa-springs/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:00:20 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174860 After having recently been engaged in the Archuleta County Fair, it really drives home to me what a community project this event is.
The event involves thousands of volunteer hours, hundreds of community business engagements and lots of passion. Our businesses contribute endlessly to this community in the form of donations of rooms, meals and services. Without your gift of services, most of our events would not be possible. A big thank you to the business community for your engagement and contributions.

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Pagosa Adventure Raffle tickets available online http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/07/pagosa-adventure-raffle-tickets-available-online/ Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174185 The second annual Pagosa Springs Adventure Raffle is in full swing. Ticket holders have the opportunity to walk away with a winner-take-all package. This package consists of a 2019 900 RZR and transport trailer, a Trek Townie e-bike, an Aire Solo inflatable kayak, a $1,000 shopping spree at a renowned local sporting goods store, tickets for raft trips and tours, and more. This valuable package highlights the seasons and the outdoor activities available in and around Pagosa Springs.
Tickets are only one for $5, three for $10 and seven for $20 and may be purchased at the Chamber or Visitor Center or online at www.pagosachamber.com. Volunteers selling tickets will also be at various locations around town and at the Archuleta County Fair the first weekend of August.
The drawing for the Adventure Package will be held at the ColorFest Bands and Brews event on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. You can’t win if you don’t purchase a ticket. Get yours in the comfort of your home or office by purchasing them easily online. You will receive ticket confirmation after your online purchase.
If you have questions concerning the raffle, contact the Chamber at 264-2360.
ColorFest
The Chamber is pleased to announce the partnership of another nonprofit agency in our ColorFest activities, Sept. 20-22. This event will kick off the festivities a day early, occurring on Thursday, Sept. 19. The event is the Pagosa Springs Arts Council’s (PSAC) Mural Project Extravaganza.
Creative people around Pagosa (professional, amateur, students and just those interested) are designing 4-inch-by-4-inch tile squares. The artistic range is quite broad with painting, quilting, beading, woodworking, collage and other mediums making up the content of the mosaic board.
The event will be held at the PSAC building at 197 Navajo Trail Drive on the evening of Sept. 19. A ticket purchase secures you a mosaic tile with your ticket number corresponding with the randomly numbered tiles. There will also be delicious hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The evening will be filled with colorful artistic tile displays creating a mural.
Similar to the Color Run that weekend, you can’t get much more colorful than a grouping of a lot of art work all in one location and in one project. Now you can start your ColorFest weekend a day early. If you are visiting town, this is one more event to enhance your stay.
The Chamber will be selling tickets for the event soon. Artists have a slight respite in turning their tiles into the PSAC with the new due date being Aug. 23. You can also turn your tile into the Chamber with the appropriate paperwork describing your creation.
We now have three nonprofit collaborative events over the ColorFest weekend: the Mural Extravaganza, Breakfast with Balloons and the ColorRun/Walk. Enjoy these activities in addition to the Passport to Pagosa Wine and Food Festival on Sept. 20; the Bands and Brews Festival on Sept. 21, which includes the Adventure Raffle drawing; and the hot air balloon launches on Sept. 21 and 22. Don’t miss out on getting your tickets for any of these events. Visit www.pagosachamber.com for more ColorFest information.
Chamber news
The August Maximize Your Membership class will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m. Membership coordinator Rick Artis will take you through your benefits and how your Chamber membership can be more effectively utilized. The class is free and a light breakfast is served. To register for the class, contact Rick at 264-2360. New and seasoned members are encouraged to attend.
We have two new members that have joined the Chamber this week: Bauer Electric and Mountain Light Music Festival.
Our renewing members this week include The Bank of Colorado, Jann C. Pitcher Real Estate and Ruffkut Media.

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Volunteers needed for Archuleta County Fair http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/26/volunteers-needed-for-archuleta-county-fair/ Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:00:18 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173759 The Archuleta County Fair is fast approaching, with the dates being Aug. 1-4. This community-wide event is fun for residents of all ages and also needs the help of all its Archuleta County residents.
Could you dedicate a few hours to help out over this particular weekend? For those new to the community, do you have a special skill set in areas such as cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, animal behavior, photography or many other areas? Check with the Extension Office to see if they still need judges.
Not inclined to be a judge? How about spending time taking tickets at the gate or working at one of the many activity tents, assisting at one of the rodeos or helping out in a plethora of other options? The county fair is about community, and this event is a perfect time for you to get involved in your community and donate a few hours of your time.
The fair is more than the livestock show on Saturday evening. It is days of fun events for adults and children; it is a variety of skill levels of rodeo activities; it is a celebration of skills like quilting, photography, cooking and more. There are games and activities for the children, food vendors and informational booths for the adults.
The Chamber will be there with our Adventure Raffle tickets, so don’t miss our booth.
For more information about how you can volunteer at the fair, contact Terry Schaaf at 264-5931.
Membership news
We welcome Java the Cup joining the Chamber this week.
Our renewals this week include: Angela’s Flowers, Beehive Homes, Healing Waters Resort and Spa, Jim Smith Realty, JoAnn Laird Realty and King Campbell DDS. Our nonprofit agencies renewing are GOAL Academy and the Archuleta County Democratic Party.

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Women’s conference themed ‘Build for the Future’ http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/12/womens-conference-themed-build-for-the-future/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:00:26 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172801 The 10th annual Small Business Development Center (SBDC) women’s conference will be held July 18 at the Sky Ute Casino. This day will be packed with business and life-skills break-out sessions, dynamic keynote speakers and lots of networking.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Build for the Future.” The full day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a networking breakfast. You can sign up for one-on-one counseling with SBDC consultants and experience some informative break-out sessions on business planning, financing, marketing — online and other avenues, legal and employee issues, cash flow, and much more. The key strategies throughout the day will focus on owning or running a profitable business.
The lunch hour will be exciting with keynote speaker Sheri Tingey, who is the glue behind Alpacka Raft, manufactured in Mancos, Colo. A woman pioneer in outdoor gear and clothing, she and her son, Thor, positioned and provided Alpacka Raft designs to those that need a quality raft product in extreme (or not so extreme) conditions. Come hear her story and be inspired. Learn from her mistakes and successes in starting her companies and in building a better product (or packraft).
The day ends with a networking reception where you can review the highs and learning experiences and make sure that you get connected with those you met throughout the day.
The cost of the event is only $65. You will also have time to visit with sponsors and learn about new products or services.
You can register for the event at http://www.sbdcfortlewis.org/wc.
Get your tickets now
Performances continue for “Tarzan,” produced by Curtains Up Pagosa. The shows will be held Thursday through Saturday, July 11-13, in the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, and $10 for students. All performances will be at 7 p.m.
On July 27, Aspen House will host “Monopoly” night at Keyah Grande. The evening will be filled with heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, live music and a silent auction extravaganza. You can purchase your tickets, which are $50, at the Chamber with cash or check or online at www.aspenhousepagosa.org if you would prefer to use a credit card. All proceeds from the event will be used to build and operate a home for adults with developmental disabilities here in Pagosa Springs. Find out more about Aspen House and help support its efforts for adult independence.
Celebrating 25 years in Archuleta County, “Hats Off to Habitat” is a ladies luncheon that will be held on Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PLPOA Clubhouse. Tickets are $25 to enjoy a scrumptious lunch and many other activities.
Membership news
We have several new members to welcome to the Chamber membership: Heartfelt and Handmade, PS Chocolates and Community of New Thought.
Our renewing members are Astraddle a Saddle; Eggelston Kosnik LLC; Ghost Ranch Retreat Center; Pagosa Springs Luxury Properties; Pagosa Springs RV Park, Cabins and ATV Rental; Southwest Organization for Sustainability; the Veterans Memorial Park; and Wildfire Adapted Partnership (formerly Firewise).

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Fourth of July holiday excitement on tap http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/03/fourth-of-july-holiday-excitement-on-tap/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172191 One of the busiest times of the year hits Pagosa Springs with the Fourth of July holiday extravaganza. The holiday week/weekend is filled with activities for everyone throughout the community.
Listed is a general outline of the events happening.
The 41st Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival begins on July 4 and continues until Sunday, July 7. The fair opens at 11 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. You can find crafts in both Town and Mark Fisher parks. There are crafts and collectibles and food appropriate for everyone. We have many new vendors this year, so don’t miss out on a chance to do a little early holiday shopping or select a gift for a birthday coming up or something for your home.
The Red Ryder Rodeo Roundup celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Join in the fast-paced world of rodeo with all the specialty events such as bronc and bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and calf tying. The rodeo this year takes place on July 4 at 2 p.m., and on July 5 and 6 at 6 p.m. at the rodeo grounds off of U.S. 84 and Mill Creek Road. Tickets are available at Goodman’s Department Store on U.S. 160 and 4th Street or at the gate.
On the Fourth of July, the traditional activities are still occurring — especially the parade and the fireworks. The parade will be held on July 4 beginning at 10 a.m. The starting point for the parade is 6th Street, not 8th Street. Participants in the parade will still stage at Pagosa Springs High School. The parade will take the same route and travel east along U.S. 160 to 2nd Street. Instead of ending there, the parade route will continue to and along Hermosa Street. The parade route will then end at Hermosa Street and Hot Springs Boulevard. You can still enter the parade; you will just be placed at the end of the line. Proof of insurance for vehicles that are driven will be required. Last-minute inquiries will still be taken at the staging area at the high school the morning of the parade.
For those early parade participants or those not in the parade, don’t miss out on Aspire’s Pancake Breakfast to be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 445 Lewis St. The cost is $5 for a full and delicious pancake meal. The breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — just perfect for parade spectators.
The Pagosa Springs Community Band will host its free concert on the back lawn of The Springs Resort at 2 p.m. on July 4. Enjoy the patriotic songs and a tribute to the veterans from the comfort of your lawn chair.
The fireworks will take place at dark near the high school sports complex. This means that the first blasts of sparklers will kick off sometime after 9:15 p.m. Remember not to block highways and side streets. Viewing areas include the high school and Yamaguchi Park areas or the Riverwalk. We have a fabulous display, so don’t miss the bright colors and sparklers that culminate all the Fourth of July festivities.
Other events over the Fourth of July holiday include seasonal theatrical productions. Curtains Up Pagosa will perform “Tarzan the Musical” at the Pagosa Springs High School. The Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for this production. The musical will be held July 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., and a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Those dressed in Tarzan (or Jane) costumes who are 10 years old and younger coming to the July 7 matinee will get in free.
This will be the only day for a matinee production. The show continues then on Thursday, July 11, and runs Friday and Saturday July 12 and 13, again at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors and $10 for students.
The other live performance will be a tribute to Patsy Cline performed by June Marquez and held at the Liberty Theatre on July 3 and 4 at 6 p.m. Tickets for this musical production can be purchased at Goodman’s and at the door for $25.
There will still be time available for backyard barbecues, rafting in the river, bike riding or hiking, shopping, theater productions and, of course, eating at one of our wonderful restaurants. Enjoy our beautiful and active community this holiday weekend.
If you are visiting, don’t forget to purchase your Adventure Raffle tickets for a chance to win a Polaris 900 RZR, a transport trailer, a Townie e-bike, a Tomcat Solo Aire inflatable kayak and a $1,000 shopping spree. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center and are one ticket for $5, three tickets for $10 and seven tickets for $20. You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket. The drawing will be held on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. and you do not need to be present to win.
For information about the holiday events or tickets for various productions, contact the Chamber at 264-2360 or visit our website at www.pagosachamber.com.

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Adventure Raffle ticket sales support community events http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/01/adventure-raffle-ticket-sales-support-community-events/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:00:47 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=171526 The second Adventure Raffle hosted by the Chamber of Commerce is back for another year with exciting outdoor recreational items.
The main item in the package is a 2019 900 Polaris RZR fitted to meet Pagosa Springs’ trail specifications. You must get your RZR to the trails, so a carrier trailer with ramp also comes with the package. Another exciting package prize is a Trek Electra Townie Go! electric assisted bike. This top-of-the-line, top-selling electric bike would be a great adventure gift for someone wanting to get up the hills around Pagosa (Put Hill for one).
Some of the other super prizes are a Tomcat Solo Aire inflatable kayak with paddle and a $1,000 shopping spree at a local sporting goods store. Other prizes will also be included in this killer “winner takes all” package. Tickets are currently on sale at the Visitor Center or Chamber office. Tickets are one for $5, three tickets for $10 and seven tickets for $20. Tickets will be available soon online.
Tickets for the prize package will be available all summer long. The drawing will take place on Saturday of ColorFest weekend, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the athletic field of Town Park. You do not need to be present to win. Last years winner, Cobe Von Gunten, visiting from Texas, was fishing with his family in Town Park when his ticket was called. It could be you this year.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit future Chamber community events, community training programs and infrastructure improvements. Don’t miss out on your chance to win this amazing prize package.
Membership news
We have two new members to welcome to the Chamber this week: Iron Dram Whiskey Lodge and Timberline Framers Inc.
Our renewing members this week are Alpine Medical and Specialty Practices, Fireside Inn Cabins, Moe’s Maps, Shellie Hogue with Exit Realty, Two Chicks and a Hippie, San Juan Mountains Association, San Juan Basin Area on Aging, Hometown Insurance and Financial Services, L Bar Z Ranch Cabins, Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association, Pagosa Springs Golf Club, DUST2, and Mountain Waters Rafting and Adventure Company. We appreciate all of our members and their participation and support of the Chamber.
Remember to look for all of the Fourth of July activities in next week’s edition of The SUN. Get ready for an exciting and fun-filled holiday weekend.

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Starting Your Business Workshop offered http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/06/21/starting-your-business-workshop-offered/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:00:58 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=170915 Just a little more than half of start-up businesses make it to their fourth year.
Here are some of the top reasons: no market for the product or service, ran out of cash or poor financial leverage, not the right team of people, got out-competed for the product, poor marketing or having a product without a business model.
Are you in the process of starting a business or considering starting one?
The Chamber will be hosting a Starting Your Business Workshop on Thursday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Chamber conference room at 105 Hot Springs Blvd. The cost for the class including lunch is $25. You can visit the Chamber website at www.pagosachamber.com and register.
The day will be filled with key start-up business information from a slate of business experts. The facilitators will include an accountant, a lawyer, governmental agencies, bankers, Region 9 and the SBDC.
Are you setting up your business as an LLC, a partnership or sole proprietorship? Do you have a relationship with a bank or appropriate financing? Do you need specific business assistance with marketing, QuickBooks or other pertinent business tools? Do you know the zoning laws or requirements for your business before you open your business? Just because you want to pursue your passion, do you have the right tools to make a dream into a reality?
Invest in your business now before spending tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars later in a venture that might prove unsuccessful. You will be able to speak with a myriad of experts all in one place and walk away with some key start-up business tips and pitfalls to avoid. Be one of the successful business statistics and start off on the right foot by attending this valuable workshop. If you have questions on the class, contact the Chamber at 264-2360 or register online at www.pagosachamber.com.
Fundraisers and events
It’s summer and the events are happening. One of the benefits that many nonprofit Chamber members take advantage of is the opportunity for the Chamber to sell their event tickets. People find that stopping by the Chamber is convenient as they are on their way to the post office or other downtown errands or they can purchase tickets for multiple events in one place.
Here are some of the upcoming events that you can purchase tickets for. The Chamber has tickets for the upcoming Curtains Up Pagosa summer musical production of “Tarzan.” The show will be held July 5-7 and July 11-13 and tickets are $20 for adults and seniors and $10 for students and children under 5 are free. For the Sunday matinee on July 7, children 10 and younger in costume get in free.
You can get your tickets for Rotary’s Casino Night. Tickets are $45 and there are a limited amount available. Purchasing a ticket also gets you entered into a cash prize drawing and you will enjoy live music, a silent auction, appetizers, a cash bar and more.
Chimney Rock has tickets at the Chamber for their Solstice on the San Juan event on June 22 at 6 p.m. Native American flute, drum music and storytelling will take place at the GGP site in Centennial Park. Tickets are $25 in advance and $5 for children up to age 15. There will also be door prizes.
Habitat for Humanity’s event, “Hat’s Off to Habitat” Ladies Luncheon will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17. There will be a guest speaker, luncheon, fashion show and silent auction. Tickets are available at the Chamber and online at www.habitatarchuleta.org.
Please note that ticket purchases for all events must be transacted by cash or check, no credit cards can be accepted as these are not Chamber events, but individual organizational events. If you are a nonprofit organization, a Chamber member and would like us to sell your tickets, please contact us for more information on utilizing this benefit.
Don’t forget that the Chamber also has the Fourth of July parade applications and waivers available. These documents are available in hard copy or downloadable on the Chamber website at www.pagosachamber.com. Applications can be downloaded and emailed to pagosaparade@gmail.com or returned to the Chamber offices by noon on July 1. Remember, for every person on your float, a separate waiver must be completed and singed and turned in with your application.
Membership news
Our renewing members this week include Pagosa Riverside Campground, the Pagosa Bar, Fort Lewis College and Tri-County Head Start.
It is a busy time for our business community. Remember that staff training is one of the most important components of running your business. If you are interested in having the Chamber assist you with customer service training, please contact us at 264-2360 or director@pagosachamber.com.

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Fourth of July parade applications now available http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/06/14/fourth-of-july-parade-applications-now-available/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:00:20 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=170483 Despite rumors to the contrary, the Fourth of July parade is well and happening on the Fourth of July beginning at 10 a.m. in the morning.
This local tradition will have a few minor changes; however, the availability of applications has not changed. Participants of the parade are able to obtain their applications in a variety of ways: on the website of The Pagosa Springs SUN, www.pagosasun.com, or in hard copy at the Chamber offices at 105 Hot Springs Blvd. in the Visitor Center.
Those filling out applications will experience a few additions to the application. Proof of a driver’s license and insurance is required if you have any kind of vehicle in the parade. As usual, please make sure that there is a description of your entry for the announcers.
The parade route will also take a little bit different of a route this year. Typically, the parade begins on 8th Street and ends on 2nd Street. This year, the parade will begin on 6th Street and continue past 2nd Street back up Hermosa Street and along Hot Springs Boulevard to Apache Street. The staging area and registration will still take place a Pagosa Springs High School.
Entrants will exit the high school parking lot at the 6th Street access and line up along 6th Street. The modification of this route will allow for safer highway traffic control and spectator viewing on U.S. 160. It will also slightly extend the route onto Hot Springs Boulevard where there is still plenty of parking and viewing availability.
Parade applications are due back to the Chamber or pagosaparade@gmail.com by noon on July 1. There is still no cost to enter the parade. Businesses, families, reunions, nonprofit agencies and, in general, all of the community is encouraged to enter a float into the Fourth of July parade.
Questions concerning the parade can be directed to the aforementioned email address or the Chamber of Commerce at 264-2360.
Car Show
Don’t forget to come out and enjoy the 11th annual Pagosa Springs Car Show to be held in the athletic field in Town Park on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15. Come out and see the stunning cars and motorcycles, the vendors and the beer garden. It will be a fun-filled weekend. See The PREVIEW with a related article for more information.
Starting Your Business Class rescheduled for July 27
The Starting Your Business Class originally scheduled in February was postponed due to inclement weather conditions. This important business class will now be held on Thursday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chamber conference room at 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
If you were not able to attend the last class but would like to attend the class on this new date, you can visit the Chamber website, www.pagosachamber.com, and register. The cost for the class including lunch is $25.
The day will be filled with key start-up business information covering topics from an accountant, a lawyer, governmental agencies, banking, Region 9 and the Small Business Development Center.
Are you setting up your business as an LLC, a partnership or sole proprietorship? Do you have a relationship with a bank or appropriate funding? Do you need specific business assistance with marketing, QuickBooks or other pertinent business tools? Do you know the zoning laws or requirements for your business before you open your business? You will be able to speak with a myriad of experts all in one place and come away with other referral agencies.
If you have questions on the class, contact the Chamber at 264-2360 or register online at www.pagosachamber.com.
Membership news
We welcome new business RoyceTalks this week. Our renewals this week include A&P Tents, Riff Raff Brewing Company and Riff Raff on the Rio, Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District, Pagosa Wellness, High Country Fishing Charters and Durango Party Rentals. Our nonprofit agency renewing is the San Juan Rangers.

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Second annual Adventure Raffle begins soon http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/06/07/second-annual-adventure-raffle-begins-soon/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:00:46 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=169619 Tickets for the second annual Pagosa Springs Adventure Raffle will be on sale soon. First pick for tickets will be made available at the Car Show, which will be held June 14 and 15.
Tickets will then be on sale at the Visitor Center, events until September and from Chamber board members. Tickets will also be available online throughout the summer once the site has been approved by the state of Colorado. The drawing for this cache will be held on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Bands and Brews ColorFest event.
This mega prize package is built to highlight the wonderful outdoor activities that are abundant in and around Pagosa Springs during all four seasons. This year, the package includes the following major items: a 2019 RZR 900 EPS Trail ATV with a trailer to haul the vehicle, a TREK Townie Go! E-Bike, a Tomcat SOLO Aire inflatable kayak with paddle, a $1,000 sporting goods shopping spree and more. These items are the latest and greatest in their area of adventure with the RZR being specifically ordered so as to meet the trail size here in Archuleta County.
This prize package would not be possible without the assistance of many of our wonderful sporting and outdoor adventure stores. Any proceeds from the package will benefit the continuation of Chamber events, potential tourism-related infrastructure or community amenities, and future hospitality/workforce training.
Last year’s winner, Cobe VonGunten and family, from Texas, were thrilled to have been the recipients of the prize package. In town and fishing in Town Park when their ticket was called, they rushed over to the athletic field with smiles as big as the San Juan River and in shock that they had actually won. This year it could be you that wins this fabulous prize package. You do not need to be present to win.
Tickets are only one for $5, three for $10 and seven for $20. Stop by the booth at this year’s Car Show and check out the RZR. Its sporty blue markings will certainly catch your eye.
Car Show
Don’t forget to enter your car in the 2019 Car Show. If you don’t have a car to register, then give your dad a Father’s Day gift and let him enjoy all the fabulous cars that will be on display at the show Friday evening, June 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event for both days will be held in the athletic field in Town Park.
There will be an array of vendors, cars and motorcycles of all makes and models, food and a beer garden. Don’t miss out on the fun.
Starting Your Business Class rescheduled
Due to inclement weather conditions in February, the Starting Your Business Class was postponed. This informative class will now be held on June 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Persons who were not able to attend will have their admission fee applied to this new date. If you are not able to attend the class and already paid, your money will be refunded to you. If you were not able to attend the last class but would like to attend the class on this new date, you can visit the Chamber website, www.pagosachamber.com, and register. The cost for the class including lunch is $25.
The day will be filled with key start-up business information covering topics from an accountant, a lawyer, governmental agencies, banking, Region 9 and the Small Business Development Center. Are you setting up your business as an LLC, a partnership or sole proprietorship? Do you have a relationship with a bank or appropriate funding? Do you need specific business assistance with marketing, QuickBooks or other pertinent business tools? Do you know the zoning laws or requirements for your business before you open your business? You will be able to speak with a myriad of experts all in one place and come away with other referral agencies.
If you have questions on the class, contact the Chamber at 264-2360 or register online at www.pagosachamber.com.
Membership news
The June Maximizing Your Membership class will be held on Tuesday, June 11, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce conference room. Contact Rick Artis, membership coordinator, at 264-2360 to reserve your class space. The session is free and a light breakfast will be served.
We welcome new member Dr. Leo Milner.
Our renewals this week include Liberty Theatre, Scott Strategic Investments, Alpine Inn of Pagosa, The Last Resort RV Park and Campground, Riverdance Townhome, and Community United Methodist Church.

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