Veterans – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-4/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195937 2019 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
The SUN is taking a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at October, November and December.

OCTOBER

• The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved upon first reading a revised noise ordinance and adopted the Model Traffic Code upon second and final reading at the board’s regular meeting on Oct. 1.

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-2/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194567 2019 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
Over the next few weeks, The SUN will take a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at April, May and June.

APRIL

• On April 1, Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) added Julie Simmons to its board. Simmons replaced former board member Clay Buchner.

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Sailing adventure presentation to benefit Veterans for Veterans http://www.pagosasun.com/sailing-adventure-presentation-to-benefit-veterans-for-veterans/ Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:00:11 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194157 By Tari Woods
Special to The SUN
Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County will be celebrating the new year with a fundraising event on Jan. 11 at the Best Western Lodge at 3505 U.S. 160.
The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 and children under 5 are admitted free.
There will be a cash bar and appetizers from around town, with local restaurants donating their “bites.”
The vets will be hosting Capt. John Barry lll, who lives here in Pagosa Springs. He will be sharing his stories with a slide show of his sailing adventure on his vessel the “Avalanche.”
He and his crew recently finished his goal of sailing around the world. He passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 18, 2019, having covered 2,600 sea miles from Honolulu in 17 days. He will have interesting, funny, dangerous and exciting tales to tell. Hang on to your hats, mates, they just may be blown away.
There will be a live and silent auction. The live auction will feature a round-trip airplane ride from Pagosa to Telluride with lunch for two and another offering of a stay at Purgatory Mountain. The silent auction will also have many fun and must-have items. Support our vets. Wear your red, white and blue. Hope to see you there.
For information, please contact Tari Woods. Call or text 398-0023 or email tarilwoods@aol.com.

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Save the date for Veterans for Veterans fundraiser http://www.pagosasun.com/save-the-date-for-veterans-for-veterans-fundraiser/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192493 By Tari Woods
Special to The PREVIEW
Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County will be enjoying a happy new year: A fundraiser event in their honor will be held at the Best Western Lodge on U.S. 160 at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2020. We will be celebrating “Love around the World” with Capt. John Barry lll, who lives right here in Pagosa Springs.
He will give a slide presentation and share stories from his sailing trip around the world. Hang on to your hats; they just may be blown away. We will have appetizers from around town, with local restaurants sharing their bites. There will also be live and silent auctions, a cash bar and fun for all.
Tickets are $20 at the door; children under 5 are free. We are looking for donations for both the silent and live auctions. Anyone who may want to volunteer, assist in anyway or make a donation, please contact Tari Woods by phone or text at 398-0023.

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U.S. Marine Corps birthday celebration http://www.pagosasun.com/u-s-marine-corps-birthday-celebration/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191306

Photos courtesy Karla Robinson and Maria MacNamee

Scene … celebrating the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps on Sunday, Nov. 10. Marines and others celebrated the birthday with dinner, the traditional cake-cutting ceremony and a short program.

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Veterans Day breakfast http://www.pagosasun.com/veterans-day-breakfast/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:00:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191254

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Marking the 19th year for the event, Pagosa Springs Middle School eighth-graders hosted the annual Veterans Day breakfast for our local heroes Monday. The event was a time for the youth of the community to talk with veterans and hear stories of their experiences.

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Cub Scouts http://www.pagosasun.com/cub-scouts-2/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191242

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Cub Scouts of all ages learn the art of public service, while also honoring our country’s heroes on Nov. 6 at the downtown Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Cub Scout Pack 807, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus, served a spaghetti and meatball dinner to local veterans and their families, while also hearing stories and enjoying the company.

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Veterans Day http://www.pagosasun.com/veterans-day-3/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:55:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191141

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Local veterans were honored at multiple events over the last week. Nov. 6 featured local Cub Scouts serving dinner and chatting with local veterans. On Veterans Day, a ceremony was held at the American Legion to honor past, present and future veterans.

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Marine Corps birthday http://www.pagosasun.com/marine-corps-birthday/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:54:26 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191138

Photo courtesy Karla Robinson

During the celebration of the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps on Nov. 10, a special ceremony took place where the oldest Marine present gives the first piece of birthday cake to the youngest Marine present. This ceremony symbolizes the passing of traditions from one generation of Marines to the next. Ernie Garcia, who entered the Marine Corps in 1952, is pictured passing the first piece of cake to Cedar Sorrell. She entered the Marine Corps in 1995. Observing the ceremony is Maj. Don MacNamee, USMC (ret.).

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Marine Corps birthday celebration planned http://www.pagosasun.com/marine-corps-birthday-celebration-planned-3/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190633 By Ed Robinson
Special to The SUN
From the Marines’ Hymn: “If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”
Pagosa-area Marines and their guests are invited to celebrate the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 10. The celebration will be held at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant and Saloon, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a gathering in the restaurant’s main floor Wilderness Room. Dinner orders will be taken at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will pay for their own dinners and drinks; an 18 percent gratuity will be added to all bills.
The traditional cake cutting ceremony and short program will follow dinner. Complimentary birthday cake will be served as dessert.
Other service members, especially U.S. Navy Corpsmen, are welcome. Dress is casual, however, military uniforms are always welcome.
Contact Ed Robinson at 731-0718 or Don MacNamee at 731-0306 with any questions.

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