Dear Editor:

I would be remiss if I did not talk about the ultimate heroine in Pagosa. People Magazine had the insight to recognize the extraordinary work being done by Mary Kurt-Mason for our special, precious young people. Her story is absolutely amazing and she wants no notoriety because of it, so I will just say it was a privilege to be present at the high school when she was recognized.

I also met Vangeline Manzanares this last weekend. She was available to fill in at one of our stores when the owners were called away. This without expecting any salary and with no advance notice.

Heroes and angels are all around us in this spiritual place.

Cindy Gustafson

This story was posted on October 31, 2013.