WinterFest weekend results announced

Photo courtesy Jeff Laydon
A record number of “plungers” braced the 38-degree water of the San Juan River on Saturday, Feb. 3, raising over $10,000 for nonprofit agencies in Archuleta County: the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Climbing Initiative, Pagosa Springs Medical Center Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cornerstone Wrestling, Four Corners Film Office, Special Olympics, Chamber of Commerce, DUST2 and Pagosa Peak Charter School.

Even though there wasn’t much snow to contend with at this year’s WinterFest event, the participants and spectators came out in droves to have some fun and pretend like it was winter here in Pagosa. Nineteen hot air balloons came for WinterFest, gracing the skies, and splash and dashing in the lakes and river.

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This story was posted on February 8, 2018.