President's Message
John Duvall
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The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is a diverse group of engaged individuals participating through friendship and camaraderie in opportunities to serve our community and other communities around the world.
News and Announcements
  • Member Joe Donovan surprised us with a visit. He told us about his 11 broken ribs that he sustained from a fall recently and the amount of discomfort that he endured. He was accompanied by his oldest son Mike Donovan.
  • Dick Bond who was a recent member of our Rotory Club was in attendance. He informed us that he has joined Rio Rancho Rotary Club located in Albuquerque, NM since moving there a couple months ago.
  • Several guest of Rotarians were present that included Tom Darrigan and his wife Elsa, Rihanna Ray, John Shepherd who was visiting for the second time and Loyette Stewart.
  • Kim Moore returned after vacationing at Death Valley where she said the weather was not favorable. She informed us that Keyah Grande has been reserved for our Kentucky Derby Party scheduled for May 6, 2017 and everyone cheered loudly.
  • Leo our exchange student sported a new haircut that his friend gave him. He stated that he went shopping in 
    Farmington NM last weekend and it was fun.

Town of Pagosa Comprehensive Plan Update

Guest Speaker: James Dickoff, Planning Department Director for Pagosa Springs, CO.
He gave us a review of what's new for 2017 and a comprehensive plan update for the town of Pagosa Springs. He stated that these plans come from a 13 member steering committee and several work sessions. He reviewed the recent projects that have been completed, projects that are in process and some future projects that are planned. Completed projects include improvements to Town Park and Yamaguchi Park, Sixth Street river walk, Hotsprings pedestrian bridge, construction of a geothermal greenhouse, the observation deck and gazebo along the riverwalk and the resurfacing of Trujillo road. Projects in progress or planned include San Juan Riverwalk extension from River Center to Town Park with a pedestrian bridge crossing the San Juan river near Highway 160, fishing dock and trail improvement at River Center, a river wave feature near Cotton Hole, a pump track at Yamaguchi Park, Overlook parking area deck replacement and expansion, resurfacing of Hot Springs Boulevard, complete South 8th Street repair and surfacing, complete the Safe Route to School sidewalk project from South 8th Street to Florida Street, the Rumbaugh Creek bridge restoration and replace the mural on Main Street. Mr Dickhoff explained that the McCabe Creek culvert project has been delayed due to funding but should go out for bidding late 2017 or early 2018. The Town to Pagosa Lakes trail will be completed in sections as funds are appropriated. He stated that the section between Aspen Drive and Pinion Causeway should be completed this fall.
Mr Dickoff encouraged public participation at work sessions to revamp the town's comprehensive plan and he gave several dates that have been scheduled. He stated that one way to find out more about the comprehensive plan and the meeting schedule is to sign up for e-notices on the town's website: He fielded several question before ending his talk.
Bulletin Editor
Shellie Peterson
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Marion Francis
March 13
Ramona Tschaar
March 13
Kriss Campbell
March 15
Sue Walan
March 18
Bob Eggleston
March 21
Ken Morrison
March 22
Jeff Switzer
March 30
Jo Bridges
April 9
John Richardson
April 9
Fred Uehling
April 11
Joseph E Donovan
April 24
Will Spears
April 29
Sharon Crump
March 4
Granton Bartz
April 7
Fred Uehling
April 21
Upcoming Events
2017 Kentucky Derby
May 06, 2017
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

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356 East Pagosa Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147