Happy New Year from Pagosa Weather!

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2021 was a year of growth at Pagosa Weather and we have so much to be thankful for!

We now have a beautiful web page.  We are an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation for scientific and education purposes.  We’ve presented our first community outreach talk.   

Why do Pagosa Weather?

We were recently asked why we do Pagosa Weather?  Mark, Shawn and I are retired. We do not receive a paid salary from Pagosa Weather. We love playing in the outdoors and have other personal interests to fill our time.  Why do we take our personal time each day to voluntarily put together daily weather forecasts and other articles?

The three of us recognize that weather is part of our everyday decisions, especially in a community where outdoor recreation is so much a part of everyone’s lives.

The three of us recognize that there is a lack of detailed weather forecasts in Pagosa just like that radar hole that is over us. 

The three of us have a natural curiosity and passion about weather.  Shawn and I have a formal meteorology education through the military.  Mark is a self-educated renaissance man that has spent decades studying how the atmosphere interacts.  We know that we have the ability to fill the missing gap of detailed weather information for the community of Pagosa and Archuleta County.  

Our payment is how the community embraces us!  When I wanted a new web page that would be available to everyone, I had several folks volunteer to design it for us.  When I asked for donations and sponsors to cover the costs of weather subscriptions, web page and other business expenses, the community of Pagosa responded and is supporting us 100%! 

We feel the gratitude in the remarks our followers make on the web page and Facebook everyday. We feel the gratitude every time we go to town and meet someone.  The subject of weather is always an icebreaker and allows us to introduce ourselves.  It makes us feel so good when people respond back that they follow us, and they are so thankful for what we do.  That is why we do it.  It is a community service.  It is a knowledge that we have, and we enjoy sharing.

Huge thanks to our web designers!

Brandon and Hannah did an incredible job.  We know that they saved us thousands of dollars.  Brandon continues to help us to this day.   

Huge thanks to the Pagosa Weather Board!

Steve, Laura, Connie and Gabriel have helped me immensely with their guidance on decisions of how to administer and manage Pagosa Weather.  Their advice is indispensable.

Huge thanks to our sponsors!

Each of these sponsors has formed an important partnership with us and have ensured that Pagosa Weather is a free service that we will be able to provide to everyone for years to come.

Blizzard Level Sponsor

Ski and Bow Rack

Snowman Level Sponsors

Cold Case Gear

Jim Smith Realty

Snowball Level Sponsors

Elk Park Animal Hospital


Dr. Leo Milner, Chiropractor

Peggy Andrews Independent Real Estate Broker

Rosies Pizzaria

San Juan Sled Dogs

Special thanks to individual donors!

You are the backbone of Pagosa Weather and have often left me in tears with your generosity.  Thank you!

Peggy Andrews

Melinda & Rob Barlow

Susan Berke

Donald Biddick

Becca & Steve Bilello

Jim Bodoh

Carol Bowden

Keena & Todd Carstensen  

Nanette Cheffers

Pat & John Combes

Ken Daniels

Arthur Dilione

Roslyn Earle

Casey & Sarah Fisher

Mary Fox

Lisa Gamber

The Rowdy Girl

Marilyn Harris

Tom Harrison

Rick Holter

Pattye Holton                     

Candace Jones

Indy & Ken Kaaz

David Knapp

Barry Knott

Jim Laffey

May Latson

Suellen Loher

Livia & Bob Lynch

John Mancuso

Vicki McBride

Kathleen McFadden

Richard Miller

Rick & Debbie Moore

John Mosher

David Okeefe

Ronald Olding

Steven Orr

Carol Ann Peterson

Bobby Phillips

John Porco

Jan & Robert Powers

Records Management Group

Sarah & Chuck Riehm

David A Robb

Edward Roberts

Janice Roedel

Dan RosenblattPagosa Drone Productions                             

Nancy Seay                                    

Robbie Schwartz

Aly & Buddy Shanks                    

Phillip Slusher

Stephanie Smith

Mary Lou Sprowle

Arlie & Brian Swett

Laurie & Steve Taub

Lisa & Joe Tedder 

Lisa & Andrew Thomas                               

Stephen Trammel             

Sherry Vanatta

Nancy & Craig Vogt

Jackie White

 Stephanie Wilson

Jeff Witten                                       

Musetta & Dan Wollenweber

Laura & Mike Young 

Michael Zeck

Becky Ziminsky    

And as always thanks to our founder Todd Cook.

Pagosa Weather Blizzard Level Sponsor

Pagosa Weather Storm Sponsor

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Arleen Pro

I grew up in Montana where my love of the mountains is rooted. I was in the Air Force, forecasting aviation weather, for 24 years. I had eight assignments and my favorites were Colorado, Alaska, Korea, and Germany. I deployed a number of times including to Iraq and Afghanistan. After RV traveling for nine years, we found paradise in Pagosa. Here we enjoy playing outside in the spectacular San Juan mountains!
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2 Responses

  1. I’ve been following Pagosa Weather for many years now. Todd’s forecasts were always spot on! When Todd left and y’all took over, Pagosa Weather never missed a beat…the same accurate forecasts…the detailed explanations…the updates when the weather patterns change! Being a Texas transplant…my knowledge of Colorado weather was limited and I use your forecasts on a daily basis to make travel/play/potential life saving decisions! Pagosa Springs and all of its residents either full time, part time, and visitors are blessed to have such dedicated professionals keeping us informed!!

    The list was of sponsors says it all!

    Thank y’all for what you do for all of us!

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