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
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!
Melinda & Rob Barlow
Becca & Steve Bilello
Keena & Todd Carstensen
Pat & John Combes
Casey & Sarah Fisher
The Rowdy Girl
Indy & Ken Kaaz
Livia & Bob Lynch
Rick & Debbie Moore
Carol Ann Peterson
Jan & Robert Powers
Records Management Group
Sarah & Chuck Riehm
David A Robb
Dan Rosenblatt – Pagosa Drone Productions
Aly & Buddy Shanks
Mary Lou Sprowle
Arlie & Brian Swett
Laurie & Steve Taub
Lisa & Joe Tedder
Lisa & Andrew Thomas
Nancy & Craig Vogt
Musetta & Dan Wollenweber
Laura & Mike Young