Adult basketball and indoor soccer

Tomorrow is the deadline for registering teams in this year’s adult basketball leagues.

The Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for the 2009 adult men’s and women’s basketball leagues. Registration forms are available at the department office in Town Hall.

Staff will accept registrations for men’s recreation league, men’s competitive league and women’s recreation league.

However, if there are not at least four teams registered for each league by the deadline, the leagues will be canceled. Team registration fees are $250 per team, plus a $30 fee per player.

The leagues are tentatively scheduled to begin in late February. Call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 231 for more information.

Also, adults interested in participating in pick-up basketball games can attend open gym at the junior high school Wednesday nights from 6 -8 p.m. through Feb. 25.

Non-marking athletic shoes are required, and participants are reminded that tobacco and alcohol are not permitted on school grounds at any time.

Indoor soccer

Due to scheduling conflicts, Indoor soccer has been canceled for Feb. 14 and 21, but should resume Feb. 28

This free pick-up style program for players ages 5-and-older is held Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon in the community center gym (when space is available).

The program consists of informal scrimmages, practice and instruction. Non-marking athletic shoes are required; skating shoes are not recommended. The season is expected to run through late March or early April.

Indoor soccer balls and goals will be provided; outdoor balls will not be permitted. Shin guards are highly recommended for all participants.

For more information on this program, contact Matt Bowdridge at 903-8663, or call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Youth basketball

Youth basketball schedules are available at the recreation office and on the recreation department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

Games in the 9-10 division will be played in the Community Center gym Tuesdays and Thursdays, while games in the 11-12 division will be played Mondays and Wednesdays in the same venue.

For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

Fireworks donations

The recreation department is accepting donations for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show.

Donations in any amount will be accepted; checks and money orders should be made payable to Town of Pagosa Springs.

Donations should be addressed “Attention: Fireworks” and mailed to P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. If you would like to make a cash donation, please do so in person at the front desk in Town Hall.

Tree recycling

The Town of Pagosa Springs is conducting a Christmas tree recycling program. Anyone wishing to participate in this program can take trees to be recycled to South Pagosa Park on South 8th Street between now and the end of March.

Look for the signs directing recyclers to the collection area. To ensure that trees can be properly recycled, please remove all lights and ornaments before leaving your tree.

The parks department will chip the collected trees into mulch to be used for landscaping projects during the coming season.

Sports hotline

General information concerning the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department can be obtained by calling the Pagosa Springs Sports Hotline at 264-4151, Ext. 301 or logging on to townofpagosasprings.com and going to the parks and recreation link.

All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.