Register the kids for tee-ball next week

The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department will accept registrations for this year’s tee-ball league beginning Wednesday, March 18.

Registration deadline for this year’s season is April 1. Any child who will be 5 or 6 years old as of April 1 is eligible to participate.

Registrations will be available at the recreation office in Town Hall and will be dispersed at local schools next week.

Registrations will also be available for download in Adobe format through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same, immediate family who participates. The season is tentatively scheduled to begin in early April.

Coaches and sponsorships for this year’s tee-ball teams are also needed and appreciated. Cost for sponsorship is $150, which includes sponsor’s name on team uniforms, commemorative plaque with team picture, and designation on season banners and in media articles.

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

Adult basketball

Adult basketball schedules are available at the recreation office and on the recreation department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com. The season will run through mid-April.

Rosters may carry as many as 15 players; players are eligible to participate if they were 16 years of age or older as of March 1. Players may be added to the roster at any time throughout the season, but participants who have not paid the $30 player fee before the start of their second game will not be permitted to play.

Call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 231 for more information.

Indoor soccer

Youth indoor soccer continues this weekend, but has been canceled for March 21. Play will resume March 28.

This free “pick-up” style program for players ages 5-and-over 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.

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 is winding down, with the 11-12 tournament ending next week at the community center gym.

Playoff brackets are available in the recreation office at Town Hall. For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

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 the month.

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.

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.

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.