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Friday is deadline for youth volleyball

Friday is the last chance to register for this year’s youth volleyball program for children ages 9-12.

Registrations for this coed program are available at the recreation office in Town Hall, and are also available for download through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

Registrations have also been distributed to local schools. Parents are reminded that all registrations should be submitted to the recreation office in Town Hall.

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 mid-October and will run through late November.

Age divisions will be 9-10 and 11-12. Volunteer coaches for both divisions are needed and appreciated. The season will consist of clinic-style sessions which will include drills, an introduction to game rules and scrimmages. All sessions are tentatively scheduled to take place during the week (evenings) at the junior high school.

For more information, contact Andy Rice, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Disc golf

Anyone interested in exploring the game of disc golf can try out a newly-erected, temporary course on the south side of Reservoir Hill.

For the next several weeks, veteran players and beginners alike can test their skills on the nine-hole course, which occupies roughly five acres on the hill’s southwest meadow. Players can access the course by taking Hot Springs Boulevard to Spring Street. From Spring Street, proceed on foot through the gate and look for the first hole on the north side of the meadow approximately one-quarter of a mile up the road. Tee boxes and baskets have been flagged for better visibility.

The recreation office is monitoring the use of the course, and would like to hear comments concerning this location from disc golfers and others who use Reservoir Hill for recreational purposes. Anyone wishing to comment can call the office at 264-4151, Ext. 232. Comments can also be e-mailed to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

For more information on the game of disc golf and the course itself, contact Michael Carol at mcc@newmex.com.

Pick-up Pagosa Country

As part of its continuing anti-litter campaign, the Town of Pagosa Springs is again inviting local students in grades K-8 to enter the second annual Pick-up Pagosa Country poster and essay contests.

Through Oct. 31, children in grades K-4 can submit entries in the poster contest, while children in grades 5-8 can get involved by entering the essay contest.

The theme for entries in the poster contest (grades K-4) is, naturally,

“Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should focus on the impacts of litter and/or recycling on our community and should be submitted according to the following general guidelines:

• All entries should be submitted on 8.5x11 paper.

• Any art supplies can be used.

• Neatness, legibility and creativity are essential.

• Artwork must be original and hand-drawn.

• Include student’s name, grade and phone number on the back of entry.

The theme for entries in the essay contest (grades 5-8) is also “Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should explain why local litter prevention and/or recycling efforts are important and should follow these guidelines:

• All entries must be legibly handwritten on 8.5x11 paper.

• Entries are limited to a maximum of 250 words.

• Include student’s name, grade and phone number with entry.

Submissions can be dropped off at the front desk in Town Hall until 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Submissions can also be mailed to: Pick-up Pagosa Country Contest, Town Hall, P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Submissions will not be returned.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place entries in each grade. The first-place entries in each grade will be recognized in an upcoming issue of The SUN.

For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 232, or e-mail tcarosello@centurytel.net.

Youth soccer

Youth soccer schedules for all divisions are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

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

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.