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Adult basketball leagues gearing up

An organizational meeting for all managers who registered teams for this year’s adult basketball leagues will be held tonight at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

The leagues will begin next week on a limited basis, with 19 teams scheduled to take the floor in the junior high and intermediate school gymnasiums.

Managers are reminded that team registration fees are $250 per team, plus a $30 fee per player. Team and player fees are due at the start of each team’s second game. Also, numbered jerseys of similar color are required attire for participation in this year’s leagues.

Rosters may carry as many as 15 players; players are eligible to participate if they will be 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.

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

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

Youth basketball

Youth basketball schedules are available at the recreation office in Town hall and are also posted in Adobe format on the recreation department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

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

Cross-country skiing

Thanks to the efforts of the Pagosa Nordic Club, cross-country skiing trails are being groomed regularly on Reservoir Hill, in Town Park and in Yamaguchi Park to offer a variety of Nordic skiing opportunities in downtown Pagosa Springs.

For more information on additional cross-country skiing opportunities in the Pagosa Springs area, visit www.pagosanordic.com.

Skate pond

The skate pond at the River Center remains open. The hours of operation are from dawn to 10 p.m. every day, except on those nights when ice-maintenance operations are being performed.

Resurfacing will be scheduled for Monday and Thursday evenings unless weather conditions keep the work from taking place. On those nights, the pond will be closed at 6 p.m. A minimum ice thickness of four inches will be regularly monitored, but thin spots can occur, and an effort to mark them with orange safety cones will be made.

Pond users are requested to leave the cones in place. We also ask that no foreign objects be thrown onto the ice. The pond will remain open until safety concerns require its closure. Enjoy the ice.

Christmas tree recycling

The Town of Pagosa Springs is again conducting a Christmas tree recycling program. Trees to be recycled can be dropped off at a newly-designated site at the south end of South 5th Street any time before the end of March.

Look for the signs directing recyclers to the collection area. The parks department asks that recyclers 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. Thank you for participating in this worthwhile undertaking.

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.