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Fishing seminar series begins Saturday

Got a whopper of a fish story you’ve been dying to tell?

Join others like you Saturday at 8 a.m. in the Buffalo Inn on North Pagosa Boulevard for the first in a series of monthly fishing seminars for area anglers. There is no charge for admission; just pay for your breakfast and coffee, then spend the morning trading fishing tales with your peers.

Since the meeting will be an open forum, anglers are welcome to discuss strategies, recipes and hot spots, as well as bring their favorite lures and gear for show and trade. Reservations are not required, but anyone interested in attending can contact Gary Gray at 731-0739 or 749-3210 to help the hosts plan.

Potential attendees (or anyone interested in hosting a future forum) can also contact Gray by e-mail at gary053@centurytel.net.

Tee-ball orientation

Registration for this year’s tee-ball season has closed and the six dozen 5- and 6-year-olds who have been registered will now be sorted into teams.

Whenever feasible, the recreation department will do its best to ensure parents’ requests to have their youngsters placed with a particular coach and/or player are honored; however parents are reminded that not all requests can be guaranteed.

On a related note, there will be a voluntary, tee-ball orientation night Wednesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Yamaguchi Park on South 5th Street; parents and coaches will be reminded by recreation department staff prior to the orientation.

As soon as teams are finalized, coaches will be contacted with roster information. Games are tentatively scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays and will be played outside, weather permitting.

Teams may begin to practice by the end of next week, and games will not begin until April 21. The season will end in late May.

For more information regarding this year’s tee-ball season, call the recreation office 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Adult basketball

Adult basketball schedules are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and can be downloaded through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

The season will run through late April. Call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 231 for more information.

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.