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Youth soccer cleat swaps Sept. 7-8

Youth soccer season begins Sept. 7, and this year’s cleat swap for the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will be held the same day at Yamaguchi Park at 5 p.m.

The cleat swap for the 5-6 and 7-8 divisions will be held at the elementary school Sept. 8 and will begin at 5 p.m.

There will be areas adjacent to the fields designated for donation and trade of soccer socks, cleats and shin guards for all age divisions. The cleat swaps are free events; all players and parents who registered for this year’s league are welcome to attend.

Parents who registered children for this year’s league and have not yet heard from a head coach should call the office at 264-4151 Ext. 231 or 232 to obtain roster information.

On a related note, children who have been placed on a waiting list will be added to teams if and when spots become available in their respective age divisions.

Three teams from Dulce, N.M. (ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10) have recently agreed to participate in the league and will make the trip to Pagosa Springs each Thursdays from Sept. 9-Oct. 7. Schedules for all divisions have been posted on the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

Games for the 5-6 and 7-8 divisions have been scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays at the elementary school soccer fields, while the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will play Tuesdays and Thursdays at Yamaguchi Park on South 5th Street.

However, local teams in the 5-6 and 7-8 divisions will occasionally play Thursdays against Dulce at the elementary school; the 9-10 division will always play Thursdays against Dulce at Yamaguchi Park.

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

Anglers’ roundtable

The next in a series of anglers’ roundtables is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. in the Buffalo Inn on North Pagosa Boulevard.

There is no charge for admission; just pay for your breakfast and coffee, and then spend the morning exchanging fishing tales with your peers. Since the meeting will be an open forum, anglers are welcome to discuss strategies, recipes and hot spots, and are welcome to 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.

Fountain

The Town of Pagosa Springs is accepting tax-deductible donations to be used for the maintenance and extended operation of the pump for Pinon Lake Fountain.

Donations in any amount will be accepted at the front desk in Town Hall; checks and money orders can be made payable to Town of Pagosa Springs with “fountain” on the subject line.

For those interested in mailing a contribution, donations should be addressed “Attention: Fountain” 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.

The fountain is now running daily from about dawn until dusk, and is tentatively scheduled to run through the end of August, due to generous donations from Wyndham Resorts, Archuleta County and the public.

For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 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.