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Submit rosters now for softball tourneys

Softball players interested in organizing teams to play in local tournaments which will likely draw teams from around the Four Corners region will have two chances to submit rosters during the coming weeks.

The first of a pair of upcoming tournaments is the inaugural Let ‘Em Rip Tournament, which will be held this weekend (July 9 and 10) at the high school baseball complex. The tournament is open to men’s and coed teams.

The second tournament is the annual Softball Blowout, which is in its 28th year and typically features double-elimination brackets for men’s and women’s teams. This tournament will be held at the high school sports complex Aug. 6 and 7.

Team managers interested in submitting rosters for these tournaments can contact Sue Jones at 264-2642 for more details.

Fireworks

The Town of Pagosa Springs fireworks staff would like to thank everyone who made the Fourth of July holiday a true success.

Thanks go out to the school district, fire department, local law enforcement agencies and EMS staff, as well as the countless volunteers who donated their time this year.

Also, we give special thanks to all of the businesses and citizens who donated monetarily to the fireworks fund. Thanks again to each and every one for the generous commitment of time and resources.

Slogan contest

As part of its continuing campaign against littering, the Town of Pagosa Springs is inviting citizens to enter this year’s anti-litter slogan contest.

One of the town’s current anti-litter slogans is’“Pick-up Pagosa Country,” but the town is interested in hearing from anyone who can offer creative alternatives.

Submissions, which should include the name and phone number of the entrant, can be dropped off at the front desk in Town Hall until 5 p.m. July 31. Submissions can also be mailed to: Slogan Contest, Town Hall, P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, or e-mailed to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

A prize will be awarded for the winning entry, and the slogan may appear on future anti-litter signs throughout the community. For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Youth tennis

The July session of youth began this week at the Wyndham Resorts tennis courts; all registered participants have been notified regarding practice times.

Participants must have nonmarking-soled athletic or tennis shoes. The recreation department has some racquets available, but participants are encouraged to use their own equipment.

For more information, call Dale Schwicker, program director, at 903-3119.

Softball

Softball schedules have been posted on the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com. Schedules are also available at the recreation office in Town Hall.

Players are reminded that all alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited on school grounds. Violators will be banned from the league and school grounds, and are also subject to prosecution by law enforcement.

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

Fountain

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

For more information, please 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.

For any questions, concerns or additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

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