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Basketball team managers meeting tonight

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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 meeting will last about 40 minutes and will address league schedules, game venues, rule changes and tournament dates. All team managers should attend, if possible.

Managers are reminded that team registration fees are $250 per team, plus a $30 fee per player.

The team fee is due before each team takes the court for the first game of the season. The player fees are due before each player’s second game of the season.

Players are eligible to participate in this year’s league if they will be 16 years of age or older as of March 10. The leagues are tentatively scheduled to begin March 11.

Call the recreation office at 264-4151 Ext. 231 or 232 for more information.

Programming

The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is in the process of evaluating the feasibility of new summer programming, clinics and workshops for local youths.

Through an ongoing partnership between the town recreation department and Ross Aragon Community Center, staff hopes to identify new possibilities for low-cost sports programming, outdoor education and arts-related endeavors. The desire is to create an introductory curriculum for next summer and implement as many new programs as the town budget allows.

The tentative plan is to utilize volunteers for as many programs as possible, but there may also be opportunities for the use of talented, specialized instructors on a part-time, compensated basis. The goal is to provide fun, educational programs for youths ages 4-10 at a reasonable cost.

Anyone interested in submitting a programming idea can contact the town recreation office at 264-4151 Ext. 232, or Cheryl Bowdridge, community center director, at 264-4152.

Volunteers sought

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking volunteers to serve one- and two-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The commission serves as a liaison with town council and is charged with evaluating current recreation, open space and trails projects within the community. The commission is also expected to collaborate with town council regarding the research, promotion and development of new recreation initiatives.

Individuals interested in applying for a seat on the commission should be knowledgeable about the town’s current recreation programming, be keenly interested in town development issues and have applicable experience. The commission typically meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall, but meets more frequently if required.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest to the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department no later than March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Letters may be sent via mail to P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Letters may also be sent to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

For more information, contact Tom Carosello at 264-4151 Ext. 232.

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 Fifth Street (entrance to sewer lagoons) any time between now and the end of March. The parks department asks that recyclers remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments before leaving trees.

For more information, call the parks office at 264-4151 Ext. 233.

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.

This story was posted on March 7, 2013.