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Register for Girls on the Run

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Girls on the Run is a curriculum-based program for girls in grades three to six that incorporates walking and running with healthy life habits.

The program for girls in grades three and four begins Sept. 10 and will be held at Pagosa Springs Elementary School Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. All participants should meet in the elementary school multipurpose room.

The program for girls in grades five and six begins Sept. 9 and will be held at Pagosa Springs Middle School Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15 p.m. All participants in these grades should meet at the middle school guidance room.

Girls on the Run is sponsored by the Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program.

Registrations will be distributed at each school; anyone interested can also register online at www.gotrwesterncolorado.org.

All running levels and abilities are welcome. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important health issues, participants learn how to celebrate believing in themselves and utilize healthy lifelong habits.

For more information, contact Mara Koch at 946-5276.

Youth soccer

Schedules for all divisions have been posted on the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com; games in the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions begin tonight at Yamaguchi Park.

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.

Four teams from Dulce, N.M., (ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12) have recently agreed to participate in the league and will make the trip to Pagosa Springs each Thursday during the season. 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.

In addition, local teams in the 5-6 and 7-8 divisions will occasionally play Thursdays against Dulce (except for this week) at the elementary school; the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will always play Thursdays against Dulce at Yamaguchi Park.

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

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, 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.

This story was posted on September 5, 2013.