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Registration for 7-8 youth basketball begins Monday

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Registration for this year’s 7- and 8-year-old youth basketball begins Monday and will run through Oct. 9.

Children who will be 7 or 8 years old as of Oct. 15 are eligible to register. The 7-8 season is tentatively scheduled to begin in early November and will run through mid-December.

Registrations will be available at the recreation office in Town Hall. Registrations will also be available online in Adobe format at www.townofpagosasprings.com (click on the town departments link, then the recreation department link). Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same, immediate family who participates.

Please note that registration for the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will begin in mid-November; the season for these divisions will not begin until early January.

Coaches and team sponsors for all divisions are needed and appreciated. Cost for sponsorship is $150, which includes sponsor’s name on team uniforms, commemorative plaque with team picture and recognition in media articles.

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

Gymnastics

Registration for the fall session of gymnastics has closed and the first class began Tuesday.

Through an ongoing partnership with Pagosa Springs Middle School and local instructor Jennifer Martin, the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is offering this program for ages 3 and up.

Classes will run through Oct. 10. Classes will be held in the high school “mat room” for the first two weeks, then move to the middle school mat room (wrestling room) according to the following schedule:

Classes for ages 6 and 7 will be held Tuesdays from 4-4:50 p.m. Classes for ages 8 and 9 will be held Tuesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. Classes for ages 10 and up will be held Tuesdays from 6-6:50 p.m.

In addition, classes will be held Thursdays from 4-4:50 p.m. for ages 3 and 4, from 5-5:50 p.m. for ages 4 and 5, and an intermediate class consisting of mixed ages will be held from 6-6:50 p.m.

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

Youth soccer

Schedules for all divisions have been posted on the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

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 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.

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.

This story was posted on September 19, 2013.