Register for adult basketball until Feb. 13

The Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is now accepting team registrations for the 2009 adult men’s and women’s basketball leagues.

Staff will accept registrations for men’s recreation league, men’s competitive league and women’s recreation league. However, if there are not at least four teams registered for the women’s league by the deadline, the women’s league will be canceled.

Registration forms are available at the department office in Town Hall — deadline for registering teams in this year’s leagues is Feb. 13. Team registration fees are $250 per team, plus a $30 fee per player.

The leagues are tentatively scheduled to begin in late February. Call the recreation office at 264-4151, ext. 231 for more information.

Youth basketball

Practices for the 9-10 and 11-12 youth basketball seasons continue this week; games will begin Jan. 26, and the seasons will run through early March.

Schedules are available at the recreation office and on the recreation department Web page at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

Indoor soccer

This free “pick-up” style program for players ages 5 and older is held Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon in the community center gym (when space is available).

The program consists of informal scrimmages, practice and instruction. Non-marking athletic shoes are required, skating shoes are not recommended. The season is expected to run through late March or early April.

Indoor soccer balls and goals will be provided. Outdoor balls will not be permitted. Shin guards are highly recommended for all participants.

For more information on this program, contact Matt Bowdridge at 903-8663, or call the recreation office at 264-4151, ext. 232.

Tree Recycling

The Town of Pagosa Springs is conducting a Christmas tree recycling program. Anyone wishing to participate in this program can take trees to be recycled to South Pagosa Park on South 8th Street, between now and the end of March.

Look for the signs directing recyclers to the collection area. To ensure that trees can be properly recycled, please remove all lights and ornaments before leaving your tree.

The parks department will chip the collected trees into mulch for use in landscaping projects.

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.

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.