Tennis registration deadline today

The registration deadline for the June session of youth tennis for ages 7-13 is 5 p.m. today.

Registrations are available online through the recreation department link at and are also available at the recreation office in Town Hall. The cost for the June session is $30.

If participation is sufficient, this year’s program will consist of two sessions, one in June and one in July. Participants in all age divisions will meet twice a week at the Wyndham Resorts tennis courts for one-hour intervals.

Sessions for ages 7-10 will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon, and sessions for ages 11-13 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon. A minimum of four participants per division will be required to conduct a session.

Participants must have a tennis racquet and non-marking athletic or tennis shoes. Running shoes can cause injuries as they are not designed for lateral movement. All necessary equipment may be ordered from Dale Schwicker at very reasonable costs; he can be contacted at 731-3363.

For more information contact Andy Rice, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Adult softball

The Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for the 2009 adult men’s and coed softball leagues through Wednesday, June 3.

Registration forms are available at the department office, which is located upstairs in Town Hall. Anyone who is 16 years of age or older is eligible to participate in the leagues. Team registration fees are $250, plus a $30 fee per player. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Town of Pagosa Springs.

The leagues are tentatively scheduled to begin in late June. For more information call Andy Rice, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Youth baseball

Schedules for all youth baseball leagues except the 13-14 division are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and have also been posted on the recreation department page at

Games begin Wednesday in the coach-pitch division, with the White Sox facing the Cubs at 5:30 p.m. on Field 2 and the Rockies facing the Tigers at 5:30 p.m. on the new field at the sports complex. In addition, the Cardinals take on the Mets at 6:30 p.m. at the new sports complex.

In the 9-10 division, the Pirates take on the Yankees at 5:20 p.m. on Field 2 and the Rockies meet the Angels at 7:05 p.m. on Field 2. Games in the 11-12 division will not begin until next week.

For more information on this year’s program, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

Fireworks donations

The recreation department is accepting donations for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show.

Donations in any amount will be accepted; checks and money orders should be made payable to Town of Pagosa Springs.

Donations should be addressed “Attention: Fireworks” 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.

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 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.

SUN photo/Tom Carosello
Jessie Gurule, 5, of Pagosa Springs won the “Best Becky Thatcher” award at this year’s Huck Finn Fishing Day, held May 22 at the River Center ponds. Youngsters ages 5-11 were eligible to participate.

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Kaden McKee, 5, of Pagosa Springs won awards for best Huck Finn and first fish at the May 22 Huck Finn Fishing Day, sponsored and coordinated by local law enforcement, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department.