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Youth volleyball sign-up deadline extended

Youth volleyball registration has been extended to this Friday, Oct. 2.

Stop by the recreation department at Town Hall or call 264-4151, Ext. 231, to get your child signed up.

The program will begin Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the junior high school lower gymnasium. All 9- and 10-year-olds will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and all 11- and 12-year-olds will practice from 7:30-8:30 on Monday and Wednesday evenings through Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Beginning in November, both age groups will move up a half-hour, to 6 and 7 p.m., respectively. After a couple weeks of instruction and practice, teams will be formed in the 11-12 division and games will commence. The 9- and 10-year-olds will have scrimmage games, but no official teams will be formed.

This is a coed program and boys are encouraged to participate.

Call the recreation department for more information at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Youth soccer

Youth Soccer play is starting to wind down, and as the earlier dusk approaches, parents are reminded to get their players to the field on time so that games can be completed.

Warm clothes are also highly recommended with the arrival of colder temperatures.

Current schedule information is available at or by calling the TOPS sports hotline at 264-4151, Ext. 301.

Pick-up Pagosa Country

As part of its continuing anti-litter campaign, the Town of Pagosa Springs is again inviting local students in grades K-8 to enter the second annual Pick-up Pagosa Country poster and essay contests.

Through Oct. 31, children in grades K-4 can submit entries in the poster contest, while children in grades 5-8 can get involved by entering the essay contest.

The theme for entries in the poster contest (grades K-4) is, naturally, “Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should focus on the impacts of litter and/or recycling on our community and should be submitted according to the following general guidelines:

• All entries should be submitted on 8.5x11 paper.

• Any art supplies can be used.

• Neatness, legibility and creativity are essential.

• Artwork must be original and hand-drawn.

• Include student’s name, grade and phone number on the back of entry.

The theme for entries in the essay contest (grades 5-8) is also “Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should explain why local litter prevention and/or recycling efforts are important and should follow these guidelines:

• All entries must be legibly handwritten on 8.5x11 paper.

• Entries are limited to a maximum of 250 words.

• Include student’s name, grade and phone number with entry.

Submissions can be dropped off at the front desk in Town Hall until 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Submissions can also be mailed to: Pick-up Pagosa Country Contest, Town Hall, P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Submissions will not be returned.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place entries in each grade. The first-place entries in each grade will be recognized in an upcoming issue of The SUN.

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

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.