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Youth basketball league registration extended

Registration for this year’s 9- and 10-year-old and 11- and 12-year-old youth basketball leagues has been extended through Friday.

Children who will be 9, 10, 11 or 12 years old as of Jan. 1, 2010 are eligible to register. The seasons will not begin until early January.

Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and are also available online in Adobe format at www.townofpagosasprings.com (click on the town departments link, then the recreation link).

Registrations have also been supplied to local schools; parents are reminded to return completed registrations to the recreation office.

Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same, immediate family who participates. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Town of Pagosa Springs.

Coaches and team sponsors for these 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.

Cross-country skiing

The Town of Pagosa Springs has new recreational amenities, thanks to the Pagosa Nordic Club. These generous volunteers have undertaken the grooming of cross-country skiing trails in the downtown area for the use of our citizens and visitors. The trails are located at Yamaguchi Park on South 5th Street, on Reservoir Hill, and at the athletic field in Town Park on Hermosa Street. Access to the Reservoir Hill trails is from San Juan Street, adjacent to the Spa Motel, or from Spring Street, which heads up the hill from the south side of the Post Office off Hot Springs Boulevard

Other cross-country trails groomed by this group are located at a variety of locations around the area. Information regarding those trails, as well as grooming reports and trail conditions, is available at the club’s Web site, pagosanordic.com.

7-8 basketball

This year’s 7-8 youth basketball ended yesterday, and the recreation department staff would like to recognize this year’s coaches and sponsors for their significant contributions to the program. We thank the following coaches for ensuring an instructional, enjoyable season: David Snarr, Ross Lewis, Marcie Lewis, Connie O’Donnell, Allen Thompson, Kim Thompson, Darren Lewis and Rita Johnson. In addition, we recognize Hill’s Allstate Insurance Agency, Action Painting, Concrete Connection, Pagosa Feed and Nursery and Design A Sign, whose team sponsorships greatly offset the cost of purchasing program equipment, uniforms and maintenance supplies. In addition, we would like to thank all of the players and their parents and guardians for participating in this year’s program; thanks again to all of you for your continued sportsmanship, dedication and support.

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.