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Fishermen’s roundtable scheduled Saturday

Area anglers can swap tales during an informal fishermen’s roundtable scheduled for Saturday at 8 a.m. in the Buffalo Inn on North Pagosa Boulevard.

There is no charge for admission; just pay for your breakfast and coffee, and then spend the morning exchanging fishing tales with your peers. Since the meeting will be an open forum, anglers are welcome to discuss strategies, recipes and hot spots, and are welcome to bring their favorite lures and gear for show and trade.

Reservations are not required, but anyone interested in attending can contact Gary Gray at 731-0739 or 749-3210 to help the hosts plan.

Potential attendees (or anyone interested in hosting a future forum) can also contact Gray by e-mail at gary053@centurytel.net.

Youth soccer

Youth soccer registration for children ages 5-12 will run through Friday, Aug. 13.

Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and are also available online in Adobe format through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same family who participates. This year’s age divisions will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

The season will begin after Labor Day and run through early October. Games will be played Monday-Thursday. If necessary, games which are rained out will be made up on Saturdays.

When player assessment dates have been determined, all participants who register to play in the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will be contacted with the dates, times and location.

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

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

Youth football

Youngsters interested in participating in this year’s youth football leagues can register by calling Lori Manzanares, league coordinator, at 749-1904.

Flag football is scheduled to begin Aug. 16; the registration fee is $25 (scholarships are available for those in need). Flag football is open to young athletes in first through third grades. Participation in flag football does not require travel and does not require a sports physical for participation.

On a related note, youths interested in tackle football can register now for by calling Manzanares at 749-1904. Tackle football will start August 2; the registration fee is $85 (scholarships are available for this league, as well).

Tackle football is open to young athletes in third through sixth grades.?Participation in tackle football does require travel on Saturdays and requires a birth certificate and a sports physical prior to the first practice.

For more information on all football programs, contact Manzanares at 749-1904.

Fountain

The Town of Pagosa Springs is accepting tax-deductible donations to be used for the maintenance and extended operation of the pump for Piñon 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.

The fountain is now running daily from about dawn until dusk, and is tentatively scheduled to run through the end of August, due to generous donations from Wyndham Resorts, Archuleta County and the public.

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

Kamp Pa-goh-sah

Kamp Pa-goh-sah Kids is accepting registrations for children ages 5-12 for the summer session, which will run through Aug. 27.

Kamp Pa-goh-sah Kids is a nonprofit organization hosted by the Pagosa Youth Center; the registration fee is $25 per child. The camp offers two time sessions and price brackets – a base cost of $100 per week for children who wish to attend from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and a–“plus” package for $125 per week for those who wish to attend from 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Joanne Irons at 946-7545, or Jaye Price at 946-3127.

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.