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Nine holes added to disc golf course, now open

With the recent addition of another nine holes, the disc golf course on the south side of Reservoir Hill is now complete.

For as long as weather permits, veteran players and beginners alike can test their skills on the 18-hole course, which occupies roughly 10 acres on the hill’s southwest meadow. Players can access the course by taking Hot Springs Boulevard to Spring Street. From Spring Street, proceed on foot through the gate and look for the first hole on the north side of the meadow approximately one-quarter of a mile up the road. Tee boxes and baskets have been flagged for better visibility.

The recreation office is monitoring the use of the course, and would like to hear comments concerning this location from disc golfers and others who use Reservoir Hill for recreational purposes. Anyone wishing to comment can call the office at 264-4151, Ext. 232. Comments can also be e-mailed to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

For more information on the game of disc golf and the course itself, contact Michael Carol at mcc@newmex.com.

Youth basketball

Registration for the 7-8 youth basketball program has closed and rosters will be finalized by the middle of next week.

Coaches and sponsors for this division are needed and appreciated. Please note that registration for the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will begin in mid-November; the season for these divisions will not begin until early January.

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

Youth volleyball

Throughout the season, all 9- and 10-year-olds will practice from 5:30-6:30 p.m. primarily Mondays and Wednesdays plus an occasional Tuesday, and 11- and 12-year-olds will practice between 6:30-8:30 p.m. the same nights. Games will only be played in the 11-12 division and will begin next week.

Practice and game schedules are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and have also been posted in Adobe format on the recreation department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

For more information, contact Marky Egan, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Pick-up Pagosa contest

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 third annual “Pick-up Pagosa Country” poster and essay contests.

Through Oct. 29, 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 handdrawn.

• 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. 29. 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.

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.