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Volunteers sought for youth fishing program

The Pagosa Springs recreation office is seeking volunteers interested in assisting with this year’s “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” program.

The program consists of four-hour sessions and is tentatively scheduled to be held Mondays in June at Lake Forest. The sessions typically cover a variety of basic fishing topics, including species identification, casting, knot tying, fly fishing, and catch and release techniques.

With the assistance of the Promoting Prevention Coalition, Pagosa Springs Parks and Recreation Departments and Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association, up to 25 children ages 8-13 can participate in this educational outdoor experience.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age; mandatory background checks are required. Fishing experience is preferred, but not required.

If interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer for this program, please contact Tom Carosello at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Adult basketball

Adult basketball schedules are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and can be downloaded through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

Managers are reminded that team registration fees are $200 per team, plus a $25 fee per player. Team and player fees are due at the start of each team’s second game. Also, numbered jerseys of similar color are required attire for participation in this year’s leagues.

Rosters may carry as many as 15 players; players are eligible to participate if they were 16 years of age or older as of March 1. Players may be added to the roster at any time throughout the season, but participants who have not paid the player fee before the start of their second game will not be permitted to play. The season will run through late April.

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

Tee ball

The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department will accept registrations for this year’s tee-ball league through March 31.

Any child who will be 5 or 6 years old as of April 1 is eligible to participate.

Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and have been dispersed at local schools, as well. Registrations are also available for download 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, immediate family who participates. Weather permitting, the season is tentatively scheduled to begin in late April. Coaches and sponsorships for this year’s tee-ball teams are also 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 the recreation office 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

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.

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