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Friday is adult basketball deadline

Friday is the deadline to register teams for this year’s adult men’s and women’s basketball leagues.

Staff will accept registrations for men’s recreation league, men’s competitive league and women’s recreation league. However, if there are not at least four teams registered for the women’s league by the deadline, the women’s league will be canceled.

Registration forms are available at the department office in Town Hall. Team registration fees are $250 per team, plus a $30 fee per player.

The leagues are tentatively scheduled to begin in early March. Call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232, for more information.

Cross-country skiing

Thanks to the efforts of the Pagosa Nordic Club, the Pagosa Ranger District and Wolf Creek Trail Blazers, a number of cross-country skiing trails have been groomed in Pagosa Country.

In downtown Pagosa Springs, the Nordic Club has recently groomed a one-kilometer track within Yamaguchi Park. Those seeking a lengthier course outside of town boundaries can opt for the recently-groomed West Fork trail, which is an eight-kilometer track set for skate skiing and cross country, compliments of the Nordic Club.

Likewise, the Pagosa Ranger District recently groomed a 10-kilometer trail at Coyote Hill, and the Wolf Creek Trail Blazers have groomed the “Plumtaw” course, with access from McManus Road (west side) via Piedra Road to the Fourmile Road intersection. Parking at McManus Road (Forest Road 633) is good and access via Fourmile Road is three-fourths of a mile in on a “snomo” packed trail to the Fourmile intersection.

All users are requested to be aware of the presence of novice skiers and share the trails responsibly.

For more information on cross-country skiing opportunities, visit the grooming report link at

Youth basketball

Youth basketball schedules are available in the recreation office in Town Hall and can also be downloaded through the recreation department link at

Until the latter part of the season, games in the 9-10 division will be played in the Ross Aragon Community Center Tuesdays and Thursdays, while games in the 11-12 division will be played Mondays and Wednesdays in the community center. The seasons will run through early March.

For more information, contact Darren Lewis, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Tree recycling

The Town of Pagosa Springs is again conducting a Christmas tree recycling program.

Trees to be recycled can be dropped off at a newly-designated site at the south end of South Fifth Street (just past Yamaguchi Park) through the end of March. Look for the signs directing recyclers to the collection area. The parks department asks that recyclers remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments before leaving trees. The parks department will chip the collected trees into mulch to be used for various landscaping projects in the town parks during the coming season.

Skate pond

The skate pond behind the River Center has been closed for the season.

Higher temperatures and thinning ice have resulted in unsafe conditions; please refrain from venturing onto the ice.

Signs indicating the pond’s closure have been posted in the adjacent parking lot.

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.

For any questions, concerns or 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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