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Town skate pond closed for season

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.

We also ask that no foreign objects be thrown onto the ice.

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

Schedule revised

At the request of coaches, the final two nights (Feb. 27 and 29) of the regular-season schedule for the 11-12 youth basketball division have been revised.

The revisions for the evening of Feb. 27 are as follows: Gold vs. Red at 5:30 p.m., Columbia vs. Orange at 6:20 p.m. and Purple vs. Black at 7:15 p.m.

The changes for Feb. 29 are as follows: Maroon vs. Columbia at 5:30 p.m., Navy vs. Purple at 6:20 p.m. and Orange vs. Gold at 7:15 p.m.

Coaches have been provided flyers indicating the aforementioned changes to the schedule. Since the revised schedule pits boys vs. girls, the results will not count toward each team’s regular-season record.

The single-elimination tournament for the 11-12 division, which will entail separate tournaments for the boys and girls teams, will begin March 5; coaches will be notified of team seeds prior to the tournament.

For more information, call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

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 www.pagosanordic.com.

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.

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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