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Volunteers sought for youth fishing program

The recreation office is seeking volunteers interested in assisting with this year’s “Hooked on Fishing” program.

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

With assistance from the Promoting Prevention Coalition and Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association, up to 25 children ages 8-13 can participate in this weekly outdoor experience.

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

If interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer for this program, please call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Tee ball

The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department will accept registrations for this year’s tee-ball league through April 13.

Any child who was 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 the first week of May.

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.

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.

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

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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