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Tomorrow is deadline for Hooked on Fishing

Tomorrow is the deadline to register for this year’s “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” program, which is tentatively scheduled for the month of August at Lake Forest.

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. A minimum of 10 participants will be required to conduct the program.

Registration cost is $25 and includes usage of fishing poles, bait and flies for those in need, plus drinks and snacks. Participants are welcome to bring their own fishing gear, as well. Insect repellent and sunscreen will also be made available.

Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall, and can also be downloaded through the recreation department link at Registrations should be submitted to the recreation office; checks and money orders should be made payable to the Town of Pagosa Springs.

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

Youth baseball photos

This year’s youth baseball photo packages are ready for pick up at Pagosa Photography.

Parents who ordered photos can stop by the studio at 480 San Juan St. in downtown Pagosa Springs or contact Jeff Laydon at 264-3686.

Sponsors will be provided with their commemorative plaques as soon as team photos become available.

Softball tournament

Softball players interested in organizing teams to play in a local tournament which draws competition from around the Four Corners region can submit rosters during the coming weeks.

The annual Softball Blowout, which is in its twenty-ninth year and typically features double-elimination brackets for men’s and women’s teams, will be held at the high school sports complex Aug. 4 and 5. This year’s format is “hit your own,” and the registration deadline is Aug. 1.

Registration fees for both divisions (men’s and women’s) are $275; a $150 deposit will guarantee placement in a bracket prior to the start of the tournament. Registration fees can be paid by cashier’s check or money order, but no personal checks will be accepted.

Team managers interested in submitting rosters for this year’s tournament can contact Sue Jones, tournament sponsor, at 264-2642 for more details.

Youth tennis

Youth tennis continues at the Wyndham Resorts tennis complex through July 26.

Players ages 8-10 will meet Mondays and Thursdays 1-2 p.m. In addition, players ages 11-12 will meet Mondays and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. through the end of the month, and players over the age of 12 will meet Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m.

Cost to participate is $30. Participants must have nonmarking-soled athletic or tennis shoes. The recreation department may have some racquets available, but participants are encouraged to purchase and use their own equipment.

For more information, call Dale Schwicker, program instructor, at 903-3119 or the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Adult softball

Adult softball schedules are available on the recreation department page at

Managers are reminded that team registration fees are $250, plus a $30 fee per player. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Town of Pagosa Springs.

The leagues will run through mid-August. Players who have not paid the $30 player fee prior to their second game will not be permitted to play.

For more information call 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 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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