Tomorrow is youth volleyball deadline


    By Tom Carosello
    SUN Columnist

    Tomorrow is the deadline to register children ages 9-12 for this year’s youth volleyball program.

    Registrations are available at the elementary and middle schools, and are also available at the recreation office in Town Hall. Registrations are also available for download through the recreation department link at

    Parents are reminded that all registrations should be submitted to the recreation office in Town Hall. Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same, immediate family who participates. The season is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-October and will run through late November.

    Age divisions will be 9-10 and 11-12. Coaches, sponsors and officials for both divisions are needed and appreciated. The 9-10 season will consist of clinic-style sessions, which will include drills, an introduction to game rules and scrimmages. The 11-12 season will consist of at least two weeks of practice and a competitive game schedule. All sessions are tentatively scheduled to take place during the week (evenings) at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

    For more information, call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

    Pick-up Pagosa Country

    As part of its continuing anti-litter campaign, the Town of Pagosa Springs is inviting local students in grades K-8 to enter the fifth annual “Pick-up Pagosa Country” poster and essay contests.

    Through Oct. 31, children in grades K-4 can submit entries in the poster contest, while children in grades 5-8 can get involved by entering the essay contest.

    The theme for entries in the poster contest (grades K-4) is, naturally, “Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should focus on the impacts of litter and/or recycling on our community and should be submitted according to the following general guidelines:

    • All entries should be submitted on 8.5×11 paper.

    • Any art supplies can be used.

    • Neatness, legibility and creativity are essential.

    • Artwork must be original and hand-drawn.

    • Include student’s name, grade and phone number on the back of entry

    The theme for entries in the essay contest (grades 5-8) is also “Pick-up Pagosa Country.” Entries should explain why local litter prevention and/or recycling efforts are important and should follow these guidelines:

    • All entries must be legibly handwritten on 8.5×11 paper.

    • Entries are limited to a maximum of 250 words.

    • Include student’s name, grade and phone number with entry.

    Submissions can be dropped off at the front desk in Town Hall until 5 p.m. Oct. 28. Submissions can also be mailed to: Pick-up Pagosa Country Contest, Town Hall, P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Submissions will not be returned. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place entries in each grade.

    For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 232, or e-mail

    Youth soccer

    Schedules for all divisions have been posted on the recreation department link at

    Children who have been placed on a waiting list will be added to teams if and when spots become available in their respective age divisions.

    For more information call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

    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.

    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.