Volunteers sought for town Parks and Recreation Commission


    SUN Columnist

    The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking volunteers to serve one- and two-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

    The commission serves as a liaison with town council and is charged with evaluating current recreation, open space and trails projects within the community. The commission is also expected to collaborate with town council regarding the research, promotion and development of new recreation initiatives.

    Individuals interested in applying for a seat on the commission should be knowledgeable about the town’s current recreation programming, be keenly interested in town development issues and have applicable experience.

    The commission typically meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, but meets more frequently if required.

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest to the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department no later than Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. Letters can be sent via mail to P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Letters can also be sent to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

    For more information, contact Tom Carosello at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

    Adult basketball

    The Pagosa Springs Recreation Department will accept team registrations for the 2012 adult men’s and women’s basketball leagues through Feb. 15.

    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.

    Youth basketball

    Schedules are available in the recreation office in Town Hall and can also be downloaded through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

    All games will be played in the Ross Aragon Community Center; the 9-10 division will play Tuesdays and Thursdays, while games in the 11-12 division will be played Mondays and Wednesdays. 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 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 (entrance to sewer lagoons) any time between now and the end of March. The parks department asks that recyclers remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments before leaving trees.

    For more information, call the parks office at 264-4151, Ext. 233.


    Through Feb. 12, classes will be held in the elementary school gym Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-4:50 p.m. for participants in grades 1-2. Participants in grades 3-4 will practice the same evenings from 5-5:50 p.m.

    For more information call Lindsey Kurt-Mason at 903-4255, or the recreation office at 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 townofpagosasprings.com and going to the parks and recreation link.

    All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

    If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.