Register for adult softball through June 3


    SUN Columnist

    The Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for the 2012 adult men’s and coed softball leagues through June 3.

    Registration forms are available at the department office, which is located upstairs in Town Hall. Anyone who is 16 years of age or older is eligible to participate in the leagues.

    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 are tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-June. For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

    Adult soccer

    The Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is exploring the feasibility of initiating a privately-organized, six-on-six adult soccer league this summer.

    The tentative plan is to play games at Yamaguchi Park every Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. from June 8-July 3.

    A fee of $200 per team will be collected to cover field lining and prep, and any excess funds will be donated to the junior high soccer program.

    For more information, call Chris Smith at 264-5991, or the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

    Youth tennis

    Youth tennis, which is in its sixth year, is open to youths ages 6-12.

    The program will consist of two monthly sessions, one in June (begins June 4) and one in July (begins July 8), and will be conducted at the Wyndham tennis courts. The tentative plan is to have players ages 6-8 meet Monday-Thursday 1-2 p.m.; players ages 9-12 will meet Monday-Thursday 2-3 p.m.

    Registrations are available at the recreation office and will be accepted through June 3 for the June session. Registrations are also available through a link on the recreation department page at

    Cost to participate is $30 per monthly session. Participants must have no marking-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.


    Rosters for all divisions are being finalized and coaches are in the process of contacting their players.

    Games in all divisions are tentatively scheduled to begin in early June; the season will run through early July. For more information on this year’s program, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.


    Horseshoe pitching will continue through the summer at South Pagosa Park.

    Players of all abilities (ages 12 and up) are welcome. This activity is for anyone wanting to learn the game and how to pitch, as well as anyone who already knows and wants to improve. Physical requirements are minimal.

    There is plenty of room so, if players desire, they can practice by themselves until comfortable. If anyone would like instruction, veteran players are usually present to provide advice.

    The fun begins each Wednesday at 4 p.m. Horseshoes will be provided. There is no cost involved.

    For more information, call Mark Bergon at 264-2838.

    Kids’ programs

    Friday is the deadline to register for the first slate of summer programs at the community center.

    Registration is open for the June session of archery for ages 6-12. For ages 6-8, classes will be held Mondays from 3-4 p.m. until the end of the month. Classes for ages 9-12 will be held Tuesdays from 3- 4 p.m. throughout the month. Cost is $20 per student; space is limited. Other sports classes to be offered later this summer are disc golf, sand volleyball and golf.

    For those interested in science-based activities, a seven-week course titled “Summer of Science” is being offered for ages 4-12 during June and July. Classes will be held outdoors (weather permitting) and focus on age-appropriate, hands-on experiments and instruction. Classes will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and split into age groups 4-7 and 8-12.

    Most classes include take-home items for participating students. Cost for the program is $50; space is limited. The schedule is as follows: June 6 — how to make sunprints; June 13 — miniature rocket propulsion (nonflammable fuels); June 20 — solar cooking; June 27 — bug catching/identification; July 11 and 18 — nature photography; July 25 — trip to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.

    Registrations for all programs are available at the community center front desk and recreation office. Registrations are also available through the recreation department link at and will be provided to local schools, as well.

    For more information, call the community center at 264-4152 or the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.