Sand volleyball clinic begins Wednesday


    By Tom Carosello
    SUN Columnist

    This first session of this year’s sand volleyball clinic begins Wednesday at the South Pagosa Park sand courts; all registered participants should attend.

    Cost for the clinic is $20; class size is limited to 30 participants ages 9-12, and there are still a few spots open.

    Registrations are available at the Ross Aragon Community Center and should be submitted to the front desk.

    The clinic will consist of practice-style sessions which will include drills, an introduction to game rules and scrimmages. The clinic will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through the end of the month.

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


    Youth soccer registration for children ages 5-12 will run through Aug. 14.

    Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall are also available online in Adobe format through the recreation department link at

    Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same family who participates.

    This year’s age divisions will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

    The season will begin after Labor Day and run through early October. Games will be played Monday-Thursday. If necessary, games which are rained out will be made up on Saturdays.

    When player assessment dates have been determined, all participants who register to play in the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will be contacted with the dates, times and location.

    Coaches and team sponsors for each division are 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 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

    Parks and recreation commission

    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. in 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 Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. Letters can be sent via mail to PO Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Letters can also be sent to

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