Wednesday is youth basketball deadline


    Registration for this year’s 7- and 8-year-old youth basketball season will end Wednesday.

    Children who will be 7 or 8 years old as of Oct. 15 are eligible to register.

    The 7-8 season is tentatively scheduled to begin in early November and will run through mid-December.

    Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and have been dispersed at the elementary school. Registrations are also available online in Adobe format at (click on the town departments link, then the recreation department link). Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same, immediate family who participates.

    Please note that registration for the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will begin in mid-November; the season for these divisions will not begin until early January.

    Coaches and team sponsors for all divisions 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.

    Pick-up Pagosa contest

    As part of its continuing anti-litter campaign, the Town of Pagosa Springs is inviting local students in grades K-8 to enter the sixth 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. 31. 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


    Registration for the fall session of gymnastics has closed and classes are ongoing.

    Classes will run through Oct. 10. Classes will be held in the high school “mat room” for the first two weeks, then move to the middle school mat room (wrestling room) according to the following schedule:

    Classes for ages 6 and 7 will be held Tuesdays from 4-4:50 p.m. Classes for ages 8 and 9 will be held Tuesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. Classes for ages 10 and up will be held Tuesdays from 6-6:50 p.m.

    In addition, classes will be held Thursdays from 4-4:50 p.m. for ages 3 and 4, from 5-5:50 p.m. for ages 4 and 5, and an intermediate class consisting of mixed ages will be held from 6-6:50 p.m.

    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.

    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.