Youth basketball schedules available online


    SUN Columnist

    Rosters for this year’s 7- and 8-year-old youth basketball have been finalized and teams have begun to practice.

    Games do not begin until Nov. 12; schedules are available online through the recreation department link at

    Parents who have not yet heard from a head coach should call the office to obtain roster information and practice schedules.

    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.

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


    Due to a lack of adequate gym space, this year’s youth volleyball season for ages 9-12 has been postponed until next spring.

    The tentative plan is to have registration begin in February and the season to begin sometime in late March or early April (immediately after the youth basketball season for ages 9-12).

    For more information, please contact the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

    Soccer photos

    This year’s youth soccer photo packages are being processed 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 to check the status of orders.

    Sponsors will be provided with their commemorative plaques as soon as team photos become available.

    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

    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.

    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.