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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Springs High School is selling hats and T-shirts commemorating the Demons’ Class 3A football title. Hats are $20 and T-shirts are $15, and both are on sale at the school’s financial office.

Carbondale Recreation is offering an adult, four-person coed winter volleyball league.

League play will be on Monday nights from Jan. 5 until April 13 at the Carbondale Community Recreation Center. Match times are 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., and the cost per team is $200.



A captains/players meeting is scheduled for Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the rec center before open gym volleyball begins.

Information: Chris, 704-4115.



Basalt Recreation is now accepting registrations for the 2008 instructional basketball league that begins Dec. 15 with preseason practices.

The registration fee is $65 for both the third- and fourth-grade division and the fifth- and sixth-grade division. Practices are held two nights a week and weekly games are Sunday evenings. Register by Dec. 10. Volunteer coaching opportunities are also available.

Information: Basalt Recreation Department, 927-8214.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is hosting its annual hoop shoot Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. The hoop shoot is a free-throw contest open to kids ages 8 to 13 years old, and is free.

All participants will receive an Elks basketball and certificate of participation. Winners will receive trophies and go on to the district finals in Leadville on Jan. 31.

A copy of each participants birth certificate is need to verify age. For more information, contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3822.

Seven miles west of Carbondale is the Spring Gulch Nordic trail system and its 12 miles of groomed trails. All levels of skiers can find trails that will suit their abilities in this system.

Stop by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to pick up a copy of the Spring Gulch map.

For backcountry skiing, head south to Avalanche Creek, just off Highway 133. The trail follows Avalanche Creek up a picturesque, steep-walled valley. This is also a good route for snowshoers.

The Crystal River Valley near Marble and Redstone is home to more than a dozen ice flows of all difficulties ” including Marble Falls, the Redstone Pillar and Avocado Gully. Hays Creek Falls, near Redstone, offers short and easy roadside ice climbing and is a favorite early-season practice area for locals.


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