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Outdoor Club offers backcountry adventure

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department’s Outdoor Club and the professional guides from Sunlight Mountain Education Center are joining forces for a day of backcountry hiking and skiing on Williams Peak Sunday.

All avalanche safety equipment will be provided and the activities is open to those 13 to 18 years of age.



Strong intermediate skiing or riding skills are required, and participants must provide their own ski or snowboard gear, a backpack and a lunch.

The registration deadline is Wednesday and the fee is $45 ($54 nonresident).



Information: http://www.glenwoodrec.com; 384-6311.

CMC hosts climbing competition Saturday

Colorado Mountain College will host the Spring Valley Showdown climbing competition Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the CMC Spring Valley Climbing Wall.

The event features categories for men, women and juniors and difficulty divisions of beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. The competition benefits the Stepstone Center and Colorado Mountain College.

Information: Johann Aberger, 947-8237.

Adult drop-in hoops slated at GSMS

Adult drop-in basketball runs from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Glenwood Springs Middle School. The fee is $3 per player. Information: Andy, 384-6318.

GSHS seeking head football coach

Glenwood Springs High School is in search of a head football coach for the upcoming season.

Information: GSHS athletic director Steve Cable, 384-5553.

Soccer club seeks referees

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will host a grade 8 referee certification clinic Feb. 19-21 at the Glenwood Springs High School library. The soccer club is in danger of not being able to provide referees for all its scheduled games in the upcoming season and any interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic. Certified referees are paid for each game they officiate.

Information: 945-6091.

New Castle wrestling, soccer registration open

NEW CASTLE ” The New Castle Recreation Department is taking registration forms for spring wrestling and soccer. Each sport is open to youth ages 4-12. Wrestling begins Feb. 23 and soccer starts April 5. The cost for wrestling is $25 for noncompetitive and $40 for competitive. Soccer is $40. An additional $5 fee applies to those who live outside New Castle.


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