Vallecito Nordic to form Masters Ski Group
Vallecito Nordic Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the pavilion at the Durango Community Recreation Center to discuss specifics of a Masters Ski Group to form this season.
The group is geared toward preseason training to help improve strength, endurance and technique. Anyone wanting to increase their fitness and improve their skills is invited.
For more information, contact Carrie Allen at 259-0784.
Players can start filling out their scorecards Thursday for the Bike Week Pipes and Putters Golf Tournament, an 18-hole putt-putt course spread out over the Four Corners.
Players can choose to complete the back 9, the front 9 or all 18 holes for prizes.
Scorecards can be picked up at the Ignacio Bike Week information booth or any of the 18 hole locations. Entry is free.
The course will be performed at various businesses in Ignacio, Bayfield, Durango, Farmington, Aztec, Silverton, Vallecito and Arboles. Each business is responsible for creating its own unique hole. Players will have to putt the ball in the hole, then record the number of strokes it takes to complete each hole.
The scorecard, which must be turned in at the Ignacio Bike Week beer tent by noon Sunday, must have an accompanying signature by an employee at each business for each hole.
For more information, contact Jo Ann Salazar at 563-0234.
The Durango Swim Club is preparing for its fall season, which will start with practices Tuesday.
Last year's team was the biggest in its 51-year history with about 80 swimmers, which head coach John Gadbois expects the majority to return. He said the team's goal is 100-plus swimmers.
The team, split by age groups and ability levels, will practice daily at the Durango Community Recreation Center.
It will have meets Oct. 11 in Aspen, Oct. 25 in Durango, Nov. 8 in Montrose and Nov. 22 in Glenwood Springs, including meets in Cortez and Farmington that have yet to be announced.
For more information, contact Gadbois at 769-8396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Durango Youth Soccer Association will host a Grade 9 referee clinic Sept. 9-10 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
The clinic, for anyone interested in becoming a certified referee, will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Both sessions are a part of one class.
The clinic is free, but the cost of getting registered with the State Referee Association is $55.
For more information, contact Barb Bell at 247-1177 or email@example.com.
Parks & Rec continues search for officials
Durango Parks and Recreation's fall soccer league, which will start Sept. 13, is in need of soccer officials for this season.
Schedules for this season will be released Thursday.
For more information, contact Chris Clements at 375-7324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Little Durango 500, a bicycle relay race fundraiser, will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 on the Fort Lewis College track at Ray Dennison Memorial Stadium on campus.
The cost to enter is $15 per person. All proceeds will support the Durango Community Shelter and the Southwest Safe House, which houses women and their children that are survivors of domestic violence. Registration for the event will be available until 5 p.m. on race day.
Teams - youths, families, businesses and racers - of four riders will compete on the track.
For more information, contact Gerry Geraghty at 375-2882.