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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Arrives in Roscoe

Kids enjoy opening day at the Roscoe Swimming Pool.
Never mind that the calendar says summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21.  For all practical purposes, it’s already here.  It’s June, school is out, this year’s senior class has graduated, we’ve had some sweltering summer heat, and on Saturday the Roscoe Swimming Pool opened to the delight of kids of all ages. 

The pool is in good hands this summer as it is being run by Luz Pantoja and Elementary School Principal Andy Wilson.  It will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1:00-5:00pm.  Price of admission is $1.50 with season passes available for $50. 

The pool can also be rented for private parties.  For information call 325-766-2352.



Temperatures climbed into the extreme range this past weekend as the Roscoe area, already battered by drought, wildfires, and sandstorms this spring, was subjected to some of the hottest weather ever recorded here for the month of May. 

On Friday the mercury rose to 104°F, but that proved to be just a warmup for Saturday, May 28, when Lyndall Underwood’s Davis Weather Station on the western edge of town recorded a high of 109°F.  Some areas in Sweetwater recorded 110°F.  In contrast, Sunday’s high of only 100°F seemed eminently bearable, which is not encouraging, given that all this has been happening in May.  

Temperatures in the last couple of days have cooled off somewhat, but area residents are not optimistic about what the recent weather portends for the rest of the summer.  



The Roscoe Tigers Freshman (Ages 10-12) Little League baseball team will conclude their season  tomorrow night (Thursday, June 2) at George Parks Field against the Colorado City Reds with a chance to win the league title outright with a victory.  The Roscoe Angels still have a shot at second place, and the top two teams in the league will go on to play in the District Tournament.

The Roscoe Tigers-Colorado City Reds game at 8:00pm will be preceded by a Midget League game pitting the Roscoe Brewers against the Colorado City Rangers.

Closing ceremonies for all Roscoe’s baseball teams will be this Saturday, June 4, from 10:00am to around 1:00pm, at George Parks Field.  The snack bar will be open with breakfast burritos and regular burritos available with proceeds going to the Little League.  

For information, call David Pantoja at 325-280-1917.

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