Posted by Shellie Peterson
We certainly all had a good time 'rolling out the barrel', or pulling it actually.  The clocks are all ticking away!  Get your guesses in soon and often as the weather is certainly unpredictable this time of year!  You don't want to hear that the barrel fell through the ice and you had not gotten your guesses in yet!
Rotarians were joined by members of the PLPOA staff and our photographer, Al Myatt early that morning for the event.  The Pagosa Fire Protection District men with equipment were there as well and they will be an important role when the barrel has to be 'rescued' and retrieved from the icy water. 
Click Here to purchase guesses 
Introducing the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club Hatcher Lake Ice Melt Contest! 

The Hatcher Lake Ice Melt hopes to become one of Pagosa Springs Rotary’s flagship fundraisers and is modeled after the Lake Dillion Ice Melt that is facilitated by the Rotary Club of Summit County, which began in 1986!
Here’s how it works: We will haul a giant drum out to the middle of Hatcher Lake. Attached to the drum are clocks. When the ice gives way, the clocks go under water and stop working. Locals, visitors, and other astute guessers (such as yourself!) can use skill, and luck to predict the exact time the clock will drop. 
  • The grand prize winner gets $1000 and priceless bragging rights.
  • Second place gets $500 and slightly-less-priceless bragging rights.
  • Third place gets a cool $250.
  • Proceeds go towards supporting the Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs Graduating High School Senior Scholarship fund. 
Individual guesses cost $5, and there are discounts of 5 guesses for $20 and 30 guesses for a measly $100.
You can get tickets right here and now through the link below! The Contest will end on the day, time, minute and second that the barrel falls through the ice!  Your guesses will have to be in before that!  A committee of highly-trained PLPOA staff will decide the winners, and their decision will be final.
Go to:  Mouse over the Hatcher Lake Ice Melt Contest near the top of the page in the blue bar.  Click there to make your guesses and WIN!