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Mud racers had trouble getting through a deep and unforgiving pit Saturday (June 27) at the Taos Mud Boggs. Cars in the super modified and outlaw classes were able to speed through the pit while riders in the other classes had trouble navigating through the sticky mud. The fine, chamiso dirt…

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The last time I went fishing I was 13. That was 11 years ago. My rust was evident Saturday (June 20) as I attempted to rediscover my casting form on the banks of the Rio Pueblo de Picruis.

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Comebacks were the theme of the weekend at the Budweiser Tournament in Taos last weekend (June 20-June 21). Men’s tournament champion Khaos and women’s tournament champion Got It both stormed back to claim championship trophies.

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Shawn Neer was anxious at the beginning of his run Sunday (June 21). The Chile Challenge Pro GRT at Angel Fire Resort was shaping up to be another obstacle in Neer's unconventional career. But halfway down the course, Neer shook off the nerves. Toward the bottom of the course Neer started pi…

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Marathoners in Northern New Mexico will have another chance at a personal record July 4 when the Angel Fire Adventure Marathon makes its debut. The marathon (26.2 miles) and half-marathon (13.1 miles) courses start on North Angel Fire Road, continue onto State Road 434 and then take runners …

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They are like any other parents. They cringe when their children make an error on a routine play. They let out celebratory roars when they smack a winning hit or throw the discus the longest distance. There’s one pivotal difference between this group and most fans: they are the fathers of so…

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Art Abreu Sr., left, and Taos High School head football coach Art Abreu Jr., right, talk during Taos High School's football practice Monday (June 15). Art Abreu Jr. played for his father at Robertson High School. Abreu Sr. is THS' assistant head coach and the offensive and defensive line coach.

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Peñasco residents will have to wait another year for Friday night lights. The Peñasco Independent School District decided not to start a football program for the 2015-2016 school year because of expensive start-up costs but still has an interest in reviving the program down the line, superin…

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Rain showers made for a deep pit and fast times Saturday (June 13) at the fourth-annual Danny Romero Mud Bogg in Questa. A storm moved into the area around 2 p.m. and lasted for about an hour making the race pit muddier and faster.

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A return to high speed racing and trails with sharp rocks was just what Macky Franklin needed. After spending the past few weeks in Europe, the Taos native marked his return back to New Mexico with his second straight victory at the Two Day Double Down Enduro at Angel Fire Bike Park this wee…

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Thirteen high-school athletes from Taos High School, Questa High School and Peñasco High School participated in this year’s state All-Star basketball, baseball, softball and football games.

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 Taoseños turned out in droves for the 5th annual For the Health Of It 5K/10K Race and Walk and Fun Run. Participants as young as four years and as old as 81 tackled the course. The course took 5K racers through the Weimer Foothills and ended with a straight away down Paseo del Cañon East ba…

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The slopes of Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort had a different feel Saturday (June 6). Trials motorcyclists zoomed down the runs and weaved their way through nine different courses in the trees, the stomping grounds of bold skiers and snowboarders during the winter time.

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Antonia Bowden did not know an oar from an outrigger when she arrived at the Kent School in Connecticut for high school in 2010. Bowden went to Kent to play hockey. Five years after knowing nothing about rowing, Bowden is now an NCAA rowing champion.

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Jeff Dolan will be the new boys basketball coach at Peñasco High School. Dolan, a former Taos High School assistant, spent the past season as an assistant coach at Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado. His first day on the job was Monday (June 8).

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James Espinoza had no problem with the elevation during the Taos Half-Marathon.  He did most of his training runs for the 13.1-mile race at 10,000 feet elevation in the mountains near  his Ojo Caliente home. Racing at 6,967 feet was a breeze for Espinoza, who cruised to an easy victory in th…

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I have proudly told friends about Angel Fire Bike Park’s national acclaim since I started working for newspapers in Northern New Mexico two years ago. But I had a little secret. I had never actually ridden down one of its trails. Even worse, I had never gone downhill mountain biking.

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Summer time in Northern New Mexico is one of the best times of the year to head out to the golf course. The Taos News caught up with Taos Country Club Assistant Golf Professional Carville Bourg on tips to brush up your golf game.

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The first USSSA softball tournament of the year kicks off Saturday (June 6) with the Taos Season Opener at the Filemón Sanchez fields in Taos. USSSA area director Jojo Valdez said the Taos Season Opener tournament will bring in teams from all over Northern New Mexico, including Taos, Los Ala…

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Few basketball players know the Cleveland Cavaliers, who face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals starting Thursday (June 4), like former UNM standout Alex Kirk. After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, the Los Alamos native played with the Cavaliers’ summer league team last year…

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The recent moisture and rain in Northern New Mexico has swelled the Río Grande. The Río Grande was running at 1,210 cubic feet per second (cfs) Sunday (May 24) after running at 580 cfs Monday (May 18).  The river was at 1,110 cfs as this section was going to press Tuesday (May 26).

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The tight turns and narrow lanes of The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway might make some drivers queasy.  But Bill Kaltenbach and his fellow members of the Porsche Club of America-Road Runner Region relish the High Road's obstacles. Kaltenbach's 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo was one of nearly 60 cars…

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Last year Morgan Gomez did not make it to the finals at the state track meet. This year the Taos High School junior took sixth in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter dash, playing a key role in the Tigers’ second straight state championship. After his big day at the state meet Gom…

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ALBUQUERQUE— The Taos Lady Tigers finished fourth at the Class AAAA state track meet Saturday (May 16) behind big performances from Faith Powell, Miranda Vigil, Hannah Gunther and Cora Cannedy.

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ALBUQUERQUE— Rainy weather caused the Class AAAA state track meet to end early Friday (May 15) but it did not stop Daniel Isaiah Babb, Faith Powell and Roy Madrid from grabbing first place finishes for the Taos High School track team. The Tiger trio ignored lightning delays, cold winds and p…

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The Questa Wildcats outplayed the McCurdy Bobcats in nearly every statistic during their match-up Wednesday (May 13) in the Class AA/A state baseball playoffs. Questa had more hits (four) than the Bobcats (one), their District 4 AA/A rival. Zach Gallegos had a perfect game until the fifth in…

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Taos freshman Jens Krosby survived a pair of early round marathon matches to take fourth at the Class A-AAAA state tennis tournament. The unseeded Krosby knocked off fifth-seeded Harsh Bhundiya of Santa Fe Prep 2-6, 6-2,6-3  in the first round and fourth-seeded Josh Estrada from Mesilla Vall…