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Taos Masters swimmers look to break through at national championships

Members of the Taos Masters Swimming team have different reasons for heading to the Taos Youth and Family Center for their early morning workouts. Member Ethel Rose started swimming to get in hiking shape. Swimming at dawn is the only time when Carol Wildman does not have to worry about the hum of a phone or roar of the outside world. For Ramona Chavez, starting her day off with a swim is key to having a successful, productive day.

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Trip to Taos a part of spring for region’s college soccer teams
Posted: April 21, 2015

It’s a tradition for sports team to head out of town for preseason training.

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Taos chess team wins another state title
Posted: April 21, 2015

The future looks bright for Taos chess. A young group of players claimed still another state championship title for the Knighthawks Chess Club at the K-3 State Championships held this past weekend (4/12/15) at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

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Taos athletes compete at Junior Freeride Championships
Posted: April 20, 2015

Five athletes from the Taos Winter Sports Team qualified for the North American Junior Freeride Championships held in Grand Targhee, Wyoming this past weekend. Only 160 of the best 12 to 18 year-old athletes from Canada and the U.S. were invited to this event. About 1,500 athletes compete on the IFSA Junior Freeride Tour.

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Heflin, Leshem, and Chandler take Southern Series Titles
Updated: April 05, 2015 - 11:23 am

The Rocky Mountain Division wrapped up the Southern Series with a weekend of racing at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado, March 21-22. Taos Winter Sports Team (TWST) athletes Aidan Heflin, Teva Leshem, and Casey Chandler all earned Southern Series individual championships with solid and consistent skiing all winter long. Each of these athletes were awarded a embroidered jacket that recognizes them for their outstanding achievements on the slopes this winter. Kyra Bowden just missed out on earning the title with her division being decided by a tie breaker.

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Skiers brave rough conditions at Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon
Posted: March 31, 2015

Difficult conditions at this year’s Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon made the event more physically challenging than in years past. But participants did not let the weather dampen their spirits as participants raised over $24,800 for the Taos Community Foundation’s Emergency Medicines Fund.

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Taos Ski Valley extends its season
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 3:21 pm

The resort will be open April 10-12. TSV's original season closing date was scheduled for April 5.

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Knighthawks win medals at K-9 chess state championships
Posted: March 22, 2015

The Taos Knighthawks picked up a half dozen medals and a couple of team trophies at the K-9 State Chess Championships, Saturday (March 14) at Northern New Mexico College in Española. A group of young players led the way in the Cadet Division running away with the first place team trophy.

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Red River Ski area unveils new zip line
Posted: March 16, 2015

Ramona and Savannah Gallegos went searching for a late morning burrito. Instead the mother and daughter from Taos found themselves on a seated zip line hanging over the ponds area at Red River Ski and Summer Area, Saturday (March 6).

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High Altitude Athletics prepares for state meet
Posted: March 13, 2015

The High Altitude Athletics Team gymnasts look to end their season on a strong note as they head down to Albuquerque for the state championship meet over the next month.

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Kachina Peak lift, terrain reopen after weeklong closure
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Kachina Peak Lift reopened Thursday (March 5) at Taos Ski Valley after being closed for a week because of avalanche danger. TSV CEO Gordon Briner said Friday (March 6) the resort has spent the past week doing avalanche control work in the Kachina Peak area. He said a series of snow storms and wind conditions caused significant avalanches in the area. The Kachina Peak terrain area was also closed to hikers when the Kachina Peak lift was closed. Tuesday (March 3) was the first opportunity TSV had to do control work in the Kachina Peak area and the resort finished the control work on Wednesday (March 4) Briner said.

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Riders rave about conditions at TSV Freeride World Tour Stop
Posted: March 05, 2015

A few feet of powder made for phenomenal conditions but caused the Salomon Taos Freeride Championships at Taos Ski Valley to end early this past weekend.

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Taos Winter Sports Team competes in Freeride Competition
Posted: February 26, 2015

This past weekend provided organizers of the Junior National and Regional Freeride events in Taos Ski Valley with plenty of challenges, from too much snow to almost no visibility.

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Weekend storm brings up to 20 inches of snow to Taos Ski Valley
Posted: February 24, 2015

A weekend snowstorm that brought 20 inches of snow to parts of Northern New Mexico has given local ski resorts some of their best conditions of the year.

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Knighthawks Win in Los Alamos & Santa Fe
Posted: February 23, 2015

The Taos Knighthawks chess club has been busy. They  followed up their recent Northern Chess League High School Championship title with a couple of individual champions at the Los Alamos County Championships held Sunday, February 8th as well as picking up trophies and medals in Sante Fe last Saturday.

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Taos Adult Basketball League inducts inaugural hall of fame class
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 7:37 am

The Taos Adult Basketball League will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class Saturday night (Feb. 21) at Taos Mesa Brewing.

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Taos ski racers shine at home
Updated: February 14, 2015 - 7:00 am

Taos Winter Sports Team hosted slalom races as a part of the Rocky Mountain Division

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Shovel race championships return to Angel Fire Resort
Posted: February 05, 2015

Enchanted Circle residents will dust off their shovels this weekend for a shot at the Lowe’s Valley Market World Shovel Race Championships.

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Covering sports and building community
Posted: February 05, 2015

I have been lucky to witness some outstanding sporting events. Growing up outside Cleveland, Ohio, I saw NBA superstar LeBron James play while he was in high school and during his first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. I also attended and worked at several World Cup games as a volunteer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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Taos Ski Valley opens Kachina Peak terrain to hikers
Posted: February 04, 2015

Taos Ski Valley opened the Kachina Peak terrain to hikers  Wednesday (Feb. 4). Hikers will be able to access the Kachina Peak terrain from the top of lift 2 TSV CEO Gordon Briner wrote in an e-mail Tuesday (Feb. 3).

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Veterans flock to Taos Ski Valley to hit the slopes for healing
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 9:53 am

Not Forgotten Outreach heads to Angel Fire for a similar event Feb. 20-22.

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Perch, salmon, trout, pike up for grabs at Eagle Nest Lake ice-fishing contest
Posted: January 30, 2015

The annual ice fishing tournament at Eagle Nest Lake State Park is set for Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Taos Blizzard to leave town for new home in Kansas
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 9:35 am

Pecos League owner cites lack of town, business support

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Angel Fire to open more trails after strong opening weekend
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 8:55 am

After receiving 8 inches of snow Sunday (Dec. 14), Angel Fire Resort opened five more trails Monday and hopes to have even more open by the weekend.

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Top of the world
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 8:54 am

TSV's new Kachina Lift crests the ridge of a new era.

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Disabled veterans to hit the ice for sled hockey clinic
Posted: December 19, 2014

Not Forgotten Outreach, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating disabled veterans and Gold Star families, is holding a sled hockey clinic, hosted by USA Hockey, at Taos Youth and Family Center on Saturday (Dec. 20) from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Enchanted Forest set to open Thursday
Posted: December 18, 2014

RED RIVER – Enchanted Forest Cross-country Ski Area (EFXC) is opening on Thursday (Dec. 18) morning at 9 a.m.

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Taos hockey team tests itself against top teams
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 8:29 am

The Ice Tigers faced off against two of the best teams in the state last weekend.

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Angel Fire Resort set to open Dec. 12
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 10:01 am

Winter made a welcome return, dropping nearly 50 inches of fresh snow and very cold temperatures since October at Angel Fire Resort. Plus the resort has taken advantage of colder temperatures with snowmaking the past six weeks.

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Sipapu kicks off New Mexico’s ski season with powder days
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 11:49 am

When Sipapu re-opened Friday (Nov. 21), not only was Lift 1 spinning, every green and blue trail under the lift was open.

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Donald Graham breaks masters world swimming record
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Being just as fast as he was as a 20-year old is an incredible feeling for Graham.

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Taos Ski Valley hoping changes re-establish it as a premier destination
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 10:53 am

The new Kachina Peak lift is a game-changer that TSV hopes will put the mountain back on the map and establish the future of the Ski Valley.

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Sipapu prepared to kick off another New Mexico ski season
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 11:24 am

Being first to open, and last to close, is something that Sipapu takes a lot of pride in. 

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Questa teams honor, raise money for community members with cancer
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:58 am

Questa’s volleyball team has always used October as a chance to help members of its community who have cancer.

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Time to skate: Town ice rink opens for season Nov. 1
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:55 am

Hockey season is just around the corner.

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Sipapu group officially begins operations at Pajarito
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:44 pm

The Los Alamos Ski Club recently announced the management group running Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially started operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

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Despite changes in tour, Taos remains four-star world qualifier
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 11:13 am

The Freeride World Tour (FWT) is going to be a lot different in the Americas than it has been the last couple of years.

 

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Snowmaking begins at Sipapu ski area
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 11:09 am

The sprint to open New Mexico’s ski slopes has officially begun.

 

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Taos Ski Valley adding new terrain
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 11:53 am

Taos Ski Valley is adding some new terrain for next ski season that can only be accessed by hiking — the Wild West Glade.

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Altmann gets another shot at freeskiing world title
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Garrett Altmann will once again be representing New Mexico on the world’s biggest freeskiing stage — the Freeride World Tour (FWT).

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A cross-cultural softball tradition: The hippies and the Indians
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 8:06 am

To run the bases you had to negotiate a series of obstacles.

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No golfers walk away as millionaires from Angel Fire tournament
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 11:53 am

Big money was up for grabs Saturday (Sept. 13) at Angel Fire during a charity golf tournament — $3.63 million, to be exact.

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Pecos League figures out 2015 alignment, for now
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 11:46 am

The league has dropped two of its 10 clubs from last year and then brought back the Las Cruces Vaqueros.

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Competitors flex their muscles in fitness throw down
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 11:40 am

Jennifer Christian and Ben Nichols represented CrossFit Taos and finished third out of the 14 teams in the Rx category.

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Taos Whiplashes dominate only bout of the year
Updated: August 24, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Two big jams gave Taos a big lead early that the team would continue to expand.

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Believe it or not, fish like water
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Our recent midsummer rains came at the perfect time.

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Pecos League owner: Giving players a shot at the show
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Like many red-blooded American boys, Andrew Dunn fell in love with baseball as a kid and dreamed of making it to The Show.

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Whistler provides plenty of challenge for enduro racers
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm

“Crankworx was hard. Really, really hard,” Taos' Macky Franklin said. 

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Angel Fire Resort set to host Gravity Games
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Angel Fire Resort will host its second annual Gravity Games and Brewfest over Labor Day weekend, (Aug. 29-31).

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Taos Senior Olympians win numerous awards at state games
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Together they won 47 awards, highlighted by 16 first-place finishes and 19 second-place finishes.

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Fishing the high nooks and crannies around Taos
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 10:32 am

It is a good time to head uphill and explore some tiny creek.

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