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.
It’s a tradition for sports team to head out of town for preseason training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The resort will be open April 10-12. TSV's original season closing date was scheduled for April 5.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Taos Adult Basketball League will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class Saturday night (Feb. 21) at Taos Mesa Brewing.
Taos Winter Sports Team hosted slalom races as a part of the Rocky Mountain Division
Enchanted Circle residents will dust off their shovels this weekend for a shot at the Lowe’s Valley Market World Shovel Race Championships.
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.
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).
Not Forgotten Outreach heads to Angel Fire for a similar event Feb. 20-22.
The annual ice fishing tournament at Eagle Nest Lake State Park is set for Saturday, Feb. 7.
Pecos League owner cites lack of town, business support
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.
TSV's new Kachina Lift crests the ridge of a new era.
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.
RED RIVER – Enchanted Forest Cross-country Ski Area (EFXC) is opening on Thursday (Dec. 18) morning at 9 a.m.
The Ice Tigers faced off against two of the best teams in the state last weekend.
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.
When Sipapu re-opened Friday (Nov. 21), not only was Lift 1 spinning, every green and blue trail under the lift was open.
Being just as fast as he was as a 20-year old is an incredible feeling for Graham.
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.
Being first to open, and last to close, is something that Sipapu takes a lot of pride in.
Questa’s volleyball team has always used October as a chance to help members of its community who have cancer.
Hockey season is just around the corner.
The Los Alamos Ski Club recently announced the management group running Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially started operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.
The Freeride World Tour (FWT) is going to be a lot different in the Americas than it has been the last couple of years.
The sprint to open New Mexico’s ski slopes has officially begun.
Taos Ski Valley is adding some new terrain for next ski season that can only be accessed by hiking — the Wild West Glade.
Garrett Altmann will once again be representing New Mexico on the world’s biggest freeskiing stage — the Freeride World Tour (FWT).
To run the bases you had to negotiate a series of obstacles.
Big money was up for grabs Saturday (Sept. 13) at Angel Fire during a charity golf tournament — $3.63 million, to be exact.
The league has dropped two of its 10 clubs from last year and then brought back the Las Cruces Vaqueros.
Jennifer Christian and Ben Nichols represented CrossFit Taos and finished third out of the 14 teams in the Rx category.
Two big jams gave Taos a big lead early that the team would continue to expand.
Our recent midsummer rains came at the perfect time.
Like many red-blooded American boys, Andrew Dunn fell in love with baseball as a kid and dreamed of making it to The Show.
“Crankworx was hard. Really, really hard,” Taos' Macky Franklin said.
Angel Fire Resort will host its second annual Gravity Games and Brewfest over Labor Day weekend, (Aug. 29-31).
Together they won 47 awards, highlighted by 16 first-place finishes and 19 second-place finishes.
Photos from the 2015 Taos Tiger Relays at Taos High School. The Taos High School boys and girls track teams won the event.
This year Taos' favorite aquatic egg hunt took place on Saturday, (April 4), and gave away 7,404 small toys, plastic eggs and rubber duckies to children.
This video is about an Easter Sunrise Service Sunday April 5, 2015 at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos, New Mexico USA. Officiating is Pastor Stephen Wiard of El Pueblito Church in El Prado. Video was shot and edited by Rick Romancito of The Taos News
Gloria Longval, a longtime resident of Taos, New Mexico, approached The Taos News with an image of African American soldiers in hopes of sparking interest for readers during February's Black History Month. Coincidentally, Luckie Daniels, a Taos News employee and genealogical researcher, overheard her interview with Tempo editor Rick Romancito. The two eventually connected and soon a portion of Black history was revealed. This video collects what was discovered about this image and one other that Longval found in an estate sale purchase many years ago.Video shot and edited by Rick Romancito, The Taos News
Global Peace Now hosted a benefit event on Friday (Mar.27) for their upcoming Global Peace Walk where they will walk from Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe to Taos.
Sipapu created a 98-foot pond for its 11th Annual Pond Skimming Contest on Saturday (Mar. 21). Several people competed but only a few made it all the way across the pond.
Taos Knighthawk Jaimie Ritchie qualified as one of 8 girls to play in New Mexico's State Chess Championship for 2015. She shared her experience with us.
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort hosted their 12th Annual Cardboard Derby on Saturday (Mar. 14). Each vessel was constructed of only cardboard, tape, twine and paint. The sleds came in all sizes and shapes including a giant snowman and a pie in honor of Pi Day.