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Posted 6/28/18

Toast of Taos golf tournament: Mark your calendars to attend the annual Toast of Taos Wine Festival and Golf Tournament Saturday (June 30). Starting at 9 a.m., golfers can enjoy the beautiful …

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Toast of Taos golf tournament

 Mark your calendars to attend the annual Toast of Taos Wine Festival and Golf Tournament Saturday (June 30). Starting at 9 a.m., golfers can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery while playing golf on the fairways and greens of Taos Country Club. Prizes will be awarded to men and women for longest drive and closest to pin.

Entry fee is $98 for Taos Country Club members, which includes the wine festival, and $148 for nonmembers. The tournament is limited to the first 120 golfers who sign up. Proceeds from this event go to funding all Lions Club service programs in Taos County. For more information about the golf tournament, email or call Phillip Kim at (575) 758-7300.

Angel Fire Adventure

Join the adventure for the Fourth Annual Angel Fire Adventure marathon, half-marathon, 5K and Happy Feet Kids Run.

Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery with a run through picturesque Angel Fire. The rolling course is great for beginning runners and poses enough of a challenge for those looking to test their endurance.

The elevation might also take your breath away, but the views are worth it. On the event day, Sunday (July 1), participants can expect an average high temperature of 80 degrees with a possible low of 40 degrees in the evenings, creating perfect running conditions for all.

Participants will receive a shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. An aid station will be available every 1.5 to 2 miles, and this year's race will include professional chip timing. For more information, visit

 That's a paddling

Friends of Eagle Nest Lake State Park and The Village of Eagle Nest are sponsoring the Eagle Nest Paddle It! race Sunday (July 1). Organized by the Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum and Visitor Center (nonprofit). The event will feature single and double paddler races with varying distances on Eagle Nest Lake.

Cost to enter the race is $20. Registrants will receive a hat, safety whistle, bow line, souvenir paddle and an Eagle Nest dam tour pass. All participants must sign a waiver of liability and comply with all safety equipment as required by U.S. Coast Guard regulations and the State of New Mexico. For questions about the race, contact Jack at (505) 603-9985.

High school biking

The Taos Composite High School Mountain Bike Team begins its fourth season of offering Northern New Mexico students the opportunity to train as a team and race mountain bikes. This team is open to anyone who rides bikes, enjoys being outside and is in high school in Northern New Mexico.

Practices take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons as well as group rides Sundays. The team competes in the Colorado league with five regular-season races during the fall season. Athletes are encouraged to join this inclusive team that promotes camaraderie and fun while developing bike handling skills, healthy competitiveness, fitness and, most important, a healthy, active lifestyle. For more information, go to and email

Fly-fishing lessons

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Solitary Angler are offering casting instruction classes every Saturday, May 26-Sept. 1 during the summer season.

Taught by certified fly-fishing instructors from Solitary Angler, these hands-on lessons cover the fundamentals, including how the fly rod, reel and line work together; the three elements to a good cast, how to cast overhand and backhand, even in the wind; and how to shoot line out and strip line in.

Lessons occur every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. This is a free program. However, a New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at Sipapu's general store. Interested anglers are asked to meet at the Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort behind Sipapu's lodge on the patio.

Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment although doing so is not required. Fly rods and reels will be available at the clinics at no charge. Following the casting clinic, a more in-depth, half-day small stream fly-fishing class on the Río Pueblo will be offered for those who sign up for a fee. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Van at (575) 758-5653.

Disc Golf Doubles

A weekly disc golf competition is occurring at Sipapu Disc Golf Course (located at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, 5224 State Road 518, Vadito, NM) every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. No registration required. Tickets $5 per person. For more information, email Jason Weldon at



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