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Sports Sidelines – March 28

Posted 3/28/19

MEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE: On April 4 there will be a meeting for the Taos Men's Softball League at 6:30 p.m. at El Taoseño Restaurant, 819 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos.

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Sports Sidelines – March 28

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TAOS SKI VALLEY UP AND OVER 10K TRAIL RUN

The Up and Over trail run takes place August 3, 2019. Early registration is $45 and the early registration window closes the last day of March. After March 31, registration is $55. Interested runners can register for the race at ultrasignup.com.

MEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE

On April 4 there will be a meeting for the Taos Men's Softball League at 6:30 p.m. at El Taoseño Restaurant, 819 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos. For questions or more information, contact Dean at (575) 758-7919.

NATIONAL YOUTH TENNIS TALENT SEARCH

Tennis Central Corp aims to increase nationwide participation in the game of tennis. Its latest campaign vies to ignite a deeper enthusiasm for competitive tennis among the 14 and under category by giving players a faster and more fun way to represent Team USA at the World Championship in Paris July 2019. We are ready to partner with any local club who wants to run a qualifier event by April 2019. Qualified talents from all 50 states will then travel to the National Championships in Washington, D.C., in May. The proud winners in the boys’ and girls’ categories will travel to Paris all expenses paid to represent Team USA. Tennis Central is now accepting partnerships with tennis clubs, academies, high schools, country clubs and other relevant organizations to host qualifying events in all 50 states.

Step 1: Local qualifiers until April 30. Step 2: National Championships May 24-26. Step 3: Team USA at the World Championships in Paris July 4-14. For more information, contact roadtoparisopen.com or tenniscentral.net.

ICE SKATING

The ice rink at the Taos Youth and Family Center is closed until November.

TRAIL CLOSURE

The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is continuing the closure of the La Junta Trail at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. The closure is required to address maintenance needs. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

La Junta Point Overlook and Campground will remain open during this time. Visitors can access the River Trail and the lower parts of the canyon from the Little Arsenic Springs Trail or Big Arsenic Springs Trail. The BLM asks the public to respect the closure of the trails.

As always, the BLM Taos field office reminds all visitors to take precautions when visiting public lands. Visitors are reminded to dress appropriately, consider local weather conditions and altitude, and remember your outdoor essentials: water, snacks, appropriate footwear, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. For more information, please contact the BLM Taos field office at (575)758-8851.

LOCAL WORLD-CLASS  FLY FISHERMAN DEMONSTRATES SKILL

On Thursday (April 4) from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, Norman Maktima (San Felipe/Laguna/Hopi) will offer a seminar and demonstration in the art and aesthetics of fly fish tying. In "The Art and Aesthetics of Flies," Maktima will discuss his practice and participants will be guided through a creative process. This event is limited to 30 participants with a fee of $5. Maktima spent his youth hunting, hiking, camping, and mostly fishing in Northern New Mexico. At the age of seven he took to the fly rod and has fished his way across the world, competing in the sport and developing signature flies. He has competed in numerous national and international World Fly Fishing Cups and Championships from 1998–2018 both individually and on team USA. Apart from guiding, Maktima teaches aspects of fly-fishing skills and techniques, ranging from casting, rigging, euronymphing, standard and loch style techniques, and fly tying. 

Space is limited. IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe. For more information and to RSVP, contact MoCNA Membership and Program Manager Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) at (505) 428-5907 or ahanley@iaia.edu.

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