Community sports

Sports Sidelines – October 25

Posted 10/25/18

Calling all HS Swimmers: An organizational meeting for all students grades 8-12 who are interested in swimming for the Taos High School Tigers will take place today (Oct. 25) at 7 p.m. at the Taos …

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Community sports

Sports Sidelines – October 25


Calling all HS Swimmers

An organizational meeting for all students grades 8-12 who are interested in swimming for the Taos High School Tigers will take place today (Oct. 25) at 7 p.m. at the Taos Youth and Family Center swimming pool, 407 Paseo Del Cañon East, Taos. New Coach Nancy Call is looking forward to a fun and competitive high school swim season. For parents of the swim team members, an organizational meeting will take place Monday (Oct. 29) in the main lobby of the Youth and Family Center at 6 p.m. Contact Coach Nancy Call for more information at

Turkey Trot

The Seventh Annual Taos Turkey Trot is on tap for Saturday, November 24, 2018. The out and back course hosted by the Taos Swim Club will begin at 9 a.m. at Taos Eco Park at 940 Salazar Road. The price for entry is $25 to $35 for adults. $10 for children under 12.

The start and finish line will be at Taos Eco Park and head south on Salazar to Chamisa Road with the turn around point at the intersection of Chamisa and Pueblo Sur. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash. Water and light refreshments will be available. Check-in and day of registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Ethel Rose via e-mail: or by phone at (575) 613-4425.

Self-defense classes

Defendu Academy is offering self-defense and fitness classes at its new gym location. Fun for all ages and all levels, students can sharpen their minds while getting physically fit. Defendu offers affordably priced kickboxing, jiu jitsu, wing chun, ashtanga vinyasa yoga and a specialized after-school program for kids. Visitors to Taos can drop in for $20.Defendu is located at 1335 Gusdorf Road, Suite T, Taos. For more information, visit or call (575) 758-7991.

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 trail.

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.

Demo days

Public demonstration days are scheduled at Tenderfoot Katie's, Taos Ski Valley, Dec. 14-15. Come demo the newest skis and snowboards on the market. The event will be open to the public for two days from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the base of Lift 1. Registration is $10 for the two-day event and will be located in the Looking Glass inside Tenderfoot Katie's at the base of Lift 1.

 The first day of the 2018-19 winter ski season at Taos Ski Valley is tentatively slated for Nov. 22. For more information, visit


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