'Pitch, Hit and Run'

Town of Taos Community Events, Taos Youth and Family Center, Taos Little League and Taos Men’s Adult Baseball League (MABL) will host a free "Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run" competition for area youth on April 30, starting at 1 p.m.

The competition is open to boys and girls ages 7-14. It will be held at the Taos Little League Field at Kit Carson Park. Parents are asked to bring a copy of their child's birth certificate or religious document to show proof of age.

Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions – 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 – and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Week. Age is determined as of July 17, 2017.

The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each division or group at the local competition, will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition.

For questions concerning the competition, contact Judy Esquibel, the local coordinator, at (575) 751-2037 or via email at

2017 Angel Fire Resort ‘Demo Daze’

“Demo Daze” will take place May 27-28. It’s an event for any riders who are interested in DH, XC, Enduro or a mix of mountain bike terrain. Angel Fire Bike Park is bringing together bike vendors from all over the country for novice and expert riders to test ride the latest bikes and try out new biking gear.

Bikes and gear from top vendors being shown include Yeti, Santa Cruz and Specialized. Others will be on hand for the event.

Brett Tippie, larger-than-life personality and pioneer of the freeride movement, will be at “Demo Daze” signing autographs and entertaining fans with his stories about extreme riding.

In addition, Nali Bikes will sponsor a “Ride with the Pros” guided trail ride. There will be free shuttle rides to the Greenbelt’s XC/Enduro-style trails.

A beer garden, free Red Bull movie premiere and a raffle to win a DH suspension bike will round out the weekend fun.

Red River Half-Marathon

This May 20 event features a half-marathon and 5K event at high altitude.

The 13.1-mile race begins in town at 8,750 feet and climbs more than 700 feet with a turnaround point at just above 9,400 feet in elevation. Runners take in amazing views, including Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico at 13,161 feet.

Cost to join the half-marathon is $65 and $35 for the 5K race. Registration fee includes technical T-shirt for the first 150 entries, custom finisher medal for all half-marathon participants, custom age group and overall awards, a pre-race runner's reception and award ceremony with food and fun for all.

For more information, call (575) 754-2366 or email

'For the Health of It!'

"For the Health of It!" 5K/10K race/walk/fun run raises funds for our community's Cancer Support Services program. This year, the race will take place at the Taos Youth and Family Center, 407 Paseo Del Cañón East, June 10.

Every dollar raised stays in the greater Taos area to provide nonmedical care for individuals and their families going through cancer treatment. Individuals and companies are encouraged to join the race or form a team to be in the race.

This program, now in its fifth year, has grown since its inception.

Register and learn more at or contact Ira Vandever via email at or call (575) 751-8963.

Rodeo de Taos

2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Taos County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo de Taos. The Taos News sports editor is looking for old photos, printed materials, trinkets, stories and memorabilia to assist in the celebration of its golden year.

Contact Arcenio J. Trujillo at The Taos News via cell phone at (575) 741-0830 or email to share.

This year's rodeo is slated to take place June 24-25.

Angel Fire Adventure

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

Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery with a run through picturesque Angel Fire, New Mexico. The rolling course is great for the beginning runners and poses just 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 event day in July, 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 participant performance shirt and finisher medal. An aid station will be available every 1.5 to 2 miles.

This year's event is scheduled for July 2 and will benefit the National Veterans Wellness Center of Angel Fire.

For more information, visit


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