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Youth basketball skills camp

The Taos Pueblo Fitness Program will present the Spirit of Hoops Basketball Camp. This is a two-day basketball skills camp for all interested kids (all levels welcome) wanting to learn about the sport or improve their skills.

Camp will take place at Taos Pueblo Community Center Gym Dec. 28-29 and will include basketball instruction and drills, fundamental skills and techniques, contests, games and prizes. Ages 6-12 will go from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Ages 13-18 will go from 1-4 p.m each day.

This is a free event for all Taos Tribal youth and all surrounding community youth. Registration forms require an adult signature. Forms can be brought to the Taos Pueblo Community Center Gym the day of camp.

The camp will be coached by “Mountain Chief,” a national Native American youth basketball training group. For more information, contact Paula or Macrina at (575) 758-7824, ext. 123.

Red River skijoring

The second annual Red River Skijoring races in Red River will be held Jan. 14-15. Skijoring is a thrilling and unique spectator sport, where a skier hangs on to a rope attached to a horse and glides across the snow. It’s like horse-drawn water skiing on snow.

The races start each day at high noon on the corner of River Street and Gilt Edge Trail in Red River. With speeds of up to 37 miles per hour, the action is fast paced and exciting. Teams race through a time-trial course with skiers navigating gates, jumps and, at times, even spearing rings. Authentic horsepower and big spills make this truly one-of-a-kind winter event a must see for the whole family. The event is free for spectators.

There are money cash prizes and prizes for overall winners of both days of competition in all divisions — novice, sport and open. Included this year is an exhibition division. Kids and adults are welcome to try it out.

For the safety of the horses, riders and skiers, this is strictly a no-dogs-allowed event, except for a service dog by a person with disability.

For additional information on the event or to find registration information and rules, visit For lodging and visitor information, call (877) 754-1708 or go to