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It is with a heavy heart and deep sympathy that we let you know about two losses in our small hockey community.  Sonya Estrella Vargas (hockey mom to an upcoming Peewee player and consistent volunteer) passed away on April 30th, 2019 and Shane Smith (hockey dad to two players, board member, and volunteer) passed away May 20th, 2019.  Their losses have been felt throughout our community.  We respectfully ask that you keep their kids, family and friends in your prayers. 

A card for each family is available at the Taos Youth & Family Center.

Sonya Vargas

Shane Smith


Shane’s Celebration of Life will be held on June 1st at 10:00 a.m. @ Taos Valley Baptist Church.

There will be a meal to follow at Fred Baca Park.

If you feel so inclined you may wear Kansas City Chiefs apparel in remembrance of Shane.