Yeah, even paddler gets it wrong sometimes. The Animas doesn't come close to Santa Fe, and the only whitewater park is irrigation ditch work that the city did to the Santa Fe River, which is the run off for the city's water supply. There are some cool 3-4 foot drops, but I almost got strained last time I ran it, its max flow is like 70 cfs, and its super manmade and sketch.
There is a good play wave (depending on water levels), called sleeping beauty, on the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande. The racecourse has like 5 class III rapids, and the wave is between Big Rocks and Souse Hole, the last 2 rapids. The Racecourse is along the highway between Taos and Santa Fe south of Pilar. The Taos Box is a III-IV run in the gorge outside of Taos, although not too much play on the run.