November 22, 2017

Archives for February 2011

Reminder From The Chamber

Our billing structure changed as of 12/1/2010. Invoices for membership dues are sent out on the 1st of the anniversary month and due net 15. Please try to adher to this payment schedule to help keep our cash flow moving. There is a $20 reactivation fee for for those who let their membership expire and then wish to rejoin. Please call the office if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.

Candidates For Election

The 2011 Chamber board election is upon us, and this is your chance to determine the leadership in your Chamber.

Currently serving on the board are:

  • Mike Wooley, President; Prudential Real Estate
  • Katherine McDermott, Vice President; Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Catherine ‘Cat’ Adams, Treasurer; Angel Fired Pizza
  • Carol Verry, Secretary; Valley Auto Parts – Seat expires this year
  • BJ Lindsey; Angel Fire Homes
  • Don Borgeson; Monte Verde Real Estate – Seat expires this year since he was appointed to fill mid-term vacancy when Tom Bowles resigned
  • Joe Warren; Sange de Cristo Chronicle – Seat expires this year

Joe and Carol have decided not to run again. Don is running again. Mike will become the Past President which per bylaws is an 8th board position, so his regular board seat will also be open. That means there are 4 seats with two-year terms for which we are taking nominations.

Please call the Chamber office if you are interested in serving, or would like to nominate someone. We’ll give you a form to complete and submit to the nominating committee. Nomination deadline is Friday, March 18.

Please consider this important opportunity to make a difference in your Chamber and community. We’re gearing up for a dynamic year and your participation is encouraged.

Come on, it’ll be fun!

Sharon S. Schultz
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 547
Angel Fire, NM 87710
575-377-6661

Closure Of Springer Correctional Facility

Possible Closure of Springer Correctional Facility

It has come to our attention from reliable sources that there are current discussions at the New Mexico Department of Corrections (NMDOC) regarding Legislative/Executive mandated budget cuts. Reportedly, Springer is the priority facility identified for closure! NMDOC is considering the closure based on which facility is the most expensive to operate. Information that the Springer Correctional Facility is the most expensive to operate is believed to be inaccurate, since old data and figures are reportedly being used.

It is imperative that as a community, county, and region we join forces to stop any proposed closure as this would be an economic disaster to an already economically depressed area. When the New Mexico Boys School was closed we lost over 100 jobs. Many of those people are still without jobs today, and many had to move away to find work. In that closure we weren’t notified until it was too late! We need to inform ourselves and ACT NOW!

Plan of Action

1. Call, email, and write to the Governor, and as many elected and state officials as we can stating our collective opposition to this. Here are the phone numbers:

  • Governor Susana Martinez: 505-476-2200
  • Lt. Governor John Sanchez: 505-476-2250
  • State Representative Thomas Garcia: Santa Fe 505-986-4242 or at home 575-668-2041
  • State Senator Clinton Harden: Santa Fe 505-986-4369 or at home 575-389-1248
  • Corrections Secretary Lupe Martinez: 505-827-8709
  • U.S. Senator Tom Udall: Santa Fe 505-988-6511 Washington D.C. 202-224-6621
  • U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman: Santa Fe 800-443-8658 Washington D.C. 202-224-5521
  • U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan: Las Vegas 505-454-3038 Santa Fe 505-984-8950 Washington D.C. 202-225-6190

2. We are asking all surrounding municipalities and the Colfax County Commission to participate in this protest by adopting formal resolutions opposing the closure of Springer Correctional Facility.

3. We will plan a public meeting to discuss the impact the closure will have on everyone and begin a petition drive so that our voices are heard by our legislators and Governor Martinez on this issue; Loud and Clear: No Closure for Springer Correctional Facility!

4. At our public meeting we will also discuss a plan to Rally at the Round House and Governor’s Office so that this issue will not be ignored!

5. Finally, as a regional group, we hope to unify and vow to refrain from re-electing any officials who do not stand against this proposed closure!

Town of Springer
P.O. Box 488
Springer, NM 87747
575-483-2682 (Phone)
575-483-2670 (Fax)

2011 Winter Exhibit Winners!

Congratulations To The Winners Of The 2011 Winter Exhibit!

Best of Show Winner: “Elizabeth” by Wanda C. Rogers

Best of Show Winner!

1st Place Winner: Textured Sterling Pendant with Turquoise and Spiny Oyster by Laura Holbrook, Juniper Jewels.

1st Place Winner

2nd Place Winner: “The Long Walk” by Jacqui Binford-Bell.

2nd Place Winner

A Winning Event!

The Opening Reception was a smashing success! Turn out was excellent and everyone was wowed by the full collection. Our heartfelt congratulations to the winners, and thanks to Judge Rob Nightingale for his service!

If you missed it, the show goes on, with hours till 5:00 pm today and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Stop in for a look. You’ll be glad you did.

If you just can’t get here, some more images from the show are below. Enjoy!

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Participating Businesses Offering Discounts

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee Shop
  • The Pizza Stop
  • Aldura
  • Resort Properties

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

February Joke

We purchased an old home in Northern New Mexico from two elderly sisters. Winter was upon us and I was concerned about the house’s lack of insulation. “If they could live here all those years, so can we!” my husband confidently declared.

One February night the temperature plunged to below zero, and we woke up to find interior walls covered with frost. My husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm. After a rather brief conversation, he hung up.

“For the past 30 years,” he muttered, “they’ve gone to Arizona for the winter.”

IRS Tips

Top 10 Tax Time Tips For 2011

It’s that time of the year again. The income tax filing season has begun and important tax documents should be arriving in the mail. Even though your return is not due until April, getting an early start will make filing easier. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips that will help your tax filing process run smoother than ever this year.

  1. Start gathering your records. Round up any documents or forms you’ll need when filing your taxes: receipts, canceled checks and other documents that support income or deductions you’re claiming on your return.
  2. Be on the lookout W-2s and 1099s you’ll need these to file your tax return.
  3. Use Free File Let Free File do the hard work for you with brand-name tax software or online fillable forms. It’s available exclusively at www.irs.gov. Everyone can find an option to prepare their tax return and e-file it for free. If you made $58,000 or less, you qualify for free tax software that is offered through a private-public partnership with manufacturers. If you made more or are comfortable preparing your own tax return, there’s Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic versions of IRS paper forms. Visit www.irs.gov/freefile to review your options.
  4. Try IRS e-file After 21 years, IRS e-file has become the safe, easy and most common way to file a tax return. Last year, 70 percent of taxpayers – 99 million people – used IRS e-file. Starting in 2011, many tax preparers will be required to use e-file and will explain your filing options to you. This is your chance to give it a try. IRS e-file is approaching 1 billion returns processed safely and securely. If you owe taxes, you have payment options to file immediately and pay by the tax deadline. Best of all, combine e-file with direct deposit and you get your refund in as few as 10 days.
  5. Consider other filing options There are many different options for filing your tax return.You can prepare it yourself or go to a tax preparer.You may be eligible for free face-to-face help at an IRS office or volunteer site.Give yourself time to weigh all the different options and find the one that best suits your needs.
  6. Consider Direct Deposit If you elect to have your refund directly deposited into your bank account, you’ll receive it faster than waiting for a paper check.
  7. Visit the IRS website again and again The official IRS website is a great place to find everything you’ll need to file your tax return: forms, publications, tips, answers to frequently asked questions and updates on tax law changes.
  8. Remember this number: 17 Check out IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax on the IRS website. It’s a comprehensive collection of information for taxpayers highlighting everything you’ll need to know when filing your return.
  9. Review! Review! Review! Don’t rush. We all make mistakes when we rush. Mistakes will slow down the processing of your return. Be sure to double-check all the Social Security Numbers and math calculations on your return as these are the most common errors made by taxpayers.
  10. Don’t panic! If you run into a problem, remember the IRS is here to help. Try www.irs.gov or call toll-free at 800-829-1040.

Save Money On Ink Cartridges

Help us raise funds through recycling.

  • It’s fun
  • It’s easy
  • It helps the environment

Recycle your empty inkjet cartridges and old cell phones today.

Drop your off today!

For more information check out the Planet Green Recycle Web site.

Host A Business After Hours Party

Business After Hours

  • Having a sale?
  • Offering new products or services?
  • Grand opening or anniversary?
  • Just looking for a reason to throw a party?

As a member in good standing you are eligible to host this event that will introduce both the Chamber and local communities to your business.

Business After Hours events are highly attended and entertaining.

Call to book it now!

Get on the schedule for 2011! Reserve your space now, call 575-377-6661.

Angel Fire Resort News

Locals Only, Local Clinic

Wednesdays now through March 2, 2011.

Did you miss it? Are your friends in it? Do you still want to come out for some fun? Locals lessons still available and the price is PRO RATED!

Includes a wine and cheese celebration March 2, 2011 at the Country Club. Each 3 hour lesson starts at 1:00 pm.

Please call Snowsports Services at 575-377-4383 to sign up.

Classes meet at the Ski & Snowboard School sign at the base of the Chile Express chairlift.

Must be 21 or older. Ski or snowboard. All abilities.