November 21, 2017

Archives for October 2015

Angel Fire Fall Clean Up Day 2015

clean-up-day-01You’re invited to Fall Clean Up Day in Angel Fire!

Dig out your outdoor work clothes and prepare to roll up your sleeves for Angel Fire’s village-wide cleanup. The Annual Fall Clean-up Day is set for Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am to noon, rain or shine.

Neighbors of all ages can join hands with local businesses, community groups, Village leadership and staff to boost volunteerism and civic engagement across the village and improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors. “It’s a chance to spruce up our community before the snow falls,” said Angel Fire Proud Committee Clean Up Chair Janet Warner.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

Where: Meet at the Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd. for cleanup supplies, including gloves, bags and t-shirts.

Coffee and donuts: Come a little early to sign in and pick up supplies. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy a morning snack beginning at 9:30 am.

Lunch: After the clean up, volunteers are invited to enjoy a free “thank you lunch” at the Village Hall starting at 11:30 am. Homemade chili, corn bread, beverages and cookies will be served. Food and beverage donations from area businesses are welcome.

Contest: A $25 Gift Certificate from The Candy Store will be given to the volunteer who collects the “weirdest, most unusual” piece of trash. Kids encouraged to help!

Clean Up Day is held every Spring and Fall in Angel Fire. GGHoldings Wagon Mound, LLC and New Mexico Clean & Beautiful are also among the key partners in this annual program.

Angel Fire Chamber Of Commerce Quarterly Member Breakfast Meeting

coffee-timeWe emailed a survey using Survey Monkey to the Chamber Membership. Only 20% filled it out. We are emailing it out again today for the other 80% to have an opportunity to speak up.

When: October 20, 2015 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: In the foyer at the Chamber offices located at 3407 Mountain View Blvd.

We really do want to hear from you! Please fill out the survey. A results summary of the survey will be discussed at the quarterly membership breakfast meeting.

You said it, we will listen!

Help us make the Angel Fire Chamber the best that it can be.

Thank you!

Moreno Valley High School & The Moreno Valley Education Foundation Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

groundbreaking-01Groundbreaking Ceremony

Left to Right: Superintendent Cimarron School District: Adan Estrada; Village of Angel Fire: Councilman Brinn Colenda; Moreno Valley High School Governing Council President: Tammy Devine; Moreno Valley High School Director: Greg Vincent; Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Executive Director: Jo Mixon; Moreno Valley Education Foundation President: Carl Nelson; Vice-President: Johnese Turri, Secretary: Samantha Weeks; and Moreno Valley Educator, Alexandra Sternhagen Back Row; Project Superintendent, Kirk Woodruff.

Once a Vision – Now a Reality

For thirteen years the students of the Moreno Valley High School have attended classes in temporary housing. Last year we passed a school bond that will finance permanent buildings.

Carl Nelson has been the number one champion in bringing this vision into reality. He literally got the ball rolling. He worked endlessly to get it put on the ballot. He organized committees, he went door-to-door. He pushed unwavering, never letting up, to educate the community on the importance of this project. NO, was not in his vocabulary!

We want to say thank-you to Carl for his tireless efforts! We also want to share the thank-you speech he read at the Groundbreaking Ceremony:

Moreno Valley Education Foundation

I have several people I want to recognize:

To everyone and every organization who has donated money or time or pro-bono services to this venture and our other ventures, thank you. We sure do appreciate your gifts. To the Allen family and the Angel Fire Resort for donating us this wonderful piece of land in the first place. Dan Rakes and Christy Germscheid played a huge role in helping me get thru some of our title and covenant problems and the proper releases from AFR required by the Cimarron School board, thank you.

To Mayor Cottam and the Village Council who have helped me with my presentation skills and done us countless favors over the last several years, thank you.

Thank you to the founding members of Moreno Valley High School and Moreno Valley Education Foundation and everyone involved in those two organizations from the beginning. Without your vision for a very unique approach to education, (our Paideia curriculum) we wouldn’t be standing here today. We have one of the most wonderful, awesome, funky, high ranking, high scoring, nontraditional high schools in America. Moreno Valley High School has become one the cornerstones in our community. I hope we can hold on to our style as we progress into the future.

Adan Estrada…the greatest superintendant ever to Govern Cimarron School District. We have unprecedented communication and cooperation with the district because of Adan and the Cimarron School Board.. Thank you Adan, Annie, Brett, Ron and Valerie.

The Public…we passed this GO bond with over 90% of yes votes in Angel Fire of the total votes cast, without your votes we would not be standing here. I can’t remember exactly who helped those last few weeks before the bond election while we were putting the hammer down on all fronts. There were several of you, Thank you.

Moreno Valley Education Foundation- our goal has always been two fold, #1 to support professional development for our staff. Our teachers at Moreno Valley High School are very special people and I have enjoyed working on this project to support your efforts for our youth in the Moreno Valley and surrounding communities. We are going to have a kick ass campus for you! Our second front-Capital Improvements….I think we rocked this one beyond any of our expectations! Thank you Mary, Jacque, Joyce, Larry, Samantha, Johnese and all that came before us.

My wife Debra Ledford deserves the biggest thank you of all. She has put up with my highs and lows on this project for over two years and has kept me on target the best she could when I wanted to quit…. which was more than once.

It’s all worth it, Moreno Valley High School is unique.

Carl A. Nelson – President

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