May 27, 2017

Archives for March 2016

2016 Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

plan-updateJoin members of the public, Village Officials and local stakeholders in the 1st public meeting to discuss the 2016 update to the 2009 Village of Angel Fire Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and learn about progress made since 2009 to reduce wildfire risk in your community.

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Your input is needed! Involving residents and other local stakeholders is a key component of the CWPP update process. The CWPP core team needs your input on:

  • What areas, neighborhoods or projects should the Village prioritize?
  • What process have you, your neighbors, adjacent landowners and/or the village take since 2009 to address wildfire risk?
  • What should be included in the 2016 CWPP update?

For more information please visit the project website at www.forestguild.org/angelfirecwpp, contact Matt Piccarello at matt@forestguild.org or call 505-983-8992.

Mud Ball @ Zeb’s

mud-ballFor those of us here… stuck in the Mud Season.

When: April 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Where: Zeb’s in Angel Fire

  • “The Dating Game” Theme
  • 70’s Attire Strongly Encouraged
  • Silent Auction
  • Dance To Big Boom Box

To benefit Casting For Recovery. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Coldwell Banker in Angel Fire or call 505-603-0525.

This is a matching grant event from Angel Fire Community Foundation.

Easter Potluck

easter-potluckSign up with your bartender and don’t forget to bring a dish to pass!

When: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Where: Laguna Vista Lodge Saloon

Community Easter Egg Hunt

easter-egg-huntThe United Church of Angel Fire presents a community Easter egg hunt! Please come and help us celebrate this glorious event!

When: Sunday, March 27, 2016 after the 11:00 am church service

Where: United Church of Angel Fire

All ages are welcome! Bring your own basket and comfortable shoes for the hunt. Muddy conditions may exist!

Angel Fire Chiropractic Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

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Jo & Dr. Jennifer Fitch

I guarantee you that people in Angel Fire were tremendously excited when Dr. Jennifer Fitch moved to our village and opened up her practice, Angel Fire Chiropractic. Living in a mountain setting that begs you to be an active outdoors person means almost everyone here hikes and bikes and skis and golfs, etc. etc. With all the outdoorsy active lifestyles, comes a constant need for body adjustments. And now we are in the excellent capable hands of Dr. Fitch, she keeps our bodies in alignment!

I asked her who really needs a chiropractor? She said, “If you have a spine and you are breathing, but please don’t wait until you are in terrible pain.” Her clients range from children to geriatric, even pregnant women. All of whom benefit from chiropractic adjustments.

So what is chiropractic care and why do you need it? Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments can cause pain, discomfort, and poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally. Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system. This helps your body to heal naturally without the use drugs or surgery. A chiropractic spinal adjustment uses the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment to correct the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.

Dr. Fitch came here last year to start her practice and begin the process of becoming a full time Angel Fire resident. She and husband Mark have owned property in Angel Fire since 2003. At that time they were both in the military, stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, when they received a postcard from RCI selling timeshares in Angel Fire. They thought, why not? She said when they drove out of the canyon and saw the beauty of the Moreno Valley for the first, it was, and I quote, “As if the heavens opened up and they looked at each other and thought… we are going to live here one day.” They didn’t however know it would be in just a few short years. But after they had researched the schools and the area, they decided not to put it off any longer. They wanted to give their children the benefits of being raised here. So with Mark still in the military in Virginia, Dr. Fitch began the process of moving. At first it was on week-ends and in bits and pieces. Their two children now attend Eagle Nest Elementary and she has become active in the community as a girl scout leader, joined the Garden Club and PTA and sits on the Board of Director’s of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. She is also on staff with the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center providing services at veterans retreats. Then in December 2015, after 29 years of Military Service, Mark joined her and the children.

Mark was there while I was interviewing Dr. Fitch and I asked how they met. They giggled and looked at each other with huge grins. She said,”We were both in the military, stationed in Bosnia.” He said, “We met in Bosnia at a British Pub.” They looked at each other again and almost started laughing. She said, “We’ll leave it at that.” He quickly agreed, “Yes, we should.” shaking his head and smiling. Sounds like a story for another time!

Dr. Fitch is now located at 3379 Mountain View Blvd. Suite A-1, in Angel Fire. Her office is open by appointment only. Starting May 1, 2016, her regular office hours will be Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday by appointment only. To reserve your appointment, call 575-613-2148. She has a cash only practice.

She also told me, in a perfect world, she is hoping to do a little remodeling in her new location and may possibly look to include an acupuncturist in the office. Massage Therapist, Kathy Dunbar is already in house. Together they work toward natural healing for their clients.

Angel Fire Chiropractic would like to invite you to attend the Business After Hours on May 26, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Angel Fire Chiropractic
3379 Mountain View Boulevard
Suite A-1
Angel Fire, NM 87710
575-613-2148

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Family Fun In The Sun Celebration – Week 2

adventure-begins-2It’s our Family Fun In The Sun celebration with live music, themed days, cool contests, and great spring skiing and riding.

SPRING BREAK WEEK 2 | MARCH 13-20

NIGHT SKIING

Offered Nightly from March 13-20: Night skiing on the front side of the mountain from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. for $24 (or $12 with a same-day ticket). Terrain includes 50 acres of groomed trails as well as a few terrain park features.

FIRST TRACKS

Offered Daily from March 13-20: Want to make your first turns before anyone else? Join our Guest Services for First Tracks! Availability is limited, so please sign-up with Angel Fire Resort Guest Services either at the office in our Base Area or by calling 577-377-4357. This only costs $20 with the purchase of a lift ticket or your season pass & FREE for Members. (Members without ski privileges will still need to purchase their lift ticket for the day or have a season pass before joining the group.)

PIE EATING CONTEST

Monday, March 14: Sign-up to shove your face into a pie and eat as quickly as you can! All ages can compete. This event takes place on the deck in front of Mountain Reservations at 1:30 pm. Photos from this event are priceless.

THEME DAYS ON THE MOUNTAIN

Monday, March 14: Hawaiian Shirt Day
Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and ski the mountain like a pro!

Tuesday, March 15: School Pride Day
Get decked out in your best school colors to show your pride!

Wednesday, March 16: Retro Day
Come dressed in your best 80’s or 90’s ski apparel – sweet ski suits encouraged!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY

Thursday, March 17: Celebrate the Irish on the slopes and get dressed up in a lot of green, shamrocks or Irish-themed gear and then wrap-up the day at the Village Haus for music, giveaways and good times.

FATTY PADDY BIKE RACE

Saturday, March 19: Bring your fat tire mountain bikes and dress in your favorite St. Paddy’s Day outfit for some friendly competitions and Brew Ski as the snow season ends and the dirt season begins.

Advisory Board Position

ccaThe Advisory Board of the Angel Fire Airport, Colfax County is currently seeking a new board member to fill a vacant seat. Aviation experience preferred. Interested parties must submit letter of interest and resume to:

Colfax County Commissioner Landon Newton
PO Box 1498
Raton, NM 87740

Or send an email to jlnewton@co.colfax.nm.us.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

If you need more information contact Jacque Boyd, Angel Fire Airport Advisory Committee Chair at 575-377-3166.

Cash Mob Returns To Angel Fire

cash-mobCash Mob Returns to Angel Fire Join the Chamber Mobsters!

What is a Cash Mob? And who are the Chamber Mobsters? Glad you asked! A Cash Mob is a Flash Mob only instead of singing and dancing we spend money! In November 2014 at the quarterly Chamber membership meeting we rolled out this program designed to give support and a financial boost, during the between seasons, to our local small businesses. It helps the businesses, it makes people happy, Mobsters get to buy great stuff for themselves or others at local retail businesses, simply taste or stuff themselves at local restaurants, or purchase gift certificates for services provided. You’ll have a great time if you sign up to be a Chamber Mobster. Then you may want to pat yourself on the back afterward for supporting your community! It is a positive win-win program!

There are two categories to the Chamber Mobster Program.

The first category: Cash Mob-ee

This category is for Chamber business members only. Any member who would like to have a Cash Mob visit their business may sign up. (If you are not a member, come to the Chamber and fill out an application, we’d love to have you join!)

The second category: Cash Mobsters

This includes anyone, member or non-member, who wants to participate in the actual Cash Mob. These people all agree, when a Cash Mob is randomly called, they will show up at the business who has been selected and spend at least $25.00 in their establishment. More, if you are so inclined! The idea is to benefit the mob-ee financially. If 20 people sign up and keep their promise to participate, the business is guaranteed at least a $500.00 day! If you are going to be out of town during some of the mobs, you can still purchase gift certificates from them. (Please note that mob-ees all agree to be a mobster, too.)

How it works: We put the name of every business who has signed up in the Mob-ee category into a hopper and randomly choose a name every 10 days to two weeks. We will then contact the winner and ask for the best day a cash mob may visit their place of business that week. Next we will contact, by text or phone call, all of the Mobsters. We will give you the Business name, the date, and time frame the cash mob will happen. All Mobsters agree to go to the business anytime during the official Cash Mob time frame, spend at least $25.00 and wish the business well!

The program has been a great success. We are asking that you sign up now by sending an email to manager@angelfirechamber.org. Leave your name, your business name if you wish to be mobbed, and your phone number. Also your preference as to how we will alert you… a phone call or a text message.

Cash Mob 20126 will officially begin the last week of March and will continue through May. We’ll break for the summer and start again in mid-September through November. Please join us in promoting our local member businesses and help provide an economic stimulus in Angel Fire! Bring your friends and their money too!

So the first cash mob in 2016 will be… DRUM ROLL.

Family Fun In The Sun Celebration

adventure-beginsIt’s our Family Fun In The Sun celebration with live music, themed days, cool contests, and great spring skiing and riding.

SPRING BREAK WEEK 1 | MARCH 5-12

NIGHT SKIING

Offered Nightly from March 5-12: Night skiing on the front side of the mountain from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. for $24 (or $12 with a same-day ticket). Terrain includes 50 acres of groomed trails as well as a few terrain park features.

FIRST TRACKS

Offered Daily from March 5-12: Want to make your first turns before anyone else? Join our Guest Services for First Tracks at 7:45 am. Availability is limited, so please sign-up with Angel Fire Resort Guest Services either at the office in our Base Area or by calling 577-377-4357. Tickets are only $20 with the purchase of a lift ticket or season pass & FREE for all Members. (Members without ski privileges will still need to purchase their lift ticket for the day or have a season pass before joining the group.)

THEME DAYS ON THE MOUNTAIN

Tuesday, March 8: Hawaiian Shirt Day!
Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and ski the mountain like a pro!

Wednesday, March 9: School Pride Day!
Get decked out in your best school colors to show your pride!

Thursday, March 10: Retro Day!
Come dressed in your best 80’s or 90’s ski apparel – sweet ski suits encouraged!

Music From Angel Fire Free Concert

mfafMusic From Angel Fire presents a free concert which includes performances by The Brass Project and local music students from Cimarron and Eagle Nest, directed by award-winning music director Pamela Towry Church.

When: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Where: United Church of Angel Fire

The Brass Project is a student brass sextet from The Curtis Institute of Music, one of the top music conservatories in the country. The ensemble will be in New Mexico as part of the second annual MFAF School Residency Program and will return to Angel Fire in August as part of the Young Artist Program during Music from Angel Fire’s 33rd Annual Summer Festival, August 19-September 3. The Brass Project will also perform a free noon concert at the New Mexico Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium on Friday, March 18, in a concert co-presented by Music from Angel Fire, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. These concerts are generously underwritten by the Angel Fire Community Foundation and the Albert I. Pierce Foundation.