November 22, 2017

Archives for October 2016

Member Holiday Tasting

wineCome taste and sample holiday spirits from around the world including champagnes, vodkas, wines and more. Demonstrations including how to put your hot in the toddy. Wonderful gift buying opportunities at special member pricing.

When: November 26, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: Elements Fine Dining, 100 Country Club Dr., Angel Fire, NM 87710

Call 575-377-3055 to make your reservation!

Thanksgiving Dinner @ Elements Fine Dining

turkeyThe Chefs at Elements will be cooking a Thanksgiving Dinner in style, inviting families and visitors to celebrate the spirit of the season, enjoy the hometown hospitality and indulge in a holiday meal that’s guaranteed to please the palate.

When: Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Elements Fine Dining

Thanksgiving Buffet Menu

  • Soft Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter
  • Caesar Salad
  • Green Salad – Shredded Carrots, Shaved Red Onion, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy
  • Honey Glazed Ham
  • Roast Beef with Jus
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cauliflower Gratin
  • Smoked Corn Pudding
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing
  • Shrimp & Mirliton Stuffing
  • Dessert – Apple Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Cake
  • Coffee & Tea included

The cost will be $44 per guest, with children 12 and under $22. Children under 2 are welcome at no charge.

Please call 575-377-3055 for reservations.

The Tour Of The Enchanted Circle

tour-of-the-enchanted-circleThe Tour of the Enchanted Circle is a series of disc golf tournaments to be held in Northern New Mexico during summer/fall of 2016.

Players will accrue points based on how they finish in these events. They will also get points for simply playing the events, and get bonus points for hitting an ace. Players will get points based on the divisions that they play in (with a couple of exceptions). Points are NON TRANSFERABLE between divisions (see exceptions below). $2 from each entry fee for these events will go toward the final series payout that will be given out at Angel Fire. The $2 series fee is not optional. The top 40% of the field will get paid out for the series. Ams will also be paid out for series bonuses in cash!

Here is how the divisions will be divided for the purposes of points for the series. All regular PDGA divisions will be offered for the tournaments. The below divisions are FOR SERIES POINTS ONLY and do not affect the individual tournaments.

  • Open
  • Pro women
  • Age protected pros (masters/grandmasters)
  • Advanced men
  • Age protected advanced (masters/grand and above)
  • Amateur women
  • Intermediate/recreational men

Points will be given out by how many people in your point series division you finish ahead of.

Point Breakdown:

  • Pre registering for the event at elitebrothersdiscgolf.com in the event: 50 points
  • Ace: 25 points

Points earned by finish: 5 per player that you beat in your series division.

Tournaments that are part of the Tour are:

  • Rio Pueblo Open, June 25-26 (Sipapu, Two Grey Hares, and Picuris Pueblo Disc Golf Course)
  • Sipapu Summer Slam, July 16-17 (Sipapu)
  • State Doubles, September 17-18 (Sipapu)
  • Drew Judycki Memorial, September 24-25 (Red River Ski Area)
  • Angel Fire Open (Tour Finale), October 15-16 (Angel Fire Resort)

For more information visit:

Tour of the Enchanted Circle | Angel Fire Open (Tour Finale)

Angel Fire Garden Club Meeting

garden-clubPlease join the Angel Fire Garden Club for its October meeting and Annual Seed Exchange.

When: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:30 am

Where: FNB New Mexico

Refreshments and social time start at 9:30 am. Announcements will start at 10:00 am with the program to follow. This month’s program, Seed Exchange, will be given by Ray Murray and Larry Lowry.

We hope you can make it and feel free to bring a friend! Don’t forget to bring your seeds for the exchange!

Please call Johnese at 505-250-7150 if you have any questions.

Indie Author Day 2016

indie-author-day-01Join us for a full day of workshops and readings with small and independently published authors!

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Where: Shuter Library of Angel Fire

10:30 am – Deborah Reardon, Author of Blue Suede Shoes – Key Elements & Tips to Writing a Mystery

11:00 am – Cynthia Reeg, Children’s Author of From the Grave – A Reading & Point of View Discussion

11:30 am – Caitlin Sumner, Young Adult Author of Alexander’s Lost General – Writing Process

12:00 pm – Loretta Tollefson, Poet & Author of Moreno Valley Sketches – Published Independently

12:00 pm – Live Webcast With Industry Panelists

12:30 pm – Connie Shelton, Author of the Charlie Parker and Samantha Sweet Mystery Series, Plot Development

1:00 pm – Brinn Colenda, Author of Chita Quest and The Cochabamba Conspiracy, Critical Elements of the Thriller

2:00 pm – Scott Jones, Author of Rising Tide of People Swept Away, Point of View

2016 Grizzly Grind

grizzly-grindThe 2016 Grizzly Grind presented by Adams State University Cycling Team hosts their collegiate conference championships in mountain biking. Two days of mountain bike racing will determine the best collegiate mountain bike athletes around in four separate disciplines: Cross Country, Dual Slalom, Short Track Cross Country, and Downhill.

Onsite registration only for this event. Discounted lodging rate of $99 available for race participants using Promo Code ADAM.

Starts October 8 @ 7:00 am
Ends October 9 @ 5:00 pm

Angel Fire Bike Park
10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM

Chamber News, Invites & Updates

af-01By Jo Mixon, President & CEO

October 3, 2016

The year 2016 will go down in history as a year of important elections and legislation. Earlier in the year we had election for Village Council. A few weeks ago the residents of Angel Fire passed the election of two very important General Bonds. The Governor of New Mexico has called a special Legislative Session, to adjust the state budget shortage, that convened at high noon last Friday. The day started out on an optimistic note, but deteriorated as it progressed. At 12:18 am Saturday morning, the Senate adjourned Sine Die. The Senate drafted their proposal which was presented in about 10 bills. The bills deviated from the framework that had been discussed in some areas and were dealt with in only one committee, Senate Finance, Friday afternoon. The bills were then heard and passed on the Senate floor Friday night. Immediately following those votes, a motion was made to Sine Die without staying in session to negotiate the proposals with the House or the Governor. And thus they departed.

So what’s next? Well, it’s anybody’s guess. But, when in doubt in the Legislature, go to the rules. When one chamber adjourns, the other chamber must stay for three days in order to compel the other chamber to return. We will see pretty quickly if the House decides to continue working and then recess instead of adjourn which would require the Senate to return to the Capitol in three days. As of this writing, the House is still in session. Stay tuned.

And it is also time to start the election process at the Chamber of Commerce. We are interviewing all of those who would like to serve on the Board of Directors. Shortly we will be sending out ballots in the mail to all of our voting membership. The new Board of Director’s will be seated at the Nov. 29, 2016 Quarterly Member Breakfast Meeting and will then go immediately into a full day session to set the Chamber budget and Plan of Action for 2017.

Plus this year, if you haven’t noticed, is the nation’s presidential elections… that is all I’m going to say about that!

On a different note, the Chamber would like to say thank you to Bert Clemons and his staff at the Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant and Saloon for hosting the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s meeting in September. Upon arrival, they had the banquet room set up and treated us to delicious snacks and beverages. We felt very pampered!

Special thanks and appreciation also go out to the Village Angel Fire Proud Committee. They continue to do an excellent job of insuring the streets of Angel Fire are litter free and more attractive!

Last but not least, winter is coming! We are beginning to get excited about the holidays when our village is transformed into an amazing “snow globe” scene with glistening snow and the mountains as our backdrop. Once again we are asking everyone to think now about decorating your homes and businesses. Let’s get into the festive spirit and light up! Not only are our guests pleased by the beauty, but those of us who call this valley our home, enjoy the holiday spirit!

But at the moment, it is the most enchanting season of the year. The leaves are changing all over the valley and in the canyons. If you are not in Angel Fire now, you should be! Fall is definitely arrived and we have the beauty to prove it!

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