November 21, 2017

Archives for September 2017

Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp

The Trek Dirt Series offers twenty mountain bike camps throughout Western Canada and the US – women’s specific and co-ed, cross-country and downhill, and beginner through advanced. The program has such a great reputation for progressive confidence-inspiring instruction that 75% of participants are either referred by their friends or returning campers themselves. At the Angel Fire camp, participants can choose between two days of lift-accessed downhill riding, two days of cross-country riding, or one day of each. One bike park lift ticket will be included at no extra cost, and additional tickets will be offered at a discounted rate. Cost for the camp is $385.00.

When: September 23-24, 2017

Where: Angel Fire Bike Park

Register Here

Enchanted Evening

You are invited for an enchanted evening of eating, drinking and giving!

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Camp Elliott Barker, Angel Fire, New Mexico

Come and celebrate the end of summer with an adult night at camp. Eat, drink and enjoy the fun while supporting the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Camp Elliott Barker.

We are celebrating in our enchanted forest. Dress is rustic chic. The ground can be uneven, so wear sensible shoes. If the night chills you, bring a wrap or jacket.

Cash bar available with two complimentary drinks per guest, wine pull, live auction, and other fun activities.

Visit our website for event details, directions and special lodging rates.

To register go to www.nmgirlscouts.org, call 505-823-2515 or email agriego@nmgirlscouts.org.

6th Annual Drew Judycki Memorial Disc Golf

The 6th Annual Drew Judycki Memorial Disc Golf is the same weekend as the town of Red River’s Aspencade Festival.

When: September 23-24, 2017

Where: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Our 18 hole Mountain Top Disc Golf Course is nestled in an Aspen grove with beautiful panoramas of the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Professional and Amateur Disc Golfers are welcome to sign up for online registration to participate in our Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned two day tournament. Join the fun with a player’s party and tournament raffle!

Register Now

HIDDEN TREASURE AERIAL PARK, PIONEER FLYER AND SCENIC CHAIR LIFT RIDES – Open Saturday and Sunday during the month of September.

Angel Fire Studio Tour

Art Up Northern New Mexico is holding an Angel Fire Studio Tour Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2017. Hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days. There are 27 artists and 20 locations for you to visit!

The artists are located in Angel Fire, Black Lake, Eagle Nest, Valle Escondido and the Taos Canyon. Spend the weekend at your leisure, visiting artists, purchasing artwork of all kinds, enjoying food, beverage and shopping in Angel Fire and Eagle Nest. Start marking off the names on your Christmas list with handmade items and gifts from the artists and artisans of Northern New Mexico.

The artists showing on the Angel Fire Studio Tour and the number they will be listed on the brochure/map are:

#1 Julia Margaret Brigham; Art Quilts, Acrylic, oil, Watercolor packed with dynamic images that will make you happy!
#2 Susan Peabody; Sterling Silver & Swarovski earrings, Beaded necklaces & bracelets
#3 Jacqui Binford-Bell Studio & Gallery; Photography, Mixed media painting, Watercolor, Beaded jewelry.

These three are located in Black Lake.

#4 Carla Callahan; Marble sculpture, Fiber artist/weaver. ” I find there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people” – Vincent Van Gogh
#5 Jo Mixon; Acrylic paintings on canvas and furniture, Recycled happy art items
#6 Danny Stewart; the Finest in Southwest Jewelry. “I am a one man shop doing my own jewelry construction, lapidary casting, mold making and setting.
#7 Kathleen Dello-Stritto; Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel Realistic paintings.
#7 Suzy Mortiz; Landscapes that capture spiritual intensity by focusing on wide open spaces & clear skies.
#8 Ginger Lagasse; Original creative mixed media jewelry to have fun in
#9 Anna Roth; Woodwork, Jewelry, Crochet & Knitting
#10 Lone Krarup & Johnese Turri; Everything Pinecone: Wreaths made of painted pinecones and othe handmade items.
#11 Yvonne O’Brien; Photography
#11 Diane Peterson -Shall We Dance; Dance Demonstration and Classes
#12 Ray Renfroe; Freeform pitch wood sculptures, wood wall art horses & antler heads.
#13 Ramona Bagley; Ramona paints the peace and spectacular serenity of New Mexico in landscapes on large and small canvases

All of the locations from #4 thru #13 are in Angel Fire.

#14 Carol Rupp; Watercolor, Acrylic Realistic paintings.
#14 Melody Perez -Running Horses Studio; Oil-fine art, Wild Mustangs, Western, wildlife
#15 Marcy Ferguson -A Moment in Time Photography; Landscapes, Scenery, Portraits, Western Dress-up

Artist locations 14 and 15 are in Eagle Nest.

#16 Kathrine McDermott; Original Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel & Scratchboard

Katherine is located in between Angel Fire and Eagle Nest.

#17 Clara Foshee; Stained Glass Sun Catchers
#17 Marian Jackson; Expressive & Abstract Florals with traditional Taos floral colcha (embroidery)

Located in Valle Escondido at the same location.

#18 Kevin & Jo De Keuster -Enchanted Circle Pottery; Wood Fired Pottery & Sculpture
#19 Linda Rauch Gallery; Acrylic & Watercolor on canvas
#19 Rick Hewitt; Metal Sculpture
#20 Laurie Phelps; Watercolor and Oil paintings, Northern New Mexico imagery, layered colors.

These four artists are at locations in the Taos Canyon.

There will be an artists reception open to the public on Friday evening, September 29th. The location TBA.

You will be able to download a brochure/map from www.angelfirestudiotour.com. The website is currently being constructed. We hope to have it published by Friday.

Here’s a sneak peak…

Wind sculpture by artist Rick Hewitt, Spicewood, Nov ’07

Lift Coffee Shop Breakfast Meeting

The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a breakfast meeting in the Lift Coffee Shop at the Lodge in Angel Fire Resort.

When: Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Resort

The New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry will be conducting a statewide tour, in partnership with local chambers, to meet with business and community leaders across New Mexico during its two-week Fall 2017 FOCUS Tour. We will be in Angel Fire on September 7, 2017 for a breakfast meeting and breakfast is on us!

ACI wants to meet and hear from the business people and the community leaders about what most concerns you individually and collectively. Your input and feedback will contribute to ACI’s policy agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Our goal is to listen to business owners and learn more about the most pressing business issues that they are facing.

ACI will seek feedback on what have been identified as the policy priorities, but more importantly, ACI will seek input about what might be each community’s most pressing concerns that can be addressed through ACI’s policy committees, which will meet later in the fall.

To reserve your spot please call 575-377-6353 or email Jo at manager@angelfirechamber.org.

You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to attend.

ACI Focus Tour Breakfast

The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a breakfast on September 7, 2017 on the ACI Focus Tour (times and locations TBA).

The New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry will be conducting a statewide tour, in partnership with local chambers, to meet with business and community leaders across New Mexico during its two-week Fall 2017 FOCUS Tour.

ACI wants to meet and hear from the business community about what most concerns you individually and collectively. Your input and feedback will contribute to ACI’s policy agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Our goal is to listen to business owners and learn more about the most pressing business issues that they are facing.

Beat The Heat Pickleball Tournament

Angel Fire Pickleball Club is hosting “Beat The Heat” Pickleball Tournament, playing outdoors at the Angel Fire Resort tennis courts.

Singles, men and women are on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Doubles, men and women are on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Mixed doubles are on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Double elimination brackets for five or more teams. Round robin for events with four or fewer teams.

Registration is online at www.pickleballtornaments.com. Early registration closes August 1, 2017.

4th Annual Angel Fire Resort Million Dollar Charity Golf Classic

Would you like to win a million dollars while helping Angel Fire Ski and Snowboard Team? On September 9, 2017 Angel Fire Resort will give you that opportunity! Your odds of winning the lottery are 175,000,000 to 1 and your odds of making a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1. Stop purchasing those lotto tickets, play the odds, and join us for the 4th Annual Angel Fire Resort Million Dollar Charity Golf Classic. This event is a full day a fun including an 18-Hole four person team scramble, a Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout, contests, lunch and prizes. Put together your 4-person team and join us for a chance to win a million dollars.

When: September 9, 2017

Where: Angel Fire Resort

Cost: Public $135 per player, Members $100 per player

Proceeds to benefit Angel Fire Ski and Snowboard Team.

For question contact the Angel Fire Country Club Golf Staff at 575-377-4488.

We, The Board Of Directors Of The Angel Fire Chamber Of Commerce Know Jo

Written By

John Hail, Dr. Jennifer Fitch, Wende Woolley, Brenda Johnson, Johnese Turri, Daniel Serna, Nita Jones, Chuck Howe & Cathe Moon

This Chamber Board would like for you to know Jo the way we know Jo. We recently honored her (it was a surprise that we had a hard time keeping from her!)
at our quarterly membership breakfast meeting by giving her a plaque, a bonus and a raise. Plus we have listed her accomplishments as President and CEO of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

  • In 6 years time she has brought the Chamber from a $20,000 deficit to this amount in the black.
  • She has grown the membership from 53 members to 200 and introduced new levels of membership to expand the member base.
  • She started “I Know Jo” articles in 2011 as an effort to get to know the membership. These articles have been featured in publications nationwide including the US Chamber Newsletter. She has been published more than 642 times.
  • She started the Monday e-blasts to help advertise Angel Fire in 2012 with 38 subscribers and now has over 8000 subscribers from all over the US and some in France, Chile, Canada, Mexico & Italy.
  • 2012 – She and Karen Kelly, created and wrote a grant for the Village of Angel Fire entitled “Get your Wild on in Angel Fire” to the State Tourism Department. The village was award the highest amount ever given for a tourism campaign of $40,000. This campaign was awarded the Tourism Tiara Award for “Collaboration of the Year” in 2013.
  • As a member of Northern NM Tourism Region Board of Directors, with permission from the Chamber Board, she worked with the State Tourism Secretary to have Angel Fire moved into the Central Tourism Region with the other alpine areas instead of the non-alpine ski communities tourism district.
  • She sat on the Enchanted Circle Marketing Co-op board from 2011-2014. She helped to change the membership levels allowing more than chambers, visitors centers and villages to be members.
  • 2012-2015 She sat on the Village Sustainability Committee. She was a part of the team who successfully started the original recycle center, brought plastic recycle in and purchased the glass crusher. She ran the community wide spring & fall clean-ups until Angel Fire Proud took them over.
  • In 2012 she held the first “Thank you Dinner” for Chamber members – free of charge. She always has a theme at Chamber events with interactive board and audience participation guaranteed for fun evenings
  • She started Business after Hours in 2011 with record attendances of 167 people in the summer of 2014
  • She ran the Community-wide Flea Market from 2011-2015
  • She hosted Crash the course walk/run at the golf course 2013-2014
  • She helped sponsor the Angel Fire Summerfest Balloon Rally 2010-2012
  • She started the Chamber Cash Mob in 2014 designed to bring money into local businesses.
  • She hosted holiday decorating contests to encourage businesses to light up for the holidays 2012-2015 and is now joining with the Resort, Garden Club, and the Village to encourage businesses to “light up for the holidays” in 2017
  • She conceived the idea for Habla Tamale Cook-off & Festival. The first festival year she expected to sell 250 tickets and sold 1200, this year’s event saw record numbers and sold 1675 tickets.
  • She was key, with Anna Phillips, in working toward Colfax County Chamber of Commerce Coalition initiative to unite and join rural chambers together as one voice
  • She started the 12 Days of Christmas raffle that got the entire village involved. We gave away 78 gifts worth at least $50.00 a piece with a Grand prize of $500.
  • She is current chair of Art Up Northern New Mexico, formerly known as Moreno Valley Arts Council. Teamed with the Angel Fire Resort, she is in charge the non-food vendors at the Art & Farmers Market and has started the first Angel Fire Studio Tour in 2017.
  • 2011 to present – She is a member of New Mexico Chamber Executive Association. In 2016 she was elected to the Board of Directors – 2016 Secretary, 2017 Vice President and is incoming President. She represents Angel Fire heavily during legislation in Santa Fe.
  • She has been attending school for 4 years and will graduate in January 2018 with her IOM, equivalent to a Master’s in non-profit organizational management.
  • This year she is promoting a fun new project to push people into businesses #AngelFireRocks and is currently organizing a huge volunteer appreciation event called “I AM ANGEL FIRE”.
  • She worked tirelessly to help bring a pharmacy to Angel Fire and continues to work towards a high altitude training center coming to our village.
  • Plus she has been nominated for the New Mexico state “Ethics in Business Award” 2017

Jo is always coming up with new ideas and projects to help the Angel Fire businesses and the surrounding areas. She refuses to bend issues of integrity and will stand for her membership, no matter the consequences. Her actions prove how much she cares about Angel Fire and she does it without wanting or needing recognition. We believe she is a true asset to Angel Fire, NM. and we stand behind her 100%.