July 24, 2017


We are starting a fun new project for the summer at the Angel Fire Chamber. It is called #AngelFireChamberRocks.

We would like ALL of our members to participate in this fun nonsensical program.

The concept is simple. Email or call me back to let us know you will be participating, find a rock(s), paint it/them, (or we will paint for you) put your business name on the back, apply clear coat to protect it, take a photo and post it on the Angel Fire Chamber Rocks Facebook Page with #AngelFireChamberRocks and #YourBusinessNameRocks, then place your rock(s) where someone else will find it/them safely and fairly easily somewhere in and around the Village.

When someone finds your rock they are to return it to your place of business (or to the Chamber) to redeem it for a free service, money off of a service or an item. It could be something as simple as a free cup of coffee, a bottle of water or a soft drink. It could be a promotional item with your logo on it, i.e: golf tee, ink pen, lip gloss, candy bar, etc. etc. etc. You could plan to photograph the person/people who find and bring your rocks to you and put it on the Angel Fire Chamber Rocks Facebook Page and/or your business Facebook Page. The idea is to gain maximum exposure for our businesses and Angel Fire, with very little investment but a whole lot of fun!

We will be holding a series of come and go Rock Painting parties at the Chamber. The first dates are: Tuesday July 25, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. We will have painting supplies available and a book of “Painted Rock” ideas. Bring your rocks to paint or we will paint them for you. Will also have a print out for you to put up in your office and on your Facebook page to let people know you are participating in #AngelFireChamberRocks. We will kick off the program on August 1st. This is a fun activity for any age and any group – much like coloring books. Acrylic paints, oil based sharpies or even regular sharpies work well (just cover them with Mod Podge or clear spray sealant before sealing).

This is your chance to make someone smile or brighten a day and to get them into your place of business. GO FOR IT! You rock too!


Jo Mixon, CEO & President
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Angel Fire ArtsFest 2017 Results

Angel Fire ArtsFest began last Friday night with “Dress Up for Art Up” Premier Night at the Angel Fire Community Center. The evening included a dinner buffet, cash bar, live entertainment and the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists. Winners of the juried show were also announced. The winners are:

Best of Show
Rod Daniel, Placitas, NM

Photo courtesy of Sangre de Christo Chronicle, Ellen Miller-Goins

Fine Art Category
1st Place – Michael McCullough, Placitas, NM
2nd Place – Melody Perez, Angel Fire, NM

Artisan Artist/Fine Craft Category
1st Place – Sue Orchant, Albuquerque, NM
2nd Place – Gail Tate & Nadine Williams, Albuquerque, NM

Jewelry Category
1st Place – Ginny Wolf, Silver City, New Mexico
2nd Place – Lyra Fiset, Taos, NM

Photography Category
1st Place – Matt Huntley, Durango, Colorado
2nd Place – Jessica Duke, Angel Fire NM

Most Creative (Sponsored by Access Media, Janet Sailor)
Roger Calhoun, Mesa, AZ

People’s Booth Choice
Chris Love, Black Lake, NM

The show continued Saturday and Sunday with over 900 people coming through the doors to enjoy and purchase quality artworks, from 36 highly talented artists. ArtsFest, in it’s 36th year, is sponsored by Art Up Northern New Mexico. it is free to the public. many of the artists donated to a Mystery Auction. Proceeds from the auction will go to help fund Missoula Children’s Theater 2018.

Art Up Northern New Mexico wants to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteer hours that went into making this event a success! Thank you Jo Mixon, Johnese & Michael Turri, Jacqui Binford-Bell, Bob Bear, Julia Margaret Brigham, Mary Harms, Diane Peterson, Wende Woolley, Chris Love, Dominic Serna and his crew from H2, Daniel Serna, Whitney Brewer, Sam Macias and his crew from Zebs, Connie Hill, Paul Figuero and Helen, Janet Sailor, Jimmy Linton, the Breakfast and Lunch crew from Holy Angels Catholic Church, the artists, and the staff at the Community Center.

Special thanks to the youth from Christ our Savior Lutheran Church (who came in from Humboldt, Kansas and Wichita Falls, Texas) sent to help all of the artists load up after the show on Sunday. These kids went above and beyond their duties for Art Up NNM and even mopped the bathrooms and kitchen, moved the foosball tables, swept and vacuumed the community center and put every table, chair, and panel in its place!

4th Annual Lowe’s Road Runner Charity 5K/10K

Come join us for a great trail run, benefiting MVHS.

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am

DON’T FORGET RUNNING CLUB at Mountain Sports Thursday 7:30 am.

Summer Membership Potluck & Meeting

Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks

When: July 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, 42 Marina Lane, Eagle Nest, NM

All members and those interested in learning more about FRIENDS are invited to participate in this Summer Membership Potluck & Meeting.

FRIENDS is a volunteer membership organization that supports activities to enhance visitor experience at Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

FRIENDS is an opportunity to contribute to activities at Eagle Nest Lake and/or Cimarron Canyon State Parks as approved by said Park(s) and network with community members at meetings and events.

An annual membership fee for individual or family is $30. Active members receive a day-use pass for Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

For more information call President Bruce Manakas at 575-377-6188 or visit www.enl-cc-parkfriends.org.

Wild West Shootout

Disc Golf Tournament

When: July 29-30, 2017

Where: Black Lake, NM

Signup at www.elitebrothersdiscgolf.com.

For more information call Eric Coca at 505-333-5182.

15th Annual Garden Tour

The Angel Fire Garden Club hosts the 15th Annual Garden Tour

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tickets will be on sale through July 9, 2016. Purchase your tickets early to be entered in the early bird drawing.

Tour only tickets are $15.00 each. Tour and luncheon tickets are $30.00 each.

8:00 am to 9:00 am – Registration at the Angel Fire Visitors Center

9:00 am to 11:30 am – Garden Tours

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Luncheon, Silent Auction and Garden Hat Contest at the Angel Fire Country Club Elements Dining Room

Join Lori Priest with Ace Hardware as she demonstrates the art of floral design with garden flowers.

Tickets available at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce and the Angel Fire Visitor Center from June 5, 2017 to July 9, 2017.

For more information please call Suzanne Coyle at 505-737-1055.

Reserved tables are available and credit card are accepted.

36th Annual Angel Fire ArtsFest

A dressy affair to meet artists with entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

When: July 7-9, 2017

$20.00 per ticket. Purchase at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

July 7 – Friday Night Premiere from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

July 8 – Art Show from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

July 9 – Art Show from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free admission! Donations are accepted!

For more information please visit artup-nnm.org.

Hidden Treasure Aerial Park

We’re not afraid of the dark are you? We’re THAT place your family raves about! Heighten your senses by stepping into the darkness, challenge yourself with this unique nighttime experience on our Hidden Treasure Aerial Park. As you move through the course you will push your own limits and complete all 25 elements, each more difficult than the last. Will you be one of the first 20 people who have the courage to confront the darkness and complete this one of a kind adventure?

Available July 1, 2017 and July 8, 2017, weather permitting.

Price for the first 20 people is $60 per person, you must be between 70 lbs. and 265 lbs.


High Country Ski Rentals Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon, Photo By Hannah Johnson

Giraffe, Jo & Bi-Bi (Co-Owner)

High Country Ski has changed locations, expanded their hours and added a toy store. On June 1, 2017 they opened their doors in the new location at 48 N. Angel Fire Rd. (upstairs) to become a year round business with toys, candy and musical instruments. They will continue to be a full service ski and snowboard rental/service shop, as they have been for the past 26 years. But instead of being open only during ski season, they wanted to add something that Angel Fire did not have, not only for their tourist and guests, but also for the Angel Fire locals. With proof that you are a local, High Country Ski will give you a 10% discount.

Inside of the store, I was pleased to see the large selection of merchandise they are carrying. There are Ty stuffed animals of all varieties. Even Disney Movie characters are there. They stock Melissa & Doug, Angel Fire t-shirts, board games, puzzles, even sunglasses, and much much more. For your sweet tooth there is salt water taffy, fudge and other candies lining the counters. They even stock musical instruments- horns, ukuleles, guitars and more. Plus they carry guitar strings and accessories. It’s true, you don’t have to drive to Santa Fe when you break a guitar string anymore!

Bi-Bi and her husband Chris have operated High Country Ski for four years. Bi-Bi grew up in the store. It was first opened by her parents after they moved to Angel Fire in 1979. She loved working and helping out while she was growing up, so when it was time for her parents to retire, it was only natural that Bi-Bi would want to continue the family business. She loves working in retail because she loves working with people.

High Country Ski will be open 7 days a week through the summer season, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Then she plans to close one day per week in the off season. Please stop by and say hello, spend a little money and take home real goodies. And don’t forget to sign up for the end of summer giraffe give away! (The one pictured with us above)

Visit www.highcountryskirental.com or call 575-377-6424 to make your ski and snowboard rental reservations.

A Great Weekend In Angel Fire!

A great weekend to be in Angel Fire, NM!

All things Tamale, Hot Air Balloons, Pancakes, Music in the Park, Art & Farmers Market, and Father’s Day!

Photos courtesy of; Jo Mixon, Sarah Campanella, Linda Gau, Michael Turri, Wende Woolley, Erin Arko, Northern New Mexico Gas, Janet Sailor, Maria Sibley, Lisa Sutton, Patricia Rivera, Lynn Heafy, Wendy Hail, Kari Jaramillo, & Melody Costa