November 22, 2017

Angel Fire Food & Wine Roundup

Top Chefs & Wineries Come To Angel Fire

Join us in the spectacular Moreno Valley for the inaugural Angel Fire Food and Wine Roundup celebrating unique western foods, wines, spirits, craft beers, and more. Angel Fire Food and Wine Roundup highlights, celebrates, and elevates the best of western hospitality with celebrity chefs, winemakers, brewers, and distillers.

Bring your friends and family for drinks, food, dancing, golfing, classes and demos in one of New Mexico’s most iconic destinations.

When: August 24-27, 2017

Where: Angel Fire, NM

To learn more please visit www.angelfirefoodandwine.com.

Balloons Over Angel Fire 2017

Make plans for this year’s Balloons Over Angel Fire!

When: Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2017

Where: Angel Fire, NM

There will be mass ascension balloon launch Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning at 7:00 am. Be sure to check out the balloon glow Saturday evening at 9:00 pm. There will be 40+ hot air balloons participating this year!

For more information please visit balloonsoverangelfire.com.

Tamale Cook Off And Festival

This is the second ever New Mexico tamale cook-off!

Tamale tastings are from 1:00 am to Noon. Tickets are 5 for $5.00 plus receive a People’s Choice ticket so that you can vote for your favorite tamale.

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tamale Cook-off Competition, Tamale Eating Contest, Tamale History, Wally & Molly Tamale Contest, Kids Zone, Arts & Craft Vendors, Entertainment, Food, Beer, Wine & More!

To enter as a contestant, reserve a vendor booth or obtain further information please call 575-377-6353.

Help Wanted United Church of Angel Fire

The United Church of Angel Fire is looking for a Part-time Bookkeeper to start around the middle of March, 2017. The position is 30 to 40 hours per month with much of the time occurring during the third week of the month.

In addition to basic accounting/bookkeeping skills, experience in using Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and Payroll is essential. An understanding of internal financial controls, the finances of non-profit organizations and the use of Power Church contributions program are desirable; however, training in these areas will be provided as needed. The applicant must be self-motivated, resourceful, flexible and able to keep certain church matters confidential. A job description is available at the church and at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Please contact Jim Byrd at jrbvmb@aol.com if you are interested in this position. Salary and benefits will be discussed during an interview.

Film Festival

Live Music and Student Made Films from Theatre Band, and Digital Arts

When: March, 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Where: Moreno Valley High School

56 Camino Grande
Angel Fire, NM 87710

New Mexico Hospitality Association Government Affairs

New Mexico Hospitality Association Government Affairs 2017 Legislative Session
#ClosingLTLoophole
Priority Legislation Update

Advocacy Toolkit
#ClosingLTLoophole

Want to get involved? Contact your elected official!

The time is now to begin contacting YOUR elected state official to voice your support for removal of the Lodgers’ Tax loophole through SB 254 and HB 266. Our best chance to success can only occur if we work together. View our action plan below for best practices for how to contact your elected official.

1. Know Your District

Know who in the House and the Chamber represent the district your business resides in. If you don’t currently know who your representative in the House and the Senate is, the New Mexico Legislature website has a helpful tool that allows users to find their elected official by typing in an address. Simply visit www.nmlegis.gov, find the “Legislators” tab in the main menu, and click on the “Find My Legislator” drop down option from the menu. There is an option to find your legislator in both the House and Senate, so be sure to use this function for each chamber.

2. Document Their Contact Information

Each elected official has their contact information available on their online legislator profile. Keep it handy for contacting them by email, phone, and perhaps personal visit to their capitol office.

3.Review Our Talking Points, Know Your Bill

Review the Lodgers’ Tax talking points from our advocacy toolkit before you make contact with your elected official. Be rehearsed on our 3 key positions for eliminating Exemption G, as well as some of the questions you may be asked if you happen to engage with your elected official through email or phone call. Also, be sure to view the language of the actual bill. Senate Bill 254 on the New Mexico Legislature website to see how the bill is written.

4.Encourage Your Elected Official

Feel free to use anything apart of the advocacy toolkit as a reference or baseline for constructing your email or using as a script outline when you make your call. We want our members to use their own unique voice and perspectives when reaching out to elected officials. Also, be sure to be courteous and thoughtful. Ideally, we want our elected officials to become ambassadors for tourism, and this is a great opportunity for you to encourage them to join our cause.

5. Don’t Forget to Follow Up

If you are lucky, you might receive a quick response via email. If you are even luckier, they might answer your phone call on the first try. If those things do not happen, schedule a time on your calendar a few days after your first outreach attempt for a follow up. A second phone call with a second voice mail will prompt a much higher likelihood of a response. If you decide to reach out via phone, try to make the call in the morning around 10 a.m. Search for House Bill 266.

New Mexico Hospitality Association
1420 Carlise NE
Suite #210
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-506-8624
www.NewMexicoHospitality.org

National Main Street Accredation

New Mexico MainStreet Communities Receive 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

Susana Martinez, Governor
Matthew B. Geisel, Cabinet Secretary
February 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Benjamin Cloutier
505-670-7024
Benjamin.Cloutier@state.nm.us

Santa Fe, NM – Today, New Mexico MainStreet announced that 21 New Mexico Communities have been designated as Main Street America Accredited programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. All programs that received accreditation will be recognized at the National Main Street Conference in Pittsburgh in May.

“New Mexico’s MainStreet program is an incredible tool in creating vital downtown areas to leverage private investment,” said New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel. “The accomplishments of these communities are something we can all be proud.”

The communities receiving accreditation include: Alamogordo MainStreet, Albuquerque Downtown MainStreet, Artesia MainStreet, Belen MainStreet, Carlsbad MainStreet, Clovis MainStreet, Corrales MainStreet, Deming MainStreet, Downtown Farmington MainStreet, Grants MainStreet Project, Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, Harding County MainStreet, MainStreet de Las Vegas, Los Alamos MainStreet, Lovington MainStreet, Nob Hill MainStreet, Raton MainStreet, Silver City MainStreet, South Valley MainStreet, Tucumcari MainStreet, and MainStreet Truth or Consequences

From 2011-2016, the New Mexico MainStreet program’s local MainStreet communities have restored 1,063 buildings, leveraged $85,320,935 in private sector reinvestment, and created 752 net new businesses and 3,271 net new jobs. For every $1 invested in the New Mexico MainStreet program, $43 is leveraged locally.

Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four-Point Approach.

“We are very proud of our local Main Street programs with 21 communities earning the designation as Nationally Accredited Main Street program,” said Rich Williams Director of New Mexico MainStreet. “Their work to achieve this designation recognizes the amazing MainStreet organizations in our state, the innovative projects they are pushing forward to grow our economy and transform our downtowns and the dedication of the individuals, volunteers and staff that make Main Street such a successful strategy.”

New Mexico MainStreet evaluates organizational performance on an annual basis with the National Main Street Center to identify strong local programs that meet the ten performance standards, benchmarks used to measure a program’s application of the Main Street Four-Point Approach to commercial district revitalization. Programs must demonstrate achievement across a variety of criteria including broad-based community support for their district revitalization process, have strong support from both the public and private sectors, have an operating budget, performance measures in place to track organizational progress, and demonstrated historic preservation ethic.

A program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, New Mexico MainStreet works throughout the state to help affiliated local organizations create an economically viable business environment while preserving cultural and historic resources. New Mexico MainStreet currently serves 28 affiliated MainStreet Districts, eight state-authorized Arts & Cultural Districts, more than 20 Frontier Community projects, and eight Historic Theater Initiatives. For more information about New Mexico MainStreet, visit www.gonm.biz or nmmainstreet.org.

Angel Fire Garden Club Meeting

First Angel Fire Garden Club meeting of 2017!

This month’s program will be presented by Joe Distefano, Angel Fire Resort’s Golf Course Superintendent. Joe presented for our District III Spring Meeting last year and we have had many requests to have him back. If you are not a member and want to know more about Angel Fire Garden Club, please be our guest on March 13, 2017. We would love to have you!

When: Monday, March 13, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Where: FNB New Mexico Community Room

There will be social time from 9:30 am to 10:00 am and a business meeting from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The program follows the meeting.

Eagle Nest Dam 100th Anniversary

We need your ideas and input for Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Eagle Nest Dam and enhancing visitor experience at Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

Share your ideas with friends on March 2, 2017.

5:00 pm – Board Meeting
6:00 pm – Potluck & Annual Meeting

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

Bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Friends providing beef brisket and turkey, ice tea, coffee paper plates and plasticware. OK to BYOB.

Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks
PO Box 3
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
www.enl-cc-parkfriends.org

Simply Stunning

All clothing $20.00 or less! Now until March 19, 2017!

Simply Stunning
11 Halo Pines Terrace
Angel Fire, NM 87710