June 23, 2017

KCEC June Board Meeting

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees will hold it’s June meeting on June 27, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road.

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road

The Board of Trustees will be rotating our monthly meetings throughout different communities in the KCEC service area. The public is invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Friends Eagle Nest & Cimarron State Parks

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8:30 am
Presentation on Water in the Southwest followed by Eagle Nest Dam Tour organized by Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum in conjunction with the Interstate Stream Commission & New Mexico Office of Engineer. Presentation at Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum.
509 East Therma Street
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
RSVP at 505-603-9985
$10 per person age 12 and above.

Saturday June 17, 2017 at 10:00 am
Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking presentation by Ranger Roy at Palisades Day Use Area in Cimarron Canyon State Parks
Questions: Ranger Roy 575-377-1594

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks
Regular business meeting at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center
42 Marina Lane
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Questions: Bruce 575-377-6188

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:30 am
Presentation on Water in the Southwest followed by Eagle Nest Dam Tour organized by Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum in conjunction with the Interstate Stream Commission & New Mexico Office of Engineer
Presentation at Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum
509 East Therma Street
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
RSVP at 505-603-9985
$10 per person age 12 and above.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
Presentation by Ranger Roy on coyotes at Eagle Nest Lake State Park group shelter.
42 Marina Lane
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Questions: Ranger Roy 575-377-1594

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 am
Presentation by Ranger Roy on pelicans and other birds at Eagle Nest Lake group shelter.
Eagle Nest Lake State Park Group Shelter
42 Marina Lane
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Questions: Ranger Roy 575-377-1594

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – 5:30 pm
Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks
Summer Membership Potluck – all invited, bring your favorite dish to share paper plates, plastic ware & iced tea provided,OK to BYOB.
Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center
42 Marina Lane
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Questions: Bruce 575-377-6188

Angel Fire Business Opportunity

After fifteen years in business, it is time to retire. Alpine Gifts, an established gift shop with a winning track record is now available for acquisition.
An excellent reputation, profitable business,exclusive lines, net 30 vendors, internet platform and loyal clientele sum up this unique opportunity.

For more information, please call Judith Feffer at 575-377-6181.

Summer Mounting Tubing

Have you ever gone snow tubing? It’s a blast! That’s why we installed our summer tubing area on our “Baby Blue” hill for more outdoor activities for your family to enjoy. Slide down the hill and take the New Little Blue Surface Lift back up to do it again! Or ride the longest summer tubing lanes in the country on “Gold Rush Hill” serviced by the Gold Chairlift!

When: Opening day is June 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gold Rush Hill- $25 for one hour – $20 for three rides (800 feet of excitement, must be 47 inches or taller) includes access to Baby Blue Hill!

Baby Blue Hill – $17 for once hour – $15 for three rides (400 feet of fun, must be 42 inches or taller).

We also have a free mini lane for children under 42 inches which is FREE!

BOOK NOW

The Association Of Angel Fire Property Owners Weekend

Please be sure to have your current Member ID card on hand all weekend.

Friday, June 9 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception @ the Angel Fire Resort Country Club Patio
Food & Drinks
Live Music

Saturday, June 10 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Taste of Angel Fire & Annual Meeting @ the Angel Fire Community Center
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Enjoy Taste of Angel Fire and Food & Public Service Organization Exhibits
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – AAFPO Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 11 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Angel Fire Resort Picnic @ the Resort Base Area Deck
Food & Drinks

Leadership Isn’t About Being Great, It’s About Enabling Others To Be Great

The Chamber strives to give busy business owners member benefits that help create a competitive advantage. This week’s report:

Leadership Isn’t About Being Great, It’s About Enabling Others To Be Great

Photo credit: LinkedIn, David McQueen and The Leadership Project

As I sipped on my tea at a mentoring session last week, a long term colleague and friend posed a question: “How Can I Be A Great Leader?!”

I gave the question some more thought – with seven words he had really got my mind racing! I finally responded: “Leadership isn’t about being great. It’s about enabling others to be great.”

I’ve since had the opportunity to reflect on this. What did I mean? How do you enable people to be great, and create ‘great teams’?

I’ve sought to break this down to what I believe are 6 key points, however one of my biggest learning’s is that every day is a school day, and this will evolve over time. I continue to learn every single day!

People Make the Difference

As Jose Mourinho replied when asked about building a successful team, ” you can’t make an omelette without eggs”

Great people are the true differentiator in any successful business or team. As a leader, it is key you keep your eyes wide open and enable everybody to be the best possible version of ‘them’.

Get to know all of the people around you, understand what they want to achieve and help them self-realise what they need to do to ‘win’. Then you will see that people become motivated, they have clarity and they have belief, both in you and themselves. Success will follow if you believe in the ‘possibility’ of people.

Success will follow if you believe in the ‘possibility’ of people.

Environment

Would you go and socialise somewhere that made you unhappy?

In fact, lets stretch this..

Would you socialise somewhere that didn’t excite you, you don’t find enjoyable, that you ‘don’t’ want to go to?

Obviously the answer is no – yet many spend upwards of 8 hours a day in a workplace that they are at best ambivalent towards. As a leader, it is key we create an organic environment that it is enjoyable to be in, that fuels others passion to make a difference and gets people excited to come in to work and succeed.

Small acts regularly are always better than the occasional grand gesture. Breakfasts, lunches, walk and talks, sporting events, recognition. Even remembering to greet everyone every day and ask how they are, simple gestures that are often forgotten. Diverse teams will have diverse ideas around what’s is enjoyable, so ensure everybody can be involved to foster ideas.

Furthermore, leaders set the tone. Each morning, we need to ensure we walk in and create magic for our teams.

Consistency

As Aristotle’s quote tells us, ‘excellence is not an act, but a habit, we are what we repeatedly do’.

I’m a great believer that consistency is a key trait in great leaders. Those that change their position consistently confuses others and this damages morale.

We have to know what we stand for and be prepared to remember this in the face of challenges. Those that stand for everything, stand for nothing.

‘excellence is not an act, but a habit, we are what we repeatedly do’.

Humility and Vulnerability

When things go wrong, weak leaders blame others – their predecessors, their team, their leaders. Everybody bar themselves. However if you’re explaining, you’re already behind.

Rather, we should be willing to show and share our vulnerability.

We all make mistakes and sharing these simply displays that we are human! Subsequently we need to highlight our desire to learn from these. It is a sign of strength, not weakness in asking for guidance and support. This tells your team that asking for help is more than just OK. It’s often the right step.

The ability to display humility and our genuine vulnerability authenticates that we are after all ‘human.’

Finally, when the teams wins, victory should be about your people. I still live by the motto to #makeyourpeoplefamous.

“Finally, when the teams wins, victory should be about your people. I still live by the motto to #makeyourpeoplefamous.”

Never Give Up

Some days will be be tough. Things will not go the way we expected. However we need to be relentless in moving forward. Resilience really is one of the greatest traits a leader can possess.

When things go wrong, understand why, yet don’t dwell on it. Instead focus on how you will ensure you wont make the same mistakes, or how you can learn from this. Own it. Never accept failure, never give up, and do this with a positive mindset

Integrity is Everything

Finally, be guided by your morals. When making tough decisions, ensure they align with your moral compass.

When you have tough conversations, have them with integrity and honesty. Never ignore these as this is fastest route to failure. This is particularly relevant with behaviours. You can give second chances on numbers, but not on values.

If you can look yourself in the mirror each evening, knowing that you’ve given it your all and you’ve done the right thing, there really is nothing more you can do. The time is always right to do what is right.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

David McQueen is the author of several articles that have been featured on both LinkedIn, in the International Press and by several digital channels. You can follow David and see more of his work at:

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From LinkedIn

3rd Annual Nashville To Mexico Writers Round

We are super excited to announce the 2017 Nashville to New Mexico Writers Round in beautiful Eagle Nest NM!

Nashville, known as the Mecca of songwriting, is and always been the center of inspiration for country performers and songwriters. Northern New Mexico has recently become another place that inspires colorful and musically creative individuals. Billy Dawson is bringing the inspirational songwriting from Nashville to the awe-striking Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico accompanied by stellar writers/performers Rodney Clawson, Matt Jenkins, and Lainey Edwards. The event will be an all-day experience with activities throughout the day and the Writers Round will begin at 5:00 pm at 2883 Hwy 38 Eagle Nest, NM in the heart of the town.

When: July 1, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: 2883 Hwy 38 Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Cost: $15 Advanced Online Tickets / $20 At The Gate (5 Years & Under Free)

For more information please call 575-224-2380 or email info@nashvilletonewmexico.com.

To buy tickets, please visit nashvilletonewmexico.com.

Board Of Education Vacancy

Cimarron Municipal Schools is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. Applicants may apply by submitting a letter of interest and qualifications by email, fax, hand deliver or regular mail to:

Cimarron Municipal Schools
Board of Education Vacancy
125 N. Collison Ave.
Cimarron, NM 87714
575-376-2445 x103
575-376-2442 (Fax)
apadilla@cimarronschools.org

All letters of interest to be considered must be received by Thursday, June 14, 2017 by 4:00 pm.

This position will be up for election in February, 2019. Interviews will be held at 5:00 pm on June 21, 2017 at:

Eagle Nest Elementary/Middle School
225 Lake Ave.
Eagle Nest, NM 87718

I. The board will conduct interviews beginning at 5:00 pm
II. The candidate that is selected will be sworn into office immediately

Angel Fire Day Camp 2017

When: June 12, 2017 to August 4, 2017

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Ages 5 to 12 years

$25 per child / weekly rates available / multiple child discounts

Please contact Shay Tibljas at 575-377-1544 or visit www.angelfirenm.gov for more information.

Trash To Treasures 2017

We will begin collecting donations at the Cove Arts Center #5E (yellow building) 12 Crestview Dr on Wednesdays, May 24 to June 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Clothing, linens, household items and small appliances only.

Also, you can drop off all items including furniture at the Community Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Contact the Library at 575-377-6755 to arrange for large item pickup if you are unable to drop off at the Community Center.

Trash To Treasures Flea Market Sales will be at the Community Center on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. See you there!

A book sale will also be held at Shuter Library from June 20, 2017 to July 1, 2017.