July 25, 2016

Celebrate July 4 In Eagle Nest

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36th Annual Benefit for Eagle Nest Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Served 11 AM – 4 PM (or sold out) Plate includes BBQ beef brisket, beans, coleslaw, roll, and iced tea or soft drink – $10 per plate donation. Eat in the Eagle Nest multi-purpose building, 74 N. Tomboy Dr., Eagle Nest. Take out at Eagle Nest Volunteer Fire Department, 50 N. Tomboy Dr. Eagle Nest.

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Desserts at the BBQ provided by the area’s best bakers (prices vary) – Benefit for Eagle Nest Volunteer Ambulance Service

Old West Days

Exhibits from Past 10 AM – 4 PM

Tour Eagle Nest Dam 8:30 AM on July 2, Tour Historic Ranches 2:30 PM on July 2 at Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum Hwy 64 & 5th Street, Eagle Nest.

Family Fun

10AM – 2 PM – Cake walk, hotdogs, snow cones and thrift store shopping at Angel’s Attic, 67 W. Therma Dr., Eagle Nest.

Parade

2 PM – Down Therma Dr., Eagle Nest – Theme: Patriotism Participant Registration & Lineup beings at 11:00 AM. OK to build float on site. Follow the signs on Lake Ave. north of Eagle Nest School. Judging 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM based on theme, effort & creativity.
1st Place Prizes & Ribbon awards for 3 categories: Residential, Nonprofits, Business.

Arts & Crafts Festival

July 2 & 4: 10 AM – 5 PM July 3: 11 AM – 5 PM
Arts & Crafts, Food, Beer Garden, Music, Inflatable Bounce Castle, Alpaca Petting Zoo & more Activities for the Youngsters
at Enchanted Eagle Park downtown Eagle Nest.

Tailgate

Eagle Nest School, 225 Lake Avenue, $5 per person or $20 for a car full who are legally seated in the vehicle. Bring your dinner fixings and tailgate starting at 5 PM.

Fireworks

Dark (9 PMish) over Eagle Nest Lake
Visible for miles around and close up at Eagle Nest Lake State Park, 42 Marina Way. NM State Park Fees apply.

Going Away Day For Donna Klassen

donna-klassenFNB New Mexico, Angel Fire Branch, wants to invite folks to come by on Thursday June 30, 2016 to wish Donna Klassen good luck and to congratulation her on her promotion to Sr. Vice President of FNB New Mexico Raton Branch. Donna has been very supportive and very active in the Angel Fire community, both personally and professionally. Even though her promotion mandates she move to Raton, she will still oversee the Angel Fire branch of FNB New Mexico. Stop by and wish her well!

When: June 30, 2016

PS – (Added by the Chamber of Commerce)

Donna has served faithfully on the Angel Fire Chamber Board of Directors and has had to step down in the middle of her second term. From us to you: Donna, we appreciated all of the time you devoted to the Chamber Board. You were a rock to lean upon and you will be greatly missed! We wish you well!

Jo, the staff and the Board of Directors.

Business After Hours – Om Asian Kitchen

om-asian-kitchenJoin us in welcoming Angel Fire’s newest restaurant. Help them get started by ordering dinner! Free drinks and music by Gustavo and Sarah Rodriguez on the patio. Bring your business cards to be eligible for door prizes and don’t forget the 50/50 raffle.

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Om Asian Kitchen

Networking, food, drink, and door prizes. You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to attend! There will be a grand opening and ribbon cutting!

Business After Hours – Girl Scouts Of New Mexico Trails

Networking, food, drink, and door prizes. You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to attend!

When: Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails @ Elliott Barker Girl Scout Camp

Please note that the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce will be closed on July 4, 2016 so that our employees may celebrate with their friends and families.

Jo Is Determined!

By Jo Mixon

Did you know Jo is determined to be a more educated Chamber Executive?

So, I am in Athens, Georgia and I just attended opening ceremonies at Southeast Institute. I will be here for a full week furthering my Chamber education. But unless you are a friend of mine on Face Book, you may not know just how determined I really am to be here!

I left my home in Angel Fire on Saturday morning at 6:30 am to make it to Denver by noonish to catch a 2:15 pm flight to Atlanta, Georgia. From Atlanta I would catch a shuttle to Athens and arrive at my destination by 9:30pm to settle in and prepare for my week of US Chamber school that started today at the University of Georgia.
But….. it didn’t quit happen exactly as planned. While I was in between Cimarron and Raton on the road to nowhere, just me and the buffalo, the transmission of my car decided once again to take a vacation! (As you know I just had it replaced 6 weeks ago.)

My first thoughts, as I was traveling 65mph down the highway, singing at the top of my lungs, was…what did I just do? Both my hands were on the wheel, I hadn’t hit the gears, but my sweet little Macy Mazda began revving wildly and jumped out of gear. I pulled over to the side of the road and tried all the different gears without any luck. It would go into park, but nothing else.

My mind began racing with panic, “I have a plane to catch, not now Macy my trusted Mazda, not now! I just had this happen, you are suppose to be healthy and happy and run smoothly!! I have a plane to catch, I have school, we have paid the tuition, etc. etc. etc.” So being the super calm and collected professional that I am……I cried! Then I got my act together and started trying to make phone calls. I would hold the phone just right and get a few bars of reception, or I’d hike a few miles up or down the road to get two bars and be able to make a phone call. First I called Chris at 24/7 Automotive Performance, told him what happened and where I was. He said, “I’ll be there as fast as I can,” which because of my location, was an hour. Then I got a text through to my sister in Texas and asked her to look up phone numbers of rental car locations in Raton, Trinidad, and maybe Pueblo and text them to me. (I wasn’t sure how I would get to that rental car, but I was determined to get to school! I called my class advisor and filled him in on what was happening, just to be sure he knew.) At that point I was a mess.

I called Raton, they had a car I could pick up next Tuesday, I called Trinidad, they do NOT rent cars one way, I called Pueblo, they were completely out of cars and they suggested I call Colorado Springs. AArrgghh! Meanwhile I had gotten enough reception to post my dilemma on Facebook. I ran back up the road and could see lots of responses and friends in Angel Fire offering to help. Before another 30 minutes, a friend, Dorothy Thrasher was on her way to pick me up and was going to drive me all the way to Denver!!! I didn’t have time to make my original flight so I called the airlines and they were able to get me on a later flight. The kicker, the last flight available to Atlanta was 5:15 pm…..in the hour it would take Dorothy to pick me up and the remaining four hours it would take us to drive to Denver, I would barely make that connection. But as I told you before, I was determined!

Now I just had to wait for my two Trail Angels to arrive, so what to do? I took my luggage out of the car and sat it on the side of the road like in one of the old movies and sat on it….just because. I even put my thumb out for funsies! Then I found a container of cleaner-wipes in the back seat of my car.o I cleaned the inside of my car, the inside places when you open the doors and it is always so dirty, I cleaned the doors and the windows. After I ran out of cleaning sheets I still had time to kill, so I polished my fingernails!

Chris showed up, loaded my car onto a huge transport towing truck and said, “You look like you need a beer!” We drove back to Cold Beer to meet Dorothy and at 11:00 am I ordered a Moscow Mule! I’m not normally one to drink that early in the day, but it was delicious! Dorothy arrived at 11:45 am, Chris loaded my suitcases into her car and we were headed to Denver in a flash. It was smooth sailing until we rain into a horrible rain storm on the other side of Colorado Springs. It was heavy traffic slowed almost to a stop. But still Dorothy got me to the airport by 4:00pm, time enough to make my plane. (Whoo-Hoo, what an awesome friend Dorothy Thrasher, because now she had to turn around and drive 5 hours back home to Angel Fire!!)

I got into the airport to check my luggage and was told the plane was delayed 20 mins and I wouldn’t get to Atlanta until 10:10 pm. I called the shuttle I had reserved and they said, no problem we can pick you up in Atlanta at 10:30…this was only 20 mins. after I was to now arrive. But it wasn’t over yet. When we boarded, the pilot let us know they were going to hold the plane for another 10 or 15 minutes for a party of 13 people who had been shuffled around and were running through the Denver airport to catch this plane. Hmmm, so be it. I decided to just laugh it off and get comfortable. I arrived in Atlanta, ran as fast as I could (with a limp) to get my luggage, found the ground transportation area to the shuttle just as it was driving off in front of me. Again I called the shuttle service and was told not to worry, there would be another one at 11:40 pm, one hour away. Ok, so at least there was another shuttle and it was 92 degrees at 11:00 pm! (I was already missing my cool mountain home!)

At last, an hour later, I was safely on the shuttle from Atlanta to Athens and now only had another 2 hours left in this adventure. I arrived in Athens at 2:00 am. Happy to finally arrive at my destination, I checked into the hotel.

Today began a week of intensive educational training. If you have ever doubted my dedication to the Angel Fire Chamber and being able to better serve our businesses, please don’t! I love my job and the community we serve and want to be the best I can be for you! And by the way, my fingernails look great!

Balloon Over Angel Fire Photos

balloons-02Were you spotted in Angel Fire having fun at Balloons Over Angel Fire?

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Cool Summer Nights Concert Series

SUMMER JUST GOT A LOT COOLER…

Every Friday from June 24, 2016 to September 2, 2016, The Cool Summer Nights Concert Series in Frontier Park will offer live music from regional acts including one of the best party bands from New Mexico, Felix y Los Gatos and southwest rock and blues innovators, The Rudy Boy Experiment.

The Cool Summer Nights Concert Series is a free event and will also include a Kids Zone with giant Jenga, cornhole, face painting and games. Beer from Enchanted Circle Brewing Company and food will be available for purchase.

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Free parking is available!

When: June 24, 2016 to September 2, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Kicking off the new summer series in Frontier Park is “Last To Know”, a seven-piece band blending the heartiest world rhythms with jam-band passion, while muddying the lines between Americana roots music, disco, funk and bluegrass.

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For more information please visit angelfirecoolsummer.com.

Creative Arts Camp

arts-campThe United Church of Angel Fire presents Creative Arts Camp.

When: June 22, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 am with choir

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When: June 29, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 am with choir and art

Ages 4 to 11. It’s free and everyone is welcome!

For more information please contact Jessie at 505-204-8465 or 1103jessie@gmail.com.

35th Annual Angel Fire ArtsFest

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

When: July 8-10, 2016

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

July 8 – Friday Night Premiere from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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

July 10 – Art Show from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission! Donations are accepted!

For more information please visit artup-nnm.org.

Angel Fire Art & Farmers’ Market

art-farmerArt + Food + Music

When: Sundays from July 3 to September 4, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Frontier Park

For more information visit angelfirecoolsummer.com.