August 30, 2015

Football At The Pub

pub-n-grubGet ready for football at the pub! Kick off will be September 10, 2015.

  • Friday & Saturday Nights from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Sunday Game Days from 11:00 am to ?
  • Monday Night Football from 5:00 pm to ?

Don’t forget to pick up your football card.

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Farewell Reception @ Shuter Library

library-01Please join us for a farewell reception for Diane Martinez, Library Director and Janet Matthews, Library Manager.

When: Friday, August 28 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: The Shuter Library

Cover Artist Competition Artwork

Support the arts! Now through September The Artists Guild of Northern New Mexico presents Music From Angel Fire Cover Artist Competition Artwork at The Angel Fire Visitors Center.

The members of the Artists Guild of Northern New Mexico are presenting an exhibit of the work of artists in Colfax County who entered the Music From Angel Fire Cover Artist Competition. These artists will be displaying the work they entered and one or two other examples.

Meet the Artist Reception on Monday.

When: Monday August 31, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please come and meet the artists of Colfax county and the Artists Guild of Northern New Mexico.

Works by Jacqui Binford-Bell, Julia Margaret Brigham, Stuart Hamilton, Katherine Husky, Katherine McDermott, Yvonne O’Brien, L.Martin Pavletich, Carol Rupp, Janet Sailor, Kathleen Stewart Dello Stritto, Carl Swanson, Justin Temple and Sherry Wolf.

Music From Angel Fire – Angel Fire Schedule 2015

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Angel Fire Community Center | Free
Encounters: Meet the Composer
Get up-close-and-personal with the musicians and music being rehearsed in this free open rehearsal. Hear 2015 Music From Angel Fire Composer-in-Residence, David Ludwig, discuss his newly-written piece. Fun and informal!

Wednesday, August 26, 7:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | $30/$40
A Personal World Premiere
Celebrate the birth of a new piece of music written just for Music from Angel Fire, including a special personal touch, by composer David Ludwig. Performed by David’s new bride and former Music From Angel Fire Young Artist, Bella Hristova along with two of her mentors, Ida Kavafian and Steven Tenenbom. Also on the program is “Dover Beach”, written by Ludwig’s predecessor at Curtis, Samuel Barber, sung by the incomparable Susanne Mentzer.

Friday, August 28, 1:00 pm
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire | Free
Chamber Music 101 (Part II)
Are you new to Music From Angel Fire? Want to brush up on your knowledge of chamber music? Learn more about the music being performed this season as Jonathan Coopersmith, chair of musical studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, leads the audience in the second of two free sessions

Friday, August 28, 7:00 pm
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire | $35/$45
Musical Conversations II: The Genius of Bach
Enjoy an evening of Musical Conversations in the first concert of a 3-part series. Ida Kavafian and Festival Host Jonathan Coopersmith guide the audience through a musical journey of the miraculous music of J.S. Bach, exploring the secular, the sacred, the vocal and the instrumental. Hosted by Ida Kavafian and Jonathan Coopersmith

Sunday, August 30, 2:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | $30
Annual Salon Concert
You won’t want to miss this Music From Angel Fire tradition filled with fantastic fun, hilarious humor and lots of laughs. Always a season highlight!

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 pm
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire | $35/$45
Musical Conversations III: The Genius of Bach
Enjoy an evening of Musical Conversations in the first concert of a 3-part series. Ida Kavafian and Festival Host Jonathan Coopersmith guide the audience through a musical journey of the miraculous music of J.S. Bach, exploring the secular, the sacred, the vocal and the instrumental.

Thursday, September 3, 10:00 am
Eagle Nest Elementary School, Eagle Nest | Free
Youth & Family Concert
Featuring Toby Appel, host and narrator, and musicians from the Young Artist program.

Friday, September 4, 1:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | Free
Closer Encounters: Meet the Composer
Get up-close-and-personal with the musicians and music being rehearsed in this free open rehearsal. Hear 2015 Young Artist Composer-in-Residence, Alyssa Weinberg, discuss her newly-written piece. Fun and informal!

Sunday, September 6, 2:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | $30/$40
The Curtis Connection
Another World Premiere, this one written by our Young Artist Composer-in-Residence, Alyssa Weinberg will be presented. The YA Wind Quintet will also be showcased in an appropriately titled work for the end of the season by Barber, Summer Music.

For dates of other locations visit Music From Angel Fire.

A Letter From Chuck Howe

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Spirit of Angel Fire

The summer of 2015 has been magnificent here in Angel Fire. Green grass and flowers are everywhere from the abundance of rain. The Memorial grounds look outstanding as a result of the efforts by the Angel Fire Garden Club and the State Park staff.

Run For The Wall stopped by the Memorial on May 15 on their way to Washington D. C. to participate in Memorial Day ceremonies. Memorial Day was extremely well attended. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Louis Sorley whose topic was Pride and Sorrow: Reflections on the Vietnam War.

The David Westphall Veterans Foundation staff, Board members and volunteers have completed scanning all of the KIA photographs. They will soon be accessible on the Foundation website. Copies will be placed on display and the originals will be preserved.

Members of the Westphall Board of Directors worked with New Mexico State Parks staff and developed a list of repair and maintenance items needed to protect the State’s investment in the Park. Governor Martinez funded $100, 000 from her budget and 18 members of the New Mexico Senate and House funded $202,500 from their individual allocations. Work on these items will start soon.
Angel Fire is one of four Rural Veterans Cemeteries to be funded in New Mexico by the Veterans Administration. It will be open to all veterans from all states. Work is expected to start in 2017. The cemetery will be located immediately south of the Chapel.

Brick laying is scheduled for September 5. We have over 300 red bricks and eight Medal of Honor recipient bricks for the Run For The Wall personnel to lay. Initial ceremonies will start at 9:00 AM.

Currently Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor recipient, Korean conflict, from Gallup, New Mexico plans to attend the brick laying.

The individual, Red Eagle Rael in the large J. D. Challenger painting “Ashes to Dust” available in the Foundation gift shop has been located in New Mexico and will be autographing posters that the gift shop will make available for sale. See the website for more details in the future.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Angel Fire Bike Park’s 6th Annual Gravity Games

games-01Angel Fire Bike Park’s 6th Annual Gravity Games celebrates mountain biking with fun competitions, great prizes, and tons of gravity!

Come join us for a full holiday weekend of activities for all ages.

Friday, September 4th

  • 7:00 pm – unReal Movie in Garden Court [Free]

Saturday, September 5th

  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Photo Scavenger Hunt – Pick up your instructions at the tent next to the Chile Express
  • 2:00 pm – Local DH Race – Chainless Ziggy! Meet at the summit at 1:45 to race.
  • 4:00 pm – Whip-Off Contest – Meet at the last jump on Candyland at 3:45 to whip it good!
  • 5:00 pm – Long Jump – Meet above the Magic Carpet behind the Bike Shop
  • 6:30 pm – Bike Joust – Meet above the Magic Carpet behind the Bike Shop, Awards to follow the Bike Joust

Sunday, September 6th

  • 11:00 am – Downhill Bike Train on Boulder Dash – Meet at the top of Boulder Dash at 10:45 a.m. so you don’t miss the train!

To participate in any of the Gravity Games on Saturday, purchase a 2015 Gravity Games Lift Ticket (non-refundable):

  • $50 for ages 12 and over
  • $40 for ages 11 and under
  • Gravity Pass Holders, participation is FREE but registration is still required
  • $20 Gravity Games Upgrade is available to anybody with free/reduced-priced lift access (e.g. Resort Members, Employees, Global Gravity Pass Holders, etc.).

All competitors must sign a release and obtain their Gravity Games wristband before participating. Your 2015 Gravity Games registration includes lift ticket for Saturday, entry into all of Saturday’s events, and $5 off entry into Bikes, Blues and Brews.

Prizes awarded for all Gravity Games events on Saturday from some of our fine Angel Fire Bike Park Sponsors: Schwalbe Tires, FOX Racing, Kali Protectives, Taos Mountain Energy Bars; AND several chances to win a 2016 Angel Fire Bike Park Gravity Pass!

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Angel Fire Resort’s signature Bikes, Brews & Blues Labor Day festival is back! Ride your motorcycle up through the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Moreno Valley to Angel Fire, New Mexico for live music from The Rudy Boy Experiment while sampling some of best brews New Mexico has to offer.

Bikes, Brews, and Blues Festival

Ragnar Trail Relays

ragnarRagnar Trail Angel Fire-NM presented by Salomon is nestled in the heart of the Enchanted Circle. It’s here that Ragnarians will free their inner wild as they Run. Camp. Sleep? Repeat. over two days and one night. Grab seven of your friends (or three of your crazier friends) to form a team, and get ready to run on world class single-track trails. We promise unforgettable, not easy. Over three different trails Ragnarians will experience breathtaking views of the Moreno Valley, the Sangre de Cristo range and Wheeler Peak – New Mexico’s highest peak! Back at Ragnar Village the party will come alive under billions of stars, live music and bonfires. Add Angel Fire to your adventure getaway radar – this is one race that shouldn’t be missed!

When: August 28-29, 2015

Where: Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire, New Mexico

Visit our website for more information and to register your team.

Around Angel Fire

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Photos courtesy of:

  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Keller Williams BAH
  • Dorothy & Ted Thrasher
  • Nathaniel Bear
  • Kalyn Whitacre
  • Jo Mixon
  • D.J. Geoffroy
  • Amy Sime
  • Janet Sailor
  • Angel Fire Resort.

Why stay where it’s over 100 degrees? Come up to Angel Fire for the cool mountain breeze!

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Calamity Jane’s Is Hiring

Employment Opportunity

Calamity Jane’s is now employing and training for wait staff.

Stop by the restaurant or front office of Laguna Vista Lodge to set up a time for an interview or give us a call at one of the numbers below.

51 East Therma Drive
Eagle Nest, New Mexico
575-377-9530
575-377-6522

Business After Hours – Music From Angel Fire & Keller Williams

kw-logoMusic From Angel Fire and Keller Williams Realty Angel Fire, The Power of Teamwork invite you to attend Business After Hours.

Kick off the 2015 Music from Angel Fire Summer Festival!

Join us for appetizers. Pick up a concert schedule and enter to win festival concert tickets! Also, all past festival posters are on sale for $5 and this will be your first opportunity to buy.

When: August 13, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: 3365 Mountain View Blvd.

You do not have to be a member to attend this Chamber sponsored event!

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