August 24, 2016

Angel Fire Fire Department Fundraiser

fundraiserFire Department staff and volunteers will be waiting tables and all tips and plates of catfish they sell will go to benefit the Angel Fire Fire Department.

When: Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: The Pub n Grub Restaurant

Best Care Angel Fire Pharmacy Now Hiring

Best Care Angel Fire Pharmacy is now hiring a Pharmacy Tech!

Required Qualifications

Must be at least 16 years of age. Licensure requirements as per the state laws. Must have the ability to perform the following tasks:

Customer Service

  • Greet each customer in a courteous and professional manner,
  • Assist all pharmacy and front store customers with their questions and concerns
  • Request additional help when needed to maximize customer satisfaction
  • Maintain customer/patient confidentiality according to HIPAA and company standards
  • Answer telephone with appropriate greeting

Operations

  • Comply with all federal and state laws, rules and regulations
  • Comply with ABQ BestCare policy and procedures at all times
  • Adhere to ABQ BestCare workflow and ensure quality assurance standards are maintained at all times
  • Maintain prescription prioritization throughout prescription processing
  • Process prescriptions
  • Including translation of SIG codes, product selection, counting and measuring drugs, capping and uncapping vials and bottles
    labeling of prescriptions
  • Resolve Third Party rejections and complete any manual claim forms
  • Perform all register transactions, in adherence of ABQ BestCare policy and procedures
  • This includes cash, check and charge transactions
  • Bag merchandise upon completion of sale
  • Perform all prescription pick-up procedures, in adherence of ABQ BestCare policy and procedures; Complete Prescription Pick-Up Log, validate customer address, Make the Offer to Counsel and direct customer to Pharmacist or Intern (if applicable)
  • Communicate with all healthcare professionals when permissible and according to state law
  • Retrieve and file prescriptions appropriately according to State and Federal Law
  • Participate in all required store operational meetings
  • Maintain a clean, organized and professional pharmacy department, according to ABQ BestCare standards
  • Access, input and retrieve information to/from the computer
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Assist front store operations when needed

Inventory Management

  • Maintain in-stock by ensuring all inventory management policies and procedures are followed
  • Utilize appropriate report(s) to maintain replenishment

Angel Fired Pizza Now Hiring

angel-fired-pizzaLooking for a fun, energetic and motivated individuals with previous restaurant experience. Days and nights. Apply in person.

  • Full Time Pizza Cook
  • Server

3375 Mountain View Boulevard
Suite H
Angel Fire, NM 87710
575-377-2774

Help Wanted

help-wantedAlpine Gifts

Mature individual needed for 1-2 days starting mid September. We will train 4 hours a week until then. Individual needed must be honest, reliable and personable to assist clients. Please apply in person to Judi Feffer.

3365 Highway 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710
575-377-6181

Laguna Vista Lodge

We are now taking applications for housekeepers and bartenders. Please apply in person at the front desk or call to make an appointment.

51 East Therma Way
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
575-377-6522

The Overtime Rule

In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply. The department has issued a final rule that will put more money in the pockets of middle class workers – or give them more free time.

(Note: this is not a law that will be discussed and/or voted upon. It is a mandatory ruling that has already taken place and ALL employers must comply on or before December 1, 2016).

The final rule is:

  • Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers.
  • Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on wage growth over time, increasing predictability.
  • Strengthen overtime protections for salaried workers already entitled to overtime.
  • Provide greater clarity for workers and employers.

The final rule will become effective on December 1, 2016, giving employers more than six months to prepare. The final rule does not make any changes to the duties test for executive, administrative and professional employees.

In response to the new overtime rule, employers can:

  • Pay time-and-a-half for overtime work.
  • Raise workers’ salaries above the new threshold.
  • Limit workers’ hours to 40 hours per week.
  • Some combination of the above.

This ruling does NOT make exceptions for non-profit organizations (churches, schools, charities, etc.) All salaried employees currently earning below $47,476. per year must either raise the salary and keep the employee exempt, pay overtime in addition to the employee’s current salary, or evaluate and realign hours and staff workload.

Click here to read further about the final rule for Non-Profits:
https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/overtime-nonprofit.pdf

We will be glad to set up a workshop at the Chamber to help you understand how this ruling will effect your business. Please email manger@angelfirechamber.org if you are interested and would like to attend. Thanks, Jo

Run-Camp-Sleep? Repeat!

wildRagnar 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.

When: August 19-20, 2016

Where: Angel Fire Resort

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, music and bonfires. Add Angel Fire to your adventure getaway radar. This is one race that shouldn’t be missed!

For more information check out the website.

Music From Angel Fire Opening Weekend

mfaf-01Opening weekend is just around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome returning Festival lovers and first-timers. Do you have your tickets yet? You can get them online at www.musicfromangelfire.org or by calling our Box Office at 575-377-3233 extension 1000.

Opening night kicks off with an opening act, the free Cool Summer Nights Concert Series at Frontier Park, Angel Fire on Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm. Musical guests include The Brass Project, a student ensemble from the famed Curtis Institute. Many of you heard the tremendous talent of The Brass Project earlier this spring when the musicians were in Angel Fire as part of the MFAF School Residency Program. So pack a picnic basket and a lawn chair and listen to the sounds of one of MFAF’s Young Artist ensembles. A fantastic opening act for the Festival!

brass-project

Opening night continues with Trios Two Ways on Friday, August 19 at 7:00 pm at the Angel Fire Community Center featuring the music of Milhaud and Dvořák and showcasing violinists Ida and Ani Kavafian, and violist Steven Tenenbom. Time for Three completes the evening with their fresh, exciting and diverse music.

On Saturday, August 20, the Festival continues with Celebrating a Revolution at 7:00 pm at the Taos Center for the Arts featuring works by Shostakovich and world-acclaimed soprano Tony Arnold. Trio Saint Bernard performs the Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings, and Ms. Arnold joins violinist Stephen Tavani, cellist Zachary Mowitz, and pianist Sam Hong for the Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok. Time for Three joins the stage to add their ground-breaking and genre-defying performance.

The weekend festivities wrap up with Sunday evening’s, August 21, Musical Conversations I: Baroque Chamber Concerti; the first of a three-part series hosted by Ida Kavafian and Jonathan Coopersmith. Held at 7:00 pm at the United Church of Angel Fire, the evening explores the sacred, secular, vocal and instrumental works of the Baroque Era.

Opening Weekend at a Glance

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cool Summer Nights Concert
5:00 pm at Frontier Park, Angel Fire

Music From Angel Fire | Trios Two Ways
7:00 pm at Angel Fire Community Center

DVORÁK Terzetto in C for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74
MILHAUD The Creation of the World for Piano and Strings, Op. 81
TIME FOR THREE The phenomenal classically trained trio that defies a single genre!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Music from Angel Fire | Celebrating a Revolution
7:00 pm at Taos Center For The Arts

SHOSTAKOVICH Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings, Op. 8
SHOSTAKOVICH Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok for Voice and Piano Trio, Op. 127
TIME FOR THREE The phenomenal classically trained trio that defies a single genre!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Music From Angel Fire | Musical Conversations I: Baroque Chamber Concerti
7:00 pm at United Church of Angel Fire

VIVALDI Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings and Continuo, RV 531
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major for Flute, Violin, Harpsichord and Strings, BWV 1050
TELEMANN Concerto in G Major for Two Violas, TWV 52:G3
VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins, Strings and Continuo, Op. 3, No. 10,
RV 580, from “L’estro armonico”

Oldies’ Dinner, Dance & Auction

oldiesFeaturing Time Machine, a Taos Oldies Band

  • Live & Silent Auctions
  • Ticket Price Includes Dinner & Dance
  • Cash Bar – Beer & Wine

When: August 13, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Cost: $25.00 for adults, $15.00 ages 7 to 17, kids 6 and under are free with adult!

Buy tickets at Chamber of Commerce, Angel Fire Visitor Center or Larry Layden at 575-377-2743.

Presented by Holy Angels Catholic Church. All proceeds benefit Holy Angels Building Fund.

Chamber News

All Chamber membership fees will be due January 1, 2017. Our fiscal year is changing to the calendar year. From that date on everyone’s membership fees will be due every year on January 1.

Angel Fire Chamber has added these membership levels:

  • Associate Real Estate Membership – $100.00 per year
  • Associate Multiple Business Owner Membership – $100.00 per year

An Associate Real Estate Membership is available to all Real Estate Agents working under a Broker’s license who is, already, a standard, premium, or gold member in good standing.

An Associate Multiple Business Owner Membership (not premium) is available for separate businesses owned by a Standard Member in good standing. Benefits (partial voting member- 1/2 vote).

  • Member Recognition/Distinction
  • Contributor toward Chamber and Community
  • Listing in the Chamber Member Directories
  • Weekly eBlast Updates, monthly eNewsletter
  • Forwarding of your advertisements or announcements in weekly eBlast (12 per year, 1 per month)
  • Business After Hours Hosting Opportunity and other Networking Events Invitations
  • Invitations to all Events, Workshops and Seminars
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Discounted Photocopy and Fax Services
  • Free Notary Services
  • Legislative Representation
  • Business Advocacy
  • Priority Referrals
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • World wide Website-Exposure with links
  • Posting of Job Openings on Website and in weekly eBlast
  • Weekly Email Inquiry/Referral
  • Use of boardroom for business functions
  • Access to Chamber Membership List (email free, print $3)
  • Mailing of your brochures in inquiry packets, per guidelines
  • Display of brochures and marketing materials in Chamber Welcome Center
  • Cooperative Event and Advertising Opportunities
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Option of listing your business under additional categories in our directory and on our web-site for $50.00 fee per year

Proposed New Membership Levels that would be reciprocal to other Chambers for Angel Fire Chamber Members in good standing:

This category of membership is being proposed to other Chambers in the Enchanted Circle and in Colfax County. We believe it will be good for all of our business members!

Chamber to Chamber Membership – $100.00 per year

This membership will be available to members in good standing of these Chambers: Cimarron Chamber, Eagle Nest Chamber, Raton Chamber, Red River Chamber, Taos County Chamber, and Taos Ski Valley Chamber (non-voting member).

We are in the process of meeting with and/or setting up meetings with these Chambers to offer the proposed membership to their members too.

Hopefully it will go into effect soon! The benefits will be:

  • Member Recognition/Distinction
  • Contributor toward Chamber and Community
  • Listing in the Chamber Member Directories
  • Weekly eBlast Updates, monthly eNewsletter
  • Forwarding of your advertisements or announcements in weekly eBlast (12 per year, 1 per month)
  • Business After Hours Hosting Opportunity and other Networking Events Invitations
  • Invitations to all Events, Workshops and Seminars
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Discounted Photocopy and Fax Services
  • Free Notary Services
  • Legislative Representation
  • Business Advocacy
  • Priority Referrals
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • World wide Website-Exposure with links
  • Posting of Job Openings on Website and in weekly eBlast
  • Weekly Email Inquiry/Referral
  • Use of boardroom for business functions
  • Access to Chamber Membership List (email free, print $3)
  • Mailing of your brochures in inquiry packets, per guidelines
  • Display of brochures and marketing materials in Chamber Welcome Center
  • Cooperative Event and Advertising Opportunities
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Option of listing your business under additional categories in our directory and on our web-site for $50.00 fee per year

Standard Membership – $250.00 per year and Non-Profit Membership – $200.00 per year benefits that have not changed are as follows (voting members):

  • Member Recognition/Distinction
  • Contributor toward Chamber and Community
  • Listing in the Chamber Member Directories
  • Weekly eBlast Updates, monthly eNewsletter
  • Forwarding of your advertisements or announcements in weekly eBlast (12 per year, 1 per month)
  • Business After Hours Hosting Opportunity and other Networking Events Invitations
  • Invitations to all Events, Workshops and Seminars
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Discounted Photocopy and Fax Services
  • Free Notary Services
  • Legislative Representation
  • Business Advocacy
  • Priority Referrals
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • World wide Website-Exposure with links
  • Posting of Job Openings on Website and in weekly eBlast
  • Weekly Email Inquiry/Referral
  • Use of boardroom for business functions
  • Access to Chamber Membership List (email free, print $3)
  • Mailing of your brochures in inquiry packets, per guidelines
  • Display of brochures and marketing materials in Chamber Welcome Center
  • Cooperative Event and Advertising Opportunities
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Option of listing your business under additional categories in our directory and on our web-site for $50.00 fee per year

Premium Membership – $200 per year (voting member, 1/2% fee paying min. contribution – $110.00 annually):

  • Member Recognition/Distinction
  • Exemplary Contributor toward Chamber and Community
  • Listing in the Chamber Member Directories
  • Two extra Complimentary Business Listings with full standard benefits
  • Weekly eBlast Updates, monthly eNewsletter
  • Forwarding of your advertisements or announcements in weekly eBlast (2 per month, 24 per year)
  • Business After Hours Hosting Opportunity and other Networking Events Invitations
  • Invitations to all Events, Workshops and Seminars
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Discounted Photocopy and Fax Services
  • Free Notary Services
  • Legislative Representation
  • Business Advocacy
  • Priority Referrals
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • World wide Website-Exposure (links to your website at no charge)
  • Posting of Job Openings on Website and in weekly eBlast
  • Free Weekly Email Inquiry/Referral Reports
  • Use of boardroom for business functions
  • Access to Chamber Membership List (email free, print $3)
  • Display of brochures and marketing materials in Chamber Welcome Center
  • Cooperative Event and Advertising Opportunities
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Option of listing your business under additional categories in our directory and on our web-site

Gold Membership – Free (voting member, 1/2% fee paying min. contribution $2500.00 annually)

  • Honored as an Exemplary Contributer toward Chamber and Community
  • Unlimited Complimentary Business Listings
  • Listing in the Chamber Member Directories
  • Weekly eBlast Updates, monthly eNewsletter
  • Forwarding of your advertisements or announcements in weekly eBlast (4 per month, 52 per year)
  • Business After Hours Hosting Opportunity and other Networking Events Invitations
  • Invitations to all Events, Workshops and Seminars
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Discounted Photocopy and Fax Services
  • Free Notary Services
  • Legislative Representation
  • Business Advocacy
  • Priority Referrals
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • World wide Website-Exposure (links to your website at no charge)
  • Posting of Job Openings on Website and in weekly eBlast
  • Free Weekly Email Inquiry/Referral Reports
  • Use of boardroom for business functions
  • Access to Chamber Membership List (email free, print $3)
  • Display of brochures and marketing materials in Chamber Welcome Center
  • Cooperative Event and Advertising Opportunities
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Option of listing your business under additional categories in our directory and on our web-site
  • Membership dues waved, no charge after fee payments reach $2500.
  • Business Representation as a Golden Member on selected Chamber advertising and materials
  • 2 Complimentary tickets to Annual Chamber Banquet
  • Sponsorship Recognition for select Chamber events

Individual Supporter – $75.00 per year (partial voting member, 1/3 vote)

  • Member Recognition/Distinction
  • Contributor toward Chamber and Community
  • Listing in the Chamber Member Directories
  • Weekly eNews and Updates
  • Invitation to Business After Hours and other Networking Events
  • Invitations to all Events, Workshops and Seminars
  • Input and Participation with Chamber Committees and Policies
  • Discounted Photocopy and Fax Services
  • Free Notary Services
  • Legislative Representation

If you are not yet a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, join today! Call 575-377-6353 or stop by the office at 3407 mountain View Blvd./Centro Plaza in Angel Fire, NM.

A Message From Mayor Barbara Cottam

barbara-cottamFellow Residents of Angel Fire Village and the Moreno Valley:

This will be the first in a series of articles designed to increase communication between the Village of Angel Fire and our constituents throughout the Valley.

When I was elected Mayor of Angel Fire in 2012, the Village faced some major challenges. Our finances were a mess. We had over $18 million in debt; we struggled to make payroll; we had over a million dollars in past due accounts payable; and we had no reserves. Most importantly, our audits were years behind, making the Village ineligible for most New Mexico state loans and grants. Our infrastructure was suffering from deferred maintenance. Specifically, the chip-sealed roads had amassed a world-class collection of potholes. The wastewater treatment plant was limping along, under-utilized and significant upgrades were needed to stay in compliance with the EPA. Our water system was leaky with pipes approaching the end of their useful lives.

The Council and I agreed that we needed to get our financial house in order before attacking these other problems. We cut spending, froze wages, and began paying off outstanding accounts payable and long-term debt. We made audits a priority. On December 15, 2015, we submitted our 2015 audit to the state, the first one turned in on time in at least twelve years. We were immediately rewarded with a state sponsored grant/loan package to help upgrade the wastewater plant. We intend to aggressively pursue more of these awards, but the reality is that competition for these monies is fierce.

The Village is now in a good position to move forward. As of June 30, 2016, we have paid off all the overdue accounts payable that we had some four-and-a-half years ago and are current on all A/P accounts now. We paid off seven loans, including the mortgage on Village Hall, and reduced our long-term debt to $12 million. We have begun a plan to pay off all current debt within 10-11 years. We have almost $300K in reserves and two pay-periods worth of cash at all times.

In my next article, I will outline the reasons the Council and I, along with the Village staff, feel it is the right time to propose a bond issue to the electorate to initiate a program to rebuild our aging infrastructure.

Thank you for your support.

Barbara Cottam, Mayor, Village of Angel Fire

2nd Forum: Wednesday August 10th, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Angel Fire Community Center Rotunda

3rd Forum: Monday August 29th, 2016 at 5:30 pm at Angel Fire Village Hall

These Forums are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

The vote will be a mail out ballot. It will be mailed out on August 29, 2016. You may mail your ballot back to Terry Cordova or return it on September 13, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.