October 13, 2015

Angel Fire Fall Clean Up Day 2015

clean-up-day-01You’re invited to Fall Clean Up Day in Angel Fire!

Dig out your outdoor work clothes and prepare to roll up your sleeves for Angel Fire’s village-wide cleanup. The Annual Fall Clean-up Day is set for Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am to noon, rain or shine.

Neighbors of all ages can join hands with local businesses, community groups, Village leadership and staff to boost volunteerism and civic engagement across the village and improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors. “It’s a chance to spruce up our community before the snow falls,” said Angel Fire Proud Committee Clean Up Chair Janet Warner.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

Where: Meet at the Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd. for cleanup supplies, including gloves, bags and t-shirts.

Coffee and donuts: Come a little early to sign in and pick up supplies. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy a morning snack beginning at 9:30 am.

Lunch: After the clean up, volunteers are invited to enjoy a free “thank you lunch” at the Village Hall starting at 11:30 am. Homemade chili, corn bread, beverages and cookies will be served. Food and beverage donations from area businesses are welcome.

Contest: A $25 Gift Certificate from The Candy Store will be given to the volunteer who collects the “weirdest, most unusual” piece of trash. Kids encouraged to help!

Clean Up Day is held every Spring and Fall in Angel Fire. GGHoldings Wagon Mound, LLC and New Mexico Clean & Beautiful are also among the key partners in this annual program.

Angel Fire Chamber Of Commerce Quarterly Member Breakfast Meeting

coffee-timeWe emailed a survey using Survey Monkey to the Chamber Membership. Only 20% filled it out. We are emailing it out again today for the other 80% to have an opportunity to speak up.

When: October 20, 2015 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: In the foyer at the Chamber offices located at 3407 Mountain View Blvd.

We really do want to hear from you! Please fill out the survey. A results summary of the survey will be discussed at the quarterly membership breakfast meeting.

You said it, we will listen!

Help us make the Angel Fire Chamber the best that it can be.

Thank you!

Moreno Valley High School & The Moreno Valley Education Foundation Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

groundbreaking-01Groundbreaking Ceremony

Left to Right: Superintendent Cimarron School District: Adan Estrada; Village of Angel Fire: Councilman Brinn Colenda; Moreno Valley High School Governing Council President: Tammy Devine; Moreno Valley High School Director: Greg Vincent; Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Executive Director: Jo Mixon; Moreno Valley Education Foundation President: Carl Nelson; Vice-President: Johnese Turri, Secretary: Samantha Weeks; and Moreno Valley Educator, Alexandra Sternhagen Back Row; Project Superintendent, Kirk Woodruff.

Once a Vision – Now a Reality

For thirteen years the students of the Moreno Valley High School have attended classes in temporary housing. Last year we passed a school bond that will finance permanent buildings.

Carl Nelson has been the number one champion in bringing this vision into reality. He literally got the ball rolling. He worked endlessly to get it put on the ballot. He organized committees, he went door-to-door. He pushed unwavering, never letting up, to educate the community on the importance of this project. NO, was not in his vocabulary!

We want to say thank-you to Carl for his tireless efforts! We also want to share the thank-you speech he read at the Groundbreaking Ceremony:

Moreno Valley Education Foundation

I have several people I want to recognize:

To everyone and every organization who has donated money or time or pro-bono services to this venture and our other ventures, thank you. We sure do appreciate your gifts. To the Allen family and the Angel Fire Resort for donating us this wonderful piece of land in the first place. Dan Rakes and Christy Germscheid played a huge role in helping me get thru some of our title and covenant problems and the proper releases from AFR required by the Cimarron School board, thank you.

To Mayor Cottam and the Village Council who have helped me with my presentation skills and done us countless favors over the last several years, thank you.

Thank you to the founding members of Moreno Valley High School and Moreno Valley Education Foundation and everyone involved in those two organizations from the beginning. Without your vision for a very unique approach to education, (our Paideia curriculum) we wouldn’t be standing here today. We have one of the most wonderful, awesome, funky, high ranking, high scoring, nontraditional high schools in America. Moreno Valley High School has become one the cornerstones in our community. I hope we can hold on to our style as we progress into the future.

Adan Estrada…the greatest superintendant ever to Govern Cimarron School District. We have unprecedented communication and cooperation with the district because of Adan and the Cimarron School Board.. Thank you Adan, Annie, Brett, Ron and Valerie.

The Public…we passed this GO bond with over 90% of yes votes in Angel Fire of the total votes cast, without your votes we would not be standing here. I can’t remember exactly who helped those last few weeks before the bond election while we were putting the hammer down on all fronts. There were several of you, Thank you.

Moreno Valley Education Foundation- our goal has always been two fold, #1 to support professional development for our staff. Our teachers at Moreno Valley High School are very special people and I have enjoyed working on this project to support your efforts for our youth in the Moreno Valley and surrounding communities. We are going to have a kick ass campus for you! Our second front-Capital Improvements….I think we rocked this one beyond any of our expectations! Thank you Mary, Jacque, Joyce, Larry, Samantha, Johnese and all that came before us.

My wife Debra Ledford deserves the biggest thank you of all. She has put up with my highs and lows on this project for over two years and has kept me on target the best she could when I wanted to quit…. which was more than once.

It’s all worth it, Moreno Valley High School is unique.

Carl A. Nelson – President















23rd Annual Fishfest

troutCatch a tagged fish and be eligible for four jackpot drawings! Nine days of fishing, daily door prizes, a worm-eating contest and lots more family fun. The best trout fishing in New Mexico!

When: September 19-23, 2015

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Cost: $20 (For all nine days!)

For more information, please call 575-377-69141.

Sponsored by Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce.

Quarterly Member Breakfast Meeting

coffee-donutWe emailed out a survey to the Chamber Membership. If you haven’t yet filled yours out, please do so. A results summary of the survey will be discussed at the quarterly membership breakfast meeting. You said it, we will listen! Help us make the Angel Fire Chamber the best that it can be. Thank you!

When: October 20, 2015 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

National Holidays & Fun Dates To Celebrate

Tuesday, September 22

  • National Voters Registration Day!

Wednesday, September 23

  • National Restless Leg Awareness Day

Make an appointment to help those symptoms

The Center for Physical Therapy

Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic

Friday, September 25

  • National Tune-Up Day

Call for a tune-up!

24/7 Automotive Performance

Affordable Auto of Angel Fire

Saturday, September 26

  • National Hunting & Fishing Day

Get equipped or guided!

Streit Fly Fishing
308-C Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM

Turquois Trout

North Country Outfitters

Monday, September 29

  • National Coffee Day

Coffee is always free at:
Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More
3400 Mountain View Blvd.

Buy your designer coffee at:

Annie’s, in the Lobby of the Angel Fire Resort

Cafe Expresso
3375 Mountain View Blvd.

Firefly Cafe
3453 Mountain View Blvd.

The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire
3420 Mountain View Blvd.

Remember on every day that ends in “y”.

Shop Local!

Corvette Car Show

corvetteTwenty-three confirmed Corvettes will be at the car show! Hail’s Holy Smoked Barbecue will be onsite, so you may purchase lunch while enjoying the car show.

When: October 8, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot

Centro Plaza
3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM

The Candy Store Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

candy-store-01By Jo Mixon

Kellie Johnson Owner/Operator
The Candy Store
52 North Angel Fire Rd.
Angel Fire, NM

After Kellie Johnson’s parents moved to Angel Fire, she and her husband Jarad and daughter Hannah came for what they thought was just a visit from Ohio. But the beauty of the Moreno Valley captured their hearts and the idea of being closer to her mom was the icing on the cake. So two and half years ago, the Johnson’s became full time residents of Angel Fire. Kellie told me she will live here forever.

Her decision to open the Candy Store was an easy one. She said, “Angel Fire is a Resort town and there was no candy store, plus the ice-cream shop had closed, so I saw a need.” The Candy Store offers a large selection of many varieties of candies. Kellie personally selected, “the best of the best” when deciding what quality of candy she would sell in her store. Her mix & match chocolates come from a 300 year old Italian recipe, shipped from Ohio. Her fudge is shipped fresh weekly from Oregon and her truffles, which I had the privilege to sample on my visit, come from Oregon. They come pre-boxed, 4 for $10.00. All are delicious and heavenly! Her cupcakes are made from scratch almost every morning. Visit her Facebook page, like it and follow to see fun yummy daily specials and photos.

At The Candy Store you’ll also find soft serve ice-cream, toys, craft kits and gift items. A trip up and down the aisles will surely make you smile and understand the phrase, Like a kid in a candy store! With Halloween just around the corner, The Candy Store is your one stop shopping place. They have “spooky treats, truffles and other ghoulish surprises” according to Kellie, even witches brew and beetle juice. There is something for everyone.

The Candy Store off season hours are Friday through Monday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. As soon as the ski slopes open they will resume their regular hours of 11:00 am to 8:00 am seven days a week. Visit now and satisfy your sweet tooth!


























MVHS Ground Breaking

ground-breakingPlease join the excitement as we capture the moment! Construction is underway for the new
permanent student classrooms. Please be cautious as you drive in and follow directions where to park. This is a construction site and safety is very important.

When: September, 24 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Moreno Valley High School

Sponsored by the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce and the Moreno Valley High School.

Be Bear Aware

be-bear-awareIf you encounter a bear, Department of Game and Fish officials recommend you:

  • Stop, and back away slowly while facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact, as the bear may consider that a threat. Do not run. Make yourself appear large by holding out your jacket. If you have small children, pick them up so they don’t run.
  • Give the bear plenty of room to escape, so it doesn’t feel threatened or trapped. If a black bear attacks you, fight back using anything at your disposal, such as rocks, sticks, binoculars or even your bare hands. Aim for the bear’s nose and eyes.
  • If the bear has not seen you, stay calm and slowly move away, making noise so the bear knows you are there. Never get between a mother bear and her cubs.
  • Keep garbage in airtight containers inside your house. Never place garbage outside. Take it to the Angel Fire Transfer Station or the Angel Fire Recycle Center. Never leave a trash bin at the recycle center unlocked.
  • Remove bird feeders. Bears see them as sweet treats, and often they will look for other food sources nearby.
  • Never put meat or sweet-smelling food scraps such as melon in your compost pile.
  • Don’t leave pet food or food dishes outdoors at night.
  • Clean and store outdoor grills after use. Bears can smell sweet barbecue sauce and grease for miles.
  • Never intentionally feed bears to attract them for viewing.
  • Keep your camp clean, and store food and garbage properly at all times. Use bear-proof containers when available. If not, suspend food, toiletries, coolers and garbage from a tree at least 10 feet off the ground and 4 feet out from the tree trunk.
  • Keep your tent and sleeping bag free of all food smells. Store the clothes you wore while cooking or eating with your food.
  • Sleep a good distance from your cooking area or food storage site.