January 26, 2015

Happy Hour @ H2 Uptown

hh-h2-uptownWhen: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: H2 Uptown @ Angel Fire Resort – 48 North Angel Fire Road – 575-377-1200

Bottle or Draft Beer – $2.50
House Red or White Wine – $4.00

Honey Glazed Beer Battered Shrimp – $4.50
3 Blue Corn Shrimp Taquitos – $6.00
Elk Slider – $4.00
Beef Slider – $3.50
Chicken Mole & Rice – $4.50
Chicken Garden Salad – $4.50
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries – $2.00
Black Bean, Spinach & Mushroom Quesadilla – $4.00
Potato Cake With Poblano Queso & Salsa – $3.00

Mardi Gras Parade 2015

paradeEnter the Mardi Gras parade. It should be lots of fun!

When: February 15, 2015 from 3:00 pm to ???

Entry Fee: $10

For more information and entry form contact Donna Holman at 575-377-1100 or 305-603-3105 or Tammy Devine at 505-603-3011.

Sponsored by the Angel Fire Rotary Club.

Cimarron Independent School District School Board Elections

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School Board Elections

When: Tuesday January 27, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Angel Fire Community Center

15 CS Ranch Rd.
Angel Fire, NM

4 board seats are up for election:

  1. Vice President – Candidates: Ronald Anderson/Eagle Nest; Incumbent & Laura J. Gonzales/Cimarron
  2. President – Valorie C. Garcia/Cimarron – Unopposed
  3. Member – Annie J. Lindsey/Angel Fire – Unopposed
  4. Member – Misty Ogata/Cimarron – Unopposed

The election is scheduled for Tuesday February 3, 2015. If you will not be able to vote on election day, please call the Colfax County Clerk @ 575- and ask for an absentee ballot. They will send you an application which you will fill out. It is to be mailed back to the county clerk, after which your ballot is mailed. This ballot must be received in the county clerk’s office by Friday January 30, 2015 to be counted.

AT&T Phone & Data Issues

michael-turriA letter from the President of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce concerning the current AT&T phone and data issues.

Dear AT&T,

My name is Michael Turri and as president of the Angel Fire, NM Chamber of Commerce, I am reaching out to whoever might be able to effect a change in Angel Fire. Speaking for the AT&T customers, both residents and businesses here AND for the thousands of AT&T tourists we see here every year, we would like to petition AT&T to establish a true AT&T network in Angel Fire. As it stands now, this area is OFF NETWORK for data usage, which means we are all capped in the amount of data we can use. We see this as a serious economic handicap for our area. Angel Fire is a popular summer and winter resort town. Tourists come to Angel Fire expecting unrestricted access to their accounts, only to find their data shut down because they too are now in an OFF NETWORK area. This puts Angel Fire at an economic disadvantage as just around the mountain from us are other resort towns where there is AT&T coverage. That point could well mean that potential tourist dollars go there as opposed to staying here. Angel Fire small businesses find themselves at a disadvantage when in a mobile environment as they too have limited access to their data plans when not able to be on a WIFI network. I / we would love to hear from someone to see if a dialogue could be started to see how this request for service could be turned into actual AT&T service. Thank you for your time and attention to this and we look forward to hearing from someone SOON.
Michael Turri

PS: for those reading this article who would like to see this change happen, please contact AT&T customer support to voice your concern.

Their corporate phone number is 210-821-4105.

Shuter Library Benefit Mardi Gras Ball 2015

shuter-library-ballA Night On The Orient Express

Dinner Buffet & Dancing Featuring Jimmy Stadler Band

When: Monday, February 16, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Country Club

Come dressed as someone real or imaginary, who traveled on the Orient Express between it’s start in 1883 and it’s heyday in the 1930’s. Or dress in your Mardi Gras finest!

We hope to see you aboard the Orient Express!

General admittance tickets are $45 per person and are available to be purchased at Shuter Library.

Sponsor a table! The cost of reserving a sponsored table is $50 per person, and tables are available for sponsorship that accommodate 4 to 10 guests. We provide each table with a sign acknowledging your company or group as a table sponsor.

Call Sandy Jones at 575-377-6223 or visit Shuter Library to fill out a Table Sponsor form.

Big ‘Ol Texas Weekend 2015

tx-weekendFriday, January 23, 2015

  • Denim & Diamonds at Elements in the Country Club
  • 6:00 pm Ticketed 3-course Dinner and Jim Beam Whiskey Tasting
  • 6:30 pm Live Music – Curtis Grimes
  • Call 575-377-3055 to purchase tickets
  • 8:30 pm Live Music featuring Curtis Grimes and his band
  • Doors open at 8:15 pm

Saturday, January 24, 2015

  • Texas Tailgate – Beer Tasting – TX Barbecue – Steak Challenge
  • 11:30 am to 3:30 pm – Base Area Deck
  • Bacon Buffet – 5:00 pm
  • Texas Hold’em Tournament – Garden Court – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Night Concert – Curtis Grimes
  • 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – The Village Haus

New Staff Member!

layna-harveyWelcome Layna Harvey – Newest member of our staff at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Amy and I are pleased to add another member to our staff, in the office, at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.
Layna Harvey has accepted the position of Membership Director. She will be working closely with membership retention, signing on new members and ensuring the Member Directory and brochures are up to date. She will be working part-time, as she still runs her own business, Angel Flowers by Layna.

She and her husband J.D. moved to Angel Fire a little over a year ago when he took a position with the Angel Fire Police Department. Prior to that, Layna worked fourteen years as a school Nurse in the Lewisville School District in Texas.

We are extremely happy to welcome her to our team!

Please Take Note:

1. The I Know Jo series will start again in February. Slots are filling fast. If you are a member and would like to be spotlighted in one of our stories for 2015, please email me at manager@angelfirechamber.org.

2. If you would like to host a Business After Hours this year please email manager@angelfirechamber.org to get on the schedule. We schedule one BAH per month, January thru May. May thru August we schedule them every 2 weeks if there are enough businesses interested in hosting.
We have openings beginning in April.

3. We would like to start signing up the Cash Mobsters for 2015. Any member can sign up to be “mobbed”. You do not have to be a member to sign up as a “mobster”. Call the Chamber at 575-377-6353 to sign up or for more information on how you can become a Chamber Mobster. Look for the mob to start in April.

4. If you have events and would like us to add them to our events calendar, please email them to manager@angelfirechamber.org.

5. All of our business members enjoy the benefit of 12 eBlast ads per year (one per month). As a premium member, you get 24 eBlast ads. (2 per month). Our golden members have unlimited eBlast ads per year.

This is “free” advertising, please consider taking advantage of your ads this year. The weekly Chamber eBlast goes out once a week to over 7000 subscribed people. It is opened an average of 35% to 48% per Blast. It is also posted on our Face Book page where it is viewed by anyone opening our page. That could be from 300 to 3000 or more viewers per Blast.

All you need to do is send your ad in jpeg format (it cannot be a pdf) to manager@angelfirechamber.org. Advertise your specials, your events, your job openings or anything important happening at your business.

The deadline for an ad to be in the eBlast is Friday at noon. It will then be added to the Monday eBlast. No exceptions.

6. If you are a member in good standing and would like information on how to become a Chamber Ambassador, please call the office at 575-377-6353.

Music From Angel Fire – Summer Festival

summer-festivalThe Music from Angel Fire Summer Festival seeks entries for its first annual juried art competition. One artist will be selected from Colfax County (New Mexico) in 2015 and the work will be featured on the cover of the Summer Festival program book, a publication distributed at all festival concerts., August 21 to September 8, 2015.

Entries may be submitted by part or full-time residents of Colfax County. All work should have been completed in the last two years and artists are invited to submit artwork created in 2D or 3D (painting, photography, pottery and sculpture). The winning artist will have the opportunity to display and sell their work (up to 10 pieces) at the opening night concert, August 21, 2015 in Angel Fire, NM.

Application fe is $15. Competition opens on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and closes March 16, 2015. Visit www.musicfromangelfire.org/artcompetition for complete submission guidelines.

Questions? Contact Loretta Lamothe at ljlamothe@sbcglobal.net or 817-988-8309.

Shop Local Winner!

diane-winnerAnd the winner is… Diane Peterson!

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for all those who joined in our SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN for the entire month of December. It was a great success. People brought us receipts from Access Media/ Gallery Gift Shop, AF Snowpushers, Alpine Garden & Gifts, Alpine Lumber, Angel Fire Mini Mart, Blue Dawg Furniture, Enchanted Circle Pottery, Elements @ Angel Fire Resort Country Club, H2 Uptown, Hatcha’s of Angel Fire, High Country, Kokopelli Property Management, Lowe’s Valley Market, Mountain Sports of Angel Fire, RBS True Value, Sweet Shirt Shop, Taos Lifestyle, The Candy Store, The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort, The Pub ‘n grub, The Trailhead, and Zebs Restaurant & Bar. What that means is, each receipt turned into our drawing was at least $50.00 spent in these local establishments or for services used in Angel Fire! There were up to 10 receipts from various people, for some of these businesses.

On New Year’s Eve we drew two winners from the receipts turned into us. The winner of $100.00 was Diane Peterson and the winner of $50.00 was Carol Rupp. Ask these ladies and I bet they will tell you “It pays to shop local!” Actually when Kathleen Crissman was turning in her receipts, she told me, “I purchased ALL of my Christmas gifts from local merchants this year!” Awesome ain’t it! What a great way to start 2015, please continue to shop local, eat local, and use local services!

Angel Fire Photos 2014

Were you spotted in 2014? If not, we hope to spot you in 2015!

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We love our skier!

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Photo courtesy of Stuart Hamilton copyright 2013.