April 19, 2014

Rosanne Priddy

rosanneRosanne Priddy – Administration & Office Manager

Allow me to introduce to you Rosie Priddy, the newest member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce team. We are excited to have her!

Rosie said she and her husband Curtis had long dreamed of living within the Enchanted Circle. Both of their parents had brought them here every summer when they were children. They each developed a deep love for the beautiful mountains. “It has always seemed like home to us,” she said.

They completed their retirement home in Black Lake in 2006, but their dream of living here had to be put on hold until their retirements in Seymour, Texas just this past December. Rosie was a Quality Assurance Specialist for the State of Texas and Curtis was a peace officer. They were able to move full time to Angel Fire in January of this year.

Curtis and Rosie have two children, Ashley who is a Nursing Supervisor for the largest clinic in Wichita Falls, Texas and Amber who is a Personal Fitness Trainer in Arizona. They have five beautiful grandchildren, 4 boys and one girl. Rosie’s brother, Bill Wilcoxson and wife Erma, also lived in Angel Fire for many years.

Rosie says, “I am so thankful to get to work and live in the greatest place this side of Heaven and to be able to promote and encourage its growth and prosperity.”

Come by the Chamber office and say hello to Rosie, or email her at askus@angelfirechamber.org if you have questions. She will have the answers for you!

Chamber Mobster Program A Great Success!

katherine-logoCash Mob at Katherine’s Fine Art April 5, 2014

Saturday, the Chamber Mobster’s came out in full force to shop and enjoy the home studio/gallery of Katherine McDermott, Katherine’s Fine Art. Members helping members is what it is all about. So far we have held three cash mobs and three out of three have been successful! Thank you Angel Fire Chamber members and all who participate in these events. We draw the name of a business out of the hopper, randomly every two to three weeks. Where will the Cash Mob go next?

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Angel Fire Spring Dining Guide

Restaurants Open

Angel Fired Pizza
3375 Mountain View Blvd.
575-377-2774
Lunch & Dinner
Beer/Wine Available
Open Noon to 8:00 pm
Tuesday thru Sunday

Annie’s
Angel Fire Resort Lodge
Breakfast & Lunch
Open 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily
Grill closes at 3:00 pm

Cafe Expresso
3375 Mountain View Blvd
Breakfast & Lunch
Open 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Daily

Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More
3400 Mountain View Blvd
Lunch & Dinner
Open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday thru Saturday
Open 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Hatcha’s Grill of Angel Fire
3453 Mountain View Blvd.
Lunch & Dinner
Beer/Wine Available
Open 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Monday thru Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday thru April
Regular hours resume in May

Legends Grill
in the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort
Dinner
Full bar
Open 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Daily

Pizza Stop
52 North Angel Fire Rd
Open
Wednesday thru Saturday

Subway
inside Lowe’s Valley Market
3373 Mountain View Blvd
Open 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Daily

Zebs Restaurant & Bar
3431 Mountain View Blvd
Open 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Lunch & Dinner
Full Bar
Daily

Closed for Spring/Dates due to Re-open

Calamity Jane’s
Laguna Vista
51 E. Therma Dr. Eagle Nest
Open May 8th
Saloon is still open
Monday-Friday at 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday at 11am

Chianti’s
Closed until Winter season

Elements
Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Open May 8

H2 Uptown
48 North Angel Fire Rd
Open April 21

Par & Grill
Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Open May 13

The Pub n’grub
52 North Angel Fire Rd
Open May 22

Summit Haus
top of the Chili Express
Angel Fire Ski Resort
Open May 16

Sunset Grill
10 Five Springs Rd
Open 1st week in May

Village Haus
Angel Fire Resort Ski are
Closed until winter season

April 2014 News & Updates

By Jo Mixon

Its that time of year again when the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce elects new board members. This year has proven to be somewhat different. We have three Director positions to fill with three names on the ballot. (There were originally six. One had to pull out at the last minute due to work related circumstances and the other two got busy and before they knew it, the deadline for filing had passed.) Congratulations are in order for Incumbents, Wende Woolley of Wende Woolley Photography and Rogers Lanon, ReMax Realtor and co-owner of Mountain Home Services. Michael Dean of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails will join them. These new director’s will be seated at our quarterly member meeting/breakfast on Thursday April 24, 2014. Please join us, 8:00 am to 9:00 am, in the foyer of the Chamber for coffee and donuts to welcome them.

We are busy at the chamber working on committees to plan upcoming spring and summer events. The Angel Fire Annual Spring Clean-up is set for Saturday May 10, AAFPO Weekend June 6-8, and the 4th Annual Angel Fire Community-Wide Flea Market, Saturday June 28. That same weekend, chamber member, Hound Dog Events, will hold their 2nd Annual Rough Riders 200. The participants will ride 100 miles on Saturday and another 100 miles on Sunday.

We are planning our Annual Dinner/Meeting for May, the date and location will be announced soon. Also in May, Business After Hours will once again go into full swing. We have a great summer line-up. Angel Fire Proud, a committee of the Village of Angel Fire, will sponsor May 8. The Pub n’grub will sponsor on May 22 and Keller Williams Realty of Angel Fire on June 5. On June 26 we’ll all head out to the Red Cloud Ranch, July 10 it’s happening at Laguna Vista Saloon, August 7 at Kokopelli Property Management, and September 11 will be hosted by Title Services. Mark the dates! If you want to sponsor a BAH, call Jo at 575-377-6353 and we might can fit one or two maximum more onto the calendar.

Our highly successful Chamber Cash Mob program will continue on random days throughout the year. This morning we asked our young friend Hayden Weeks to draw a name. He pulled Katherine’s Fine Art out of the hopper… CASH MOB TIME! We called to congratulate Katherine McDermott as this week’s mobee and asked when we could bring the mob. The date is set for this Saturday, April 5, any time between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at her studio. All those who have signed up to be mobsters, have promised to go and spend at least $20.00. Katherine says she has been working hard to fill her studio, hoping that she would soon be the lucky recipient of a cash mob! We will have directions to her studio posted on our facebook page this Thursday or for your pick-up at the Chamber office. Even if you have not yet signed up to be a Chamber Mobster, please consider joining us! If you cannot be there on Saturday please call Katherine at 575-377-2836 to set an appointment. There are lots and lots of things happening at the Chamber, so please get involved!

We want to announce the Chamber Board decided to make the tough decision to postpone the Habla Tamale Festival until the summer of 2015. We want this festival to be an event that will be tremendously beneficial to Angel Fire and the surrounding area. We believe, with the help of our residents and businesses, it can be. Financially speaking, the decision to postpone is the best judgment call. We are still moving forward with this event and we need help in filling committee seats and sponsorship funding. Please call or email the chamber if you would like to be a part.

I want to personally thank all of the businesses and individuals who have become chamber members in the few past years and all of the numerous members who faithfully renew and support our chamber year after year. We appreciate each and every one of you! Visit our website www.angelfirechamber.org for a complete listing of our membership. For those who are not yet members remember, you can’t afford not to be a member of the Chamber. We receive phone calls, emails, inquiries on our websites and visitors in the office daily, all asking us what businesses can provide the services they are looking for. Only our members are the beneficiaries of those referrals. And as I have said many times before, national studies show that people are 63% more likely to patronize businesses that are chamber members. Investing in a membership in the chamber is an investment, not only for yourself, but also an investment in the community. We even have an individual membership for people who do not own a business but believe in the work we are doing and want to be a part. Together we can make a difference!

A Few of our Chamber Members at Work!

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Habla Tamale Festival Rescheduled

A decision has been made by the Chamber Board of Director’s to reschedule The Habla Tamale Festival until 2015. If you have questions or would like to sign up for a committee please call 575-377-6353. Thank you.

Jo Know How Many Restaurants Are In Angel Fire, Do You?

restaurant-01By Jo Mixon

In keeping with last week’s positive marketing theme, I’d like to pose a question. If you are hungry and want to dine out, how many eating establishments are there in Angel Fire?

I asked six people this question last week, all were full time local residents. I received three answers. Two of the six answered five, three answered six, and one answered, “Oh maybe seven or eight” as he counted them in his mind. Wow, each one was wrong! But before you read the answer, what do you think?

Are you ready for the answer? We actually have eighteen eating establishments in Angel Fire! That’s right, eighteen. In a village our size this is amazing. On any given day, there are so many choices serving scrumptious food the only problem is making the decision of what to eat!

You may choose full service breakfast, homemade pastries, gourmet coffee, scones, cinnamon rolls, smoothies or breakfast burritos. At lunch you’ll find everything from salads, homemade soups, fresh smoked barbecue, pizza, pasta, Mexican food dishes, quiche, panini’s, burgers, chicken fried steak or chicken with gravy and mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato fries, fish n chips, pot pies, shepherds pie, veggie dishes, hot dogs, baked potatoes, gluten free and dairy free dishes, and a whole array of appetizers with a variety of drinks and much much more!

At dinner expect even more choices on your dinning menus and venues. Several establishments offer the expertise of experienced well-known chefs. Their menus range from casual to exquisite! Steaks, ribs, elk, trout, pork, chicken, etc. etc.

And you’ll find desserts that will tantalize your taste buds. I hope that I’ve made you hungry enough to go out and eat while you are in Angel Fire!

Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order:

1. Angel Fired Pizza: 3375 Mountain View Blvd. Open 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Happy Hour 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Lunch combos and Lunch by the Slice!. Dinner Specialty pizzas, calzones, baked pastas and more. Beer and wine available. Dairy Free dishes available as well as Udi’s Gluten Free options. Dine in or carry out. Fired Pizza serves top notch, gourmet, hand rolled, wood oven-baked pies, in addition to an array of delicious Italian style pastas and wonderful fresh salads with proprietary dressings.

2. Annie’s: In the lobby of The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort. Open daily year round 7:00 am- 4:00 pm Annie features fresh full homemade breakfasts and lunch with daily specials. Try sandwiches, Panini’s, quiche, wraps, salads, specialty coffees, smoothies, cookies, yogurt parfaits, scones, cinnamon rolls, desserts and more.

3. Cafe Expresso: 3375 Mountain View Blvd. Open daily from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Featuring gourmet coffee drinks, full breakfast choose eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, croissants, bagels, or homemade bakery items. Lunches include homemade soups, fresh sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes, pitas, quesadillas and more.

4. Chianti’s Pizzeria: Located in the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort (open seasonally) Chianti’s offers a great selection of pizzas & pastas like the buffalo chicken pizza and the carnivore meat lovers or you can build your own with a great list of toppings. All you can eat salad bar and Pasta bowls with breadsticks, pick your pasta, pick your sauce and add chicken or meatballs. Kid friendly atmosphere. Dine in or take out. Beer & wine.

5. Early Bird Cafe: Breakfast and lunch serving burgers, sandwiches and Mexican food choices. Doughnuts and pastries.

6. Elements: Elegant yet “comfortable casual” fine dining in the Grand Hall on the 2nd floor of the Angel Fire Country Club. Chef Mathias Klemmt’s menu includes steaks, a variety of seafood, gourmet appetizers, fresh salads, and desserts with full liquor service.

7. Elements Bar & Lounge: Adjacent to Elements Restaurant at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club. With its incredible views of Wheeler Peak and Angel Fire’s legendary sunsets, the bar offers a very nice assortment of appetizer and late bite menu with a wide selection of craft beers, drink specials, and fine wine.

8. H2 Uptown: 48 N. Angel Fire Road. Casual fine dining with an upscale experience. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, a wide variety of Mexican food dishes, steaks, elk or seafood to name a few options. Wine and beer available. Reservations for evening dining are suggested.

9. Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue: Located at 3400 Mountain View Blvd. You can smell the smoker! Smoked meats include beef, ribs, sausages, and ham, Texas style BBQ at its best, homemade soups, great homemade desserts and tamales. Daily Specials not offered on the regular menu.

10. Hatcha’s Grill of Angel Fire: Located at 3453 Mountain View Blvd. The best of authentic northern New Mexico cuisine. Salads, appetizers, a full menu of Mexican food choices, American foods and burgers. Dine in, carry out or call for catering.

11. Legends Grill & Sports Bar: Located on the mezzanine of the Angel Fire Resort Lodge. Open daily 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Featuring pizza, burgers, comfort food such as chicken fried steak, salads and sandwiches in a kid friendly, family dining environment. Full service beer, wine & liquor bar. Seven big-screen televisions turned to top sporting events and occasional live entertainment.

12. Pizza Stop: 52 North Angel Fire Road. Open Mon. Weds. Thurs. Fri. & Sat. 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for lunch and 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm for dinner. Sun. open 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. for dinner. Enjoy pizza, salads, pasta, and fresh homemade garlic rolls. Beer and wine available.

13. Subway® Sandwich Shop: Located inside Lowe’s Valley Market 3373 Mountain View Blvd. Open 7:30 am to 8:00 pm seven days a week. They have a wide variety of subs, salads, and sides to choose from. Every one made fresh in front of you, exactly the way you want it. And don’t forget the fresh cookies!

14. Sunset Grill: 10 Five Springs Road directly across from the Chile Express chairlift. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Great appetizers, full lunch and dinner menus include burgers, pastas, salads, and more. Enjoy their full bar service and your meal and the spectacular view of the ski slopes.

15. Summit Mountain Haus: Located at the top of the mountain by way of the Chile Express chairlift. Burgers, hot dogs, burritos and snack bar served with a million dollar view! Enjoy during ski season and summer bike season.

16. The Pub n’ grub: 52 North Angel Fire Road. Your local pub with over 25 beers on tap and great food. Open 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm daily. Big screen sports events and entertainment while you eat. Family friendly fine dining. Choose appetizers, green chili stew, chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie, salads, mac n cheese, pork chops, rib-eye steaks, fish n chips, roasted chicken, Cajun chicken, pasta, desserts and more. They also do catering for any event.

17. The Village Haus: Located at the base of the ski mountain at the Angel Fire Resort. Open daily with extended hours during ski season. Great food to warm you up and get you back on the slopes! Pizza, burgers and Mexican food – plus The Lazy Lizard – a full bar!

18. Zebs Restaurant and Bar: 3431 Mountain View Blvd. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Family restaurant with children’s menu includes appetizers, soups, full salad bar, chicken fried steak meals, seafood, variety of steaks and chicken choices, vegetables, fries, burgers, barbecue and Mexican foods. Full Bar and WIFI access.

Please note that when the Village Haus closes for the winter the Par & Grill opens at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club on the Golf Course Terrace. They serve breakfast and lunch. Grab a quick bite of breakfast items, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and pastries.

And do not forget Chamber member Calamity Jane’s located inside the Laguna Vista Historic Lodge, 52 Therma Dr. in Eagle Nest. They are just a 10-mile down the road from Angel Fire. They are a family friendly full service restaurant with fresh baked dessert specials and a full service bar. Dine in, take out, or call for catering.

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Fun At The Mardi Gras Ball

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Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll)

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Election Results

election-01The Angel Fire Election results are in.

Congratulations to Councilmen Chuck Howe and Rogers Lanon.

Pictured below with Mayor Barbara Cottam.

Who Markets Angel Fire?

who-markets-04By Jo Mixon

Just who really is responsible for marketing Angel Fire? Thank-you, I’m glad you asked! Recently I have heard many different people in many places say, “It’s not MY job to market Angel Fire.” My normal response is, “Really?” In all honesty and with all of my heart, I say, “But you do market Angel Fire, good or bad, every time you say or write anything about it.” Whether you live here or not. If you own a business or work at any job in Angel Fire, ski, golf or bike in Angel Fire, attend school in Angel Fire, or own property in Angel Fire, You ARE the marketer!

I’ve heard many negative comments this year due to the snow, or lack thereof. I’ve read articles that make us sound uninviting and unintelligent on various subjects. And yet, I can’t quite comprehend this mind set.

The way I see it, we live in a paradise! Every morning I am blessed to wake up with the beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains out my window. I don’t choke on smog, I breath fresh clean mountain air. I don’t leave my house an hour early to fight traffic on the way to work. With the exception of an occasional herd of elk crossing the road, my commute down the mountain is non-stressful and breathtaking, every season of the year. Our crime rate is a smidgen compared to cities.

I can ski or snowshoe or walk or hike or bike or fish our lakes and streams alone, without fear of being accosted, as can everyone else who shares this mountain. I couldn’t do that in the city. And the people I have met in Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley – actually the entire Enchanted Circle – are the friendliest, most caring, helpful people I have ever had the privilege to know! On a normal day or in an emergency situation, they quickly, without hesitation, become family.

Driving home from an event last Tuesday on icy roads resulting from a surprise thunder snowstorm, my car slid sideways out of control. So many people came to my rescue it makes me emotional!

I cannot think of any reason not to positively promote this area, but I find I am occasionally just as guilty of being negative without thinking as I have heard others be. When my son came to ski in January, I learned a valuable lesson. I too was worried about the strange snow year we had been dealt and told him on the way back from the airport that the snow wasn’t as good as it had been last year. His response to me was, “Don’t worry Mom, it’s better than the snow in San Francisco and in my opinion there is never a bad day on the mountain.” We should all take that to heart.

We depend on tourism to pay our bills. We depend on tourism to make it possible for us to continue to live in this little piece of heaven on earth. So my idea is that we are all marketers for Angel Fire. Look around you. Take a deep breath, and really consider all the positive aspects to living and playing in Angel Fire. See if you can do that without a smile crossing your face!

The Angel Fire Resort Motto – “My Job is Better Than Your Vacation” – is true! Our main problem? When you live in such an awesome place, where do you go on vacation?

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Mardi Gras Parade

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Mardi Gras Parade in Angel Fire

Participate in the Parade

Enter Now!

Call Donna for information at 575-377-1100.