February 26, 2017

Thank You Members!

Thank you to All of the Members of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce!

24/7 Automotive Performance
AAA Anytime Towing
Above the Rest Mountain High Retreat
AF Snowpushers
All About Design
Almost Home Condos
Alpine Gifts, Inc.
Alpine Lumber
Angel Fire Airport
Angel Fire Appraisers
Angel Fire Bike Park
Angel Fire Cabin & Condo
Angel Fire Chiropractic
Angel Fire Community Foundation
Angel Fire Computer Guy
Angel Fire Family Dentistry
Angel Fire Garden Club
Angel Fire Golf Course and Country Club
Angel Fire Home Care
Angel Fire Homes Property Management
Angel Fire Hot Tub
Angel Fire Lock & Key
Angel Fire Nordic Center
Angel Fire Mini Mart
Angel Fire Rentals
Angel Fire Resort
Angel Fire Resort Mountain Rentals and Property Management
Angel Fire Resort Ski & Snowboard Mountain
Angel Fire RV Park
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital
Angel Fire Sweet Shirt Company
Angel Fired Pizza
Angel Fire’s Cajun Handyman
Angel Nest RV Park
Antler’s Crossing
Apok Technology, Inc.
Art Up Northern New Mexico
Arthur Insurance Agency
Association of Angel Fire Property Owners
Becky & Jim’s Cabin
Best Care Pharmacy
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
Blue Dawg Furniture
Blue Ray Homes, Inc
BMWS Investors, Ltd
Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures
Bond Electric
Bonito Cabin Cleaning & Specialty Services
Brenda’s Property Management
Brinn Colenda, Associate Broker Monte Verde Realty
Cabin Comforts of Angel Fire
Canyon City Landscaping
Center for Physical Health
Chase’s Extreme Builders
Chianti’s Pizzaria
Choice Wireless
Chris’ Plumbing
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
Cottam’s of Angel Fire
Cove Development Center
David Westphall Veteran’s Foundation
Discover Angel Fire Central Reservations
Don Borgeson, Associate Broker Monte Verde Realty
Eagle Nest PTA
Elements Fine Dining & Lounge
Elk Horn Lodge
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Energy Worldnet, Inc.
Far Flung Adventures
FNB New Mexico/Angel Fire Branch
FNB New Mexico/Raton Branch
Flamingo Roads Shops & Storage
Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks
GGH Wagon Mound, LLC
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
Golden Eagle RV Park & Campground
H2 Uptown
Hatcha’s Cafe
H. Ecavation, Inc.
Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More
Hodge Podge Box
Holy Angel’s Catholic Church
International Bank
It’s All About Satellites
J. Binford Bell Studio & Gallery
Jeanette’s Food Cart
Jeanette Sanchez, Associate Broker ReMax Mountain Realty
John LeVeque
John R Sutton, General Building Contractor
Katara Retreats
Katherine’s Fine Art
Kathy Dunbar’s Body Mechanics
Keller Williams Realty Angel Fire/Power of Team Work
Kit Carson Electirc Cooperative
Kit Carson Energy
Kokopelli Property Management
Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant & Saloon
Land & Home Services
Legend’s Grill
Lisa Sutton Real Estate
Lowe’s Valley Market
Lost Eagle RV Park
Luna Community College/SBDC
Mammoth Mountain Construction Company
Mammoth Mill Company
Monte Verde Realty
Monte Verde RV Park & Campground
Moore Excavation
Moreno Valley Carpet Cleaning
Moreno Valley Community Church
Moreno Valley Health Care Clinic
Moreno Valley High School
Moreno Valley Pest Control
Mountain Home Services
Mountain Sports of Angel Fire
Mountain Supply
Music From Angel Fire
National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center in Angel Fire
New Mexico Mountain Properties
North Country Outfitters
North Country Property Management
North Country Real Estate
Northern New Mexico Gas Company
Northern New Mexico Security
Om Asian Kitchen
Pacheco’s Landscaping and Nursery
Par and Grill
Piedra Lumbre Excavations
Pioneer Title/Law Office of Richard Norris
Pizza Stop
Professional Auto Parts
Red Cloud Ranch
Red River Ski and Summer Area
ReMax Mountain Realty/Mike Woolley Qualifying Broker
Roadrunner Tours
Rogers Lanon, ReMax Mountain Realty
Rotary Club of Angel Fire
Samuels Construction
Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association
Shall We Dance
Shuter Library
Sierra Bonita Cabins & RV Park
Simply Stunning
Ski Tech
Slopeside Sports
Snowball Lodge
Southwestern Soaps
SS Rocks Y Mas
Streit Fly Fishing
Subway Sandwich Shop
Sunset Grille
Taos Lifestyle
Taos Net, LLC
The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire
The Lift Coffee House
The Retreat at Angel Fire
The Taos News
The Trailhead
Trail’s End Ranch
Timberridge Electric, Inc
Title Services, Inc.
Tri-Points Acupuncture
United Church of Angel Fire
Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
Village Haus
Village of Angel Fire
Village Ski Shop & Rentals
Wanda Lucero/State Farm Insurance
Washington Federal Bank
Wende Woolley Photography
Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship
Wildflower Bed & Breakfast
Winter Sports
Zebs Restaurant & Bar
Dr. Robert Gordan
Bill Conley
Ed & Ana McCracken
Chuck & Consuelo Howe
Barbara Jones
Debra Coscia
Jo Mixon
Gerald & Judy Miller
Debby Welker
Henry & Kathy Mayes
Cyndi Simon
Ciff & Lynne Teinert
Linda Ford
Erma Wilcoxson
Thomas & Leslie Manning
Jennifer Cavan
Bob & Betty Maine
Michael & Johnese Turri
Bob & Sandy Hestes
Ray Murray & Larry Lowry

Business After Hours Summer Series 2017

We are now taking applications for 2017 Business After Hours Summer Series.

Dates available are:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

This year is different. We ask that if you would like to host a business after hours, you team up with at least one other business member, preferably more! We will have one Business After Hours per month through the summer series. You get to pick the date in the month you wish to host and the location.

Please email Jo at manager@angelfirechamber.org to secure the date. These are first come first serve basis.

We are also setting up time slots for a few 2017 “I Know Jo” stories. If you would like to have your business featured, please email Jo at the above email address.

Thanks Golden Members!

We want to say thank you and recognize all of our Golden Members in 2016!

These Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce member’s premium customer contributions advanced them into our Gold Membership category for 2016. They are a strong backbone to our organization. We sincerely appreciate all they do to support the Chamber!

  • Lowe’s Market
  • Alpine Lumber Co.
  • Angel Fire Resort
  • Angel Fire Mini Mart
  • Winter Sports & Ski Shop
  • Village Ski Shop
  • Angel Fire Homes Property Management

Annual Membership Dinner Meeting

We invite you to attend our annual membership dinner meeting.

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Where: H2 Uptown

5:30 pm – Beer & Wine & Pirating, Live Background Music

6:15 pm – Dinner, Short Meeting After Dinner, “Discovering Local Treasures”, Pirate Dress Encouraged But Not Mandatory

Tickets are $48.00 for a couple or $26.00 each. Purchase at the Chamber office, call 575-377-6353, email manager@angelfirechamber.org or purchase online.

Purchase early, there is limited seating.

53rd Legislative Session

Dr. Jennifer Fitch (Vice Chairman/Incoming Chairman 2017 of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce) and I spent the first part of last week with twenty other members of the New Mexico Chamber Executives Association (NMCEA) being briefed from Governor Susanna Martinez’s top-tiered staff, on the state of various state departments and their respective legislative priorities. The NMCEA is an organization of chamber executives from across the state who work together to improve the business climate in New Mexico while developing ways to enhance the quality of life in the communities we each represent.

The briefing was part of a two-day Annual Legislative Conference. This conference is held to bring chamber executives together to discuss their own legislative focuses and create a comprehensive legislative agenda reflecting efforts in such areas as public safety, education, economic development and the state’s budget.

“To truly have an impact on the business environment statewide, it’s valuable for us to come together to talk about the important issues facing our individual communities,” said Terri Cole, President and CEO of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. “We have chamber execs here from Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Angel Fire, Los Alamos Gallup, and many, many others. We know that our communities are not isolated, they impact one another greatly so its key for us to have a discussion around these issues together.”

Speakers included Cabinet and Deputy-Cabinet Secretaries from the departments of Education, Children, Youth and Families, Economic Development, Public Safety, Tourism, Finance and Administration, and the Governor’s Legislative Director. The conference wrapped up with an NMCEA Board meeting on Weds., then concluded with a two hour meeting at the round house with the Governor on Friday.

The 53rd Legislative Session begins on January 17, 2017 and concludes on March 18, 2017.

Left to right: Scott Weaver, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety, Barbara Brazil, Deputy Secretary of the Economic Development Department, Rebecca Latham, Secretary of the Tourism Department, Hanna Skandera, Secretary of the Public Education Department, Monique Jacobson, Secretary of the Children, Youth and Families Department and Jeremiah Ritchie, Legislative Director for Governor Martinez.

Discovering Local Treasures

Save the Date Matey

Join us for our annual membership meeting and get caught up with all that is happening at the Chamber. The meeting will include a delicious dinner, live music, and audience participation pirating!

Pirate theme dress is encouraged but not mandatory. Arrrgghh! More information to follow in next week’s blast.

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
Annual Membership Meeting Dinner Banquet
February 2, 2017

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

2016: A Year In Photos

Here’s to making more memories in 2017!

Photos courtesy of Jo Mixon, the Angel Fire Resort, Janet Sailor, Rotary Club of Angel Fire, Kelly Johnson, Eagle Nest PTA, MVHA, Music from Angel Fire, Linda Hughes, Lisa Sanchez, Jamie Bear, Lauren Dean, Laguna Vista, Garden Club of Angel Fire, Friends of Eagle Nest Lake, Katie Goodwin, Virginia Mattingly, Trini Bradley, Diane Peterson & Keith Richards.

Photos courtesy of Jo Mixon, the Angel Fire Resort, Janet Sailor, John and Wendy Hail, Vincent Thome, Black Lake Social Club, Wende Woolley, Michael Turri, Dominic Serna, Art Up Northern New Mexico, Veterans Healing & Wellness Center, Moreno Valley Trekkers, United Church of Angel Fire, Larry and Julie McKelvey & Kari Jaramillo

12 Days Of Christmas Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations Charles Wilson!

We at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce would like to express our sincere appreciation for all those who joined in our 12 Days of Christmas Countdown Raffle. It was much more fun and successful than we had imagined from the onset.

Thank you to everyone in the community and elsewhere who bought over 530 raffle tickets and thank you to all of the businesses who donated the awesome gifts we had the honor to give away. The smiles and laughter we encountered on a daily basis was priceless!

It is always fun to play the role of Santa! We had a lot of fun broadcasting the drawings live for 12 days, too. Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawings and in our live mannequin challenge.

Thank you to Mike Woolley and ReMax Mountain Realty for donating the grand prize of $500.00 cash. For a listing of all the sponsors, the gifts they donated and the winners please visit our facebook page at our Angel Fire Chamber Facebook page.

The success of this raffle paved the way for us to add it as an Annual Event, so look forward to it in 2017!

New Chamber Members!

Help us welcome three new board members to the Chamber and let us introduce you:


Catherine Moon – Moon Real Estate

From the beginning, Catherine was all about commerce. Her doll house was remodeled into a store. Starting with the bubble gum machine she got for Christmas…she sold all the bubble gum from the machine to her friends. Alas, her parents stopped that, so she sold the cartoons she drew during science class. After that came a stint at Conde Nast in NY in the marketing department of Mademoiselle Magazine. Then she moved to California where she spent 25 years in partnership of some very popular San Francisco Bay Area bars and restaurants plus at the same time, she and her husband Doyle owned vineyards in Napa Valley and a cutting horse training facility in Petaluma, CA.

After retiring, they moved to Angel Fire in 2003. But Catherine’s retirement was brief. She decided to go into real estate where you can find her in the offices of ReMax Mountain Realty.

Johnese Turri – Angel Fire Garden Club

Four years ago, Johnese and her husband, Michael, were able to realize their dream of moving full time to Angel Fire. She brought her passion and commitment for community involvement with her.

Johnese is currently president of the Angel Fire Garden Club, and serving on the boards of the Moreno Valley High School Foundation, Shuter Library and Art Up Northern New Mexico and serves on the Angel Fire Proud committee. Working with Jo Mixon, she helped to develop the Ambassador program to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

She enjoys being out doors and loves all the beauty Mother Nature has to offer in Angel Fire. She also finds ways to incorporate that outdoor beauty into her varied arts and craft projects.

Her real love is spending time with her family, especially her 4 grandsons and new granddaughter!

P. Daniel Serna – Land and Home Services, LLC

Daniel is a New Mexican native, born and raised in Grants NM. His father’s family is from Mora, NM and his mother’s family is from Seboyeta, NM. He studied business and carpentry, at New Mexico State and CNM in Albuquerque, after which he worked odd jobs for many years. He was with Walmart for seven years, a grocery store manager for a while and then he joined the Carpenters Union and went into Commercial Construction.

About five years ago Daniel moved to Angel Fire to help his cousin Dominic in the restaurant and catering at Hatcha’s Grill of Angel Fire. They expanded with the purchase of Cafe Expresso and then opened H2 Uptown. In 2015 they decided to down size the restaurant business and go another direction. Together they started Land and Home Services, a business that features handyman services of all types, yard work, and snow plowing.

To downsize, they closed the original Hatches of Angel Fire location. Then in October 2016 sold Cafe Expresso to family members and it has become Hatches Cafe. H2 Uptown remaining as their premiere restaurant. Along with Land and Home Services, they stay busy.

Daniel is very active in the community, loves the outdoors and spending time with family, friends and Daisy (his golden lab dog).

2017 Chamber Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Secretary of the Board: Brenda Johnson/
Brenda Johnson Property Management
Vice Chairman of the Board, 2018 Chair Elect:
Dr. Jennifer Fitch/Angel Fire Chiropractic
Director: Johnese Turri, Angel Fire Garden Club
Treasurer of the Board: Nita Jones/FNB New Mexico
Chairman of the Board: John Hail Jr./
Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & more
Director: P. Daniel Serna/Land and Home Services, LLC
Director: Catherine Moon/ Moon Real Estate
Past Chairman: Michael Dean/ Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

Chamber Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

coffeeJoin us in the foyer of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy burritos and coffee at our final quarterly membership meeting of 2016. The 2017 new Chamber Board of Directors will be sworn-in. Please join us to meet and welcome your new directors and to say thank you and goodbye to those whose terms have come to an end.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am


We will seat 3 new board members:

Cathe Moon, ReMax Mountain Realty


Daniel Serna, Land & Home Services


Johnese Turri, Garden Club of Angel Fire