December 8, 2016

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


Simply Stunning Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

simply-stunning-logoBy Jo Mixon

Jo & Kara Follin, Simply Stunning Owner

Simply Stunning is a newly opened women’s boutique in Angel Fire, New Mexico named purposely to sound expensive. But you will be pleasantly surprised to find it really isn’t. Kara Follin, owner/operator told me, “I have wanted to open a store in Angel Fire for many years. One that would cater to locals, as well as visitors, with affordable clothing.” She saw the opportunity to obtain a great location, when Studio 434 moved to Centro Plaza and decided now is the time.

In store clothing sizes range from small to 3x, for ages 12 to 112. You’ll find unique apparel of shirts, skirts, dresses, outerwear, winter fleece lined leggings, winter boots, designer hats, gloves and socks, jewelry (including silver, turquoise, and semi-precious stones) and accessories fill the rooms. There is something for every girl on your list!

Simply Stunning will feature monthly sales and specials. Open year round, store hours are Thursday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Monday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. When the slopes open store hours will change to 7 days a week: Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Kara is a native New Mexican and has owned businesses since she was 13 years old. While she was living in Denver, her mom opened a store in Eagle Nest, so she moved back to help her out. On November 5, 2000, she and now husband Kurtis, met at the Lucky Shoe. He had recently moved to Angel Fire to work at the Resort. During their discussion they realized they had been living only one mile from one another in Denver, for years. It took them moving to the Moreno Valley to meet and fall in love. Sixteen years and 3 kids later, this has become home! They are excited about the new business venture and are looking forward to becoming more active in the Angel Fire community.

Stop in and shop at Simply Stunning, 11 Halo Pines Terrace, Angel Fire, NM 87710.





















12 Days Of Christmas Chamber Raffle

chamber-logoNew, fun, lots of prizes! We are currently collecting prizes for our 12 Days of Christmas raffle. If you would like to contribute, please call 575-377-6353 to donate. Each gift must have a min. value of $50.00. We would like certificates for dining, merchandise, or services rendered, gift baskets, vacations, etc.

Tickets go on sale November 14, 2016 and 78 prizes will be awarded!

How does it work?

The drawings will begin on Dec. 12, 2016. On the first day, (called the 12th Day of Christmas) we will draw 12 names. Each of these 12 people will win a prize. Every prize has the value of at less $50.00. Sweet!

On the following day (the 11th Day of Christmas) we will draw 11 names. Each person will win a prize.

The next day (the 10th Day of Christmas) we will draw 10 winners. This will continue daily as we count down the days: 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 5, 3 ,2 until we get to the 1st Day of Christmas which will be held on Dec. 23, 2016. on that day one name will be drawn and one extremely lucky person will win $500.00 cash!

So far we have gathered prizes such as massages, free snow plowing for your home, a variety of gift certificates from restaurants, automotive service certificates, several ski helmets, columbia fleece jackets, Red River ski passes, certificates for acupuncture, 2 $100. coin sets, chiropractic adjustments and dental care, plus a 3 night stay at San Sebastian in Santa Fe. We will have a list of all the prizes printed out and displayed and who has generously donated each one of them when the raffle tickets go on sale November 14, 2016. Raffle tickets will be $10.00 each or 3 for $20.00. There will be a total of 78 prizes given away. And every one of these 78 prizes will be worth more than $50.00 each.

Merry Christmas! Join in the fun with us!


Tickets are now on sale for the 12 Days of Christmas Chamber Raffle!

1 for $10.00 ** 3 for $20.00

Tickets will be on sale from now until December 9, 2016.

Drawings will be held daily to award great prizes beginning December 12, 2016. 78 prizes will be awarded!

On December 12, 2016, 12 raffles tickets will be drawn. Each of the 12 ticket holders will receive a prize that is worth at least $50.00.

On December 13, 2016, 11 tickets will be drawn. Each of the 11 ticket holders will receive a gift that is worth at least $50.00.

On December 14, 2016, 10 tickets will be drawn. Each of the ticket holders will receive a gift that is worth at least $50.00.

And so on and so on , each day as we count down to. One Grand Prize of $500.00 Cash that will be drawn on December 23, 2016.

Purchase your tickets at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710.

12 Days of Christmas Gifts & Sponsors:

ReMax Mountain Realty
Mike Woolley
Cash Prize

Kokopelli Property Management
Charlie, Diane & Ryan Goodman
3-Night Stay at San Sebastian property in Santa Fe, NM
Value $1500.00

24/7 Automotive Performance
Oil Change, Labor & Inspection
Value up to $90.00

Access Media
Janet Sailor
Wheeler Peak Art Print
16″ x 20″ / Matted on foamboard ready to frame
Value $50.00

Affordable Auto
Oil change & Tire rotation
Value $75.00

Alpine Gifts
Judy Feiffer
Gift Certificate
Value $50.00

Alpine Lumber
(we’ll know tomorrow!)

Angel Fire Appraisers
$50.00 Gift Certificate to
Zebs Restaurant & Bar

Angel Fire Chiropractic
Dr. Jennifer Fitch
Consult with adjustment
3 packages given
Value $65.00 each

Angel Fire Chiropractic
Dr. Jennifer Fitch
Consult with 5 laser treatments
3 packages given
Value $85.00 each

Angel Fire Family Dentistry
Hygiene Appointment includes teeth cleaning & x-rays
Value $263.00

Angel Fire Family Dentistry
Dental Examination Includes Exam & full series of x-rays
Value $276.00

Angel Fire Family Dentistry
$200.00 off Botox Treatment or Dermal Filler Procedure
Value $200.00

Angel Fire Resort
Two 1-Day Ski Lift Tickets
Value: $180.00

Angel Fire Resort
Two 1-Day Bike Lift Tickets
Value: $88.00

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital
Dr. Susan Gaffney
Teeth Cleaning for cat or dog
Value $150.00

Antlers Crossing Eagle Nest
Foxx & Donna Guinn
2 Night Cabin Stay

Big Rocks Excavation
Josh Camp
Visa Gift Card

Blue Dawg Furniture
Lavender Gift Box
Value 60.00

Body Mechanics
Kathy Dunbar
(1) 1 hour Massage
Value 70.00

Cottams of Angel Fire
Laurie Anderson
Gift Certificate
Value $50.00

Jessica Credeur
(12) 1-hour Swedish Massages
Value $80.00 each

Enchanted Circle Brewing
Steve & Shelley Larson
(3) Gift Certificates to
The Porkbelly Deli
Value $50.00 each

FNB New Mexico
Nita Jones
(2) Complete Coin Sets
Value $100.00 each

Garden Club of Angel Fire
Handmade Holiday Wreath
Value $50.00

Hail’s Holy Smoked Bar-B-Que & more
John & Wendy Hail
Family of 4 combo Meal
Value $50.00+

Hail’s Holy Smoked Bar-B-Que & more
John & Wendy Hail
Christmas Spiral Ham
Value $50.00

Hail’s Holy Smoked Bar-B-Que & more
John & Wendy Hail
Christmas Whole Smoked Turkey Breast
Value $85.00

H2 Uptown
Dominic Serna
Gift Certificate
Value $75.00

Land & Home Services
Daniel Serna
Snow Plow
Value $60.00

Lisa Sutton Real Estate
Visa Gift Card
Value $50.00

Monte Verde Realty
Stan Harrell
Gift Certificate to Hatch’s Cafe
Value $50.00

Monte Verde RV Park/Melody Costa:
2 sets of Handmade Origami Earrings
Value $50.00

Monte Verde RV Park/ Melody Costa:
Handmade Origami Necklace & Bracelet
Value $115.00

Moore Excavation
Kyle & Cindy Moore
(2) Snow Plow Certificates
Value $ 65.00 each

Mountain Sports of Angel Fire
Brent & Tammy Dunn
Giro Ski Helmet Adult Small
Value $85.00
Giro Ski Helmet Youth Small
Value $65.00
Ride Helmet with Audio Ladies
Value $100.00
Ride Gonza Park Helmet
Bike or Ski
Value $85.00
2 gun/ Colt M-4 A-1 2 Airsoft Kit
Value $56.00
Columbia mens Winter Fleece
Value $65.00
Ladies Columbia Winter Fleece
Value $65.00
(2) Fishing SHirts mens Medium
Value $110.00

Om Asian Kitchen
Brian & Rachael
Gift Certificate
Value $50.00

Red River Ski & Snowboard Area
(1) 1 Day Ski Lift Ticket
Value $73.00

Cheyenne & Ray Renfroe
Art Piece
Value $50.00 +

Roadrunner Tours
Nancy Burch
(2) Sleigh Rides for 4
Value $180.00 each

SS Rocks Y Mas
Robert Serna
(2) Snow Plows
Value $65.00 each

Simply Stunning
Gift Certificate
Value $75.00

Shall We Dance
Diane Peterson
Gift Basket
Value: $75.00

Shuter Library
(2) Gift Baskets
Value: $50.00 to $75.00 each

Ski Tech
Mary Harms
Two Full Tunes for Skis or Snowboards
Value $98.00

The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire
Stan Samuels
Gift Certificate
Value $50.00

Trails End Ranch
Karen Smith
Visa Gift Card
Value $50.00

Trailhead Bike & Ski Shop
Stan Samuels
Gift Certificate
Value $50.00

Tri-Points Acupuncture
Dr. Susan Tripodi
Acupuncture Consult/treatment
Value $85.00

Turquoise Angel Sewing Center
Claudette Maitland
Two Handsewn Throw Pillows
Value $110.00

Washington Federal
Russ Coyle
Visa Gift Card
Value $50.00

Wende Woolley Photography
Epic Arts 2- Frame Set
Value 60.00

Wildflower Bed & Breakfast
Henrik & Lone Krarup
Gift Certificate to
Hail’s Holy Smoked & more
Value $50.00

Winter Sports
Herb Koffler
Two Full Tunes for Skis or Snowboards
Value $98.00

Zebs Restaurant & Bar
Sam & Caroline Macias
Gift Certificate
Value $50.00

Buy your raffle tickets now! Be a Winner!

Trails End Ranch Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

trails-end-ranch-01By Jo Mixon

Owner Karen Smith at Trails End Ranch

“We always wanted to be out west,” Karen told me as she gazed serenely out the window onto the breathtaking 360 degree mountainscape views before us. They had put over 800 miles on their vehicle, traveling Colorado, but when they stepped upon this land in northern New Mexico and fell in love. It was far enough from town to be private, surrounded by mountains and meadows, so not at all desolate. It even had a pond. This was it, home away from home and the building began!

Sitting on 9 acres in Black Lake, New Mexico, Trail’s End Ranch was completed in 2001. They built a 2,800 sq. ft. luxury home, a 500 sq. ft bunkhouse (complete with a John Wayne campfire cook-out area for family breakfasts/barbecues, with a fire pit, a grill, picnic tables and a swing.) and a barn. They came as often as they could bringing family and friends, even horses, to enjoy their mountain paradise.

Now as a single person, Karen recently spent the better part of a year at the ranch recovering from chemotherapy. It became her place for renewal, both physically and spiritually. “This is a healing place.” she said, “And because of that, I have come to the conclusion it is far too incredible not to share. It’s a place that yearns for people, it is a happy place! And it is time to have fun, laugh and enjoy more!” That being said, she is now sharing this fabulous ranch with others.

Karen envisions spiritual retreats, girls weekend getaways, bachelorette parties, weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, workshop gatherings of all types, groups of golfers and groups of skiers filling Trails End Ranch. Those who book a stay at the ranch can bring their own horses, 4 wheelers and ATV’s or rent them. Situated approximately 6 miles from Angel Fire, it is close enough to the amazing amenities of the Angel Fire Resort for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and golf or mountain biking in the summer. Trails End Ranch sleeps 18 comfortably with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms plus a steam room for two. It has a 2 oven kitchen, 2 great rooms, 2 fireplaces, comfy over-sized furniture, flat screen tv”s and an indoor exercise room.

The ranch is only 2 miles from where Lonesome Dove was filmed and day trips all around the Enchanted Circle will provide a plethora of fun, dining, and shopping experiences where people can enjoy all of the culture and adventure Northern New Mexico has to offer. Don’t want to leave the house? Then just stay on the ranch, surrounded by beauty and tranquility while rocking on the porch, watching the wildlife down in the meadows. Or fill your days with hiking, fishing and exploring. No matter what you choose, Trails End Ranch will rejuvenate your soul.

Karen, who lives full time in Arkansas has owned two retail businesses, a day spa and yoga studio for women. She tries to spend a few months at Trails End Ranch every year, but is willing to rent the ranch for an entire summer. For more information, give her a call @ 501-627-4823 or visit her website here.

Photos courtesy of Vincent Thome and Karen Smith.
















End of the Trail sculpture by James Earle Fraser for which this incredible Ranch is named. Come rest your bones and refresh your spirit at Trails End Ranch in Black Lake/Angel Fire, New Mexico.


Angel Fire Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

treeCaroling, a visit from Santa Claus, children’s crafts, performers, hot chocolate and much more!

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Frontier Park & Angel Fire Visitors Center

12 Days Of Christmas Chamber Raffle

raffleIn keeping with the holidays this year, we are starting a new Twelve Days of Christmas Chamber Raffle and will be accepting donations from businesses and business people through November 10, 2016. We need a total of 78 prizes, all with a minimum value of $50.00.

This is how it will work: To begin the first day of the raffle, which will be called Day Twelve of the Twelve Days of Christmas Raffle, 12 winning tickets will be drawn and 12 prizes will be given away. On Day Eleven, 11 prizes will be given away. Day Ten, 10 prizes given away, until the last day (called Day One) when there will be one Grand Prize, which will be $500.00 cash, generously donated by Mike Woolley and the agents at Remax Mountain Realty! There has already been donated 12 massages, each valued at $80.00. Twelve Winners will each receive that prize on the first day we draw!

Tickets will sell for $10 each, or 3 for $20. We will advertise all business donations plus, on each day of the Twelve Days of Christmas Raffle drawings, we will post the names of the winners, as well as advertising the names of the donors on Facebook, the email blast, on our website and in any other form of advertising we use.

If you would like to donate a gift in the form of a gift basket, a gas, retail, or restaurant gift card, a certificate for a service performed, merchandise or cash, call and let us know. (Please SHOP LOCAL, when possible!) Each donation must have a minimum value of $50.00. Be creative with the prizes you donate. For some of the cash donations, we will purchase gifts for the drawings.

Raffle tickets will go on sale November 14, 2016 and will continue to sell through December 9, 2016. The actual drawing will start on December 12, 2016 (the 12th Day of Christmas) and go until December 23,2016 ( the 1st Day of Christmas) and Grand Prize will be awarded.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you!

Chamber President & CEO: Jo Mixon
Chairman of the Board of Directors:
Michael Dean- Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails
Vice-Chairman: John Hail Jr- Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More
Treasurer: Nita Jones- FNB New Mexico
Secretary: Brenda Johnson-Brenda Johnson Property Management
Past Chair: Wende Woolley- Wende Woolley Photography
Director: Rogers Lanon-ReMax Mountain Realty
Director: Dr. Jennifer Fitch- Angel Fire Chiropractic

Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

coffee-dayMark your calendars! Join us for updates and chamber news and we will be seating our new 2017 Board of Directors. Help us make the Angel Fire Chamber the best that it can be. Thank you!

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

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

3407 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Let’s Put Angel Fire On The Map

free-workshopFree Workshop – We really need to get ALL of our businesses correctly registered and listed!

The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Google to host another Free Workshop to help put every business in Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley correctly on the map- including yours.

Just like being a member of the Chamber gives a business credibility, businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. When your business is on Mountain View Blvd. in Angel Fire, but is shown on the Google map system in Black Lake or Cimarron, you are losing sales. When people can find correct information about local businesses, our community becomes even stronger.

Join us at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for this FREE Workshop. We have set aside Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Email and tell us what time is best for you:

  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

We will choose the time most convenient for the majority. Pre-registration required.

To register, call the Chamber 575-377-6353, or email, seating is limited.

Bring your laptop and let’s be sure all of our businesses are listed correctly on Google, at the present they are not. Do not let this happen to a potential customer!

Chamber Of Commerce Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

coffeeJoin us for a short business meeting seating the 2017 Board of Directors.

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

Where: 3407 Mountain View Blvd., Angel Fire, NM 87710

Chamber News, Invites & Updates

af-01By Jo Mixon, President & CEO

October 3, 2016

The year 2016 will go down in history as a year of important elections and legislation. Earlier in the year we had election for Village Council. A few weeks ago the residents of Angel Fire passed the election of two very important General Bonds. The Governor of New Mexico has called a special Legislative Session, to adjust the state budget shortage, that convened at high noon last Friday. The day started out on an optimistic note, but deteriorated as it progressed. At 12:18 am Saturday morning, the Senate adjourned Sine Die. The Senate drafted their proposal which was presented in about 10 bills. The bills deviated from the framework that had been discussed in some areas and were dealt with in only one committee, Senate Finance, Friday afternoon. The bills were then heard and passed on the Senate floor Friday night. Immediately following those votes, a motion was made to Sine Die without staying in session to negotiate the proposals with the House or the Governor. And thus they departed.

So what’s next? Well, it’s anybody’s guess. But, when in doubt in the Legislature, go to the rules. When one chamber adjourns, the other chamber must stay for three days in order to compel the other chamber to return. We will see pretty quickly if the House decides to continue working and then recess instead of adjourn which would require the Senate to return to the Capitol in three days. As of this writing, the House is still in session. Stay tuned.

And it is also time to start the election process at the Chamber of Commerce. We are interviewing all of those who would like to serve on the Board of Directors. Shortly we will be sending out ballots in the mail to all of our voting membership. The new Board of Director’s will be seated at the Nov. 29, 2016 Quarterly Member Breakfast Meeting and will then go immediately into a full day session to set the Chamber budget and Plan of Action for 2017.

Plus this year, if you haven’t noticed, is the nation’s presidential elections… that is all I’m going to say about that!

On a different note, the Chamber would like to say thank you to Bert Clemons and his staff at the Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant and Saloon for hosting the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s meeting in September. Upon arrival, they had the banquet room set up and treated us to delicious snacks and beverages. We felt very pampered!

Special thanks and appreciation also go out to the Village Angel Fire Proud Committee. They continue to do an excellent job of insuring the streets of Angel Fire are litter free and more attractive!

Last but not least, winter is coming! We are beginning to get excited about the holidays when our village is transformed into an amazing “snow globe” scene with glistening snow and the mountains as our backdrop. Once again we are asking everyone to think now about decorating your homes and businesses. Let’s get into the festive spirit and light up! Not only are our guests pleased by the beauty, but those of us who call this valley our home, enjoy the holiday spirit!

But at the moment, it is the most enchanting season of the year. The leaves are changing all over the valley and in the canyons. If you are not in Angel Fire now, you should be! Fall is definitely arrived and we have the beauty to prove it!