March 30, 2015

Breaking Chamber News!

newsAs of Friday, March 20, 2015, due to unforeseen circumstances, two of the candidates running for Chamber Director positions were no longer eligible. According to our by-laws, ballots will not be mailed out this year. We are happy to announce the four open positions on the board will be filled by the remaining four highly qualified candidates. Look for their names, bios, and congratulations in next weeks Newsletter eBlast and in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle.

Thank you!

See You Next Year!

next-year-01The chairlifts are still. It’s really hard to believe the ski season has once again come to a close. Spring is in the air. Summer is on its way. We leave you with a few fun photos. See you next season!















Angel Fire Spring Restaurant Schedule

In alphabetical order…

Angel Fired Pizza
Closed until May 1, 2015

Annie’s Coffee House
in the Lodge of the Angel Fire Resort
Open daily
7:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

Cafe Expresso
Open daily
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Closed After March 28, 2015
Elements Bar will re-open May 8, 2015
Elements Fine Dining will re-open May 15, 2015
(will be on open for Kentucky Derby Party on May 2, 2015
and for Mother’s Day May 10, 2015)

H2 Uptown
Open 6 days a week
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays

Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More
Closed thru April 2, 2015
will re-open on April 3rd (Friday)
Seven days a week
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 P.M.

Hatcha’s Grill of Angel Fire
Open Monday thru Friday
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

on the 2nd floor of the Angel Fire Resort Lodge
Open daily at
4:00 p.m.

Par & Grill
at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club
will open for summer
May 20, 2015

Pizza Stop
Starting April 2, 2015
Open Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday night is Family night
Pizza 25% off
Regular days to resume mid to late May

located inside Lowe’s Valley market
Open daily

Sunset Grille
Closed until mid to late May
(we think…will let you know if this is wrong!)

The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire
Open daily
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Zebs Restaurant & Bar
Open daily
11:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.

A Letter From The President

michael-turriBy Michael Turri

As my year as Chamber president draws to an end, I want to say thanks: thanks to my fellow board members who worked hard to ensure our mission of helping our Chamber members was met and thanks to all our Chamber members. It is this team of business owners and individuals who really do the day to day heavy lifting of keeping the economy going here in Angel Fire. This past year, the Chamber’s Business After Hours continued to be a great avenue for networking and fun. The Weekly Blast kept members apprised of community events, Chamber happenings and as a resource for exposure via the I Know Jo articles. The board, in our monthly meetings, brain-stormed ideas to not only generate revenue for the Chamber, but to also try to create events that would bring “heads-in-beds.” Our work will continue in that direction as a new board is seated next month. I have enjoyed my year as president and look forward to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for the Chamber, our members and the Village.


Michael Turri
President 2014/2015
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours – TrailHead

trailhead-logoPlease join us for networking, entertainment, food, spirits and fun! Let’s send the ski season out with a welcome Spring party! It’s time to get your bike and hiking gear ready!

When: Friday, March 20, 2015 from 5:30 pm to ???

Where: 48 North Angel Fire Rd, Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire Chamber Board Of Directors Election Candidacy

2nd Notice For Open Election Candidacy Angel Fire Chamber Board Of Directors

2015 / 3 Year Term
Notice of Candidates for Election
to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

In accordance to the Chamber’s bylaws, it is time to elect new Board members to fill positions being vacated as of the end of this fiscal year. The new Board of Directors will be seated at the second quarterly member breakfast meeting April 21, 2015.

There are four open positions.

Chamber Board members serve a term of three years and are eligible for re-election to subsequent terms. Those qualified to serve are business members whose dues are current.

The Nominating Committee has submitted these names for consideration. All have agreed to be candidates on this year’s ballot:

  • John Hail: Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More
  • Leland Hopson: AAFPO
  • Brenda Johnson: Brenda Johnson’s Property Management
  • Donna Klassen (incumbent): The First National Bank
  • Michael Martinez: Hound Dog Events
  • Dan Swanson: Director of Marketing/Angel Fire Resort

Also in accordance to the Chamber’s bylaws, additional candidates may be put on the ballot via petition by the voting membership of the Chamber of Commerce. This process requires that a petition bearing genuine signatures of at least ten (10) qualified members of the Chamber be filed with the Nominating Committee at the Chamber office within (10) ten-business days of this announcement. (dated March 9, 2015) The deadline for said petitions is no later than 5:00 pm, March 20, 2015.

The Nominating Committee will make final determination as to the legality of any petition(s) filed. If no petition(s) is filed within the designated period, the nominations will be closed.

A ballot of the candidate names will then be mailed on March 24, 2015 to each of the voting members in good standing with instruction for the vote. The Nominating Committee will tally the votes upon deadline of submission.

Thank you,

Michael Turri
Nominating Committee Chair
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Board Of Directors Candidacy

March is the month to declare your candidacy to run for a seat on the Board of Directors of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

There are four positions open for election. These elected positions will serve a three year term.

The nominating committee has turned in six candidate names that with be on the 2015-2018 Ballot.

If you are a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce in good standing and wish to declare as a candidate to also be added to the 2015-2018 Ballot, this is the procedure.

Paperwork will be provided for you to fill out as well as a petition sheet. The signatures of ten other members in good standing will be
needed to sign your petition sheet.

The deadline for the completed paperwork and petitions to be back in the Chamber office is 5:00 pm Friday, March 20, 2015.

Ballots for the Board of Directors Election will be mailed out to all Chamber members on March 24, 2015.

If you are interested and you meet these requirements please contact Jo at the Chamber 575-377-6353 for further instructions. Thank you!

If you do not wish to serve as a Director but want to get more involved, we are also taking applications for the 2015 Ambassador Team. Ambassador Team members help with Business After Hours, Events, and Meetings.

Please contact Jo or Johnese @ 575-377-6353.

The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

bakery-01By Jo Mixon

Staff of The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire pictured left to right:
Coleen Perea, Sandra Franco, J.P. Prichard, Suzy Valenzuela, Desiree James, Jo (Chamber of Commerce), Pat Sorey, and owner Stan Samuels.

Stan Samuels has been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for twenty-four years plus he owns six businesses that are all Chamber members. His newest Chamber member business is his bakery/cafe. He had leased his bakery building out for a several years. When the manager cut her lease short and left town last December, Stan decided not to lease it out again. This time he would run it himself. He changed the name, hired a manager, got lots of help from his North Country staff and did just that!

The Bakery & Café @ Angel Fire is now open seven days a week serving breakfast and lunch. The pastries are freshly baked, the coffee hot and the service is attentive. The same highly qualified staff remains, including the cooks, so you can expect the same great full breakfast and lunch menus with a few delicious tweaks here and there. The best change I’ve heard is, they will serve breakfast all day! I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to a café hungry for breakfast, only to be told they only serve breakfast until 11:00 and it is 11:15. Breakfast at lunch, yeah! They will also feature specials three times a week and random specials throughout the week on face book.

Stan got serious and asked his customers, “How can we make this a better restaurant?” He received several answers and has started making changes. Not only has he listened to his customer’s suggestions about making the food even more satisfying, he is also remodeling the décor.

He has added a window to the back dining room, with another one soon to be fitted. The patio is receiving an update that will make it fully functional this summer. Plans to have live music on the patio are underway. You will then have the choice to dine inside or dine outside. Stan and his staff want to make the bakery/café, “A place where the locals meet and greet,” as stated in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle by manager James Prichard. A place where everyone will feel comfortable to stay awhile. Bring your board games, computers, or cards. You will be welcomed with a smile, homemade food, fresh bakery items and free Wi-Fi. Make it a priority to check them out!

The Bakery & Café @ Angel Fire
3420 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM








Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance

newsBy Jo Mixon

We, at the Chamber, are getting geared up and excited about all of the upcoming new and continuing events that are scheduled in Angel Fire during 2015. Each of these events will bring visitors to our village. Because of the broad variety of events, many of these visitors will be first time guests. This promises to bring an economic boost to many of our businesses. And this puts smiles on our faces, plus we love being able to share Angel Fire with everyone!

That being said, it has come to the attention of the village and the chamber, all of these events are made possible by volunteers. Volunteers are the very backbone! Mayor Cottam and I brainstormed and came up with the idea to unify all events with a data base of volunteers. Thus the Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance is being formed. We are looking into software that will make this possible. An event manager will be able to enter their event, how many volunteers are needed, list each volunteer job available and the specific skills needed in that position and when they are needed. Volunteers are usually needed far in advance of an event, as well as during the event. Event organizers will be able to send out a call for more volunteers if and when they need help.

Organizations will also be able to tag their events. For example, if the event is only open to Rotary members, the Rotary Club will be able to specify on the page. The same thing is possible if the event is open to all volunteers. Permanent residents and part time residents of Angel Fire will be able to access this database. We’ve been told by many part time residents they would really like to get more involved in the community, but they don’t know how. This will give everyone access and keep everyone up to date on what is happening. A volunteer can easily look up what opportunities are available during the time they will be in Angel Fire and where their particular skill sets are needed.

Hopefully this newly forming Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance database will be up and running within the next few weeks. At that time we will hold a village wide meeting to further explain the process. We will be looking for someone to volunteer to administer the page and organize the data base with the event holders as well as volunteers. And we intend to recognize volunteers! April is National Volunteer month, so next April 2016, once we have been working together for a year, we will have our first annual Angel Fire Volunteer Alliance Appreciation Banquet.

As a volunteer I can personally say I usually get more out of volunteering than I give! We would like to invite everyone to participate. Businesses, individuals, clubs, associations, part time residents, full time residents, committees, students, etc. etc.

Let’s all lend a helping hand and work together to make 2015 a prosperous and fun event filled year for Angel Fire. And I thank you in advance!

Here are some volunteers volunteering for some past events.











Thank you!

Upcoming Business After Hours

Save the date for these upcoming Business After Hours.

Business After Hours are great networking opportunities to meet and greet, mix and mingle and advertise your business!

You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to attend!

The Trailhead
Friday, March 20, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

H2 Uptown
Thursday, May 7, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Shuter Library
Thursday, May 28, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Wildflower Bed & Breakfast
Thursday, June 25, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Music From Angel Fire & Keller Williams Realty of Angel Fire
Thursday, August 13, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm