May 29, 2017

Moore Excavation Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Jo on work site with Kyle Moore of Moore Excavation

When a new home, business or any other facility is built, Moore Excavation is the man you want first and last on your job! I was on site while Kyle Moore and his crew were completing a back fill on a new home site. He explained to me, when contracted, the first thing they do is site prep. They clear the land of trees, rocks or any other obstacle and prepare the site for the build. Next, for this particular job, they cut a flat for the building and will dig footers. They can also dig for all the underground utilities and the septic system. After they are finished, the concrete guys come in to fill the footers and lay the foundation. Once more, Moore Excavators arrives to do the back fill on the entire area so that the building contractor can come in for the actual build.

When the build is complete, again Moore Excavators will come back for the final clean-up and to put in the driveway. Most of this, I did not know. I learned that excavation services are much more detailed than just digging holes! Moore Excavation will do residential or commercial work, no job is too small or too large. It includes general excavation, septic systems, driveways, gravel, retaining walls, check for underground leaks, and snow removal. Kyle has 20 years of experience, for all of your excavation needs. He loves serving the Moreno Valley and all of its owners.

In conversation with Kyle, he shared with me that he is a fourth generation Moreno Valley local, meaning he is raising a fifth generation family. His great Grandparents settled in Black Lake, well before Angel Fire was ever on the map. His families homestead, where his mother was born, is still partially standing today.

Deciding not to leave the Moreno Valley after graduating, Kyle worked for other excavation companies and in the winter season, he worked nights at the Angel Fire Resort, grooming the ski runs and blowing snow. After becoming a family man, working nights was hard. He wanted to be able to spend more time with his wife and daughters, ages 4 and 14. So when the opportunity arose in 2013, he and wife Cindy decided to take that leap of faith and go into business for themselves. Cindy is the office manager and Kyle does the hard labor. Cindy said, “He has always loved big equipment and playing in the dirt! So we made it work.” She told me he won first place in a Heavy Equipment Rodeo in Albuquerque. He is in his element. Going into business for yourself can be very scary. But with the support of the community and lot of hard work, it has been a good thing for the Moore’s. Plus Kyle is living every little boys dream, making a living while playing in the dirt!

Give them a call at 575-224-1161 for all of your excavation needs!

And you can follow them on Facebook at

Moore Excavation
We Dig New Mexico!

Quarterly Chamber Membership Breakfast Meeting

Loosen your tie, let your hair down and join the Chamber and other business professionals at Business After Hours.

When: May 9, 2017 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: 3407 Mountain View Boulevard in the foyer of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce in Centro Plaza

Also, mark your calendar for these quarterly membership meeting dates.

  • August 22, 2017
  • November 14, 2017

This casual but sophisticated event allows local business people to connect and network while enjoying refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. One of the Chamber’s primary missions is to create mutually-beneficial connections between local business people. The Business After Hours events are one of the ways in which this mission is fulfilled.

It gives local businesses visibility, and allows them to network in an informal setting, while enjoying fabulous refreshments. It is also an excellent way for new businesses to introduce themselves to the local business community. And there are always door prizes! No registration needed.

We are excited to get the Business After Hours Summer Series events underway.

If you would like to signup for a Business After Hours please call 575-377-6353.

Chamber Cash Mob

Call For Mobsters!

We need at least 20 shoppers to sign up for us to have a successful Cash Mob season. To date, 5 mobsters have signed up and we need at least 15 more!

Cash Mob for Spring 2017 has been canceled. We did not have enough Mobsters signup. Thank you.

Why We Cash Mob

Many of our local businesses stay open to serve locals and guests during the off season. This can be hard on these businesses just to pay overhead. We like to show as much appreciation to these businesses as possible. Cash Mob months are April, May, October and November.

The Chamber signs up as “Mob-ees”, all of the members who are open during the Cash Mob months, ie restaurants, stores, artist studios, etc.

How We Cash Mob

A Cash Mob is called once every 10 days to 2 weeks during the Cash Mob months. The Chamber asks at least 20 people sign up to be “Mobsters”. Mobsters agree they will go to the business assigned for that Cash Mob and spend at least $25.00 to show appreciation. Therefore if at least 20 mobsters arrive on the day of the Mob, that local business will receive a bump in revenue! (Mobsters are alerted to the Cash Mob date and location in advance by text message, email or phone call)

Not signed up because you are traveling? Not to worry. you can still be a Mobster. It is simple. If you are not in town during one or more of the Cash Mobs, simply call the business we are Mobing, give them your credit card number and ask for a gift certificate.


Call 575-377-6353 for more information.

Cash Mob Returns To Angel Fire

Join The Chamber Mobsters!

What is a Cash Mob? And who are the Chamber Mobsters? Glad you asked! A Cash Mob is a Flash Mob only instead of singing and dancing we spend money! In November 2014 at the quarterly Chamber membership meeting we rolled out this program designed to give support and a financial boost, during the between seasons, to our local small businesses. It helps the businesses, it makes people happy, Mobsters get to buy great stuff for themselves or others at local retail businesses, simply taste or stuff themselves at local restaurants, or purchase gift certificates for services provided. You’ll have a great time if you sign up to be a Chamber Mobster. Then you may want to pat yourself on the back afterward for supporting your community! It is a positive win-win program!

There are two categories to the Chamber Mobster Program.

The First Category: Cash Mob-ee

This category is for Chamber business members only. Any member who would like to have a Cash Mob visit their business may sign up. (If you are not a member, come to the Chamber and fill out an application, we’d love to have you join!)

The Second Category: Cash Mobsters

This includes anyone, member or non-member, who wants to participate in the actual Cash Mob. These people all agree, when a Cash Mob is randomly called, they will show up at the business who has been selected and spend at least $25.00 in their establishment. More, if you are so inclined! The idea is to benefit the mob-ee financially. If 20 people sign up and keep their promise to participate, the business is guaranteed at least a $500.00 day! If you are going to be out of town during some of the mobs, you can still purchase gift certificates from them. (Please note that mob-ees all agree to be a mobster, too.)

How It Works

We put the name of every business who has signed up in the Mob-ee category into a hopper and randomly choose a name every 10 days to two weeks. We will then contact the winner and ask for the best day a cash mob may visit their place of business that week. Next we will contact, by text or phone call, all of the Mobsters. We will give you the Business name, the date, and time frame the cash mob will happen. All Mobsters agree to go to the business anytime during the official Cash Mob time frame, spend at least $25.00 and wish the business well!

The program has been a great success. We are asking that you sign up now by emailing

Leave your name, your business name if you wish to be mobbed, and your phone number. Also your preference as to how we will alert you… a phone call or a text message.

Cash Mob 2017 will officially begin the first week of April and will continue through May. We’ll break for the summer and start again in mid-September through November. Please join us in promoting our local member businesses and help provide an economic stimulus in Angel Fire! Bring your friends and their money too!

So the first cash mob in 2017 will be… DRUM ROLL

Tamale Cook Off And Festival

This is the second ever New Mexico tamale cook-off!

Tamale tastings are from 1:00 am to Noon. Tickets are 5 for $5.00 plus receive a People’s Choice ticket so that you can vote for your favorite tamale.

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tamale Cook-off Competition, Tamale Eating Contest, Tamale History, Wally & Molly Tamale Contest, Kids Zone, Arts & Craft Vendors, Entertainment, Food, Beer, Wine & More!

To enter as a contestant, reserve a vendor booth or obtain further information please call 575-377-6353.

Did You Know?

Did you know as a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, your business becomes part of a strong advocacy team of businesses all around the Enchanted Circle who stand together? It is the Legislative Policy of the Angel Fire Chamber to be not only reactive, but proactive in the federal, state and local political arena. In general, we will confine ourselves to those issues that affect the health and welfare of the business community, but on occasion, will become involved in community issues that are broader in nature. The Chamber of Commerce has a major impact on the business and the future growth of the community.

There are two primary functions of a Chamber of Commerce:

1. It acts as a spokesperson for its business and professional members and translates into action the group thinking of its members.

2. It renders specific services and acts as an advocate for its members in a way that is most effectively done by an organization rather than by independent businesses on their own.

The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Members Breakfast Meeting

Enjoy burritos and coffee while we have a short informative Chamber member meeting and guest speakers from the Angel Fire Resort.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

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

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization made up of businesses and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting one another, as well as the positive promotion of the civic, commercial and social well-being of the community. These members join to become part of a strong team of business who stand together. The Chamber of Commerce has a major impact on the business and the future growth of the community.

There are two primary functions of a Chamber of Commerce:

1. It acts as a spokesperson for its business and professional members and translates into action the group thinking of its members.

2. It renders specific services and acts as an advocate for its members in a way that is most effectively done by an organization rather than by independent businesses on their own.

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 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