April 16, 2014

Candidate Forum Tonight

This is a reminder that the candidate forum sponsored by the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce will be held tonight, February 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Angel Fire Community Center.

When: February 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Village Councilor Candidate Forum


  • Bubba Davis
  • Chuck Howe
  • Don Welker
  • Rogers Lanon

Guidelines for this forum will be as follows:

  • There will be questions that were submitted by members of community.
  • Three of these questions were emailed to the candidates prior to the forums so that the candidates would be able to prepare their answers.
  • Then there will be ten questions asked from the podium that were not emailed to the candidates.
  • Each candidate will be given 2 minutes for an introduction, 1 1/2 minutes to answer each question, and then 2 minutes each for summation in closing.
  • If time allows there will be questions permitted form the audience.

Also note that the following meet and greets that are scheduled:

Rogers Lanon
Friday, February 28, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
First National Bank
#1 First National Place

Chuck Howe
Saturday, March 1, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The Trailhead
48 N. Angel Fire Rd

Ask questions about Village government and get candidates views.

Sixth Annual Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance & BBQ

barn-danceSponsored By Holy Angels Mission Church, Angel Fire, New Mexico

When: Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Music by Kim and the Caballeros. Win $1000!

Adults are $25 and kids (ages 7-18) are $15. Children 6 and under are FREE.

Call 575-377-3332 for raffle tickets and additional information.

All proceeds go toward Holy Angels Building Fund.

Breakfast With Santa!

breakfastJoin us for a fun-filled tradition for our children, including a visit from Santa, a light breakfast, crafts, stories and goodies will be provided for the kids! For questions, please contact Shay Tibljas at 575-377-1544.

When: December 21, 2013 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Cost: Free – All children warmly invited!

Sponsored by the Village of Angel Fire.

Winter Holiday Market

Arts & Crafts vendors with a special emphasis on providing that last gift for the holiday season. Or better yet, take care of shopping for yourself and a few others to make their holidays a little brighter.

When: December 14, 2013 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and December 15, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Rd, Angel Fire, NM

Contact Tracy Orr at 575-377-3232 x 115 for more information.

Angel Fire Wellness Fair – 2013

af-wellness-fair-2013When: July 27, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Blood drive by United Blood Services. For an appointment call 877-392-4483 or go to www.unitedbloodservices.org. Blood donor walk-ins welcome from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Free breakfast burritos, door prizes and giveaways. First annual 5K run/walk benefiting the Taos Cancer Find. Meet at the Community Center between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. There is $5.00 entry fee. Please call 575-377-6303 for more information.

5th Annual Dinner Dance & Auction

dinner-dance-auctionWhen: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

  • Featuring Taos oldies band Time Machine plus live silent auctions.
  • Awards for top three oldies costumes. First price is one night at a Four Corners resort.
  • Ticket price includes dinner and dance. Full cash bar provided by Zebs.

Adults – $24
Age 7 to 17 – $15

Tickets on sale at the door, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, RBS, Angel Fire Visitor Center and Resort Properties or call Larry or JoAnn at 575-377-2743.

Presented by Holy Angels Catholic Church. All proceeds benefit the Holy Angels Building Fund.

Kids Camp

kids-campWhen: June 10, 2013 to August 9, 2013 from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Ages 5 to 12 years. $23 per day per child. Multiple child discounts. Weekly rates available.

Contact Shay Tibljas at 575-377-1544 or visit www.angelfirenm.gov for more information.

Shall We Dance

shall-we-danceSpend Your Thursday Night Dancing

When: February 21, 2013 to April 25, 2013

Adult Classes

  • Beginner Tap: 3:30 pm
  • Ballet: 4:30 pm
  • Intermediate Tap: 5:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road

Call Diane at 575-377-2443 for more information.

Breakfast With Santa

breakfast-with-santaJoin us for a fun-filled tradition for our children, including a visit from Santa, a light breakfast, crafts, stories and goodies provided for the kids!

When: December 22, 2012 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

FREE – All children warmly invited!

For questions please contact Shay Tibljas at 575-377-1544.

Sponsored by the Village of Angel Fire.

Kids Camp Says, “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Kids Camp at the Angel Fire Community Center

It’s that time of the year again when Greg, my grandson from Texas, comes to visit me for a month. We lovingly refer to this time as Camp Memaw! This summer while he’s visiting he has also chosen to attend Kids Camp. The first day he was here, upon referral from my friend Nancy Burch, who owns and operates Roadrunner Tours, we went to the Community Center to talk with Shay Tibljas about the camp. Shay, who is the Community Center Coordinator, started Kids Camp in 2010. We looked at the schedule and Greg was immediately ready to sign up!

He has attended three days this week. Under the supervision of Karen Kelly and her assistant Jake Colenda, Greg and the kids at Kids Camp have gone horseback riding with Nancy, swimming at the country club, taken an art class with Carol Rupp at White Dog Studio, been mountain biking up the greenbelt trails and at the Resort Bike Park. They also played disk golf, eurobungied, hit the climbing wall, and hiked down Heading Home. All of this in three days… kid heaven! And if you look at their calendar at www.angelfirenm.gov, you will see this is not all Kids Camp has to offer.

One of the great things about how Shay has Kids Camp set up is the parent/child option to choose the days they want to attend based around the activities planned for each day. Greg has picked out all of the days he wants to attend for his entire visit in Angel Fire. Kids Camp is open June 4 through August 9, 2012. They meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is room for up to 23 kids, ages 5 to 12. McKenna Hedgepeth and Brooke Perry are called in to help on days when the camp is full. Fees for attending are $23 per day for locals, with multiple-child discounts or a flat weekly rate. The fee includes lunch and snacks. Shay told me about the great partnerships the camp has with other venues in the village that make it possible to keep the per-camper costs down. She also said she refers those with kids ages 2 to 5 to Mountain Day Care Camp at the Resort.

Then I talked to Shay about other activities at the Community Center, which is open year round. Each month a calendar is posted on both their website and ours, with schedules for exercise classes, bridge groups, bible studies, pickle ball, open gym days and much more. She would like to get a basketball team together. If you’re interested call her at 575-377-1544. Although Shay must charge fees for usage of the Community Center, the facility is not a profit-making venue. The goal is to break even so that it can be adequately maintained and remain available for use. Call to book weddings, reunions, dances, etc.

Eventually I asked how Shay came to Angel Fire. While they were residents of Colorado, she and her high school sweetheart (now husband) Rob, decided they wanted to live and raise their children in a small mountain community. Rob’s grandmother was one of the original settlers in Eagle Nest, so he had spent many childhood summers in the area. They chose Angel Fire 10 years ago, never wanting to go anywhere else.

My advice; enroll your kids or grandkids in Kids Camp in Angel Fire this summer. They’ll make memories for a lifetime and have way too much fun!