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Archives for November 2010

Chat With The Mayor At The Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Stuart Hamilton and Village Administrator, Larry Leash are making themselves available this Tuesday night (Nov. 30th) to answer questions from the public. There will be no set agenda and this is not a formal council meeting. The atmosphere will be relaxed, allowing for any topic to be brought forward, a clear difference between regular council meetings where public comments must relate to the set agenda. Participants will also be allowed more than 3 minutes to speak.

One group of locals intends to bring up the issue of the new charges for the use of the Community Center. There are some concerns regarding charges being imposed on non-profit organizations. A follow-up meeting on this issue is set for Wed. Dec. 1st at Village Hall, 3-5p.

Mayor Hamilton expects there will be questions and comments on Village finances and roads but hopes people will be open to discussing other issues that are important to them. He noted that there are many thoughtful people here in Angel Fire and he’d like to get their feedback and suggestions for improving Angel Fire.

You are encouraged to attend and let your voice be heard. Your representatives are making an effort to hear what you have to say and answer your questions. If you have concerns, now would be a good time to write them down and come Tuesday night and let the Mayor know!

“If you don’t like something change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Don’t complain.”
Maya Angelou

Thanksgiving Jokes

If April showers bring May flowers what do May flowers bring?

Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken’s day off.

Why do turkeys always go, “gobble, gobble”?
Because they never learned good table manners!

What sound does a space turkey make?
Hubble, hubble, hubble.

Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play.

Why did the Indian chief wear so many feathers?
To keep his wigwam.

Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because he had the drumsticks

What happened to the Pilgrim who was shot at by an Indian?
He had an arrow escape.

‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving,
but I just couldn’t sleep…
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned…the dark meat and white,
but I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with anticipation,
the thought of a snack became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
stuffing with gravy, green beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky
with a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie
But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees…
Happy eating to all — pass the cranberries, please.

Public School Calendar Meeting Set

A Public School Calendar Meeting will take place at 9:00 am on December 6, 2010 in the office of superintendant James Gallegos in Cimarron.

The meeting will focus on the effort to have Moreno Valley High School and the other District Schools follow the same Friday schedules for the future. This is in the hopes to avoid kids not having bus transportation and being unexpectedly dropped-off along the highway earlier than normal. It should also increase attendance and therefore funding for the schools.

5 Traits Of The Wealthy & Wise

What do most self-made millionaires have in common? These five characteristics, for starters:

They live below their means: You make money by saving money (and reinvesting it wisely). That’s why a lot of self-made moguls spent their early years living slightly below their means, and stockpiling excess cash for other investment opportunities, according to Ed Butkowsky, managing partner of Chapwood Capital Investment Management. As you begin to accumulate wealth, living below your means no longer means sacrifice. It means being modest.

They promote themselves (and their brands): If you want to get a job done, sometimes you need to do it yourself. Diplomacy and self-promotion are major keys to building a strong reputation, attracting investors and encouraging others to listen to your ideas. Self starters need to develop strong promotion and marketing skills, if they expect their brand to flourish. Use the media, use the web, use every outlet at your disposal to keep your business ideas (and yourself) in the public eye.

They overcome adversity: You don’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs. And most big-name millionaires (or billionaires) have plenty of stories about the failures they’ve absorbed throughout their careers. In many cases, it’s a case of simply staying the course and learning from your mistakes, rather than repeating them. Every investment is a risk, but the best investments are calculated risks – the type that minimize your chances of failing, and ensure the possibility of failure won’t run you dry. Or, as Conrad Hilton once put it: “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

They develop a strong backbone: Once you start to enjoy a certain degree of success, other salespeople, business execs and ambitious entrepreneurs will be coming to you, hoping you’ll invest in theirproducts or ideas. Making the wrong choices and/or entrusting your capital to someone who makes poor investments could very well sink you financially. Have a solid process that ensures you invest your money wisely, and follow every step before agreeing to invest the money you’ve earned.

They buy low, sell high: Speculate. Do your homework so you see the angles, the market potential, the comers and the goers. This is an age-old saying on Wall Street, but it applies to just about every facet of business, and life.

Source: Top 5 Tips to Build Wealth and Success,” by Peter Gorenstein and Farnoosh Torab, Financially Fit, 10/02/2010.

Enchanted Employment

Member employers, do you have any job openings? Let us know and we’ll share them!

Angel Fire Resort

  • Base Services, Housekeeping, Security, Mountain Host, Rental Shop Techs and Cashiers, Transportation, Lift Operators and Scanners, Daycare Attendants, Ski Patrol, Terrain Park Staff, Food and Beverage Positions, Ski and Snowboard School Positions. 575-377-4217

Wellness & Healing Retreats Are Scheduled

We have settled on dates for the next ten Wellness & Healing Retreats and we wanted to share those with you so you could plan ahead for when you would be able to assist us with the retreats throughout 2011. Below is the schedule for the retreats.

Once again a big “Thank You!” for your continued support and help.


Karen Kelly

2011 Retreat Schedule

  • April 2-9
  • April 16-23
  • May 7-14
  • May 21-28 (Memorial Day weekend follows)
  • June 4-11
  • June 18-25 (Wellness & Healing Golf Tournament on 6/25)
  • July 9-16
  • August 13-20
  • September 10-17
  • September 23-30

New Mexico Skiing Open For Business

Saturday November 20th marked the opening day for New Mexico Skiing. Sipapu opened its lifts at 9:00 am. This makes the seventh year in a row Sipapu has lead the way and opened our ski season in New Mexico. Don’t believe in La Nina, winter is here and snow is just around the corner!


Sipapu began making snow at 10 p.m. Monday, October 25 – this marked the earliest start in Sipapu’s snow making history. Sipapu opened Saturday, November 20; resort officials say this opening date makes Sipapu the first resort open in New Mexico. Sipapu has clenched this title for the last seven consecutive seasons.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort enters the 2010-2011 ski season as New Mexico’s fastest growing resort, yet visitors won’t have to wait in line for a lift.

Red River

The Red River Ski Area officially started making snow on November 1st in preparation for their opening on November 24th. For over 40 consecutive years the Red River Ski & Snowboard Area has opened the day before Thanksgiving to winter sports enthusiasts from around the region and this year will be no different. Red River is offering incredible early season discounts on lift tickets, lessons, and lodging. See for more information.

Ski Apache

Ski Apache the southernmost resort in the Rockies will open for business on November 25. They will be operating chair 3 and 5.

Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley will open on November 25! Lifts 1, 3, the Rueggli and the kid’s carpet will operate! Taos also has been busy since early October making snow in preparation for their annual opening.

Ski Santa Fe

Ski Santa Fe is still planning to open November 25. If that changes a decision is expected in the next few days. Santa Fe like other New Mexico resorts has been busy making snow since early November. Mother nature has not been very helpful this year but cold weather has allowed for good snow making.

Other opening dates are:

Angel Fire: December 16, 2010

Angel Fire Resort opens for winter on Thursday, December 16. Great Stay & Ski packages available. See for more information.

Pajarito: Mid December

Sandia Peak: December 18, 2010

With your Angel Fire Resort Season Ski Pass, you can visit many of these ski areas for no extra charge! Call 800-674-7463 for details.

Town Hall Meeting, You’re Invited!

Come and share your thoughts, ask questions, and hear what your Village representatives have to say.

This is your opportunity to get involved. The only way to be informed is to be there!

Tuesday November 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Angel Fire Community Center

An Enchanted Christmas

A local charities fundraiser, join us in the celebration of giving.

Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Hors d’oeuvres from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm * Cash Bar * Tree Auction (All included in the ticket price)

We invite all area businesses, as well as benevolent individuals, in the Enchanted Circle to participate in the magic of the season. Give back to your community in the full spirit of Christmas through this fabulous event by purchasing and decorating a Christmas tree to be auctioned for an area charity of your choice.

Once purchased, the trees are ready to be decorated in your selected theme. Trees will be available for decoration at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club Sunday through Tuesday, November 28-30. All proceeds from the auction of your decorated tree will go to your chosen charity. Owners of auctioned trees may take their trees the night of the event or trees may be delivered for free.

Pick from the following options:

Gold Package

  • Large tree package includes large tree to decorate, four event tickets and full-page advertising in the Chronicle Enchanted Christmas publication.

Frankincense Package

  • Medium tree package includes medium tree to decorate, two event tickets and half-page advertising in the Chronicle Enchanted Christmas publication.

Myrrh Package

  • Small tree package includes small tree to decorate, two event tickets and quarter-page advertising in the Chronicle Enchanted Christmas publication.

For more information please contact:

Angel Fire Visitor Center

Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

Contact Karen Wise or Naomi Yates for ad placement or questions!

CPR & First Aid Training Now Available

American Red Cross Training Coming To Angel Fire!

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • AED
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Wilderness First Aid

Does your organization need training?

Whether you are a large or small corporation, hospitality industry, fly fishing guide and outfitter, ski instructor, ski patrol, river guide, hunting guide, fire, police, health provider, city, county, state or federal agency like BLM, Forestry, you probably need or are required to take this training. Medicare and Medicaid funded facilities may have state and federal requirements to have current certifications.

Remember, Red Cross CPR certification is good for one year and First Aid must be renewed every three years.

Get trained, save a life. Classes are being formed now. Costs per person for CPA/AED is $50 and includes all course materials and certification card.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the First National Bank of Angel Fire.

Call 575-377-6661 to reserve your space.