November 11, 2019

Archives for January 2011

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Participating Businesses Offering Discounts

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee Shop
  • The Pizza Stop
  • Aldura
  • Resort Properties

Enchanted Employment

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

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

  • Office and Membership Manager, full-time position. Send cover letter and resume to, full position available by request.

Bank of America

Cottams Angel Fire

  • Ski shop personnel. Duties include fitting boots, ski teching, selling retail, etc. Fill out application at 40 N. Angel Fire Rd. or call 575-595-5503.

Save Money On Ink Cartridges

Help us raise funds through recycling.

  • It’s fun
  • It’s easy
  • It helps the environment

Recycle your empty inkjet cartridges and old cell phones today.

Drop your off today!

For more information check out the Planet Green Recycle Web site.

Take Pride In Your Village!

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce License Plate Frames
– Only $10 Each

Perfect for gifts, stocking stuffers, giveaways, promotional items and more!

Available in 2 color styles. Ask about our multiple purchase discounts!

Retailers, Realtors & Business Owner Special!

Quantities of 10 or more are available at a discount rate for resale in your place of business.

Call 575-377-6661 for details.

Host A Business After Hours Party

Business After Hours

  • Having a sale?
  • Offering new products or services?
  • Grand opening or anniversary?
  • Just looking for a reason to throw a party?

As a member in good standing you are eligible to host this event that will introduce both the Chamber and local communities to your business.

Business After Hours events are highly attended and entertaining.

Call to book it now!

Get on the schedule for 2011! Reserve your space now, call 575-377-6661.

Winter Jokes

Bob and his wife live in a big city. One winter morning while listening to the radio, they hear the announcer say, “We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through.” Bob’s wife goes out and moves her car.

A week later while they are eating breakfast, the radio announcer says, “We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through.”

Bob’s wife goes out and moves her car again.

The next week they are having breakfast again, when the radio announcer says “We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park………..” then the electric power goes out.

Bob’s wife is very upset, and with a worried look on her face she says, “Honey, I don’t know what to do.” Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snowplow can get through?

With the love and understanding in his voice like all men who are married to Blondes exhibit, Bob says, “Why don’t you just leave it in the garage this time?”

Angel Fire Resort News

Big Ol' Texas WeekendAngel Fire Resort is bringing back Big Ol’ Texas Weekend for the seventh consecutive year. This year’s weekend celebration highlights the Charlie Lucas Band, Lonestar themed events such as the Big Texan Steak Eating Challenge, Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and reduced priced lift tickets for Texas residents.

“Texans make up half of all our visitors,” says Dave Dekema, director of marketing for Angel Fire Resort. “They drive all night to get here, ski all day, they’re fun and they come back often. They refer to us as the ski slopes in their back yard. This is one small way of saying thanks to them for making us their mountain.”

The following is the complete schedule of events.


  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Face Painter on the Base Area Deck
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Coca Cola Base Camp – Winter X Games Party. Come Watch the Men’s Snowboard Big Air Final on the big screen
  • 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Live Music with John Haydon Todd in Legends Grill
  • 6:00 pm – Friday Knight Lights Rail Jam Practice and warm-up
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Registration for Texas Hold ‘Em – Free to play. Located in conference rooms on the 2nd floor of The Lodge
  • 7:00 pm – Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament presented by The Big Texan – Located in conference rooms on the 2nd floor of The Lodge. Win great prizes from The Big Texan and Angel Fire Resort.
  • 7:00 pm – Friday Knight Lights Rail Jam – Presented by Experience Snowboards. Located at the base of Exhibition.
  • 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Live Music with the Charlie Lucas Band in the Village Haus


  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Face Painter on the Base Area Deck
  • 1:00 pm – The Big Texan Steak Challenge – Located on the mid-level deck of the base area. Enjoy sampling and watch as contestants try to finish a 72oz steak and all the sides within an hour. To be a contestant, enter online at for your chance to compete.
  • 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Live Music with the Charlie Lucas Band in the Village Haus
  • 7:30 pm – Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance & BBQ – Angel Fire Community Center

Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance & BBQ

Boot Scootin' Barn Dance & BBQSponsored by Holy Angels Mission Church.

When: Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Music by Kim and the Cabelleros.

Call 575-377-3332 for additional information.

All proceeds go toward Holy Angels Building Fund.

Current Events

Valentine's DaySay “I Love You!” the right way this Valentine’s Day!

Now taking Valentine’s Day orders!

Call 575-418-0161 to place your order today!

All orders must be placed by Sunday, February 6 for guaranteed Valentine’s Day delivery!

Located in the Cove Arts Building, 12 Crestview Dr, Suite 10E

Business Brief

Healthcare Reform Is Officially Here

Just in case the date slipped your mind, the first wave of healthcare reform regulations became effective September 23, 2010. Here’s a quick refresher course on the new rules.

First, a caveat: If your company offers a calendar year plan, the changes have taken effect January 1.

A brief rundown of the new rules:

  • Plans can’t deny coverage due to a pre-existing condition to children under age 19. A similar provision for adults will become effective in 2014.
  • Insurers can’t rescind an employee’s coverage for virtually any reason, except when the worker has engaged in fraud.
  • Lifetime dollar limits on coverage are now prohibited.
  • OB/GYNs and pediatricians get primary care physician status. That eliminates the need for patients to get prior authorization from the insurance carrier.
  • No more prior authorizations for emergency room services.
  • Dependents must be covered until age 26. And those dependents no longer have to be students, or disabled; they can even be married.
  • Employers are on the hook for preventive care. Companies can’t impose co-pays or deductibles on such things as mammograms, colonoscopies and other measures designed to catch serious conditions early.
  • Insurers are required to set up a more patient-friendly claims appeals process. And while a claim is being appealed, the insurer can’t hold up payments on subsequent claims.

For the official word on the new requirements, check out