August 19, 2019

Archives for January 2011

A Word From The Chamber

It has come to the attention of the Chamber that some of the businesses in the Moreno Valley may be misinformed on the current changes in healthcare reform. Case in point, a member had come into the Chamber recently, upset that because he could not afford health insurance, he was not insured and he believed that he would be sent to jail as a consequence. He based this assumption on the word of not one, but two business owners in Angel Fire, who told him that he would go to jail unless he and his family were insured. He was much relieved to hear that it was not true and was happy to hear about the positive changes to healthcare that are going into action and that will benefit his family. We feel it is best to keep to the facts and be well informed. In the article below is a breakdown of the actual new rules that are currently in effect and a link is provided at the bottom that link is provided at the bottom that takes you to a website provided by the Department of Health and Human Services to It is a great resource for everything you want to know about health insurance reform and the new laws in effect.

Catherine Strom

Cimarron School Board Candidate Forum

Meet the Candidates – 2 Local Forums Scheduled

The Eagle Nest and Angel Fire Chambers of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 pm.

Please join us at the Eagle Nest Community Center, located at 151 N. Willow Creek Drive in Eagle Nest, to meet the School Board candidates. Each candidate will have 5 minutes to introduce themself and share their views on issues. Candidates will be introduced in the order shown below. After each two candidate group of Positions (ie: Position 1, then Position 2, etc.) have been introduced, questions will be accepted from the audience and may be addressed to either of the candidates. Coffee and cookies will be served. The moderator will be announced soon.

Position 1

  • Ron Anderson
  • Shaylee Tibljas

Position 2

  • Valorie Garcia
  • Scott Scheaffer

Position 3

  • Robert Potter
  • Jerald S. McFall

Position 5

  • Robyn Parris
  • Frank Belichek

Meet the Candidates For School Board

The Rotary Club of Angel Fire will host a candidate forum on Thursday, January 27 at 12:00 noon.

Please join us at Angel Fire Resort for a great meeting to invite a guest. RSVP to or reply back to before 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 26.

Small Business Taxes

January 27, 2011
Las Vegas, NM
(LCC Student Services Conference Room)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This course is designed to be an introduction to the tax aspect of owning a business. It will benefit anyone who is considering getting into business or anyone who is already in business but may need to get a better grasp of the general tax structure and the responsibilities of the small business owner. The class will cover 941 reports and deposits, CRS-NM withholdings, SUI-NM unemployment, WCI fee and 940 reports. It is important for all small business owners to have a general grasp of the tax structure so as to better protect your business from liability.

Deadline to register for these workshops is January 25, 2011. Please call for fee.

Contact Information

SBDC at Luna Community College
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701
505-454-2582 (Phone)
505-454-5326 (Fax)
800-588-7232 x1759 (Toll-free)

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Eagle Nest Ice Fishing Postponed

The Eagle Nest Ice Fishing Tournament has been, at best postponed, and at worst canceled due to the lack of ice thickness. We must have at least 9 inches and we are at about 7 inches. This could also affect our Southwest Snowkite Festival which requires snow and ice. Stay tuned.

Odie Up For Adoption

OdieWe need to find a good home for my son’s dog Odie. Odie is 10 months old, neutered, and all of his vaccines are current. He is a 46# mixed breed. We already have a St. Bernard at home and unfortunately cannot keep both he and Odie. If you are interested in adopting Odie, please contact Mike Pierce or the Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital right away.

Mike Pierce

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

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.

Snow Jokes

Blizzard: 1. A storm that winterrupts traffic.

Winter: The age of shivery and shovelry.

Headline: Snow Storms May Be Precursor of Winter

Think about this: If it’s zero degrees outside today and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

It was so cold… Starbucks was serving coffee on a stick!

It was so cold… the politicians had their hands in their OWN pockets!

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbors.

How is snow white? Pretty good, according to the seven dwarfs.

A sure fire plan for snow removal: spring.

Business Brief

Are older workers worth the bother?

Their health insurance costs are higher, right? And they don’t need to work so they’re less committed, right? Those are among the conventional-wisdom drawbacks to hiring older workers. Then what’s the argument for hiring them?

According to some recent studies, there are plenty of good reasons to hire older workers, including that some of the perceived drawbacks just aren’t real, according to the studies done at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Center for Human Resources.

For instance:

  • “Because of declining health, older workers cost more than younger ones.” While older workers may take longer to recover from injuries, studies show that they use fewer sick days on the whole than their younger counterparts. And older workers’ healthcare costs are actually less because most no longer have small children as dependents on their health care plans.
  • “Productivity and performance drop as workers get older.” When it comes to job performance, older workers frequently outdo their younger colleagues, deal better with customers and have less absenteeism, less turnover and superior interpersonal skills.
  • “As people near retirement age, they have a ‘go to hell’ attitude about work.” The studies show the opposite to be true. Those who have worked past retirement age became more, rather than less, engaged and satisfied with their jobs. And in a study conducted in 2006, 60% of the 308 HR managers surveyed said that older workers are more reliable, and 59% said older workers have a stronger work ethic than younger ones.
  • “Older workers are more resistant to change and learning.” To the contrary, much of the reason older workers stick with their jobs is that they want to learn new things and avoid becoming stagnant. In the studies, older workers ranked “job challenge and learning” as a top source of satisfaction with their jobs.
  • “Older workers who stay in the workforce keep younger ones from getting jobs.” The belief is that older workers tend to jam up the career ladder for younger ones, and in general are a detriment to the success of younger workers. Except that when more people retire, governments and business are forced to finance rising pension costs and other retiree expenses, resulting in increased taxes and less money available to build businesses and hire and pay newer workers. In short, the idea that there is a fixed number of jobs is a false one.

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
  • Studio 434
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee Shop

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.