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Archives for April 2011

Calico Up For Adoption

CalicoA neighbor of mine emailed the attached pic and the info below about a lovely calico kitty that has been coming to her house and begging for food and attention. They live near a highway and this cat is not safe; we would really like to find her a good home — she deserves it. She does appear to be pregnant and possibly close to delivery.

She’s extremely affectionate. When she is here she follows me around and sits with me. She has not gotten on my lap but will stand up against my shoulder to look in my face, and then lay down right next to me purring.

If someone wants to inquire about her, they can contact my neighbor, Jacquee’ at 575-387-6675, or me at 575-387-6190.


Anne Thomas

Restaurant Hours

Restaurant HoursPlease note the restaurant hour changes below:

  • Stonewood and Elements – Hours will remain the same throughout the Spring.
  • Legends Grill – Open daily from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • The Coffee House – Open daily from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • The Village Haus and Summit Haus – Closed.
  • The Roasted Clove – Closed from March 29 through May 19, and reopening on May 20. We will not be serving Mother’s Day brunch as we have in years past.
  • Angel Fired Pizza – Closed from March 27 through May 5.
  • Early Bird Cafe & Bakery – Open Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm and closed Sunday.
  • Pizza Stop – Open Thursday nights, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Yu Gardens Lunch Buffet – Closed until Mother’s Day, May 8.
  • Zeb’s – Open Monday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Help Wanted

Help WantedMoreno Valley Clinic

  • Part-time receptionist, 20 hours a week, medical office experience. Call 575-377-3301 for more information.


JokesQ. Did you hear about the man who was tap dancing?
A. He broke his ankle when he fell into the sink.

Q. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
A. A nervous wreck.

Q. What’s the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
A. Anyone can roast beef.

Q. Where do you find a no legged dog?
A. Right where you left him.

Q. Where do you get virgin wool from?
A. Ugly sheep.

Q. Why do bagpipers walk when they play?
A. They’re trying to get away from the noise.

Q. What’s the definition of mixed emotions?
A. When you see your mother-in-law backing off a cliff in your new car.

Recycle Ink Cartridges & Cell Phones

RecyclingHelp 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 yours off today!

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

Drop Your Packages Off At The Chamber

Drop Off PointThe Chamber is a drop off point for FedEx, UPS and FedEx Ground.

Please have your packages packed and pre-labeled for shipping.

Pick-up time is 12:00 noon Monday to Friday.

The Chamber does not supply pricing, packing material or labels. Packages are for delivery out only and can not be delivered to the chamber.

Business Brief

Business BriefThe No. 1 Reason Customers Leave
April 12, 2011 by Bob Hill

A new study reveals the most common reason customers stop doing business with a company; and it’s not about price.

The 2011 Net Promoter Industry Benchmarking study, conducted by Satmetrix, found that 22% of customers have stopped doing business with a company due to a bad customer experience.

The top three types of negative experiences were:

  1. An interaction with a rude employee
  2. Unexpected charges or fees
  3. Poor quality of products or services

The study also revealed more than 80% of customers trust recommendations from friends, colleagues or family over brand advertising or direct marketing. More than 20% claimed they research online product reviews and buyer opinions prior to making a buying decision. That, of course, means social media plays a major role in today’s buying decisions.

The bottom line: Reinforce the notion of treating every customer like royalty. There are far too many stories of minor disagreements going viral on the internet. In the digital age, every negative experience has the potential to negatively impact the company.

Source: “Study Reveals: Shift Spend to Improving the Buyer Experience,” by Tony Zambito, The Customer Collective.

50% Off Vaccines!

50% Off Vaccines!50% Off Vaccines During The Month Of April For Cats & Dogs

Just a reminder, don’t procrastinate! Call early for your pet’s appointment for their vaccines this month. In April we book about a week ahead since several client’s take advantage of 1/2 off vaccine prices (and who can blame them, that’s a great price!), but we do fill up quickly!

If you aren’t sure if your pet is due for vaccines, give us a call and we can check for you.

Call 575-377-3165 for an appointment today!

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital
Dr. Susan Gaffney D.V.M.

Angel Fire Chamber Members

Angel FireThe Village of Angel Fire is considering new regulations/requirements for seasonal/short-term itinerant vendors (food, retail, etc) wanting to do business here, and the Chamber has offered to help get input from the local business community.

Current Ordinance

ITINERANT VENDOR: Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who do not live within the community of Angel Fire that do not regularly conduct business within the village, who sell merchandise of any character, whether the delivery is made by them or not, or who shall on a transient or temporary basis bring into the village and engage in the sale of services, stocks of goods, wares or merchandise, including, but not limited to, fruits or vegetables, firewood, farm or garden produce of their own raising, or someone else’s, or vehicles for hire and offer the same to the public.

Current Regulation

A copy of the current regulations will be available in the Chamber office or we can email it to you upon request.

Please send your suggestions/comments to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce by May 6, 2011, and we will forward the combined response spreadsheet to them.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to facilitate this kind of constructive communication, so we hope to hear from you.

Sharon Schultz
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Vintage Images Wanted!

Building Eagle Nest DamVintage Images & Stories Wanted About The Moreno Valley!

Do you have old photographs, vintage postcards, diaries, deeds, letters or posters pertaining to the rich history of the Moreno Valley? Are you knowledgeable about your local history? Would you like to help preserve your community’s fascinating history?

Local resident Janet Sailor is currently compiling a photographic history of the Moreno Valley and is seeking your help! She is assembling historic images of the Moreno Valley and the stories that go with them to include in an upcoming book to be published by Arcadia Publishing, the nation’s leading publisher of local and regional history.

To share your photographs and stories, please contact Janet at 575-377-2667 or by May 1, 2011.

Help keep local history alive!

The post image is of building Eagle Nest Lake dam.