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Archives for July 2011

Carson National Forest Back To Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Angel Fire Chamber of CommerceTaos, NM, July 29, 2011 – Due to recent rains and better fuel moistures, the Carson National Forest will go back to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning at noon Friday, July 29, 2011.

Stage 1 fire restrictions include the following:

  1. No building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, wood or charcoal burning stove. Campfires are allowed in fire grills and grates provided by the Forest Service in developed recreation sites. Gas and propane stoves, lanterns or heating devices are permitted providing such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety.
  2. 2. Smoking is allowed only in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all grass and debris.

Some areas do remain closed due to either construction or revegetation work. The Augua Piedra Campground off of US 518 is closed for construction. Forest Road 703 through Amole Canyon and the Tia Maes Trail remains closed for the revegetation in vicinity of the Osha Fire. Cabresto Campgrounds and Cabresto Lake remains off limits to the public until August 31from the junction of Forest Roads 134 and 134A to a point immediately above Cabresto Dam and Reservoir, including trails and roads due to construction activities in preparation for next year’s dam reconstruction.

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

The public is welcome to visit, hike, and camp on the Carson National Forest but should follow all Stage 1 Restrictions and additional closures.

Please be patient as some areas need to have gates opened and that takes a while, thanks.

For more information call 877-864-6985 or visit or for all State and Federal recreation sites in New Mexico.

Live Theatre At Frontier Square

The Moreno Valley Arts CouncilThe Moreno Valley Ars Council is pleased to present live theatre in cooperation with The Space Theatre of Taos and Angel Fire Resort.

When: August 12, 13 & 14, 2011

Where: Frontier Square (Next door to the Visitor Center)

Sponsors and volunteers are needed. Call 575-377-6273 now to sign up or donate. We need you!

Our mission is to foster rural economic development by promoting the Arts and Humanities in order to enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.

The Moreno Valley Arts Council is a 501(C)3 not for profit organization.

Night Sky Warriors

TelescopeCome discover the warriors of the night. We’ll use a telescope and laser to explore planets, stars, and constellations.

Dress warmly! Please dim car lights. Other telescopes welcome!

Where: Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial State Park Parking Lot

When: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Cloudy? Program goes! Rain? No show.

For more information please call 505-377-2293.

Hatcha’s Grill Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

Hatcha's GrillJo Mixon

This week our featured I Know Jo business is Hatcha’s Grill.

Yum is the most prominent thought that comes to my mind with our featured business this week, maybe double Yum! Owners Dominic Serne and Geno Martinez acquainted me with the reason why they are so well known. Their family run restaurant is a labor of love stretching back for four generations. They still believe in their Grandma’s adage, “a love for cooking is in our blood… esta’en el mano…”(it’s all in the hands). And they’ve added, “…it is the hand that is connected to the heart, which loves to cook”.

I had the pleasure of tasting two of their signature family recipes; Grilled Avocado and Calabacita Nacho’s. Mmm, Mmm, Mmm! What a delicious treat.

Eugenio, “Hatcha” Martinez, Geno’s father and Dominic’s grandfather, had a vision to offer a place where everyone could come in and feel like family, as if they were going to a friend’s home for a meal. He ran Hatcha’s in Mora on this concept. Having spent many, many years in Mora, Hatcha wanted to branch out. Dominic and Geno knew there wasn’t another specialty Mexican food restaurant in Angel Fire, so here they are.

Cooking at Hatcha’s Grill begins at 7:00 a.m. They open at 10:00 am, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The chiles are made fresh every morning, as well as all of the food at Hatcha’s Grill. While I was there I spoke with a few folks eating on the patio from various locations in Texas. They wanted me to say that they always made it a point to eat at Hatcha’s Grill while they are in New Mexico. They love the food served up from this kitchen.

Hatcha’s Grill offers a complete line of original Mexican food recipes as well as many American dishes. A few more of the favorites served are blue corn enchiladas, chopped steak dinner, and the rib-eye sandwich. Stop on over, the food’s fresh and tasty!

Located at 3453 Mountain View Blvd. Suite D, in Angel Fire, NM or call 575-377-7011, tell them Jo from the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce sent you.

Angel Fire Garden Tour

Angel Fire Garden ClubVisit 5 beautiful gardens in Angel Fire and Black Lake. Tour only tickets available. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Tour plus (includes lunch) sold out – call for cancellations.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2011

Where: Hosted by Angel Fire Garden Club

For more information please call 575-377-9917.

Learn How To Contact ET

Learn How To Contact ETAlien Contact. Presented by Todd Michael.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Where: Elkhorn Lodge, 3377 Mountain View Blvd., Angel Fire, NM 87710

Prizes, auctions and refreshments.

General admission is $16.00. Admission $12.00 for 60+, under 18, military and first responder.

Half price admission to ASPE members.

For more information please visit

Angel Fire ArtSpace Reception

Angel Fire ArtSpaceJuly 4 Friday Reception

When: Friday, July 22 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire ArtSpace, 3407 Highway 434

Come out and enjoy live music and fine art!

For more information please call 575-377-6273.

Business After Hours

Angel Fire Police DepartmentThe next Business After Hours is Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This BAH is sponsored by the Angel Fire Police Department to introduce their new location! It’s in the Enchanted Home Design Center behind the Post Office.

3465 Mountain View Blvd.
Suite 3

For more information please call 575-377-3214.

Angel Fire Resort’s Disc Golf Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

Angel Fire Resort Disc GolfBy Jo Mixon

Angel Fire Resort’s Disc Golf

This week’s story was a real treat, as I was introduced to disc golf at the Angel Fire Resort by course designer, Donald Dorrell. This is the first full year of offering this family based fun! According to Donald, disc golf is the one of the fastest growing recreational sports in America.

Even the trip up was fun. It was the first time I had ridden the Chili Express up to the top of the mountain without my ski’s on! I was surprised at the amount of people on the mountain. Hikers, bikers, and disc golfers. Donald met me at the top and began explaining the rules. Disc golf uses the same rules as PGA golf but instead of golf clubs and a golf ball it is played with flying disc’s or Frisbee’s. The first tee pad is behind the Summit Haus, so we walked over and began to play. Donald showed me how to hold the disc and throw it. Lessons from him could prove valuable as he has been competing professionally in disc golf for seven years.

We threw our disc’s from the tee pad towards an elevated basket in the distance. After which we hiked to where it landed and continued on down the fairway, throwing again at the basket until we completed each hole. The Angel Fire Resort boasts the highest elevated 18 hole disc golf course in the US with all holes above 10.000 feet. It meanders through spectacular mountain forest, with breathtaking scenery. Plus the trees and terrain make it more challenging than that of a flat sea level course.

Disc golf at the Angel Fire Resort is free but you do have to purchase a lift ticket. Disc rental and course maps are available at the ticket office at the base of the Chili Express.

Whether you are a serious competitor or just wanting to share a leisurely game with family or friends, I recommend that you give it a try! I know I’ll be playing again soon.

For more information check out their website at or call 575-377-4383.

Grand Opening Of Allen Fields At The Angel Fire Sports Complex

Angel Fire Sports ComplexThe Village of Angel Fire announced today substantial completion of the first phase of their new Sports Complex. Named Allen Fields after the family that donated the property for the project, this mult-sport playing surface consists of two softball fields, one international sized soccer field and two U-12 soccer fields. The first of its kind in the Moreno Valley, Angel Fire is hopeful the project will be an economic generator to the town’s economy by attracting athletic tournaments, training camps, and high altitude training in addition to servicing the needs of the community. The Allen Fields project was a design/build collaboration between Lone Mountain Construction and Shaw Sportex. The Grand Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Schedule of Events

10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Coed Softball Game with the Angel Fire Men’s & Women’s Softball Team

11:00 am – 12 noon

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Community Thank You
  • Free Hot Dogs

12 noon – 1:00 pm

  • MVHS High School Soccer Game

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Youth Soccer Game

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Open Fields

Join us for a fun-filled day of outdoor sports activities at Allen Fields at the Angel Fire Sports Complex! Bring your family and friends for a friendly pick-up game of softball or soccer.