August 21, 2019

Archives for July 2011

Rotary Club of Angel Fire Raffle

Express UU Bar RanchThe Rotary Club of Angel Fire is having a super drawing for a grand prize for a fully guided cow elk hunt package from the Express UU Bar Ranch. This is a two day, three night all inclusive, cow elk hunt.

Second prize is a Savage 110GXP.

Third prize is a Bowtech 300 Winmag Rifle Package Diamond Stud 29″ Bow.

$20.00 for each donation/ticket.

Contact Mike Liddle at 575-377-2811 to purchase the winning ticket and for additional information.

Moreno Valley Arts Council

Moreno Valley Arts CouncilCall For Artists!

Applications for the 2011 Arts About Town one day arts and crafts fair are now available. Pick one up at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, at the Angel Fire ArtSpace, or online at

10 x 10 booths at Centro Plaza, under the portal, inside the atrium, and other locations around Angel Fire if numbers of artists warrant it.

Head to the mountain air! Arts About Town, Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Set up at 8:00 am. Open hours 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Moreno Valley Arts Council, Inc.
PO Box 335
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Angel Fire Road Runners’ Club Kids Summer Track Program

Angel Fire Road RunnersDates: Tuesdays & Thursdays in July, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Softball Fields in Angel Fire, (Will move to new fields when available)

Registration: Beginning of every session

Cost: $25 1st child, $15 2nd Child, $40 max cost family (price is for the month)

July 30th, Saturday: Track club concludes with a Mini-Olympics (T-Shirt to participants).

Events include: sprint, medium distance, hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus & javelin.

Contact: Michael Martinez – 575-377-2271

Angel Fire Garden Club Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

Angel Fire Garden ClubBy Jo Mixon

This week we are featuring new Chamber members, the Angel Fire Garden Club, and on Monday morning I attended the monthly meeting. I spoke with President Diane Peterson as well as last year’s President Fannie Mackie. Organized and federated in 1991 with 14 members, the Angel Fire Garden Club has grown into the largest Garden Club in the state of New Mexico with over 60 active members! Their primary goal is to provide education and to help preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our mountain environment. But these members get down and dirty! Much of the beautification projects in and around Angel Fire are through the efforts and hard work of these dedicated volunteers. They lovingly care for three signature gardens in the Moreno Valley area; the median on North Angel Fire Rd. which they landscaped, provided the bugling elk statue through a generous donation, and continue the upkeep and maintenance; the Blue Star memorial garden at the David Westfall Foundation’s Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, which is dedicated to all veterans; and the butterfly garden behind the library, established in 2001 when the new Shuter Library opened.
Last year the Angel Fire Garden Club also began sponsoring the Ponderosa Pine Jr. Garden Club. It is open to boys and girls of all ages.

On Saturday, July 23rd they will hold their annual Angel Fire Garden Club Tour, Luncheon, and Silent Auction. The tour will begin with registration at the Visitor Center between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Participants will be given maps of the gardens included on the tour. This year each garden will feature a local artist painting during the tour. Then from 12:30 to 2:00 the luncheon and silent auction are being held at The Roasted Clove. This silent auction is the Angel Fire Garden Club’s biggest fund raiser for the year. The tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours soon! You can pick them up at the Visitor Center or purchase from a Garden Club member.

For more information call 575-377-2443 or attend the monthly meeting, the 2nd Monday of the month. For locations check the Chronicle.

Becka Up For Adoption

BeckaBecka is a one year old, non-spayed female bearded collie. She is great with kids and other dogs and loves to run and play. If you can adopt Becka please call the Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital today at 575-377-3165. Thank you!

Stage 3 Fire Restrictions Still In Effect

Carson National ForestStage 3 fire restrictions are still in effect for Carson National Forest. Stage 3 fire restrictions mean that the forest is off limits to ALL activities, including off-roading, hiking, biking and horseback riding. For further information please call 877-864-6985.

“Public safety is and will always be our top priority,” said Tommy Mutz, Division Director for New Mexico State Parks. “We will reopen to the public when sufficient precipitation is received to adequately reduce extremely dry conditions and reduce the risk of wildfire.”

  • No building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, wood or charcoal burning stove or grill in dispersed areas. Propanoves and grills are allowed in Developed Recreation Sites.
  • Smoking is allowed only in vehicles or inside buildings.
  • No possession or discharging of any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device. Fireworks are always banned from the National Forest
  • No use of any explosives.
  • No chainsaw use or other internal/external combustion engine use between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All internal or external combustion engines must have a spark-arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order.
  • No welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  • No motor vehicle use off-road on federal lands, except when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway. This includes ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles. The Track Fire was thought to have started by an off-roading ATV.

Violating any state law, that specifically concerns burning, fires, or that which is for the purpose of preventing or restricting the spread of fire.Violations of these regulations is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both.

State Parks

Morphy Lake, Coyote Creek and Cimmarron Canyon State Parks will be closed due to extreme fire danger.

RE/Max Bella Tierra Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

RE/Max Bella TierraBy Jo Mixon

RE/Max Bella Tierra of Angel Fire

This week the team at RE/MAX Bella Tierra invited me to be their guest at their annual appreciation cook-out. Owners Mike and Rita Larson were slaving over the grill, serving up the goodies. As I walked around and talked with the multitudes of people enjoying this warm hospitality, each one had rave reviews of why they are loyal clients and friends of each of the 11 agents and brokers at RE/MAX Bella Tierra. Most said they come to this event every year.

After the generous lunch, the team scattered to various properties for open houses. I was given a map, went to get my sister, and headed out for a tour. We visited with the homeowner, John, at one of the houses listed. His log cabin on the golf course is featured in the photos below. It has been completely re-modeled, has 3000 sq. ft of living space and another room with full bath added over the garage. It was so much fun to see these beautiful homes. If you missed this tour on Sunday, they would be happy to give you a personal showing!

Mike and Rita started coming to Angel Fire and Red River in the early 1970’s. They always dreamed of living in this area full time. In 2002, their good friends, Bill and Carolyn Granger called to say they would be retiring the following year and asked the Larson’s if they were interested in buying their Real Estate and Home Care Business. So Mike & Rita decided to make their dream a reality, leave the hustle and bustle of Dallas/Fort Worth and move here permanently in 2003. Then in 2006 they purchased the RE/MAX franchise becoming RE/MAX Mountain Realty. Two years later they merged with Bella Tierra of Angel Fire and became RE/MAX Bella Tierra. Having grown from 2 agents at that time to the current 11 agents, they tell me they are now the largest real estate agency in Angel Fire with approximately 250 active listings. This team of friendly, knowledgeable, service oriented agents and brokers consist of Peggy Scharff, Stuart Hamilton, Tara Chisum, Stephanie Hamilton, Vicki Lanon, Rita Larson, Michael Larson, Lisa Sanchez, Brenda Johnson, Addie Butts, Charlotte Slater, Rogers Lanon, and Larry Jarrett.

For more information call 575-377-1919 or visit

Roadrunner Tours Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

Roadrunner ToursBy Jo Mixon

The “ I Know Jo” campaign at the Angel Fire Chamber is well under way. As the new membership manager, I really want to get to know you! If you are a member and would like to be the featured “ I Know Jo” business of the week, invite me over and market your business! You’ll get a featured write up in our newsletter and also on our website! This week our featured “ I Know Jo” business of the week is Roadrunner Tours.

Those of you who know me already, know that I was a Texas girl, born and raised in the Texas panhandle. Horse country. But I have to admit until last Saturday I had only been on a horse twice in my life, unless you count the times in my dreams.

Nancy Burch, owner of Roadrunner Tours changed this when she invited me & my grandson Greg out last week-end to ride horses. My heart was racing more when Gunter and Mark, the trail guides, introduced me to Bullet, the horse they had picked out for me, than it was while rafting the Rio Grande a few weeks ago! Bravely I mounted this beautiful horse, absorbed the riding and safety instruction, and settled in for the trail ride. It was a great adventure! We rode through Camp Elliott Barker, passing Nancy on the trail as she led a group of girl scouts on horseback. When we rode back to the stables, Nancy was working with the horses and girl scouts within the corralled stable arena.

Not only does Roadrunner Tours offer the daily horseback rides through mountain and forest trails of the scenic Sangre de Cristo mountains, peaceful sunset dinner rides, over night family adventures, horse drawn carriage rides, and full service elk hunts, Nancy also partners her time, talent, and horses with the girl scouts, the Veteran’s Wellness Retreats, the UUBar Ranch, and the historic Cimarroncita Bed & Breakfast Ranch to mention a few.

On Sunday Greg & I went on a second ride, this time with Nancy. To my delight I wasn’t one bit anxious. Nancy talked of always wanting a horse as a child and now she has over a hundred. Her horses are all trustworthy and responsive. At Roadrunner they take the time to match a horse and rider so that both will have an enjoyable experience. Greg & I have become part of the hundreds of thousands of lives who have been touched by Nancy and her horses since 1978. Why not spend a morning, an afternoon, a day, or a couple of days and take a ride yourself? For more information call Roadrunner Tours at 575-377-6416 or visit

Eagle Nest Fireworks Postponed

FireworksDuring the strategic planning session for the annual 4th of July Fireworks over Eagle Nest Lake sponsored by the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce, it was determined to postpone the 2011 4th of July Fireworks because of extreme fire danger. The overriding concern is for the safety of our visitors, residents and neighboring communities. Those attending the planning session included representatives of the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce, Village of Eagle Nest, Eagle Nest Volunteer Fire Department, Moreno Valley Fire Department, Angel Fire Fire Department, Colfax County Sheriff’s Department, NM State Parks, and several concerned citizens. After viewing a slide show showing conditions at the fireworks staging area and extensive discussion concerning the problems/hazards created by drawing possibly thousands of spectators, the decision was unanimous – discharging fireworks under the present extremely dry conditions would pose unreasonable danger to property and life. There remains an extreme fire danger throughout the Moreno Valley, and the threat of wildfire will remain extremely high until significant rainfall arrives.

The other festivities to include the annual Fireman’s Barbeque, the Parade at 2:00 pm, the Native American Expo, Vendors in the Park, The Junior Chamber Fair and Dance, the Kite Festival at the Eagle Nest Lake State Park will all continue and everyone is invited.

Lynda Perry
Village of Eagle Nest
575-377-2486 (o)
575-224-0043 (c)