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Archives for September 2011

Clary Up For Adoption

ClaryClary is a 13 year old female “lap cat”, who has been micro-chipped, spayed, and de-clawed. We will need to check her vaccine record as she may need to be updated on vaccines.

Her current owners are moving to a lower elevation and are not allowed to keep their sweet cat.

If you can provide Clary with a new, wonderful home, please contact the Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital immediately at 575-377-3165.




Enchanted Circle Challenge

Enchanted Circle MapSearch and Snap your way around the Enchanted Circle Byway and win a 7-night get away!

The communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Questa, Red River, Eagle Nest, and Taos Ski Valley, along with the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial State Park in Angel Fire, are challenging you to get out of town and hit the road!

Take a photo of you and your friends/family with each of the landmarks listed below. Upload those pictures at and you’ll be entered to win a 7-night stay in the Enchanted Circle to be used in 2012!

Remember, the photos must have your group in them to qualify. Photos will be posted for all to see while the challenge is running. The Challenge ends October 30, 2011. Get all the details and rules at

Snap your photo at these landmarks:

The Angel Fire Visitor Center
3365 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial State Park
Hwy 64 (21/2 miles northeast of Angel Fire)
Angel Fire, NM

Taos Ski Valley Welcome Sign
122 Sutton Place
Taos, Ski Valley, NM

Village of Questa Clock
Intersection of Hwy 522 and Hwy 38
Questa, NM

Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center
42 Marina Way
Eagle Nest, NM

Red River Welcome Sign
Intersection of Hwy 38 and Hwy 578 (the Y)
Red River, NM

Historic Taos Inn Neon Sign
125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM

Good Luck!

Angel Fire Appraisers, Inc., Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

Angel Fire AppraisersBy Jo Mixon

This week our featured I Know Jo business is Angel Fire Appraisers, Inc.

This week I visited with the owners of Angel Fire Appraisers, Inc., Jeff and Samantha Weeks about their business. Licensed in New Mexico since 1998, Angel Fire Appraisers do appraisals over the entire northern part of the state.

Both Jeff and Samantha have lived in Angel Fire for 20 years. They are well acquainted with the growth of the Moreno Valley. Jeff remembers coming to Angel Fire as a child to ski. His parents purchased the land where the business is located on Hwy 434 in the 1980’s. They moved their family here in 1992 opening a small grocery store and Tom & Jerry’s Restaurant. Shortly afterward they went into the appraisal business and still own and operate the storage unit business located at the back of that same property.

Tom and Jerry brought Jeff into the appraisal business in 1998. He spent the next two years as an apprentice appraiser. After having completed 2500 hours and continuing his education, he became the licensed appraiser. When his parents moved back to Texas about 10 years ago, Jeff took over the practice. He decided to talk his wife Samantha into going to school to get her license in 2003 to continue the family tradition.

Angel Fire Appraiser’s work consists mainly with single-family residences. They do appraisals for estate values, tax purposes, asset evaluations, and resale values for financing purposes. They work for you as a private owner, for Appraisal Management Companies, and for banks. In fact Angel Fire Appraiser’s work for over 300 banking institutions. Jeff said that the banks usually use Appraisal Management Companies for appraisals, unless the loan is in-house, and that’s when they call him. If you need an appraisal and call, they will be glad to correspond with you to determine your needs and either point you in the right direction or set a schedule for an appraisal.

For more information give them a call at 575-377-6997.

Cimarron Canyon State Park This Weekend

Cimarron Canyon State ParkBeavers Help New Mexico!

Yes, beavers do more than chew trees and build dams. They actually help our dry state manage water supplies. Come find out how.

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

Where: Tolby Campground

Why Is That Bear Eating My Shampoo?!

Did you know bears smell food from a mile away? Find out how to keep bears (and cougars) alive and you safe!

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

Where: Tolby Campground

For more information please call 575-377-6271.

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Auction Fundraiser

Stray Hearts Animal ShelterOne full week in Breckenridge, Colorado. Stay in this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, condo overlooking the ski trails on the mountain. It also has 2 hot tubs!

Starts this Saturday, September 3, 2011 for the long Labor Day weekend through the whole week.

It’s a $1,400 value and we’re taking bids starting at $400.

People who want to bid should call Trish Hernandez at 575-741-5149.

To see the condo go to, then to Vacation Rentals, then Condos, Page 2.


Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Night Sky Warriors

Night Sky WarriorsNight Sky Warriors at Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial State Park

When: Friday, September 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Where: VVMSP Parking Lot

Come discover night sky warriors with the astronomy ranger. Explore planets, stars and constellations by telescope and laser.

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

For more information please call 505-377-2293.

2011 Arts About Town!

Moreno Valley Arts CouncilThe Moreno Valley Arts Council presents 2001 Arts About Town!

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Centro Plaza (Under the portal and in the atrium)

  • Jewelry
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Wood

This project funded in part by the Village of Angel Fire Lodgers Tax.

Angel Fire Homes Real Estate and Construction Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

Angel Fire HomesBy Jo Mixon

This week our featured I Know Jo business is Angel Fire Homes Real Estate and Construction and Angel Fire Homes Property Management.

This week I was invited to attend the Sangre de Cristo Home Builders Banquet as guests of Angel Fire Homes Real Estate and Construction. The banquet was held to honor the builders in this year’s Parade of Homes Tour and to announce the winners. Angel Fire Homes and Construction won several awards, including the highest award, “The Grand Hacienda”, for a home they built in the Valley of the Ute’s. Edd told me, “It came to fruition along with the help of many extremely talented folks from right here in Angel Fire”. It was exciting for me to hear these judges from the Santa Fe Home Builders Association speak about the high level of excellence they saw in the homes built by Angel Fire Real Estate and Construction.

Edd Geoffroy and B.J. Lindsey, began the road to becoming Angel Fire Homes and Construction in the late 1990’s when B.J. would visit his Uncle Edd and Aunt D.J at their home in Plano, Texas. They would go to job sites of residential contractors to understand the building practices of the MetroPlex, kicking around the idea of building SPEC homes in the bustling economy of north Dallas. But after the economic impact of Sept. 11, 2001, Edd was asked to liquidate the oil and gas assets he had been managing for a corporate holding company that was heavily invested in the travel industry, basically selling himself out of a job and ending a 30 year career in oil and gas exploration and production. He and B.J.’s idea had to be put on hold.

In December 2002, Eland Energy, the same family who owns the Angel Fire Resort, purchased the oil and gas assets from Edd. The late Tim Allen, in January of 2003, invited Edd & D.J. to come to Angel Fire, a place they loved and had been visiting together on a regular basis since they began dating over 40 years ago. He asked to join the team at the Resort Real Estate office to help sell the new Valley of the Ute’s development. So in March 2003 Angel Fire became their home. Approximately 3 months later B.J. and his son Cole, also made the move to Angel Fire. He brought with him a talent and a work ethic that allowed him to find work with several local builders in the years to follow.

The opportunity for Edd and B.J. to re-visit their goal of becoming a partnership was realized in early 2008 when they became Angel Fire Homes Real Estate and Construction. Soon afterward they added an office in Eagle Nest at the Laguna Vista, now run by associate broker Tom Leitch, and in 2009, they joined forces with the Eby team of real estate agents, Kyle, Barbara, and Jud, to add vacation rental and property management to the company. Kyle originally founded Resort Properties of Angel Fire in 1983 but was forced to move to Texas in 1999 to assist his aging parents. Moving back to Angel Fire in 2007, they now manage the Gold Creek Condos, where the Angel Fire Homes Property Management office is located.

Voted the “Best of Angel Fire 2011” in three separate categories, Real Estate, Construction, and Lodging, you can feel secure in employing them to meet your various real estate needs. Edd says, feel free to drop in and say hello!

For more information call 575-595-2801, 505-204-6516, or visit