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Archives for November 2011

Breakfast With Santa

Join us for a fun-filled tradition for our children including a visit from Santa! A light breakfast, crafts, stories and goodies will be provided for the kids.

It’s FREE, all children are warmly invited.

When: Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

For questions please call Shay at 575-377-1544.

Jo Says “I Know San Francisco”, Do You?

By Jo Mixon

This week I am visiting my son Marcus in San Francisco, so “I Know Jo” will resume next week.

I am sending this early because the e-Blast company we use, Rate Point has gone out of the email business. We are switching to Constant Contact. We are in the process of transferring our contact list and getting acquainted with the new company. Some of you may be asked to re-subscribe a request to their listings.

Have a great week end! See you next week!

Taos Wish Book 2011

In December we will be featuring a special weekly holiday pull-out section in Tempo. Taos Wish Book will include articles, recipes, things to do and places to shop in Taos. There will be 2000 extra copies of Tempo printed each week that will be distributed throughout the area. Tempo contract rates apply.

We’ll Pay the Tax!

If you’re a participating business in Taos’ special Tax Free Shopping section, we’ll pay the tax on your advertising in Taos Wish Book!

  • Buy three weeks, get the 4th week FREE!
  • Buy four weeks, get the 5th week FREE pus FREE color!

For more information, contact your media specialist at 575-758-2241.

The Taos News

Angel Fire Physical Therapy Says “I Know Jo”, Do You?

By Jo Mixon

Our featured I Know Jo business of the week is Angel Fire Physical Therapy, A Division of Taos Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

When I went in to do my story with Rob Niemeier, DPT at Angel Fire Physical Therapy, I never dreamed that I would leave in a sweat! My sister has recently had surgery on her knee, so my intention was to follow her through her work out and get an idea for you about what goes on in rehab. But when I walked in the door Rob was quick to point out my poor posture and immediately began educating me on ways to correct it. I found that his goal is to educate a client on their current condition and to help them set realistic expectations and goals for recovery. He spends extra time to get the patient to understand why the exercise they are doing is beneficial to them. And he promotes homework!

Rob says most people come in with a typical amount of fear that rehab is going to be painful. And the patients I spoke with while I was there all agreed there was a degree of pain in the beginning. To remove the pain, the object is to keep doing the exercises and build core strength. With this comes the confidence to trust your body again which can be hard after an injury. Rob says he doesn’t want lifetime patients. He wants to fix the problem so people can get back to life. And he does it in a fun but serious atmosphere.

He discussed with me many different scenarios of injuries. Of course many of them are injuries from skiing, biking, and other activities we enjoy in the mountains, but some are simply age related. He went over shoulder impediments, poor posture, and loss of bone density, even the use of hormones and how they can play a part in injury. He says if you smoke, stop it. It takes a smoker’s body 1/3 longer to heal because their bones do not rebuild themselves. Weight bearing exercise helps build bone. He stressed again building core muscle strength.

He stood me on a ball and I quickly fell off. But Cindy, who works there, could stand on the ball on one foot and play catch! Cindy has worked on Ski Patrol for 30 yrs. and came to Angel Fire Physical Therapy after a skiing accident. She believed so deeply in the work accomplished that she has now been working there for about 6 months. Next he sat me on the ball and had me do crunches, I fell off again.

Then he stood me in the corner. This was a progressive balance training exercise. He says everyone should work on balance training especially when you live and play in the mountains. We walk, run, and ski on such a variety of terrain so good balance is mandatory. He wanted me to stand on one foot for one minute. I thought for sure I’d ace that one. Nope. I didn’t make it. He explained that we should be able to stand on each foot for up to 3 minutes or more on a daily basis. And to rub it in, he shared that his 80-year-old Mom could do it!

So I am now standing in the corner on a daily basis trying to work up to the goal of 3 minutes per foot. The corner provides stability when I fall.

Physicians refer 95% of the patients to Angel Fire Physical Therapy. That way rehab is covered by insurance. Rob happens to be the only PT with a Doctorate in the Moreno Valley. He was 48 years old when he decided to change careers. He wanted a job that allowed him to live anywhere in the United States. Originally from St. Louis, I asked him why he chose to move to Valle Escondido and he said, “ My wife has great hair days here.” Touché!

Angel Fire Physical Therapy, 12 Crestview Dr. Suite 1S & 2S, 575-377-1900

Taste, Spirit & Gifts Of Christmas

A Taste Of Christmas

  • Specialty Soup & Bread Mixes By Barbara Cottam
  • Gourmet Canned Items, Salts By June Owens
  • Baked Goods, Vinegars, Truffles By Linda Fogle

The Spirit Of Christmas

  • Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Ornaments By Stephanie Hamilton

The Gifts Of Christmas

  • Artwork By Stuart Hamilton
  • Original Glass By Tara Chisum

Preview Party | Friday, November 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Shopping | Saturday, November 26 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cash & Checks Only

Holiday Open House

Come join us for a holiday open house at Jacque Binford-Bell Studio & Gallery.

On display will be paintings and photography by Jacque Binford-Bell and photography by Deborah Binford Baker.

Where: 11 Llana Vista Road, Black Lake

When: November 25-26, 2011 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

We will be having green chili stew, biscochittos, and hot cider.

Angel Fired Pizza Says “I Know Jo”, Do You?

By Jo Mixon

This week’s featured I Know Jo business of the week is Angel Fired Pizza.

After venturing out across the United States in a rebuilt school bus they called home, Brice and Cat Adams decided to winter in Angel Fire before moving on in the spring. That was in 2001. Angel Fire instead became home. The first few years Cat worked at various jobs around the village but was always interested in opening her own restaurant. She had been on a bike ride with her friend Mo when they were sitting outside a local Café enjoying a sandwich. Mo looked up to the balcony above them and said I’d like to be sitting up there eating a pizza and drinking a beer. The rest is history.

Angel Fired Pizza opened it’s doors in December 2008 and you really can sit on the deck while you enjoy one of their delicious pizza’s and your choice of beer. Cat serves specialty pizza’s made with fresh ingredients. She offers a variety of toppings in combinations that you wouldn’t normally think about and the results are tasty fun! She told me that its very important to her that all the ingredients on her pizza’s are balanced. She wants you to have a sampling of every flavor in every bite. Not one flavor overpowering the other. And she serves this up on whole wheat thin crust that you can also get gluten free. The same goes for the beers and wines on her menu. Some of them are organic and gluten free. She believes in buying local and has strived to maintain beers and wines from smaller handcrafted companies as close to home as she can find them.

Angel Fired Pizza is proud of the fact that they have been green from inception. Recycling is a part of the daily operations and every employee is well trained in these areas. Cat says restaurants on a whole create so much waste, that she desires to be proactive in recycling and the Angel Fire Sustainability group has been extremely supportive in these efforts.

She maintains between 11 and 20 employees depending on the season Angel Fired Pizza is open year round. And Cat told me how much Angel Fire means to her. She feels welcomed and loved by the people here who seem to come out of the woodwork to help in times of emergency, and she really appreciates the feeling of family in this Angel Fire community.

Check out their website at for daily specials. Like them on Facebook and visit them at 3375 Mountain View Blvd. Open 3-9 Tuesday thru Sunday. For take out call 575-377-2774.

Male Kitten Up For Adoption

Available for adoption to a loving forever home! A little gray male kitten showed up at one of our client’s homes. They already have several cats so they need to find a home for this little guy. He has had his first set of vaccines and dewormer and has tested negative for FIV and Felv. He will be due for his next set of vaccines around December 5, 2011. If you can provide an excellent home for little “Spitzmaus” please contact our office and we will get in touch with our client.

Thank you!

Marcy, Hospital Manager
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Female Dog Up For Adoption

Available for adoption to an excellent owner is this female pointer, lab and pit bull mix. She is an extremely sweet and friendly dog. She likes belly rubs, car rides, sleeping on couch, and really loves being around people. She gets along fine with our 6 dogs and has been introduced to children under 6. She walks on lead well, knows sit, down and is crate trained. She will be up to date on shots and her toenails trimmed with clippers easily. She was found in Angel Fire and is probably 1 to 2 years old.

Please contact Rob Niemeier to adopt by calling 575-751-1800 or emailing

Coloring Contest!

Come draw and color Woodsey the Owl or Smokey the Bear in a kindergarten to 5th grade coloring contest!

When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: White Dog Studio in Angel Fire, New Mexico

Please RSVP to Diane Peterson at 575-377-2443.

Sponsored by the Angel Fire Garden Club.