August 22, 2019

Archives for November 2011

Angel Fire Chamber Member Dinner

The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce want you our members to know how much we truly appreciate you! Join us for a night of fun as we give thanks for your continued support. Let’s party!

What: Dinner of Thanks

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Zeb’s Restaurant & Bar

Due to limited seating and the need to know how many dinners to prepare, please RSVP to to or 575-377-6353 no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

Sponsored by International Bank of New Mexico and Valley Market.

Mountain Reservations Says “I Know Jo”, Do You?

By Jo Mixon

This week’s featured I Know Jo business of the week is Mountain Reservations at the Angel Fire Resort.

Did you know that the Resort has a brand new department whose sole purpose is to set reservations for any and all of the activities on the ski slopes? It starting last year with a bang and had huge success. The Resort decided to split the reservations department into two totally separate functioning entities. Lodging and room reservations remain in the main lodge, but beginning on Nov. 1st of each year, the reservations for Children’s Ski & Snowboard School, Adult Ski & Snowboard Lessons, and all rentals for Slopeside Sports are now generated out of the office of Mountain Reservations. Under the leadership of Robin May, Ski & Snowboard School Director, this department hits the ground running and the phone lines are open.

This year Pam Dragoo has moved into the manager position of Mountain Reservations. She has hired a crew of six vacation planning customer service experts that include; Debbie Hedgepeth, who has been with the Angel Fire Resort for 3 years, Anna Roth, who celebrates her 1 year anniversary in Dec. and new employees Jamee Simmons, Brenda Perez, Julie Mannon, and Jordyn Bauler. They are located on the middle deck at the base of the mountain under the sign “Reservation Pick-up”.

The Mountain Reservations Department not only sets up the reservations that generate the bulk of the winter season revenue for the Resort, they also print all of the paperwork and lift tickets that are attached to each one of these reservations. They are educated in all details of each class and rental offered so that they are able to personalize and meet the needs of each of their guests. Their main goal is to help provide these guests with a stress free enjoyable vacation stay in Angel Fire. They handle all online reservations as well. They package and organize all of their paperwork and lift tickets and deliver to each of the departments on the mountain on a daily basis throughout the entire ski season. And they print lift tickets and packages for the majority of all the other departments in the Resort. Plus they operate 2 call windows where the guests of the Resort can pick up their reserved lift tickets and lesson coupons without having to stand in another line.

Wow, did you know all that? Hats off to these ladies! If you need to reserve your spot for this season whether it be rentals, private lessons or getting that grandchild in children’s ski & snowboard school, give them a call. The sooner the better because those slots fill up fast!

For more information call 800-633-7463 and ask for Mountain Reservations or visit their website at

Calling All Flakes 2011

Join us in the Blue Parking Lot of Angel Fire Resort as we raise our glasses and our voices in a celebration to welcome the snow!

Free admission – Donate a non-perishable food item and receive a free hotdog, chips and soda!

Live music – Donohoe & Grimes from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Bonfire
  • Snow Calling
  • Fireworks
  • Member Social
  • Concessions
  • Cash Bar

You Are Invited To Our America With Lisa Ling

The Oprah Winfrey Network premier of Our America with Lisa Ling featuring National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center.

At our first National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center retreat this year (April, 2011) we were fortunate to have Part2 Pictures, a documentary film company attend the retreat and film one of our participant couples in their journey through the retreat. This was hosted by Lisa Ling of the Our America television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

We have been informed that the program will air on November 6, 2011 and we want to invite you to Angel Fire to watch the premier of this outstanding documentary of our work with PSTD veteran and active duty couples. Participants, staff, volunteers and the community are al welcome to join us.

The event will be held at The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm. For this event we have been able to secure lodging at The Lodge for $89 from November 4-6, 2011, single or double occupancy hotel room.

We will have hors d’ouvres and beverages to enjoy the documentary. Dinner and bar drinks will be available from The Legends Grill menu.

Make your reservations today and come enjoy the evening with us in Angel Fire as we celebrate another milestone in the growth of the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center in Angel Fire.

The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort

For this momentous occasion, The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort is offering hotel rooms for $89, single or double occupancy. Call for reservations at 800-633-7463 and ask for the “Premier Party Lodging” rate.

Chuck Howe & The Board of Directors
National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center
Angel Fire, New Mexico

Barn Cats & Mousers Looking For Work!

We’re healthy and beautiful… just not lap cats!

We love to hunt them mousies and other unwanted critters…

We’re spayed/neutered and vaccinated and ready to go to work for you!

Interested? Call Mindy Sharfin, Shelter Operations Manager at 575-758-2981!

Tourism Association of New Mexico Says “I Know Jo”, Do You?

By Jo Mixon

This week’s featured “I Know Jo” business of the week is Tourism Association of New Mexico, TANM.

This week my story is a little different and that’s why I am a day late in getting it out to you. On Weds. and Thurs. I attended the Research & Marketing Conference in Albuquerque put on by TANM, of which we are a member. There was record attendance this year with 147 constituents. Delegates from all over the state were there including our neighbors from Red River, Taos, Cimarron, Ute Park, Wagon Mound, Las Vegas, and Raton.

Speakers included David Sheatsley, Director of Marketing and research for the US Travel Assoc in D.C. He discussed the ups, downs, twists, and turns in the tourism industry pre and post recession and what the 2010 census tells us about destination marketing. And he did this with humor. Bill Siegel, founder and CEO of Longwood’s International showcased for us examples that provided dramatic and convincing evidence that destination marketing is a wise investment for taxpayers, even in difficult economic times. Jim Lee of Cliff Dwellers Digital discussed action plans for optimizing analytics for online marketing including social media. And Steve McKee, President of Wallwork Cleveland gave a powerful presentation on sparks, both negative and positive. He used these examples to define how some brands catch fire while others fizzle.

Then yesterday, New Mexico Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson shared the New Mexico Tourism Department’s new strategic plan to give New Mexico a new “brand” to ignite sparks of tourism to our great state and the strategic groundwork and tactics we can all use to bring this plan to life!

TANM partners with New Mexico Tourism Dept. and the Tourism Commission in many ways, including conferences. The Research Conference I just attended as well as the Governor’s Conference on Tourism which is coming to Taos, May 14-16, 2012. Sharon Schultz has been CEO of TANM for 5 years. She has been on board with the organization since 1995, serving as President in 2004. This is TANM’s 25th anniversary year. The organization has 245 members from all over the state of New Mexico. Their mission is to be the advocate, educator, and unified voice of New Mexico’s tourism industry through collaboration. Sharon travels the state to build membership, speak to committees about the value of tourism to the NM economy and emphasize the importance of business/individuals participating in their organization. Tom Rutherford is their full time year round lobbyist and Sharon is also a registered at the legislature. Tourism is such a valuable source of income for all of our businesses.

For more information about TANM or how your business can become a member, visit their website at or give Sharon a call at 505-345-5553. And be sure to save the dates to the Govenor’s Conference in May.