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Archives for January 2012

Stray Hearts Valentine’s Day Special

Choose Your Valentine, Dog or Cat!

We’re running a Valentine’s Day special on adult dogs and cats. Dogs are $20 and cats $10.

Puppies and kittens, 6 months and under are available at regular adoption fees. Fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, one month pet insurance and one bag of food! Prices are good from January 26, 2012 through February 29, 2012.

Visit the Shelter website at to view available animals or come visit in person at 1200 St. Francis Drive in Taos, NM or call the Shelter at 575-758-2981 for more information.

Gift Certificates Available

Not sure which pet might be the right one for a friend or a family member? A gift certificate is just the thing to help them pick out their new furry friend! Available at the Shelter!

Espresso Lounge & Gallery Grand Opening!

Yummy tastings all day. Espresso, soups, cupcakes and great giveaways starting at 5:30 pm. You don’t want to miss it!

Gourmet coffee, designer cupcakes, homemade soup, free wifi and fine art.

When: February 9, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Where: El Dorado Steakhouse, Crestview Drive Suite 10E

Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please call 575-377-1414 for more information.

Governor Susana Martinez Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Meetings, Receptions & Governor Susana Martinez

This was a very exciting and interesting week for me spent mostly in Santa Fe. I first attended Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception on Monday Night. Then Tuesday during the day I went to the Tourism Association of New Mexico’s annual meeting and luncheon. On Tuesday evening I attended the New Mexico Coalition Legislative Reception celebrating 100 years of tourism at the Governor’s Mansion, at which I was privileged to meet Governor Susana Martinez. I found her to be very accessible and down to earth. I really enjoyed networking with other Chamber Directors from all over the state and meeting many other industry partners as well as Senators and Representatives.

On Wednesday it was on to Las Vegas for the NorthEast Regional Planning Organization (N.E.R.P.O) meeting followed by the North East Economic Development Organization (N.E.E.D.O.) meeting. (Now that’s a mouthful!) Each of the seven counties in the northeastern part of New Mexico have representatives who attend. For those of us who live and work in Angel Fire the issues of economic development and tourism are vital for our existence, as I have found they are for our neighboring communities as well. At these meetings we are aiming to work towards common goals and ways to help one another prosper.

As we head into this election year so many issues are foremost in our minds. Not just on a national and state level, but also here at home. Please remember to send your questions for our Councilor and Mayor Candidates to for the review of the forum questions committee. These questions must be submitted in written form. And remember to mark February 21 on your calendar for the Councilor Candidate Forum, and Feb. 23 for the Mayoral Candidate Forum. Both Forums will be held at the Angel Fire Community Center, beginning promptly at 5:30 pm. You do have a voice, but only if you speak out.

Dog & Cat Teeth Cleanings 20% Off!

During the months of January and February get 20% off dog and cat teeth cleanings!

Dr. Gaffney will be happy to look at your pet’s teeth at no charge to see if they do not need to be cleaned! But be sure to call our office first to make sure she is available when you and your pet come by!

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital
3382 Mtn View Blvd, Unit H

Live Music & Comedy @ Angel Fire Resort

Live music at the Village Haus featuring Rudy Boy!

– Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Live comedy at the Comedy Club at Legends Grill featuring Russ Rivas and opening act Curt Fletcher!

– Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm
– Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

For more information please call Angel Fire Resort at 800-633-7463 or visit their website at

Binford-Bell Studio & Gallery Says, “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

This week’s featured “I Know Jo” business is Binford-Bell Studio & Gallery.

Tuesday my sister D.J. and I had the privilege of taking a full 2-1/2 hour painting class from outstanding local artist, Jacqui Binford-Bell. We braved the blowing snow to get to her studio in Black Lake because I was not going to miss this opportunity!

We were greeted with a freshly-shoveled path to the door of the studio. Jacqui welcomed us inside, offered us warm drinks, introduced us to her gallery pets; and immediately we began our watercolor lesson. I felt like a kid in a candy store. The first thing we learned is that Jacqui is an excellent teacher. She explained the details of what we were to do, the supplies we were using; and then by example, showed us how she accomplishes the creative masterpieces of her craft. Before noon both D.J. and I had each begun work on three separate paintings. Time seemed to stand still as we allowed our creative juices to dictate what would appear on the blank slates before us. Jacqui taught us secret details that would enhance our paintings and ways to make them reflections of our own personalities. She even treated us to delicious homemade muffins in a mid-morning break.

A fine arts graduate from the University of New Mexico, Jacqui has been in her studio in Black Lake, just south of Angel Fire, for several years now. As her web site states, “Her work is the visionary expression of the landscape in fauve colors that delight the senses.” She travels around New Mexico photographing churches and canyons that become the enchanted subjects in her work. She says, “Arches, Canyon lands, Bryce, Escalante, Glen Canyon, and
Kodachrome live within me and my work. Every time I sit down with a photograph to translate it into a painting I am revisiting these magical landscapes.” And for her efforts she has received many awards. Currently she is perfecting the photographs themselves as another way of her artistic expression.

If you would like to experience the fun we had, leave your inhibitions behind for a few hours and book a painting class with Jacqui. Learn something new while she is running this special. The cost is $50.00 for a half-day session and you can bring a friend for that price. For groups of three or more the cost is only $30.00 each. You’ll learn to pour watercolors, increase depth in paintings with the color and perspective, composition and drawing tricks, and much more. You choose the subject you want to explore. And you’ll take a break and watch the snow outside the studio windows.

Call Jacqui at 575-377-3602 or visit her studio located at 11 Llano Vista Rd. Black Lake or visit

Angel Fire Resort Locals Clinics

Wine and cheese party at the end of the last clinic and free extras!

Alpine & Snowboard Clinics


  • January 11, 2012 to February 29, 2012
  • Starting @ 1:00 pm
  • $200 for 8 weeks
  • Lift tickets and rentals not included

Nordic Clinics


  • January 12, 2012 to March 1, 2012
  • From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • $160 for 8 weeks
  • Excludes equipment rental


  • Individual clinic sessions each Sunday for either kids or adults, beginner to intermediate skiers
  • January 8, 2012 to February 26, 2012
  • From 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • $15 per clinic, $80 for a six punch card
  • Kids and adults will be in separate group sessions
  • Rentals not included


  • Skate skiing clinics, all ability levels
  • January 8, 2012 to February 26, 2012
  • From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • $25 per clinic without rentals
  • $45 per clinic with rentals

3-5 Year Old Ski Program


  • January 15, 2012 to February 12, 2012
  • From 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • $199 per child and $149 for each additional sibling
  • $250 per child and $175 for each additional sibling when included with morning childcare, must be purchased in advance
  • Includes lift ticket, equipment rental, group lesson and hot chocolate, first day “On Snow Sorting Hat” and last day “On Snow Graduation Parade”
  • Must be potty trained and properly dressed. Must be a willing participant. No proration. No makeup days. No other discounts.

Race League – A Team Angel Fire Fundraiser


  • Starting January 13, 2012
  • Racing from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, beer at 6:30 pm
  • $160 for 6 weeks, up to 8 members

Eagle Nest Baptist Church

Eagle Nest Baptist Church, formerly Moreno Valley Baptist Church, is inviting all folks interested to come to a free dinner!

Every Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm followed by worship music and an encouraging word at 6:00 pm.

The church is located on Tomboy Lane in Eagle Nest, NM.

For directions call 575-224-0040 during business hours.

Bring your instrument for a jam session after the service.

Elk Horn Lodge January Openings

The Elk Horn Lodge of Angel Fire

Come stay with us this weekend! January openings are still available.

Comfort in the heart of the Southern Rockies.

For reservations give us a call at 575-377-2811 or check out our website at

Hatcha’s New Hours

Announcing New Hours at Hatcha’s

Open Monday thru Saturday

10:00 am to 7:30 pm

Visit us at 3453 Mountain View Blvd.

Dine in or carry out