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Archives for March 2012

Easter Brunch @ Elements

Join us for Easter Brunch at Elements at Angel Fire Resort!

When: Sunday, April 8, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Elements at Angel Fire Resort

$39 Per Guest, Children Under 12 – $19.50, Children Under 2 – Free

Call 575-377-3055 For Reservations


  • Sterling Silver Beef Top Sirloin Carving Station
  • Honey Glazed Ham
  • Roasted Leg of Lamb
  • Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
  • Spring Vegetables
  • Hot Smoked Salmon Crepes
  • Shrimp Salad in Wonton Cups
  • Easter Brunch Casserole
  • Roasted Beef Salad with Sherry Walnut Vinaigrette
  • Asparagus, Bacon & Parmesan Frittata
  • Breakfast Bacon
  • Scottish Bangers
  • Hash Browns
  • Yogurt Fruit Parfait
  • Scrambled Eggs Over Grilled Asparagus
  • Belgium Waffle Bar
  • Fresh Baked Breakfast Breads
  • Dessert Buffet

50% Off Vaccines

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital Presents 50% Off Vaccines During The Month Of April

Call For Appointment @ 575-377-3165

Located in the Hasford Professional Building Behind Bank of America in Angel Fire

Appointment Hours

  • Monday – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday – Closed
  • Friday – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday – Closed

Susan Gaffney, DVM
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Alpine Lumber Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

This weeks featured member is Alpine Lumber.

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Darrel Failing, Cody Fisher and the crew at Alpine Lumber Company. There are nine employees running the Angel Fire location. Cody Fisher’s job is to be the face of Alpine Lumber while Darrel oversees the operations.

Things were hopping both inside the store and outside in the lumberyard. I noticed they have recently reset their retail department to house more hardware and DeWalt products, but if they don’t have what you want on hand they will order it for you. One of the most interesting things I learned while visiting with Darrel, the store manager, is that Alpine Lumber is 100% employee owned and operated. He said it makes a difference in the integrity level of all employees. Together they strive toward better customer service, deliveries getting out on time and pride in all aspects of their jobs.

Darrell had been working for Alpine Lumber in Montrose, Colorado, for 13 years when they offered him a promotion to become the manager in Angel Fire. He and his wife and son have been here since 2010. He explained to me that Alpine Lumber works very closely with building contractors in the Moreno Valley, but they also aim to meet the needs of the general public. If you are looking for expert answers to your remodel questions, they are more than willing to help. If they don’t have the answers they’ll point you in the right direction!

I asked him why he got into the business. He said his dad worked in a lumberyard all his life. He remembered growing up on a forklift. It’s in his blood and he is passionate about his work – especially working for a company that seems more like family than just co-workers. He emphasized that he would never ask a fellow employee to do any job that he wouldn’t do himself.

Alpine Lumber sells lumber and related building materials, including trusses, fast frame floors, windows, doors, professional paint supplies, a variety of millwork, power tools, hardware, and a whole lot more. The pride of ownership is apparent in their customer service and the confidence of their products.

To learn more details, get pricing and products, please visit them at 27 Halo Pines Terrace in Angel Fire, visit their website or give them a call at 575-377-2332. They look forward to helping you!

Female Dog Found

What looks to be possibly a pyrenees/golden retriever mix, female dog was found walking by the highway in front of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial just outside of Angel Fire on Monday, March 26th. The young lady that found the dog took her to her home in Cimarron, but she cannot keep her much longer. She brought the dog by our office yesterday to have it scanned for a microchip – didn’t have one – and the dog did not have a collar on her. She is a very well-mannered, good-looking dog – see attached photo.

If this is your dog, please call Jordan at 970-692-1178. The dog will be for adoption if she doesn’t find the owner in the next few days.

Thank you,

Marcy, Hospital Manager
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

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

By Jo Mixon

This weeks featured member is Rotary Club of Angel Fire.

This week we are featuring, the Rotary Club of Angel Fire and today I attended the weekly luncheon meeting at Zeb’s. I spoke with President Russ Coyle and was also privileged to meet Rotary International District 5520 Governor Bobby Wallace. District 5520, to which the Angel Fire Rotary belongs, is made-up of 71 clubs throughout the state of New Mexico and several counties in Texas.

The Rotary Club is an International Non-Profit Service Organization. Governor Wallace asked the Angel Fire club to tell him what they had accomplished this past year. I heard many fund raisers mentioned, including Pancake Breakfasts, a Dance at the Country Club, an Elk Hunt give-away, and this year’s Mardi Gras Parade.

Then I heard them talk about the programs this money is used to support. The Rotary Club of Angel Fire sponsors school programs such as an Art Program, Writing Essay Contests for 8th graders, a Math Program, and the Eagle Nest School Horse Barn Project. Also each year four high school juniors are selected by their principles to be interviewed by the club and then awarded a weeklong trip to a camp called Rotary Youth Leadership Association or RYLA.

I learned that this year’s theme for the District 5520 is “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.” The symbol of this theme is three hearts surrounding the Rotary logo. The first heart represents Family. Rotarians are urged to put family first. The second heart stands for Continuity. They are asked to look inside their lives and as a club to work together toward the good of humanity. And the third heart stands for Change. Each Rotary member is asked to identify what needs to be changed as an individual as well as a club and to have the courage to change it for the better.

I was impressed with the dedication of the members to support their Rotary Club and each other. They strive to have perfect attendance at their meetings. Marles Bradley who is vacationing in Angel Fire told me she is a member of the Norman/Sooner Oklahoma Rotary, but finds meetings to attend in areas all over the world to maintain her attendance record. Others then made the comment they have met like-minded people all over the world. It gives them a feeling of camaraderie knowing they are able to work together to help others.

Before I left, I sat down with the District Governor, and he said, ” Rotary Club of Angel Fire is doing an outstanding job helping the community and the world. District 5520 is very proud of the work they have accomplished.”

Rotary Club of Angel Fire supports and promotes many local as well as national and international projects. To get a better idea of what Rotary International is please go to their website or if you have an interest in joining the club, members meet every Thursday at noon for lunch at Zebs.

Final Fling Winter Weekend @ Angel Fire Resort!

Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25


  • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Live Music in the Village Haus Featuring DJ J.P.


  • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Live Music in the Village Haus Featuring the Electric Edric Project


  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Snow Volleyball – Bottom of the Tubing Hill
  • 9:00 am to 2:00 pm – Dream Line Slopestyle – $15 Entry Fee
  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am – Registration in Liberation Park
  • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – Competition Begins
  • 4:00 pm – Mug Run, Meet at the Summit at 4:00 pm for the Red Bull Mug Run!
  • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Live Music in the Village Haus Featuring the Electric Edric Project
  • 5:00 pm – Dummy Gelande, Join us on Exhibition as we send weird contraptions, with dummies on board, launching off big ski jumps and crashing.
  • 7:00 pm to Late – House Party in the Garden Court Featuring DJ Automatic, Must be 21 or older with valid I.D.


  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Snow Volleyball – Bottom of the Tubing Hill
  • 4:00 pm – Parade / Last Run of the Season, Meet at the Summit at 4:00 pm for a Parade down Headin’ Home!

Spring Cowboy Sweepstakes

Attention All Business Owners! Region 4 Needs Your Help And Participation!

A Spring Cowboy Sweepstakes will run on April through June 2012. The prize will be retrievable July to October 2012.

They are asking for donations from hotels, shops and restaurants in the Angel Fire/Enchanted Circle Area. This is a great opportunity for private businesses to have your business promoted on the NMTD-funded website with links to your businesses. They will also email two e-blasts about the sweepstakes to a mailing list of nearly 10,000 names. AND, NMTD will feature the sweepstakes on from mid-May – June. Huge!!

They want a commitment and gift certificate NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2012 if you are willing to participate.

Here is how the sweepstakes turned out last summer to give you ideas.


Lodging for two in Clayton, Eklund Hotel Cook out dinner for two at ranch in Clayton

Tour of Clayton – WPA Museum, Courthouse, and Herzstein Memorial Museum Lunch for two in Clayton
Your choice of a guided excursion to The Santa Fe Trail or Clayton Lake
Lodging for two at The Rectory Bed & Breakfast in Mosquero

Breakfast for two at The Rectory B&B Tour of Ute Creek Cattle Ranchand Bird Sanctuary (lunch included)
Second night’s lodging for two at The Rectory Bed & Breakfast in Mosquero

Breakfast at The Rectory B&B Explore Kiowa National Grasslands, Mills Canyon, Towns of Santa Rosa and Las Vegas (self-guided)
Dinner for two at The Plaza Hotelin Las Vegas
Lodging for two at The Plaza Hotelin Las Vegas

Tour for two at Victory Ranch Alpacas in Mora; store gift certificate included
Drinks for two at The Laguna Vista Lodgein Eagle Nest
$50 gift certificate at Golden Eagle American Indian Arts in Eagle Nest
Dinner for two at The St. James Hotelin Cimarron
Lodging for two at The St. James Hotel in Cimarron
Guided tour of Cimarron’s historic sites by Legends by Lantern

Breakfast at The St. James Hotel in Cimarron
Sunflower giclee mounted on handcrafted ceramic tile at Cimarron Art Gallery Two old-fashioned ice cream sodas at Cimarron Art Gallery Two signed & numbered litho prints by Ray Wolf, Old Pass Gallery in Raton

For more information contact
Don Borgeson

Stray Hearts Annual Radiothon

Annual Radiothon Benefitting Stray Hearts Hosted By KTAO Solar Radio

When: Thursday, March 22 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tune your radio to FM 101.9 and call in or stop by the Solar Center in Taos on S.R. 150 to contribute to this annual major fundraising event. Popular KTAO personalities combine with Stray Hearts staff, volunteers and local animal advocates for entertainment and education throughout the day. Donated prizes and premiums will be available to donors, and an adoption event featuring available animals will be held from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Solar Center!

Help Us Help The Homeless Animals Of Taos County! Please Contribute!

Be part of the fun… be part of the solution… donate whatever you can! No amount is too small… every bit helps!

Computer Systems Of Taos Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

This week’s featured I Know Jo business is Computer Systems of Taos.

This week I went over to Taos to visit with Jeff Einhorn, owner/operator of Computer Systems of Taos. With his 33 years of experience, it’s easy to trust his company to keep our computer systems up and running. Since Computer Systems of Taos has been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for four years, I thought it would be a good idea to get to know them better.

Jeff hails from the Manhattan area, but has lived in or near Taos since 1995. As I do with most everyone I interview, I asked what brought him to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. To give me background into his story, he told me that he had been a Contractor and Mechanical Engineer in Brooklyn when he suffered a severe back injury. At that point he was urged by a family member to go back to school and study Computer Science and Technology, so he did. This was before the dramatic increase in personal computer ownership and it proved to be a great career move for Jeff.

Because of his injury, Jeff planned to take a six-month break with the intent to load up his dog and his van and head to Florida. The problem was, Florida had a lot of really bad fires that year, and so he decided to take a friend’s offer to see New Mexico, instead. He was going to come to New Mexico for a few days then go on to Yosemite and Tahoe, just making the rounds. But once he arrived in the Land of Enchantment, he never left!

Jeff took a job with F1 Computers, and a year later bought them out. His company became Computer Systems of Taos. Throughout the years he has employed up to seven technicians at a time. At the present it is Jeff, his bookkeeper, and technician Miguel Robles. Miguel has been with him for six years.

Computer Systems of Taos is a full-service registered Dell Partner. They sell, service, and repair new and refurbished Dell Desktops and laptops. But they are not limited to Dell products. They do repairs and upgrades on all types of computers and systems. They can provide Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware solutions or set up and maintain your network and back- up systems.

Here at the Chamber, as with a lot of their customers, Team Viewer programs are in place so they are only a phone call away when a problem arises. Most of our concerns can be handled in this capacity. If the problem can’t be solved through Team Viewer, Jeff or Miguel arrive at our door promptly and efficiently make sure our computers are running smoothly.

Computer Systems of Taos is are located at 112 Estes Es Road, Suite A in Taos. Visit their website at, email them at or give them a call at 575-751-1249. Ask Jeff about his Arabian horse, Tano. He told me that riding fast at least three times a week helps him keep his sanity!

Shuter Library Sale

Shuter Library invites you to check out our Spring used book sale!

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shuter Library of Angel Fire
11 S. Angel Fire Rd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710