October 16, 2018

Archives for July 2012

Angel Fire Garden Tour 2012

Donations are needed for the Garden Club Tour’s Silent Auction. Money made from this auction helps to fund the efforts of the Angel Fire Garden Club for the beautification of Angel Fire. Please contact Maria Beck at 575-377-3404 for more information.

When: Saturday, July 21, 2012

Registration from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at the Angel Fire Visitor Center.

Tour seven beautiful gardens for $10 or tour plus lunch for $25 at the Roasted Clove and Silent Auction.

Tickets available at The Angel Fire Visitor Center, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Pacheco’s Nursery or Alpine Gardens.

Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures

Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures & Moreno Valley Cowboy Evenings presents at our chuckwagon meals, Michael Martin Murphey Concerts!

Enjoy horseback riding and ATV tours daily. Chuckwagon meals on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

When: July 19, July 26, August 9 & August 23, 2012

Please call 575-754-2769 for reservations.

Junior Golf Clinic

Professional instruction includes all facets of the game including putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, irons and woods, bunker shots, rules and etiquette.

When: July 16 to 20, 2012 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Resort

Cost: $185.00 per person

Friday includes lunch and up to nine holes of play.

Please bring your own clubs (not provided). Ages 6 and up welcome.

To sign up or to get more information please call 575-377-4488.

Jacqui Binford-Bell Studio

The 31st Annual Angel Fire Artsfest is this week-end. I have been a participant in this fair for many, many years but will not attend this year. Instead I will have my studio/gallery open Friday through Sunday July 13 to 15, 2012, with extended hours for anyone looking for more quality art. In addition to my paintings I always exhibited at Artsfest, I will have my photography and jewelry and my sister’s, Deborah Binford-Baker, award winning photography too. Come out and visit!

Jacqui Binford-Bell Studio
11 Llano Vista Road
Black Lake, New Mexico

Angel Fire Resort Zipline Tour Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

This week’s featured I Know Jo business of the week is Angel Fire Resort Zipline Tour.

Zipliners (Right): Marcus Bowers, Jo Mixon, Brian Lindsey, Mari Lindsey, Jesse Chaney, Codie Olivas, Eric Heinz, Eric Fincher

It’s really happened. Winter can no longer hold claim as the exclusive season for thrill seekers in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Summer is now right up there with it! Summertime draws include golfing, biking, horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, disc golf, atv tours, fishing, and much, much more. And now the Angel Fire Resort has once again outdone itself with the addition of the new Zip Line Tour.

Zipline Staff (Right): Scott Jones, Matt Lemma, Baron Boyette, Jenny Ochodnicky, Keith Muckler, Hawk Ferenczy, Chris Millam, Claudia Schley

For those who may not know what a zip line tour is, allow me to quote from the Angel Fire Resort website. “A zipline is basically a cable strung from a platform to a lower platform. Participants use a pulley and a harness along with our friend gravity to glide down the cable. It’s an adrenaline adventure that is safe and fun for the whole family.” The only limitations are that you weigh between 90 lbs. and 270 lbs. Age is not an issue. The entire tour takes about three hours.

Situated on top of the summit, the tour includes six separate zip lines differing in lengths from 700 feet to the super dual line of 1,600 feet. That particular zip line is over 202 feet above the ground, traversing across a mountain valley, from treetop to treetop. That’s over 20 stories high. Last Sunday morning, along with my son (Marcus), Mari and her husband, and a few of my friends from the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle and the Taos News, I got to experience this exhilarating, electrifying, fun adventure first hand. I LOVED IT!

At the top of the Chili Express we were greeted by our two guides, Scott and Chris, who expertly detailed what we could expect. With the help of Zip Line Director/Angel Fire Ski Patrol Director- Hawk Ferenczy, we each tightly stuffed ourselves securely into the sling gear that would serve as our “seats” for the duration of the tour and were given the zip line safety 101 class. Then we hiked over to the first line, climbed onto platform, were hooked up one by one; and the excitement began.

It was awesome! I enjoyed the feeling of soaring through the air. And although tempted at first, I did NOT close my eyes. Everyone should take a zip line tour! The ride is smooth and fast; and the scenery is as breathtaking as the ride.

I spoke with Hawk, who directs and oversees the zip line crew. Hawk originally from Romania, came to Angel Fire in 2011 as Assistant Ski Patrol Director. Hawk has spent his entire adult life since graduating college in 1987 working in Snow Sport Safety, with the exception of one year spent backpacking and fishing in Belise. He is excited to be a part of the staff at Angel Fire Resort, and says he has the best of all seasons now and loves his job. I agree with him and want to coin the motto used by the employees at the Angel Fire Resort, “My job is better than your vacation!”

For more information or to make reservations for your own zip line experience call Angel Fire Resort Mountain Reservations at 575-377-4383, 1-800-633-7463, or visit the website www.angelfireresort.com. The zip line is scheduled to be open July thru October, with the possibility of the super dual line remaining open in the winter months. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

31st Annual Angel Fire ArtsFest

Come join us on July 14 and 15 and see art from Jennifer Cavan, Fred Stockbauer and Handwoven By Helen. Plus introducing Noche Del Rancho Fiesta for the arts on Friday, July 13, 2012.

When: July 14 & 15, 2012

Where: Angel Fire Resort Lodge

For more information please visit our website at www.morenovalleyarts.org.

Angel Fire Adventure Tours Zipline – Now Open!

A spectacular 3 hour rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure Tour starting at the 10.600′ elevation summit of the Angel Fire ski mountain. The first and only zipine tour in New Mexico!

A zipline is an adrenaline adventure that is safe and fun for the whole family. The $89 per person Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour is a series of 6 ziplines. Lengths vary from 120′ “ground school” zipline to a 1,600′ dual “super” zipline. At the tour’s signature “super” line, adrenaline seekers soar hundreds of feet above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak.

Call 575-377-4320 to book now!

Requirements: Shirts, closed shoes and a signed waiver by participants 18 years and older or parent/guardian for participants 17 years and younger; weight restrictions are minimum 70 pounds to maximum 270 pounds.

Extend your stay! Great lodging and family activities available.

Call 800-633-7463 for more information.

4th of July Parade & Community Wide Flea Market Says, “I Know Jo Was Busy Busy Busy This Week, Were You?”

By Jo Mixon

Ah, the fun of summertime finally graces the Moreno Valley. With it come two of my grandsons’ favorite events. First, he helped with the Annual Community Wide Flea Market sponsored by the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. Then four days later on July fourth, we joined in the celebration of Independence Day by entering a float for the Angel Fire Chamber in the Eagle Nest Parade.

In its second year, the Flea Market was bigger and better than the first, with over thirty-five merchants and hundreds of shoppers. The atmosphere was fun and festive. We had a clown, face painting, great food, and plenty of treasures; and we already have people who have requested a booth for next year!

The annual flea market could not take place without the tireless effort of volunteers Carla Sides, Karen Nichols, and Donna Holman Chase. These ladies are key to the success of this event, and I am pleased to give them special recognition and praise! I also want to thank the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle and the Village of Angel Fire for their generosity and help, as well as all the venders and shoppers who turned out to make the flea market a truly successful event. Hope to see you all there next year, too.

This was the Angel Fire Chamber’s first year to enter a float in the Eagle Nest Parade. We went with a simple Patriotic theme. Mari Lindsey handmade the banners and Annie and B.J. Lindsey donated many of the decorations. A great big “thank you” to everyone who showed up to help decorate, and to all the children who rode. (all the “children” includes Chamber board members Samantha Weeks and Rogers Lanon!)

Everyone involved with the first-ever Angel Fire Chamber parade float entry had a terrific time! I can’t recall reciting the Pledge of Allegiance that many times in a row, ever in my life – especially not while being led by a four year old. (Good job Hayden!) Special thanks also to Barry, Gail, and Brian Lindsey for pulling our float. We felt very presidential! And it couldn’t have been more perfect timing that, as soon as we “undecorated” our float, the rain began to pour.

Stay tuned for a great series of adventurous “I Know Jo” stories this summer; and watch for a special membership contest which will allow some lucky winner to “Go with Jo” on one of my member profile excursions!

Have a great week – summer is here, so get out and play!

See below for photos from the Flea Market and 4th of July Parade and check out our Facebook page for more!