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Archives for August 2012

Rotary Club Charity Fundraiser

Rotary Club of Angel Fire – Service Above Self

Join us for a pancake breakfast to benefit the rotary club.

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

Where: Olympic Park Pavilion

Suggested charitable donation $7.00 per person.

Children 4 and under free.

“Dedicated to Making a Difference in the Moreno Valley”

Arts About Town

Hop in your car and head to one or more of our participating studios/galleries. Find treasures and art and take home a tangible memory of your road trip! PLUS during the Labor Day Weekend will be special events around our art trail, Artistic Vistas & Treasures Trail.

When: Saturday, September 1, 2012


Centro Plaza
3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Parade of Homes

Eric Hoffman President of the Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association

The Labor Day weekend has officially begun. In Angel Fire that means its time for the Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association. For the past five years this annual event has provided an excited buzz in the Moreno Valley, and during my recent visit with Association President Eric Hoffman, he assured me that this year’s Parade of Homes will not disappoint!

The purpose of the Parade of Homes is to showcase the talents and workmanship of various home builders who are members of the Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association. There are ten featured homes on this year’s tour, representing seven of the Association’s home builders. Eric really bragged about the quality and professionalism of these builders. He said all of the builders involved with the Parade of Homes strive not only to meet codes, but to ensure their products are built with the highest quality and a sense of excellence. Eric told me there has never been a better time to invest in our beautiful year-round Moreno Valley setting. The tour is set up so that everyone can see for themselves the different styles and designs and abilities of the various builders.

“Now’s the time to start creating your mountain dream home. New construction costs in Angel Fire are much lower than comparable homes in other Rocky Mountain states, and the property taxes are one quarter that of neighboring Texas,” Eric said in the Parade of Homes Magazine (which includes a map and tour guide). “In the past few years, Angel Fire Resort has remodeled its hotel, built a new country club, revamped the Village entryway, and added a zipline and numerous other improvements.” In our conversation he also made reference to the fiber optics currently being installed in the Valley, the dedicated real estate agents and all of the other businesses, individuals, and activities contributing to the area’s growth. He wants everyone to know that we have what no one else in the entire country has! Who wouldn’t want to live here?

The Parade of Homes is actually a contest judged by the Santa Fe Homebuilders Association, and each builder featured in the event paid a fee to enter. Winners in several categories, as well as an overall Grand Hacienda Award, will be determined by the judges.

The seven home builders showcased in this year’s Parade of Homes are:

  • Aspen Mountain Woodworks (Jason Grisham), Avant-Guard Homes & Construction (Gabriele Heinz)
  • Dale Jackson Custom Building (Dale Jackson)
  • John R. Sutton General Building Contractor, Inc. (John Sutton)
  • Lindsey Custom Builders (B.J. Lindsey)
  • Mountain Construction of Angel Fire (Eric Hoffman)
  • Sticks and Stones Custom Builders (Bob Kowalski)

The Parade of Homes is Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please stop by the Visitor’s Center or the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce to pick up a Parade of Homes Magazine, which includes a map with directions to each home as well as details about each home and builder. Fill up your gas tank and grab a guide, then be ready to be dazzled and awed as you tour these homes!

Miss New Mexico Saloon Girl 2012-2013

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2012

Where: Laguna Vista Historic Saloon, Eagle Nest

1st place $500.00 cash door prizes!

Judges will base their decision on (anything they want to) but we are asking that they judge on costume, creativity and charisma.

The judges will remain anonymous, 3 men and 3 women. They may be a shopkeeper, a bartender, a scalawag or a visiting guest.

Tie votes will be resolved with a game of five-card stud poker; No Wild Cards!

Judging will commence on Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and again Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Ceremony & Awards Presentations will be Sunday at 3:00 pm in the courtyard of the Laguna Vista Historic Saloon in Eagle Nest, New Mexico.

Hoedown, free hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, & guided tours to follow!

Contestants need to register at the Laguna Vista Lodge Hotel’s front desk between August 31 (noon to 4:00 pm) and September 1, 9:00 am to high noon.

Participants will sashay Main Street, visiting all the businesses.

For more information call Sue or John 575-377-6522 or 800-821-2093.

Sabrina Up For Adoption

Sabrina the cat needs a new home! Her current owner inherited her when his daughter went off to college and although he takes good care of Sabrina he is not really a “cat person”. She is 6 years old, spayed, and is a sweet, shorthaired calico. We can catch her up on her vaccines before she is adopted. She is currently staying in the animal hospital due to trauma to her tail which resulted in her tail having to be removed. So she is also a unique cat! If you can provide Sabrina with a loving home, please contact our office at 575-377-3165.

Thank you,

Marcy, Hospital Manager
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Attention Elk Hunters

Cimarroncita Historic Ranch has a package deal for a two ES bow hunt, available September 5-9, 2012.

Includes experienced guide from Premier Hunts of New Mexico, heritage lodging at the ranch, and hearty meals.

As an added treat and depending on the Cimarron River flow, fly fishing the catch and release “Dream Water” on the ranch is also a part of the package.

Please contact Art Orthman, 575-377-3556 or Alan Huerta, 505-603-1599 for details and reservations.

4th Annual Bikes, Blues & Brews

When: September 1, 2012

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm – People’s Choice Craft Beer Challenge

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Bikes & Blues Party With Live Music Featuring Soul Kitchen

$15 All Day, $5 Bikes & Blues Party, Tickets Sold At The Door / 800-633-7463

Family Cowboy BBQ & Horse Wagon Rides

Enjoy a roundup scenic chairlift ride on the Chile Express. At the summit there will be a dinner featuring barbecue beef, sausage, baked beans, potato salad, and cookies for dessert!

Live entertainment featuring cowboy poet and musician Cowboy Bob and horse wagon and trail rides provided by RoadRunner Tours.

When: Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cost: $48.50 for adults ages 13 and older, $38.00 for children ages 6 to 12 and kids 5 and under are free.

Please be advised that children must be able to sit unassisted on the chairlift by themselves- no sitiing in parents laps.

Must purchase tickets in advance, call 575-377-3055 for reservations.

All About Design Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Marie Kowalski opened All About Design in 1999 when she and her husband Bob came to Angel Fire. She brought with her an ethic of hard work and the talent she had already been using for ten years in Florida. Prior to our visit, I had the concept in my head that an Home and Interior Designer worked with a client simply picking out colors and faux finishes for walls, fabrics and furniture, and other interior arrangements. I was sorely mistaken! Of course, Marie does all of these things, but she is professionally qualified for – and actually does – so much more.

Marie’s design services include drawing house plans ready to be submitted to building departments. Or, a client can provide Marie with a sketch of the house to be built and she will set it to scale, adding all the architectural elements and all specifications of the interior design. Clients may also request a 3-D drawing, which provides a virtual tour of the design. I was very impressed!

Her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (1988) means that Marie is educated in space planning for new buildings or remodels, custom cabinetry design, site specific design and conceptual design. As her website states, “She combines critical and creative thinking with her knowledge of building codes, communication, and technology to help save her clients money and solve problems.” She works closely with her clients to personalize their choices, whether she is designing the entire home or doing only one thing such as window treatments or plumbing fixtures.

Marie toured me through two of the homes she has designed (lucky me!), including a 3,500 square foot remodel addition completed 18 months ago, and a new home currently under construction on Back Basin Road by her husband’s company Sticks and Stones Custom Builders. Together, they are also currently working on a ranch in Maxwell. As I oohed and ahhed on my tour through the first home, Marie pointed out that she really strives to use local products and businesses in her work. I liked that. And I saw first-hand her attention to detail. As we talked, she told me that she is a Licensed Interior Designer in the state of New Mexico and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). She is a member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), where she served as the New Mexico chapter treasurer for two years and membership chairman for one year. Plus, she takes continuing education classes regularly to enhance her skills.

Marie told me that she loves her job. I could have told you that, because her work speaks for itself! She has designed the interiors of restaurants, offices, and country clubs, along with many gorgeous homes through out the Moreno Valley. One of the houses Marie designed and Bob built will be the #5 featured home in this years Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association’s Parade of Homes September 1 and 2. Be sure to take the time to tour it.

When in the market for home and interior design, look no further than Marie Kowalski of All About Design. See before and after photos of some of her remodels on her website, visit her office at 3465 Mountain View Boulevard, Suite 19, or give her a call at 575-377-1555.

6th Annual Moreno Valley Toy Run Golf Tournament

Zebs Restaurant & Bar is proud to be sponsoring the 6th Annual Moreno Valley Toy Run Golf Tournament.

When: Sunday, September 9, 2012, 8:00 am shotgun start

Where: Angel Fire Country Club Golf Course

Cost: Members fee without cart $60.00, Non-Member fee with cart $95.00

There will be a pairing party at Zebs on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm for appetizers and cocktails.

During the pairing party on Saturday, September 8, 2012 there will be a chipping contest which will begin promptly at 5:30 sharp, $1 per try. Winner will receive a new chipping wedge!

Entry forms may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce on or before Friday, September 7, 2012.

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, New Mexico 87710