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Archives for December 2012

Annual Christmas Open House

annual-christmas-open-houseInternational Bank of Angel Fire invites you to attend!

When: December 20, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: International Bank of Angel Fire

Music provided by Creekside. Frito chili bar with homemade cobbler!

Annual Coats For Kids Drive

annual-coats-for-kidsDrop off new or gently used coats and bring them by the lobby of International Bank.

Where: Corner of Highway 434 & North Angel Fire Road, Angel Fire, NM

When: From now until January 31, 2013.

Help us insure no kid goes coatless this winter!

Calling All Candidates For Cimarron Municipal School Board

Deadline: December 18, 2012

School Board Candidates must file a Delcaration of Candidacy between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm at Colfax County Courthouse in Raton.

Declaration of Candidacy: A declaration of candidacy must be filed with the “proper filing officer” between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on the third Tuesday in December of the even-numbered year immediately preceding the date of the regular school district election. (See NMSBA School District Election Calendar for details and Declaration of Candidacy Form).

A candidate for membership on the board may file an Affidavit of Withdrawal of Candidacy or Declaration of Intent to run as a write-in candidate with the “proper filing officer” before 5:00 PM on the 35th day before the election.

(Reference: School Election Law, Sections 1-22-1 through 1-22-19, NMSA 1978)

Candidate Qualifications: (Legal)

* Must be a qualified elector of the state and a resident within the school district in which he or she is a candidate. (Reference Election Code Sections 1-1-7 and 1-1-7.1, NMSA 1978 for determining residency). “Qualified elector” means any person who is qualified vote under the provisions of the Constitution of New Mexico and the Constitution of the United States.

* For a districted board, the candidate must live within the single-member district from which he/she is seeking election. Please visit for more indepth information.

Holiday Market 2012

Final Poster 2.inddRaffle Prizes

One given away every hour!

Creative and original prizes donated by vendors.

When: December 15, 2012 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, December 16, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Resort, Garden Court

Brinn Colenda, Associate Broker Monte Verde Realty Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

brinn-colendaBy Jo Mixon

“The Cochabama Conspiracy”

Brinn Colenda and I had a nice visit this week. I didn’t have him teach me anything about his Real Estate profession because I was more interested in the fact that he is now a published author! I thought you would also find that interesting. As newlyweds, Brinn and his wife Linda came to Angel Fire for a visit. Each on their own had an epiphany as they drove over the pass, that Angel Fire and the breathtaking valley in which it resides was where they one day wanted to live. Prior to leaving Angel Fire that first visit, they purchased a lot and a timeshare; and they promised each other to return as often as possible. Over the course of the next eleven years, they kept that promise, returning yearly to ski – even during the years they lived in Bolivia!

When Brinn retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force in 1995, Angel Fire, NM became their permanent home. Brinn and Linda brought with them their three young sons, ages five and three. These young men – Cameron, Josh, and Jake – grew up on the mountain, with each of them becoming nationally-ranked skiers and/or snowboarders.

Linda is a ski instructor at Angel Fire Resort; and she also teaches Spanish, Latin, and English at the Moreno Valley High School. Brinn decided to un-retire and get his real estate license in 1996. He told me he did that because he was a believer in Angel Fire. He said, “We came here on purpose. We are living our dream!” He wanted to share that dream with other people. For many years he was also a ski instructor at Angel Fire Resort. He is still active as a Mountain Host during the winter season. Brinn says being a Mountain Host gives him yet another venue to promote Angel Fire by greeting the guests, and helping to insure they return year after year. And the guests do return, many to purchase property. Brinn’s vision for Angel Fire is infectious.

Living his vision is also the reason he decided to run for a Village Council position earlier this year. He said he felt the village had some challenges, and he wanted to help with those challenges in a positive manner. Brinn was elected to a four-year term beginning March 2012.

With all this being said, he now adds to his list of accomplishments a newly released book, The Cochabamba Conspiracy. It is the first novel in what he hopes to be a series of six. The story takes place in Bolivia during the Napoleonic Wars. It is a blend of fact and fiction. Many of the events in
The Cochabamba Conspiracy actually happened. Others he created for the storyline or altered to minimize embarrassment to the original participants.

The book has already received a Southwest Writer’s Contest Award. Phaedra Greenwood, author of Beside the Rio Hondo, says, “It’s a compelling novel of foreign intrigue, part of a trilogy that leaves the reader hungry for more.” Brinn says the series will chronologically and inter-generationally follow a family of American immigrants through the years. The Shuter Library in Angel Fire held a book reading last night and another will be held January 24, 2013 in Taos at the Harwood Museum. This event will be sponsored by S.O.M.O.S and will also include an appearance by popular author Michael McGarity.

The Cochabamba Conspiracy can be purchased at or at Amazon. Brinn would like for you to “Like” the FaceBook page at

Buy Yours Now!

Angel Fire Resort Now Open For Great Skiing & Riding!

881Today Is Opening Day!

Angel Fire Resort opens today with a glory of fresh powder. 14″ of new snow on Sunday is being topped with even more fresh flakes today. Check to see it coming down on our webcams. 3.5 miles of trail is currently open. Angel Fire Resort is offering a special opening weekend lift ticket price of $49.

New! Winter Zipline Tours

An Alterative to the downhill skiing or snowboarding is the Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour! The first Zipline in New Mexico, this new, multi-station tour starts and ends at the 10,600′ elevation summit, and is available weekends and holidays. For more information on the zipline, please visit or call Mountain Reservations at 577-377-4320.

Nordic Center Updates

Today also marks the winter opening of the Nordic Center. The Nordic Center is located at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club and offers 15 miles of groomed trail for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. While at the Nordic Center, peruse the retail/rental shop. NEW! A complimentary shuttle service is offered from the Lodge to the Nordic Center. Departing the Lodge daily at 9:45 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, the final shuttle will leave the Nordic Center at 4:00 pm to return to the Lodge. Also new this year is the Nordic Center Cafe, open weekends and holidays. Other amenities at the Country Club include a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor swimming pool, as well as fine dining in the upstairs mountain-view Elements Restaurant and Bar.

With more storms in the forecase and plans to open new trails within the week in gearing up for the holidays, Angel Fire Resort is looking forward to ringing in the winter season. If you haven’t made plans to be here, now is the time. Call 800-633-7463 to book your family’s winter getaway!

Business After Hours

the-trailheadThe TrailHead invits you to attend Business After Hours tonight!

When: December 13, 2012 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: The TrailHead, 48 N. Angel Fire Rd, Angel Fire, NM

Live Music by Warning Shot

Food, Fun, Networking, Meet & Greet, Bring Your Business Cards, Door Prizes! Everyone Welcome!