November 11, 2019

Archives for February 2013

Shall We Dance

shall-we-danceSpend Your Thursday Night Dancing

When: February 21, 2013 to April 25, 2013

Adult Classes

  • Beginner Tap: 3:30 pm
  • Ballet: 4:30 pm
  • Intermediate Tap: 5:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road

Call Diane at 575-377-2443 for more information.

Turri Productions Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

michael-turri-01By Jo Mixon

Michael Turri

When I interviewed Michael Turri of Turri Productions, the most prominent thing I noticed was his truly genuine interest in helping promote the village of Angel Fire. After having been part time residents for ten years, he and wife Johnese made the decision to move full time, from Albuquerque, to their home in Black Lake, last summer. This move coincided with their oldest son Ryan’s, desire to move his family back to New Mexico from California. I’ll explain.

Michael founded Turri Productions in 2003. He mainly produced video for corporate ventures. Johnese quickly approached him to provide video for CASA Espironza. It was the first of many non-profit organizations they would help, pro-bono. Michael said Johnese was a valuable part of Turri Productions. Although she worked full time at another job, her people and marketing skills boosted company growth. They continued their for profit and not-for-profit work for the next six years. When Ryan graduated from film school in Los Angeles, he came home to Albuquerque and they discussed taking Turri productions toward the direction of film production……movies! Together they entertained lots of scripts and projects. At that time Marc Shuter of Angel Fire, approached them with The Bigfoot Election project he had co-written with B.J. Schmidt. The Turri’s filmed the movie in the summer of 2010. Michael said they filmed for 21 days straight, 6 a.m. to midnight, mostly in Angel Fire. (I actually remember some of the Bigfoot sightings.). It was released in October 2011, at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and you can download it on U-tube. Ryan is now President of Turri Productions and has moved his family to Albuquerque. Michael is happy to have placed his company into the capable hands of his son, allowing he and Johnese to also move and become a permanent part of the village of Angel Fire. He remains on staff as a consultant, but prefers to spend his time in the mountains.

But wait, neither Michael nor Johnese is one to retire into the sunset. In their thirty-three years of marriage, giving of their time and services is simply their way of life. They want to be an intricate part of the community. Michael has offered his services to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce and has taken a part time job at the Visitor Center. He is also still available to production video marketing for your businesses. Johnese is volunteering on various boards and committees. She is the driving force behind the new Ambassador Program at the Angel Fire Chamber. Her enthusiasm is infectious. We are blessed to have them both. Get to know them, you’ll be glad you did! And if you need video marketing or want to make a movie call Michael at 505-350-3295.

Click here to see several of Michael’s Videos on the Angel Fire Visitor Center Page.

Lost Dogs – Buddy & Puppy

buddy-puppyBuddy & Puppy Are Lost, Please Help Find Them!

2 missing dogs in Angel Fire named Buddy and Polka Dot (nick name is Puppy). They both have long white hair and weigh about 70 pounds. (Please note this photo is old, they aren’t puppies, but weigh about 70 lbs each) They have been missing since Saturday, February 23rd. They are both very friendly and are mixed breed from the Taos Shelter. If they are found please contact me at 505-358-9409 and I will come pick them up. Or they can be delivered to Dr. Gaffney and I will pick them up from her. Both dogs are current on their shots, have collars with their names and phone numbers and have identification chips. These dogs are greatly loved and missed, so please keep an eye out for them!


Janet Martin

New Mexico Garden Club District III Spring Meeting

gc-meetingHosted by the Angel Fire Garden Club.

When: March 11, 2013

  • Registration: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Lunch Buffet: 12:00 noon
  • Program: 1:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Resort Hotel – Chainti’s Restaurant

Reservations must be made by February 25, 2013 for $25.00.

Mail check to Angel Fire Garden Club, PO Box 530, Angel Fire, NM 87710.

Public is invited to the program starting at 1:30 om. Tickets $10.00 at the door.

For more information contact JJ Huddleston at 575-377-3401. Photo by Mrs. Joan Douglas.

Debra Coscia Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

debra-coscia-01By Jo Mixon

Auctioned Romantic Valentine Dinner

Debra Coscia, an individual member of the Chamber, and I were brainstorming last December about items to place in the Silent Auction held at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party. Her idea was priceless! She said, “Why don’t we auction off a Romantic Valentine dinner? We can seat up to eight people in my home and you and I will be the cooks, servers, and hostesses.” I agreed. We decided to prepare a four-course meal paired with appropriate wines. What we hadn’t expected was the response at the auction. Not one dinner, but two were purchased!

Last night, Chris and Donna Chase, winning bidders, and their guests Shawn and Tammy Devine, and Warren and Sue Gallant, were treated to our candlelight Valentine’s Day dinner. In preparation, we decorated Debra’s home with quaint romantic ambiance. We placed bud vases of red roses, candelabras, rose petals, and heart-shaped crystals on the tables. It was beautiful. Then we began food preparation. We both had our duties and worked well together.

When the couples arrived, we greeted them with champagne cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Once seated, we served them salad, followed by Beef Tenderloin with mushroom gravy, Salmon topped with bearnaise sauce, brown rice, and fresh asparagus tips. The wines we paired with the entree were Malbec and Petite Sirah. The final course was a decadent Valentine’s dessert! We served fresh brownies drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce along side a dish of Zabaglione, Vivac chocolates, freshly whipped cream, strawberries, and a sweet Port wine. Over all, Chris and Donna and their guests seemed to have been extremely pleased. They asked for us to do it again next week. The dinner was a success! Saturday we will prepare and serve the second auctioned dinner for Ryan Goodman and his employees at Kokopelli Property Management.

The response to our dinners has been so great, we want to branch out and share more. We decided, with the help of our Chamber Ambassadors team we will have “Themed Dinner and Wine Pairings” once a month this summer, as fundraisers for the Chamber. We will prepare and serve three to four course meals. Chamber businesses will be able to sponsor these dinners. Seating will be limited, so reservations will be mandatory. More information will follow as soon as we set the dates! Watch for it in our eBlasts and on the Chamber web page. A super-special thanks to Debra Coscia, Kirsten Roberts, and Wayne Phillips for helping to make this a huge success!

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital Notice

closedAngel Fire Small Animal Hospital will be closed Monday, February 18, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013 while Dr. Gaffney and staff attend the Western Veterinary Conference.

Please mark your calendars in case your pets need any prescription refills or food during this time; please come by before February 18, 2013 for refills.

We will listen to messages while we are out of town, but if your pet has an emergency during these dates please seek care in Taos, Las Vegas or Raton.

We will open again on Friday, February 22, 2013 for regular office hours.

We look forward to learning a lot at the conference to enhance your pet’s future visits!

20% Off Dog & Cat Teeth Cleanings In February & March!

teeth-cleaning-specialDr. Gaffney will be happy to look at your pet’s teeth at no charge to see of they do need to be cleaned. But, be sure to call our office first to make she is available when you and your pet come by.

When: February & March 2013

Where: Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Call 575-377-3165 for an appointment!

P.O. Box 2011
3382 Mountain View Boulevard
Unit H

2013 Shovel Race Championships

2013-shovel-raceWhen: February 8 & 9, 2013

Where: Angel Fire Resort – On Exhibition

For more information please visit

State Of The Shelter Report

state-of-the-shelter-reportConcerned about animal welfare? Come hear Jan Gordon, Executive Operations Director of Stray Hearts Animal Shelter, present a summary of the current status of and future plans for the shelter. Board members will also highlight financial conditions, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities. The meeting is open to the public.

Alley Cantina & Vanilla Pop present Dog Gone Sweet Lovin’, a benefit for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter and celebration of Alley Cantina’s 16th anniversary.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2013 (Valentine’s Day)

Doors open at 8:30 am and tickets are $10. Silent auction from 8:00 pm to 10:45 pm. Prizes include a 1 week stay in Las Vegas condo on the strip, a diamond necklace, 2 dozen red roses and gift certificates.

Come see us at the Shelter; 1200 Saint Francis Lane, Taos, NM, 575-758-2981 or on the Web at

Special Event At The Trading Post Cafe

arts-and-carafeJoin us for a night of creative fun. We provide all the ingredients you need to enjoy a very special night, all the art supplies (canvas, paints, brushes, etc) a local artist to instruct you through you painting and The Trading Post will provide the perfect venue and 1/2 price wine special.

Our classes are set in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you can create your own masterpiece. You will walk out of the 2 hour class with your own painting that you hand on your wall.

When: February 2, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: The Trading Post Cafe

Cost: $50 (Proceeds are donated to Casting For Recovery)

Painting: Peeking Through

Artist: Katherine McDermott