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Archives for June 2013

Let’s All Go To The Lone Ranger!

lone-rangerLet’s All Go To The Movies!

When: Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm (Actual time to be determined)

Where: Story Teller Theater in Taos, NM

We would like to go as a group from the Angel Fire area. Please join us! We could fill the theater. Tickets are $5.75 for adults or children.

To reserve your spot, bring payment for your tickets to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce before 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Stray Hearts In Angel Fire

stray-hearts-in-angel-fireIt’s that time of year when the shelter is overflowing with amazing adorable pets, and purring little furry kittens become plentiful and so very irresistible!

We’ll be at the flea market from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm featuring some of our too-cute-to-resist animal companions. Stop by and see who chooses you!

When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center Flea Market, Centro Plaza Parking Lot on Highway 434

Special adoption prices in effect through July 1, 2013.

  • Adult cats – $15
  • Kittens – $25 or 2 for $40
  • Dogs under 6 years old – $50
  • Dogs over 6 years old – $30

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping, 30 days free pet insurance, and a bag of food.

1200 St. Francis Lane
Taos, NM

Kokopelli Open House

kokopelli-open-housePlease come join us at Kokopelli’s Angel Fire office for our open house.

When: Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: 2455 Mountain View Blvd, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Food and beverages provided, come enjoy and meet our staff!

Please RSVP to 575-377-2788 or 800-888-6062.

We look forward to seeing you!

Hound Dog Events Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

rough-riders-200-01By Jo Mixon

Michael Martinez & Miller Talbot
Rough Riders 200

Angel Fire’s Double Century Cycling Event in Northern New Mexico

Michael and Diane Martinez along with Miller and Deanna Talbot have spent the past year preparing for “Rough Riders 200.” It is a high altitude Double Century Cycling Ride through the mountains of Northern New Mexico to be held this weekend, June 29 and June 30. The term century refers to an event where the daily course is 100 miles. Double century means 100 miles per day for two consecutive days. Day one cyclists will travel 104 miles. They start from the Blue Parking lot of the Angel Fire Resort and head through the Taos Canyon, over to Sipapu turning at Mora to follow the Guadalupita pass back to Angel Fire. Day two the route is 100 miles. Riders will again start at the Angel Fire Resort, head through the Taos Canyon and continue around the Enchanted Circle scenic by-way through Taos, Questa, Red River, and Eagle Nest and back to Angel Fire. These athletes will encounter the awesomely beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains while testing their bodies and abilities.

Michael and Miller are both avid local cyclists. Throughout the years they have heard many local cyclists voice the need and desire to have events of this nature and magnitude in Angel Fire. “We have the mountain roads, the altitude, the picturesque views and the routes to challenge any cyclists”, said Michael. They knew together, they could make it happen. Along with their wives they decided to start a promotion company and Hound Dog Events,LLC was formed. Their five-year plan includes cycling, trail running, mountain bike, endurance events and the possibility of marathons. They plan to be promoting up to three major events per year in Angel Fire in the future.

They have certainly been busy and haven’t missed a single detail to make their debut event well planned and organized. The Rough Riders 200 is paid for in part by Angel Fire Lodger’s tax and major sponsors. The Angel Fire Resort will be providing beer, food, and entertainment, The Trail Head Bike & Ski Shop is Rough Riders 200 headquarters and the place to purchase all Rough Riders apparel, and Resort Properties of Angel Fire are donating housing for state motorcycle police and one lucky winner. Taos Cyclery sponsors aide stations along the routes. Hosts for the aid stations are Holy Cross Hospital, Kachina Lodge, and Sipapu. Hammer Products will supply Hammer Nutrition products for every rider at each aid station. Also provided will be fruit, salty and sweet treats, and water. Rough Riders 200 is donating $1000.00 per day to the local groups volunteering to man the aid stations. These beneficiaries are Del Norte Mountain Bike Alliance of Taos, Taos Amateur Radio Club and Angel Fire Search & Rescue, Casting for Recovery, Ski & Snowboard Team of Angel Fire, and Shuter Library.

S.A.G vehicle support, sponsored by Patterson Family of Dealerships, will be available to help with flats, hunger knocks, water and lifts back to Angel Fire for the dreaded bonk. The Taos Amateur Radio Club and Angel Fire Search and Rescue have pitched in to provide mobile units at each aid station and communications throughout the event. State motorcycle police will be on the course and housed by Resort Properties of Angel Fire. Emergency services are ready and available if needed. Coldwell Banker of Angel Fire, Mammoth Mills & Log Homes, and John Sutton General Building Construction are sponsoring the start/finish lines. Hail’s Holy Smoked Bar-B-Q, Keller Williams of Angel Fire and Recovery Control Systems are route sponsors. Monte Verde Realty, Re/Max Mountain Realty, and A.J.’s Cyclery are general event sponsors.

Michael and Miller are excited about all of the support they are receiving from Angel Fire and the surrounding area and they have been working with other century groups such as the Santa Fe Century Tour. Everyone involved has been positive and helpful. Cyclists are signed up from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico. Hound Dog is excited about the new faces it will bring into Angel Fire this year and many years to come. Both Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon, they want to invite everyone, riders and the public, to enjoy the post-ride Beer, Meal, & Entertainment Tent on the blue parking lot of the Angel Fire Resort.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the event call 575-224-1595. Also go to their website for rules and instructions on how to enter the event.


Angel Fire Community Flea Market

flea-marketWhen: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Centro Plaza Parking Lot (Cove Arts Center – Yellow Building)

10′ x 15′ spaces available to private parties, food, retail vendors.

$10 for Chamber members, $15 for non Chamber members.

Advanced reservations required. Reserve your space now!

For more information please stop by the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce office or call Jo at 575-377-6353.

Sponsored by the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Centro Plaza
3407 Highway 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Classic Car Show

classic-carsSponsored by Holy Angels Catholic Church. More information to follow.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2013

Where: Centro Plaza Parking Lot

5th Annual Dinner Dance & Auction

dinner-dance-auctionWhen: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

  • Featuring Taos oldies band Time Machine plus live silent auctions.
  • Awards for top three oldies costumes. First price is one night at a Four Corners resort.
  • Ticket price includes dinner and dance. Full cash bar provided by Zebs.

Adults – $24
Age 7 to 17 – $15

Tickets on sale at the door, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, RBS, Angel Fire Visitor Center and Resort Properties or call Larry or JoAnn at 575-377-2743.

Presented by Holy Angels Catholic Church. All proceeds benefit the Holy Angels Building Fund.

Noche Del Rancho

noche-del-ranchoA Fiesta For the Arts! Get Your Tickets NOW!

Gourmet dinner by Chef Jarred Johnson, wine by Vivac Winery, live music by the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, prizes, fine food, fabulous music.

When: Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Couples – $200
Individuals – $150

Special rates for ArtsFest Artists. For more information please call 575-377-6273 or visit

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Open House

shas-open-houseCome join in the fun and see what’s new!

When: Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Reduced adoption fees all day!
  • $15 microchipping, regularly $25!
  • Tour the shelter!
  • Door prizes and raffles!
  • Bake sale and art bargains!
  • Free engraved pet id tags!

Come see us at the shelter:

1200 St. Francis Ln.
Taos, NM
Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Mattress Mary Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

mattress-mary-01By Jo Mixon

Mary Domito – Taos Lifestyle Featuring Sleep Sanctuary

July will mark the nine-year anniversary for Taos Lifestyle/Sleep Sanctuary. And for nine years running it has been elected “Best of Taos.” Owner Mary Domito, affectionately known as Mattress Mary, is the main reason. Her energy and smile are infectious. Her desire to truly go the extra mile stands in the forefront of all she accomplishes. Quality furniture and accessories, the best selection of high-quality mattresses, and customer-first consultative service are the top priorities!

When Mary and I spoke at our Angel Fire Chamber Dinner she said, “I want to furnish Angel Fire.” I liked her enthusiasm, but at that time, I had no idea her store, Taos Lifestyle featuring Sleep Sanctuary, was more than a place where just mattresses are sold. Not only is it the largest Serta retailer in Northern New Mexico, but it is also a full-end furniture store.

When I was there last week I spoke with a few of her employees. All of them have worked for Mary at least five years, and they enjoy a lighthearted, cohesive, and fun working environment. That’s a great sign. (I believe when employees stay at an establishment, something good is happening!) When the store opened, Mary had two employees; now there are seven, including delivery. And yes, they deliver to Angel Fire. They will work around your schedule. Mary told me Taos Lifestyle takes the delivery process very seriously. They are entering into your private space and they strive to do so respectfully.

Mary spent most of her life in the Bay area of San Francisco, California. Then in 2000, she made a trip to Taos to visit an old friend. It was love at first sight. She said the people were friendlier than anywhere she had ever been, the culture rich, and the beauty unmatched. The next summer she came back. The pull manifested stronger until she got to the point of knowing Taos would be her home. While in California, she had worked for the country’s largest mattress chain, so opening a mattress store was the natural venue. By 2004 Sleep Sanctuary was open and the fun began!

Over the years Mary has become heavily involved with the community of Taos and the surrounding areas. She works hard behind the scenes to raise money for various local non-profits. Now in its third year, her “Dog Days of Summer” fundraising event benefits the Stray Heart Animal Shelter.

When Mary came to Taos she was unmarried and uninterested. The business came first. Little did she know she’d quickly meet the love of her life and be eight years happily married by 2013! She and artist Mark Gould met at a dinner group they both attended. She said after a year of seeing each other at social events, she finally asked him out, and the rest is history!

Visit Mattress mary and her staff at Taos Lifestyle featuring Sleep Sanctuary located at 710-C Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos, New Mexico. Go to their website And listen to all the testimonials of what Taos Lifestyle means to them! You’ll be sold!