September 18, 2019

Archives for July 2013

Red Bull Signature Series

red-bull-signature-seriesCome out to watch the Red Bull Dreamline August 10th. Event is FREE.

Red Bull scouted the world to find the perfect location for the Dreamline. The search took them over a year – touring over 27 locations across 11 states and 3 countries, before finally selecting Angel Fire Bike Park.

Be sure to come out August 10th to watch 32 of the world’s best BMX dirt riders compete for a spot in the eight-man final, with everything judged by the riders themselves. The event is FREE to attend, just make sure to sign-up online here.

Need somewhere to stay? We have condo and home rentals that can fit families and groups of all sizes. Check lodging options here.

Business After Hours

bah-2013-08-08You are invited! Food, fun, door prizes and networking!

When: Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: 3375 Mountain View Blvd., Angel Fire, NM

Sponsored by Kokopelli Property Management.

Angel Fire Computer Guy

af-computer-guyComputer Rule #1

Always reboot the computer. Always, always, always.

A problem really isn’t a problem until you can make it happen again, after a reboot. Turn it off, power it down, keep it off for at least 10 seconds and then turn it back on. This will allow the electricity to drain from the memory chips and system, clearing all accumulated errors that Windows like to leave. Boot it back up and see if the problem happens again. 80-90% of your problems will be solved this way.

Computer Rule #2

No, that isn’t a retractable cup holder on the front of your tower.

15 Halo Pines Terrace – In the North Country Real Estate office.


Angel Fire Beautification Committee Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

angel-fire-proud-01By Jo Mixon

Be Angel Fire Proud – Think “Christmas” In July

Three months ago under the guidance of Councilman Chuck Howe, by recommendation of Mayor Barbara Cottam, a committee for the Beautification of Angel Fire was formed and quickly changed its name to Angel Fire Proud. They want residents and businesses in Angel Fire to be proud of how our village is perceived. A sub-committee within this committee consisting of four dynamic energetic women: Lisa Mitchell, Cynthia Collier, Lysa Hopson, and Jan Shank, has have taken on the task of Holiday Decorations for Angel Fire. Lisa said, “When our visitors drive into the village, we want them to be wowed! We are a resort community, their first impression is extremely important.” The idea this committee wants to portray is “Light up, Angel Fire”.

Holiday decorations are somewhat like fireworks. Beautiful, brilliant, and stunning. They tend to cause many unexpected smiles to cross faces! Angel Fire Proud wants everyone to get into the spirit. They are encouraging businesses and homeowners to decorate for the season. We are far from a drab community, so why look drab during the holidays? In addition to the contribution of decorating your own space, Angel Fire Proud is giving you the opportunity to sponsor community decorations on a larger scale.

First, you may purchase a 24″ Wreath complete with red bow for only $20.00. (Imagine how lovely the village will be if every business displays this wreath!) Next, each of the lampposts on North Angel Fire Road, leading up to the ski mountain, will be wrapped in 12′ of garland and topped with a large 24″ red bow. You may sponsor one of these lamp posts for a contribution of $125. If you’d like to sponsor on the next level, consider a garland/bow and an all season banner for only $280. These banners will represent the changing seasons. Local photographs along with the state brand, Angel Fire is New Mexico is True will be on the banners. Or maybe you want to be a grand finale sponsor (my wording not theirs) and choose the decorations for light posts on Hwy 434. Available are a 6′ Snowflake for $390. or an 8′ Lighted Skier for $1065. (See flyer below)

Not only is your donation is tax deductible; every sponsor will be honored on a plaque to be displayed in Village Hall. Plus you will be recognized in a 1/2-page ad placed in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle.

I, for one, am very excited about this project. I’d love to see the residents and businesses of Angel Fire unite together and help make Angel Fire more attractive, not only for us, but our guests as well. It will give us all a sense of pride. Whether you are a full time resident or a part time resident, it doesn’t matter. You can still participate! Angel Fire Proud is planning ahead. When the holiday season comes this year, they want to enhance our winter wonderland look. The committee would like to encourage white lights for uniformity, but whatever you wish will be fine!

To sponsor this project please contact Lisa Mitchell, 575-377-5189. Or you may send a check, made out to Angel Fire Community Foundation, to The Village of Angel Fire, P.O. Box 610, Angel Fire, NM 87710. Be sure to tell them which decorations you want to sponsor. Make your plans early as to how you want to decorate your homes and businesses this holiday season. Let’s be proud of Angel Fire!

USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships

gravity-national-championshipsAttention Angel Fire & Area Volunteers

After successfully hosting the Collegiate MTB Nationals the past few years, Angel Fire, NM gets its chance at the big time when America’s best downhill and dual slalom riders descend on the resort for the 2013 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. Nearly 400 riders will vie for 30 Stars-and-Stripes Jerseys on some of the best new trails in the Rockies. BE THERE!

Angel Fire Resort is seeking Course Marshals for the downhill portion of this prestigious event. Course Marshals will be stationed at specific locations on the course. For more information and specific duties and requirements and to sign up, please contact Hogan Koesis at 575-377-4369 or

When: August 2-4, 2013

Where: Angel Fire, New Mexico

Angel Fire Wellness Fair – 2013

af-wellness-fair-2013When: July 27, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Blood drive by United Blood Services. For an appointment call 877-392-4483 or go to Blood donor walk-ins welcome from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Free breakfast burritos, door prizes and giveaways. First annual 5K run/walk benefiting the Taos Cancer Find. Meet at the Community Center between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. There is $5.00 entry fee. Please call 575-377-6303 for more information.

10th Annual Movies Under The Stars – Brave

muts-braveWhen: July 26, 2013

Where: Outside at the Country Club

Movie: Brave (PG)

Cost: FREE

For last minute weather cancellations, please call 575-377-6401.

Hispanic International Golf Tournament

hispanic-invitationalOne of the highlights of this event is the Casino Night & Silent Auction sponsored by the Sandia Resort and Casino at the Angel Fire Resort where collecting “funny money” at the blackjack tables, craps or roulette, can win you fabulous prizes later in the evening. The Resort is extending an invitation for local volunteer “dealers”.

Dinner and a drink ticket is provided to all volunteers and the Event Organizers throw in raffle prizes. Dinner for volunteers will start at 5:30 pm with a quick training prior to the festivities of the event.

When: July 25, 2013

Where: Garden Room at the Angel Fire Resort

Call Traci Koeis at 575-377-4321 or Kalyn Whitacre at 575-377-4262 to sign up!

Angel Fire Garden Club Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

af-garden-tour-01By Jo Mixon

11th Annual Garden Tour

Each year as I take the annual garden tour, I am always pleasantly surprised by the homes and gardens seemingly hidden away in the Moreno Valley. This year’s Angel Fire Garden Club Tour featured six gardens in Black Lake. It was nice experiencing new places and faces. Tour Co-Chairs Diane Peterson, Fannie Mackie, and J.J. Huddleston did a wonderful job. But they didn’t do it without the help, time and talent of their fellow garden club members and many others in the community. Committee Chairs Ann Supple-Registration, Carol Rupp-Poster Artwork, Diane Peterson-Gardens, Dorothy Thrasher-Silent Auction, Fannie Mackie- Tickets, Jan Shank- Publicity, JJ Huddleston- Brochure, Keller Williams-Brochure Printing, Larry Layden- Traffic Control, Maria Beck- Sign Painter, Stephanie Hamilton- Centerpieces, Stuart Hamilton- map Maker, Susan Milligan- gift Bags all did an outstanding job! The tour ended with a luncheon and silent auction at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club. Winners of the Garden Hat contest were Joan Douglass, Conni Elkins, and Diane Peterson.

The Angel Fire Garden Club was federated in 1991 with 14 members and now has 62! As their website states, “The club designs programs and events to inform and inspire high country gardeners and to provide education to help preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our mountain environment”. It is amazing what these people can grow at the elevations we live! They help create the beauty in and around Angel Fire. Members of the club take care of three signature gardens in Angel Fire; the Butterfly Garden at Shuter Library, the Garden in the median of North Angel Fire Road, and the Blue Star Memorial Garden at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. Last year members received four 1st place State Garden Club awards, one Honorable Mention South Central region award, and two National Garden Clubs, Inc. Certificates of Commendation. That’s awesome!

Officers for the 2013-2015 term are President, Jo Ann Layden; 2nd Vice President, Johnese Turri; and Secretary, Dorothy Thrasher. If you interested in becoming a garden club member they would love to have you! Meetings are the second Monday of each month. For more information visit their website at or call Jo Ann Layden at 575-377-2743 or Johnese Turri at 575-377-2989. Happy Gardening!

Garden Tour This Saturday

The Angel Fire Garden Tour is this Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Registration will be at the Angel Fire Visitor Center from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. Parking at the various gardens on the tour is limited to the west side of the street(s) so carpooling is highly encouraged. Wear sturdy walking shoes and your favorite garden hat. There will be prizes for the 3 best garden hats at the post-tour luncheon. Be sure to bring water to drink while on the tour.

“Tour Only” tickets may be purchased for $10.00 during registration at the Visitor Center.

For ticket information, contact Fannie Mackie at 575-613-6518.