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Archives for June 2014

Cash Mob – Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ & More!

cash-mob-holyJoin the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce mobsters! Visit Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ & More and spend at least $20!

When: July 1, 2014 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Where: Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ

3400 New Mexico 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710

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Holy Catholic Church Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction

dancersHoly Catholic Church Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction

When: July 5, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Cost: Adults $25.00, Children (7 to 17) $15.00, Kids under 7 free

  • Prizes for the best patriotic costume
  • Dance to the music of Time Machine
  • Enjoy a sloppy joe dinner
  • Full cash bar

Purchase tickets at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Angel Fire Visitor Center, or RBS.

Movies Under The Stars – The Avengers

movies-under-the-starsWhen: Saturday, July 5, 2014

Where: At The Base Area, Angel Fire Resort

Free Event

Concessions & Goodies

Free Popcorn

2014 Critter Crawl

critter-crawl-20141.5K Mile Fun Run Walk

When: July 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Race starts at 10:15 am. Refreshments, hot dogs and hamburgers will be served afterward at the Angel Fire Fire Department. Live music by Steve Hayes. Costume contest for best dressed critter.

Proceeds go to benefit the Angel Fire Fire Department Emergency Alert System.

Fun Run / Walk

fun-run-walkJoin us Friday, July 4, 2014 for a fun run / walk at the visitor’s pavilion.

When: July 4, 2014 at 7:30 am

Registration – Arrive at 7:00 am to register or call Coldwell Banker Headin’ Home Realty at 575-377-1192.

Where: Visitor’s Pavilion

$30 fee will help benefit Casting For Recovery and include a rotary pancake breakfast at the finish!

1 Nite 2 Unite

1-nite-2-uniteJoin us as 9 churches and groups from the Moreno Valley come together in a concert of music and song! This is a non-denominational event.

When: Wednesday, July 3, 2014

5:30 pm – Free Admission & Food

6:00 pm – Free Christian Concert

Where: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Amphitheater

A special night for Christians of Moreno Valley to UNITE and sing praise and worship to our Lord! Join us in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Amphitheater for:

  • Gospel/Traditional Songs
  • Contemporary Music
  • Sing-A-Long
  • Praise & Worship
  • Free Admission & Food

Roz Garland writes, “As evidenced by the attendance last year by more than 500 people, the 1 Nite to Unite Concert is one of the largest events in Angel Fire. This year, we are expecting and planning for more than 750 people to attend! This event is totally funded by donations by churches, groups and individuals. However, costs are escalating and we will probably not break even this year. Donations for next year’s event can be made at the concert itself.”

  • The following area churches and groups are participating in this concert:
  • Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship
  • Angel Fire Baptist Church
  • Eagle Nest Baptist Church & Cowboy Fellowship
  • Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • Moreno Valley Community Church
  • St. Mel’s & Holy Angels Catholic Church
  • Faith Mountain Fellowship Church
  • United Church of Angel Fire
  • Moreno Valley Community Choir
  • Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ is providing free hotdogs/chips/water
  • Del Norte Baptist Church Youth Group in ABQ will be volunteering on site.


Governor To Speak In Angel Fire

governorNew Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will be at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park today Monday (June 30) to discuss her rural cemetery initiative. The governor will speak at the memorial’s amphitheater at 2:30 p.m.

The governor selected Angel Fire as one of four sites for the rural military cemeteries in April. In May, Angel Fire Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Howe announced that the cemetery would be located on 10 acres south of the memorial. The village of Angel Fire formally donated land for the cemetery to the state on Thursday (June 19).

The Red Cloud Ranch Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

red-cloud-ranch-01By Jo Mixon

Many of the attendees at last Thursday’s Business after Hours, at the Red Cloud Ranch, told me what a great experience they had and although the Red Cloud Ranch has been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce since 2001 (13 years) they had no idea it was such a wonderful secluded Bed and Breakfast.

Because of the many comments, I wanted to rerun the “I Know Jo” article I wrote about them a few years back. I have mixed photos from the original story and the business after hours. So please enjoy!

Red Cloud Ranch
Stevie Bass & Ken Gallard

You know, whenever I visit one of our Chamber member businesses, I think it is the greatest place I’ve ever been. But the next week comes around and I find yet another member whose business is absolutely magical! This week my grandson Greg and I had the privilege of spending time with Stevie Bass and her husband Ken Gallard at their little piece of heaven on earth. Nestled in the forest high on the mountain between Angel Fire and Taos, is their Red Cloud Ranch Retreat. It is a rustic working cattle ranch that they open to the public in June, July and August as a Bed & Breakfast. Serene, secluded and sacred are the words that came to mind as they toured us around the grounds.

Twenty-four years ago, Ken and Stevie purchased the 220 acres and began restoration on the old hunting lodge, the only building on the property at the time. It dates back to the 1930’s. With their two young children in tow, they spent the first few summers living in tents as they renovated the cabin, turning it into what is now the Welcome Cabin where guests are served a gourmet breakfast, as they look out over a brook fed trout pond to the majestic Wheeler Peak and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

They spent the first six years at the ranch without water or electricity! It is obvious that this ranch is a labor of love! They now have two other guesthouses, which are available for rent in the summer months. A perfect place to relax and unwind from the fast paced stress of city life. They want your stay to be a “rejuvenating and healthful experience”. With an emphasize on serving healthy natural foods, Stevie uses fresh organic items from her garden whenever possible. She serves only hormone free meats and no trans fats. The real secret treat I discovered is that Inn Keeper Stevie is a well-known nationally published food stylist and recipe creator. Better Homes and Gardens featured the food of Red Cloud Ranch in an 18-page spread in June ’96. I’d say you might not want to miss her breakfast!

They also put emphasis on keeping their land as a traditional wildlife habitat. Land stewardship is what Ken calls it. No motorized vehicles are allowed past the cabins. All of the work on the ranch is done on horseback. We took a hike on the Nature Trail Stevie and Ken have cleared. It into an interpretive nature-hiking trail, complete with 55 stations along the way, that explains the flora and fauna and give environmental facts about the forest. Greg’s favorite was the Ponderosa Pine Tree, or as Ken called it the Ice-Cream Tree. A few years ago, he and Stevie were horseback riding in the forest and an aroma filled the air. They could not explain the phenomenon. He said it smelled like jamocha almond fudge ice cream. Ken said he finally got off the horse and stuck his nose into the bark of the Ponderosa Pine and sure enough this was the source of the smell! With a little caution Greg stuck his nose to the tree and let out a joyful giggle and said it does! So I had to try it, too. They are absolutely right, jamocha almond fudge. I swear I could even smell the waffle cone! Also dotting their trail are many whimsical creatures that Stevie has artistically created out of wood she has found in the forest.

As an added personal pampering touch for her guests at the Ranch, Stevie provides monogrammed robes both for adults and children. And they photograph their guests, sending them the photos after their stay. This brings me to another fascinating fact I learned about our hosts. Ken has his own internationally known “side-line”. His extreme ski and lifestyle photography is published in many magazines in the US and Canada. I googled him later and found his photography to be beautifully breathtaking.

I highly recommend a stay at the Red Cloud Ranch. Included in their rates is a four-day special, the fourth day is half-priced and a week special, the seventh day is free. Spend your days in the relaxing untouched beauty of the ranch as you hike, bike, bird watch, fish or canoe in the pond, or simply enjoy the solitude while you soak in the hot tub.

Visit their website, for a virtual tour. Or call Stevie at 575-751-0015. Tell her Jo sent you!






Camp Elliott Barker – Choose Your Adventure!

camp-ellliott-barkerSpecial camp rates for Northern New Mexico girls!

We are so pleased to share with you that due to the generosity of many, several upcoming camp sessions at Camp Elliott Barker are being offered at a drastically reduced rate for Northern New Mexico girls! The Northern New Mexico Camp Elliott Barker Promotion is limited to one camp session per camper. Each of the following camp sessions are available for $150 (rather than the normal price of $280 or $300!). This promotion is available first come, first served, and while space allows. Campers interested in attending select programs at Camp Elliott Barker must submit payment ($150) in full by the date designated. Not a Girl Scout? No problem! Our Girl Scout camp is open to ALL girls!

Discounted camp sessions include:

July 13-18, 2014

Mountain Madness (grades 4-7). Are you ready for some crazy summer fun? oin us for all that the mountain of Barker has to offer. Choose what activities you want to do. Maybe you want to do the ropes course, or hit a bull’s-eye at the archery range. There is always fort building, arts & crafts and outdoor cooking. With fun filled activities by day and starry skies by night, you will have many memories to take back home.

Ropes & Reins (grades 9-12). Whether you want to climb in the saddle or into a harness on the ropes course, this program is for you. You will build teamwork at the low ropes course and challenge yourself to the extreme at the high ropes course. Spend time at the stables learning the basics and riding in the arena. You will even have time to tie some knots and make a special craft. The best of both worlds awaits you.

Water Seekers (grades 6-12). Do you have gills instead of lungs? Fins instead of feet? Enjoy a week on the water. Start your week swimming and getting use to the water, then set sail in a canoe where you will have a floating lunch, then head rafting on the Rio Grande. End the week swimming and trying paddle boarding at Eagles Nest Lake. Dry yourself off by the fire eating a s’more.

ProChef (grades 5-10). The ProChef series is back this summer! Are you ready to take the cooking challenge? Spend the week learning and preparing some exciting and impressive things. Learn knife skills and culinary mastery. Then use those skills in our Barker Challenge Kitchen. Prepare your best for the judges. Take home a cookbook so you can share all your favorite recipes with family and friends. You will have time to do your favorite camp activities as well.

Registration and payment due 6/27/2014.

To register, use this registration form:

Register soon while there is still availability!

6th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

6th-annual-golf-tourneyNational Veterans Wellness & Healing 6th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

When: July 19, 2014

Where: Angel Fire Resort Golf Course & Country Club

Please call 575-377-3055 or 575-377-4488 for information and signup. Cost is $90 for members and $100 for non-members. Cost includes golf, cart, lunch and silent auction.

All proceeds benefit National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center in Angel Fire.