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Archives for July 2014

Shuter Library Book Launch

book-launchLocal author, Scott Archer Jones, will read from his new novel, Jupiter and Gilgamesh – A Novel of Sumeria and Texas.

Scott will also sign copies of his book, which are currently available for purchase at the library.

This even is free. Refreshments will be served.

Movies Under The Stars – Despicable Me 2

muts-despicable-me-2When: Friday, July 25, 2014

Where: At The Base Area, Angel Fire Resort

Free Event

Concessions & Goodies

Free Popcorn

Mountain Sports Of Angel Fire Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

mountain-sports-01By Jo Mixon

Owners Brent & Tammy Dunn

Living a healthy family oriented- lifestyle is the message I got from my visit with Brent and Tammy Dunn. And, it is also the message they wish to portray in their business. Brent said, “Tammy and I want everyone in Angel Fire to know that although we are the new guys on the block, we are truly invested in seeing this town grow and thrive. The reason we moved here was the unbelievable beauty, not only outdoors, but in the people that fill this valley. We look forward to growing and becoming a part of this wonderful community.” And they have definitely begun that journey!

The Dunn’s purchased Mountain Sports last year. It is a full retail store offering Camping Gear, Clothing, Footwear, Fishing Gear, Tennis Gear, Golf Gear, Sporting Goods, Skis, Snowboards, and Winter Outerwear. Plus it is a full rental shop with: Rental Skis, Rental Snowboards, and Rental Bikes. Their focus is on giving excellent customer service to all of our customers. They listen to their customers and try to carry what promotes the customers activities. For example, the pickleball group asked for pickleball equipment, so Mountain Sports now stock it.

This year they started the RoadRunner Couch to 5K Walk/Run program designed to help beginners and those who haven’t run in a while prepare to “Conquer the Mountain!” I asked if they had always been runners. Brent answered, “No, we started running about 3 years ago. It started as more of a macho guy challenge to work out at the gym for me and eventually became something that we do as a family nearly every day of the week.” Tammy added, “The idea of the RoadRunner group was born out of our desire to find a way to help Mountain Sports promote healthy living and be something that related to our business. Although we did most of our training in Texas as a family, we learned through others the power of having a group that helps support and encourage each other and wanted to bring that to the Angel Fire running community.” This group started May 15, 2014 and they continue to meet every Thursday morning at 7:30 am. The running club is open to all ages and abilities, free of cost. Their focus is on strengthening their bodies, while they strengthen their sense of community. They are having a charity fundraiser 5k race this Thursday morning, July 24. It will end with the first ever Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and continue on throughout the morning with lots of fun activities. Don’t miss out on breakfast and lots of door prizes. Registration fees for the race are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 18 and under. All proceeds will go to benefit the ALMS Food Pantry. (The race goody bags are worth twice as much as the registration fee!) The race is open to the public. You can sign up now at Mountain Sports and we will see you there.

The Dunn’s have owned vacation properties in Angel Fire for many years prior to their permanent move in May 2013. Tammy is a native Texan. Brent grew up in mostly in New Mexico. They are however, high school sweethearts. Brent’s family made the best move of his life when they moved him to Texas in high school. It was there he met Tammy. They married after college. Brent went into the field of Computer Sciences. He worked seven years for Cessna. Then went on to own, co-own and start up various online companies from to a Digital Witness Security business. Tammy majored in Music Education, become an educator then principal in the Kansas School system. She went back to earn her Masters in Education. Being from that genre, she was adamant that the school system they moved their children into must be top notch. She says the quality and relationship of the teachers to the kids they have found in the Moreno Valley is excellent! Tammy said to me, “I am a lucky girl. I am lucky to have Brent, our children Sarah and Colin, and I am lucky to wake up to this incredible, marvelous beauty every day!” Well I say, we are lucky to have them in Angel Fire!

Visit them at 3375 Mountain View Blvd. and







Angel Fire Road Runners 1st Annual Walk/Run

afrrRegister today at Mountain Sports. The first 25 participants receive a registration gift!

Official registration form available online at our website or you can stop in and signup at the shop. If you would like to make a donation to the ALM food bank of Angel Fire please contact Tammy Dunn at 575-377-3490.

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Race Day Information

  • 7:00 am – Registration – $25 for adults, $15 for children 18 and under, cash or check only
  • 7:30 am – Race Start
  • 8:15 am – Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – Awards Ceremony

There will be prizes for overall male/female winner plus prizes for first place in the following categories; 1-15 years old male/female, 16-29 years old male/female, 30-49 years old male/female, 50+ years old male/female.

Business Before Hours – Mountain Sports & Cafe Expresso

bbhAngel Fire Chamber of Commerce presents its first ever Business Before Hours.

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Mountain Sports

Come out to Mountain Sports after the first annual charity 5k and have an amazing breakfast cooked by the talented staff at Cafe Expresso.

Mountain Sports will have a bounce house setup for the kids and will use the front parking lost for serving food and the festivities. What a great day to come out and support the community and see what’s going on at Mountain View Mall. The gang from Cafe Expresso is going to be making a truly hearty breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast burritos, fruit salad and much more!

The 5k participants will start arriving around 8:00 am. Breakfast begins at 8:15 am. Awards ceremony at 8:30 am. Biggest and best door prizes.

Items have been donated from Oakley, Dragon, Patagonia, Neff, SkullCandy, Camelbak and many more.

We will keep the festivities going all morning, but we know many of you will have to get to work. The event is free as always but we are encouraging everyone to bring a food (or cash) donation for the ALM Ministry.

Movies Under The Stars – Happy Gilmore

muts-happy-gilmoreWhen: Friday, July 18, 2014

Where: At The Base Area, Angel Fire Resort

Free Event

Concessions & Goodies

Free Popcorn

Golden Eagle RV Park & Store Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

golden-eagle-01By Jo Mixon

Owners Bruce and Bridgette Manakas

Fun, the one and only singular word to describe the Golden Eagle RV Park & Store…Fun! Smiles are NOT in short supply at this place! When Bruce and Bridgette Manakas decided to leave corporate America, their one goal was to enjoy life. Plus, they wanted to enable others to enjoy life with them. They looked for a business venture to facilitate good times. After spending the evening with them and being treated to an awesome Cajun Fish Fry, attended by no less than eighty people, I believe they have accomplished their mission!

Open year round, the Golden Eagle RV Park & Store, located directly across the highway from Eagle Nest Lake in Eagle Nest, NM, provides sixty-five RV sites, two cabin facilities, four shop models on site (for sale), a Laundromat, club house, Wi-Fi, and a chuck wagon back porch patio. Included in your stay at the Golden Eagle are a plethora of daily activities to choose from. Cards, craft classes, area tours, pot lucks, movie night complete with popcorn, washer toss, 4-wheel drive tours, special dinners (like the Cajun fish fry I attended), live music every Friday night and much more. Plus, for the past six years, every Friday in the summer season, they have a Farmer’s Market on their front parking lot. Venders can purchase space. All of the proceeds from the vender fees go to charity. This year it benefits the AquaPonic program at Eagle Nest Elementary School.

Situated on two tier levels, each RV site has its own breathtaking view of Eagle Nest Lake and the mountains beyond. It is definitely a place of social activity as well as a serene sanctuary to rest and rejuvenate. I spoke with several of the people at last week’s event. I wanted to know why they chose the Golden Eagle. Davis and Phyllis Hardy from Texas have spent their summers at the Golden Eagle since 1998. They said Bruce and Bridgette have raised the bar to excellent at their home away from home. They said the Manakas are honest, trustworthy and family oriented. “They love my dog, too,'” said Bonnie Borth, “and they bend over backwards to make us feel welcome.” She and husband Keith, from Boise City, Oklahoma, have been coming to spend their summers for more than three years. Jim Hayes, from Harrah, Oklahoma, said the scenery and the weather also draw him to the Golden Eagle. He has been coming for 25 years. All of the people I spoke with commented about the feel of family. They look forward to seeing old friends and making new friends. They applauded Bruce and Bridgette for being very personable with their emphasis on fun!

So fun is the name of the game, but so is quality. The country store on premise has a little bit of everything. Personal and camping supplies, food, drinks, and gifts. (And very clean bathroom facilities.) Before purchasing the Golden Eagle, the Manakas retired from their jobs in California to travel. Bridgette had worked with the National Alzheimer’s Association and went on to set up restaurants for major companies. Bruce majored in recreation and spent his corporate years in advertising. They traveled for five years, buying and selling Native American jewelry, as they looked for relocation opportunities. Along the way they made great contacts and good friends. The jewelry and Indian arts found in their country store represent close to fifty nations. The quality is as high-grade as the jewelry found in Santa Fe or Taos. You must go see for yourself!

I asked Bruce how they decided the Moreno Valley was to become their home. He said, “I had a gut feeling. And if you can tell, my gut,” as he patted his stomach, “is a good indicator!” I had to laugh. He also said that the’s philosophy is upbeat and positive. This fits his ideas.

What I learned…. the Golden Eagle RV Park & Store is a full service RV Resort providing good times and most everything the campers need to make their stay one of a kind. They offer daily, weekly, and monthly rates. For a list of rates and the calendar of events, visit them at The public is invited to attend the special dinners and Friday night live music on the back patio. I have already saved the date, July 23, 5:00-7:00 for the Cajun Shrimp Boil. Hopefully you’ll join me!




















Movies Under The Stars – Frozen

muts-frozenWhen: Friday, July 11, 2014

Where: At The Base Area, Angel Fire Resort

Free Event

Concessions & Goodies

Free Popcorn

4th Annual KTAOS Solar Beerfest

beerfestSponsorship Opportunities

Featured Sponsor

  • Display booth at even on July 26, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Premium placement for signage at the event (in addition to table banner)
  • 25 30 second commercials on KTAOS 101.9 FM
  • Run these spots before or after event to bring extra attention to your booth
  • Please provide your own booth, table and chairs

You Pay Only $300.00

The deadline in order to be included in all promotional media is June 30, 2014.

For more information please call 575-758-5826 x211 or email

12th Annual Garden Tour

garden-tour-2014Tour and luncheon tickets are $25.00 and will be sold until July 9, 2014. Tour only tickets are $10.00.

Registration is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at Angel Fire Visitor Center. The garden is open until 11:30 am.

After the Tour Luncheon, a Silent Auction and Garden Hat Contest will be held at Angel Fire Country Club in the Elements Dining Room from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Tickets sold at Alpine Gifts, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Angel Fire Visitor Center, Enchanted Landscaping & Nursey, Pacheo’s Landscaping & Nursery or Katy Davis at 575-377-1203.