September 22, 2018

Archives for August 2014

Win A 2015 Gravity Pass

gravity-passEntering Is Easy

Create a downhill mountain biking edit showing why you should win a 2015 Gravity pass to Angel Fire Bike Park.

1. Shoot – Subscribe to Angel Fire Resort’s YouTube channel. Create a downhill mountain bike edit with up to three friends, showing why you should win a 2015 Gravity Pass to Angel Fire Bike Park.

2. Edit – Post your edit on YouTube with “Edit to Shred It Challenge Submission” in the title.

3. Upload – Submit the contest entry form. A panel of Angel Fire Resort judges will select three finalists.

4. Shred It! – Gather your friends and vote for your favorite video. Win and shred the best bike park in the Southwest!


Submission Entry – August 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014
Finalists Announced – October 5, 2014
Public Voting – October 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm MT to October 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm MT.
Winner Announced – October 17, 2014

Contest Rules

Only new YouTube videos shot during the 2014 summer season and uploaded by September 30, 2014 will be accepted.

Chase’s Extreme Builders, Inc.

chase-01Build your custom home, expand your existing home or give your home a new remodel!

Give us a call at 575-377-9985 or visit out website at

License #381174

Chamber Newsletter August 2014 Updates, Invites & News

around-town-01By Jo Mixon, Executive Director

We were blessed with moisture the entire month of July and the valley is glistening green and beautiful! And to add to the beauty this year businesses and individuals have the opportunity to enter the first “Angel Fire Blooms” flower container contest sponsored by the village committee; Angel Fire Proud. If you haven’t gotten your entry in, you still have time. But today, August 4, 2014 is the deadline so act quickly! Here’s a quick explanation:

Businesses and community groups are to put your entry outside by 9:00 am on Friday, August 8. Residents need to put their entries out by 9:00 am on Saturday, August 9 and at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 10. The committee judges will visit and make their choices.

You may pick up your entry forms at the Angel Fire Village Hall or google Angel Fire Proud. Click on the top link “Angel Fire Proud Committee –Village of Angel Fire.” Entry materials are at the right, under Documents. Email your entry form to or drop it off at the Angel Fire Village Hall. There will be a “Dessert Reception & Award Ceremony” Tuesday, August 12 at 5:30 pm at the First National Bank of New Mexico. All contestants are invited to come and celebrate.

On Thursday, August 7, join us for Business After Hours sponsored by Kokopelli Property Management. It will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at 3375 Mountain View Blvd. Enjoy their famous signature drink, beer and snacks. Music will be provided and bring your business cards to be eligible to win a four night stay in Santa Fe!

Now is the time to make your “Music from Angel Fire” reservations. August 15 through August 31, magical music fills the air in Angel Fire. Click here to order your tickets.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our 3rd 2014 Quarterly Member Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, August 12. We’ll meet at the Chamber of Commerce, in the Centro Plaza foyer, from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Guest speakers will be from the Firewise Committee. All chamber members are welcome to attend.

August ends with great events planned for the Labor Day weekend. Stop by Centro Plaza, Saturday Aug. 30, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for Arts About Town. Various artists and artisans will gather under the portal and into the foyer. The Moreno Valley Arts Council hosts this annual event. You’ll be sure to find many lovely and exceptional handcrafted authentic items. Afterward take a self-guided tour of stunning houses of various styles and designs, built by Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders, at the 7th Annual Parade of Homes. Pick up your tour map/magazine, now available in the foyer of the Chamber of Commerce or at the Angel Fire Visitor Center located in Frontier Square on Mountain View Blvd.

Here are some miscellaneous photos at various happenings around town.







Office Space For Rent

Available Now

See Jo at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for more information.

3407 Mountain View Boulevard
Centro Plaza
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Angel Fire T-Shirts

angel-fire-ts-01Angel Fire T-Shirts Now Available For Purchase

Both adult and children’s sizes are available.

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
3407 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710


Free Girls Golf Clinic

golf-eventShow up at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club.

When: August 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Resort Country Club

Equipment provided. Ages 6 to 16.

Paintings Coming Home

binford-bellUnpacking Event at Binford-Bell Studio

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

“I have more art than I have wall space. Come and checkout new works before they go into another exhibit, plus get special discounts on select work.”


Jacqui Binford-Bell
Binford-Bell Studio
11 Llano Vista Road
Black Lake, New Mexico

Shall We Dance?

shall-we-danceCalling all ballroom students, past, present and certificate holders! August is last month to collect your dance lessons.

When: August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014

Beginners – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Intermediate – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Will honor 3 weeks of classes for certificate holders.

Please call Diane “The Dance Diva” Peterson @ 575-377-2443 to enroll.

Materials Design Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

materials-design-01By Jo Mixon

Dr. Paul Saxe

I didn’t realize the intellectually complex work that takes place in the modest setting of a quaint building on South Angel Fire Road until I had the privilege to sit down and speak with Dr. Paul Saxe, CEO of Materials Design. I know Paul as a friend, so from the very onset I asked him to speak to me in laymen’s terms, or quite frankly “Please dumb it down for my brain to be able to comprehend!” He was such a gentleman as he tried to comply with my request.

Materials Design designs software to enable researchers to investigate materials with the goal of making better materials with computers. Their work is at the level of atoms, therefore they can work with and look at any type of material, from metals to polymers (plastics) to semiconductors to liquids like oil and natural gas. Their customers tend to be very high tech. For example the automotive, airplane and semiconductor industries. These clients are always looking for ways to build a better, lighter, safer, more gas or energy efficient product that meets the needs of and even pampers their customer base. They also work with the nuclear and conventional power industry, helping them with safety issues. They supply the tools for their clients to find the safest, best ways to build and maintain their products and/or facilities. All of this is done by brilliant minds inside a hub of powerful computers.

We, as the consumer, tend to take for granted, the intricate details that have gone into the design of our finished products, to make them faster, safer, and better. And to place it all at our fingertips. Within the virtual world of computer software, the Materials Design team designs software for their clients, giving them the tools to conduct experiments within their computers and get the same results they would have gotten conducting the experiments physically in a lab. Using this software, their computers become mini-labs and the scientists can then predict how a material will behave.

Paul worked at the labs in Los Alamos dealing with theoretical chemistry and rational drug design when he began moving more toward the designing of materials. In 1999 he seized an opportunity to go into business for himself. One year later, he brought in a French partner, Erich Wimmer. Together they took Materials Design worldwide. They have customers in more than thirty countries from South Africa and Australia to Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Argentina and of course the USA. They employ some of the smartest people in the industry…in the world! There are twenty-four employees; ten are in the United State and fourteen in other countries. Seventeen of these employees are PhD’s. Paul’s son Stephen came on board as Director of Finance, three years ago. He organizes all the finances, banking, and taxes for both the US and European company.

Employees of Materials Design have the freedom to live anywhere they choose in the world. Having begun the company in California, I asked why Angel Fire. While working in Los Alamos, he and wife Susan fell in love with Northern New Mexico. The beauty and the deep-rooted cultural of this area beaconed him. And due to the weather, living in Angel Fire proves to be cost effective. Within his building is a room that houses a very large computer. This room needs to stay at 60 degrees for the computer to function comfortably. To accomplish this, they only have to use a swamp cooler for a few months in the summer, the other nine months nature does it for them. So when their children went off to Universities, Paul and Susan made their home in Angel Fire.

I found my time with Dr. Saxe to be extremely enjoyable and educational. I also believe the profoundly penetrating intellect in this unassuming building radiated so much brilliance, that on my next visit, I shall wear my sunglasses!