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Archives for September 2014

Brenda’s Property Management Co.

Brenda's Property Management Co.
Brenda’s Property Management Co.

Office Space For Rent

$500.00 Per Month

Utilities Included

Conference Room Privileges

Available Now

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

3407 Mountain View Bouelvard
Centro Plaza

Angel Fire T-Shirts

af-tshirt-01Now Available For Purchase!

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard

Both adult and children’s sizes.

Also available are books, postcards, posters, flyers.

Original artwork and canvas photographs by Chamber member artists.


Title Services, Inc Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

title-services-01By Jo Mixon

Kathy & Bob Harris

Title Services, Inc. has been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for eighteen years plus they are celebrating fifty years of doing business in New Mexico. Bob’s dad, Bill Harris, bought the company on August 20, 1964. When Bill retired in 1981, Bob took the helm. I went to visit them in Raton last week. Walking back to Bob’s office, I pasted through a “hall of history”. Housed there is a complete set of every document you’d find at the county clerk’s office and much more. Many years ago when First National Bank moved and sold the building across the street from Title Services, they allowed Bill to go through their records and keep whatever he wanted. In those records were many of the original Maxwell Grant documents and papers. The walls are decorated with maps dating back to 1925. They even have an original Cimarron surveyor cornerstone! And Bob is open to sharing his knowledge of Colfax County and New Mexico history.

As a title service company, they give property owners knowledge and peace of mind. They insure that, when you buy a property, you will own as much of that property as you possibly can. They work to make sure there are no surprises during or after closing. For buyers, title insurance is a one-time fee when you close on the property and it stays in effect until you again sell that property. Title Services will do the research for you. They will make sure the property you are purchasing has no other liens against it and the person selling it actually owns it.

All of their records have been computerized since 1985. They receive county records on a weekly basis. These include liens, mortgages, deeds, judgments easements, etc. from the county clerk’s office. The records are then loaded into their software and indexed. As another service to the public, Title Services also offer an online title search service. For a small fee you may have access to research on your own. Find it at

Title Services six highly qualified employees making it possible to do all of their work for you as a buyer, in house. A few years ago, Bob Harris was the recipient of the PC Templeton Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Mexico Title Association.

I was interviewing both Bob and Kathy Harris, so I turned to her and asked if she had also worked there since the 1980’s. She smiled and said, “Oh, no!” She in fact had a career in the health care field for 29 years. But in 2009, one of Bob’s key employees had to move on. Kathy agreed to come into the office and help out for two to three months…the rest is history! The Harris’ have been married twenty three years. Kathy told me they were married on Leap Year. Bob laughed and said he thought it would get him out of lots of anniversaries, but in fact it just doubled them. Because now, in the non-leap year years, by Kathy’s calculations, he says they celebrate on the day before and the day after! By the broad smile on Kathy’s face, I could see he was not exaggerating!

When you are in need of abstracts, title insurance, escrow closings, or USGS maps visit Bob and Kathy Harris and their employees at 112 N. 2nd Street in Raton, NM. Call them at 575-445-3603. Or visit their web page









Business After Hours – 50th Anniversary Celebration





Chamber Cash Mob – Blue Dawg Furniture

ccm-blue-dawg-furnitureJoin the Chamber Mobsters!


Visit Blue Dawg Furniture on Thursday, September 18, 2014 any time between the hours of Noon and 5:30 pm and spent at least $20!

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 from Noon to 5:30 pm

Where: 3382 Mountain View Boulevard, Suite E

Support Our Local Artists

Support Our Local Artists / Shop Early For Christmas!


Binford-Bell Studio & Gallery
11 Lano Vista Road
Black Lake, NM
Please call for an appointment.


Katherine’s Fine Art
Please call for an appointment.


Enchanted Circle Pottery
26871 East Highway 64
Open daily.

Turquoise Trout

There is still plenty of time to enjoy the lake!


Book your guided fishing trip today!


Book a photography trip and enjoy the wildlife, fresh air and beauty!

Resort Updates For Angel Fire Country Club


  • Elements Bar Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 4:00 pm until close
  • Elements Restaurant Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Last Day for Tennis Activities: September 12
  • Golf Scrambles will continue through September 26
  • Patron Tasting at Elements 5:00 pm through September 12
  • Wine Lovers Club at Elements 4:30 pm through September 16
  • Elements will be closed for a private function September 27
  • Pilates Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 9:00 am

Sticks & Stones Custom Building Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

sticks-stonesBy Jo Mixon

Bob Kawalski & Harry Tush, Sticks & Stones Custom Building LLC

After sixteen successful years doing business in Angel Fire, Sticks & Stones is creating a new division to their company. The spotlight and concentration will be bathroom and kitchen remodels and upgrades. Harry Tush will be in charge of the new division and also assuming the reigns of the company. He has been with Sticks and Stones as “overall superintendent” for fifteen years. Bob said “Harry is an extension of me. He has always called the shots in my absence, and is the essence of Sticks & Stones”. Speaking with them both, I was told, this new division to the company is a first for Angel Fire. Bathroom and kitchen remodels by a long term company with experienced crews will be a great addition to their business and to the community. Bob and Harry were proud to tell me that the employees have longevity with the company. Many of them have worked with Sticks & Stones for seven to eight years. They also wanted me to assure everyone, they are not losing focus of their custom home building/remodeling divisions, just branching out into new areas of expertise.

Sticks & Stones Custom Builders does not sub-contract their work out to other contractors. They keep it all in house. From framing to stucco to cabinets to tile to roofing and finish work, they do it all. Marie Kowalski, Interior Designer AISD, of All About Design, works with Sticks & Stones clients to ensure, from the very beginning, that their custom design ideas are brought into reality.

Bob and Marie came to Angel Fire on vacation in 1996. They fell in love the second they came over the pass, saw the enticing beauty of the Moreno Valley, and made it their home. Harry had the same experience when he came to visit a friend. He knew as soon as he arrived, this would be his home. He went back to Virginia, packed up his boys and moved. As soon as he moved to Angel Fire, he went to work with Bob.

Sticks and Stones invites you to come and see them in their new location at 3400 Mountain View Blvd, Mini Mart Plaza. Also in the new office, Kelly Haukebo will have a satellite real estate branch for New Mexico Mountain Properties. Sticks & Stones is proud to be a member of the Angel Fire community and their record of customer service.

Oktoberfest 2014

oktoberfestWhen: September 19-22, 2014

Where: Angel Fire, New Mexico

  • Beer & Food Tasting
  • Traditional Bavarian Games
  • Games, Rides, Arts & Crafts
  • Gold Scramble, 5K Run
  • Costume Contest & More

For a full schedule of festivities and events please visit