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Archives for November 2014

Thanksgiving Feast @ Elements

afr-thanksgivingEnjoy a special Thanksgiving feast at Elements at the Country Club. Buffet dinner will be available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thanksgiving day.

Buffet Prices

  • $34 per person
  • $17 for children under 12
  • No charge for children under 2

Call 575-377-3055 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Hotel Package

Take advantage of our Thanksgiving Hotel Package for just $99 per couple including lodging and Thanksgiving dinner. Additional consecutive nights can be purchased for just $31 per night.

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

dinnerLaguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant & Saloon

When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Where: Laguna Vista Lodge

Ask your bartender for the signup sheet.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

hatchasPlease join us for a free Thanksgiving dinner!

When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Hatcha’s Grill

It’s our way or saying thank you for all the local support!

Happy Thanksgiving!

turkeyHappy Thanksgiving from the Board of Directors and the Staff of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce!

The holidays begin this week. Please remember to SHOP LOCAL. This season, SHOP SMALL will be recognized all over the state of New Mexico as New Mexicans are asked to shop at local small businesses. Our local small businesses are the live blood to our economic well-being. Angel Fire has many small businesses that can meet your needs. Retail stores, specialty gift shops, artists, restaurants, grocery stores, and more. In the next few weeks there will also be many opportunities to support your local non-profits at their Thanksgiving Dinners, Christmas Parties and Silent Auctions. Share your holiday spirit and pass it around. While you’re out there spending money locally, supporting our community, smile and take a minute to say thank-you to the business owners and their employees. Without their tireless efforts, the Moreno Valley would be a lot less desirable place to live.

If you have questions, the Angel Fire Chamber is the best place to find member business information. Stop by the office at 3407 Mountain View Blvd. in Centro Plaza or give us a call at 575-377-6353.

Do you have Fed-Ex or UPS parcels to send during the holidays? Both of these pick-up daily at the Chamber. Simply box your item, have it prepaid and labeled and drop it off before noon. Our normal hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We will be closed November 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving.

Terry’s Chimney Service

terry-01It’s that time of year! The requirements for gas logs in a fireplace are that they be installed in a working wood burning fire place. These photos illustrate our reconstruction of a Southwestern style “kiva” fireplace made of adobe. The first picture is the adobe firebox with wire lath securely fixed into the adobe. The second photo is looking up into the smoke chamber-the area above the firebox- where the new stainless steel liner terminates and transitions into the top of the firebox. The final photo is of the completed restoration, the wire lathed adobe plastered with a special mix of a long lasting insulating compound, Chamber Tech 2000, and Structolite, and Hargrove “Kiva” style gas logs assembled and working. – October 2014.




Angel Fire Proud Committee Thanks You!

af-proudOn behalf of the Angel Fire Proud Committee, I want to thank our volunteers and donors for helping to make this year’s Fall Community Clean-Up a great success!

In spite of the rain, the day ran smoothly, our event drew 47 of our neighbors who collected 77 bags of trash and recyclables! The Fall Community Clean-Up Day is one of Angel Fire Proud’s signature events. It wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of volunteers who help prepare ahead of time, work during the event itself, and wrap-up afterwards. It truly is a community event.

And while we still have much to do, areas directly in front of Village businesses & alongside Hwy 434 show most opportunity for improvement, I believe we are headed in the right direction. We hope to encourage more of our businesses & visitors to share our commitment: To capitalize on the enchanting natural beauty of our area & do our part to keep it that way!

Below is a list of businesses, organizations & individuals who get an extra tip o’ the hat for their donations:

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
Angel Fire Resort
Angel Fire Mini Mart
Lowe’s Valley Market
New Mexico Clean & Beautiful
Gail Goodson
Linda Hughes
Julie McKelvey
Lisa Mitchell
Tracy Orr
Diane Peterson
Johnese Turri

The Angel Fire Proud Committee fully understands the importance of building strong partnerships with our all our neighbors & businesses as we – together – work toward improving the physical & aesthetic environment of our Angel Fire. If you have suggestions, please share any thoughts you have with the committee. I’m interested in hearing about things that went well & areas we need to improve. The Angel Fire Proud Committee meets monthly at the Village Hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Contact or Tracy Orr at 575-377-3232 ext. 115.

Warm Regards,

Lysa P. Hopson
Chair, Angel Fire Proud

Ride The Sleigh!

sleighScenic & Dinner Rides – The best way to experience the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the Enchanted Circle.

Winter horseback rides daily! Reservations required – BOOK NOW!

Since 1978

Nancy Burch, RoadRunner Tours LTD
Highway 64
Angel Fire, NM

Chamber Newsletter, Events & Updates

SnowcoatBy Jo Mixon, Executive Director, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

SNOW… it’s what’s in the forecast! Excitement is in the air as we head into the winter season. Wax up your skis and boards, pull out your winter gear and plan to be skiing/snowboarding down the mountain at the Angel Fire Resort on Opening Day, December 12, 2014!

Mark your November and December calendars because you don’t want to miss any of these upcoming activities and events:

Thursday, November 6 – Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the First National Bank Community Room. This BAH is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Angel Fire. Come enjoy networking, food, fun and door prizes.

Tuesday, November 18 – Quarterly Chamber Membership Breakfast Meeting from 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the foyer of Centro Plaza by the Chamber office. All Chamber members are invited to join us for free breakfast burritos and coffee and a quick informative meeting. Welcome speaker Don Bustos from SBDC-Luna College. His talk is entitled “Show me the Money”.

Friday, November 21 – Deadline for Holiday Lighting Contest Entries

There are two categories: Business and Residential.Awards for each category will be 1st Place, judged by area judges, People’s Choice, judged by you! Judging will take place from Wednesday December 3 and Monday December 8. The winners will be announced at December 8 at the BAH to be held at Sunset Grille.

Saturday, November 22 – Enchanted Christmas Tree Auction and Dance

The Rotary Club of Angel Fire is co-sponsoring with the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle this night of enchantment at the Grande. 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, dance to the music of the Damn Band and place your bids for fully decorated Christmas trees that will benefit various area non-profit organizations.

Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Dinner at Elements, Enjoy a special Thanksgiving feast from 11:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Elements at the Country Club. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call 575-377-3055.

Saturday, November 29 – Calling All Flakes Festival, Help call in another great snow season! Everyone is invited to this event now run by Team Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard. This event will be held on the land behind Village Hall starting at dusk. There will also be a team sponsored ski swap on the same day, location to be announced soon.

Tuesday, December 2 – Garden Club of Angel Fire Christmas Dinner, ask a member for details.

Monday, December 8 – Chamber of Commerce Holiday Business after Hours at the Sunset Grille from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Welcome the winter season with Holiday spirit. Food, drinks, networking and door prizes. Join us as we announce the winners to the Holiday Decorating Contest.

Friday, December 12 – Opening Day of the Winter Season First day to ski or snowboard for the winter season!

Friday, December 12 – Moreno Valley Toy Run and Rotary Christmas Dinner- Held at Zebs Restaurant & Bar Dinner 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, advance tickets $30.00 per single or $50.00 per couple. Ticket includes dinner, Auction, and Dance admission. Silent auction from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. $10.00 at the door or bring a new toy valued $10.00 or more. Dance starts at 9:00 pm with music by The Damn Band. Door prizes from 7:00 pm to close.

Monday December 15 – Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner and Silent Auction at The Pub n’grub from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Join us for our largest fund raiser of the year. Tickets in advance $30.00 per person. Awesome silent auction items, delicious dinner by Chef Jarred Johnson.

Friday, December 19 – Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours Holiday Bash at The Trailhead- 5:30 pm to TBD. Party in the ski and snowboard season with live music, food, drinks, and door prizes.

Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Bundle up the family and join us at the base of the ski mountain for our annual Torchlight Parade followed by Fireworks. And keep an eye out – Santa & Mrs. Claus have been known to join in the festivities! Thanks to the Village of Angel Fire and Angel Fire Resort for sponsoring this fun event.

If I’ve forgotten an event or it’s not yet posted, bookmark and follow our Calendar of Events! If you are not yet a member of the Chamber of Commerce, consider joining. We’d love for you to be a part of this awesome group of area businesses and individuals!

Let the holidays begin!

Business After Hours – Rotary Club of Angel Fire

rotary-logoBusiness After Hours – TONIGHT!

Join us at the First National Bank Community Room. Bring your business cards for lots of door prizes.

When: November 6, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: First National Bank Community Room

Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be served as you mingle and network with friends!

Learn more about the Rotary Club of Angel Fire, maybe you will want to become a member of this dynamic service oriented group! See you there!

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Angel Fire.

Were you spotted at the Rotary sponsored Chamber Business after Hours?










John R. Sutton, General Building Contractor Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

john-sutton-01By Jo Mixon

John Sutton & Jo

Reputable, that’s my word for John R. Sutton, General Building Contractor, Inc. John is a third generation building contractor who strives for excellence in his work. In 1985, he went to work full time in the family business with his Dad, Richard. Seven years later, his sister Bonnie, Office Executor, became a part of their team. Since then Richard has retired. John and Bonnie continue to run the business and the Sutton legacy lives on.

They moved to Angel Fire in 1978. John went to high school here, years later he met and married the love of his life here, he is raising his sons here and he intends to always own property here. Therefore a “great reputation” is extremely important to him! Knowing this, you’ll get only quality work from John R. Sutton, General Building Contractor.

When I asked him what kept him doing this job he said, “We’ve been fortunate with the homes we’ve been able to build and the friends we’ve made throughout the years!” He says clients become friends for a lifetime. He believes in treating his friends with respect. He and Bonnie customize each home for the individual client. They even provide a fun perk for their clients, most of whom live out of state. On the Sutton Construction webpage, they have set up a client log-in area. Each client receives their own page. John documents everything for them. From the clearing of the trees and the surveying of the land to the completion of the home when it’s move-in ready, he takes photos. Lots and lots of photos. Then every Friday he uploads the photos for his clients so they can be a part of the process. They can follow every detail of what is happening on their home no matter where they may live.

John spoke about building quality. He wants his work to last for the long haul. He strives to provide homes that are low maintenance for his homeowners. Long lasting and energy efficient while working within the clients budgets… these things really matter to him.

Speaking toward the quality and attention to detail of his work, one of Sutton’s houses won the Grand Hacienda Award in the Parade of Homes in 2013 and then another one won in 2014! This event, held every Labor Day weekend, showcases homes built or remodeled by area builders. It is sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association.

Although well known for their new homes they also do home additions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, deck extensions and more. For a look at their gallery of photos, courtesy of Jeff Cavan, or for more information, visit their website at And something I really like about them, they have been a member in good standing of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for over twenty years!

When not working, John spends time with his family taking advantage of the full potential the Moreno Valley has to offer. They hike, they bike, they ski & snowboard and they are actively involved with the Angel Fire community.

If it’s quality, dependability and awesome design you want, don’t hesitate to give John Sutton a call at 575-377-6570.