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Archives for April 2015

National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Retreat

national-veterans-01National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center is providing week long retreats for Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reservists, and their significant others who have been diagnosed with PTS (post traumatic stress). The retreats offer traditional and non-traditional healing methods. Included throughout the week are Native American healing ceremonies, equine reintegration training, massage, yoga, aroma therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, reiki, along with couples and group counseling sessions. The natural setting of Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is the perfect location to bring couples to a place where nature can assist with the healing process. The number of retreat participant couples are kept small thus making each and every experience and tool which you are provided much more intimate. The retreats are only made possible through the generosity of donors and grant funding.

Important Notice: We are currently accepting applications based on 2014/15 funding availability.

For more information please visit

Here are some photos from a recent retreat held in Angel Fire by The National Wellness & Healing Center.














Help Wanted @ Laguna Vista Lodge

help-wantedLaguna Vista Lodge is now employing and training for all restaurant positions, housekeepers and bartenders.

For more information, stop by the office at 51 E Therma St, Eagle Nest, NM 87718 or call 575-377-6522.

Choice Wireless Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

choice-wirelessLast week I spent the morning with Parris Hood, Choice Wireless Area Sales Manager for New Mexico and Colorado. We drove down to Mora, doubled back up to Black Lake and over toward Hidden Lake testing the cell phone coverage our entire trip. I had my phone, which is on another service provider and she had her phone which is Choice Wireless service side by side. I wanted to personally test the signals for myself to see who got the better coverage. I have to tell you, I lost. Her coverage was always a few points better than mine. Not always a lot better, but I concede, it was better. There were a few places in the canyons where we both lost coverage, but hers came back quicker. Parris was even able to send a text when we parked the car on 120, at the entrance of B38.

On Wednesday April 22, Choice Wireless is sponsoring our Chamber Member Breakfast meeting. They are bringing with them 10 MiFi Hot Spots and 10 Smart Phones for our chamber members to check out and test free of charge! With the recent problems many people have experienced in the Moreno Valley when it comes to coverage, Choice Wireless, would like to give us the opportunity to “test for ourselves”. I haven’t had the opportunity to test the data use, but I can attest for the cell coverage.

The nice thing I learned about Choice Wireless is they do not make you sign a long term contract. You can get unlimited talk, text, and data plans beginning at $40.00 a month, with no contracts. They offer high speed internet plans that start at $30.00 a month. And guess what… no contract or credit checks. Seems like a win-win situation to me!

Choice Wireless launched in New Mexico November 2010. Parris started working with Choice Wireless in May 2011 and since she lived in the Espanola area at that time and Choice only had 1x in Espanola she pushed for the company to provide 3G service in the Espanola area. Within a few months Espanola was live with 3G. Parris realized quickly that Choice Wireless was truly committed to their customers and service and she liked what she saw. Parris relocated to Eagle Nest last September to test the network and see what Choice customers are experiencing here in the Moreno Valley area. One of the things Parris enjoys the most about her job is roaming around her area and checking the coverage. If she finds a problem, she opens up a trouble ticket immediately so the network team can correct the issue. Choice Wireless is always expanding their network coverage and bringing coverage to those areas that have never had coverage.

Choice Wireless is the largest Northern New Mexico network provider and they focus on rural America. They have coverage in Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, Cimarron, Red River, Taos, Questa, Ocate, Costilla, Amalia, Raton, Dixon, Mora County, Espanola, Chama and Alamosa, just to name a few. Choice Wireless has agent locations all over Northern New Mexico, plus a retail store in Taos.

The Angel Fire agent location is Goodnight Electronics at 3453 Hwy 434, Suite C. Go see them, they will be happy to answer your questions and sign you up!

For more information visit

2015 Luau At The Lanes

kids-sakeBowl For Kid’s Sake is a fun and easy way to positively impact a child’s life in Taos and Colfax Counties.

Visit for more information, to become a sponsor or to register your team online.

When: April 18, 2015 at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm

Where: Taos Wii Bowl, El Taoseno

Sign up now! You can also contact Kim Seibert, Regional Director at 575-779-0315 or

Business After Hours – Affordable Auto Of Angel Fire

affordable-01Join us for food, fun, and drink. Tour Phil’s new facility. Bring your business card for a chance to win door prizes.

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Affordable Auto Of Angel Fire, 23 Agua Road, Units 2 & 3, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Catering will be by Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ & more.

Every attendee with a valid driver’s license will receive a certificate for 10% off of an oil change.

Wildflower Bed & Breakfast Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

wildflower-01By Jo Mixon

Henrik & Lone Krarup & Jo

Have I told you recently how very much I love my job? I love my job! I get to write these stories. It affords me the luxury to gain the most awesome experiences and meet incredible people. In order to get the full guest treatment and be able to share with you first hand, I was invited over to spend a night at the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast. It was a sleep over deluxe!

Upon arrival, Henrik and Lone Krarup, met me at the door with hugs and smiles as they welcomed me into their home. (This is the distinction between bed and breakfast lodging and a hotel. Travelers are actually invited into someone’s home for their stay. The guests also enjoy homemade breakfast the following morning.) After they took my coat and introduced me to another guest, Meg, we sat down to enjoy an evening of wine and cheese and fruit and crackers and wonderful laughter and conversation!

When I was ready to retire for the night, I was shown to my room. Their home has four upstairs bedrooms for rent. Two on them are on the east side of their home and two are across a catwalk, over the living room, on the west side. All of the bedrooms have queen size beds. On the east side are two spacious bedrooms that share a large bathroom. These would be ideal for people traveling together. The other two bedrooms have their own bathrooms. Each bedroom is named and themed after a wildflower. I stayed in the Wild Iris room. It is a cozy corner room with an amazing view of the mountain. I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the bed. I slept peacefully wrapped in luxurious Egyptian linens that felt like satin. It was fit for royalty. Later I found out the freshness is attributed to the fact that Lone line dries them. And there was even a separate recycle container in my room. Pampered!

Awakened by the aroma of coffee and something cooking, I eagerly got ready for the morning. I was not disappointed! A beautiful meal was already set on the table when I came downstairs. The breakfast served consisted of homemade Quiche Lorraine and flaxseed bread (Lone’s own recipe), fresh fruits and cheeses with coffee and juices. It was a delicious way to start my day. All of the meal was prepared with the idea of making me feel special. Even the grapefruit wedges were precut. They do not take shortcuts in the kitchen, they cater to the dietary needs of their guests and are very conscious about serving healthy menus. The Krarup’s definitely go the extra mile!

Henrik and Lone met in Denmark while attending undergraduate school. They dated for five years and have been married for twenty seven years. Early on in their marriage, they decided to come to the United States for a few years, but that turned into the rest of their lives. Having spent most of their time in eastern states, I asked why they moved to Angel Fire. They wanted a business they could work together at this season of their lives, a segway toward retirement. They love the outdoors and skiing. So they were thinking maybe Washington, Oregon, or even Taos, New Mexico. So they had came to check out Taos eight years ago with one of their two sons. During that visit they somehow ended up on the Enchanted Circle Scenic By-way. Lone said when they emerged from the Taos canyon pass and saw the majestic beauty of the Moreno Valley open up before them, they had to pull the car over and get out to experience the breathtaking view and breath in freshness of the mountain air. They knew at that moment, this was the place they would one day call home. Their goal became a reality last fall when they purchased the Wildflower.

Since opening December 26, 2014, they have already hosted 48 room days! Together this lovely personable couple are the perfect host and hostess for a bed and breakfast. They have a genuine care and respect for people. Servant hearted, is the word I choose. They served as local chairs of AFS for ten years. Second only to the Red Cross, this organization engages the largest worldwide volunteer pool. It is an organization that promotes world peace and healing between nations by a student exchange program. “Diplomacy at work”, Henrik said with a smile. Working from home with a little travel, Henrik is still Vice President of an engineering company in Moorestown, Pa.

I highly recommend the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast. It is a non-smoking, no pet facility. With two live-in dogs and one cat, they feel it best. Expect free Wi-Fi and spectacular views and children over twelve are welcome.

Visit their website at for more information and photos of the other rooms. Or call them at 575-377-6869.

















Spring Cleanup 2015

cleanupIt’s that time of year again for the Spring cleanup! Roll up your sleeves for Angel Fire’s village-wide cleanup. The Village of Angel Fire & Angel Fire Proud are hosting the Annual Spring Cleanup Day.

Following a successful tradition of clean up events in which residents have collected hundreds of pounds of trash, the Angel Fire Proud Committee is seeking help with their 2015 spring effort.

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 8:30 am 11:30 am (Rain or shine)

Meet at the Village Hall located at 3388 Mountain View Blvd. for supplies, including gloves, bags and t-shirts. A prize will be given to the volunteer who collects the “weirdest, most unusual” piece of trash.

Neighbors of all ages can join hands with local businesses, community groups, Village leadership and staff to boost civic involvement across the village and improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors. “Working together helps the village look its best and makes us all Angel Fire proud,” said Lysa P. Hopson, Angel Fire Proud Committee chair. “Every pair of hands is appreciated.”
Every volunteer will get free coffee and donuts plus lunch afterward starting at 11:30 am. Food and beverage donations from area businesses are welcome.

Also, Angel Fire residents with proof of residency can dump appliances (no refrigerators), slash, mattresses and more for free at the Angel Fire Collection Center, 55 Camino Grande, east of Highway 434 near the Moreno Valley High School. Sorry no tires, paint or commercial and demolition waste. The collection center will be open Saturday 8:00 am – Noon.


Angel Fire Proud

The Angel Fire Proud Committee sponsors this annual event to further its mission to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for our community’s beautification. Past clean up days drew more than 100 people. Organizers hope to double participation this year. GGHoldings Wagon Mound, LLC and New Mexico Clean & Beautiful are also among the key partners in this annual program.

The Angel Fire Proud Committee meets monthly at Village Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Contact for more information.

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital – 50% Off Vaccines During April

50-off-vaccinesAngel Fire Small Animal Hospital presents 50% off vaccines during the month of April. We are located in the Hasford Professional Building behind Bank of American in Angel Fire, NM. Call 575-377-3165 for an appointment.

Susan Gaffney, DVM
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Appointment Hours

Monday – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (Call first)
Sunday – Closed

Mud Ball Game Show @ Zebs

mud-ballTickets are $20 to benefit Casting for Recovery. There will be a silent auction throughout the evening.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Coldwell Banker at 3375 Mountain View Blvd or by calling 575-377-1192.

When: April 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Where: Zebs Restaurant

Sponsored by TimberRidge Electric, Pizza Stop, Sunset Grill, Sutton Construction, Coldwell Banker Headin’ Home Realty

Help Wanted

help-wantedThe Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce wants to say congratulations to Tommy & Amy Newkirk, they are expecting a baby! But this means, as much as we hate to lose her, Amy is going to stay at home.

We are looking to fill her position as Administrative Assistant. Are you a friendly people person with who can multi-task? Must have computer skills in Excel, Word, and Publisher. Must be able to work and/or put together a spreadsheet and database. The position is part time. Please send your resume to or call for an appointment at 575-377-6353.