August 16, 2018

Archives for July 2015

La Noche – A Fiesta For The Arts

la-nocheIf you have never attended La Noche or you attend every year, please purchase your tickets now.

When: July 10, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Tickets for members of the Moreno Valley Arts Council $75.00, non-member $80.00.

Tickets are available at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce or from any MVAC Board member.

Call 575-377-6273 for tickets.

Habla Tamale Lodging Specials

afr-logoWhen: August 5, 2015 to August 12, 2015.

Homes and Condos – Rates starting at $89.00 per night when you stay 2 or more nights in one of our 1 bedroom condos. Make a long weekend out of the visit and the rates get even better! Stay 3 nights or more and the rate is $79.00 per night in one of our 1 bedroom condos. Book on like at and use promotion code Tamale.

The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort – If you can only come for the night, The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort is offering an $83.00 nightly rate! Book on like at and use promotion code Tamale.

Come visit the newest addition to Angel Fire and Roll Up to the New Angel Fire RV Resort – Rates starting at $55.00 per night. Learn more about our RV Resort by visiting

* Lodging only, new reservations only, non-commissionable, subject to availability, tax/fees not included, not combinable with any other offer or discounts.

Que Vivan Las Habla Tamale

Business After Hours – Wildflower Bed & Breakfast

Were you spotted at the Business After Hours at Wildflower Bed & Breakfast?












Or at the Flea Market?











Habla Tamale Cookoff & Festival

habla-tamaleTamale Cookoff, Tamale Tasting, Tamale Eating Contest

When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire, NM

Habla Tamale means Speak Tamale. We speak tamale in New Mexico! In fact we speak so much Tamale in New Mexico that everyone and their dog boasts that they cook the absolute best Tamales in the entire state! Well we decided to give you the venue to prove it! And this year it is happening in Angel Fire on Saturday August 8. Enter your tamales now to win TRUE bragging rights for a year!

There are two division in which you may enter your tamales: Individual/Family/Team or Commercial/Business/Team. Within these two divisions are two categories: Traditional or Gourmet. Awards will be given for the Winners in each division and category. These will be selected by a panel of tamale expert judges. There will also be one People’s Choice Award that will be decided by the tamale tasters at the event. Tamales do not have to cooked on site. Please prepare and bring enough tamales to offer tamale tastings at your booth and have plenty on hand to sell. After people taste your delicious tamales, they will want to buy extra to take home! Name your tamale cook-off team and be eligible to win the title of Most Creative Tamale Team Name Award

All exhibitors (tamale cook-off contestants and other vendors) are encouraged to decorate your booths, as there will be awards for the Most Festive/Creative Booth Design. Grab your family and your friends, or if commercial entries, your employees and sign up to participate in this inaugural Tamale Cook-off Festival. For those of you traveling from out of town, the Angel Fire Resort is offering discounted Habla Tamale packages August 5-12 on rooms, homes and condos. When making your reservations use the promo code “Tamale”.

On the schedule for Habla Tamale will be tamale tastings, a tamale eating contest (did you know the winner of a tamale eating contest in Georgia only ate 7 tamales! You can beat that record with your mouth closed!), kids zone, tamale history, lots of music, food/drinks and you can even enter a contest to become the first ever Wally or Molly Tamale!

We are now taking reservations for vendors of all types. Tamale Cook-of Teams, Arts and Crafts, Food vendors, Businesses, Organizations, Music, Entertainers, etc. Scroll down this Blast to see official rules & regulations and entry forms. Forms are available at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce or you may go also to in the Habla Tamale section to copy and paste forms for entry. Enter now, reserve a booth, bring your band, don’t miss out on the fun!

Arts About Town, the Moreno Valley Arts Council event that has in the past been on the Labor Day Weekend, will now be a part of Habla Tamale. Those vendors will still sign up through the MVAC and all proceeds from these space rentals will go to the MVAC.

We are also signing up volunteers to help with the event. If you’d like to help call 575-377-6353.

Food Vendors & Kid Zone, Music Venue, Beer & Wine Garden, Arts About Town Arts & Crafts Zone

Sponsored by the Moreno Valley Arts Council and the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Enter to win the Battle of the Bands!

To enter as a contestant, reserve a food or vendor booth, or get further information call 575-377-6353.






Moreno Valley Community Church Is Moving

moreno-valley-churchThere is something happening in the back of the Cove Arts Center that the community should check out. The Moreno Valley Community Church is moving a couple of suites to the north. With this move there will be a larger praise and worship area and more classrooms for the children and youth groups. As well as more opportunities to reach out to the community.

Another big event is the Wheeler Park Cowboy Fellowship is moving in too! This gives them a permanent place to call home.

Two groups one location, both service the community with Christ love.

Here are a few times and activities to mark your calendar for:

For Everyone:

Sunday at 6:00 pm – Moreno Valley Community Church weekly worship, followed by food and fellowship.

Monday at 6:30 pm – Lifegroups (Bible studies for adults and kids) with food and fellowship. Starting June 22, 2015.

Wednesday at 6:00 pm – Wheeler Park Cowboy Fellowship potluck. Worship at 6:30 pm.

For The Ladies:

Wednesday at 10:00 am – Ladies bible study.

For The Men:

Friday at 7:30 am – Breakfast, bible study, prayer and fellowships.

Summer Time 2015

summer-01By Jo Mixon

In the spirit of Billie Holiday, sing this slowly with me and with feeling!

Summertime….and the livin’ is easy! The fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high!

Oh my goodness, the wildflowers are in full bloom, the meadows are green, and the mountains majestic against a deep blue sky. And our sunsets are amazing. Don’t leave home without your camera!

Hasn’t the summer in Angel Fire already been packed full of fun and adventure? Well you won’t be disappointed because there is still much more fun and adventure to be had this summer! Outside of my window here at the Chamber, getting ready for the 4th of July celebrations, I just watched Anita, from All Things Twisted, hold a craft class with the Kids Camp. They made wild bobbly red, white, and blue headbands. Human fireworks! So cute. There are many 4th events and activities all around the Enchanted Circle that you may choose to participate, ending with the Annual Fireworks Display at Eagle Nest Lake, sponsored by the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce. It starts at as soon as it’s dark.

And I wanted to post the following from the Village webpage as a reminder for you to be smart, be safe and follow the rules with fireworks:

Fireworks not allowed in Angel Fire. This year, Angel Fire has received a generous amount of moisture throughout the spring and early summer. However, Village ordinance does not allow for fireworks of any kind to be discharged within the Village limits. Please be aware of the Ordinances that affect this activity.


Pursuant to the village’s rights and duty to protect its property, New Mexico Statutes Annotated section 3-18-1, its rights to have its parks under its immediate control, New Mexico Statutes Annotated section 3-18-18, and its duty and right to regulate the use of its streets, New Mexico Statutes Annotated section 3-49-1, it is unlawful to intentionally cause, create, tend or allow an open fire of any type, except a barbecue fire in an approved barbecue container manufactured specifically for that purpose, or display or discharge any fireworks of any kind, including, but not limited to, firecrackers, cherry bombs, M-80s, Roman candles, sky rockets, torpedo bombs, or any other type of pyrotechnic device in or on any municipally owned property including buildings, parking lots, parks, recreation areas, streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, curbs, gutters or public grounds. (Ord. 1999-04, 7-15-1999)


A. Possession And Sales:
1. Prohibited Fireworks: Pursuant to the village’s statutory power to regulate fireworks found in New Mexico Statutes Annotated sections 60-2C-7 and 3-18-11, it is unlawful to manufacture, sell, offer to sell, own, possess or discharge any aerial fireworks device or ground audible device within the limits of the village.
2. Permitted Fireworks: The village permits the sale and use of toy canes, toy guns, and other toys that use paper caps containing twenty five hundredths (25/100) grains or less of explosive compound.


A fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days or both.