July 18, 2019

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.


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