November 11, 2019

Archives for April 2016

Community Meeting Schedule

Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship

Everyone is welcome! Stop by for praise and worship every Wednesday night.

When: 6:00 pm

Where: 12 Crestview Dr, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Rotary Club of Angel Fire

This is a weekly meeting.

When: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Where: Hail’s Holy Smoked Barbecue & More, 3400 Mountain View Blvd, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Eagle Nest PTA

This is a monthly meeting and occurs on the second Thursday of the month.

When: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: United Church of Angel Fire, 40 W Ridge Rd, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Garden Club of Angel Fire

This is a monthly meeting that occurs on the second Monday of the month. Garden Club meets at various locations. For more information visit their Facebook page.

Village Of Angel Fire Meetings

voafSpecial Village Council Meeting

This is a special called meeting of the Angel Fire Village Council. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

When: April 18, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd

Village Council Meeting

This is a regular scheduled council meeting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

When: April 26, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd

Sustainability Committee Meeting

When: April 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

Where: Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd

Business After Hours – Save The Dates

bahLoosen your tie, let your hair down and join the Chamber and other business professionals at Business After Hours.

This casual but sophisticated event allows local business people to connect and network while enjoying refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. One of the Chamber’s primary missions is to create mutually-beneficial connections between local business people. The Business After Hours events are one of the ways in which this mission is fulfilled. It gives local businesses visibility, and allows them to network in an informal setting, while enjoying fabulous refreshments. It is also an excellent way for new businesses to introduce themselves to the local business community. And there are always door prizes! No registration needed.

We are excited to get the Summer Series Business After Hours events underway so save these dates. All Business After Hours are held from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

  • May 12, 2016 @ Shuter Library
  • May 26, 2016 @ Angel Fire Chiropractic
  • June 9, 2016 @ Antler’s Crossing in Eagle Nest
  • June 23, 2016 @ Keller Williams Realty of Angel Fire with Art Up Northern New Mexico
  • July 7, 2016 @ Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Elliott Barker Campus in Angel Fire
  • July 21, 2016 @ Om Asian Kitchen
  • August 4, 2016 @ Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant & Saloon in Eagle Nest
  • August 18, 2016 @ ReMax Mountain Realty with Music From Angel Fire
  • September 1, 2016 @ Angel Fire Airport of Collfax County

Laguna Vista Saloon 5th Annual Cinco De Mayo Salsa Making Contest

salsa-contestCome out and bring your best salsa recipe! Enter for free! Tasters will pay $1 to taste all entries. Winner receives all of the money from the tasters.

When: May 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Where: Laguna Vista Saloon, 51 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Call 575-377-6522 to sign up.

Going to your favorite restaurant or opening a jar does not count. 🙂

Earth Day Art Exhibition

artistsMoreno Valley High School Art Students – Earth Day Art Exhibition

When: April 14-28, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Copper Moon Gallery Taos, 105 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571


  • Lillian DeYoung
  • Isabel Tafoya
  • Alexandra Gersten
  • Sacha Wilde
  • Matisse Fields
  • Phaera Fields
  • Madeline Freeman
  • Amelia Hoffman


  • Nathan Chismar

For more information check out or call 575-758-8833.

All proceeds will benefit the Moreno Valley High School.

Annual Community Wide Spring Cleanup

cleanupRain or shine! Meet at the Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd., for supplies, including gloves, bags and t-shirts.

When: May 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Where: Angel Fire, NM

Enjoy coffee and donuts while signing in and picking up supplies. After the clean up, volunteers are invited to enjoy a free “thank you meal” at the Village Hall at 11:30 am.

Plus free dump of appliances, slash, and more at the Angel Fire Collection Center, 55 Camino Grande. Must have proof of Angel Fire residency. Please no tires, paint or commercial and demolition waste. The collection center will be open Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Sponsored by Angel Fire Proud, GGHoldings Wagon Mound, LLC and New Mexico Clean & Beautiful.

Cafe Expresso Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

cafe-expresso-01By Jo Mixon

What’s better than smiling faces, good service, and a delicious homemade brunch buffet with choices, choices, choices? Not much! Café Expresso has added Sunday Brunch and they invite you to come partake. Every Sunday in April and May from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, owner Dominic Serna and his staff will be there to greet you and he guarantees you won’t go away hungry!

When he bought Café Expresso in 2014, Dominic wanted to provide much more than a coffee shop. He wanted to turn it into a gourmet coffee shop/restaurant with a local touch. A cool place where the community and visitors alike, could connect with other people, enjoy a delicious full menu of breakfast and lunch items, specialty coffees and drinks, and hook-up to free Wi-Fi. Casually nestled into the corner of Mountain View Mall at 3375 Mountain View Blvd., Café Expresso also offers great views of the mountains and, weather permitting, outdoor patio seating. They also support the Arts. Every piece hanging inside of Café Expresso is for sale by local artists.

During our interview, as I enjoyed my wonderful meal, I asked Dominic why he is open seven days a week, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, even in the slow seasons. He told me good product consistency builds loyalty, for both his customers and his employees. Both can build a better relationship when they trust and know his restaurants will be open. He says this can also compliment other local businesses, by providing them with customers. He said, it is not so much about the money, as it is adapting to the needs of the community and that he finds is very rewarding.

I remember the first “I Know Jo” story I did with Dominic in 2012. He had recently opened his family run business, Hatchas Grill in Angel Fire. He told me then and it still holds true today, that his restaurants are a labor of love stretching back for four generations. He still believes in and implements, his Grandma’s adage, “a love for cooking is in our blood…esta’en el mano…”(it’s all in the hands). And he added, “…it is the hand that is connected to the heart, which loves to cook”. Dominic has spent the past several years proving this to the people of Angel Fire and continues to support the community in many ways. The best one being his love for inviting us into his restaurants, Café Expresso and H2 Uptown, and making them feel like home.

Visit Café Expresso for breakfast or lunch, any day of the week. In a hurry? Pop in for grab n’ go items like hand held burritos and wraps for $5.00 and under. Watch for specials listed daily on Facebook. Plus now the Sunday Brunch Buffet.













3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Weekend

rotaryRotary Club of Angel Fire – 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Weekend

Three Days of Activities, May 6-8, 2016

Trifecta Party: Friday May 6, 2016
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chianti’s in the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort
Bourbon Tasting, Games, Cash Bar, Hors d’oeuvres
Proceeds benefit Rotary’s Scholarship Fund.

Race Day: Saturday May 7, 2016
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Elements Dining Room at the Angel Fire Country Club
Live Showing of 142nd Kentucky Derby Race
Dinner Buffet, Silent Auction, Live Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, Music by JP Productions, Dancing
Proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region.

Brunch: Sunday May 8, 2016
10:00am – 2:00pm
H2 Uptown
Brunch Buffet, Cash Bar, Games, Raffle
Proceeds to benefit National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center of Angel Fire.

Tickets are available per event or as a weekend combo. Purchase tickets online at or call 575-428-8023. Tickets may also be purchased at Lowe’s Valley Market every Friday and Saturday during April.

Thank you to event sponsors and activity sponsors. Sponsorships still available, call Trini at 505-603-4039.

Rotary is looking for used Western or English boots to be donated for this event (they will not be returned). Singles or pairs, adult or children sizes.
Call Tammy at 505-377-1919.

Blooms To Grow Beyond The Valley Fundraiser

flowersMoreno Valley High School – “Blooms to Grow Beyond the Valley” Fundraiser

Our organization needs your help. For every purchase made at Flower Power Fundraising will give 50% back to Moreno Valley High School. Please order your flower seeds now!

A Personal Message from the Campaign Manager

Funds raised will be put towards the beginning of the year “Beyond the Valley” all school camping trip. Here at Moreno Valley High School both the faculty and students value these community building trips and we hope you will contribute to this tradition by purchasing your spring flowers from the Flower Power site.

To further help with our fundraising, PLEASE send this link to your family and friends. This fundraiser runs through May 1, 2016. Thank you!

Angel Fire Proud News – New Chair Appointed

bill-humbertBill Humbert

Mayor Barbara Cottam announced that Bill Humbert has been appointed the next chairman of Angel Fire Proud (AFP). Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Howe introduced Humbert to the Angel Fire Proud Committee at their monthly meeting on March 29. Humbert replaces Lysa Hopson who, after two years as chair, resigned her position to pursue more travel.

“I’m pleased to accept the chairmanship of this terrific committee,” said Humbert. “I look forward to working with the Angel Fire community and our committee, who have contributed so much to our village’s achievements. Angel Fire Proud has accomplished much under Lysa’s leadership and I see more even enhancements coming to our community.”

Bill Humbert and his wife, wife Lucy have had a home in Angel Fire since 2000. In 2014, they became full time residents. Humbert has more than 45 years in education and continues to teach an online college class each semester.

Established in 2013, AFP’s mission is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for Angel Fire’s beautification. It consists of members from the Angel Fire community, businesses and local organizations. Work performed by each member is done on a voluntary basis.

The committee promotes the quality of life on Angel Fire by creating, participating in, and supporting activities that improve the physical and aesthetic environment of our community by:

Serving as a resource for residents, businesses, community organizations, the Moreno Valley High School, Village government and visitors;

* advocating a high standard of community cleanliness, maintenance and attractiveness;

* encouraging and promoting partnerships and participation of residents in improving our community;

* addressing a variety of issues including seasonal and holiday decorations, village clean ups, flower display competition, recycling and household waste program, various public education events and other projects.

Community Spring Clean Up Day Scheduled

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am

AFP has already slated a village-wide clean up for Saturday, May 14, 8:30 am to 11:30 am beginning at the Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd. After the clean up, volunteers are invited to enjoy a free “thank you meal” at the Village Hall starting after 11:30 am. More details to follow. For up-to-date information see

The Angel Fire Proud Committee meets monthly at the Village Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Contact or Jimmy Linton at or 575-377-6555.