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Archives for August 2016

10th Annual Angel Fire Parade of Homes

paradeWow! A decade has past since our first Parade of Homes. A lot has changed but, for those of us who get to call Angel Fire home – or, 2nd home, it’s more about what is the same – the unparalleled beauty of the Moreno Valley; the refreshing summers, the spectacular fall season of colors, family-friendly winter skiing, and springtime in the Rockies is a re-birth like none other!

Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2016

  • Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

September 4, 2016

  • Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association

Review the 9 previous Parade Of Homes winners and come see, and vote, for your favorite this Labor Day!


The parade starts at The Angel Fire Land Company offices, at N. Angel Fire Rd and Mountain View Blvd (at the corner as you turn to head-up to the ski area). We’ll have a special, 10th Anniversary Parade Of Homes magazine for you that includes a detailed map and driving instructions.

Steady Shakedown

steady-shakedownCool Summer Night Concert Series Presents:

Steady Shakedown

Friday, August 26, 2016

Frontier Park Plaza

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Music From Angel Fire Returns

musicMusic from Angel Fire celebrates its 33rd Summer Festival from August 19 through September 3. Twelve concert performances and numerous festival events will take place in the beautiful New Mexico mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. The 2016 season explores a rich history of literature and music combined to create the theme, “Storytelling – poetry and literature in music.” Artistic Director and violinist Ida Kavafian hand-selected the season’s programs which bring stories to life through music performed by a host of nationally renowned artists.

The opening week includes concerts in Angel Fire and Las Vegas, and a performance at the Taos Center for the Arts. The season kicks off with the return of festival-favorite ensemble Time for Three, the genre defying string trio that includes Nikki Chooi, a 2010 and 2011 Music from Angel Fire Young Artist alumni. Time for Three will perform at the Angel Fire Community Center on August 19 and at the Taos Center for the Arts on August 20. Also featured this opening week is the world premiere of Iberian Songs by Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank and performed by the GRAMMY-nominated soprano Tony Arnold, on August 24 at the Angel Fire Community Center.

Tickets | $35 and $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at; and at the door (subject to availability).

On August 23rd, Music from Angel Fire presents Viva la Musica!, a benefit event that includes an evening of traditional Spanish cuisine and the passion of Flamenco dance and music at Old Martina’s Restaurant and Hall in Taos. The dinner tickets have sold out, but we invite you to join us for the silent auction and spectacular entertainment featuring the return of Yjastros: the American Flamenco Repertory Company alongside the music of Gabriela Lena Frank.

Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at; and at the door (subject to availability)

The popular Musical Conversations, a 3-part series, takes place on August 21, 26 and 31, at the United Church of Angel Fire. Festival host Jonathan Coopersmith joins Ida Kavafian to guide the audience through a musical journey of Baroque and Classical concertos. Chamber Music 101, consisting of two free sessions, will be led by Mr. Coopersmith on August 22 and 26 exploring music performed throughout the season. Chamber Music 101 will inform and enlighten seasoned audiences as well as those new to classical music.

Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at; and at the door (subject to availability).

Veteran Retreats Raffle Tickets

raffle-01The National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center of Angel Fire is selling raffle tickets to help fund Veteran Retreats. They will be set up at the Art + Farmers Market here in Angel Fire, every Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until the drawing on September 3, 2016.

This awesome 82″ x 62″ Quilt has been donated. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Please stop by the Art + Farmers Market to purchase your chance to win!

The Quilt Squad blocks were made by Paula Burns, GeorgAnne Fore, Carolyn Smith, Jody Gray, Donna Dace, Lynn Hatfield, Mary Layton, Mary Belle, Beckie Hanttula, Vivien Pick, and Kathie Westlund.

Quilted by Kathie Westlund.

Also donated and being raffled is this original Watercolor/Pastel Painting by Angel Fire renowned artist Carol Rupp.

24″ x 36″. Eagle in Flight. Eagle Soaring over Moreno Valley at Sunrise. Retail value: $900.00. Specifically painted and donated by Carol Rupp to raise funds for the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center. Original may be seen during the week at the Angel Fire Visitors Center.

Raffle tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. Sold also at the Angel Fire Visitor Center, Lowe’s Market, Angel Fire Rotary and Carla Sides 575-377-2480.



A Message From The Mayor of Angel Fire

mayorFellow Residents of Angel Fire Village and the Moreno Valley:

This is the second in a series of articles regarding the General Obligation Bond issue that the Village is putting forward to the voters on September 13, 2016.

As we all know, the Village infrastructure-the wastewater treatment plant, water wells/piping, and roads-is aging and, in many places, visibly deteriorating. This situation is not unique to Angel Fire but is a recurring story across America.

The Village annual budget is not sufficient to undertake the required infrastructure rebuilding and repairs. Additional funding is required. My staff and I consulted with RBC Capital Markets in Albuquerque to explore options. While the Village has received slightly more than $1M in grant/loan packages for our water/wastewater system from the state in the past eight months, the reality is that we cannot borrow the required amounts needed to fund the entire project. We have to enter the bond market.

The Village proposes a General Obligation bond election be held on September 13, 2016 to raise the funds required and take advantage of historically low interest rates. Funds raised would be used to hire HDR, the Village consulting engineering company, to prioritize needs, design and supervise the repair/rebuilding program. The Village would hire a construction firm to do the actual work. Village Public Works staff would continue to repair and maintain the remaining roads and water systems.

The initial phase of the proposed program is for three years and $4.5 million. There will be another election in three years to renew the program and issue a further $4.5 million with no increase in taxes. This pattern of elections will occur every 3 years until the project is complete. If the voters disapprove at any election point, the program will end and taxes will revert back to current tax levels. The entire program is expected to total over $30 million and will take about twenty years to complete.

This chart will help residents determine what the bond passage will mean to them.


By state law, a special bond election must be conducted as a single-issue election, thus it cannot be joined with any other election such as the upcoming presidential election. The bond election date of September 13, 2016 was chosen because the next available date would be spring 2017. If the election were to be put off until then, any work on the infrastructure would be delayed until spring 2018, the loss of an entire year. Failure to pass the bond this year will delay any significant improvement in water, wastewater and road infrastructure for at least two years

The Special Bond issue proposal is broken down into two questions on the ballot: “Shall the Village of Angel Fire issue up to $3 million of general obligation bonds…for the purpose of …improving municipal streets and roads;” and…”Shall the Village of Angel Fire issue up to $1.5 million of GO bonds…for the purpose of…improving the Village’s water and wastewater system… ”

Although voters will vote on each question as required by law, it will be impossible to complete the program without both options passing.

This bond election will be via mail. Ballots will be sent to each voter registered in Angel Fire as well as residents of Colfax County who are registered to vote in the County and own property within Angel Fire Village. The last day to for Angel Fire residents to register to vote is Tuesday, August 16th; residents of the County should consult with Terry Cordova, Village Clerk, regarding registration requirements.

We have drawn up an official White Paper that explains the bond proposal in more detail. It can be found on the Village website at or you can pick up a brochure at Village Hall.

Thank you for your support,
Barbara Cottam
Mayor – Village of Angel Fire


Last of three (3) Community Forums held on the GO Bond Election:

When: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Village Hall

These forums are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

For more information about the forums or the election please call 575-377-3232 x122 or x111.

Angel Fire Resort Art + Farmer’s Market Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

farmers-market-01By Jo Mixon

Me with produce vendor, Jerry Neal.

One of the absolute best new venues in Angel Fire this summer has been the Sunday Art + Farmer’s Market in Frontier Park Plaza. It is so nice to experience the sites and smells and sounds of a fresh outdoor market. Added are many other organic treats, local and regional artisans, a kid’s zone, made to order foods, and music to shop by. The atmosphere is enticing, as well as engaging!

Angel Fire Resort’s Events and Sponsorship Manager, Chris Blumenstetter, invited me to meet the vendors and gain a little background to share with you. Chris told me the original concept of the Farmer’s Market was to allow local and regional farmers a place to sell their goods, as if they were on the side of the road, but in a more convenient spot, where consumers would know they would be selling, on a consistent schedule.

The cornerstone produce vendor is Jerry Neal. He is based out of Chama, New Mexico. Jerry brings in freshly picked produce from various farmers in New Mexico and Colorado, around the Palisades and Grand Junction area. His cantaloupes and watermelons are from Pecos and Midland Texas. (I was so excited to see yellow meated watermelons! I hadn’t tasted one in years. They are so sweet and have that melt in your mouth goodness!) Jerry said he had worked construction for years in the blistering heat of Texas, when his daughter suggested he come to New Mexico where she lived, to cool down and set up a side of the road watermelon stand. So that is exactly what he did. The first truck load he brought sold out in a matter of hours. He still sells out of his stand, close to Farmington, NM and has added more fruits and vegetables. He agreed to do the Angel Fire Market when approached by Mike Hess, Chief Marketing Officer, Angel Fire Resort, with his concept. They are both very pleased with the success of the event. There have been anywhere from 250 to 400 people visit the market every Sunday.

Some of the other vendors I meet at the Art + Farmers Market were: All Things Twisted, who offered beading classes on the spot, jewelry, vintage clothing and hula hoops. Black Lake Coffee Roasters were giving free samples and sales from their locally roasted coffee, NurturEssence Artisan Skincare with products that are made from her own herb and flower gardens, Just Kidding Farm and Goat Club with a large scale of homemade product, baby and toddler clothing from Handprinted by Elbe, fresh raw local honey from Mora’s Ranchito Organic Farm (they say local honey is the best thing to cure sinus and allergy problems), Heaven Scent Breads had many items to choose from including organic eggs, fresh gluten free breads, coffee cakes, cookies, scones, jellies and jams and cheeses, even fresh beef. Plus Michael, Executive Chef from Legends in the Lodge of Angel Fire Resort was onsite cooking asian food and Enchanted Circle Brewery has it’s food truck filled with delicious lunch items. After I loaded up on fruits and vegetables, fresh roasted Hatch green chilis and other wonderful items for the week, I wandered over to the Kids Zone for free face painting and a giant jenga game! I was delighted to know all ages are welcome to get their faces painted! They use vegan non-toxic water soluble hypoallergenic paint. Cassandra, head face painter, said, “It is the happiest paint in the world! We use only happy paint.” Well that made me happy!

Chris is excited to be a part of this great new addition to our Angel Fire summer activities. He and his wife, Olivia, moved to Angel Fire a few months ago from Hawaii. Already they have become community assets!

There are 4 Sundays left to shop and enjoy the Art + Farmer’s Market. And there is still space available for vendors. If you have any questions or would like to set up a booth and become part of this awesome Sunday market, give Chris a call at 505-204-2678 or email him at There is plenty of room for you! Maybe I’ll see you there!

Art + Farmer’s Market
Frontier Park Plaza
Angel Fire, NM
Sunday’s through September 4, 2016
10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Jerry Neal’s produce, Olivia Blumenstetter at the cash register



Joseph Griego & his son from Ranchito Organic Farm in Mora, NM



Artisan baked goods from Heaven Scent Breads


Anita George, All Things Twisted


Lucy Elbe, Hand printed by Elbe




NurturEssence Artisan Skincare products


Freshly picked and handmade items at Just Kidding Farm & Goat Club booth


Melissa Meed and Kat Wrozek


Rick Sprott, photo bombed by Cindy!


Dan & Kari Jaramillo, Black Lake Coffee Roasters


Fresh roasted Hatch green chilies


Mark & Jennifer Fitch buying fresh picked produce.



Olivia Blumenstetter and Jerry Neal


Asian treats cooked onsite by Chef Michael Pustai






Face Painters: Cassandra Koszarek and Jessica Whiteturkey



Ace & Carly

Photos courtesy of Jo Mixon, Jacqui Binford-Bell, Ellen Goins, Janet Sailor, Amy Rasmussen and the Angel Fire Resort.

Event Sponsors: Angel Fire Resort, Enchanted Circle Brewing Company, Keller Williams Realty of Angel Fire

Angel Fire Fire Department Fundraiser

fundraiserFire Department staff and volunteers will be waiting tables and all tips and plates of catfish they sell will go to benefit the Angel Fire Fire Department.

When: Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: The Pub n Grub Restaurant

Best Care Angel Fire Pharmacy Now Hiring

Best Care Angel Fire Pharmacy is now hiring a Pharmacy Tech!

Required Qualifications

Must be at least 16 years of age. Licensure requirements as per the state laws. Must have the ability to perform the following tasks:

Customer Service

  • Greet each customer in a courteous and professional manner,
  • Assist all pharmacy and front store customers with their questions and concerns
  • Request additional help when needed to maximize customer satisfaction
  • Maintain customer/patient confidentiality according to HIPAA and company standards
  • Answer telephone with appropriate greeting


  • Comply with all federal and state laws, rules and regulations
  • Comply with ABQ BestCare policy and procedures at all times
  • Adhere to ABQ BestCare workflow and ensure quality assurance standards are maintained at all times
  • Maintain prescription prioritization throughout prescription processing
  • Process prescriptions
  • Including translation of SIG codes, product selection, counting and measuring drugs, capping and uncapping vials and bottles
    labeling of prescriptions
  • Resolve Third Party rejections and complete any manual claim forms
  • Perform all register transactions, in adherence of ABQ BestCare policy and procedures
  • This includes cash, check and charge transactions
  • Bag merchandise upon completion of sale
  • Perform all prescription pick-up procedures, in adherence of ABQ BestCare policy and procedures; Complete Prescription Pick-Up Log, validate customer address, Make the Offer to Counsel and direct customer to Pharmacist or Intern (if applicable)
  • Communicate with all healthcare professionals when permissible and according to state law
  • Retrieve and file prescriptions appropriately according to State and Federal Law
  • Participate in all required store operational meetings
  • Maintain a clean, organized and professional pharmacy department, according to ABQ BestCare standards
  • Access, input and retrieve information to/from the computer
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Assist front store operations when needed

Inventory Management

  • Maintain in-stock by ensuring all inventory management policies and procedures are followed
  • Utilize appropriate report(s) to maintain replenishment

Angel Fired Pizza Now Hiring

angel-fired-pizzaLooking for a fun, energetic and motivated individuals with previous restaurant experience. Days and nights. Apply in person.

  • Full Time Pizza Cook
  • Server

3375 Mountain View Boulevard
Suite H
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Help Wanted

help-wantedAlpine Gifts

Mature individual needed for 1-2 days starting mid September. We will train 4 hours a week until then. Individual needed must be honest, reliable and personable to assist clients. Please apply in person to Judi Feffer.

3365 Highway 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Laguna Vista Lodge

We are now taking applications for housekeepers and bartenders. Please apply in person at the front desk or call to make an appointment.

51 East Therma Way
Eagle Nest, NM 87718