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Archives for January 2017

Powder Alert + Fun Events In Angel Fire

With more than 3 feet of fresh snow this week, conditions are prime for you & your family to get out on the mountain to enjoy our Winter wonderland in Angel Fire. Book your trip online or call 800-633-7463 to make your reservation!

Big Snow & Back-to-Back Events in Angel Fire

Big Ol’ Texas Weekend – January 27-29, 2017

For many years now, Big Ol’ Texas Weekend has been an ideal time to come visit Angel Fire Resort. New this year, Whiskey and Powder live music showcase will be paired with everything Texas already planned. So, if you’re a fan of country music and enjoy skiing you won’t want to miss out.

38th Annual Shovel Races – February 3-4, 2017

The World Championship Shovel Races are uniquely Angel Fire. Contestants sit on the scoop of a snow shovel and slide down the mountain at speeds topping 70 miles per hour. The racer with the fastest time after two runs is the champion!

3rd Annual Military Winterfest – February 9-13, 2017

Join us for a Rocky Mountain Winter celebration to honor veterans, working military & their families. This event is 5 days of fun, live entertainment, skiing lessons for vets by vets & exclusive military discounts.

Buy Lift Tickets Online & Save

Plan ahead and buy lift tickets online at least 4 days before your visit to get the best price.

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Stay & Ski Package

Book your Angel Fire getaway for less when you book lodging and lift tickets tickets together.

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New Mexico Legislation

State Budget Solvency

53rd Legislature, First Session


Based on the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group’s December 2016 revenue projection, total revenues in FY17 are estimated at $5.807 Billion. Current total appropriations for FY17 are $6.026 Billion. As a result, a projected deficit of $219.4 Million exists in the current fiscal year and needs to be addressed this session. If no action is taken and revenues materialize as forecast, reserves would be depleted by the end of this fiscal year to -1.1% or -$69Million. In addition, revenues for FY18 are projected to total $5.9 Billion, meaning that the Legislature must also address projected shortfalls for next fiscal year in comparison to current budgeted spending levels.

The Executive (the Governor) and the Legislature are proposing somewhat different plans to tackle our state’s budget challenges.

  • The Executive proposes to:
    Sweep a significant amount of unused money throughout state government
  • Adopt targeted tax reform measures
  • Streamline state-funded health care coverage to reduce duplicative costs
  • Reorganize and combine several agencies of state government
  • Require state employees to contribute a small percentage more to their pensions
  • Make additional base budget cuts in certain agencies
  • Adopt several other government spending reforms.

According to the Executive, these changes would bring reserve levels to over 4% of recurring appropriations by the end of FY17 and to nearly 5% in FY18. The Executive’s budget proposal does not increase taxes.

The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) proposes to balance FY17 by:

  • Inact non-recurring sweeps of approximately $250M, which is short of the money needed to balance the budget and leave 4% in reserves.
    • This includes cuts of $22M in “Below the Line” funding
    • $17M cut in LEDA (Local Economic Development Act). For FY18
    • A “TBD” (to be determined) amount of $123M which will either come from cuts or tax increases to balance the FY18 budget.
    • No Medicaid funding increase is included unless a tax on healthcare services is enacted.

What we Support :

  • Use the December 2016 revenue forecast as a guide for budgeting decisions. Next forecast due early February 2017
  • Collaboratively address the FY17 deficit as early in the legislative session as possible, in order to maximize the amount of time for savings to materialize in the current fiscal year
  • Aim for reserve levels of roughly 5%, which is less than the ideal figure of 10%, but more realistic given our current revenue climate
  • The Executive Administration and Legislature working together to identify ways to improve efficiencies in the court system and to fund the critical needs of the Judiciary
  • Preserve student-centered education reform initiatives, key public safety and child welfare programs and critical economic development incentives that are necessary to grow and diversify the state’s private sector
  • Provide no targeted or across-the-board compensation increases for state employees
  • Close the FY17 projected deficit and adjust spending levels appropriately for FY18 by adopting a number of approaches, including sweeping unused funds throughout government, enacting tax reform measures, closing tax loopholes that do not inhibit the state’s economic competitiveness, adopting significant spending reforms, reforming the pension contribution structure for state employees, reducing spending in government agencies and reorganizing government to be less costly and more efficient

What we Oppose:

  • Use of the Permanent Fund for purposes not intended
  • Reinstatement of the Gross Receipts Tax on food sales

NOTE: The Executive does not want any tax increases,period. The legislature is looking at a variety of tax increases. The Chamber will entertain a discussion regarding tax increases, only after all other options have been exhausted, including identifying greater efficiency in government, right-sizing government and closing tax loopholes.

Shuter Library Donations

The Shuter Library is collecting wine, liquor, and liqueur donations for our ever popular Mardi Gras Fundraising Ball which will be held on Monday,  February 27, 2017. The theme is “Mardi Gras On Safari”. In preparation for the big event, we are in need of any type of wine, liquor,  liqueur, and any type of nice basket items such as candles, chocolates, etc… for our “Gift Basket Auction” and “Wine Pull”.  Did you receive a beverage or candle over the holidays that you would like to re-gift?

Please bring your donations to the Shuter Library Tuesday through Saturday, or call 575-377-6755.

Your contributions are SINCERELY appreciated! Help us make this the best Mardi Gras Ball yet!

Thank You!

Shuter Library Board of Directors

Besides providing 10,000 print books, 800 audio books, and 3000 digital books, the Shuter Library hosts monthly book clubs, author readings, children’s programs, free community Wifi, public PCs and printing, art and craft classes, and various speaker programs. Your contributions are an important part of maintaining the Shuter Library as a vital part of the community, and donations are tax deductible.

Jeanette’s Food Cart

Hope everyone had a good weekend, give yourselves a treat with a good meal that you don’t have to cook at my food cart.

Breakfast from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Lunch from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Where: 20 Sage Lane Angel Fire, NM

Board Of Education Vacancy

Cimarron Municipal Schools is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on their Board of Education.

Applicants may apply by submitting a letter of interest and qualifications by email, fax, hand deliver or regular mail to:

Cimarron Municipal Schools
Board of Education Vacancy
125 North Collison Avenue
Cimarron, NM 87714
575-376-2445 Ext 103
575-376-2442 (Fax)

All letters of interest to be considered must be received by Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by 4:00 pm.

The term is from March 1, 2017 to February 2021.

Cimarron Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet in a special meeting at 6:00 pm on March 1, 2017

Eagle Nest Elementary/Middle School
225 Lake Avenue
Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Mardi Gras On Safari

Mardi Gras On Safari will be held at Angel Fire Country Club @ February 27, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

There will be Dinner, Live auction, Dancing, and The Jimmy Stadler Band

Tickets are $50.00 Per Person

Group Table Reservations Available

Purchase tickets & make table reservations at the Shuter Library

For any more information please contact 575-377-6755

Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance & BBQ

The Ninth Annual Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance & BBQ will be held at Angel Fire Community Center @ February 11, 2017.

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center


  • Adult – $25
  • Youth (Age 7-18) – $15
  • Child (Age 6 & Under) – Free

Please call 575-377-3332 for additional information.

Ice Fishing Tournament

The annual Ice Fishing tournament will be at Eagle Nest Lake, Eagle Nest Lake State Park, NM @ January 28, 2017

When: January 28, 2017

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center

Contestants may begin fishing Tournament eligible fish anytime after registering. Tournament catches must be turned in at the registration location by 2 pm to compete for Tournament prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for “Biggest Fish” in categories 1, 2, & 3. Each contestant will be limited to entering one fish in each of the categories. The total length of the fish will be measured. In case of a tie in length, the girth measurement will take priority. If a tie still exists, the prize will be shared by the winners. Creel winner is based on points for total fish caught in registered species categories

Four Categories:

  1. Trout/Salmon
  2. Perch
  3. Pike
  4. Creel

New Mexico Game and Fish and State Park Regulations will be enforced!

1st Place – 40% of the cash prize

2nd Place – 30% of the cash prize

3rd Place – 20% of the cash prize

4th Place – 10% of the cash prize

Special Thanks To:

  • New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • Eagle Nest Lake State Park
  • Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks

Contact the Eagles Nest Chamber at 575-377-2420 for more information.

Big Ol’ Texas Weekend 2017

The annual Big Ol’ Texas weekend promotes and celebrates the Texas way and the unique roots that we share. Nestled in the beautiful Northern New Mexico mountains of Angel Fire, a fun-filled weekend of activities including: headline concerts, Texas Hold’em, food and whiskey samplings, and the world famous Big Texan Steak Challenge! Whiskey and Powder will provide live music through-out the weekend. Angel Fire Resort’s mountain activities added, and you have a great time for everyone!

When: Friday, January 27, 2017 & Saturday, January 28, 2017

Where: Legends in the Lodge of Angel Fire Resort


Friday January 27

  • Denim and Diamonds Dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Jody Booth @ 7:00 pm
  • Philip Griffin @ 8:00 pm
  • John Loring & Steve Marshall @ 8:00 pm

Saturday January 28

  • Texas Tailgate On the deck area at the base of the mountain 11:30am-3:30pm with Craft Beer Tasting with Live Music from Various Artists
  • 1:30pm – Big Texan Steak Eating Contest At Legend’s
  • 4:00pm-9:00pm – Big Ol’ Texas Menu Specials
  • Texas Hold’em Tournament in Conference Rooms A-D on the 2nd floor of the Lodge – First Hand @ 6:00 pm, Sign-up open at 5:40 pm, Must be 21 years or older
  • In the Garden Court Room 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Whiskey and Powder Showcase

Live Music: Jody Booth ,Philip Griffin, John Loring, Presley Lewis, Justin Fulcher, Steven Marshall, Melissa Brooke, Jake Bush, and Ryan Korn

Senior Night

You are invited to come and meet the 2017 graduating class of Moreno Valley High School and enjoy their Senior Project Presentations

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Where: Moreno Valley High School

4:30 pm – Pie a senior

4:30 to 5:30 pm – Desert Auction and Tamales for Sale

5:30 pm – Senior Project and Presentations begin